Niels A. Wetterberg

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Google has developed a 'big red button' that can be used to interrupt artificial intelligence and stop it from causing harm

AI agents, as they're sometimes known, can already beat us at complex board games like Go, and they're becoming more competent in a range of other areas.<p>Now a London artificial-intelligence research lab owned by Google has carried out a study to make sure that we can pull the plug on self-learning …

As seen on TV: Why television's biggest names are on the hunt for games developers

0<p>SHARES<p>Discuss licensed games in any way, and you will inevitably spend most of your time talking about poorly-built film tie-ins or reskinned mobile …

Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, U.S.-Russian relations, climate change and biodiversity loss, …

AI-On-A-Chip Soon Will Make Phones, Drones And More A Lot Smarter

The branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning has given us new wonders such as self-driving cars and instant language translation on our phones. Now it’s about to injects smarts into every other object imaginable.<p>That’s because makers of silicon processors from giants such as Intel …

Machine Learning

The next AI is no AI

Jarno M. Koponen Contributor<p>Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization. He currently is product lead at Yle, one of the leading media houses in the Nordics.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>AI on your lock screen<br>• Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI<p>…

Security News You Might Have Missed: Waze Stalking, Email Privacy Act Passes House, More

It’s been a crazy week for hacks! Minecraft was hacked. The dating site “Beautiful People” was hacked. The music app Spotify was likely hacked (again), though the company denies it. The hackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank likely compromised SWIFT software. A software …

Privacy

Elon Musk Opens Up a Free Training Gym for Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company backed by Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk, is building out a new kind of free training “gym” for computer …

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful quilt laid over the cortex, the atlas displays in rainbow hues how individual words and the concepts they convey can be grouped together in …

The Brain

Machine learning is fuelling a cyber arms race

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

MIT’s AI Can Predict 85 Percent of Cyberattacks

Knowing a cyberattack’s going to occur before it actually happens is very useful—but it’s tricky to achieve in practice. Now MIT’s built an …

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

Seawater

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Can It Take Over?

Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk first warned us about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk then turned around and with other technologists put $1B into starting a nonprofit research effort - OpenAI just to "keep an eye on it"! Facebook, Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Shopify and others are …

Nvidia bets big on AI with powerful new chip

The GPU-maker's CEO says they've gone 'all in' on developing chips for artificial intelligence<p>Nvidia has released a new state-of-the-art chip that pushes the limits of machine learning. The Tesla P100 GPU, which CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed yesterday at Nvidia's annual GPU Technology Conference, can …

A mysterious hacking group has been stealing U.S. secrets for years

A mysterious hacking group has had access to U.S. government files for years and the hackers might still be able to siphon data off government …

How CERN Fights Hackers

Computer Security Officer Stefan Lueders explains how CERN keeps a vast number of servers, computers, and systems secure from constant attack.<p>Security is all about balance—keeping users and data safe has to sit alongside usability and efficiency. At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear …

NVIDIA announces a supercomputer aimed at deep learning and AI

The sophisticated neural networks underlying systems like Google’s Deep Dream and all manner of interesting experiments require a great deal of computing power. NVIDIA proposes to put all that horsepower in a single box, specially engineered to meet the needs of AI researchers.<p>NVIDIA already has …

What will destroy us first: Superbabies or AI?

At Silicon Valley’s inaugural Comic Con, we gave a talk called “Superbabies vs. AI.” Astro, who is captain of moonshots at Alphabet’s X division, argued that genetically engineered babies are going to destroy civilization as we know it. He sees the horror of eugenics, X-Men, and a planet entirely …

'AI can solve world's biggest problems' - Google Brain engineer

Artificial intelligence will eventually solve some of the world's biggest problems -- but it'll take some smart humans to get it there.<p>Quoc Le, a software engineer at Google Brain, is one such human.<p>Google Brain focuses on "deep learning," a part of artificial intelligence. Think of it as a …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

Microsoft CEO: 'Bots are the new apps'

Facebook and Google aren't the only tech giants envisioning a bot-filled future.<p>Apparently undeterred from last week's epic disaster that was the Tay …

Chatbots

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

What Happens When You Combine Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery

Facebook (fb) has a vested interest in helping the 4.2 billion people who still lack reliable Internet access find their way online. But when the …

Google's AI DeepMind Turns its Gaze to Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering

What will it be used for next?<p>Researchers at Oxford University are setting Google's artificial intelligence DeepMind loose on analyzing Hearthstone …

Artificial Intelligence

Will capitalism survive the robot revolution?

Economic experts are trying to figure out a question that just two decades ago seemed ridiculous: If 90 percent of human jobs are replaced by robots in the next 50 years — something now considered plausible — is capitalism still the ideal economic system to champion? No one is certain about the …

A Quick and Dirty History of Artificial Intelligence

On Wednesday March 23, Microsoft unleashed its brand new AI on Twitter. Her name was Tay, and she was programmed to tweet like a teenage girl. Within …

‘I will destroy humans’: Intelligent robot gives a VERY creepy answer in TV interview

A new human-like Android has confirmed everything sci fi taught us about robots – by purring, ‘I will destroy humans’ in a TV interview.<p>The robot, …

Robotics

DARPA Wants to Solve the Spectrum Crunch With AI

The Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) will happen in three, year-long phases beginning in 2017.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Neural Networks Demystified

To understand neural networks, picture three layers, input, a target/result, and lots of math in the middle.

An ad agency has appointed the 'world's first artificially intelligent creative director'

AI-CD β was actually created by the agency under its 'Creative Genome Project', the first in a series of projects undertaken by the agency's 'McCann Millennials taskforce'.<p>The artificial intelligence can give creative direction on commercials because the data that forms the basis of the algorithm …

IBM Unveils a Computer Inspired by the Human Brain

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has bought, and is set to test, IBM’s latest invention: a computer designed to emulate a human brain.<p>Computer …