Posts Tagged 'AI'

Financial Times Doubles Down on Robots’ Impacts

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Robotics, like cognitive computing, is a field in full upheaval. Today’s market has left welding, assembling, and spray painting far behind and is now knocking on the door of blue collar and white collar skills alike. Implications are seismic for applications ranging from military weaponry to journalism to customer service to emerging investment niches. The Financial Times collects a large selection of perspectives on robots’ impacts across the business spectrum.

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The Guardian and Julius Baer Consider Thinking Machines

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The British-based Guardian newspaper, with support from Swiss bank Julius Baer, gathered a group of 14 business, technology, and academic leaders for a roundtable discussion of “Industry 4.0” — the impact of smart machines on industries, jobs, productivity, and social norms.

The conversation touches on novel developments grounded on AI, from the impacts of self-driving tractors and data-driven agriculture on farming, to the impact of increasingly intelligent robotics on manufacturing employment, to the changes in health care practice being brought about ...

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Cambridge University Announces $15M Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

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Over the next ten years, Cambridge University in the UK will be using a grant of $15M from the Leverhulme Trust to establish an academic Centre tasked to establish an academic Centre to “create an AI community with a common purpose of responsible innovation and to update the current thinking about the opportunities and challenges posed by AI.” The new center is in part a tangible response to the high profile conversation among Steven Hawking, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and ...

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Facebook CTO Pushes FAIR Progress

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In a talk at the popular Dublin Web Summit in Ireland, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer outlined the growing contributions of FAIR (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) to the Facebook user experience, highlighting features in the News Feed and in the new “M” virtual personal assistant.

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Master Algorithm. Really?

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Daniel Levitin crafts an interesting review of Pedro Domingo’s recent book The Master Algorithm. Author, neuroscientist, musician, Levitin brings all of these fields into play in visiting the ground of learning algorithms, their effectiveness, their limitations, their future(s), and their implications. Both Domingo and Levitin are resources of value to anyone thinking about cognitive computing.

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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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