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Video Friday: Artificial Evolution, Legged Machines, and Delivery Robots in Silicon Valley

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Francesco Corucci via YouTubeResearchers used artificial evolution algorithms to create soft …

Robotics

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM Puts a Quantum Processor in the Cloud

The company hopes access to the five-qubit chip will help people learn to "think quantum" Photo: IBM ResearchIBM announced today that it is making …

Quantum Computing

Artificial intelligence in the cloud promises to be the next great disrupter

Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to go in shifting computing tasks into the giant, centralised data …

Doing data science with Clojure

Having programmers do data science is terrible, if only everyone else were not even worse. The problem is of course tools. We seem to have settled on either: a bunch of disparate libraries thrown into a more or less agnostic IDE, or some point-and-click wonder which no matter how glossy, never …

Data Science

Understanding Openness

<b>Many, many years ago I gave a talk</b> at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. I remember nothing of that day except for a passing comment made by …

A.I.

In July of 1979, a computer program called BKG 9.8—the creation of Hans Berliner, a professor of computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pittsburgh—played the winner of the world backgammon championship in Monte Carlo. The program was run on a large computer at Carnegie-Mellon that was …

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Artificial Intelligence

Robots Lay Three Times as Many Bricks as Construction Workers - MIT Technology Review

Construction workers on some sites are getting new, non-union help. SAM – short for semi-automated mason – is a robotic bricklayer being used to …

Gartner 2015 Hype Cycle: Big Data is Out, Machine Learning is in

<b>By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets.</b><p>Gartner, the leading market and technology research firm, has published its 2015 Hype Cycle Report of …

Machine Learning

How the cloud will devour open source

In one of the most colossal understatements ever, Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson declared, "It's pretty hard to build a successful, stand-­alone open …

Biggest Neural Network Ever Pushes AI Deep Learning

Illustration: Getty ImagesSilicon Valley giants such as Google and Facebook have been trying to harness artificial intelligence by training …

Deep Learning

3D printing is not the miracle we were promised

3D printing has been hailed as the future of manufacturing for years now. Consumers and investors were sold on the idea of being able to print anything at any time from a little box in their houses. But that Jetsons-like vision hasn’t come to pass. The 3D printers available to consumers are great …

3D Printing

Move Over Siri: Cubic Robotics Releasing New Artificial Intelligence Assistant With Personality

<i>Introducing Cubic: the new personal assistant for everything in your life.</i><p>We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo. These supposedly intelligent software apps can lead us to the nearest coffee shop, remind us of upcoming meetings, and even give …

Chess, Centaurs And Your Future As An Investor In An Age Of Machine Intelligence

Thousands of machines read this sentence before you did. Not that our column receives the same scrutiny as the pronouncements of, say, Janet Yellen, but by virtue of being in FORBES (and Twitter, and Facebook, etc.) , this story (and every other one that you read from almost any online source you …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft pioneers new 'machine teaching' technology to bring machine learning to the masses

Tech companies are constantly building and testing technology which could cause the next paradigm shift in how the world communicates, creates, and …

Machine Learning

Here's what we know about 'Cortex,' Twitter's new artificial intelligence group focused on understanding content

A couple of recent job postings provide some clues about Twitter's new Cortex group, which could help the company better personalize its service for its 300 million users and keep up with Google and Facebook in the industry's escalating AI race.<p>Twitter is looking to enlist architecture and systems …

Social Media

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Was A Bust

Why DARPA Needs To Stage Another Bot Contest, With Even More Pratfalls<p>It's been close to a month since the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) wrapped up. That's time enough to face facts. The biggest and most well-funded international robotics competition in years was a failure.<p>That doesn't feel good …

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude

Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM's Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial …

Quantum Computing

An executive’s guide to machine learning

It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.<p><b>Machine learning</b> is …

Machine Learning

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000.<p>A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.<p>Scoring well on the verbal section of the intelligence test has traditionally been a tall order for computers, since words have …

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Open Source Enabled Interactive Analytics: An Overview

<b>By Anmol Koul (Wincere).</b><p>Over the past couple of years we have seen the emergence of open source visualization libraries as a viable alternative to …

The Reverse Turing Test: Pretending to Be a Chatbot Is Harder Than You Think

Until I tried being a bot, I don’t think I gave my brain enough credit.<p>In 1950, computer science pioneer Alan Turing proposed a famous test of computer intelligence: could a program (what we might now call a "chatbot") answer your questions so convincingly that you couldn't tell it apart from a …

Alan Turing

The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Linux

Pixar's Powerful 3D Rendering Software RenderMan Is Now Free To Use

If you like to do any 3D modelling or animation, Pixar's in-house software that's been used for movies like <i>Toy Story</i>, <i>Cars</i>, and recent films like</i> …

Fail: Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems for Medical Imaging

Photo: Ron Levine/Getty ImagesComputerized systems that help physicians make clinical decisions fail two-thirds of the time, according to a study …

Health Care

The 20 jobs that robots are most likely to take over

So much so that they're starting to take over both blue-collar and white-collar jobs.<p>NPR recently posted a guide created by researchers that predicts the chance of our jobs being automated within the next 20 years.<p>To make their projections, the experts scored jobs across 21 fields on nine possible …

Robotics

The Astronomer Royal asks: 'Can we keep robots under control?'

At the Hay Festival, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees says artificial intelligence needs to be regulated<p>The eminent scientist says <b>"there's no harm" in experts coming together to find a way for society to benefit</b> rather than suffer from the revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.<p>"If …