Archive for July, 2015

AI Experts Pen Open Letter Urging Autonomous Weapon Ban

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The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina received an open letter from over 1,000 robotics researchers and artificial intelligence experts calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons. The letter warns that any development of autonomous weapons could issue in a new arms race and pose unknown risks to humanity.

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Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer

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Amir Mizroch of the Wall Street Journal Digits Blog reports on a Google research study that sought to train a machine to learn about human values—like morality—by using a large database of movie scripts as a training corpus. The comments on the post are as illuminating as the Google work.

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Cognitive Computing App Taps 10,000 Bon Appétit Recipes, Suggests Creative Flavor Combinations

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IBM and Bon Appétit have introduced a one-of-a-kind Chef Watson cognitive computing cooking app that is open to anyone interested in expanding his or her imagination in the kitchen. Created through a collaboration with Bon Appétit, the app inspires home cooks everywhere to discover unexpected flavor combinations to address everyday mealtime challenges in creative ways and bring new ideas to the kitchen.

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Workshop: Cognitive Computing and Sentiment Analysis

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When: July 15, 2015
Where: Sentiment Analysis Symposium; New York, NY

Sue Feldman and Hadley Reynolds will be giving a workshop on cognitive computing and sentiment analysis.

Cognitive computing can be considered a superset of analytics, search, business intelligence, advertising, AI and machine learning.All of these technologies are currently coalescing around the concept of cognitive computing, with a healthy dose of user experience, recommendation engines and contextual personalization thrown in.This presentation by Sue Feldman and Hadley Reynolds, co-founders of ...

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