If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Rockets, electric cars, solar panels, batteries--whirlwind industrialist Elon Musk has set about reinventing one after another. Thursday, he added another ambitious project to the list: Future Tesla vehicles will run their self-driving AI software on a chip designed by the automaker itself. "We are developing customized AI hardware chips," Musk told a room of AI experts from companies such as Alphabet and Uber on the sidelines of the world's leading AI conference. Musk claimed that the chips' processing power would help Tesla's Autopilot automated-driving function save more lives, more quickly, by hastening the day it can drive at least 10 times more safely than a human. "We get there faster if we have dedicated AI hardware," he said.
The Dangers of Artificial Intelligence - Robot Sophia jokes and makes fun of Elon Musk - A.I. 2017 - 2ndEarth Alternative (22/04/2017) Robots are more advanced than many of us may think. They are fully capable of having real world conversations, and have the mental and cognitive structures to eventually surpass humanity in 3-5 years according to Hansen Robotic chief scientist Ben Goertzel. Elon Musk with his Artificial Intelligence company OpenAI, which studies the potential dangers associated with A.I. has been adamantly warning humanity that Artificial Intelligence poses one of the biggest impending dangers humanity must confront in the coming years. The Russians are also in the A.I. game, and have essentially built a Terminator like war robot termed Fedor. They have a robot that doesn't just accurately shoots targets, but also drives a car, which puts a whole new terms to the concepts of Self driving cars.
Elon Musk says a Tesla car will drive from LA to New York City autonomously by early 2018.Tesla The deadline is approaching for Tesla CEO Elon Musk to deliver on one of his loftiest predictions for the company. In October 2016, he said a Tesla car would drive itself from LA to New York City without any assistance from a human driver by the end of 2017. Musk made a slight revision to that statement in August, claiming the autonomous road trip would happen early in 2018 if he doesn't meet his original deadline. But the self-driving capabilities in Tesla's cars are still ahead of the competition. The Autopilot system included in its cars can help drivers navigate highways and parking lots, and the company says every vehicle produced in its factory has the hardware for complete, autonomous driving that could be activated when the necessary software and government regulations come into place.
I wanted today to broadcast in English this excellent article, originally published in French by FIGAROVOX with Laurent Alexandre, on transhumanism, artificial intelligence, robots, and the « dark » vision of Elon Musk on our future. Even if I don't agree with the pessimist point of view on the supposed AI nightmare coming, this interview is really interesting to better understand the challenges that we are going to face in the next 20 years and over. From my point of view, humans will only decide of their future … decisions that could be the most crucial since the beginning of humanity … to move towards a better life thanks to technological progress related to artificial intelligence … or to go to … Gattaca! FIGAROVOX / GREAT INTERVIEW – Should we be afraid of transhumanism? Between fantasies and reality, Laurent Alexandre answers all the questions we ask ourselves about artificial intelligence.
Elon Musk did not invent Bitcoin… or did he?! The tech entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX denied it himself last week after a former SpaceX intern rekindled the longstanding rumor. But some have argued that denying it is exactly the sort of thing the person behind the "Satoshi Nakamoto" pseudonym would do when confronted. Now, more concrete proof has arrived from an artificial intelligence that compared the two's writing styles. Emma, an online A.I. speech analyzer from the developers of that plagiarism tool Unicheck, started off by comparing a text from each of the authors.
The most useful robots are purpose-built to aid or augment human endeavors. They build our cars, carry heavy objects, and even perform surgery. Over the last year, however, when it comes to robotics we've spent a lot of time scratching our heads wondering "is this really necessary?" Let's take a look at these robots you might find on an all-machine Island of Misfit Toys. Go ahead and skip ahead to the 00:55 second mark if you're not incredibly interested in robots carrying torches (though, once they enter politics we should all be concerned about that).
Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked up the company's work to develop custom hardware for artificial intelligence on Thursday during a talk at a company party for academic and industry researchers. For the event in Long Beach, Calif., Musk brought with him Tesla's vice president of hardware, Jim Keller. Musk talked about the company's AI hardware in the course of providing information about what Keller, a former AMD chip architect, is working on. "Jim is developing specialized AI hardware that we think will be the best in the world," Musk said, according to one person who was at the event, which was not streamed live. The specialized hardware could one day be used inside Tesla vehicles to do the computing work necessary for autonomous driving.
By now you are probably aware of Elon Musk's performance at the National Governors Association's meeting, where he proceeded to express his deep concerns about artificial intelligence, and that there is a need for regulation and for researchers and companies to "slow down." No doubt about it, things are moving fast, and some people calling themselves experts are even saying that we are moving a lot faster than earlier predictions by other experts. Whether that is true or not, I think we can all agree that we need to start actively and openly discussing the safety concerns surrounding A.I. Meanwhile, we also need to start identifying the true valuable resources in this field when it comes to expertise, because sure: Elon Musk may have invested in start OpenAI, but that does not make him an expert, and after his remarks recorded on video, most of the truly important machine learning researchers have spoken out against him. Elon Musk is first and foremost a businessman, and we need to realize that when taking in his words, and question what his motivations are when he say he thinks there should be more regulation, and other (competing) companies should slow down their research.