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The Future of AI and Hiring: How It Can Help Business

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It admittedly sounds a little like Big Brother, that a robot can tell significant things about your personality merely by looking into your eyes. Yet, that is the hiring territory that we are fast approaching – although we may not be sitting across from androids in interviews anytime soon. The use of artificial intelligence in making HR decisions is, while fraught with peril, not without its promising aspects. In an era when it is increasingly difficult for businesses to unearth the best job candidates, we may yet see the day when technology makes it possible to separate good from bad in the blink of an eye. Despite caveats about security and privacy, relying on AI would appear to be a method far superior to digging through a pile of resumes or asking ice-breaking questions like, "What's the last book you read?" Hiring good people – people who are talented, agreeable and work well with their co-workers – goes a long way toward nipping workplace conflicts in the bud.


Microsoft chief Brad Smith says rise of killer robots is 'unstoppable'

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The rise of killer robots is now unstoppable and a new digital Geneva Convention is essential to protect the world from the growing threat they pose, according to the President of the world's biggest technology company. In an interview with The Telegraph, Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, said the use of'lethal autonomous weapon systems' poses a host of new ethical questions which need to be considered by governments as a matter of urgency. He said the rapidly advancing technology, in which flying, swimming or walking drones can be equipped with lethal weapons systems – missiles, bombs or guns – which could be programmed to operate entirely or partially autonomously, "ultimately will spread… to many countries". The US, China, Israel, South Korea, Russia and the UK are all developing weapon systems with a significant degree of autonomy in the critical functions of selecting and attacking targets. The technology is a growing focus for many militaries because replacing troops with machines can make the decision to go to war easier.


The Mystical Side of A.I.

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Let's put aside for a moment the metaphysical question of whether the divine exists or not. Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and author of the "wager" argument, says that there's evidence for both sides, but nothing that tips the scales completely for or against the existence of God. Let's approach this as Pascalian agnostics. What if Siri really did make a deeper-than-5G connection? Pascal himself once had a mystical experience he couldn't put into words, so he wrote a few words on a piece of paper.


Jump Start the Next Decade of Transportation at GTC 2020 NVIDIA Blog

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As we enter the next decade, autonomous driving and AI-powered vehicles will revolutionize the way we move. That's why transportation has become an integral part of the conversation at the GPU Technology Conference, the world's premier AI event. It's the combined effort of automakers, suppliers, startups, researchers and regulators. They'll all be gathering at GTC, running March 22-26, 2020, in San Jose, to discuss the latest advances and the roadmap for what's ahead. And we want to hear from you.


KTN Robotics and AI 'Pitchfest' Investment Readiness Programme 2019

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Pitchfest is an investment readiness programme to train RAI firms to deliver'the perfect pitch' and a chance to present to investors. This programme is hosted by the KTN's Access to Funding and Finance Team and the RAI SIG. Investment-hungry firms working in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) are invited to take part in this investment readiness programme. This programme provides a unique opportunity to raise the company's profile in front of serious investors. The participating businesses will learn what is expected when raising cash and how to put forward a strong proposition.


Tesla promises full self-driving cars by year end, but regulators are wary.

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Once the update arrives, Tesla vehicles will be able to drive themselves in a city the way they can perform highway cruising now, the company said. That means interpreting stop signs and traffic lights, making sharp turns, and navigating stop-and-go urban traffic and other obstacles -- a far more difficult task than navigating long, relatively straight stretches of highways. Although Tesla's website has promised features as soon as this year including the ability to recognize and react to traffic lights and stop signs, and what it calls "Automatic driving on city streets," the suite would still require a human driver behind the wheel. As soon as next year, Tesla has said, the cars will be able to operate reliably on their own, even allowing the driver to fall asleep. This tiered approach is different from companies such as Waymo, whose sole aim is to launch autonomous vehicles that do not need a driver behind the wheel.


Autism and artificial intelligence: Visiting scholar probes human-robot interaction

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Lundy Lewis, an academic and researcher in artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction, is watching a pair of six year-old boys playing with social robots in the gym at CHEO's site for autism in Kanata. Griffin and James Beck are twins. The robot they're interacting with is called Jibo, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jibo has no arms or legs and only two joints, one which approximates a neck and another a waist. Despite this, Jibo can pack a lot of emotion into his rotund body.


Marcus Borba on Twitter

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Hype! Just like the @elonmusk's or Google's self-driving cars that have refused to come off the shelf. Those are controlled lab experiment. Would be a huge challenge scaling to production.


Top-10 AI Startups in Central and Eastern Europe

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Some people think that "sustainable eating" means shopping exclusively at over-priced chains like Whole Foods but we're here to shut that myth down with two words – Almazan Kitchen. Who knew that a couple of Serbian guys cooking organic food in a forest with their pet owl could generate nearly 20 million views for a single video? Serbia is just one of many countries found in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), a region that consists of relatively small countries that gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union around 1989. As these countries transformed into democratic states with capitalistic economies only 30 years ago, they had to overcome unique handicaps compared to more developed nations in Western Europe – like no organic grocery stores. Still, most of the region has registered rapid GDP growth over time that was only slowed by the global financial crisis of 2008.


RPA's Virtuous Circle Story Sherpas in Blue Shirts - Everest Group

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How hot has Summer 2018 been around the globe? The speed of evolution in this industry segment is almost without precedent. Firms that had revenues worth tens of millions of U.S. dollars just a couple of years ago are talking about reaching a billion in revenue in just a couple of more years. But the reality is that it's the perfect storm – or heat wave – of innovation and capital intersecting at just the right time. Of course, it doesn't hurt that enterprises have already captured most of the potential value from offshore labor arbitrage.