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9 of the most jaw-dropping things Elon Musk said about robots and AI in 2017


Global competition to be the country with the most sophisticated AI will be the cause of the next world war, Musk predicts. His comment was responding to a story about Russian president Vladimir Putin predicting the country winning in artificial intelligence "will be the ruler of the world." Musk posted the warning with a photo of a poster that read "in the end, the machines will win." "I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned by it," Musk said at the National Governors Association. "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization in a way that car accidents, airplane crashes, faulty drugs or bad food were not -- they were harmful to a set of individuals within society, of course, but they were not harmful to society as a whole."

Artificial Intelligence Robot 'Alisa' Nominated for Russian President


Alisa, a virtual reality assistant developed by Russia's tech giant Yandex, has been nominated to become the next president of Russia by thousands of supporters across the country. The favorite for elections scheduled for March 2018, President Vladimir Putin, announced his candidacy on Wednesday. Putin is seeking a fourth term in office which would extend his tenure into 2024. Other contenders for the presidency will likely include familiar political figures from the pro-Kremlin Communist Party and the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, as well as new faces such as the former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak and the business-oriented Party of Growth leader Boris Titov. It appears they will now be challenged by Alisa's progressive promise to bring "the political system of the future, built exclusively on rational decisions made on the basis of clear algorithms," the Lenta news website reported.

Putin believes that whatever country has the best AI will be 'the ruler of the world'


Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that in the future, the country that leads in artificial intelligence (AI) could dominate the world. According to a report by Russian state-funded organisation RT (which we first saw via The Verge), Putin told students that "artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all of humankind." "It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict," he said. "Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world." That's why Russia will share its know-how in artificial intelligence with other nations.

Russian AI Alisa wins backing of 40,000 in election run-up

Daily Mail

Russia's next president could be an artificially intelligent robot that claims'enemies of the people will be shot'. Forty thousand Russians have nominated a piece of AI software on their phones to stand against Vladimir Putin for the 2018 Russian presidency. The AI assistant known as Alisa, similar to the Apple's voice-activated Siri, was created by Russian technology company Yandex. Russia's next president could be an artificially intelligent robot that claims'enemies of the people will be shot'. Since the AI's launch in September, Alisa has stirred controversy on social media, with users sharing a series of contentious statements from the software.

3 Keys to Winning the Great Artificial Intelligence (AI) War! – InFocus Blog Dell EMC Services


There is a war a-brewin', but this war will be fought with wits and not brute strength. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin's declaration that "the nation that leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be the ruler of the world," the press and analysts have created hysteria regarding the ramifications of artificial intelligence on everything from public education to unemployment to healthcare to Skynet. Note: artificial intelligence (AI) endows applications with the ability to automatically learn and adapt from experience via interacting with the surroundings / environment. See the blog "Artificial Intelligence is not Fake Intelligence" for a more detailed explanation on artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Fast Company article "How to Stop Worrying and Love the Great AI War of 2018," projected that the AI battle would ultimately boil down between the "AI Big 6": Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft.

4 Remarkable Benefits of Artificial Intelligence


From the Russian President Putin to the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, everybody is talking about artificial intelligence. Yes, AI is promising a gamut of benefits to forward-thinking businesses. This has been grabbing the attention of everyone who is in the business world. If I tell the definition of artificial intelligence in a single line, "AI is a method of building human intelligence in machines". So machines can think like human, work like human (faster than human), without requiring human intervention.

Artificial Intelligence is a Game Changer for I...


In a recent speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate the world.[1] Chinese government has made AI development a priority by investing billions to get ahead in its development and application. Our future will be transformed in ways we don't yet fully comprehend with application of AI. AI is a broad science and recent developments have been focused on machine learning and deep learning. It is clear that leveraging AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve problems and unlock new opportunities, saving time and money in consumer, commercial and industrial environments.


Daily Mail

Russia has boasted its robot tank outperformed manned vehicles in recent tests paving the way for Vladimir Putin to expand his droid army. Two unmanned tanks, one of which is designed as a kamikaze device, have been subjected to testing outside Moscow for almost a year. The tanks, called Nehreta, have undergone more rigorous testing in recent weeks and today it emerged they have performed better than the manned versions. The Russian'Nerehta' ground robot has aced its latest tests, it has been revealed. It can carry a 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine gun or an AG-30M grenade launcher.

Huge glowing ball over northern Siberia sparks UFO fears

Daily Mail

Russia has been hit by a wave of reports of a giant UFO in the sky last night with spectacular pictures of an enormous glowing ball illuminating northern Siberia. Social media erupted with claims of'aliens arriving' and locals in far flung parts of the country told of'shivers down their spines'. While the source of the light remains unclear, some have suggested that it was the the trace of a rocket launched by the Russian military that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky. While the source of the light remains unknown, local experts suggest there were two possible reasons for the eerie spectacle in the Siberian night sky. The first was that a vivid display of the Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - was underway.

Putin Predicts Superhuman Soldiers Will Be Worse Than Nuclear Bombs

International Business Times

Russian president Vladimir Putin wanted world leaders to have regulations in store for superhuman soldiers in the future in case they turn in to mass killers who feel no pain or fear, The Express reported Monday. The statement came after he warned attendees of the "World Festival of Youth and Students" Saturday. Genetically-modified superhuman soldiers are a possible danger, because scientists are close to breaking the genetic code. "He can be a genius mathematician, a brilliant musician or a soldier, a man who can fight without fear, compassion, regret or pain," Putin said in his speech for the festival's closing ceremony, according to Express. "What I have just described might be worse than a nuclear bomb," Putin proclaimed, in front of the 20,000 young women and men attending the festival, which was held in the Olympic Park in Sochi.