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Humanity and the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

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What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. In the nearly 20 years since I started medical school, I've seen the practice of medicine undergo a wholesale technological transformation. Take medical records as a simple example. I am 100% certain that today's medical students are much slower walkers than me. Because the days of sprinting on rounds to get ahead of the white coat phalanx, pull down a cabinet and open a three-ring binder chart to the next blank page before the intern reaches the door ended a decade ago.


VA aims to expand artificial-intelligence research - VAntage Point

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The blog post below is adapted from a longer article in VA Research Currents. When Facebook suggests a new friend for you, or Gmail shows you ads based on your email content, or Alexa or Siri understands your verbal command to do some chore in the house, that's artificial intelligence at work. Or, for a more dramatic example, think of driverless cars that read traffic and make lightning-fast decisions to stay on course and avoid accidents. Basically, artificial intelligence (AI) means using computers to simulate human thinking. Computers will never be able to fully replicate the human mind in all its amazing nuance, speed, and complexity--at least most people hope not!--but scientists have made remarkable strides in teaching computers to handle tasks such as finding patterns in data, analyzing and weighing risk factors, choosing the best option from among many choices, predicting future events based on past ones, and solving problems.


How AI is advancing across the world map London Business School

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gained geo-strategic importance. Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that whoever became the leader in the field would rule the world. Countries are jostling to stay ahead of the game. China, UK, France, Germany, Finland, Canada, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Mexico, Kenya, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), among others, have released national plans to promote the development and use of AI. They are very different, each building on the country's strengths.


This online game wants to teach the public about AI bias

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Artificial intelligence might be coming for your next job, just not in the way you feared. The past few years have seen any number of articles that warn about a future where AI and automation drive humans into mass unemployment. To a considerable extent, those threats are overblown and distant. But a more imminent threat to jobs is that of algorithmic bias, the effect of machine learning models making decisions based on the wrong patterns in their training examples. A online game developed by computer science students at New York University aims to educate the public about the effects of AI bias in hiring.


Teaching artificial intelligence to create visuals with more common sense

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GANpaint Studio could also be used to improve and debug other GANs that are being developed, by analyzing them for "artifact" units that need to be removed. In a world where opaque AI tools have made image manipulation easier than ever, it could help researchers better understand neural networks and their underlying structures. "Right now, machine learning systems are these black boxes that we don't always know how to improve, kind of like those old TV sets that you have to fix by hitting them on the side," says Bau, lead author on a related paper about the system with a team overseen by Torralba. "This research suggests that, while it might be scary to open up the TV and take a look at all the wires, there's going to be a lot of meaningful information in there." One unexpected discovery is that the system actually seems to have learned some simple rules about the relationships between objects.


Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch

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"This is the first method that can convincingly translate between visual and touch signals", says Andrew Owens, a postdoc at the University of California at Berkeley. "Methods like this have the potential to be very useful for robotics, where you need to answer questions like'is this object hard or soft?', or'if I lift this mug by its handle, how good will my grip be?' This is a very challenging problem, since the signals are so different, and this model has demonstrated great capability."


Hanson Robotics Limited Partners with Embody Digital to Advance Social Robot Communication Skills - Hanson Robotics

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About Hanson Robotics Limited Hanson Robotics is an AI and robotics company dedicated to creating living, intelligent machines that enrich people's lives. The company develops renowned robot characters, such as Sophia, the world's first robot citizen, which serve as AI platforms for scientific research, education, healthcare, sales and service, entertainment, and other research and service applications. Hanson Robotics' scientists, artists, roboticists, and engineers strive to bring robots to life as true friends who deeply understand and care for people, and collaborate with us in pursuit of ever-greater good for all. For more information please visit www.hansonrobotics.com.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

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For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

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For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


Teaching Today's AI Students To Be Tomorrow's Ethical Leaders: An Interview With Yan Zhang - Future of Life Institute

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Some of the greatest scientists and inventors of the future are sitting in high school classrooms right now, breezing through calculus and eagerly awaiting freshman year at the world's top universities. They may have already won Math Olympiads or invented clever, new internet applications. We know these students are smart, but are they prepared to responsibly guide the future of technology? Developing safe and beneficial technology requires more than technical expertise -- it requires a well-rounded education and the ability to understand other perspectives. But since math and science students must spend so much time doing technical work, they often lack the skills and experience necessary to understand how their inventions will impact society.