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In its quest to further upend the mayonnaise market, Hampton Creek, the San Francisco vegan food startup, has raised $90 million in venture capital from a hefty slate of investors that includes Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. In a lawsuit filed in late...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Stephanie M. Lee | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” —Stephen Hawking, Dec. 2 Does artificial intelligence threaten our species, as the cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently suggested? Is the development of AI...
From: Free Republic | By: The Wall Street Journal | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Andreessen Horowitz provides the entire financing round, valuing the company at $865 million.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Lizette Chapman | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It turns out computers have a built-in “uncanny valley” (that creepy feeling android robots generate when they kind of look human). Just like we don’t want robots too human-shaped — we want them to know their place — it turns out we aren’t...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Zeynep Tufekci | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The U.S. is still the world’s leading economy, but its geopolitical clout isn’t what it used to be
From: Time | By: Christine Lim | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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SunTx Capital Partners has refinanced most of the debt of Construction Partners, Inc., an infrastructure and road construction company in the southeast. SunTx has consolidated the company's borrowings into a simplified credit structure. Proceeds from...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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More than 100 prominent Canadians offered up 15 words about 2015. Now it's your turn.The post The #2015in15 words challenge appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Fenopy, one of the older torrent sites that's been around for nearly nine years, has shut down voluntarily. The closure marks the end of what once was described as the first "web 2.0" torrent site.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright,...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Ernesto | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Cortana, the NFL-picking AI, got 13 out of 16 games correct in week 15 of the 2014 football season. Bless her pretty little algorithms (so cute) Mobile cortana ai nfl NFL picks artificial intelligence...
From: TG Daily | By: Guy Wright | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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There’s more to speech recognition apps than Siri, Cortana or Google voice search, and a San Francisco startup called Expect Labs aims to prove it. On Thursday, the company announced it has raised a $13 million Series A round of venture capital led...
From: PaidContent | By: Derrick Harris | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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From Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons to the growing clamor of voices warning robots will take away our jobs, it is clear... read more...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Darlene Damm | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Baidu's research could lead to noticeable performance improvements for applications like voice search and navigation. But at this point, Baidu merely wants to be public about its theoretical achievements....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. We won't ever be silicon slaves, insists an AI expert...
From: New Scientist | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life. By Chris Cesare Russ Altman, a professor of bioengineering...
From: Free Republic | By: Stanford University | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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This season of Person of Interest has been one long philosophical tale about the dangers and benefits of all-power artificial intelligence — but last night's episode made the whole discussion alarmingly concrete. But that wasn't the most startling...
From: Io9 | By: Charlie Jane Anders | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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San Diego-based EdgeWave, which raised $6 million in equity funding in July (and arranged a $5 million credit facility), says today it has raised another $2 million in equity from three investors in an extension of its Series A round. The cybersecurity...
From: Xconomy | By: Bruce V. Bigelow | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on. (And keep in mind, attempting such a summation is ambitious... read more...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Jason Dorrier | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The idea that technology will eventually do away with the need for manual, human labor is nothing new. Ever since the first enterprising farmers began using cattle to plough their fields instead of doing the job manually, workers have been … Continue...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mike Wheatley | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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What does it mean for investors if artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence?...
From: MarketWatch | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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We all have to deal with our share of hotheads and crazies. What does research say works with them? First off, you can’t get angry too. Because then there are two crazy people arguing. While very entertaining to onlookers, this doesn’t accomplish...
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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I have been looking into artificial intelligence for some time now. I am wondering what branches are still in active research and have some good/interesting results. The two that I have looked in so far are Neural networks and Evolutionary algorithms....
From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Andrey | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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We puny humans can be depressingly fragile and flawed, a realization that's all the more discouraging when we consider the incredible potential for robots. Here are 12 reasons why machines will always have the edge over us meatbags.Read more......
From: Io9 | By: George Dvorsky | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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1. America needs a new testament of hope: “Demanding that we trade confusion and bewilderment for a fight for change that only hope and radical optimism can sustain.” By Darren Walker in Human Parts on Medium 2. Data Integrity Unit: A team of detectives...
From: Time | By: tarekrizk | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Two great thinkers see danger in AI. Here’s how to make it safe.
From: Time | By: Ryan Sager | Friday, December 19, 2014
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