Google Cloud chief scientist: 'AI doesn't belong to just a few tech giants in Silicon Valley'

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Silicon Valley may be behind much of the development of AI in the modern world, but it's vital that everyone feel included in the technology, said Fei-Fei Li, Google Cloud chief scientist for AI. "It's time to bring AI together with social science, with humanities, to really study the profound impact of AI to our society, to our legal system, to our organizations, to our society to democracy, to education, to our ethics," Li said. "Again I stress: AI doesn't belong to just a few tech giants in Silicon Valley, and these few companies in Silicon Valley have a responsibility to harness AI for the good of everyone, but they also have the responsibility to work with everybody, recognize we don't know it all, and to include everybody. "This is a historical moment, and we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility and to really think about how to remedy this problem." Li delivered her remarks today in a discussion with former White House CTO and Shift7 CEO Megan Smith.


Stanford unveils new AI institute, built to create 'a better future for all humanity'

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Amid a worldwide race for supremacy in artificial intelligence, Stanford University on Monday will unveil a new institute dedicated to using AI to build the best-possible future. The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence is co-directed by Fei-Fei Li, a former chief scientist for AI at Google, now a Stanford computer science professor. "The scope and scale of impact of the Age of AI will be more profound than any other period of transformation in our history," Li and co-director John Etchemendy said in an online note about the new institute. "AI has the potential to radically transform every industry and every society." The institute will take advantage of Stanford's strength in a variety of disciplines, including AI, computer science, engineering, robotics, business, economics, genomics, law, literature, medicine, neuroscience and philosophy, according to promotional materials.


5 women advancing AI industry research

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing industry that's perpetually impressing people with what's possible. Those advancements wouldn't happen without the people working tirelessly to research innovations. Many of the people pushing artificial intelligence forward are male, and that's evidence of a known gender gap associated with the industry. Concentrated efforts are needed to tackle the problem, but it's a situation that could change. The five women here are among those leading the way in AI research and inspiring everyone by their dedication.


Opinion How to Make A.I. Human-Friendly

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For a field that was not well known outside of academia a decade ago, artificial intelligence has grown dizzyingly fast. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Beijing are betting everything on it, venture capitalists are pouring billions into research and development, and start-ups are being created on what seems like a daily basis. If our era is the next Industrial Revolution, as many claim, A.I. is surely one of its driving forces. It is an especially exciting time for a researcher like me. When I was a graduate student in computer science in the early 2000s, computers were barely able to detect sharp edges in photographs, let alone recognize something as loosely defined as a human face.


Human-Centered Cognitive Orthoses: Artificial Intelligence for, Rather than Instead of, the People

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This issue of AI Magazine includes six articles on cognitive orthoses, which we broadly conceive as technological approaches that amplify or enhance individual or team cognition across a wide range of goals and activities. The articles are grouped by how they relate to orthoses enhanced socio-technical team intelligence at three different cognitive levels—sensorimotor physical, professional learning, and networked knowledge.