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AI, big data and the future of humanity

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"We are probably one of the last generations of homo sapiens." Those were the opening words of acclaimed historian and best-selling author Professor Yuval Harari, who spoke at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where politicians, thought leaders and executives from the world's leading companies congregate to discuss solutions to global challenges. What comes after us, Harari said, are entities that are more different from us than we were from our predecessors, the Neanderthals. However, those species will not be the outcome of the organic evolution of human genes, Harari explained, but the outcome of humans learning to engineer bodies, brains and minds. "This will be the main product of the economy of the 21st century."


10 Powerful Women Leaders Discuss Keeping AI Safe for Humanity

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Opportunities for women in tech are opening up, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Currently, about one in four tech jobs are held by women. In an effort to highlight some of the accomplished women in this sector, Authority Magazine interviewed women leaders in artificial intelligence as part of a series. Each was asked the following question: "As you know, there is an ongoing debate between prominent scientists about whether advanced AI has the future potential to pose a danger to humanity. This debate has been personified as a debate between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. What is your position about this? What can be done to prevent such concerns from materializing? And what can be done to assure the public that there is nothing to be concerned about?"


Elon Musk's AI project to replicate the human brain receives $1billion from Microsoft

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Microsoft has invested $1 billion in the Elon Musk-founded artificial intelligence venture that plans to mimic the human brain using computers. OpenAI said the investment would go towards its efforts of building artificial general intelligence (AGI) that can rival and surpass the cognitive capabilities of humans. "The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity," said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. "Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity, and we're working with Microsoft to build the supercomputing foundation on which we'll build AGI." The two firms will jointly build AI supercomputing technologies, which OpenAI plans to commercialise through Microsoft and its Azure cloud computing business.


Elon Musk's AI project to replicate the human brain receives $1billion from Microsoft

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Microsoft has invested $1 billion in the Elon Musk-founded artificial intelligence venture that plans to mimic the human brain using computers. OpenAI said the investment would go towards its efforts of building artificial general intelligence (AGI) that can rival and surpass the cognitive capabilities of humans. "The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity," said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. "Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity, and we're working with Microsoft to build the supercomputing foundation on which we'll build AGI." The two firms will jointly build AI supercomputing technologies, which OpenAI plans to commercialise through Microsoft and its Azure cloud computing business.


Can AI's Racial & Gender Bias Problem Be Solved?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are complex packets of code that strive to learn on given training data. But when this training data is flawed, not well-rounded, or biased, the algorithm quickly spirals into discrimination too. For women and minorities, these systemic AI issues can quickly become harmful. Bias in AI algorithms doesn't only occur because of problems in training data. When you dig deeper, it becomes readily apparent that bias often comes from how an AI developer frames a scenario or problem.


Philosophical Aspects of Human Brain Emulation and Simulation

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Science Fiction explores many consequences of Artificial Intelligence, mind uploading, and consciousness transfer, but tends to relegate the scientific or technological mechanisms to some vague explanation or neglects it altogether. Futurists and Transhumanists eagerly await these ideas to become science fact so that that they may experience new vistas of consciousness or immortality, but they may ignore the difficulty of the groundbreaking science and technology required. I take the view that neural prostheses leading to partial and full replacement of the human brain and eventual mind uploading is possible since it's not anywhere explicitly forbidden by physical law, and is therefore mainly a matter of more advanced Science and Technology. Even if these transhumanist and futurist visions that may change the very nature of humanity are possible in theory, there is no corresponding principle that says they're reachable by humanity, nor in the near future and especially before we all die. We do not nor should not just wait for the future, but rather we must act to create it.


Artificial Inhumanity - WebSystemer.no

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A few months ago, Fr Philip Larrey published his book called "Artificial Humanity". In this article, we will explain what would happen if we have an inhumane AI. First of all, what does inhumane mean? Primarily, when we say Artificial Inhumanity, we are referring to an AI which is not concerned with humans. It does not exhibit any human feeling, and humans are just animate objects roaming our world. Even though AI was initially conceived to serve humans, we do not exclude the possibility of eventually having an AI, which ultimately only serves its interests. If that happens, then we are definitely in big trouble. The question of whether machines can think is about as relevant as the question of whether submarines can swim. Using the same line of thought, if machines exhibit humanity, does that mean that they are human?


The March of Artificial Intelligence to Address Climate Change and Ultimately Help Save the Planet

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People around the world marched for climate change on September 20, 2019, with protests taking place across 4,500 locations in 150 countries, all inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. It is obvious the call for a healthier planet is being demanded by more and more people internationally. But what is the answer? Millions of people across the globe marched on September 20, 2019 to demand urgent action on climate change. One of the questions being posed: Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) and tech companies help address climate change and save the planet?


Diveplane Unveils GEMINAI, The Industry's First Verifiable Synthetic 'Twin' Dataset

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Diveplane, the company keeping the humanity in artificial intelligence (AI), today announced the availability of GEMINAI, the industry's first verifiable synthetic'twin' dataset. GEMINAI empowers businesses and government organizations to easily and safely sell, share and analyze sensitive datasets without the fear of mishandling, loss or theft. The'twin' dataset looks, acts, and feels realistic for the purposes of data modeling and analysis, but does not contain any personally identifiable information, which is critical for businesses that need to adhere to national and international privacy laws and compliance requirements, like GDPR, PHI and HIPAA. "We love seeing AI increasingly adopted by many industries, but we're finding that not all AI is created and trained equally," said Dr. Michael Capps, CEO of Diveplane. "Many businesses are forced to use inaccurate or incomplete data to train their AI due to privacy requirements, which can lead to the AI making poor or misleading decisions. With GEMINAI, we're eliminating that risk by creating a verifiable synthetic'twin' of the dataset, so that businesses don't need to sacrifice the quality of their AI for the sake of privacy. GEMINAI offers the best of both worlds and we're excited to introduce this first-of-its-kind technology to the market."


What Will a Robotic World Look Like?

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A fully-automated Earth in which robots work with humanity in every conceivable way has been imagined a million times over in science fiction books, film, games and television. According to our dreams, we might end up living in a world reminiscent of "WALL·E", in which machines assisted humanity in our environment-shattering quest for more-more-more that ruined the planet; a post-apocalyptic result of AI seeing Homo sapiens as a blight to be wiped out portrayed in "The Terminator"; or an Earth and Solar System where robokind and humans exist together in a strange dichotomy of harmony and distrust as envisioned by the works of Isaac Asimov. If we were to place all of our imagined versions of a robo-enhanced future on a scatter plot, where the X axis is the timeline starting in the present (at 0) and going into the future (say, up to 1,000 years from now), and the Y axis represents the degree to which we get along with our robot companions as a percentage -- with 0 being "Robopocalypse"-level mutually-assured destruction and 100 representing some kind of perfect utopia in which humankind and machines exist together in perfect harmony or have otherwise blended together into a new species -- it might look a little like this: The majority of what many people expect in the nearer future tends to the darker side of things. We compare robotics and the research into artificial intelligence that usually accompanies that with other similarly large advances in technology that often had some scary results. Indeed, work on atomic power began with bombs, led by military programs, and that is where much of the headway is being made today with robotics.