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Who’s a good AI? Dog-based data creates a canine machine learning system

April 14th, 2018 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

We’ve trained machine learning systems to identify objects, navigate streets and recognize facial expressions, but as difficult as they may be, they don’t even touch the level of sophistication required to simulate, for example, a dog. Well, this project aims to do just that — in a very limited way, of course. By observing the […]



This data startup uses artificial intelligence to figure out if your roof is in decent shape

April 10th, 2018 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

When you first buy a house, your insurance company doesn’t know very much about it or how much insuring it will cost. That’s because it first has to send out an inspector to look at the exterior of your house, take measurements, and check out your roof to see what kind of shape it’s in. […]



How We’ll Survive When Artificial Intelligence Gets Smarter Than Us

April 4th, 2018 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

Physicist Max Tegmark has borne witness to the rise of artificial intelligence and insists that we start thinking about what it means for humanity—before machines decide for us. The artificial intelligence revolution is here, and MIT physics professor Max Tegmark believes the implications are vaster than most of us imagine. Tegmark, cofounder and president of […]



Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

March 22nd, 2018 at 10:10 pm » Comments Off

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades? Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies […]



A new AI breakthrough will soon make it much easier to communicate with anyone in the world

March 20th, 2018 at 7:06 am » Comments Off

Machines are getting much better at the jobs we humans normally do. As any translator will tell you, transforming the words from one language into another is a task that draws on an enormous reservoir of training, experience, and art.



The incredible ways John Deere is using artificial intelligence to transform farming

March 17th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Pesticides are currently an essential ingredient of big agriculture in order to ensure we can continue to feed the ever-growing global population of our planet. However, pesticides also carry inherent risks, such as the damage they can do to the environment and local ecosystems, and the hazards that over-exposure can pose to human health. Their […]



Fox to kick off the human-robot war with a new AI-based game show

March 13th, 2018 at 12:43 am » Comments Off

As children, most of us humans are taught not to be a “sore loser” by throwing some kind of tantrum when we lose a competition. The idea of gracefully accepting defeat forms the basis of friendship, democracy, and game shows, but Fox is risking the sanctity of all of that by developing a new show […]



Paul Allen wants to teach machines common sense

March 13th, 2018 at 12:22 am » Comments Off

“To make real progress in A.I., we have to overcome the big challenges in the area of common sense,” said Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft in the 1970s with Bill Gates. Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday that he was pumping an additional $125 million into his nonprofit computer research lab for an ambitious new […]



Baidu’s new A.I. can mimic your voice after listening to it for just one minute

March 8th, 2018 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

We’re not in the business of writing regularly about “fake” news, but it’s hard not to be concerned about the kind of mimicry technology is making possible. First, researchers developed deep learning-based artificial intelligence (A.I.) that can superimpose one person’s face onto another person’s body. Now, researchers at Chinese search giant Baidu have created an […]



Unexpected ways that Artificial Intelligence will change your life in the next ten years

March 1st, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

The future of artificial intelligence is both exciting and terrifying. It’s development will have an impact on your life over the next ten years, in more ways than one. While yes, it will have many positive impacts, The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report recently warned that artificial intelligence could also be exploited by criminals […]



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