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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.

Apple may also be looking at AI to help with its plans to build a self-driving car. On Friday, Apple acquired another AI company: VocalIQ, a UK-based startup developing technology to help computers understand human speech. 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. Results: It scored a WPPSI-III VIQ that is average for a four-year-old child, but below average for 5 to 7 year-olds "We found that the WPPSI-III VIQ psychometric test gives a WPPSI-III VIQ to ConceptNet 4 that is equivalent to that of an average four-year old. The test is called Wechsler after David Wechsler, PhD, cognitive psychology pioneer.

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.

“It’s a human and machine data system that collectively makes everything better,” says Laura McNamara, an organisational anthropologist at Sandia National Laboratories. “Human beings are supremely good at pattern recognition, but what overwhelms that is having way too much data.” What we’re so good at is finding the signal in the noise. Intelligence analysts, for example, can comb through troves of satellite imagery of enemy land to spot a tank or a weapons cache.

They found that each expert had a distinct style, often eschewing the techniques they had been trained in. Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick. Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. HSR, short for "human support robot," comes with a single mechanical arm that can grasp objects of various shapes and sizes and also pick up smaller items with a tiny suction cup. It doesn't have other tricks in its repertoire, except for a computer panel on its head for surfing the Internet. A person can also access the robot from another computer and use it like a camera-phone. Kouichi Ikeda, its engineer, is serious about using it to help around regular homes. "Although it can only do one simple task of picking up, it's already making disabled people quite happy. Nearly 40 percent of Japan's population will be 65 or older by 2060, and with the rest of the developed world and some developing nations following that track, Toyota is banking on the demand for robot helpers to grow.

Toyota came up with the basic concept model for HSR in 2012. One drawback is cost. » 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. In this updated AI version, the robots are each given a 'pill' (which is actually a tap on the head, because, you know, robots can't swallow). Two of the pills will render the robots silent, and one is a placebo. 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. Better still, they hug with less than 1 micro-newton of force. That's thousands of times softer than your blinking eye, and it makes mechanical pinching (the traditional approach for robot's tiny grip) look absolutely medieval. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. 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 Clôture veille : 5182.53 Ouverture : 5157.25 Replay Emissions C’est une révolution qu’est sans doute en train de construire le fonds américain Bridgewater Associates. Ange ou démon ? Selon les révélations de l’agence Bloomberg, on va aller avec ce projet bien au-delà de ce qui a déjà été fait en matière de trading et de décision d’investissements informatisées. De la "Machine rapide" à la "Machine qui pense" Là, le concept est très différent. L’ordinateur qui "apprend à apprendre" Leur but : concevoir une intelligence artificielle qui va diriger et gérer le fonds qui va lui être confié. Flash Crash ! 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.