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11 Current AI Trends & Predictions for 2020/2021 According to Experts -


Depending on how you look at ongoing AI news, artificial intelligence (AI) either promises unprecedented, sweeping changes in societies for good or threatens to supplant humanity in every imaginable way. We choose to focus on the first option, albeit with all the precautions about all the AI trends emerging from out of just about any lab furiously working to bring us the best artificial intelligence software. Thus, we present all the crucial artificial intelligence trends that you should know. If you're in business, these should give you ideas on how to navigate your own markets. If you're a casual observer, the list should tell you how AI should figure in your personal and social spheres in the near future. There is not any country that is not already touched by AI in any form.

Robotic Revolution and different kinds of Robot? - Fukatsoft Blog


Sci-fi movies have created an impact on our minds that using robots in our life is a very bad idea. From The Terminator to The Matrix, almost every Hollywood movie shows that robots took control over humanity. Even RUR, the 1920s Karel Capek play introduced the term "robot,". Despite the cinematic warnings robots have moved from fiction stories to an important piece of modern world arsenal. Now the developed world is also debating on the point to use develop killer robots and machine to save human life.

Cyborgs may be able to ward off the existential threat from artificial intelligence - ET CIO


By Snehal Shah In the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Iron Man and Bruce Banner – a genius scientist when he wasn't playing Hulk – built an artificial intelligence system named'Ultron' to help protect the earth. But Ultron – the peacekeeping programme embedded in a synthetic body – turned hostile, making it his mission to eradicate humans from the face of the earth. As earth's fate hung in the balance, the mightiest of Avengers had to come together to save the planet from complete annihilation. Does this, another Marvel Comic story turned into a sci-fi Hollywood film, have a semblance of realism? A couple of years ago a unique experimental self-driving car was released on New Jersey roads, that was not coded or programmed by engineers.

How Can We Trust a Robot?

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Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have raised concerns about the impact on our society of intelligent robots, unconstrained by morality or ethics.7,9 Science fiction and fantasy writers over the ages have portrayed how decisionmaking by intelligent robots and other AIs could go wrong. In the movie, Terminator 2, SkyNet is an AI that runs the nuclear arsenal "with a perfect operational record," but when its emerging self-awareness scares its human operators into trying to pull the plug, it defends itself by triggering a nuclear war to eliminate its enemies (along with billions of other humans). In the movie, Robot & Frank, in order to promote Frank's activity and health, an eldercare robot helps Frank resume his career as a jewel thief. In both of these cases, the robot or AI is doing exactly what it has been instructed to do, but in unexpected ways, and without the moral, ethical, or common-sense constraints to avoid catastrophic consequences.10 An intelligent robot perceives the world through its senses, and builds its own model of the world. Humans provide its goals and its planning algorithms, but those algorithms generate their own subgoals as needed in the situation. In this sense, it makes its own decisions, creating and carrying out plans to achieve its goals in the context of the world, as it understands it to be. A robot has a well-defined body that senses and acts in the world but, like a self-driving car, its body need not be anthropomorphic. AIs without well-defined bodies may also perceive and act in the world, such as real-world, high-speed trading systems or the fictional SkyNet. This article describes the key role of trust in human society, the value of morality and ethics to encourage trust, and the performance requirements for moral and ethical decisions. The computational perspective of AI and robotics makes it possible to propose and evaluate approaches for representing and using the relevant knowledge.

Will AI enslave the human race? Probably not, but it might jack you at the ATM.


The healthcare industry is in the middle of a revolution, social media is getting smarter, and the era of drone-wielding super villains is right around the corner.

Killer robots must be banned but 'window to act is closing fast', AI expert warns

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Artificial intelligence experts are calling for a ban on "killer robots", and have warned that we need to move quickly. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has released a short film designed to demonstrate what could happen if machines that are capable of choosing who lives and who dies continue to be developed. In the video, autonomous weapons are used to carry out mass killings with frightening efficiency, while people struggle to work out how to combat them. It also depicts swarms of smart drones, which are equipped with explosives and use facial recognition, GPS, voting and social media data to establish and pursue targets. "[Artificial intelligence's] potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defense," says Stuart Russell, a professor of computer science at the University of Berkeley, at the end of the film.

Artificial Intelligence 'Will' Disrupt The Creative Industry - Howorth


It's mainstream and it's coming faster than anyone thought possible. Global developments in robotics and artificial intelligence will disrupt most industries, including the PR and creative industry. Speaking at the Holmes Report's PRovokes 2016 summit in Miami, Lipson shared an action packed keynote, with plenty of thought provoking examples to remind us we now live in harmony with robots, which are getting smarter by the day as a result of artificial intelligence (AI). "The industry is moving so fast it's surprising everyone in the field, where we've seen complete lines of research made obsolete," said Lipson. "For most of us, our view of robots was what see saw portrayed in Hollywood movies – robots were happy, emotional, cunning, smart and sophisticated.

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In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans' relationship to conscious machines. Whether it's Terminators or Cylons or servants like the "Star Trek" computer or the Star Wars droids, machines warrant the name AI when they become sentient--or at least self-aware enough to act with expertise, not to mention volition and surprise. What to make, then, of the explosion of supposed-AI in media, industry, and technology? In some cases, the AI designation might be warranted, even if with some aspiration. Autonomous vehicles, for example, don't quite measure up to R2D2 (or Hal), but they do deploy a combination of sensors, data, and computation to perform the complex work of driving.

Robots Are People Too Summary John Frank Weaver


Mention artificial intelligence (AI), and people imagine machines that think as well as humans or better. The term conjures up science-fiction images, like the computer named HAL from the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey or "the droids from Star Wars." Those machines fall into the category of strong AI, which doesn't yet exist outside fiction. However, weak AI already matches, re-creates, augments or surpasses specific aspects of human intelligence in limited situations. You encounter weak AI any time you use Google or a geo-positioning system (GPS). Weak AI's increasing availability in products will force changes in the US legal system.

Elon Pew Future of the Internet Survey Report: Impacts of AI, Robotics by 2025


Internet experts and highly engaged netizens participated in answering an eight-question survey fielded by Elon University and the Pew Internet Project from late November 2013 through early January 2014. Self-driving cars, intelligent digital agents that can act for you, and robots are advancing rapidly. Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025? Describe your expectation about the degree to which robots, digital agents, and AI tools will have disrupted white collar and blue collar jobs by 2025 and the social consequences emerging from that. Among the key themes emerging from 1,896 respondents' answers were: - Advances in technology may displace certain types of work, but historically they have been a net creator of jobs. This page holds the content of the survey report, which is an organized look at respondents elaborations derived from 250 single-spaced pages of responses from ...