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AI Won't Replace Us Until It Becomes Much More Like Us

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The late Stephen Hawkins worried that AI could end mankind. Elon Musk warned machines that learned to operate without a human telling them what to do could "destroy humanity as a matter of course without even thinking about it" if it "[had] a goal and humanity just happens [to be] in the way.". But reality has proven that while AI can beat humans at games, it still fails at common tasks an infant can do, such as holding an object. In fact, to solve this problem, researchers from OpenAI used 6144 CPUs and 8 GPUs to collect about one hundred years of experience and trained the AI for 50 hours. As a result, the robotic hand can handle unknown objects -- as long as they are "within reason."


Artificial intelligence speeds emergency room care

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Dr. Peter Chang (left) and Dr. Daniel Chow, both assistant professors of radiological sciences, co-direct UCI s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, which empowers healthcare providers, researchers and patients via the deployment of AI applications. UCI Health's new medical superstar doesn't wear a stethoscope or wield a scalpel. It's an artificial brain that detects life-threatening symptoms in a fraction of the time needed by human physicians. Powered by the same technology used in self-driving cars, the digital MD promises to alter the way emergency rooms and doctors diagnose and treat strokes, cancer and other ailments. "The possibilities are limitless," says Dr. Peter D. Chang, a radiologist and self-taught software engineer who joined the UCI School of Medicine in July as co-director of the freshly opened Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, which designs AI systems to help identify and outwit diseases.


How to set yourself apart in the future of work

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But the thing is, succeeding in the future of work is more about computational thinking than practicing computer science. If you want to set yourself apart from the pack, you need to break down problems and become familiar with the way that machines come up with solutions and sequences. Chances are, you'll be managing teams made up of humans and machines. That requires grasping the intricacies and complexities of human-tech relationships, which in fact, requires a lot of human skills. Many of us harbor paranoid thoughts of a future where "the robots" take over our jobs.


The Future of Work: the Machines and the Purposeful, Talented Humans - IRIS

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This week I am in Sibos in Sydney speaking about a number of things but the topic closest to my heart is the Future of Work and we're slicing and dicing that on stage in front of nearly 8000 bankers. I fully expect we'll be unpacking far too little with so many big topics swirling around when it comes to trying to imagine what the workplace looks like in 2050. I also expect it will be an awkward session with hard truths shy to come out and same old eager to fill in the blanks. As we were preparing this it became clear there is simply so very much to touch on. With it being one of the very few sessions regarding our biggest asset in banking – our employees, it's evident that collectively, it continues being so much more comfortable overall to speak about technology, numbers, standards and the theoretical threat of a distant AI future.


Understanding Artificial Intelligence In Simple Words

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Artificial intelligence is coined from two different words. Artificial is said to be man made while intelligence on the other hand is the capacity of mind to understand principles, truth, facts or meanings, to acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice. It's the ability to learn and comprehend. Artificial intelligence is therefore machines created by man to make life easy and comfortable. These are computer programs or machines that help to think and learn.


U.S. Military New Secret Technology Super Micro Drone Swarm

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US Military New Secret Technology Super Micro Drone Swarm https://youtu.be/rFrB-3D2p-A The US military has launched 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California. Three F/A-18 Super Hornets were used to release the Perdix drones last October. The drones, which have a wingspan of 12in (30cm), operate autonomously and share a distributed brain. A military analyst said the devices, able to dodge air defence systems, were likely to be used for surveillance.


I'm worried Artificial Intelligence could make us stupid

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Once upon a time if I wanted to find my way to somewhere unfamiliar, I would have pulled out a map and plotted my route. These days I just put the destination into my smartphone and let it make all the decisions. Is this a simple, practical thing to do or, by relying on increasingly smarter phones, are we allowing them to make us, day by day, a little bit dumber? I've spent the last few days at an international conference on artificial intelligence pondering just this question. We were discussing, among other things, the effect that the rise of machine intelligence is having on our brains.


AI And Big Data: Two Major Parts of The Digital Future

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If you follow technology news in any way, you've undoubtedly noticed that AI and Big Data are trending topics. Both technologies are certainly the driving force behind a variety of tech innovations. In the following paragraphs, we'll explore exactly what AI and big data are, how they work together, and the ways in which both will disrupt the digital future. Artificial intelligence is the technology that allows computers to do things that were once only the domain of humans. For example, computers have always been able to calculate.


Will an A.I. Ever Become Sentient? – Predict – Medium

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Our planet is an amazing place, full of life that defies expectations at every turn. There are other animals on Earth aside from humans that exhibit BOTH intelligence and sentience, in every way you might choose to interpret those definitions. Is intelligence unique to Earth? We may never know for sure, but science so far has shown us that it is not unique to humanity. Consider the bottlenose dolphin, a creature that shares a similarly large and complex brain with humans, which is capable of understanding numerical continuity and perhaps even discriminate between numbers.


A neural network, connected to a human brain, could mean more advanced prosthetics

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In the future, some researchers hope people who lose the use of limbs will be able to control robotic prostheses using brain-computer interfaces -- like Luke Skywalker did effortlessly in "Star Wars." The problem is that brain signals are tricky to decode, meaning that existing brain-computer interfaces that control robotic limbs are often slow or clumsy. But that could be changing. Last week, a team of doctors and neuroscientists released a paper in the journal Nature Medicine about a brain-computer interface that uses a neural network to decode brain signals into precise movements by a lifelike, mind-controlled robotic arm. The researchers took data from a 27-year-old quadriplegic man who had an array of microelectrodes implanted in his brain, and fed it into a series of neural nets, which are artificial intelligence systems loosely modeled after our brains' circuits that excel at finding patterns in large sets of information.