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Category: Technology: Artificial Intelligence

Look Out: Robots Could Soon Teach Each Other New Tricks

Someday soon, robot assistants will be a part of our everyday lives—but only if we can teach them new tasks without programming. If you have to learn to code, you might as well make the sandwich yourself. Now, a new system makes teaching robots almost as easy as teaching a child. And conveniently—or alarmingly, if …

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Richard Susskind: What Will Happen When A.I and the Internet Meet The Professions?

Gresham Professor Richard Susskind asks and aims to answer; What Will Happen When A.I and the Internet Meet The Professions? Two futures are outlined for the professions. Both rest on technology. One is reassuringly familiar. It is a more efficient version of what we have today. The second is transformational – a gradual replacement of …

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ASU Origins Project: Artificial Intelligence | Who is in control?

Will progress in Artificial Intelligence provide humanity with a boost of unprecedented strength to realize a better future, or could it present a threat to the very basis of human civilization? The future of artificial intelligence is up for debate, and the Origins Project is bringing together a distinguished panel of experts, intellectuals, and public …

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TED: The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

In this TED talk with Maurice Conti, we are shown how computers will improve our ability to think and imagine. How robotic systems can come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. It is a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti …

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Slush: AI in 2016 | The Real Deal

This panel discussion on artificial intelligence was held at Slush 2016. Which brought together people from more than half of the world’s countries to the cold and dark Helsinki, with the ambition of taking their business to the next level. In this panel, Anita Schjøll Brede (CEO & Co-Founder of Iris AI), Eamon Jubbawy (COO …

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Cambridge University: Pain in the machine

Cambridge University put together this short documentary on whether robots should feel pain. It’s a feeling that most would describe as being unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. But there must be some evolutionary advantage with feeling pain, why do humans and some animals otherwise feel pain if there is no use for it. The fact …

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Cambridge University: The best or worst thing to happen to humanity

Stephen Hawking helps to launch Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Artificial intelligence has the power to eradicate poverty and disease or hasten the end of human civilisation as we know it – according to a speech delivered by Professor Stephen Hawking this evening.  

Google DeepMind: Learning from memory | Differentiable neural computer family tree inference task

Deep Mind, the artificial intelligence that Google’s parent company Alphabet is developing, can now learn new stuff by analyzing events that are already in its memory. Google calls the method Differential Neural Computer (DNC) and it involves linking a neural network with data that is stored on traditional computers. AI can then navigate and learn …

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TED: Sam Harris | Can we build AI without losing control over it?

Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris — and not just in some theoretical way. We’re going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven’t yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants.  

Fortune Magazine: Panel Discussion Contemplating Artificial Intelligence

The march of tech-driven disruption is now a sprint, one that’s accelerating in an astonishing array of fields. Finance, manufacturing, media, entertainment, sports, education, energy, health care, and automobiles are simultaneously undergoing transformative makeovers, with new winners and losers emerging with amazing speed. Forces powering this intertwined revolution include connected smartphones and devices, big data …

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TED: How computers are learning to be creative | Blaise Agüera y Arcas

We’re on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity — and it’s not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to …

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IntelligenceSquared Debates: ‘Don’t Trust the Promise of Artificial Intelligence’

As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans. But AI’s critics are sounding the alarm, going so far as to call its development an “existential threat” to mankind. Is this the stuff of science fiction? Could the “Terminator” become …

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Google DeepMind: Ground-breaking AlphaGo masters the game of Go

In a paper published in Nature on 28th January 2016, we describe a new approach to computer Go. This is the first time ever that a computer program “AlphaGo” has defeated a human professional player. The game of Go is widely viewed as an unsolved “grand challenge” for artificial intelligence. Games are a great testing …

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TEDx: How to Make Intellligent Robots That Understand the World | Danko Nikolić

There are some amazing robots roving the surface of Mars. However, they are heavily dependent on their human operators. But what if we could provide them with human-like intelligence so that they could find their own way without assistance? What if we could teach them to autonomously deal with completely novel situations? Danko Nikolić, a …

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London Futurists: Panel Discussion at Bloomberg

This panel discussion featured Murray Shanahan, Anders Sandberg, Stephen Minger, and David Wood, answering questions from the audience, at the close of the event “State of the Future 2015-2025, held at Bloomberg HQ London on 13th November 2015.  

Cambridge University: Teaching machines to see

Two technologies which use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings could be used for the development of driverless cars and autonomous robotics – and can be used on a regular camera or smartphone.  

Adam Ford: Vernor Vinge – Foresight and the Singularity – Interview

Interview with renowned author Vernor Vinge – about the Technological Singularity, ways to think about it, strategic forecasting, future studies and risk. Specific Topics: The Beginnings of the Term: ‘Technological Singularity’ / The Metaphor Implied by the Singularity / Narratives How Possibility Shapes the Future / Utopias & Dystopias / Thinking about the Future: What …

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RAIR Lab: Self Consciousness with NAO Bots

The scientist Selmer Bringsjord have performed an experiment that in a way indicates robots to be self aware. Selmer have programmed three robots with information that the two of them have got a pill called “dumbing pill”. The robots are told that this pill will prevent them to speak. He then asks the robots what …

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UC Berkeley: BRETT the Robot learns to put things together on his own

UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. In their experiments, the PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, …

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Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The extraordinary, wonderful, and terrifying implications of computers that can learn Jeremy is the CEO of Enlitic, which uses recent advances in machine learning to make medical diagnostics faster, more accurate, and more accessible. The company’s mission is to provide …

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