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Five key ideas you need to understand now if you want to be ready for the world of 2030

April 14th, 2019 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

With a new series of the BBC science podcast Futureproofing on air this month, presenter Timandra Harkness explains how to get ready for the world of the future. Just a building that keeps the rain out and your clean underwear in? Think again. The home of 2030 will be smart, connected and emotional. “Our notion […]

What will machine learning look like in twenty years?

April 12th, 2019 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

What will machine learning look like 15-20 years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Machine Learning is a very rapidly moving field, so it’s hard to make predictions about the state of the art 6 months from […]

What will our society look like when artificial intelligence is everywhere?

April 11th, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

 Will robots become self-aware? Will they have rights? Will they be in charge? Here are five scenarios from our future dominated by AI. SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | April 2018 In June of 1956, A few dozen scientists and mathematicians from all around the country gathered for a meeting on the campus of Dartmouth College. Most of […]

Trained neural nets perform much like humans on classic psychological tests

March 24th, 2019 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Neural networks were inspired by the human brain. Now AI researchers have shown that they perceive the world in similar ways. In the early part of the 20th century, a group of German experimental psychologists began to question how the brain acquires meaningful perceptions of a world that is otherwise chaotic and unpredictable. To answer […]

The new weapon in the fight against crime

March 11th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

  Solving a murder or tracking down the perpetrators of sexual abuse often requires dogged police work. What if a machine could help detectives spot the vital clues they need? The images on Eduardo Fidalgo’s computer show mundane scenes – a sofa scattered with pillows, a folded duvet on a bed, some children’s toys strewn […]

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