Chris Walsh

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This is what work will look like in 2100

Some futurists believe that automation will push future workers to tasks that are quintessentially human, and that things like standardized working hours and traditional hierarchies will disappear.<p>The workplace has evolved dramatically in the past 100, 50, even 10 years; but to the futurists whose …

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet

Artificial Intelligence will rule the jobs of the future, so learning how to work with it will be key. But the skills needed might not be what you expect.<p>With total robot domination seemingly impending, preparing the next generation for the future of work can feel like a lost cause. But fear not, …

96% of U.S. Professionals Say They Need Flexibility, but Only 47% Have It

Employers today know that employees want flexibility, and many companies say they offer it. But there are lots of people out there who need flexibility but don’t have access to it.<p>In our study on flexibility in the modern workforce, we set out to determine whether a gap exists between flexibility …

DeepMind's AI taught itself to navigate like a mammal

DeepMind created an AI which spontaneously developed the machine learning equivalent of gut-based navigation.<p>The UK-based Google sister-company seems to specialize in creating machine learning experiments designed to determine if AI can inform the field of neurology, and vice versa. DeepMind …

Carnegie Mellon University starts first AI degree program in U.S.

Carnegie Mellon University today announced it will offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence. The college claims the degree will be the first of its kind in the United States. The first courses for the Bachelor of Science degree will be offered this fall.<p>Based in Pittsburgh, Carnegie …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's top AI scientists: We're entering phase two

Some of Google’s top scientists today discussed the future of artificial intelligence and the message was one of tempered expectations – something we hadn’t seen much of at the Google I/O event.<p>The field of artificial intelligence exists in two states which, upon first glance, appear diametrically …

Artificial Intelligence

AI and Careers: Predicting Where The Jobs Will Be

Experts agree that artificial intelligence and automation will impact jobs -- eliminating many and creating some, too. Here's what a group of experts …

Artificial Intelligence

Lessons from My First Two Years of AI Research

<b>Tom Silver</b> | About Me | Favorite Papers | Blog<p>By Tom Silver<p>A friend of mine who is about to start a career in artificial intelligence research …

MIT

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

One 30-page document contains everything you need to know about AI

Congress, for the love of god, please learn about technology.<p>Congress’ complete lack of understanding when it comes things like the internet, …

Artificial Intelligence

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.<p>"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."<p>So …

College & University

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Singularity

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

With the flick of a switch, a handful of tech giants can change the nature and extent of mankind’s ingestion of information. In 2013, Google took a step towards understanding the intent of their users with the Hummingbird algorithm. Twitter replaced most-recent with most-important tweets when they …

Udacity announces School of AI with 4 new nanodegrees and 3D simulator

Online learning platform Udacity today announced plans to launch Universe, a 3D simulator for the makers of autonomous vehicles, as well as the opening of its first-ever School of AI to supply educational courses necessary for people to find jobs that require artificial intelligence knowledge. For …

Artificial Intelligence

How Google Classroom Prepares Students for the Future of Work

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about a skills gap in the workforce. Every time there is a major shift in the economy there are always people who are …

Here are the 10 most in-demand AI skills and how to develop them

Having the top skills can make the difference between getting hired in the emerging tech field and having your resume ignored.<p>It's no secret that …

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you're human

The war against bots is never-ending, though hopefully it doesn’t end in the Skynet-type scenario we all secretly expect. In the meantime, it’s more about cutting down on spam, not knocking down hunter-killers. Still, the machines are getting smarter and simple facial recognition may not be enough …

Experts Warn AI Is Now A 'Clear And Present Danger' In Major Report

From creating fake news to hacking fleets of self-driving cars.<p>In a major new report, a team of 26 international experts have warned that artificial …

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

Arm Throws Their Axe Into The AI Ocean With Project Trillium

<i>This blog was co-written by Patrick Moorhead, President and Principal Analyst and</i> <i>Karl Freund, Sr. Analyst, Machine Learning and HPC, Moor Insights & Strategy.</i><p>Machine learning is the hottest thing in tech right now; hotter than smartphones, hotter than virtual reality, even hotter than the fabled …

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Physics

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Gartner: Almost half of all CIOs are planning to pilot AI projects soon

Artificial intelligence may still be seen by some companies as something of an emerging technology, but that won’t be the case for long: Almost half …

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Machine Learning

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

5 terrifying stories that warn of an AI apocalypse

The future of artificial intelligence could save humanity — or destroy it.<p>AI boasts dozens of advantages that will push society into a brighter …