Carnegie Mellon welcomes our robot overlords with first-ever AI undergraduate degree

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Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science will offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence starting in the upcoming fall semester. The Pittsburgh-based school is the first to offer such a program in the US. Many industry experts believe there aren't enough qualified candidates in the workforce to fill all the vacancies that technology companies have for people with AI-related skills. This program could contribute quality candidates, though perhaps more importantly the prestige of Carnegie Mellon may spur other institutions to offer similar programs. Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?


Why Facebook's AI guru isn't scared of killer robots

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"But until we have a hint of a beginning of a design, with some visible path towards autonomous AI systems with non-trivial intelligence, we are arguing about the sex of angels." This time it's the big one: will AI rise up and murder us all? While this isn't a new topic – humans have postulated about AI overlords for centuries – the timing and people involved in this debate make it interesting. Don't miss Hard Fork Summit in Amsterdam We're absolutely in the AI era now, and these dangers are no longer fictional. The architects of intelligence working on AI today could, potentially, be the ones who cause (or protect us from) an actual robot apocalypse.


Who's Afraid Of Artificial Intelligence?

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Can artificial intelligence replace the human brain?Will it? "Humans were are not built to spend more than two hours looking at a screen or scrolling through excel sheets. Humans are best at being human. Artificial Intelligence will do the rest." Kind of an employment company run by three humans overseeing 59 robots (actually computers working on algorithms created at the University of Amsterdam to solve problems).


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"Humans were are not built to spend more than two hours looking at a screen or scrolling through excel sheets. Humans are best at being human. Artificial Intelligence will do the rest." Kind of an employment company run by three humans overseeing 59 robots (actually computers working on algorithms created at the University of Amsterdam to solve problems). Stolze was addressing reporters in StartUp Village at the Amsterdam Science Park on the sidelines of the first World Summit AI in Amsterdam October 11-12.


Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

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If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you? It's a question Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, thinks a lot about. In July 2017, she and fellow ethicist Noel Sharkey published a report (pdf), Our Sexual Future with Robots, that delved into the state of the robot sex industry and its future. Quartz met van Wynsberghe, a professor of robotics and ethics at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, on a trip to London in a busy café, just before she headed to the Science Museum's Robots exhibition, to discuss how close humanity is to sex and even love with robots, and the risks involved. The interview is edited and condensed for clarity. Quartz: Your report mainly deals with "precursors" to sex robots. How are the dolls and devices that already exist connected to possible robots of the future?