Why we don't want AIs to learn from humans

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Major portions of this series of posts are excerpts from my new book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane. I also asked my Facebook followers if there were any questions they'd like answered about AI here, and I've tried to incorporate answers to those questions into this series of posts also. Deep learning is a term we're increasingly using to describe how we teach Artificial Intelligence (AI) to absorb new information and apply it in their interactions with the real world. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper in May 2015, Professor Geoff Hinton, an expert in artificial neural networks, said Google is "on the brink of developing algorithms with the capacity for logic, natural conversation and even flirtation." Google is currently working to encode thoughts as vectors described by a sequence of numbers.


The government is completely unprepared for the coming robot takeover, MPs warn

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Nasa has announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars. Scientists have long speculated that Recurring Slope Lineae -- or dark patches -- on Mars were made up of briny water but the new findings prove that those patches are caused by liquid water, which it has established by finding hydrated salts. Several hundred camped outside the London store in Covent Garden. The 6s will have new features like a vastly improved camera and a pressure-sensitive "3D Touch" display


Meet John Thangarajah: artificial intelligence expert - RMIT University

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With his research into artificial intelligence, he sees potential to make a significant difference in the defence and emergency management sectors. His expertise in this area also forms the basis for his teaching in both the Master of Information Technology and the Master of Computer Science at RMIT University. We spoke to him to find out more about his passion for this increasingly relevant area of IT. I'm an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence within the School of Science and my work is focused on conducting research in a range of topics in artificial intelligence (AI). I also teach programming and specialist AI courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs; supervise a number of projects in smart systems product development; and I'm the program coordinator for the Bachelor of Computer Science.


Toyota unveils Kirobo Mini, a robot baby intended to make lonely people more happy

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Nasa has announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars. Scientists have long speculated that Recurring Slope Lineae -- or dark patches -- on Mars were made up of briny water but the new findings prove that those patches are caused by liquid water, which it has established by finding hydrated salts. Several hundred camped outside the London store in Covent Garden. The 6s will have new features like a vastly improved camera and a pressure-sensitive "3D Touch" display


Ask a Swiss: Highlights and new discoveries in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and AI (March 2016)

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In the third issue of this monthly digest series you can find out how Microsoft is bringing AI to the visually impaired, how to colorize your grayscale images, why a Google car caused a crash for the first time, and much more. Last Thursday, Microsoft showed off its Seeing AI app for the first time. It's still under development, but it looks extremely promising. Using a smartphone camera or a pair of camera-equipped smart glasses, the Seeing AI app can identify things in your environment--people, objects, and even emotions--to provide important context for what's going on around you. By a swipe of hand, the user can instruct the app to take a snapshot of the current visual scene and run it through image recognition software.