Almost everyone who went to college had to go to the process of applying for a job. When you graduate, you will obviously look for a job. Part of this process is to perform an interview with the recruiter of the company to convince him that you are the right person for the job. This interview can be stressful for some people and easy-going for others. Sometime, recruiters can be biased by personal opinions they may have about you or they might try to trick you. Well, have you ever wonder what would happen if your job interview would be conducted by a robot? Many people would say no as they probably think it is something that would never happen. Well, it is an idea that might be close to become reality. FirstJob, a HR focus company, as just launched a digital assistant that could perform up to 75% of the recruitment process.
When a robot almost looks human--almost, but not quite--it often comes across as jarringly fake instead of familiar. Robots that are clearly artificial, like WALL-E or R2-D2, don't have this problem. But androids like this one that imperfectly mimic human mannerisms and facial expressions are weird enough to be haunting.
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Prof. Ehud Reiter is the Chief Scientist of Arria NLG, and also a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen. He has worked on natural language generation for the past 30 years, and has published 125 peer-reviewed academic papers and been awarded 5 patents; he also is the author of a widely used NLG textbook. In his university role he has been involved in several medical projects, and has published papers in British Medical Journal and other leading medical journals.
The rise of artificial intelligence presents not only technical challenges, but important legal and ethical challenges for society, especially regarding machines like autonomous weapons and self-driving cars. To discuss these issues, I interviewed Matt Scherer and Ryan Jenkins. Matt is an attorney and legal scholar whose scholarship focuses on the intersection between law and artificial intelligence. Ryan is an assistant professor of philosophy and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Emerging Sciences group at California Polytechnic State, where he studies the ethics of technology.
Mumbai: Brock Pierce, founder and managing partner of Blockchain Capital and chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Pierce pioneered the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $200 million for companies he founded. A faculty at the Singularity University, Pierce is also the founder of IMI Exchange (the world's leading digital currency marketplace for games), ZAM (one of the world's largest media properties for gamers) and IGE (the pioneer of digital currency in online games). In an email interview, Pierce--who was a speaker at the two-day SingularityU India Summit ((held on 7-8 April in association with INK, which hosts events like INKtalks, a platform for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories)--spoke, among other things, on why companies would want to invest in blockchains.