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This AI program could beat you in an argument—but it doesn’t know what it’s saying - MIT Technology Review

During a live debate in San Francisco this evening, an AI program made a surprisingly cogent argument that space exploration should be subsidized. …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it thinks of nothing but murder

Norman is a disturbing demonstration of the consequences of algorithmic bias<p>For some, the phrase “artificial intelligence” conjures nightmare visions — something out of the ’04 Will Smith flick <i>I, Robot</i>, perhaps, or the ending of <i>Ex Machina</i> <i>—</i> like a boot smashing through the glass of a computer screen …

Artificial Intelligence

HBO Might Have Accurately Envisioned the Future of the Internet

In Season 5 of Silicon Valley, which wrapped up May 13, Richard Hendricks, CEO of fictional startup Pied Piper, and his plucky band of misfits worked …

The Man Behind the Natural Language Technology That Powers Siri Shares His View of the Future of AI

Babak Hodjat, inventor of the technology that powers Apple's virtual assistant, speaks to the uncertainties and opportunities in this innovative …

Americans want tech companies to fix the internet, not the government

After first rocketing on to the scene as a “thing” in 2016, it didn’t take “fake news” long to worm its way into the American lexicon. And while bogus information in the digital age is as old as the internet itself, 2016 was the first time we found the words to articulate it, even crassly.<p>Americans …

The billion-dollar, Alibaba-backed AI company that’s quietly watching people in China

Most Chinese consumers have likely never heard of SenseTime. But depending on where they live, it might be looking at their faces several times a day.<p>If a person goes shopping at Suning, one of China’s largest electronics retailers, it’s possible that a camera in the store is tracking her behavior …

Schlägt er Jimmy Kimmel?

Künstliche Intelligenz Schlägt er Jimmy Kimmel?<p>Aktualisiert am 16.04.2018-13:14<p>Was passiert, wenn Computer die Menschen überragen? Der junge …

Why AutoML Is Set To Become The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

When businesses identify a problem that can be solved through machine learning, they brief the data scientists and analysts to create a predictive analytics solution. In many cases, the turnaround time for delivering a solution is pretty long.<p>Even for experienced data scientists, evolving machine …

Machine Learning

The programmers behind data analytics have unleashed forces they could never have imagined<p>On 12 September 1933, Leo Szilard, an unemployed Jewish physicist who had fled Nazi Germany, was walking down a street in Bloomsbury, London. He was brooding on a report in the <i>Times</i> that morning of a lecture …

Cambridge Analytica

Einride’s autonomous trucks will be Nvidia-powered, and deliveries start this fall

Einride’s T-pod all-electric, self-driving transport vehicle will use the Nvidia Drive AI platform to provide its autonomous smarts, the Swedish technology company revealed today. Einride also announced that the very first customer deliveries of its production T-pod truck will begin this fall, …

Cashing in on dystopia

In a piece called “The Long March to Privacy,” <i>The Economist</i> once talked about the advancements Chinese had made in their attitudes toward privacy. …

Wem gehört unser digitaler Zwilling?

Software-Weckruf Wem gehört unser digitaler Zwilling?<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 19.02.2018-14:35<p>Es ist ein neuer Kampf von David gegen Goliath: Wie behalten …

One year old Pony.ai raises $112 million Series A to build autonomous car future

No that’s not a typo. Yes, that is larger than the median IPO fundraise last year. But few problems are as daunting as trying to build a fully autonomous car, particularly without the large resources of technology giants like Google, Uber, or Baidu behind you.<p>So for Pony.ai, which was founded a …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

The web is dying, but mesh networks could save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but …

10 Blockchain Applications that will rule 2018 and beyond

Share28<p>Tweet<p>Share159<p>+15<p>Shares 192<p>One of the most discussed topics in tech industry today is blockchain technology. We are beginning to understand …

A robot that once said it would 'destroy humans' just became the first robot citizen

• <b>Saudi Arabia is the first country to grant citizenship to a robot.</b>• <b><br>Sophia, the humanoid produced by Hanson Robotics, spoke at the recent Future</b> …

Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.

Google’s founders have long fantasized about what would happen if the company could shape the real world as much as it has life on the internet.<p>“Years ago, we were sitting there thinking, Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take technical things that we know and apply them to cities?” Eric Schmidt, …

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

<b>Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington</b><p>Technological disruptions are defining this era of rapid business transformation and driving a set …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Write a Scene: 3 Questions You Should Ask Before You Write

Sometimes I get stuck wondering how to write a scene during a first draft. Or maybe I can’t figure out how to revise a story to make it better. …

Wenn die Story steckenbleibt

Wir haben also damit begonnen, endlich (!) die Geschichte, die wir erzählen wollen, aufzuschreiben. Begonnen damit, sie in Regieanweisungen und …

10 besonders hilfreiche (deutsche) Blogs für Autoren

Ich liebe Blogs. Sie haben mir selbst geholfen auf meinem Weg, Autorin zu werden. Heute möchte ich euch einige meiner Lieblingsblogs vorstellen, die …

Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this

Here’s the bad news: technology – specifically, surveillance technology – makes it easier to police disaffected populations, and that gives badly run, corrupt states enough stability to get themselves into real trouble.<p>Here’s the good news: technology – specifically, networked technology – makes it …

Income Inequality

Paris Review - Jonathan Franzen, The Art of Fiction No. 207

Interviewed by Stephen J. Burn<p>Issue 195, Winter 2010<p>Jonathan Franzen’s fiction bears the mark of a Midwest upbringing, his books preoccupied with quiet lives nurtured there and broken apart by contact with the rest of the world. But four long novels into an unusually public ­career, Franzen now …

Take your writing from good to great with these editing tips

“Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” ― Patricia Fuller<p>When you’ve been working …

Writing And Editing Fiction: 7 Things To Fix In Your First Self-Edit

<i>Writing a book is a process and it can be broken down into parts.</i> <i>There’s the idea gathering and then creative outpouring of the first draft when you</i> …

Die Mär vom perfekten Lektorat

Es ist schon ein Skandal. Da zahlt man diesem Lektorenpack viel Geld – und dann liefern sie keine perfekte Arbeit ab! Perfekt wäre es, wenn ich den …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics