Saturday, March 6, 2021

I got close to a robot and you won’t believe what she told me

by Mark Bünger, Lux Research Today’s Internet is increasingly a privacy-free dystopia of clickbaity hyperlinks leading to ad-infested pages of copy-pasted content, annotated by moronic and even threatening trolls. It’s worlds apart from the pristine...

Could AI Startup Geometric Intelligence Have Prevented Tesla’s Fatal Crash?

By Mark Bünger, Lux Research Artificial intelligence (AI) is a stealthier field than most, but startup Geometric Intelligence is quiet even by those standards. So it was fortunate that we recently heard directly from the...

Bostrom says “We are like small children playing with a bomb”

You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a Pure Gym, which...

What 7 of the World’s Smartest People Think About AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From humbling chess grandmaster losses at the hands of mathematically brilliant supercomputers to semantic networks with the linguistic grasp...

Will AI Companies Make Any Money?

I was recently consulting with a publishing company that is exploring various ways to digitize and contextualize its content. Knowing that some of the company’s competitors had signed deals with IBM’s Watson, I asked several...

To Make AI More Human, Teach It to Chitchat

The secret to making an artificial intelligence more convincing? Program it to kibbitz. Tom was discussing the film star Tang Wei with a chatbot named XiaoIce, and the bot was excited: “A goddess! She stole my...

My Reaction to Roger Schank’s Odd Critique of Watson

note: Yesterday AI Trends curated a controversial blog by Roger The Fraudulent Claims Made By IBM About Watson and AI.  As expected, it raised some eyebrows in the market. Here's an rebuttal by Adrian Bowles...

Should “Prevention” Be a Core Principle of AI?

Intraspexion trains a Deep Learning algorithm, a form of artificial intelligence (AI), to learn about certain types of legal threats, and eventually provide in-house attorneys with an early warning of the risks.  This AI...

The Head Nod Problem in AI for Self-Driving Cars

By Dr. Lance B. Eliot, the AI Insider for AI Trends and contributes regularly. I drove up to a four-way stop in my neighborhood the other day, and arrived just as another car happened to...

Deep Feelings On Deep Learning

So I want to build Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI), and I already wrote about a possible application to treat mental health problems. Even the big guns like Apple Inc. are trying to build AEI...






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