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By Tom Higley | Artificial Intelligence

Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell - MIT Technology Review

Since last year I’ve had a smart speaker in my living room—an Echo Dot. My family uses it mostly to ask Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, to play …

Smart Homes

AI 101, because we can't escape the inevitable (it's free too)

Artificial intelligence plays a role in nearly everyone’s life now, so it only seems fair that everyone should also have the opportunity to learn …

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The path to explainable AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) shifts the computing paradigm from rule-based programming to an outcome-based approach. It allows processes to operate …

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AI and Compute

We're releasing an analysis showing that since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has been increasing exponentially …

Deep Learning

Why You Must Treat Artificial Intelligence (AI) As A Very Special Technology

There are lots of technologies that attract our attention – and money – these days. We’re obsessed with blockchain, cryptocurrency, IOT, big data analytics, cybersecurity3-D printing and drones. We’re excited about virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. We love talking about …

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Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

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How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

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AI And The Third Wave Of Silicon Processors

The semiconductor industry is currently caught in the middle of what I call the third great wave of silicon development for processing data. This time, the surge in investment is driven by the rising hype and promising future of artificial intelligence, which relies on machine learning techniques …

Machine Learning

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.<p>Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. …

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NGA official: Artificial intelligence is changing everything, ‘We need a different mentality’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military got is first big taste of artificial intelligence with Project Maven. An Air Force initiative, it began more than a …

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A.I. Is Awesome, Blockchain Is a Powerhouse. But Here's What Combining Them Could Do

If we're careful to implement them the right way, new AI-Blockchain combo technologies could rewrite virtually all industries--including yours.<p>You know artificial intelligence from your Alexa, Tesla or Netflix account. And now Blockchain is generating serious thunder, too, particularly in …

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Apple, Google, and Amazon Already Play Huge Roles in Our Lives. Here's Why They're About to Get Even Bigger

A futurist on the crazy--and sometimes disturbing--places artificial intelligence might go.<p>You have lots of choices when it comes to the products in your life. Coffee or tea? Nike or Adidas? Apple or Samsung?<p>Futurist (and <i>Inc</i>. magazine columnist) Amy Webb says the stakes of those decisions will soon …

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Duplex is just the latest reminder to manage expectations at Google I/O

The buzz in the room was palpable. For the first time in history, a company that already has devices in many of our homes (or our hands) teased a product that could, perhaps, pass the Turing test.<p>That product was Duplex, Google’s lifelike new AI capable of handling the type of grunt work you wish …

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Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Google is trying to stay ahead of the ethical and philosophical pitfalls of its new Duplex platform<p>Following widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets artificial intelligence mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google has clarified in a …

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Google Problem Solving Artificial Intelligence Unveiled by Google

At this year’s annual Google I/O developer conference which started yesterday May 8th 2018 Google has showcased its new artificial intelligence …

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Inside the lab where Waymo is building the brains for its driverless cars

The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?<p>Right now, a minivan with no one behind the steering wheel is driving through a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. And while that may seem alarming, the company that built the “brain” powering the car’s autonomy wants to assure you …

Machine Learning

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. …

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Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

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Google has built a powerful AI arsenal to take on Apple and Amazon, and the tech it shows off Tuesday will reveal who dominates the world after smartphones

Google's battle for the hearts and minds of developers is increasingly about one thing: artificial intelligence.<p>On Tuesday, when the internet giant kicks off its annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif, the spotlight will be on its latest advances creating AI tools that can power …

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The 10 best books about A.I.

Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.<br>Read More

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Use of AI and ML in Healthtech Will Not Be Limited to Services Alone, Say These Experts

The healthcare segment will see significant entrepreneurial activity and more investment coming in the sector<p>3 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The healthcare sector has been a witness to numerous technological advancements over the years. …

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Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

SAN FRANCISCO — At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, vowed that his company would “keep building” despite a swirl of questions around the way it has dealt with misinformation and the personal data of its users.<p>That is certainly true in the …

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The AI farm experiment

Major companies are bringing together new machine learning algorithms, better and cheaper sensors, and increased computing power in hopes of …

Machine Learning

AI will spell the end of capitalism

<i>Feng Xiang, a professor of law at Tsinghua University, is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. He spoke at the Berggruen Institute’s China Center workshop on artificial intelligence in March in Beijing.</i><p>BEIJING — The most momentous challenge facing socio-economic systems today is the …

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How to successfully negotiate with the 3 types of AI vendors

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen nearly every tech giant — including Amazon, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, and Google — either announce their own AI initiative or acquire AI startups that fit their product development roadmap. These new tools aim to let companies automate parts of their …

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Facebook announces PyTorch 1.0, a more unified AI framework

Though Facebook’s focus on day 1 of its F8 conference centered on the company’s recent struggles and their relationship with the phrase “taking broader responsibility,” day 2 shifted most of the pizazz to the technical advances its giant team has made over the past year.<p>Today, the company announced …

Machine Learning

AI is the new space race. Here’s what the biggest countries are doing

The United States and China currently dominate the world of artificial intelligence, but used very different approaches to get there. While the US’s academic system has generated and incubated the research that made today’s AI possible, China’s government has pledged billions in funding and offered …

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The economics of artificial intelligence

Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business.<p><b>With so many</b> …

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27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice

There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world’s leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine</b> …

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