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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.  

Universal Pictures: Ex Machina | Official Trailer

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller with Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Alex Garland.  

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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Fora TV: Jerry Kaplan | Humans Need Not Apply

Jerry Kaplan, author of “Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” interviewed by San Francisco Chronicle’s Thomas Lee at the Bay Area Book Festival. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure—but for whom? From Stanford’s AI Lab, …

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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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Becker Friedman Institute: The Race between Machine and Man

Daron Acemoglu addresses an old macroeconomic concern—that machines will replace human labor–with a microeconomic analysis. “How is that for almost 200 years, technological change could be ongoing without non-employment becoming a serious issue?” The Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago supports and advances collaborative, cross-disciplinary research in economics and related fields.

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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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Life in 2030: Humankind and the Machine

The world is on the brink of a new revolution driven by the convergence of a number of new technologies, including genome editing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. How will these technologies change the lives of the next generation? – What are the game-changing technologies? – What are the moral, ethical and social concerns which …

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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.  

Waking Up with Sam Harris Podcast: The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark about the foundations of science, our current understanding of the universe, and the risks of future breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, …

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