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'Yeah, we're spooked': AI starting to have big real-world impact, says expert

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A scientist who wrote a leading textbook on artificial intelligence has said experts are "spooked" by their own success in the field, comparing the advance of AI to the development of the atom bomb. Prof Stuart Russell, the founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley, said most experts believed that machines more intelligent than humans would be developed this century, and he called for international treaties to regulate the development of the technology. "The AI community has not yet adjusted to the fact that we are now starting to have a really big impact in the real world," he told the Guardian. "That simply wasn't the case for most of the history of the field – we were just in the lab, developing things, trying to get stuff to work, mostly failing to get stuff to work. So the question of real-world impact was just not germane at all. And we have to grow up very quickly to catch up."


'Yeah, we're spooked': AI starting to have big real-world impact, says expert

The Guardian

A scientist who wrote a leading textbook on artificial intelligence has said experts are "spooked" by their own success in the field, comparing the advance of AI to the development of the atom bomb. Prof Stuart Russell, the founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley, said most experts believed that machines more intelligent than humans would be developed this century, and he called for international treaties to regulate the development of the technology. "The AI community has not yet adjusted to the fact that we are now starting to have a really big impact in the real world," he told the Guardian. "That simply wasn't the case for most of the history of the field – we were just in the lab, developing things, trying to get stuff to work, mostly failing to get stuff to work. So the question of real-world impact was just not germane at all. And we have to grow up very quickly to catch up."


David Davis questioned over Brexit impact assessments

BBC News

The government has not carried out any impact assessments of leaving the EU on the UK economy, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs.


Logitech will put carbon impact labels on all of its product boxes

Engadget

Many technology companies say they're committed to reducing their impact on the environment -- but Logitech wants to show you exactly how. Today, it's announcing plans to put carbon impact ratings on its product boxes, starting with its gaming devices later this year. They'll show up as a "C" (for carbon) shaped arrow along with a cost figure, a rating determined by the company's Life Cycle Analysis, which measures a device's impact from manufacturing until its end of life. At a basic level, the carbon rating could help you choose between one of Logitech's many mice offerings. But even though it's leading the way, the company ultimately wants to bring other tech firms onboard to make these ratings a widely adopted standard.


Three Musts For AI: Trustworthy, Timely and Tenable Data

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One doesn't have to look too far for discussions about the things that will make tomorrow's organizations tick: artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, Internet of Things. All of it requires data, and a lot of the right kind. AI algorithms need to be trained against datasets, and the larger, the better. The data challenge is at the heart of a recent survey of 2,300 executives conducted by MIT Technology Review and commissioned by PureStorage, which finds widespread agreement that artificial intelligence is an essential capability. However, there is also a cloud of uncertainty around AI that needs to be cleared.