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Artificial intelligence is not as smart as you (or Elon Musk) think

In March 2016, DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, who at the time was the best human Go player in the world. It represented one of those defining technological moments like IBM’s Deep Blue beating chess champion Garry Kasparov, or even IBM Watson beating the world’s greatest <i>Jeopardy!</i> champions in …

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that “Anybody can learn!” to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is “fun and interactive,” the art and science of making software is …

Computer Science

Let's Take an In-Depth Look at Current Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is one of the most prominent technologies currently being advanced. Not only is it a hot topic for researchers, but the …

Artificial Intelligence

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

Living a lie: We deceive ourselves to better deceive others

New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s<p>People mislead themselves all day long. We tell ourselves we’re smarter and better looking than our friends, that our political party can do no wrong, that we’re too busy to help a colleague. In 1976, in the …

Darktrace's AI is now automatically responding to hacks – and stopping them

Darktrace's "digital antibodies" have stopped one Brexit-themed data protection threat: while trialling the machine-learning anti-hacking system's …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg can’t agree on what AI is, because nobody knows what the term really means

It sounds like a line from science-fiction: Two of the world’s most famous technologists are butting heads over artificial intelligence.<p>Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have very different ideas on what qualifies as “AI,” according to a recent Vanity Fair article …

Artificial Intelligence

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

I started out as a web developer, and that's now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I'd create things for the …

Apps

You Want This Robot to Drill Into Your Ear, Trust Us

Human doctors struggle with keyhole procedures. This robot doesn't.<p>A robot is now capable of performing the trickiest part of cochlear implant …

DeepMind adds memory to its AI system to tackle multiple Atari games

A new algorithm may hold the key to better AI<p>When Google announced in February 2015 that its DeepMind AI beat 49 Atari video games, it was a major step forward for machine learning, but it left the team behind DeepMind with a frustrating situation. Even though the AI could beat the games, it needed …

Machine Learning

Chat Bots Are Winning Over Social Media Users (Report)

There are many approaches to social media marketing, but most rely on one-way communication, with brands and businesses blasting out messages, …

Neuroscientists Just Gave Lazy Humans a Free Pass

As anyone who struggles to get out of bed in the morning knows, fighting laziness is a losing battle. From beneath the covers, the world outside …

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Python libraries to lighten your machine learning load

Machine learning's exciting, but the work is complex and difficult. It typically involves a lot of manual heavy lifting -- assembling workflows and …

Machine Learning

Hackers just helped NASA save a treasure trove of climate data from an uncertain future

While you were brunching and binge-watching your favorite TV series over the weekend, coders saved a large amount of the government's climate science …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Endorse 23 Principles for A.I.

Follow these guidelines and maybe artificial intelligence won't kill us all.<p>Artificial intelligence is an amazing technology that’s changing the …

How Google's Amazing AI Start-Up 'DeepMind' Is Making Our World A Smarter Place

DeepMind is a British AI startup which was relatively unknown until it was bought by Google for around $600 million in 2014. Since then DeepMind has continued to refine its neural-network driven technology which has broken new frontiers with machine learning, particularly deep learning.<p>Perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

We’re probably underestimating how quickly electric vehicles will disrupt the oil market

Unpredictably rapid growth happens pretty predictably.<p>Just about every analyst agrees that the electric vehicle market is poised for rapid growth. But how rapid?<p>It’s not an idle question. The rate of EV growth will have huge implications for oil markets, auto markets, and electric utilities. Yet it …

Fossil Fuels

Iceland is drilling a giant hole, not for oil, but for geothermal energy

Drill, baby, drill. But in this case, not for oil — rather, the nation of Iceland is digging a giant hole into a volcano in the name of renewable …

Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence

Don Basile Contributor<p>Don Basile is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with more than 20 years of executive experience in technology, healthcare and telecommunications.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get high-tech<br>• Tech companies and the global rise of …

Artificial intelligence makes shocking advance

Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually …

Artificial Intelligence

Could Our Faith In Phones Undermine Our Trust In Humans?

It might be easier to get directions on your smartphone rather than to ask a stranger, but something valuable is lost.<p>Imagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore—actually just about 10 years ago–you might have had to consult a …

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

Reuse or recycle, don’t toss: Jakarta’s electronic gadget waste is becoming a mountainous problem<p>JAKARTA, Indonesia — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe …

Smartwatches know when you’re getting sick before you do

Have you been looking for a reason to wear your heart-rate tracking smartwatch or fitness band more often? How about that if you do, it has a better …

3 human speech characteristics that AI is about to destroy

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year. We are on the cusp of an era where talking to machines will be as natural as talking to humans.<p>With artificial assistants there is a pressure to provide an <i>experience</i>; to give the customer an interaction that is as …

Artificial Intelligence

In a ‘man vs. machine’ poker contest, the machine is winning

A very interesting contest is taking place at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, where four of the world’s best poker players are playing against a machine. And as of now anyway, the machine is winning.<p>In this case the machine, named Libratus, is using artificial intelligence (AI) technology …

Artificial Intelligence

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

A new study just blew a hole in one of the strongest arguments against global warming

The oceans are warming up faster than we thought. While this is bad news for the planet, it's good news for climate change scientists who have — for the last two decades — puzzled over warming trends in ocean surface temperatures for nearly 20 years.<p>According to a big chunk of ocean surface …