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Turning to AI to save endangered languages

December 3rd, 2018 at 5:56 am » Comments Off

Group of Yugambeh Aboriginal warriors dance. As languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate, speakers of endangered languages are turning to technology in a race against time to pass on their unique languages and cultures to the next generation. The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages in an […]



In a major breakthrough, Google unveils an AI that learns on its own

December 2nd, 2018 at 3:10 am » Comments Off

  Surpassing The Masters We’ve written before about how Google is one of the most prominent tech companies leading the way when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence. As each month passes, its AI division, DeepMind, continues to reveal increasingly advanced AI capabilities, especially when it comes to AlphaGo. This particular AI is […]



Using Artificial Intelligence to fix healthcare

November 29th, 2018 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Surgery filmed in 360° and live-streamed to remote doctors could already be happening in a hospital near you. The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – […]



Chinese ‘Gait Recognition’ tech ID’s people by how they walk

November 21st, 2018 at 3:18 am » Comments Off

CHINESE ‘GAIT RECOGNITION’ TECH IDS PEOPLE BY HOW THEY WALK In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Huang Yongzhen, CEO of Watrix, demonstrates the use of his firm’s gait recognition software at his company’s offices in Beijing. A Chinese technology startup hopes to begin selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they […]



Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors

November 17th, 2018 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

A new algorithm significantly outperformed human clinicians in predicting which patients would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. A powerful new deep learning algorithm has been developed that can study PET scan images and effectively detect the onset of Alzheimer’s disease up to six years earlier than current diagnostic methods. The research is part of […]



Artificial Intelligence will be the greatest jobs engine the world has ever seen

November 15th, 2018 at 1:50 am » Comments Off

Fears that AI will make many types of workers unemployable are unfounded. In the past few years, artificial intelligence has advanced so quickly that it now seems that hardly a month goes by without a newsworthy AI breakthrough. In areas as wide-ranging as speech translation, medical diagnosis and game play, we have seen computers outperform […]



Artificial Intelligence is not a technology

November 12th, 2018 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

People have long dreamed of the idea of machines having the intelligence and capabilities of humans. From the early Greek myths of Hephaestus and his automatons to the Golem of Eastern European Jewish tradition to well over a hundred years of science fiction stories, novels and movies, our human imaginations have envisioned what it would […]



Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

November 10th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

Your family and friends will be able to interact with a digital “you” that doles out advice—even when you’re gone. Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the […]



AI is already changing the agriculture landscape – starting with strawberries

November 10th, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Meet Agrobot, an autonomous robotic harvester that’s poised to revolutionize the agriculture industry. Agrobot works with the world’s leading farmers to automate berry harvesting through the power of artificial intelligence. Agrobot uses deep learning to determine when to pick fruit at its ripest. Up to 24 robotic arms grip and cut the fruit from its […]



What if AI can make us more human in the age of robotic automation?

October 31st, 2018 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

“We now live in a global, exponential world,” Steven Kotler tells my coauthor Michael Ashley and I from his Santa Monica office. We’re interviewing the New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur for our upcoming book: Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: A Modern Primer on A.I. for the Modern Business. “You need to understand […]



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