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April 27th, 2017 at 6:58 am

Our fear of artificial intelligence – Is it for all the wrong reasons?

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People in Britain are more scared of the artificial intelligence embedded in household devices and self-driving cars than in systems used for predictive policing or diagnosing diseases. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Society, which is billed as the first in-depth look at how the public perceives the risks and benefits associated with machine learning, a key AI technique.

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October 21st, 2015 at 4:07 pm

New MIT algorithm can predict human behavior faster and more reliably than humans can


Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an algorithm that can find predictive patterns in unfamiliar data and performs better than two-thirds of human teams.

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December 5th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Here are the highest paying programming languages ranked by salary


There are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than others.

One of the most lucrative industries in the U.S. is computer programming. The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000.



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October 8th, 2014 at 10:36 am

The evolution of IBM’s Watson supercomputer and where it’s taking healthcare


IBM’s Watson is a cognitive computing system originally designed to vanquish human competitors on Jeopardy in 2011. Watson has been winding its way into more and more healthcare and health-related use cases. But like most novel technologies, a number of people still don’t understand exactly what Watson is or does — or what IBM’s roadmap for the technology is.


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October 3rd, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence


Futurist Thomas Frey: I had great difficulty completing this column. This is partly due to the complex nature of the technology and partly because its implications may indeed be so far reaching that I’ll sound over-reaching in describing it.



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