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The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Or Shani of Wired recently wrote that Artificial Intelligence “isn’t a new concept; its storytelling roots go as far back as Greek antiquity. However, it was less than a century ago that the technological revolution took off and AI went from fiction to very plausible reality. Alan Turing, British mathematician and WWII…

What Separates Deep Learning from General Artificial Intelligence?

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by Angela Guess Joe Castaldo of Canadian Business recently wrote, “Artificial intelligence is one of those concepts that seems to be perpetually around the corner. The results have been fairly unspectacular and confined to university laboratories—until recently. One branch of AI, known as deep learning, has made huge advances in the past couple of years,…

How and Why Standards for Artificial Intelligence Keep Evolving

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by Angela Guess Kristen V. Brown of SF Gate recently wrote, “John McCarthy, the scientist who coined the term ‘artificial intelligence,’ famously lamented that ‘as soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.’ He felt many of his field’s achievements are underappreciated. Technologies such as Apple’s personal assistant app, Siri, perform many of…

Meet Ross, the Artificially Intelligent Attorney

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by Angela Guess Brian Jackson of IT Business reports, “A group of University of Toronto students are taking Watson, IBM Corp.’s Jeopardy champion computing system, to law school. They’re also giving it a new name – meet Ross, the super intelligent attorney. After taking part in a contest hosted by IBM in New York earlier…

Persado Raises $21M to Make Human Copywriters Obsolete

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by Angela Guess Barry Levine of Venture Beat reports, “If you’re a marketer with a knack for writing great copy, you may want to learn another job skill. New York City-based Persado is offering an artificial intelligence-based system for creating the most effective text for emails, web pages, and other marketing. Today, it announced it…

A Closer Look at Artificially Intelligent Super Mario

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by Angela Guess George Dvorsky of io9 reports, “German researchers have created a version of Nintendo’s Super Mario Advance in which the videogame hero can learn and venture through the game according to his ‘feelings.’ It’s an exciting advance, but the claim that Super Mario is now ‘self-aware’ is grossly overstated… More accurately, Super Mario…

Coming Up with a Better Turing Test

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by Angela Guess Lee Gomes of IEEE Spectrum reports, “It was billed as an epochal event in humanity’s history: For the first time a computer had proved itself to be as smart as a person. And befitting the occasion, the June story generated headlines all around the world. In reality, it was all a cheesy…

Facebook Open Sources AI Tools, Increasing Access to Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Larry Dignan of ZDnet reports, “Facebook on Friday said it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project in a move that could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies. The social networking giant has a long open source contribution history and…

Personal Robots in the Home Are Closer than You Think

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by Angela Guess Lance Ulanoff of Mashable reports, “It’s no longer a question of if we’ll have personal robot assistants in the home, but when. A growing number of companies across the globe are now vying to be the first physical artificial intelligence-driven avatar in your home, including Robotbase and its simply-named Personal Robot. On…