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Seeking to outsmart US, China races ahead on artificial intelligence

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When a Google computer program beat the world's best player of an ancient Chinese board game last May, it might have seemed like an incremental milestone. But for some, the success of the program known as AlphaGo marked more than a man vs. machine clash. It set up a broader race between China and t...





Never Mind Sci-Fi, Malicious AI is a Real Threat and 'We're Not Prepared'

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A new report says Artificial Intelligence could easily be exploited by rogue states, criminals and terrorists. Drones could be turned into missiles, fake videos used to manipulate public opinion and industrial-scale hacking carried out by AI robots, according to the report which was written by 26 a...


4 Things Everyone Should Fear About Artificial Intelligence and the Future

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Advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to supercharge medical research and better detect diseases, but it could also amplify the actions of bad actors. That's according to a report released this week by a team of academics and researchers from Oxford University, Cambridge University...


Digitalist Flash Briefing: The Promise Of Drones And Machine Learning For Oil And Gas Industry

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The face of the banking industry has changed in the last few years. Financial technology companies (fintechs) have begun disrupting the market with cryptocurrency, bitcoin, blockchain, and more. In the United Kingdom, a new breed of banks called "challenger banks" have emerged, focusing on deliveri...


Boffins: If AI eggheads could go ahead and try to stop their code being evil, that'd be great

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AI experts have emitted a lengthy report spitballing how intelligent software may be turned against us humans in the near future. Their aim is to put in motion safeguards and policies to crackdown on malevolent uses of machine-learning technology, rather than whip up panic, and to make scientists a...



Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

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PARIS – Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology. In a 100-page analysis, they outlined a rapid gro...