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Genuine enthusiasm for AI

MIT News

On an afternoon in early April, Tommi Jaakkola is pacing at the front of the vast auditorium that is 26-100. The chalkboards behind him are covered with equations. Jaakkola looks relaxed in a short-sleeved black shirt and jeans, and gestures to the board. "What is the answer here?" he asks the 500 MIT students before him. "If you answer, you get a chocolate. If nobody answers, I get one -- because I knew the answer and you didn't." The room erupts in laugher.


How Artificial Intelligence will change the world: a live event - Science Weekly podcast

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On Monday 20 April, a crowd gathered in Kings Place to hear a discussion on the future of Artificial Intelligence - or AI - as part of our Brainwaves Series, supported by SEAT. How do we define human intelligence?


Revolutionizing global health

MIT News

MIT research scientist Richard Fletcher directs the Mobile Technology Group at MIT D-Lab, which develops a variety of mobile sensors, analytic tools, and diagnostic algorithms to study problems in global health and behavior medicine. Utilizing mobile technologies -- which include smartphones, wearable sensors, and the so-called internet of things -- his group applies these technologies to real-world social problems with global implications. These issues involve a variety of areas, such as environmental monitoring and air pollution, agriculture, farming, and global health.


Tommi Jaakkola appointed Thomas Siebel Professor in EECS and IDSS

MIT News

Tommi Jaakkola, a professor of computer science and engineering at MIT, has been named the inaugural holder of the Thomas Siebel Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).


In Coded Warning, Scientists Say Brexit May End U.K.'s Lead in AI

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A group of prominent academics and tech executives fear that the U.K.'s exit from the European Union could jeopardize the U.K.'s lead in the development of machine learning technologies.


Machine learning requires careful stewardship says Royal Society

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The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK's science academy, urgent consideration needs to be given to the "careful stewardship" needed over the next ten years to ensure that the dividends from machine learning – the form of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn from data – benefit all in UK society.


May 16: Is Artificial Intelligence Outsmarting Us?

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We're already interacting with artificial intelligence every day through voice-recognition devices like Siri, Alexa and Google Home. A.I. takes our Starbucks orders, drives Uber cars, curates our Facebook newsfeeds and pilots unmanned military drones.


Computers can't grasp Icelandic. Here's why that's a big problem

Mashable

Many new computer devices do not understand Icelandic, a unique descendant of the Old Norse language filled with ultra-descriptive words such as Hundslappadrifa, or "heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind."


Machine Learning: Report Launch

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The Royal Society is launching a major policy report on machine learning. A panel of experts will present and discuss the report findings and their implications for the economy and society.


Future Robots In The Workplace: 3 Ways Technology Is Helping Humans In The Labor Force

International Business Times

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from Henry Ford's assembly line. Third, microelectronics and computer power appeared on factory floors. Now, manufacturing businesses are beginning to integrate robotics, automation and other data-driven technologies into their workflows.