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Stephen Hawking - will AI kill or save humankind?

<b>Two years ago Stephen Hawking told the BBC that the development of full artificial intelligence, could spell the end of the human race.</b><p>His was not the only voice warning of the dangers of AI - Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak also expressed their concerns about where the technology was …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Replace Middle Class Jobs

While transportation, hospitality, and financial services are all industries being disrupted by technology, the next big area poised for massive, …

Driverless taxis could be the bullet train of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just tipped a red, cartoonish cap toward what the next summer games will look like in 2020.<p>As this year's Olympics closed Sunday, Abe accepted the baton from Rio after dressing up as Nintendo's marquee video game protagonist Mario, officially starting the …

This Future Highway Will Remove Lanes, But Add Public Transit And Space For Drones

“We believe, in the future, cars won’t be operating the way they are now,” says Vicky Chan, director of Avoid Obvious Architects, which partnered …

Transit

‘Intelligent’ robot says it wants to start a business – and destroy the human race

An ‘intelligent’ robot offered a truly chilling answer to an interviewer’s question, ‘Do you want to destroy humans?’<p>‘OK,’ the smiling ‘Sophia’ …

11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning

Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing …

Machine Learning

‘Software is eating the world’: How robots, drones and artificial intelligence will change everything

Silicon Valley, or the Greater Bay Area, is the 18th largest economy in the world, more than half the size of Canada’s economy and bigger than …

Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth

In a book published by Economist, Robin Hanson named, “The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” it goes on to explain how …

Singularity

Emotech takes $10M to build an AI-powered robot assistant

UK robotics startup and TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Battlefield alum Emotech has closed more than $10 million in Series A funding to continue working on its prototype robot assistant. It’s building a personality adapting AI-powered robot called Olly.<p>The team intended to demo their robot on stage …

This is why your fears about artificial intelligence are wrong

Elon Musk and James Cameron both missed the mark, the co-founders of Numenta say.<p>Artificial intelligence will take over the world! Or so we’re told by the movies. We’re all doomed to become "house cats" if the machines so desire! Or so prominent experts like Elon Musk have warned.<p>Humbug, say Jeff …

This Robot Intentionally Hurts People–And Makes Them Bleed

What about Asimov’s First Law of Robotics?<p>Asimov’s First Law of Robotics is very clear: Robots may not harm people.<p>Although there are certainly plenty of large robots, often used in manufacturing, that one would have to consider dangerous, roboticists have generally hewed to that rule.<p>The “law,” …

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

Artificial intelligence: Getting as good as the real thing

Just as electricity transformed everything we do, artificial intelligence -- think really, really smart machines -- will upend industries from retail to finance to transportation.<p>And that will reshape our world and change our lives, said a panel of experts Monday discussing "The State of AI" at the …

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 …

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Can Translate Words into Images, and Vice Versa

Painting With Words<p>This year, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) unveiled their neural net at the GPU Technology Conference. At the event, they showed off …

What Happens When You Apply Machine Learning To Logo Design

The rise of neural networks and generative design have created new opportunities for designers. But what if it went the other way, and robots created a Skynet that kills off human designers (or at least their careers) once and for all?<p>A heady question. Depending on whether you embrace or fear the …

Inside Facebook’s Biggest Artificial Intelligence Project Ever

Michael Short — Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>The next time you load Facebook, whether its website or one of its mobile applications, consider the …

Machine Learning: The Top Five Languages Paving The Future

<b>The Top Five Languages Paving The Future Of Machine Learning by Mauricio Prinzlau</b><p>The future of machine learning seems to be very bright, with leaping …

The hacker who built his own self-driving car is ushering in the age of cheap AI

Silicon Valley was taken aback when Bloomberg profiled a 26-year-old named George Hotz in December who said he had single-handedly built a self-driving car in his garage. It was true that Hotz was an accomplished hacker, being the first person to jailbreak an iPhone. But could a solo effort …

Can we trust robots to make moral decisions?

Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Chatbot Tay, designed to speak like a teenage girl, turned into a Nazi-loving racist after less than 24 hours on Twitter. “Repeat after me, Hitler did nothing wrong,” she said, after interacting with various …

Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

Artificial Intelligence

Hong Kong man built a life-like Scarlett Johansson robot, which isn't weird at all

Robots are getting more life-like by the minute, but when they resemble an actual, existing person, that’s when it gets a little weird. Especially when the inventor programmed it to respond to things like “I love you” and “You are so beautiful.”<p>The robot’s Hong Kong-based inventor won’t name which …

Microsoft’s disastrous Tay experiment shows the hidden dangers of AI

Humans have a long and storied history of freaking out over the possible effects of our technologies. Long ago, Plato worried that writing would hurt people’s memories and “implant forgetfulness in their souls.” More recently, Mary Shelley’s tale of Frankenstein’s monster warned us against playing …

Artificial Intelligence

'Machine learning' is a revolution as big as the internet or personal computers

It used to be the case that you had to program a computer so that it knew how to do things. Now computers can learn from experience.<p>The breakthrough is called "machine learning." It's unimaginably important for understanding where technology is going, and where society is going with it.<p>Netflix's …

Machine Learning

A Massive Aquaponic Lettuce And Fish Farm Will Grow In A Brooklyn Warehouse

In their new warehouse, set to open in New York City this summer, fish will grow in tanks, bacteria will turn the fish waste into a rich fertilizer, …

'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 …

Microsoft's artificial intelligence is so smart it can tell blind people what's going on around them

At its 2016 developer conference, Microsoft showed off an incredible set of glasses powered by its AI that can tell a blind person what's going on around them.<p><i>Produced by Matt Stuart. Video courtesy Microsoft.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

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Can Google’s Deep Dream become an art machine?

The company’s neural network has created a slew of beautiful and at times terrifying images, and is being harnessed to create unique artwork<p>Over the last weekend in February one of Google’s computer science departments, Research at Google, co-hosted Deep Dream: the art of neural networks, with the …

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