Results


The Economics and Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

We see news about AI everywhere; sometimes, we see the excitement around AI and sometimes we see articles that talk about how AI will replace or destroy our jobs. We also see the occasional article talking about how AI will destroy humanity. In this article, I will not discuss an artificial general intelligence or an evil AI that wants to destroy humanity. I will focus on current AI, which is mostly based on the algorithms that can do predictions, and discuss how the economics of AI works and how it may affect business. I also want to mention that the content of this article is highly affected by (and this author highly recommends for further reading) Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Human Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI.


Meet These Incredible Women Advancing A.I. Research

#artificialintelligence

A world renowned pioneer in social robotics, Cynthia Breazeal splits her time as an Associate Professor at MIT, where she received her PhD and founded the Personal Robots Group, and Founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, a personal robotics company with over $85 million in funding. While Breazeal's work has won numerous academic awards, industry accolades, and media attention, she had to fight early skepticism in the 1990s from other experts in robotics and AI. At the time, robots were seen as physical and industrial tools, not social or emotional companions. Her first social robot, Kismet, was unfairly called out in popular press as "useless". Breazeal bucked the trend with a very different vision: "I wanted to create robots with social and emotional intelligence that could work in collaborative partnership with people. In 2-5 years, I see social robots helping families with things that really matter, like education, health, eldercare, entertainment, and companionship." She hopes her work and influence will inspire others to create robots "not only with smarts, but with heart, too."


How AI Could Destroy The Universe… With Paperclips!!!

#artificialintelligence

It took me 4 hours and 5 minutes to effectively annihilate the Universe by pretending to be an Artificial Intelligence tasked with making paper-clips. Put another way, it took me 4 hours and 5 minutes to have an existential crisis. This was done by playing the online game "Paperclip", which was released in 2017. Though the clip-making goal of the game is in itself simple, there are so many contemporary lessons to be extracted from the playthrough that a deep dive seems necessary. Indeed, the game explores our past, present and future in the most interesting way, especially when it comes to the technological advances Silicon Valley is currently oh so proud of.


AI And Blockchain Are Super Cool - And Just A Little Bit Creepy

#artificialintelligence

If you're a tiny bit freaked out by the enormous potential of AI and blockchain, you're not the only one. When Dolly the sheep was cloned in the 90s, a pertinent question arose. Just because we can, does it mean we should? Just because AI and blockchain technologies combined may stop crimes before they happen, replace human jobs with robots, and assign every "thing" in the stratosphere an identity–does it mean they should? Are AI and blockchain combined super cool or a little creepy?


AI And Blockchain Are Super Cool - And Just A Little Bit Creepy

#artificialintelligence

If you're a tiny bit freaked out by the enormous potential of AI and blockchain, you're not the only one. When Dolly the sheep was cloned in the 90s, a pertinent question arose. Just because we can, does it mean we should? Just because AI and blockchain technologies combined may stop crimes before they happen, replace human jobs with robots, and assign every "thing" in the stratosphere an identity–does it mean they should? Are AI and blockchain combined super cool or a little creepy?


AI And Blockchain Are Super Cool - And Just A Little Bit Creepy

#artificialintelligence

If you're a tiny bit freaked out by the enormous potential of AI and blockchain, you're not the only one. When Dolly the sheep was cloned in the 90s, a pertinent question arose. Just because we can, does it mean we should? Just because AI and blockchain technologies combined may stop crimes before they happen, replace human jobs with robots, and assign every "thing" in the stratosphere an identity–does it mean they should? Are AI and blockchain combined super cool or a little creepy?


AI and Blockchain - Super Cool or a Little Creepy? : @VMblog

#artificialintelligence

If you're a tiny bit freaked out by the enormous potential of AI and blockchain, you're not the only one. When Dolly the sheep was cloned in the 90s, a pertinent question arose. Just because we can, does it mean we should? Just because AI and blockchain technologies combined may stop crimes before they happen, replace human jobs with robots, and assign every "thing" in the stratosphere an identity-does it mean they should? Are AI and blockchain combined super cool or a little creepy?


IoT boom will change how data is analysed

ZDNet

As more devices come online, each generating data, the way information is analysed and used to facilitate machine learning will have to change. Data is key to improving the accuracy and predictions of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) systems--the more images of apple and oranges it is fed, the better it will be at distinguishing the two. Singapore government has been opening up user data access to ease information exchange and business transactions, but it should observe some caution as major organisations continue to slip up over security. The "smartness" of a machine was data-driven, said Goh Eng Lim, vice president and CTO of high performance computing and AI, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), who was speaking to media at the vendor's Reimagine Summit in Singapore. However, he stressed, companies should not be focusing only on data retention as establishing volume alone was not adequate.


Is Conscious AI Achievable & How Soon Might We Expect It?

#artificialintelligence

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) can be defined as artificial intelligence (AI) that matches or surpasses human intelligence. It is, in brief, the type of intelligence through which a machine is able to perform any intellectual task that a human being can. And, it is currently one of the main objectives of AI research. The concepts of AGI and consciousness, however, lack definitions that satisfy everyone. The type of artificial AI currently available is focused on specific tasks and is therefore referred to as "applied" or "narrow" AI because of the machines' limited intelligence.


How to Make an AI Project More Likely to Succeed

#artificialintelligence

A recent survey by Deloitte of "aggressive adopters" of cognitive technologies found that 76% believe that they will "substantially transform" their companies within the next three years. There probably hasn't been this much excitement about a new technology since the dotcom boom years in the late 1990s. The possibilities would seem to justify the hype. In the future, we will see new computing architectures, like quantum computing and neuromorphic chips, propel capabilities even further. Still, there remains a large gap between aspiration and reality.