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AI won’t take your job, people will

February 8th, 2019 at 1:49 am » Comments Off

  AI, specifically “augmented intelligence,” is going to have both an awesome and an unfortunate impact on our posterity. Let’s explore one possible way AI may impact the future of work, and how it may dramatically change how we train our workforce.



The big deal about an AI model that can talk like you

February 6th, 2019 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

  Meryl Streep is pitch perfect as the narrator of the Norah Ephron novel Heartburn. In the audiobook version, Streep’s classic delivery brings alive the emotional turmoil as well as the self-deprecating wit of Rachel Samstat, who has just found out about her husband’s affair. In the Harry Potter audiobooks, it’s singer-actor Jim Dale who […]



Face-scanning A.I. can help doctors spot unusual genetic disorders

January 26th, 2019 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

  Facial recognition can help unlock your phone. Could it also be able to play a far more valuable role in people’s lives by identifying whether or not a person has a rare genetic disorder, based exclusively on their facial features? DeepGestalt, an artificial intelligence built by the Boston-based tech company FDNA, suggests that the […]



A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we do

January 25th, 2019 at 1:42 pm » Comments Off

Generative adversarial networks are not just good for causing mischief. They can also show us how AI algorithms “think.” GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are the social-media starlet of AI algorithms. They are responsible for creating the first AI painting ever sold at an art auction and for superimposing celebrity faces on the bodies of […]



9 AI trends on our radar

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  How new developments in automation, machine deception, hardware, and more will shape AI. Here are key AI trends business leaders and practitioners should watch in the months ahead. We will start to see technologies enable partial automation of a variety of tasks. Automation occurs in stages. While full automation might still be a ways […]



Google Brain built a translator so AI can explain itself

January 22nd, 2019 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

A Google Brain scientist built a tool that can help artificial intelligence systems explain how they arrived at their conclusions — a notoriously tricky task for machine learning algorithms. The tool, called Testing with Concept Activation Vectors or TCAV for short, can be plugged into machine learning algorithms to suss out how much they weighted […]



Artificial intelligence can’t save us from human stupidity

January 9th, 2019 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

  The Guardian view on the future of AI: great power, great irresponsibility. Looking over the year that has passed, it is a nice question whether human stupidity or artificial intelligence has done more to shape events. Perhaps it is the convergence of the two that we really need to fear. Artificial intelligence is a […]



This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task

January 9th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and back was found to be cheating by hiding information it would need later in “a nearly imperceptible, high-frequency signal.” Clever girl! But in […]



AI competition is the new space race

January 7th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

  The technology still has a long way to go despite progress in 2018. The EU, U.S. and China are all determined not to be left behind. It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news […]



The welfare state is committing suicide by Artificial Intelligence

January 3rd, 2019 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

  Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process. Everyone likes to talk about the ways that liberalism might be killed off, whether by populism at home or adversaries abroad. Fewer talk about the growing indications in places like Denmark that liberal democracy might accidentally commit suicide. […]



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