Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers are deploying Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to assist in diverse tasks such as diagnosing medical conditions, driving cars, and screening job candidates. Such deployment of applications is giving rise to new ethical and social issues. Social scientists are trying to think about the effect such deployments have on the people, economy, and society. On the other hand, are the engineers who are trying to handle the ethical and social dilemmas their inventions create. Society as a whole has been trying to deal with the philosophical and social consequences of technology.
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Machine learning is the future of automation. Millions of tasks performed by humans on a daily basis will be eventually replaced by neural networks trained. Even now, machine learning algorithms shape your life. The job market is shifting to accommodate this new technology, and those who are capable of programming their own networks (or integrating with existing ones) are in high demand. There has never been a better time to dive into machine learning.
It's a college major that sounds straight out of science fiction: Starting this fall, at least two U.S. schools are offering degrees focused on artificial intelligence. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh announced on May 10 that the school will launch a bachelor of science program in artificial intelligence this fall. "Specialists in artificial intelligence have never been more important, in shorter supply or in greater demand by employers," said Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, in a statement. Students in the computer-science school can enter the degree program in their second year. The course of study will include the same computer science and math courses as other students in the school, but will "focus more on how complex inputs -- such as vision, language and huge databases -- are used to make decisions or enhance human capabilities," the statement says.
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