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A Practical Guide to Building Recommender Systems – From Algorithms to Product. Intelligence artificielle : une machine est-elle capable de philosopher ? Alors qu’Apple vient encore d’améliorer son assistant vocal Siri, de quoi sont aujourd’hui capables les intelligences artificielles les plus avancées en matière de conversation ?

Intelligence artificielle : une machine est-elle capable de philosopher ?

Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Morgane Tual Cet article fait partie d’une série consacrée à l’état des lieux de l’intelligence artificielle. Tutorials « Deep Learning. 42 Artificial Intelligences Are Going Head to Head in 'Civilization V' Is currently hosting a fascinating "Battle Royale" in the strategy game Civilization V, pitting 42 of the game's built-in, computer-controlled players against each other for world domination.

42 Artificial Intelligences Are Going Head to Head in 'Civilization V'

If you've never played it before, Civilization V is a grand strategy game in which players choose a civilization and take turns guiding it through the ages by establishing cities, securing resources, and choosing between different technologies, religions, and forms of government. The match is being played on the largest Earth-shaped map the game is capable of, with both civilizations that were included in the retail version of the game and custom, player-created civilizations that were modded into it after release.

So far the match has lasted 161 turns, putting it at 1880 BC, but some interesting, historically inaccurate world events are already taking place. Ironically, Poland is currently putting the screws to Nazi Germany There are several ways to win a Civilization match. Artificial intelligence: can scientists stop ‘negative’ outcomes? Expert in artificial intelligence, University of Bath What I don’t like is when people say artificial intelligence is going to take over.

Artificial intelligence: can scientists stop ‘negative’ outcomes?

As humanity gets smarter, we keep creating these dangers – like climate change, the global extinctions of biodiversity, nuclear weapons. But AI just makes us smarter: it’s wrong to think of it as alien. So the question is: is it possible for us to keep regulating ourselves, including AI, so that we don’t do serious damage? So far we’re doing pretty well. Professor of artificial intelligence and robotics, University of Sheffield There are many areas [of AI] which, if handled in the right way, can be very beneficial to us but if handled in the wrong way could sink us. Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford If [super intelligence] ever were to be developed, it should be done only for the benefit of all of humanity and in the service of widely shared ethical ideals.

​The New American Dream? Let the Robots Take Our Jobs. Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, author of The Transhumanist Wager, and founder of and presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party.

​The New American Dream? Let the Robots Take Our Jobs

He writes an occasional column for Motherboard in which he ruminates on the future beyond natural human ability. Many of us wake in the mornings to a dreaded alarm clock. After breakfast, we jump into our cars, battle traffic, and start a tiring 9 to 5 at work. Then we come home, turn on the tube, sip a beverage, and mostly veg. We do that all week long, waiting for the weekend when we might actually get time to travel somewhere, enjoy a hobby, or complete a fun project.

In the transhumanist age we are now entering, the same philosophy of keeping up with the Joneses is increasingly becoming a less viable economic policy. However, as human beings, we can evolve and be happier and more fulfilled than we've ever been before. The near-term socioeconomic forecasts are pretty startling when you look closely at them. Futurist Kurzweil Says He’s Building AI into Google Search.

The big announcements at Google’s I/O event in San Francisco Wednesday didn’t mention Web search, the technology that got the company started and made it so successful.

Futurist Kurzweil Says He’s Building AI into Google Search

But in a small session later that day, the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil talked confidently about making Google’s current search technology obsolete. Kurzweil joined the company 18 months ago to lead a project aimed at creating software capable of understanding text as well as humans can. Yesterday, he told the audience that progress on this effort was good, and that it would result in an entirely new way to search the Web and manage information. “You would interact with it like you would a human assistant,” said Kurzweil. It will be possible to ask a question of the software just as you would if talking to another person, he said; and you could trust that it would return a fully reasoned answer, not just a list of links as Google’s search engine does today.

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains. Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say?

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

Today, companies tout the ability to access the cloud from a mobile device. But sometime in the next 20 years, we may be able to access the cloud directly from our brains and find just the perfect thing to say. Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist who now works at Google, explained at this week's TED conference how computers are becoming more and more receptive to human language.

He gave the example of how IBM's Watson computer famously beat the two best Jeopardy players at solving this particular clue: A long, tiresome speech delivered by a frothy pie topping.