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By Tom Higley | Artificial Intelligence

AI will redefine the role of manager

The superstar managers of the AI era will be much more than scheduling ninjas or efficient task managers. They’ll serve as bridges between AI systems and their team members, guiding them toward more innovative and collaborative pursuits. Finally rid of repetitive and cognitively uninteresting …

Intelligence

Morning Agenda: Masayoshi Son Warns of the Singularity

The Singularity is coming, Masayoshi Son says.<p>The founder of SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate, had the business world chattering on Monday night with his speech at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. (DealBook is the first to report on it.)<p>His main thrusts:<p>• The Singularity, when artificial …

Masayoshi Son

Developers are building better software, faster, using AI

Software engineer Quoc Le grew up in rural Vietnam, in a small village that had no electricity till he was nine. But that didn’t stop him eventually becoming a PhD candidate at Stanford in 2007, working out a strategy that would let software learn things by itself.<p>Academics had begun to report …

Software Development

AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog

About a week ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They'd made a machine learning algorithm that …

Research

Who is to blame for algorithmic outrage?

This week we saw a few high-profile (but if we’re honest, low-impact) demonstrations of the ability to target advertising to unsavory groups generated or suggested by major internet companies.<p>“Jew haters”? There aren’t many, but go for it, Facebook’s ad backend said. Try adding “jews in an oven” to …

Intelligence

Freaked out about artificial intelligence? Remember what's in your pocket

In reality, we don’t need to welcome our robot overlords for our private information to be made public.<p>When the iPhone X was unveiled this week, its …

Artificial Intelligence

To live in harmony with AI we must create a modern Magna Carta

We stand at a watershed moment for society’s vast, unknown digital future. A powerful technology, artificial intelligence (AI), has emerged from its …

Intelligence

A Stanford scientist says he built a gaydar using “the lamest” AI to prove a point

Do our faces show the world clues to our sexuality?<p>Last week, The Economist published a story around Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang’s claims that they had built artificial intelligence that could tell if we are gay or straight based on a few images …

Machine Learning

Facebook’s latest algorithm problem — allowing advertisers to reach ‘Jew haters’

Also people who identify with tags like ‘Why Jews ruin the world.’<p>One of Facebook’s biggest selling points to advertisers is that you can use the company’s vast data trove to target users based on almost any personal characteristic.<p>But the wide scope of Facebook’s targeting capabilities was …

United States

Facebook is temporarily removing the ad targeting option that let marketers reach ‘Jew haters’

Facebook plans to fix the feature, but it’ll shut it down until it figures out how.<p>Facebook is temporarily removing some of its ad targeting options in the wake of reports that the site was being used to target people based on categories like “Ku-Klux-Klan” and “Jew Hater.”<p>Reports surfaced Thursday …

Facebook

The Myth of the Objective

A young but earnest Zen student approached his teacher, and asked the Zen Master:<br>“If I work very hard and diligent how long will it take for me to …

Vacuums

The A.I. “Gaydar” Study and the Real Dangers of Big Data

Every face does not tell a story; it tells thousands of them. Over evolutionary time, the human brain has become an exceptional reader of the human face—computerlike, we like to think. A viewer instinctively knows the difference between a real smile and a fake one. In July, a Canadian study …

Business School

Everyone 'severely underestimates the impact of AI' — here's why Nvidia could soar to $250 (NVDA)

Not enough people are talking about artificial intelligence.<p>At least, that's the thinking behind Evercore's massive price target increase for Nvidia on Friday. The firm upgraded their price target for Nvidia from $180 to $250, implying that Nvidia should be worth about $45 billion more than its …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, four decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Artificial Intelligence

AI's threat to traditional banking models

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things are now defining the future of our economy.<p>The effect of these technologies, …

FinTech

[FoR&AI] The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI

<i>[An essay in my series on the Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.]</i><p>We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of Artificial …

Moore's Law

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual assistants, or how it’s taking all the jobs (debatable), but not a good explanation of what …

Machine Learning

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017

• 84% of respondents say AI will enable them to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage.<br>• 83% believe AI is a strategic priority for their businesses today.<br>• 75% state that AI will allow them to move into new businesses and ventures.<p>These and many other fascinating insights are from the Boston …

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A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

The ever-expanding field of Artificial Intelligence stands upon the precipice of a mainstream breakthrough. Whether AI-enhanced smartphones whip up the public frenzy or driverless cars get there first, it’s clear that we’re officially in the AI era.<p>Naysayers will point out AI isn’t new; researchers …

Machine Learning

Why Google’s AI Can Write Beautiful Songs but Still Can’t Tell a Joke - MIT Technology Review

Creating noodling piano tunes and endless configurations of cat drawings with AI may not sound like an obvious project for Google, but it makes a lot …

Artificial Intelligence

Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.<p>Facebook …

Russia

Prowler.io nabs $13M for its new approach to decision making in AI

As we continue to see a wide proliferation of artificial intelligence-based startups come to market, one of the persistent and big questions has been is whether an AI system will ever be able to make decisions as well as a human can.<p>A startup out of Cambridge called Prowler.io is developing a new …

Machine Learning

Robots and AI Will Take Over These 3 Medical Niches First

We’re no stranger to robotics in the medical field. Robot-assisted surgery is becoming more and more common. Many training programs are starting to …

Emerging Technology

Why Master Data is the Key to Mastering AI

Why You Must Master Your Data Before You Master AI<p>Growing up, I’ve always been fascinated by science-fiction films. From <i>Blade Runner</i> to <i>The …

Nanobarter

There have been over the years several plans and attempts to develop very fined grained markets online. There are several barriers to the success of …

How to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

The technology entrepreneur Elon Musk recently urged the nation’s governors to regulate artificial intelligence “before it’s too late.” Mr. Musk insists that artificial intelligence represents an “existential threat to humanity,” an alarmist view that confuses A.I. science with science fiction. …

Artificial Intelligence

Vladimir Putin believes artificial intelligence could lead to global monopolies and drone wars

While Microsoft and Google preach how society can be enhanced through artificial intelligence, not everyone is thinking about making the world a better place through Paxos algorithms for consensus protocols.<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke about the potential power of artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?

<i>Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives</i><p>Deep within the inner sanctum of Google’s downtown HQ in Toronto, past the rooftop crazy golf …

Artificial Intelligence