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Crispr Isn’t Enough Any More. Get Ready for Gene Editing 2.0

In fewer than five years, the gene-editing technology known as Crispr has revolutionized the face and pace of modern biology. Since its ability to …

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

Understanding the limits of deep learning

Artificial intelligence has reached peak hype. News outlets report that companies have replaced workers with IBM Watson and that algorithms are beating doctors at diagnoses. New AI startups pop up everyday, claiming to solve all your personal and business problems with machine learning.<p>Ordinary …

MacRobert Award 2016 Winner: Blatchford

What Will a World Governed by AI Look Like?

by World Economic Forum March 11, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 10278<p>Artificial intelligence already plays a major role in human economies and …

Beijing to release national artificial intelligence development plan

Beijing is drafting a national development plan on artificial intelligence and setting up a special fund as part of an effort to push the …

Artificial intelligence is ripe for abuse, tech researcher warns: 'a fascist's dream'

Microsoft’s Kate Crawford tells SXSW that society must prepare for authoritarian movements to test the ‘power without accountability’ of AI<p>As artificial intelligence becomes more powerful, people need to make sure it’s not used by authoritarian regimes to centralize power and target certain …

GM, Toyota make big investments—like $1 billion big— in autonomous car startups

Acquisitions and hirings show just how much is at stake in the future of transportation.<p>This has been a big week and a big year for small autonomous …

Video: How to tell the difference between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are impacting businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Google's new AI has learned to become 'highly aggressive' in stressful situations

Late last year, famed physicist Stephen Hawking issued a warning that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence will either be "the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity".<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, …

Outsource your boring back office paperwork to AI

There seems to be no end to what artificial intelligence can do. After thrashing humans at sophisticated games like chess and go, AI’s next conquest appears to be the workplace. Many already hold jobs at forward-looking companies across industries. Some work as customer service reps, translators, …

Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs

Tax season has arrived, as the Super Bowl recently reminded us: In the first half alone, two commercials encouraged viewers to trust computers to do …

The 10 most innovative companies in AI and machine learning

American business publication Fast Company has released its list of the most innovative companies of 2017. The annual list ranks enterprises that …

The 5 Skills You and Your Kids Need to Be Robot Proof, According to Experts

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in machine learning and natural language processing technologies will have a huge impact media, advertising, retail, finance, and healthcare industries in the near future. Gartner claims that 85% of all customer interactions won't require human customer …

Machine Learning

Boston Dynamics unveils 'nightmare-inducing' hybrid robot

Meet Handle, the two-wheeled, four-legged creation from the Google-owned robotics firm that even company founder Marc Raibert says is frightening<p>Google-owned robotics firm and “nightmare” factory Boston Dynamics has released video of its latest creation: a two-wheeled, four-legged hybrid robot …

Robotics

How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized

Artificial intelligence tools are only beginning to penetrate the workplace, but are causing leaders to rethink how their businesses run.<p>Artificial Intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core …

Honda’s new R&D Center X will focus on robots, energy and AI

Honda opened its new Innovation Lab Tokyo to press for the first time on Tuesday, and also marked the occasion by announcing the debut of a new tech R&D group within the facility called R&D Center X. The new unit will begin operations in April, and will focus on the kind of cutting edge stuff you …

Pininfarina has an eco-friendly sedan concept in store for Geneva

You may not have heard of Hybrid Kinetic Group, but we're guessing Pininfarina rings a bell. The famous Italian design house is collaborating with this Hong Kong-based technology company to bring a sleek sedan concept to this year's Geneva show. And from the teaser it looks promising.<p>The concept is …

Artificial intelligence will change America. Here’s how.

By Jonathan Aberman<p>The term “artificial intelligence” is widely used, but less understood. As we see it permeate our everyday lives, we should deal with its inevitable exponential growth and learn to embrace it before tremendous economic and social changes overwhelm us.<p>Part of the confusion about …

Artificial Intelligence

4 challenges Artificial Intelligence must address

If news, polls and investment figures are any indication, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will soon become an inherent part of everything we do in our daily lives.<p>Backing up the argument are a slew of innovations and breakthroughs that have brought the power and efficiency of AI into …

The State of Chatbots 2017 — Part 3

The State of Chatbots 2017 — Part 3<p>The Future, but When?<p>In the previous two posts, we looked at why chatbots are hot with investors and businesses, …

This Japanese Billionaire Thinks Computers Will Be Smarter Than Humans in 30 Years

The CEO of SoftBank says machine intelligence will surpass our own by 2047.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Singularity -- the point when machine intelligence surpasses our own and goes on to improve itself at an exponential rate -- will happen by 2047, according to Masayoshi Son, …

Facebook’s testing new suicide prevention tools powered by artificial intelligence

Facebook is lifting the lid on a host of new suicide prevention tools today as the social network doubles down on efforts to help curb one of the leading causes of death among 15-29 year olds.<p>There is one death by suicide every 40 seconds around the world, according to the World Health …

Artificial Intelligence

81-Year-Old Woman Learns Programming From Scratch And Creates An iPhone Game

Masako Wakamiya is far from your typical senior citizen. At 81 years old, this tech-savvy Japanese woman used everything she knew about code to …

These 200 Mile-Per-Hour Race Cars Are Driven By Computers

Roborace, the driverless car championship that has been under development for more than a year, unveiled its vision for the future on stage Monday at …

If Silicon Valley Types Are Scared of Artificial Intelligence, Should We All Be?

<i>This essay was adapted from the book</i> To Be a Machine <i>by Mark O’Connell, published by Doubleday.</i><p>Even if it were possible to put aside for a moment the …

2017 could see China dominate in artificial intelligence

This year could be the year China solidifies it’s lead in artificial intelligence.<p>The growing presence of Chinese AI was strong enough to affect the …

In 2016, solar-panel energy finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017.

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.<p>Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in …

Solar cells with a dark side may be in your future

Balancing flow of energy through a molecule to improve solar energy performance.<p>Modern solar panel technology is pretty damned awesome. I say this …

2 remarkable facts that illustrate solar power’s declining cost

It’s not “the cheapest electricity in the world,” but it’s getting really cheap.<p>Lately, the internet has been overrun with headlines about how solar energy has officially become the cheapest form of electricity in the world.<p>This is … not quite right. Solar has seen remarkable cost declines and is …