Can Artificial Intelligence Make Us Happy?

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About two years ago, Stephen Hawking said in a BBC interview that "the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." Should we heed this warning and be afraid of artificial intelligence (AI), or should we be excited about the potential benefits that it could bring?


The 10 most important moments in AI (so far)

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This article is part of Fast Company's editorial series The New Rules of AI. More than 60 years into the era of artificial intelligence, the world's largest technology companies are just beginning to crack open what's possible with AI--and grapple with how it might change our future. Click here to read all the stories in the series. Artificial intelligence is still in its youth. But some very big things have already happened.


The 10 most important moments in AI (so far)

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This article is part of Fast Company's editorial series The New Rules of AI. More than 60 years into the era of artificial intelligence, the world's largest technology companies are just beginning to crack open what's possible with AI--and grapple with how it might change our future. Click here to read all the stories in the series. Artificial intelligence is still in its youth. But some very big things have already happened.


How artificial intelligence could radically transform education

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Artificial intelligence should be used to provide children with one-to-one tutoring to improve their learning and monitor their well-being, academics have argued. One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most-effective approach to teaching but would be too expensive to provide for all students. However, in a paper, academics from University College London's Knowledge Lab argue that AI systems could simulate human one-to-one tutoring by delivering learning activities tailored to a student's needs and providing targeted and timely feedback, all without an individual teacher present. Instead of being examined in traditional ways, children could be assessed in a more complete manner by collecting data about their performance over a long period, providing employers and educational institutions with a richer picture of their abilities. The report argues that AI could radically transform our education system for the better – but it is being held back by funding.


9 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Medical Imaging - Nanalyze

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You don't have to be a gambler to appreciate the complexities of the card game Texas Hold'Em. It involves a strategy that needs to evolve based on the players around the table, it takes a certain amount of intuition, and it doesn't require the player to win every hand. Just a few days ago, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm named Libratus beat four professional poker players at a no-limit Texas Hold'Em tournament played out over 20 days. If you have even the slightest understanding of how to write code, you would realize that it is impossible to actually code a software program to do that with such "imperfect information". The AI algorithm did exceptionally well and was utilizing strategies that humans had never used before.