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Swathes of people facing losing jobs in 'dark side' of robot revolution

Daily Mail

Britain faces the threat of social unrest as robots take'swathes' of jobs, the Bank of England's chief economist warned today. Andy Haldane said the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution will see'the machine replacing humans doing thinking things'. He cautioned that the'dark side' of the change could be disruption on a much bigger scale than in Victorian times, with professions such as accountancy among those at risk. The stark message came amid calls for a massive skills drive to find employment for those set to be affected by the next wave of automation. In an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Haldane said: 'The first three industrial revolutions have been about largely machines replacing humans doing principally manual tasks, whereas the fourth will be different.


Chongqing to Host Smart China Expo, Boosting Development of Big Data Technology

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In addition to providing a venue for the world's top big data firms to highlight their latest products and breakthroughs, SCE 2018 will also be a platform for interactions and discussions among industry professionals, playing host to over 400 business, government, and academic dignitaries such as Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, Tencent CEO Pony Ma, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, and former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok To. "Big data and smart technology are profoundly changing economic patterns, lifestyles and social governance," said Tang Liangzhi, Mayor of Chongqing, traditionally a manufacturing hub in western China." Chongqing has adopted an innovation-driven growth strategy and holding SCE will help promote the development of big data and smart technology in the city." With more than 180,000 square meters of floor space, SCE 2018 will focus on sectors such as semiconductors, artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputers with the newest and most advanced "smart" products and technologies on display. For example, Chongqing Jinshan Science & Technology (Group) will showcase its newly-developed surgical robot, which makes remote surgery possible. In addition, there will be a "smart experience area" at SCE 2018 where visitors can experience what life will be like as we incorporate new technologies such as facial recognition, smart parking, and AI consulting services into daily life.


Chongqing to Host Smart China Expo, Boosting Development of Big Data Technology

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In addition to providing a venue for the world's top big data firms to highlight their latest products and breakthroughs, SCE 2018 will also be a platform for interactions and discussions among industry professionals, playing host to over 400 business, government, and academic dignitaries such as Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, Tencent CEO Pony Ma, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, and former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok To. "Big data and smart technology are profoundly changing economic patterns, lifestyles and social governance," said Tang Liangzhi, Mayor of Chongqing, traditionally a manufacturing hub in western China." Chongqing has adopted an innovation-driven growth strategy and holding SCE will help promote the development of big data and smart technology in the city." With more than 180,000 square meters of floor space, SCE 2018 will focus on sectors such as semiconductors, artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputers with the newest and most advanced "smart" products and technologies on display. For example, Chongqing Jinshan Science & Technology (Group) will showcase its newly-developed surgical robot, which makes remote surgery possible. In addition, there will be a "smart experience area" at SCE 2018 where visitors can experience what life will be like as we incorporate new technologies such as facial recognition, smart parking, and AI consulting services into daily life.


Applications of artificial intelligence - Wikipedia

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Artificial intelligence, defined as intelligence exhibited by machines, has many applications in today's society. More specifically, it is Weak AI, the form of A.I. where programs are developed to perform specific tasks, that is being utilized for a wide range of activities including medical diagnosis, electronic trading, robot control, and remote sensing. AI has been used to develop and advance numerous fields and industries, including finance, healthcare, education, transportation, and more. AI for Good is a movement in which institutions are employing AI to tackle some of the world's greatest economic and social challenges. For example, the University of Southern California launched the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, with the goal of using AI to address socially relevant problems such as homelessness. At Stanford, researchers are using AI to analyze satellite images to identify which areas have the highest poverty levels.[1] The Air Operations Division (AOD) uses AI for the rule based expert systems. The AOD has use for artificial intelligence for surrogate operators for combat and training simulators, mission management aids, support systems for tactical decision making, and post processing of the simulator data into symbolic summaries.[2]


The Globe-Trotting Show Bringing Science and Tech to Arab TV

WIRED

A large yet tidy refugee camp rises from the desert near the Syrian-Jordanian border. Most people wouldn't think of this as a hub of innovation, but nevertheless, a science and technology show has arrived with cameras and microphones. They're interviewing officials from UNICEF who describe the techniques they developed to safely remove sewage from the camp. Another week, and the cameras arrive in Stockholm to watch a new type of drone make its way through a dark tunnel. The show in question is 4Tech, a program on the BBC Arabic that since 2011 has attracted viewers in a market dominated by glitzy Arab versions of reality shows like "The Voice" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."


British jobs will be wiped out by artificial intelligence, warns Bank chief

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He added that the "hollowing out" in the past could be on a greater scale in the future. His comments echo those of the Bank's Governor, Mark Carney, who has previously spoken about large-scale technological disruption to the jobs market. Mr Haldane added: "Given that the scale of job loss, job displacement is likely to be at least as large as that of the first three industrial revolutions, we will need even greater numbers of new jobs to be created in the future if we are not to suffer this longer term feature called technological unemployment. "It has not been a feature of the past, but could it possibly be a feature of the future? I think that is a much more open question than at any previous point possibly in history."


This AI system could make lip sync dubbing accurate

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Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Dodgy lip sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices. The system, called Deep Video Portraits, can also be used to correct gaze and head pose in video conferencing, and enables new possibilities for video post-production and visual effects, according to the research presented at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Vancouver, Canada. "This technique could also be used for post-production in the film industry where computer graphics editing of faces is already widely used in today's feature films," said study co-author Christian Richardt from the University of Bath in Britain. The researchers believe that the new system could help the film industry save time and reduce post-production costs. Unlike previous methods that are focused on movements of the face interior only, Deep Video Portraits can also animate the whole face including eyes, eyebrows, and head position in videos, using controls known from computer graphics face animation.


American History X director Tony Kaye to cast robot as lead actor in next film

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American History X director Tony Kaye is hoping to cast an artificial intelligence actor as the lead of his new film. According to Deadline, the British film-maker has made the unprecedented decision to employ a robot over a human for his next project, titled 2nd Born. The android will be trained in various techniques and a variety of acting methods and Kaye hopes it will lead to recognition by the Screen Actors Guild which could also lead to awards consideration. The idea is a joint effort from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze. The film is a sequel to comedy 1st Born starring Val Kilmer and Denise Richards, the first ever Iranian-American co-production.


The Terminator

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The Terminator is a 1984 American science-fiction action film directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day become a saviour against machines in a post-apocalyptic future. Michael Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Connor. It received critical acclaim, with many praising its pacing, action scenes and Schwarzenegger's performance. Its success led to a franchise consisting of four sequels (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys), a television series, comic books, novels and video games.


The Machine Intelligence Primer

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Machine intelligence--also known as artificial intelligence--is the ability of machines to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence. These new machine capabilities both inspire and unnerve: trucks that drive themselves, computer programs that develop drug therapies, software that writes news articles and composes music. But before you can imagine the possibilities, you need to know the basics. This Machine Intelligence Primer will give you a foundational understanding of complex concepts. In it, we discuss where MI came from, how it got to where it is today, and where it's likely going.