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AI just learned how to boost the brain’s memory

February 16th, 2018 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

By triggering precisely timed pulses of electricity to the brain, researchers can essentially use one black box to unlock the potential of another.



Will we ever be able to upload a mind to a new body?

February 12th, 2018 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

In Altered Carbon, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human consciousness has been digitized, and can be moved between bodies—both real and synthetic.



World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

February 12th, 2018 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.



Ford patents an autonomous police car that can ticket you

January 30th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

If there’s one patent that I hope an automaker shelves for the remainder of human existence, it’s Ford’s patent for an autonomous police car.



Pushbots vs Pullbots: How businesses can step up their game

January 25th, 2018 at 4:00 pm » Comments Off

“Why a Chatbot?” It’s a simple, three-word question I’ve posed to various entrepreneurs recently, particularly in sectors like FinTech and InsurTech. Some of these entrepreneurs have built a chatbot as a feature, others have developed it as core to their product, and a few even offer to license their chatbot to third parties (Chatbot-as-a-Service).



Humans will have a ‘robot second self’ in the next 20 years say experts at Microsoft

January 24th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

The digital alter-ego will be AI extension of yourself.



Pizza Hut says driverless delivery could create more jobs than it destroys

January 20th, 2018 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

Pizza Hut and Toyota are partnering on an autonomous delivery vehicle called e-Palette that could make the delivery process driverless. Despite the implications for current drivers, Pizza Hut said driverless delivery could create more jobs than it displaces.



Google and others are building AI systems that doubt themselves

January 19th, 2018 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.



Will the next Mozart be a robot?

January 18th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Humankind has done a great deal in terms of making exquisite art, whether through its paintings, songs, or performance art. Museums are packed with such work, and ordinary people have libraries full of fantastic literary achievements—both physical and digital. For the longest time, creativity seemed like an exclusively human forte.



It’s official, AI is now better at reading comprehension than humans are

January 17th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.



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