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Via halo.wikia.comCortana, seen in Halo: Combat Evolved, working inside a completely different operating system.I’ve known Cortana for a long time. Fans of the video game Halo will remember the spunky, feminine AI as a wartime companion, who has since...
From: Popular Science | By: Dave Gershgorn | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In an effort to improve patient care, CVS Health and IBM have teamed up to use Watson technology to better serve patients with chronic conditions. In the joint venture, Watson, IBM's cognitive computing platform, will compile,...
From: TheStreet | By: Meg Garner | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Numerous backers believe in Flipora's idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the answer to the content discovery problem to the tune of $1.5 million. High-powered investors that contributed to this round of funding include investors from compies...
From: AOL Television | By: John Rampton | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Here are some clips from an interesting Op-Ed piece by Quentin Hardy on artificial intelligence. (And, by the way, a recent issue of Science Magazine has a special section on A.I. with a series of related articles.): ...the real worry...is a computer...
From: Deric Bownds' Mindblog | By: Deric Bownds | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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There’s a lot of literature that claims a successful Hollywood script can be broken down into a formula. The most famous is the screenplay guide Save the Cat! by guru Blake Snyder, which has swept through the screenwriting world with its minute-by-minute...
From: Business Insider | By: Nathan McAlone | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten Inc. announced Wednesday that it opened a new office in Boston dedicated to research, specifically artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, the company...
From: Mass High Tech | By: David Harris | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Here’s some more solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency, and general clean energy and green news & views from around the interwebs. Enjoy! Solar Energy The Oil Industry is Going Solar Kyocera Backing Floating Solar In Japan Hanwha Q CELLS...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Blockspring joins the growing list of companies who are trying to make high-level, technical products more accessible. The post Startup Has a Clever Tool to Get Non-Techies to Code: Excel appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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When researchers used to try to diagnose and treat diseases, they would often search for one mutation on a single gene that was causing the problem. Or maybe they would look for average effects of a mutation that led to a disease across the entire population....
From: Popular Science | By: Rebecca Harrington | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Rakuten Opens Boston Research Center Japan-based e-commerce giant Rakuten has announced the opening of a new research center, focused on artificial intelligence technologies, in Boston. The goal will be to find new applications for big data,...
From: BostInnovation | By: BostInno | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Tom Bolt | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have signed on to a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Stuart Russell, an artificial intelligence researcher and the force behind the open letter....
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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SoftBank's "Pepper" robot is launching for enterprises....
From: VentureBeat | By: Paul Sawers | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Lethal autonomous weapons are too dangerous to develop.
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts have signed a letter calling for a worldwide ban on “autonomous weapons.” Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The new 3D XPoint memory could replace the aging NAND standard....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jeff Grubb | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Google and Facebook already snapped up two big names in the AI field. Jürgen Schmidhuber and his new company may be next. The post The Guy Who Taught AI to ‘Remember’ Is Launching a Startup appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Cade Metz | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Cylance Inc, which uses artificial intelligence to predict and prevent cyber attacks, has raised more than $42 million in Series C funding. DFJ Growth led the round with participation from KKR, Dell Ventures, CapitalOne Ventures, Thomvest,  DraperNexus,...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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"There are more net jobs in the world today than ever before, after hundreds of years of technological innovation and hundreds of years of people predicting the death of work. The logic on this topic is crystal clear. Because of that, the contrary view...
From: AOL Television | By: Vivek Wadhwa | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe,” the villain played by Rutger Hauer reminisces at the end of the film Blade Runner after hauling Harrison Ford’s character on to a roof top and sparing his life. “People” is the operative word...
From: Financial Times | By: John Gapper | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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While some movies are immediately beloved and acclaimed, destined to be one of the films we talk about every year for decades, others come and go without much pomp and circumstance. One of those movies seems to have been A.I. Artificial Intelligence,...
From: SlashFilm | By: Ethan Anderton | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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We all know this coming of age story. A boy leaves home to study abroad, sows his wild oats, and returns home a grown man, wiser and ready to take on the world. Except this coming of age story has a bit of a twist. The boy is actually a computer. And...
From: Three Geeks and a Law Blog | By: Matt Coatney | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken....
From: CNN | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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This week, an open letter was presented at an AI conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. The letter has been signed by nearly 14,000 prominent thinkers and leading robotics researchers, but not everyone agrees with...
From: Io9 | By: George Dvorsky | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their...
From: Warming Glow | By: Dustin Rowles | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Art is testing new frontiers. In this week's digest, artists are pushing their limits and bringing their art to whole new places. We'll see how performance art fares the legal system, how Renaissance art handles cutting edge technology, and how super...
From: Urlesque | By: Stephen Tanenbaum | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In a story for Vox Monday, Matt Yglesias argues that we shouldn't be worried about losing our jobs to robots -- or to any other kind of sophisticated tech that can do the work of a human. What should worry us, Yglesias suggests, is the possibility...
From: AOL Television | By: Alexander Howard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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AI researchers are sick of having their field equated with the Terminator. The post Plenty of Other People Signed That AI Weapons Letter appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Katie M. Palmer | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Facebook's rising costs and recent advertising changes are expected to be among the key topics when the social network reports its second-quarter results after the market closes Wednesday. Here's what you need to know ahead of that....
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Deepa Seetharaman | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Google today announced that within the next few days its Google Translate app for iOS and Android will be able to give users immediate visual translations of text in 27 languages. Instant visual translation is now available for Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian,...
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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David Cyranoski in Nature: Jun Wang is one of China’s most famous scientists. Since joining the genome-sequencing powerhouse BGI when it started up 16 years ago, he has participated in some of its biggest accomplishments. These include sequencing the...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Azra Raza | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Climate campaigners have popularised the notion that fossil fuel assets might one day become “stranded” because, if global warming is to stay within the internationally agreed two degree Celsius limit, they can’t realistically be burned. It’s...
From: Financial Times | By: Izabella Kaminska | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers....
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Gizmodo interviewed John Lizzi, Manager of the Distributed Intelligent Systems Laboratory at GE Global Research, about General Electric's approach to the future of robotics.If you look at the practical applications of robotics, the vast majority of robots...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers....
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.
From: BBC | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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An open letter, signed by more than a thousand top artificial intelligence researchers, urges the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons. The letter, presented at the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina,...
From: Business Insider | By: Guia Marie Del Prado | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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If the above gif looks familiar it’s probably because it looks eerily similar to this:This is, of course, how the T-800 Terminator sees and recognizes objects in the world upon arrival from the future in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.Similar to the movie,...
From: Popular Science | By: Levi Sharpe | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Leading figures in the science and tech world have called for a ban on weapons that can “select and engage targets without human intervention.” Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak are among those who say such weapons would undermine the wider use of...
From: Geeks are Sexy | By: JLister | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Scientists and tech experts -- including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Danica Kirka Associated Press | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Two entrepreneurs and the world’s most acclaimed quantum physicist say the threat of autonomus weapons in on the horizon and very real – and have signed onto a letter calling for a ban on “AI” warfare R&D as military officials, eager for...
From: Liberaland | By: dave-dr-gonzo | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Scientists and tech experts -- including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Scientists and tech experts -- including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the...
From: Seattle Times | By: DANICA KIRKA | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Future of Life Institute recently put out an open letter asking militaries to not invest in weapons with artificial intelligence, or AI. They’re worried that intelligent weapons might, you know, decide to kill whatever people they please, which...
From: Gamma Squad | By: danuproxx | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A global arms race is inevitable if a military power tries to build artificially intelligent killer machines, says open letter from science and industry leaders...
From: Telegraph | By: Ben Farmer | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Soon, your voice will be the best way to search for anything online, period.  We're already living in a mobile world — sales of both iOS and Android devices have passed Windows PCs, and their ecosystems dwarf anything you'd find on a desktop computer....
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — are warning of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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