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Stephen Hawking thinks AI will cure disease if it doesn't kill us all

When a panel of renowned AI experts was asked whether it would be possible for machines to develop superintelligence the answer was unanimous: yes. It seems like there’s no longer a debate on <i>whether</i> computers will become more intelligent than humans, only <i>when</i>.<p>The panel, held earlier this year in …

Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society<p>Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Stimulate Demand For Skilled Thinkers

There are many differing opinions on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our worklives, from dazzling to dystopian.<br>Bill Gates, for one, sees the bright side of things. “Think of all the time we spend manually organizing and performing mundane activities, from scheduling meetings to paying …

What is machine learning? Software derived from data

You’ve probably encountered the term “machine learning” more than a few times lately. Often used interchangeably with artificial intelligence, …

Machine Learning

Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. The search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion in 2016 before Snap’s last funding round, and just before its IPO this year, according to Business Insider’s …

Social Media

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Eye Control, improvements to Edge, Console, and input

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, with the recently announced Eye Control feature, as well as improvements to Edge, Console, input, and Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG). This is the ninth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to …

Windows 10

China and the US are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower

In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Earth’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. The craft was no bigger than a beach ball, but it spurred the US into a frenzy of research and investment that would eventually put humans on the Moon. Sixty years later, the world might have had its …