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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Already Influencing Your Daily Life and You Don't Even Know It

The future is already here.<p>4 min read<p>For many of us, the very mention of artificial intelligence (AI) conjures up futuristic notions of Skynet and the malevolent robots that rose up to destroy humankind in the <i>Terminator</i> film series.<p>In reality, however, artificial intelligence is already here and …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

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This neural network-based software will automatically color in your line art

Maybe you enjoy sketching as a hobby, but you're not so crazy about the work that goes into colouring in your work, or you're just lacking in the …

These science cartoons depict our terrifying and thrilling future

The Future is Coming. . .Soonish<p>The future is both thrilling and terrifying. It’s normal to feel both. That’s especially true in thinking about the …

The reports are in: AI and robots will significantly threaten jobs in 5 years

The Robots Are Coming to Threaten Jobs<p>A study from Redwood Software and Sapio Research released October 4th revealed that IT leaders believe …

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Google's new AI can mimic human speech almost perfectly

Elocution Lessons<p>Last year, artificial intelligence (AI) research company DeepMind shared details on WaveNet, a deep neural network used to …

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10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

OpenDNA uses artificial intelligence to deliver 'true' personalisation

OpenDNA envisions a future where content and product recommendations are a lot more accurate, and targeted advertising is a lot less …

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Microsoft’s AI earns perfect Ms Pac-Man score

Some tasks are just too complex, too nuanced to tackle all at once, like beating all 256 levels of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 2600 while earning a perfect score of 999,990. That's why Microsoft didn't even try to train its AI to take it on in one go. Instead the company, as it announced on Wednesday, …

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Apple Just Unveiled A Breakthrough Artificial Intelligence System

Today, Apple is holding its Worldwide Developers Conference. So far, they have announced a host of updates. For example, during the presentation, the …

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Google’s New AI Is Better at Creating AI Than the Company’s Engineers

Google’s AutoML<p>One of the more noteworthy remarks to come out of Google I/O ’17 conference this week was CEO Sundar Pichai recalling how his team had …

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Watch this documentary about the AI-powered future of self-driving cars

With giants like Google, Apple, Samsung and Uber in the race, we are likely to begin spotting driverless vehicles on the road much more often in the years to come. But what is the current state of affairs in the self-driving car industry? This fascinating short documentary will bring you up to date.<p>…

Types of AI: From Reactive to Self-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC]

Computing advances have fueled the evolution of AI. Here's a look at the 4 types of artificial intelligence.

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The Complete Beginners' Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Ten years ago, if you mentioned the term “artificial intelligence” in a boardroom there’s a good chance you would have been laughed at. For most people it would bring to mind sentient, sci-fi machines such as 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL or Star Trek’s Data.<p>Today it is one of the hottest buzzwords …

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Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

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Science proves that training AI to be ‘human’ makes it sexist and racist, too

As we get closer and closer to create artificial intelligence that can think and reason in ways that mimic a human brain it’s becoming increasingly …

A.I. is Progressing Faster Than You Think!

The Sudden Artificial Intelligence Boom in China

Whenever the term “artificial intelligence” is mentioned, the first thought that comes to any layman’s mind is that it is the technology which helps …

Artificial intelligence and drones 'future of policing'

<b>Artificial intelligence and drones will be key policing tools in the future amid budget and job cuts, Gwent Police's chief constable has said.</b><p>Jeff Farrar said he foresees every police vehicle carrying a drone in the years to come and for more computers to do jobs "that do not involve emotion".<p>Gwent …

UK military lab launches £40,000 machine learning prize

Tech giants including Google and Facebook have been rushing to snap up artificial intelligence and machine learning talent in recent years. Now, the …

Ottawa and Ontario invest up to $100M in artificial intelligence institute

TORONTO -- A new institute for artificial intelligence research opened Thursday in Toronto with funding from the federal and Ontario governments and …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Hedge Funds Are Training Their Computers to Think Like You

Hedge funds have been trying to teach computers to think like traders for years.<p>Now, after many false dawns, an artificial intelligence technology …

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

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Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045

by Dom Galeon and Christianna Reedy October 5, 2017 Future Society 253187<p>Kurzweil’s Predictions<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, is a …

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Google Is Taking The Fight To Cancer Using A.I.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made many leaps of progress over the last several years but if a new study from Google is anything to go by, it may …

Futurism - Building the future together

The administration is reportedly already swabbing children's cheeks.<p>2 hours ago<p>The bot can decrease patients' risk of infection and need for …

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How to Keep Your AI From Turning Into a Racist Monster

Working on a new product launch? Debuting a new mobile site? Announcing a new feature? If you're not sure whether algorithmic bias could derail your …