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The future of AI relies on a code of ethics

Facebook has recently come under intense scrutiny for sharing the data of millions of users without their knowledge. We’ve also learned that Facebook is using AI to predict users’ future behavior and selling that data to advertisers. Not surprisingly, Facebook’s business model and how it handles …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Is Making Hardware Sexy Again

Up until the late 80s and early 90s hardware was King: IBM,Intel, Texas Instruments were market leaders. Devices from Japanese corporations like Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic were everywhere. But the use cases of most of their devices didn’t evolve significantly as the tastes of consumers around the …

Artificial Intelligence

Oops! This MIT robot knows it made a mistake by reading human brainwaves

The robot detects brainwave patterns that are generated subconsciously.<p>Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a robot that can effectively learn to read people’s minds to understand when it’s made a mistake.<p>In an experiment, the robot, a Baxter unit from Rethink …

Robotics

Newsletter

SPOTLIGHT<p>Machine learning and other technologies are expected to make the hunt for new pharmaceuticals quicker, cheaper and more effective.<p>Nic …

Artificial Intelligence

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon's Health Care Startup Has an Inexperienced CEO. It's a Genius Move

Know when to hire from within and when to hire an outsider.<p>In January, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon (the CEOs of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan, respectively) announced they would disrupt the health care system with a new venture. It will start with coverage for their …

Health Care

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Healthcare Industry

A growing number of startups are beginning to use artificial intelligence to improve—and in some ways upend—the healthcare industry. And that might …

Artificial Intelligence

Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court upended the nation's Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers.<p>The decision, which overturns an earlier Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers who …

South Dakota

Microsoft launches ambitious blockchain project to help creators get paid

It seems that Microsoft isn’t done experimenting with blockchain technology.<p>Microsoft and Ernst & Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday.<p>The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft’s game publisher partners. …

Blockchain

Frontier AI: How far are we from artificial “general” intelligence, really?

Some call it “strong” AI, others “real” AI, “true” AI or artificial “general” intelligence (AGI)… whatever the term (and important nuances), there …

essay | A way to find out if an artificial intelligence has become self-aware

image: by artist Gerd Altmannauthor: by Susan Schneider PhD <br>author: by Edwin Turner PhD <br>date: August 1, 2017Every moment of your waking life and …

Consciousness

Google develops an AI that can mimic the brain’s ‘cocktail party effect’

Researchers at Google Inc. have developed a new approach to applying artificial intelligence that could help enhance many of the search giant’s …

New AI-Powered MinerEye Data Tracker™ Automates Data Detection and Protection for GDPR Compliance and Cloud Migration

MinerEye is launching a new, AI-powered governance and data protection solution, MinerEye Data TrackerTM that, for the first time, will enable …

Understanding Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS)

Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) is basically third-party offering of artificial intelligence outsourcing. So, people get to take …

The FDA just opened the door to let AI make medical decisions on its own

The US Food and Drug Administration approved this week the first software powered by artificial intelligence that replaces the need for a specialized doctor to interpret medical imagery.<p>The software is called IDx-DR, made by diagnostic AI startup IDx, and specifically analyzes images of the retina …

Artificial Intelligence

Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Artificial intelligence feels different from previous technologies as it forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. Will AI lead to whole new jobs and industries and a higher standard of living? Or are we facing a dystopian future, as smart machines increasingly encroach …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Your Future Actions for Advertisers, Says Confidential Document

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted in March, Facebook has been attempting to make a moral stand for your privacy, distancing itself from …

Semantic Experiences open new conversations with Google’s AI

Google has launched a new website called Semantic Experiences that enables the public to interact with its natural language artificial intelligence. …

The Scariest Thing About Facebook Isn't Even How It Treats Your Data

Its power to influence users makes Facebook a tool for "mass population control," and Mark Zuckerberg's utopian goals only increase the danger.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's marathon date with Congress is over. It might as well never have happened.<p>For two days, Facebook's CEO stuck to his bland talking points, …

Social Media

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

CRISPR trials are about to begin in people—but we still don’t know how well it works in monkeys - MIT Technology Review

Sometime this year, people in the US and Europe will start getting treated for diseases using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, but a big question …

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>April 17, 2018</b><p>"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google. Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life-driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But …

A.I. Could Accurately Predict Those at Risk of Suicide in the Future

Suicide results in approximately 44,965 American deaths each year and is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the …

Artificial Intelligence

Reconstructing Work

Automation, artificial intelligence, and the essential role of humans<p>Discussions about the future of work often coalesce around one major point of contention: the impact of automation on the workforce. Pessimists believe that humans will be made redundant by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, …

This company makes hyper-realistic ‘digital humans’ — and it could be the key to merging real life with virtual reality

Meet Siren. She's a digital human, and the image of her above is not a photograph.<p>Siren is an animated character, with hyper-realistic details around her eyes, skin and hair, similar to those seen in big budget video games and 3D-animated movies.<p>Beyond the unsettling realism in her rendering, Siren …

What’s hot in AI: Deep reinforcement learning

Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is an exciting area of AI research, with potential applicability to a variety of problem areas. Some see DRL as a path to artificial general intelligence, or AGI, because of how it mirrors human learning by exploring and receiving feedback from environments. Recent …

Here is why nobody has succeeded at running IoT on the blockchain

From the permissioned blockchain networks of IBM to the newly introduced Hashgraph technology, some of the largest technology and financial conglomerates have been testing the applicability and potential of blockchain with the Internet of Things (IoT) market since the beginning of 2016.<p>Yet, with …

Blockchain

Google employees protest: 'Stop work on AI for Pentagon drone video analysis'

Google workers call on the company to cease developing AI for warfare.<p><i>Video: Google aims to embed AI-powered Smart Reply in every major chat platform.</i><p>…

Machine Learning

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Developing autonomous weapons would make the security situation on the Korean peninsula worse. Toby Walsh, professor at University of New South Wales<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a …

Artificial Intelligence

Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level

Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.<p>Evolution is the historical process that created …

AI technology can predict your age by gathering physical activity data from smartphones and wearables

<b>Artificial Intelligence</b> (AI) technology can produce improved digital biomarkers of ageing and frailty via gathering physical activity data from …