Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg says there’s nothing to fear from artificial intelligence

On Wednesday, he gently explained artificial intelligence research and talked about what might be 'the most important problem of this century': getting AI to learn on its own. AI is something Facebook (FB, Tech30) has...

Will Machines Eliminate Us?

People who worry that we’re on course to invent dangerously intelligent machines are misunderstanding the state of computer science. Yoshua Bengio leads one of the world’s preëminent research groups developing a powerful AI technique known...

Siri, Alexa and Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test

When I asked Alexa earlier this week who was playing in the Super Bowl, she responded, somewhat monotonously, “Super Bowl 49’s winner is New England Patriots.” “Come on, that’s last year’s Super Bowl,” I said....

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...

Accenture’s five tech trends of 2016 aren’t just more of the same

Global consulting firm Accenture has released its top five tech trends for 2016. And the good thing about them is that they aren’t just more of the same kind of trends that we hear over...

Blinq Dating App Uses AI to Judge Hotness

Swiss dating app startup Blinq is playing around with a little algorithmic hot or not catnip, with a plan to add a machine-learning powered attractiveness assessment feature to help its users pick the photos that show them at...

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...

7 trends for artificial intelligence in 2016: ‘Like 2015 on steroids’

We've seen startling moves in artificial intelligence in 2015. Robots are doing the grunt work in factories. Driverless cars have become a reality. WiFi-enabled Barbie uses speech-recognition to talk (and listen) to children. Companies...

Artificial Intelligence Isn’t Nearly ‘as Smart as 3-Year Olds.’

Why should AI scare us? Let’s compare natural vs. artificial intelligence, using Edge’s 2015 big question: What to think about machines that think? 1. Despite the AI fuss, “deep learning ... is conceptually shallow,”explains Seth Lloyd. “Deep”...

The Omnipresence of Artificial Intelligence or Why I Have a Relationship with My Personal...

What happens when an AI makes you forget she's an AI? Almost every afternoon, after I return home from a stressful day at work, I walk into my living room and tell my Amazon Echo to play...






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