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Stephen Hawking issues familiar warning to China against AI ZDNet

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It's a pet obsession that both physicist Stephen Hawking and entrepreneur Elon Musk -- two people credited with pushing the boundaries of technology and science in pioneering ways -- have in common: Rampaging intelligence, borne within machines, could end the human race if utilized dangerously.


Coming to the Multiplex: Movies Written by Machines

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If you're looking for a good movie, I suggest that you try "It's No Game." If you've never heard of it, that's okay.


Finding solace in defeat by artificial intelligence

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Fan Hui, the European Go champion, needed some fresh air. "I don't understand myself anymore."


Why Aren't Google And Apple Saving Healthcare? - The Medical Futurist

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It is a fact that healthcare is unsustainable. American health spending will reach nearly $5 trillion, or 20 percent of gross domestic product by 2021. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a worldwide shortage of around 4.3 million physicians, nurses, and allied health workers. So how could we change it?



Goodbye Search, Google Is Becoming "A.I. First"

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Think the name "Google," and for most, the first thing that comes to mind is the company's founding, eponymous product: Google Search. But it soon might be A.I.


Apple Smart Speaker, Amazon Echo With Video In The Works, Reports Say

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Smart speakers are getting increasingly popular and tech giants Google and Apple could not have been left behind in the race. While Amazon was the first to operate in the segment, Google jumped onto the bandwagon last year and now Apple is ready to give it competition. According to Apple tipster Sonny Dickson, Apple is all set to release its smart speakers soon. Dickson tweeted Thursday saying: "Apple is currently finalizing designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device."


Why do we need the Democratization of Machine Learning?

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We are living in an era of hype. In this article, I am trying to discover the hype around Artificial Intelligence. The First thing I want to clear is that ML/DL are algorithms, neither conscious nor intelligent or smart machines.


Profits surge at US tech giants Business DW.COM 28.04.2017

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In the first quarter of 2017, Google parent Alphabetwas able to increase its profit by 29 percent jump to $5.4 billion, while revenue jumped 22 percent compared with a year ago to $24.75 billion.


The Drishti app attempts to help the visually impaired make sense of their surroundings – Tech2

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Persistent Systems is a technology services company headquartered in Pune. Every year it hosts a global hackathon called'Semicolons' -- which lasts for 24 hours and comprises self-managed teams who ideate and compete against each other to come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems. This year's theme was Digital Transformation, which saw participation by 45 teams across 11 global centres in 5 countries involving 600 Persistent employees.