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Why the Artificial Intelligence Community Doesn't Like Elon Musk

"I've never heard anybody have anything good to say about Elon Musk."<p>Elon Musk is a polarizing figure. He’s promised that, with his two companies, …

Elon Musk

How Will Robots Learn?

A.I. experts Andrew Ng and Eric Horvitz discuss the future of artificial intelligence<p>If the internet was the birth of the digital revolution, then today’s artificial intelligence is its first baby steps toward maturity. 1<p>Today, A.I. researchers feed an algorithm data and painstakingly help it learn.<p>…

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Artificial Intelligence

Google's Neural Network Makes Art in its Dreams

When Google asked its neural network to dream, the machine begin to generating some pretty wild images. They may look odd, but it’s all part of …

Deep Learning

Microsoft reaches 'human parity' with new speech recognition system

Researchers at Microsoft have published details of new speech recognition technology that they say transcribes conversational speech as well as a human does. "We've reached human parity," says Microsoft's chief speech scientist Xuedong Huang in a statement. "This is an historic achievement."<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Google has more than 1,000 artificial intelligence projects in the works

Google's slew of big announcements in recent weeks — unveiling Google Translate's neat new machine learning tricks, its voice-controlled speaker …

Machine Learning, Simply Explained

<i>How do you explain machine learning to a child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Daniel Tunkelang, data scientist, search/discovery expert, led teams at LinkedIn and Google, on Quora.</b><p>I'd …

Machine Learning

Would sex with a robot be infidelity?

Westworld raises questions about the future of our increasingly digitised sex lives – and more, writes Brandon Ambrosino.<p>Imagine you’re rich enough to spend $40,000 to visit a town for a day where rules don’t matter. You can be whomever you want. You can kill whomever you want. You can rape …

The Future

Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence

Julia Bossmann, President, Foresight Institute<p>Optimizing logistics, detecting fraud, composing art, conducting research, providing translations: …

Stephen Hawking is wrong. Humans won't compete with AI – we will merge with it

Stephen Hawking summed up the thinking of many of the researchers and funders behind artificial intelligence this week when he launched the new Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge by claiming that AI is "either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity."<p>His statement …

The tech industry is making big money off people's fear of AI

Speaking at the launch of the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Future of Intelligence on 19 October, he did, however, acknowledge that AI equally has the potential to be one of the best things that could happen to us.<p>So are we on the cusp of creating super-intelligent machines that could …

Artificial Intelligence

8 predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in …

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Why Robots Need to Feel Pain

“Pain in the Machine” investigates whether pain and suffering are as essential for machine learning as they are for human cognitive development.<p>In "Lisa the Skeptic," a characteristically quotable episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, a burning android flees a laboratory fire, robotically lamenting, "Why? Why …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence 'judge' developed by UCL computer scientists

Software program can weigh up legal evidence and moral questions of right and wrong to predict the outcome of trials<p>Artificial intelligence software that can find patterns in highly complex decisions is being used to predict our taste in films, TV shows and music with ever-increasing accuracy. And …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientist Builds Robot Designed To Intentionally Inflict Pain

Legendary sci-fi novelist Isaac Asimov didn’t invent the concept of robots, but his Three Laws of Robotics have proven to be a popular way to address …

Isaac Asimov

Google's DeepMind turns to StarCraft II after conquering Go

Blizzard and DeepMind have created an open test environment within the StarCraft II game for artificial intelligence researchers to use …

Machine Learning

See The Difference One Year Makes In Artificial Intelligence Research

An improved way of learning about neural networks<p>Last June, Google wrote that it was teaching its artificial intelligence algorithms to generate images of objects, or "dream." The A.I. tried to generate pictures of things it had seen before, like dumbbells. But it ran into a few problems. It was …

Yes, We Are Worried About the Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence - MIT Technology Review

Oren Etzioni, a well-known AI researcher, complains about news coverage of potential long-term risks arising from future success in AI research (see …

Singularity

Facebook's AI director talks smarter News Feeds and talent wars with Google

Professor Yann LeCun is a force to be reckoned with in the world of artificial intelligence.<p>With approximately 20 years in the field, the director of Facebook's AI lab has authored over 180 academic papers.<p>One of his most notable pieces of work came in 1988, when he helped to develop a piece of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook's AI guru thinks DeepMind is too far away from the 'mothership'

Notably, LeCun believes that DeepMind, which employs over 250 people and today sits under Alphabet (Google's parent company), is too far away from California.<p>"The challenge I think that DeepMind has is that it's geographically separated from the mothership in California and that makes it very …

Artificial Intelligence

How Google uses machine learning in its search algorithms

One of the biggest buzzwords around Google and the overall technology market is machine learning. Google uses it with RankBrain for search and in …