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One man’s experience with “Amy,” a computerized girl Friday.
From: New York Times | By: HENRY ALFORD | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Driverless car dilemma? Sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but it is expected to be stark reality in the very near future. Technology is advancing at a rapid enough rate that industry insiders predict driverless cars will be on the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Adrian Lawhorn | Friday, June 24, 2016
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IN JULY 2011 Sebastian Thrun, who among other things is a professor at Stanford, posted a short video on YouTube, announcing that he and a colleague, Peter Norvig, were making their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course available free...
From: The Economist | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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 Artists beware! AI is coming for your paintbrush too… A new iOS app, called Prisma, is using deep learning algorithms to turn smartphone photos into stylized artworks based on different artwork/graphical styles. Snap or choose your photo, select...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Friday, June 24, 2016
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In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. At their annual developer conferences, Google I/O, held last month, and Apple’s WWDC, last week they both announced updates to their development platforms. Google is making major improvements...
From: Xconomy | By: Robi Ganguly | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Compliance professionals had a great future. Then the robots arrived.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Julia Kirby | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Remember the Jetsons' robot maid, Rosie? Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other sitcom stars.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Study uses technological advancement to call for expansion of the state.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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These next few days are very self-improvement heavy, with plenty of tech and business events around Beijing to attend to help you hone your skills, develop your contacts in the industry, or gain some extra or new knowledge in a new field.  June...
From: The Beijinger | By: flyingfigure | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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AS DOOMSDAY SCENARIOS go, it does not sound terribly frightening. The “paperclip maximiser” is a thought experiment proposed by Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University. Imagine an artificial intelligence, he says, which decides to amass...
From: The Economist | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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HOW HAS ARTIFICIAL intelligence, associated with hubris and disappointment since its earliest days, suddenly become the hottest field in technology? The term was coined in a research proposal written in 1956 which suggested that significant progress...
From: The Economist | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Built with 3D printed parts and powered by IBM's artificial intelligence technology, this smart shuttle can be hailed with your smartphone....
From: TreeHugger | By: Kimberley Mok | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Velocity Keynotes, Learning Machine Learning, Diver's HUD, and Kickstarter's Dividends Keynotes from Velocity Santa Clara -- everything from bringing academic papers to practitioners to the emotions you feel when you get DDOSed and why containers will...
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Nat Torkington | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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EXPERTS warn that “the substitution of machinery for human labour” may “render the population redundant”. They worry that “the discovery of this mighty power” has come “before we knew how to employ it rightly”. Such fears are expressed...
From: The Economist | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Safety risks posed by artificial intelligences are a genuine concern, but it's not just the apocalyptic robot uprising that we need to worry about. More seemingly mundane problems, such as an AI agent knocking over a vase while it's cleaning, also need...
From: Gizmag | By: Michael Irving | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Artificial intelligence is still surrounded by an aura of mystery, and it would be tough to find a better illustration than the story in the news last week about a British grandmother who includes "please" and "thank you" in all her Google searches."Please...
From: PC World | By: Katherine Noyes | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Since becoming actively involved with the artificial in […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Maria Deutscher | Friday, June 24, 2016
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You can already read a news article and order a cab from a bot, so it was only a matter of time until you could place a weed order through one. Over the past couple of months, Canna Freedom—a dispensary located in Monterey, Calif.,—has been experimenting...
From: AdWeek | By: Lauren Johnson | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Self driving cars may be the new direction for the automotive industry, even though realistically it could be decades before we start seeing them all around us. That isn’t stopping some from pondering a moral dilemma which these cars may pose. When...
From: The Inquisitr | By: David Cornell | Friday, June 24, 2016
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This year during its 26th annual 2016 New Director's Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Saatchi & Saatchi injected a suprising entry into its lineup: an AI-created film.The agency challenged viewers by asking, "Can...
From: Ad Age | By: Ann-Christine Diaz | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Take a breath because the future might not be as bleak as you expect.A report from Forrester Research predicts that artificial intelligence systems, which include robots, automation, smart machines and machine learning systems, will replace 7 percent...
From: PC World | By: Sharon Gaudin | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Registration has just opened up for an all new US$5 million XPrize, this time focusing on getting humans collaborating better with artificial intelligence to solve major global issues. Unlike previous competitions, this XPrize, sponsored by IBM's Watson...
From: Gizmag | By: Chris Wood | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Saqib Shaikh lives is blind, lives in London, and is a core Microsoft developer. He lost the use of his eyes at age 7. Saqib found inspiration in software development and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project helping blind or visually impaired...
From: Innovation Excellence | By: Braden Kelley | Friday, June 24, 2016
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As a leading go player falls to a machine, artificial intelligence takes a decisive step on the road to overtaking the natural variety -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | By: Christof Koch | Friday, June 24, 2016
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What does the demonstrable pessimism regarding robots and their projected “attitude” towards humans in recent science fictional films tell us about our understanding (or perhaps imagining) of artificial intelligence? To be sure, let me state at the...
From: Mail and Guardian Online | By: Bert Olivier | Friday, June 24, 2016
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 Murphy’s Law decrees: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” For any of us whose livelihood depends on our labor, things going wrong could mean: “Anything that can be automated, will be automated.” Our labor or skill in exchange for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kai Brunner | Friday, June 24, 2016
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From: Real Clear Markets | By: Ed Yardeni, Dr. Ed's Blog | Friday, June 24, 2016
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DARPA has a new program called Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M). The goal of D3M is to develop algorithms and software to help overcome the data-science expertise gap by facilitating non-experts to construct complex empirical models through automation...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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 We’re all a bit worried about the terrifying surveillance state that becomes possible when you cross omnipresent cameras with reliable facial recognition — but a new study suggests that some of the best algorithms are far from infallible when it...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Tesla and Toyota made MIT Technology Review’s list of the “50 Smartest Companies” in 2016. Tesla’s Autopilot technology helped the automaker make No. 5 on the ranking. Toyota came in at No. 17 after being cited for research on mobility, artificial...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Surveys show that people generally believe autonomous vehicles should make an emergency decision for the greatest good — except if it might kill them.
From: New York Times | By: JOHN MARKOFF | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Should a self-driving car kill its passengers for the greater good – for instance, by swerving into a wall to avoid hitting a large number of pedestrians? Surveys of nearly 2,000 US residents revealed that, while we strongly agree that autonomous vehicles...
From: Gizmag | By: Dario Borghino | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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In a recent interview at the Code Conference in California, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested we are living inside a computer simulation. On first hearing, this claim seems far-fetched. But could there be some substance to Musk’s thinking?...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Mark Robert Anderson | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Autonomous cars may be smart enough to drive on the highway, but there is still a long way to go before self-driving works in urban areas. That is due to the immense amount of objects and situations on the road everyday. In order for autonomous cars...
From: Read Write Web | By: David Curry | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here's how to get started.Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is...
From: Fast Company | By: Patrick van Hoof | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The Orioles take a two game lead in the AL East into the off day. In today's links, interest in a lefty starter, the fate of Paul Janish, the O's sign a bunch of draft picks, and another question about Machado's best position. Hello, friends. Remember...
From: Camden Chat | By: Mark Brown | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Robots in Europe may soon be given legal rights and considered “electronic persons,” following a draft report from the European Parliament that aims to address the rise of automated workers. Under the plans, bosses would be required to pay social...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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 If you’ve got more than a handful of 3D printers or other devices running at a time, it’s a full-time job keeping them going — removing and packaging products, tweaking settings, pushing “OK” after minor errors, that sort of thing. Why not...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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**Manu Saadia**: [Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek](https://www.amazon.com/Trekonomics-Economics-Star-Manu-Saadia/dp/1941758754/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) **Live from the Gamma Quadrant: Books Inc.**: [Trekonomics: The...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Our world is increasingly shaped by biased algorithms that have been built with little oversight.
From: New York Times | By: KATE CRAWFORD | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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SoftBank Group Corp. founder Masayoshi Son aims to stay at the helm of his company longer than originally planned to focus on the burgeoning business field of artificial intelligence, but is now under increased scrutiny over his longer-term strategy...
From: Japan Times | By: Noriyuki Suzuki | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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