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Artificial Intelligence Creates Better Art Than You (Sometimes)


In 2018, in late October, a distinctly odd painting appeared at the fine art auction house Christe's. At a distance, the painting looks like a 19th-century portrait of an austere gentleman dressed in black. Contained in a gilt frame, the portly gentleman appears middle-aged; his white-collar insinuates that he is a man of the church. The painting seems unassuming, something expected at an auction house that sells billions of dollars of painting each year. However, upon closer inspection, things get a bit odd.

Understanding the AI alignment problem


Welcome to AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on artificial intelligence. For decades, we've been trying to develop artificial intelligence in our own image. And at every step of the way, we've managed to create machines that can perform marvelous feats and at the same time make surprisingly dumb mistakes. After six decades of research and development, aligning AI systems with our goals, intents, and values continues to remain an elusive objective. Every major field of AI seems to solve part of the problem of replicating human intelligence while leaving out holes in critical areas.

The Secret of Musical Genius - Overheard at National Geographic

National Geographic

Mozart wowed audiences as a child. The Beatles blew away Ed Sullivan. Beyonce hypnotized Super Bowl crowds. The world has been enthralled by those we call musical geniuses. But what defines a musical genius? And how does society recognize it? We probe these questions as we examine the life and career of Aretha Franklin, a transformational figure in American music, and the rise of a young prodigy, Keedron Bryant. For more information on this episode, visit Want more? Watch the Genius: Aretha, a series about Aretha’s life, now streaming on Hulu. And check out the magazine piece about her and this journey through the career of the Queen of Soul.  Immerse yourself in the genius of Aretha Franklin and her music with this playlist!NGE. Available on Spotify and Apple Music. And of course, check out the song that made Keedron viral and the opera performance that cemented Aretha’s genius.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Artificial Intelligence (AI) A branch of computer science that is focused on a machine's capability to produce rational behavior from external inputs What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad branch of computer science that is focused on a machine's capability to produce rational behavior from external inputs. The goal of AI is to create systems that can perform tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence. Types of Artificial Intelligence 1. Reactive Machines Reactive machines perceive present external information and plan actions accordingly. The machines perform specialized duties and only understand the task at hand.

Human Intelligence before Artificial Intelligence


Take a simple question such as, "Is today a holiday?"This common question can result in multiple answers and when asking a human, it will be an interactive conversation that will eventually lead to the right answer.On the other hand, while chatting with an automated solution, the individual must seek a solution on their own. Several scenarios can influence the automated solution's, e.g., chatbot response: Am I interested in holidays where I am based on the location of my work profile? Am I using this information to buy local sales to see if I need to go to work? Can I use internet-based information or an official company calendar? Before we think about adding intelligence to a chatbot or other automation, we need to make sure that we know all the scenarios, including the data source itself, and who will keep the information up-to-date.

A New Paradigm of Threats in Robotics Behaviors Artificial Intelligence

Robots applications in our daily life increase at an unprecedented pace. As robots will soon operate "out in the wild", we must identify the safety and security vulnerabilities they will face. Robotics researchers and manufacturers focus their attention on new, cheaper, and more reliable applications. Still, they often disregard the operability in adversarial environments where a trusted or untrusted user can jeopardize or even alter the robot's task. In this paper, we identify a new paradigm of security threats in the next generation of robots. These threats fall beyond the known hardware or network-based ones, and we must find new solutions to address them. These new threats include malicious use of the robot's privileged access, tampering with the robot sensors system, and tricking the robot's deliberation into harmful behaviors. We provide a taxonomy of attacks that exploit these vulnerabilities with realistic examples, and we outline effective countermeasures to prevent better, detect, and mitigate them.

AI Should Augment Human Intelligence, Not Replace It


In an economy where data is changing how companies create value -- and compete -- experts predict that using artificial intelligence (AI) at a larger scale will add as much as $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. As AI is changing how companies work, many believe that who does this work will change, too -- and that organizations will begin to replace human employees with intelligent machines. This is already happening: intelligent systems are displacing humans in manufacturing, service delivery, recruitment, and the financial industry, consequently moving human workers towards lower-paid jobs or making them unemployed. This trend has led some to conclude that in 2040 our workforce may be totally unrecognizable. Are humans and machine really in competition with each other though?

Intelligent behavior depends on the ecological niche: Scaling up AI to human-like intelligence in socio-cultural environments Artificial Intelligence

This paper outlines a perspective on the future of AI, discussing directions for machines models of human-like intelligence. We explain how developmental and evolutionary theories of human cognition should further inform artificial intelligence. We emphasize the role of ecological niches in sculpting intelligent behavior, and in particular that human intelligence was fundamentally shaped to adapt to a constantly changing socio-cultural environment. We argue that a major limit of current work in AI is that it is missing this perspective, both theoretically and experimentally. Finally, we discuss the promising approach of developmental artificial intelligence, modeling infant development through multi-scale interaction between intrinsically motivated learning, embodiment and a fastly changing socio-cultural environment. This paper takes the form of an interview of Pierre-Yves Oudeyer by Mandred Eppe, organized within the context of a KI - K{\"{u}}nstliche Intelligenz special issue in developmental robotics.

Can Artificial Intelligence really replace human creativity? The relationship between AI and intellectual property rights.


This recent TechRadar article explores the evolution of AI technologies that could conceivably outperform humans in creative disciplines previously perceived as uniquely human. How should the law deal with liability for infringement of third party materials used in the creation of independent AI-generated outputs? Read more about the topics of discussion this article has raised, how intellectual property law might be affected by AI technologies and AI-generated output, and the benefits and uncertainties facing the field, in our Cookie Jar article here. Thanks to developments in AI, the days of the human creative may be numbered...

Pope seeks 'Copernican revolution' for post-COVID economy

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on ROME – Pope Francis urged governments on Monday to use the coronavirus crisis as a revolutionary opportunity to create a world that is more economically and environmentally just -- and where basic health care is guaranteed for all. Francis made the appeal in his annual foreign policy address to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, an appointment that was postponed for two weeks after he suffered a bout of sciatica nerve pain that made standing and walking difficult. Francis urged the governments represented in the Apostolic Palace to contribute to global initiatives to provide vaccines to the poor and to use the pandemic to reset what he said was a sick economic model that exploits the poor and the Earth. Pope Francis delivers his blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.