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AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence

A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too.<p>The paper, titled “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation,” calls this …

Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on Them - MIT Technology Review

If, like an ever-growing majority of people in the U.S., you own a smartphone, you might have the sense that apps in the age of the pocket-sized …

Social Media

What Is Bitcoin, and How Does It Work?

If you find the concept of Bitcoin confusing, you are not alone. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, but it is still not well understood.<p><b>Are Bitcoins those coins I see in photographs?</b><p>No. Those coins are novelty items that newspapers used in photographs because they …

Bitcoin

Ads don't work so websites are using your electricity to pay the bills

Pirate Bay and Showtime turned to forcing unknowing visitors to mine cryptocurrency, using computers rather than eyeballs on ads to generate money<p>With the continuing collapse in online advertising revenues, websites are turning to other methods to pay their hosting bills – including using visitors’ …

Ad Blocking

Watch an army of robots efficiently sorting hundreds of thousands of packages

These robots are sorting out packages faster than you can say delivery.<p>A video showing an army of tiny little yellow robots sorting out packages in a …

Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late

Musk is terrified of an AI takeover.<p>Elon Musk doesn’t scare easily — he wants to send people to Mars and believes that all cars will be driving themselves in the next 10 years. He’s excited about it!<p>But there <i>is</i> something that really scares Musk: Artificial Intelligence, and the idea of software and …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots and AI are going to make social inequality even worse, says new report

Rich people are going to find it easier to adapt to automation<p>Most economists agree that advances in robotics and AI over the next few decades are likely to lead to significant job losses. But what’s less often considered is how these changes could also impact social mobility. A new report from UK …

Income Inequality

Google and Elon Musk's Open A.I. Tag-Team Against an A.I. Rebellion

Artificial intelligence is poised to be the biggest industry of the world later this century, but today, it’s a relatively small world of individual …

Artificial Intelligence

In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won’t Be a Phone Anymore

Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves<p>It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at your destination even though you don’t know where it is. You may not even remember why your device is telling …

Mobile

The Uber and the frog

How the mighty are fallen. Travis Kalanick is out, and Uber has become something of a headless horseman, with no current CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, VP of Engineering, or general counsel. Its alleged valuation has fallen by $18 billion and counting. How did this happen? Or maybe a better question is: how …

Silicon Valley

Getting Capitalism Wrong - AI Will Reduce Economic Inequality, Not Increase It

We’ve another of those pieces shouting that artificial intelligence is going to overturn the world and thus we need more taxes, more government and even, in this argument from Kai-Fu Lee, more colonialism. It’s not going to work out like this of course, it’s just not going to work out like this at …

Income Inequality

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Interactive Video

How AI Will Affect Your Life — From Nanny Technology To Transcendence

If Apple’s latest Worldwide Developers’ Conference reminds me of one thing, then to watch the movie <b>Her</b> again … and probably another time. Some movies …

Artificial Intelligence

Experts predict when AI will exceed human performance

Rightly or wrongly, one industry after another is falling under its spell, even though few have benefited significantly so far.<p>And that raises an interesting question: when will artificial intelligence exceed human performance? More specifically, when will a machine do your job better than …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>The top startup accelerators have a history of seeing the future in ideas that sounded silly at the …

Startups

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will beat humans at 'everything' by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX founder said that artificial intelligence will beat us at just about everything by 2030.<p>He made the comments on Twitter, where he was responding to a …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s ability to understand language is nearly equivalent to humans

Google’s machine learning software can recognize human voices with 95 percent accuracy.<p>Google’s voice recognition software is nearing human-level accuracy, Mary Meeker said in her annual Internet Trends Report, delivered at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> today at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Google is now …

Machine Learning

Robot exoskeletons are finally here, and they’re nothing like the suits from Iron Man

Hollywood set a high bar for exoskeleton suits. Technology imagined in <i>Iron Man</i>, <i>Aliens,</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> all endow humans with superhuman abilities. After years of tinkering and military adventures, the first exoskeleton suits are finally walking out of the lab and into the market. Rather than …

Robotics

The Singularity Could Be Closer Than You Think

A.I. evolution may be decades away -- or happening already.<p>Sci-fi depictions of the future would have us thinking of the singularity — when A.I …

Singularity

Silicon Valley is living in a bubble of technology that’s not accessible to the rest of the world

Many of the innovations that we take for granted are simply not available elsewhere.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Science-fiction author William Gibson famously said, “The …

Innovation

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies such …

Artificial Intelligence

So what exactly is a bot?

Kemal El Moujahid Contributor<p>Kemal El Moujahid is currently a lead product manager for the Messenger team at Facebook, working on AI-powered services such as M and driving the product management of the Messenger platform. Kemal was previously VP of Products at Fuze, a video conferencing and …

Bots

A New Direction for Artificial Intelligence? - MIT Technology Review

Ilya Sutskever, director of OpenAI, on stage at EmTech Digital on March 27, 2017.<p>Ilya Sutskever, director of OpenAI, an independent research group, …

Machine Learning

AI develops its own 'alien' language, the better to mock human underlings - ExtremeTech

AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings<p>By on March 27, 2017 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Peter Thiel

Artificial Intelligence Just Broke Steve Jobs' Wall of Secrecy

The artificial intelligence researcher Russ Salakhutdinov made headlines today when he said was going to start publishing journal articles and …

If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?

We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?<p>Harambe, a gorilla, was described as “smart,” “curious,” “courageous,” “magnificent.” But it wasn’t until last spring that Harambe became famous, too. On May 28th, a human boy, also curious and …

Fly Fishing

Manufacturing Jobs Aren’t Coming Back - MIT Technology Review

Pundits will debate the wellsprings of Donald Trump's election triumph for years. Right now, cultural explanations are in the lead. Multiple …

Economics

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Machine Learning And AI

This column is by Leading Business and Data Expert, Bernard Marr<p>Up until very recently, computers needed a complicated and extremely precise set of …