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Chilling warning about how artifical intelligence can be used against us

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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. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


Humans and Machines in the Evolution of AI in Korea

AI Magazine

Artificial intelligence in Korea is currently prospering. The media is regularly reporting AI-enabled products such as smart advisors, personal robots, autonomous cars, and human-level intelligence machines. The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP) has launched new funding programs in AI and cognitive science to implement the government's newly adopted endeavor of building a "Creative Economy" and "Software Centric Society". Similar to the history of AI worldwide, AI research and industry in Korea have faced both the ups and downs in its history.


North Korea lifts veil on arms program to impress enemies and its own people

The Japan Times

SEOUL/WASHINGTON – Ahead of a rare congress of the ruling party next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite international sanctions. In its latest revelations, North Korean state media reported on Saturday that the country had carried out a successful test of a new ICBM engine. There is an increasing feeling among international arms experts that North Korea's capability may be more advanced than previously thought. The recent ICBM engine test followed the March test of a solid-fuel rocket engine and a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a missile warhead.


Artificial intelligence leads so-called 4th Industrial Revolution

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Many experts say combining Big Data and artificial intelligence will bring about the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution brought huge changes to the economy through the mass production of manufactured goods. The second industrial revolution came about on the back of new innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity …which led to the introduction of public transportation and airplanes. In order to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution, economies must devise measures to mitigate job loss and the concentration of wealth.


Let's Become First Mover in Artificial Intelligence

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Announcing a strategy to develop the AI industry, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) said that it would join forces with 6 conglomerates to build an AI research center and promote the development of the IoT, big data and cloud computing industries. The combination of deep learning and big data has expedited the development of various fundamental technologies and voice recognition technology. Along with the rise of robots, 3D technology and big data, AI will definitely play a role in enhancing the status of a nation, creating jobs and raising national income. There is no doubt that big data technology is an indispensible tool that affects every nook and cranny of industry, but South Korea has no homegrown big data technology.


Defeated Go grandmaster wants a rematch against computer - Telegraph

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The holder of 18 international Go titles and a ninth-dan player, Mr Lee became a professional player at the age of 12 and had confidently predicted before the match-up that he would win all five games. Immediately after Mr Lee's defeat in the final game, the Korea Baduk Association asked Demis Hassabis, the CEO of AlphaGo designer Google DeepMind, for a rematch. "Even if AlphaGo can defeat Lee Se-dol, it can't bear me", Mr Ke wrote on his microblog account. After AlphaGo had raced into an unassailable three-game lead over Mr Lee, Mr Hassabis admitted to being "a bit stunned and speechless" at the scale of the achievement.


South Korea promises 3b for AI R&D after AlphaGo 'shock' ZDNet

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South Korea, well known for its IT infrastructure, is promising 3.5 trillion won ( 3 billion) in funding from the public and private sectors to develop artificial intelligence for corporate and university AI projects. South Korea's President Park Geun-hye assembled leaders across the country's tech industry and senior government officials in Seoul last week to announce plans to invest the amount over the next five years. It also calls for the private sector to match the public sector's commitment with 2.5 trillion won ( 2.14 billion). That would mean 3.5 trillion won ( 3 billion) committed to AI research and development.


Soundbyte 236: Game of Life Luminis

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Machine learning Deep learning, and machine learning in general, are making big waves in the industry. As is the overly optimistic conclusion that Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) this time surely looms on the horizon. Space Race In reaction to AlphaGo's dominance, South Korea announced a whopping 863 million dollar fund for Artificial Intelligence research this week. I believe more countries will follow South Korea's lead and invest heavily in AI research.


How victory for Google's Go AI is stoking fear in South Korea

New Scientist

Watching Google's AlphaGo AI eviscerate Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol put the nation into shock, especially after the national hero confidently predicted that he would sweep AlphaGo aside. "Koreans are afraid that AI will destroy human history and human culture," said Jeong. Also, I try very hard to respect Lee Sedol. Headlines stacked up in the South Korean press too: "The'Horrifying Evolution' of Artificial Intelligence," and "AlphaGo's Victory… Spreading Artificial Intelligence'Phobia'."