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The Last Frontiers of AI: Can Scientists Design Creativity and Self-Awareness?

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Is creativity a uniquely human trait? Defining the line between human and machine is becoming blurrier by the day as startups, big companies, and research institutions all compete to build the next generation of advanced AI. This arms race is bringing a new era of AI that won't prove its power by mastering human games, but by independently exhibiting ingenuity and creativity. Sophisticated AI is undertaking increasingly complex tasks like stock market predictions, research synthesis, political speech writing--don't worry, this article was still written by a human--and companies are beginning to pair deep learning with new robotics and digital manufacturing tools to create "smart manufacturing." Hod Lipson, professor of engineering at Columbia University and the director of Columbia's Creative Machines Labs, is pushing the next frontier of AI.


The Last Frontiers of AI: Can Scientists Design Creativity and Self-Awareness?

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That's where hallucinations, reflexes, Post Traumatic Stress, Phobias, and most importantly, dreams come from. You are right, the mind doesn't deal with much external data. Sense organs are all processed elsewhere, however, some sections of processing overlap, autonomic vs. reflex, etc. The conscious portion of human beings is very tiny compared with all the subconscious and unconscious/automatic processes going on.



These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

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Visit Singularity Hub for the latest from the frontiers of manufacturing and technology as we bring you coverage of Singularity University's Exponential Manufacturing conference. If you've been staying on top of artificial intelligence news lately, you may know that the games of chess and Go were two of the grand challenges for AI. But do you know what the equivalent is for robotics? Just think about how the game requires razor sharp perception and movement, a tall order for a machine. As entertaining as human vs. robot games can be, what they actually demonstrate is much more important.


The Last Frontiers of AI: Can Scientists Design Creativity and Self-Awareness?

#artificialintelligence

Is creativity a uniquely human trait? Defining the line between human and machine is becoming blurrier by the day as startups, big companies, and research institutions all compete to build the next generation of advanced AI. This arms race is bringing a new era of AI that won't prove its power by mastering human games, but by independently exhibiting ingenuity and creativity. Sophisticated AI is undertaking increasingly complex tasks like stock market predictions, research synthesis, political speech writing--don't worry, this article was still written by a human--and companies are beginning to pair deep learning with new robotics and digital manufacturing tools to create "smart manufacturing." Hod Lipson, professor of engineering at Columbia University and the director of Columbia's Creative Machines Labs, is pushing the next frontier of AI. It's an era that will be defined by biology-inspired machines that can evolve, self-model, and self-reflect--where machines will generate new ideas, and then build them. Fueling Lipson's work is the holy grail of AI--the pursuit of self-aware robots.