Stefan Van Loon

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Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried? - The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google’s I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a phone call with a difference. It wasn’t made by a human, but by the Google Assistant, which did an uncannily good job of asking the right …

Hoe porno mij voor het eerst bang maakte van AI

Ik kijk al een tijdje vol verwondering naar de ontwikkelingen in artificiële intelligentie en machine learning, maar voor het eerst werd ik er deze …

An AI Learned To Make Fireworks, And They’re Mesmerizing

Google artist-in-residence Mario Klingemann decided to train a neural network on his New Year’s Eve fireworks videos, with remarkable results.<p>What do you do post-New Year’s Eve when you’re an AI artist? You train a neural network to take your smartphone footage of fireworks and generate new ones.<p>At …

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code — before catastrophe strikes.<p><i>By James Somers</i><p>There were six hours during the night of April …

What Developers Really Think About AI And Bias

StackOverflow asked 100,000 developers about some of the hottest topics of today, including whether they’re responsible for the impact of AI.<p>We’ve all heard about biased algorithms and the need for AI designed with transparency and inclusivity at its heart. But what do the developers actually …

The War On What’s Real

“Porn is probably the least offensive part of this,” says one expert about new, video-generating AI that’s dissolving the line between fact and fiction.<p>Nine years ago, I sat at ground zero of the face-swapping revolution. I was inside the screening room of Ed Ulbrich, who was hot off building the …

Terrifying high-tech porn: Creepy 'deepfake' videos are on the rise

Artificial intelligence and machine learning help us in countless ways. Bots like Alexa and Cortana can read the news on cue; a Tesla Model S can park itself in your garage.<p>Yet, as with any emerging technology meant to help mankind, it’s not uncommon for criminals and hackers to abuse the …

Worldwide AI consciousness may replace human speech

In just 32 years, humans won’t speak to each other and will instead communicate through a worldwide consciousness instead – using just our brains — …

Nvidia is creating surveillance cameras with built-in face recognition. Uh, great?

Nvidia has partnered with AI developer AnyVision to create facial recognition technology for "smart cities" around the world. The two companies will …

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 …

Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The US intelligence community is still worried about Chinese tech giants’ government ties<p>The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from <i>CNBC</i>, the …

Senate Intelligence Committee

The Reaper IoT Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

The Mirai botnet, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Is Amazon’s cloud service too big to fail?

• Regulation<p>Financial regulators have raised concerns over concentration risk in a vital area of banking infrastructure, but others say reinforcements …

Schrijfstijl verraadt je online identiteit

Je kan verschillende methodes toepassen om anoniem op het internet te vertoeven. Zo kan je een VPN-dienst gebruiken om je IP-adres te maskeren, …

How Google Created The Least Offensive Design Ever

Google tested 157 shades of gray to develop the Mini, a $49 home assistant that’s meant to fade into the background of everyday life.<p>Yesterday, Google announced a new addition to its home-assistant product line: the $49 Google Home Mini. The device–which lets you access information and services …

Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI

‘We feel huge responsibility’ to get information right<p>Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google's algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.<p>I was asking in the …

Hoe een computervirus overspringt naar de biologische wereld

Wetenschappers onderzoeken volop de mogelijkheden van DNA in de IT-wereld. Je kan synthetische genomen creëren waarin data gecodeerd zit en deze weer …

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi<p><b>29 september 1901 – 28 november 1954</b><p>Enrico Fermi (foto gemaakt ergens tussen …

Graphic Design’s Next Great Challenge: Branding AI

Pentagram brands an AI processor startup demonstrating its smarts, and without tech tropes.<p>James Cameron did the world a terrible disservice with <i>The Terminator</i>. Even today, society defines cutting-edge technology by steel and glowing red LEDs. And so most of us cannot distinguish the logic of …

Memory-Driven Computing Explained

In this article<p>Why do we need Memory-Driven Computing, what is it and how does it work?<br>• Register to receive breaking news and updates on The Machine …

Computer Systems

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Jesse Engel is playing an instrument that's somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with 20th-century …

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 …

Algorithm-Driven Design: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Design

I've been following the idea of algorithm-driven design for several years now and have collected some practical examples. The tools of the approach …

Artificial Intelligence

7 design predictions for 2017, that might actually happen

Every year, blogs like this one try to predict what’s going to happen in our industry over the next 12 months. Design is a product of its environment …

Web Design

The iBrain Is Here—and It’s Already Inside Your Phone

<b>On July 30, 2014,</b> Siri had a brain transplant.<p>Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate a smart assistant into …

Machine Learning

Voorbij sciencefiction: hoe reëel is het gevaar van kunstmatige intelligentie?

Raketbouwer Elon Musk waarschuwde vorige maand: kunstmatige intelligentie vormt waarschijnlijk de grootste bedreiging voor ons bestaan. Met de …

A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved

A neuroscientist on how we came to be aware of ourselves.<p>Ever since Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most important biological traits, consciousness, is rarely studied in the context of evolution. …

Consciousness

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

We’re in the golden age of innovation, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence. Or so a techno-optimist might argue.<p>We’re in a depressing era in which innovation has slowed and living standards are barely rising. That’s what some skeptical economists …

Great Depression

Watson traint om het op te nemen tegen cybercriminelen | Smart Business

<b>IBM’s cognitive computing-systeem zal ingezet worden in de strijd tegen cybercriminaliteit. Daarmee hoopt IBM een tegenwicht te bieden voor het</b> …