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9 technology mega trends that will change the world in 2018

December 12th, 2017 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.



AI is so good you can’t trust your eyes anymore

December 8th, 2017 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

The newest groundbreaking AI tech? Unsupervised image-to-image translation. It allows you to auto-generate a different photo based off of an input photo. Essentially, it’s lying to your eyes.



Google’s artificial intelligence built an AI that outperforms any made by humans

December 4th, 2017 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Google’s AutoML project, designed to make AI build other AIs, has now developed a computer vision system that vastly outperforms state-of-the-art-models. The project could improve how autonomous vehicles and next-generation AI robots “see.”



AI adoption is limited by incurred risk, not potential benefit

November 28th, 2017 at 4:57 pm » Comments Off

It’s tempting to think that adoption of AI is limited by the technology itself. Headlines declaring the rise of robot doctors and approaching technological singularity, contrasted with humorous memes of robots falling over, make us alternately fear and doubt AI’s capabilities. In practice, however, decades-old AI technologies could unlock significant value, although many companies still […]



5 professions that could see significant growth with the rise of AI

November 27th, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

The words “artificial intelligence” often conjure up a sense of fear and apprehension. Fear for the unknown possibilities of AI, fear for the AI-fueled dystopian images brought about by movies like The Terminator, and most practically, fear for the possibility that AI will someday take our jobs. This fear is neither new nor totally unfounded. […]



AI can be made legally accountable for its decisions

November 26th, 2017 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars say AI systems should be able to explain their decisions without revealing all their secrets.



This chatbot has perfected the art of looking and feeling like us

November 26th, 2017 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Autodesk’s AVA is built to be a fount of empathy, no matter how mean a customer gets.



China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

November 18th, 2017 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.



“Top 25 Inventions of 2017 – Jibo – A Robot You Can Relate To”

November 17th, 2017 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, they’re still stationary speakers whose defining expression is a light that turns on when you speak.



Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ a warning about the future of killer bots

November 17th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.



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