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Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Singularity

We should build a baby-brained artificial intelligence

Toddler smarts will drive AI innovation.<p>Alison Gopnik’s career began with a psychology experiment she now considers ridiculous. Aiming to understand how 15-month-olds connect words with abstract concepts (daddy = caregiver), she decided to visit nine kids once a week for a year. The then ­Oxford …

Artificial Intelligence

Google employees demand the company pull out of Pentagon AI project

‘Google should not be in the business of war.’<p>Last month, it was revealed that Google was offering its resources to the US Department of Defense for Project Maven, a research initiative to develop computer vision algorithms that can analyze drone footage. In response, more than 3,100 Google …

Employment

The Ransomware That Hobbled Atlanta Will Strike Again

For over a week, the City of Atlanta has battled a ransomware attack that has caused serious digital disruptions in five of the city's 13 local …

Cybersecurity

The sunny and the dark side of AI - Two-faced

Special report<p>Two-facedThe sunny and the dark side of AI<p>MENTION ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, and most people will think of robots. But a more fitting …

Artificial Intelligence

Can We Keep Our Biases from Creeping into AI?

Eminent industry leaders worry that the biggest risk tied to artificial intelligence is the militaristic downfall of humanity. But there’s a smaller community of people committed to addressing two more tangible risks: AI created with harmful biases built into its core, and AI that does not reflect …

Artificial Intelligence

AI cyberattacks will be almost impossible for humans to stop

As early as 2018, we can expect to see truly autonomous weaponised artificial intelligence that delivers its blows slowly, stealthily and virtually …

Artificial Intelligence

Scary 'Slaughterbots' video shows danger of autonomous killer drones

Commentary: An institute backed by Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk offers a graphic warning against machines that decide whom to kill.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you're smart, you can make decisions all for yourself.<p>That could be a …

Artificial Intelligence
Nanotech

This Poker-Playing AI Could Change the World

Stephen Hawking: AI could be best — or worst — thing in human history

Physicist Stephan Hawking said Monday that artificial intelligence could be the greatest advance in human history. Or that it could completely …

Singularity

Artificial intelligence will never replace humans, experts say

The development of artificial intelligence will never replace humans but rather mankind will become the directors of knowledge generated by machines, …

Artificial Intelligence

The biggest roadblock to AI adoption is a lack of skilled workers

While there is nearly universal agreement that artificial intelligence offers the promise of revolutionary benefits, recent survey findings from Gartner reveal almost 60 percent of organizations surveyed have yet to take advantage of the benefits of AI. Perhaps even more surprisingly, only a little …

Artificial Intelligence

Tech giants should leave internet policing up to AI, for the sake of humanity

30 years ago, Peter Weller took on the role as Robocop, a dystopian entity revived by mega corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) as a superhuman law enforcer running the Detroit Police Department. Badass cop, but maybe not the most effective one.<p>Robocop had a fourth classified law never to …

Why Elon Musk is sounding the alarm on artificial intelligence

Bobby Yip/Reuters<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Elon Musk is a household name. The South African-born billionaire …

AI Startup Raises Millions to Digest Intel for Spies, Financiers and Walmart

Everything the Internet has had to say about cryptocurrency is at my immediate disposal—no Googling necessary.<p>Sean Gourley, the founder and CEO of …

Artificial Intelligence

Opinion: Elon Musk is wrong about regulating artificial intelligence

Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving humanity — or perhaps exterminating us.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

These AI learn by competing against each other, and it looks ridiculous

Researchers at Elon Musk's startup, OpenAI, think they have discovered the most efficient way to train artificial neural networks: have them compete …

Artificial Intelligence

Google created machine-learning software that can program machine-learning software.

Researchers at Google accomplished a feat that had been largely restricted to the realm of science-fiction dystopias: enabling artificial …

Machine Learning

AIs no smarter than a 6-year-old, but advancing fast: study

WASHINGTON -- The very smartest artificial intelligence (AI) systems developed by the likes of IT giants Google Inc., Baidu Inc. and Apple Inc. have …

How Google’s Quantum Computer Could Change the World - WSJ

By<p>Jack Nicas<p>Jack Nicas<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacknicas<p>jnicas<p>Google+<p>Jack.Nicas@dowjones.com<p>Hartmut Neven believes in parallel universes. On a recent morning outside Google’s Los Angeles office, the 53-year-old computer scientist was lecturing me on how quantum mechanics—the physics of …

Quantum Computing

Alphabet's DeepMind Forms Ethics Unit for Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an "ethics and society" unit to study the impact of new …

Here Comes Larry Ellison's Amazon Cloud-Killer

Larry Ellison, for one, will welcome our robot overlords:<p>“If you eliminate human labor, you eliminate human error,” the Oracle Chairman said in San …

Larry Ellison

Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos

At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, thanks in part to machine learning and AI. Apparently some of the advancements in this technology could be due to the acquisition of Regaind, a French startup that's known for its computer vision tech. According …

Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Facial recognition is only the beginning: What to expect next from biometrics on your phone

It's a big bet, but one that may very well pay off—and pave the way for easier-to-use, more secure biometric technology of all kinds in phones of the future.<p>Apple has a penchant for adding future-facing features to the iPhone a little later than other phone makers, but it markets them so slickly …

Mobile Technology