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Artificial Intelligence and ‘Thought Vectors’

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by Angela Guess Aaron Krumins recently wrote for Extreme Tech, “Last week, the British high priest of artificial intelligence Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who was snapped up by Google two years back during its massive acquisition of AI experts, revealed that his employer may have found a means of breaking the AI deadlock that has persisted…

Artificial Intelligence in Weapons Systems: The Ethical Dilemmas

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by Angela Guess A recent article in Nature.com reports, “The artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics communities face an important ethical decision: whether to support or oppose the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS). Technologies have reached a point at which the deployment of such systems is — practically if not legally — feasible within…

Teaching Artificial Intelligence to Play Poker (and Bluff!)

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by Angela Guess Tanya Lewis recently wrote in Live Science, “Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list. Earlier this month, several of the world’s best poker players faced off against an artificial intelligence(AI) program called Claudico at a game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas…

Andrew Ng on the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Caleb Garling recently wrote for Wired, “If venture capital and research funding are any indication, artificial intelligence will play a leading role in shaping our future. And few tech innovators in the private or public sector have been as prominent in defining that role as Andrew Ng, chief scientist at China’s search…

Is the Age of AI About to Begin?

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by Angela Guess The Economist recently wrote, “Thanks to the rise in processing power and the growing abundance of digitally available data, AI is enjoying a boom in its capabilities (see article). Today’s ‘deep learning’ systems, by mimicking the layers of neurons in a human brain and crunching vast amounts of data, can teach themselves…

Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for Tech Republic, “Data science is filled with mystical algorithms reminiscent of spells chanted by wizards of yore. Armed with this arsenal of magic tricks, zealous leaders eagerly present their market with new and improved widgets, powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The leaders often take an egocentric view…

Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Applications to Reach $11.1B Market Value by 2024

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of Tractica reports, “After 60 years of false starts, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with probability and statistics has led to a marriage of machine learning, control theory, and neuroscience that is yielding practical benefits. This shared theoretical foundation, combined with the exponential growth of processing power…

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Humanity?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Anthony Wing Kosner recently asked, “Does artificial intelligence represent an ‘existential threat’ to humanity? Some very smart people think so: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom. He wrote the book, Superintelligence that got Musk so tweetably exercised. Technologists are supposed to be…

Why You Don’t Need to Fear Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Tim Oates recently wrote in Tech Crunch, “As yet another tech pioneer with no connection to artificial intelligence steps out to voice his fears about AI being catastrophic for the human race, I feel the need respond. While I respect Steve Wozniak’s technological contributions to our culture, I fear that he, like…