Tag Archive for artificial intelligence

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…

Your Gadgets May Be Able to “See” with Deep Learning Very Soon

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by Angela Guess Tom Simonite recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “Many of the devices around us may soon acquire powerful new abilities to understand images and video, thanks to hardware designed for the machine-learning technique called deep learning. Companies like Google have made breakthroughs in image and face recognition through deep learning, using…

Scientists in Australia Take Important Step Toward a Bionic Brain

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by Angela Guess RT.com recently reported, “Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say the discovery is a step towards creating a bionic brain. Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have created the world’s first electronic multi-state…

The World’s Angriest Robot

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by Angela Guess Telegraph contributor Olivia Goldhill recently wrote, “It sounds like the beginning of an apocalyptic sci-fi film. A New Zealand artificial intelligence company is building the angriest robot in the world in the hopes of helping companies to understand and placate angry customers. The technology firm, Touchpoint group, has spent more than £230,000 on…

Nervana Opens Up Its Deep Learning Software

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by Angela Guess Writing for VentureBeat, Jordan Novet reports, “Nervana Systems, one of a handful startups focusing on a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, today is announcing that it has released its Neon deep learning software under an Apache open-source license, allowing anyone to try it out for free. The startup is pointing…

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…