Apple acquired 2 AI companies - Business Insider. Apple's on a buying spree as it ramps up its efforts in the tech industry's latest arms race: artificial intelligence.
Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought Perceptio, a company that makes image-recognition technology for smartphones, its second AI deal in four days. Perceptio was developing "deep learning" technology for smartphones, that allowed phones to independently identify images without relying on external data libraries, Bloomberg said. Deep learning is a specialized field of artificial intelligence that's all the rage now. It allows machines to recognize patterns and learn on their own. Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly vital as companies roll out and seek to improve "virtual assistant" services such as Apple's Siri and Google Now. AI machine achieves IQ test score of young child. Some people might find it enough reason to worry; others, enough reason to be upbeat about what we can achieve in computer science; all await the next chapters in artificial intelligence to see what more a machine can do to mimic human intelligence.
We already saw what machines can do in arithmetic, chess and pattern recognition. MIT Technology Review poses the bigger question: to what extent do these capabilities add up to the equivalent of human intelligence? Shedding some light on AI and humans, a team went ahead to subject an AI system to a standard IQ test given to humans. Their paper describing their findings has been posted on arXiv.
The team is from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an AI research group in Hungary. Computer-human hybrids could be best at scanning for danger. Humans are good at spotting anomalies (Image: Dado Ruvic / Reuters) IN A world of algorithms, there are still a few places where humans reign supreme.
At a US government lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico, researchers aren’t interested in replacing our brains with fancy neural networks or machine learning software. Instead, they are using eye-tracking and brain analysis to create a system that lets our natural intelligence shine. Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick. » Winter Soldiers and Killer Robots In Your Future Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI. A robot has just passed a classic self-awareness test for the first time. A researcher at Ransselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US has given three Nao robots an updated version of the classic 'wise men puzzle' self-awareness test... and one of them has managed to pass.
In the classic test, a hypothetical King calls forward the three wisest men in the country and puts either a white or a blue hat on their heads. They can all see each other's hats, but not their own, and they're not allowed to talk to each other. The King promises that at least one of them is wearing a blue hat, and that the contest is fair, meaning that none of them have access to any information that the others don't.
Whoever is smart enough to work out which colour hat they're wearing using that limited information will become the King's new advisor. Tiny Robotic Tentacles Can Lasso an Ant. With a diameter just twice that of a human hair, they look more like short snips of fishing line than advanced robotic appendages.
But these micro-tentacles can curl and grip. They can lasso an ant or scoop up a tiny fish egg. And they could give a robot of any size an astonishingly gentle but precise grasp. A team of three material scientists at Iowa State University have just invented this new way for robots to softly handle delicate and diminutive objects.
As they describe today in a paper in the science journal Scientific Reports, their clever micro-tentacles are hundreds of times smaller than the next smallest self-spiraling, lifelike tentacle, making them a unique tool for everything from microsurgery to microbiology. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Jaeyoun Kim / Iowa State University Kim and his colleagues built their micro-tentacles out of a cheap, naturally soft, and commercially available material called PDMS. The process wasn't easy. Bientôt un hedge fund contrôlé par intelligence artificielle? En poursuivant votre navigation sur ce site, vous acceptez l'utilisation de cookies afin de réaliser des statistiques d'audiences et vous proposer une navigation optimale, la possibilité de partager des contenus sur des réseaux sociaux ainsi que des services et offres adaptés à vos centres d'intérêts.
Pour en savoir plus et paramétrer les cookies... assez ensoleillé Vent : 10km/h - UV : 6. Explicit cookie consent. “THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns.
Elon Musk fears that the development of artificial intelligence, or AI, may be the biggest existential threat humanity faces. Bill Gates urges people to beware of it. Dread that the abominations people create will become their masters, or their executioners, is hardly new. But voiced by a renowned cosmologist, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the founder of Microsoft—hardly Luddites—and set against the vast investment in AI by big firms like Google and Microsoft, such fears have taken on new weight. With supercomputers in every pocket and robots looking down on every battlefield, just dismissing them as science fiction seems like self-deception.
You taught me language and... The first step is to understand what computers can now do and what they are likely to be able to do in the future. Crucially, this capacity is narrow and specific. ...I know how to curse.