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What the rest of the world doesn’t know about Chinese AI

April 24th, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

  ChinAI Jeff Ding’s weekly newsletter reporting on the Chinese AI scene; on the occasion of the newsletter’s first anniversary, Ding has posted a roundup of things about the Chinese AI scene that the rest of the world doesn’t know about, or harbors incorrect beliefs about.



Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

April 23rd, 2019 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Today, the High-Level Expert Group on AI presents their ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. This follows the publication of the guidelines’ first draft in December 2018 on which more than 500 comments were received through an open consultation.



Is artificial intelligence, intelligent? How machine learning has developed.

April 22nd, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence has been around for decades. Is it smart enough now to predict Alzheimer’s? (Brian Monroe/The Washington Post) What makes artificial intelligence intelligent? Is it able to learn from errors or recognize, say, the letters of the alphabet in a set of random shapes like a human can? These are some of the questions […]



A robot has figured out how to use tools

April 22nd, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

In a startling demonstration, the machine drew on experimentation, data, and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task. Learning to use tools played a crucial role in the evolution of human intelligence. It may yet prove vital to the emergence of smarter, more capable robots, too. New research […]



Human error, not artificial intelligence, poses the greatest threat

April 16th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

A robot and a dancer perform during the opening ceremony of an industry fair in Hanover, Germany on 31 March 2019. The risk that humanity faces comes not from malevolent machines but from incompetent programmers, writes Martyn Thomas. The long read (28 March) on the threat from artificial intelligence misses the point. In a paper […]



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