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From driverless cars and smart robots to drones and computer chess champions, is technology making our lives better?
From: New York Times | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Benjamin Alarie, Anthony Niblett and Albert Yoon (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Regulation by Machine on SSRN. Here is the abstract:...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Monday, December 5, 2016
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On Friday, Dec. 2, the day before the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft Corp. announced various new accessibility features for Office 365 to ensure content is easier to use for people with varying levels of vision, hearing,...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Monday, December 5, 2016
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As the anticipated release of Samsung Galaxy S8 nears, more and more rumors are emerging online joining the plethora of foreseen specs and features of the upcoming flagship. Recent mumblings seem to put the spotlight on the Galaxy S8’s camera. A previous...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Venus Montalbo | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The popular HBO show Westworld has helped bring artificial intelligence into the mainstream. On the show, human-like robots welcome guests to a Wild West-inspired amusement park....
From: CNN | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide just had a banner year, winning both the Cannes Lions Network of the Year and the Effie Awards' Most Effective Agency Network of 2016, thanks to some clever, moving work. Ogilvy prescribes to a "Twin Peaks" agenda, through...
From: AdWeek | By: Christine Birkner | Monday, December 5, 2016
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We still aren't sure of what's happening with this show. Unlike the robots, if the finale fails us, we'll remember.
From: Salon.com | By: Melanie McFarland | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 Apple has publicly revealed its ambitions to play in the emerging market of self-driving vehicles with a policy recommendation letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wall Street Journal first broke news of the communique....
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Readers discuss job training, how robots are replacing humans, “no layoff” policies and more.
From: New York Times | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Submitted by AnnaSalamon • 18 votes • 25 comments A bit about our last few months: We’ve been working on getting a simple clear mission and an organization that actually works.  We think of our goal as analogous to the transition that the old...
From: Less Wrong | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) announced on Nov. 29 that it will hold the "World Go Championship" in March next year in which top Go players from Japan, China and South Korea will compete against artificial intelligence (AI) software.The first-prize...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Cogito, ergo sum. We’ve all heard that famous assertion, foundation for a modern philosophy of self, consciousness, and individualism. But Descartes had it easy: for him, thought was self-evident — he didn’t have to define it. What is thought?...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Jukedeck Research have just released the first song to ever be fully written and produced from start to finish by a computer using artificial intelligence. ... Happy Media http://hhhhappy.com (in post While it’s far from a chart topper, you can now...
From: The Hype Machine | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy, which echoes the messy complexity of natural systems, such as the growth of living organisms and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Nikolas Badminton | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Keywords: Creating artificial intelligence systems that can be used for a variety of problems, and not just the narrow applications to which the technology has been put so far, could take decades, writes Christopher Mims.
From: Wall Street Journal | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Despite nature’s bewildering complexity, the driving force behind it is incredibly simple. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is an uncomplicated but brutally effective optimization strategy that has allowed life to solve complex problems, like vision and...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Edd Gent | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A few weeks ago, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg downplayed complaints about fake news on Facebook, claiming that “more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic.” Now it seems that Facebook is taking those complaints a little...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Eric David | Friday, December 2, 2016
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 Andrew Greenstein, an app developer from San Francisco, started journaling a few months ago. He tries to write for five minutes every day, but it’s challenging to set aside the time. Still, he’s read that journaling reduces stress and can help...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 Bots made big headlines in 2016. They’ve been hailed variously as the future of commerce and a revolution in customer service. It seems likely that, just as the web and the cell phone once did, the messaging interface will transform how we interact...
From: TechCrunch | By: Tom Hadfield | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does history really tell us about the impact of new technologies on jobs and the economy? And more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Cousins | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Award-winning cosmologist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has issued the world a dire warning about Donald Trump and Britain’s “Brexit.” The 74-year-old scientist has never spoken favorably of Donald Trump; back in May, Stephen Hawking...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Ramirez | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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It's once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm. Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that invest in them?
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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 The idea of creating robots that can understand, compute and respond to human emotions has been explored in movies for decades. However, a common misconception is that the challenge of creating emotionally intelligent computing systems is too great...
From: TechCrunch | By: Andrew Thomson | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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2016 has rewarded some leading artificial intelligence stocks and punished others, but this long-term growth market is just getting started.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Andrew Tonner | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Cybersecurity has come a long way in the last twenty years. In the 90s, the predominant security model used to create secure operating systems was the “castle and moat” approach. Everything inside the firewall was trusted and anything outside it...
From: Read Write Web | By: Mitchelle Dover | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Facebook has long been vigilant about keeping your News Feed free of "inappropriate" content. That's relatively simple when you're talking about material that can be reviewed in full after it's posted — but what happens if something goes wrong during...
From: Mashable | By: Brett Williams | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Over the past ten weeks, “Westworld” has quietly been fulfilling HBO’s grand scheme to continue dominating the Sunday nights of TV buffs worldwide. That’s thanks in large part to a cast that, from top to bottom, has never ceased to intrigue us...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Matt King is helping to launch Facebook's automatic alternative text initiative, which uses artificial intelligence to describe photos for people who are visually impaired. The move is part of the company's mission to make the social network accessible...
From: MSNBC | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Meet Oxehealth, a startup that plans to turn any regular security camera into a health monitor. The British company wants to make it easier to monitor patients in a hospital, police station, psychiatric hospital or an assisted living residence. It’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Could laser light be used to shape and polish an asteroid to high optical standards? That’s the question raised in an imaginative essay in Physics Today that posits the creation, a century from now, of the Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT)....
From: Centauri Dreams | By: Paul Gilster | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Uber is ratcheting up its efforts to advance artificial intelligence technologies as it pushes down the road toward self-driving vehicles. The ride-hailing app company has launched Uber AI Labs, a new division based in San Francisco focused on A.I. and...
From: Xconomy | By: Jeff Engel | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Back in the early 1900s, the German biologist Jakob Johann Baron von Uexküll couldn’t shake the implication that the inner lives of animals like jellyfish and sea urchins must be radically different from those of humans. Uexküll was fascinated by...
From: Boing Boing | By: David McRaney | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Amazon.com Inc. unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them -- in one stroke eliminating the checkout line.
From: Denver Post | By: Bloomberg News | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Let’s say you want to know where one of your digital marketing campaigns is getting the most traction: Twitter or Facebook. You might need to check several dashboards across your social accounts and Google analytics to compile the data — and even...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Are you scared of artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you believe the warnings from folks like Prof. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others? Is AI the greatest tool humanity will ever create, or are we “summoning the demon”? To quote the head of AI at...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Peter Diamandis | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The biggest problem with analyzing data is often accessing it.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Edd Wilder-James | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Ryan Abbott (University of Surrey School of Law; University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine) has posted Allocating Liability for Computer-Generated Torts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Artificial intelligence is part of our...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A series still in search of full consciousness
From: Time | By: Daniel D’Addario | Monday, December 5, 2016
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OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company, wants to let AIs loose in their own universe, where they can learn to play games, use apps and interact with websites.Universe is the name of OpenAI's tool for training AIs on, as it puts it, "any...
From: PC World | By: Peter Sayer | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Uber bought Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based startup, to help it build out its new artificial intelligence division.
From: Business Insider | By: Avery Hartmans | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Google's autocomplete suggestions often produce racist or hateful responses. Here's what you need to know.
From: Business Insider | Monday, December 5, 2016
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AI, robots, big data — these ideas are all the name the of the game now in the auto industry, as it continues to merge with the tech industry.
From: Business Insider | By: Matthew DeBord | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Mustafa Suleyman has previously said he wants to disclose who sits on the search giants AI ethics board.
From: Business Insider | By: Sam Shead | Monday, December 5, 2016
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If Uber is going to make its dreams of self-driving ridesharing cars a reality, it's going to need a lot of expertise in artificial intelligence... and it's taking big steps to make that happen. The company has created Uber AI Labs to fuel its resear......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you have seen the season finale of “Westworld” To the very end, “Westworld” proved to be one of the most dense TV tales in recent memory. It is a show that dove into science, philosophy and high-brow art to present...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they’ve created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down relevant journal papers without having to know the right keywords...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Drones are fairly off-the-shelf affairs for most people; there’s a wide range of companies making them for both commercial and consumer uses, but ultimately these are all remarkably similar. They tend to favor a quadcopter structure, and are often...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Artificial intelligence got a big push today as both Google and OpenAI announced plans to open-source their deep learning code. Elon Musk's OpenAI released Universe, a software platform that "lets us train a single [AI] agent on any task a human can......
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Ride-hailing requires a lot of machine smarts to maintain a competitive edge, so it’s not surprising to see Uber make a strategic acquisition in the artificial intelligence space. The company has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a startup co-founded...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, December 5, 2016
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