Elon Musk, DeepMind and AI researchers promise not to develop robot killing machines

The Independent

Elon Musk and many of the world's most respected artificial intelligence researchers have committed not to build autonomous killer robots. The public pledge not to make any "lethal autonomous weapons" comes amid increasing concern about how machine learning and AI will be used on the battlefields of the future. The signatories to the new pledge – which includes the founders of DeepMind, a founder of Skype, and leading academics from across the industry – promise that they will not allow the technology they create to be used to help create killing machines. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.

Goldman Sachs World Cup Analytics Show Limits of Big Data


If you're a fan of the World Cup, you probably had your sights set on a winner before the tournament kicked off. Maybe you really liked how Spain's team was shaping up (despite the coaching shifts), or you wanted to root for an underdog such as Japan or Croatia. Goldman Sachs, which knows a little something about probability and risk, built a sophisticated data model to predict the World Cup's eventual winner. This model leveraged machine learning to simulate 1 million possible evolutions, and updated throughout the tournament, according to Bloomberg. With that kind of setup, you'd think that the algorithms would get at least a few match outcomes right.

DeepTraffic MIT 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars


Americans spend 8 billion hours stuck in traffic every year. Deep neural networks can help! DeepTraffic is a deep reinforcement learning competition. The goal is to create a neural network to drive a vehicle (or multiple vehicles) as fast as possible through dense highway traffic. What you see above is all you need to succeed in this competition.

27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice


There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world's leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine learning. Using natural language processing, machine learning and advanced analytics, Hello Barbie listens and responds to a child. A microphone on Barbie's necklace records what is said and transmits it to the servers at ToyTalk. There, the recording is analyzed to determine the appropriate response from 8,000 lines of dialogue.

Incredible video shows an AI being taught to drive a car in '15 to 20 minutes'

Daily Mail

Engineers have taught an AI the basics of driving in '15 to 20 minutes' – a process that can take some humans dozens of hours behind the wheel. Wayve, which was founded by researchers from Cambridge University's engineering department, used a technique known as'reinforcement learning' to achieve the feat. This teaches the algorithm using trial and error, with correct decisions rewarded with uninterrupted driving, and mistakes being corrected by a safety driver in the car. As the test progressed, the algorithm behind the wheel learnt not to replicate any mistakes that had been corrected by the human safety driver in the car. According to the Wayve team, the AI learnt to drive and corner while staying inside its own lane within '15 to 20 minutes' after it first took to the roads.

Why fully automated cars are a lot further away than you think


Don't hold your breath waiting for the first fully autonomous car to hit the streets anytime soon. Car manufacturers have projected for years that we might have fully automated cars on the roads by 2018. But for all the hype that they bring, it may be years, if not decades, before self-driving systems are reliably able to avoid accidents, according to a blog published Tuesday in The Verge. The million-dollar question is whether self-driving cars will keep getting better – like image search, voice recognition and other artificial intelligence "success stories" – or will they run into a "generalization" problem like chatbots (where some chatbots couldn't make unique responses to questions)? Generalization, author Russell Brandom explained in the blog Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock, can be difficult for conventional deep learning systems.

Baidu taps Intel VPUs to power AI retail camera


Intel on Tuesday announced that Baidu is using Intel Movidius VPUs to power a new AI camera for retailers, called the Xeye. This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at the rise of e-commerce and the digital transformation of retail companies. The Chinese search engine giant is also using Intel technology to power various other artificial intelligence products and services, the companies announced at Baidu Create, Baidu's AI developer conference. The Xeye combines Intel's Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing units with Baidu's machine learning algorithms to analyze objects and gestures, as well as to detect people, to provide personalized shopping experiences in retail settings. AI has become a key component of digital initiatives within the retail sector.

Modern artificial intelligence: algorithms through analytics


Artificial intelligence is on everyone's lips and everyone's mind. I travel the world and speak to customers, colleagues, industry analysts, partners, and reporters. Invariably, every conversation these days turns at some point to AI: the opportunities, the threats, the limitations, and the future. AI systems have been around since the 1950s. After overhyped expectations could not be met, the first AI winter set in, briefly thawed with successes of rule-based expert systems in the 1980s.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Projected To Influence The Automotive Industry


So, if AI have existed since 1950 why it is matter to Automotive industry now? there are two answers for this question. A more detailed answer which reflect all these technologies together. The huge advance in machine learning algorithms due to the deep learning; moreover, With AI as an raising common technology platform, the automotive industry is set to test various changes in the following years. As several issues considered during the manufacturing process in terms of AI: vehicles become more integrated, and complex systems. New functions are added according to standards.

Automakers must decide how much uncertainty is acceptable for autonomous vehicles


To meet the goal of autonomous vehicles that can operate safely and without any need for human input -- that is, L5 automation -- automakers must train AI systems to navigate myriad conditions they'll run into in the real world so that they don't actually run into anything in the real world). Our highways and roads are, as we all know from experience behind the wheel, wholly unpredictable places, and they'll continually require self-driving cars to instantly interpret and react to "edge case" scenarios. While machine learning can guide AI to develop a recognition of, and reaction to, scenarios that it has seen many times before, there's an immense hurdle in training AI for one-in-a-million (or billion) situations. For example, AI may be well-versed in basic freeway driving, or identifying pedestrians under expected circumstances. Freeways may be littered with everything from tire scraps to sofas to grandmothers chasing after ducks; Halloween costumes can make pedestrians difficult to detect; you can set traps for autonomous vehicles; and even electric scooters can prove problematic for AVs.