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The Future of Artificial Intelligence


Believe it or not- we all are leveraging artificial intelligence like technology in our everyday life.

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Believe it or not- we all are leveraging artificial intelligence like technology in our everyday life. Whether it is about locating the nearby barber shop to a simple order we placed over e-commerce marketplace- AI is somehow involved in it. A report by Statista reveals that the overall AI market will reach 7,35 billion USD by the end of this year. This market will expand up to 89,847.35 million USD by the end of 2025. For those who are willing to grow their career with this advancement can participate in Artificial Intelligence Course and various other resources like blogs, videos, coding platforms etc., accessible over the internet.

Hitting the books: Will Computers Revolt?


Welcome, dear readers, to the first iteration of Engadget's newest series, Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. Consciousness and free will have long been the hallmarks of human intelligence, what sets us apart from "lower" forms of life. But as artificial intelligences grow increasingly advanced, the gap between biological and mechanical minds continues to shrink. Although machines can't currently express free will, Charles J. Simon argues in his book "Will Computers Revolt? Preparing for the future of artificial intelligence," doesn't mean they won't be able to in the near future.

Top 5 Most Worrying AI Trends of 2018, According to Top Researchers


Artificial intelligence is already beginning to spiral out of our control, a new report from top researchers warns. Not so much in a Skynet kind of sense, but more in a'technology companies and governments are already using AI in ways that amp up surveillance and further marginalize vulnerable populations' kind of way. On Thursday, the AI Now Institute, which is affiliated with New York University and is home to top AI researchers with Google and Microsoft, released a report detailing, essentially, the state of AI in 2018, and the raft of disconcerting trends unfolding in the field. What we broadly define as AI--machine learning, automated systems, etc.--is currently being developed faster than our regulatory system is prepared to handle, the report says. And it threatens to consolidate power in the tech companies and oppressive governments that deploy AI while rendering just about everyone else more vulnerable to its biases, capacities for surveillance, and myriad dysfunctions.

AI in 2019: 8 trends to watch


December means holiday parties, New Year's resolutions, and a blizzard of technology industry predictions. You'll see a ton of AI-related calls as we approach 2019. The artificial intelligence hype machine is already roaring. The potential impacts of AI are wide-ranging – as are the related forecasts, on everything from how AI will change college admissions to the role it will play in international relations and politics. We decided to focus on the trends that matter most urgently to IT leaders – you don't need another "AI is taking over the world" story; you need concrete insights for your team and business.

Universal income vs. the robots: Meet the presidential candidate fighting automation

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Andrew Yang announced he is vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination back in February. But how is he going to do that? I got the chance to sit down with him at the Work Awesome conference in New York yesterday to ask him about his stances on trucking automation, AI policy, and his favorite topic, universal basic income (UBI). This article first appeared in Clocking In, our newsletter covering the impact of emerging technology on the future of work. Erin: Why focus on automation and UBI? Andrew: The reason why I'm focused on this issue is I'm convinced it's driving the social, economic, and political dysfunction we are seeing.

Canada and France will explore AI ethics with an international panel


The AI revolution is coming, and both Canada and France want to make sure we're approaching it responsibly. Today, the countries announced plans for the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI), a platform to discuss "responsible adoption of AI that is human-centric and grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth," according to a mandate from the office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It's still unclear which other countries will be participating, but Mounir Mahjoubi, France's secretary of state for digital affairs, says it'll include both G7 and EU countries, Technology Review reports. It won't just be politicians joining the conversation. France and Canada plan to get the scientific community involved, as well as industry and civil society experts.

Will artificial intelligence be the end of mankind?


For decades we have overheard these admonitions and reservations about artificial intelligence taking over and ending humankind.

Businesses need to understand AI before putting it to work


Artificial intelligence is a big deal for business – it's the biggest marketing buzzword this side of cryptocurrency and it's set to make a very real difference to the future of work. But what does that really look like? How will AI support employees? And what responsibilities do you have when you start applying AI to customer data? BT's Adastral Park research facility is at the forefront of the development and application of AI technologies in the UK, from using real-time network analysis to detect and protect against cyberattacks as they happen, to enabling customer service agents to anticipate the future needs of their clients based on customer behaviour trends.

UNSW and Swinburne launch initiatives exploring the future of work


With technology's role in the workplace evolving at pace, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) have each launched their own respective initiatives to educate about the future of work. UNSW announced on Thursday in collaboration with AMP the launch of Designing the Future of Work, a massive open online course (MOOC) that explores how employers and employees can adapt to a rapidly evolving environment in which artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data are changing the way we live and work. The course will answer questions such as: What new, disruptive technologies are on the horizon; how will jobs change; what challenges will employers and employees face; and how the design process can help create innovative solutions for employers and employees. Associate dean of education at UNSW Sydney Art & Design professor Simon McIntyre said the MOOC will investigate design strategies that businesses can adopt to make the transition towards new technologies a more efficient process. "By working with leading futurists and business innovators from AMP Amplify, we [are] able to bring both academic and practical perspectives to give learners real-world examples and strategies to help them become predictive, adaptive, and secure in their own work futures," McIntyre said.