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By szabolcs kosa | Science, technology, society

AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

As Google's head of artificial intelligence takes charge of search, deep learning is already changing the way Googling works.The post AI Is …

Google

Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life

To the computer scientist Leslie Valiant, “machine learning” is redundant. In his opinion, a toddler fumbling with a rubber ball and a deep-learning …

Machine Learning

Google’s AI Masters the Game of Go a Decade Earlier Than Expected

Google achieves one of the long-standing “grand challenges” of AI by building a computer that can beat expert players at the board game Go. <br>Google …

Artificial Intelligence

New Breakthrough Material: Graphene Elastomer is More Sensitive Than Human Skin

Researchers from the Monash University have discovered a new sponge-like material called graphene elastomer. This revolutionary material is expected …

Artificial Intelligence: Friend Or Foe Of The Middle Class And The Knowledge Economy?

Stephen Hawking to the BBC: “[Artificial intelligence] would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate … Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”<p>Bill Gates on Reddit: “I am in the camp that is concerned about super …

Intelligence

Do we really want to fuse our brains together? – Peter Watts

You already know that we can run machines with our brainwaves. That’s been old news for almost a decade, ever since the first monkey fed himself …

The Brain

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR Gene Editing’s Monster Year

Muscle-bound beagles. Hornless cows. Better potatoes. Genetically modified human embryos.<p>The last 12 months have been incredible ones for genetic …

Inside Facebook's MemNets And The Drive To Bring Advanced AI To Everyday Tasks

Facebook opens up about their proposed personal digital helper.<p>Facebook has long said its core mission is to connect everyone in the world. Now it wants to use artificial intelligence to automatically help those connected billions with everyday tasks.<p>Although there’s no immediate product on the …

How biology and big data converge in the medicine world

DeepMind: inside Google's super-brain

<i>This article was first published in the July 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online</i><p>The future of artificial intelligence begins with a game of Space …

Intelligence

Crazy Engineering: RoboSimian Robot