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Artificial Stupidity. Artificial Stupidity by Ali Minai "My colleagues, they study artificial intelligence; me, I study natural stupidity.

Artificial Stupidity

" One of America's Spy Agencies Will Test Sentiment Analysis to Help Sniff Out Insider Threats. Cyc. The project was started in 1984 by Douglas Lenat at MCC and is developed by the Cycorp company.


Parts of the project are released as OpenCyc, which provides an API, RDF endpoint, and data dump under an open source license. Overview[edit] The project was started in 1984 as part of Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation. The objective was to codify, in machine-usable form, millions of pieces of knowledge that compose human common sense. CycL presented a proprietary knowledge representation schema that utilized first-order relationships.[1] In 1986, Doug Lenat estimated the effort to complete Cyc would be 250,000 rules and 350 man-years of effort.[2] The Cyc Project was spun off into Cycorp, Inc. in Austin, Texas in 1994. The name "Cyc" (from "encyclopedia", pronounced [saɪk] like syke) is a registered trademark owned by Cycorp.

Typical pieces of knowledge represented in the database are "Every tree is a plant" and "Plants die eventually". Knowledge base[edit] Releases[edit] Swarming robot boats demonstrate self-learning. Robots may be the wave of the future, but it will be a pretty chaotic future if they don't learn to work together.

Swarming robot boats demonstrate self-learning

Artificial Intelligence Beats 'Most Complex Game Devised by Humans' Make way for the robots.

Artificial Intelligence Beats 'Most Complex Game Devised by Humans'

An artificial intelligence system has defeated a professional Go player, cracking one of the longstanding grand challenges in the field. What's more, the new system, called AlphaGo, defeated the human player by learning the game from scratch using an approach known as "deep learning," the researchers involved say. The stunning defeat suggests that the new artificial intelligence (AI) learning strategy could be a powerful tool in other arenas, such as analyzing reams of climate data with no apparent structure or making complicated medical diagnoses, the scientists said. The researchers reported on the new matchup online today (Jan. 27) in the journal Nature. What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Books? "Every individual piece of writing is a function of all writing.

What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Books?

" ~ Philosopher Alan Watts In Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel Cat's Cradle, the character Claire Minton has the most fantastic ability; simply by reading the index of the book, she can deduce almost every biographical detail about the author. The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms. IBM’s Watson (Image from Clockready via Wikipedia) This post originally appeared on Philosophical Disquisitions.

The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms

Artificial Intelligence: How Algorithms Make Systems Smart. Creative AI: Teaching computers to be reporters and storytellers. We humans are obsessed with storytelling.

Creative AI: Teaching computers to be reporters and storytellers

We tell stories to people we meet and people we love. We can't get enough of the stories that drive movies, video games, television, and books. Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi. As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer—a few hundred million years at least.

Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi

The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever. And for anyone who updated their LP collection onto CD, only to find they then needed to get it all on MP3, a technology that never needs to change might sound appealing. "The volume of data being created every day is exploding, but in terms of keeping it for later generations, we haven't necessarily improved since the days we inscribed things on stones," Hitachi researcher Kazuyoshi Torii said. "The possibility of losing information may actually have increased," he said, noting the life of digital media currently available—CDs and hard drives—is limited to a few decades or a century at most.

Simulated brain mimics human quirks. The Personality Forge AI - Chat Bot Search. Robot learns ‘self-awareness’ Who’s that good-looking guy?

Robot learns ‘self-awareness’

Nico examines itself and its surroundings in the mirror. (Credit: Justin Hart / Yale University ) “Only humans can be self-aware.” Another myth bites the dust. Yale roboticists have programmed Nico, a robot, to be able to recognize itself in a mirror. Can A Computer Finally Pass For Human? “Why not develop music in ways unknown…?

Can A Computer Finally Pass For Human?

Deep learning. Deep learning (also known as deep structured learning, hierarchical learning or deep machine learning) is a branch of machine learning based on a set of algorithms that attempt to model high level abstractions in data. In a simple case, there might be two sets of neurons: ones that receive an input signal and ones that send an output signal. When the input layer receives an input it passes on a modified version of the input to the next layer.

In a deep network, there are many layers between the input and output (and the layers are not made of neurons but it can help to think of it that way), allowing the algorithm to use multiple processing layers, composed of multiple linear and non-linear transformations.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Research in this area attempts to make better representations and create models to learn these representations from large-scale unlabeled data. Deep learning has been characterized as a buzzword, or a rebranding of neural networks.[13][14] She's Not Talking About It, But Siri Is Plotting World Domination.

Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired Apple has a vision of a future in which the disembodied voice of Siri is your constant companion. It goes something like this: You arrive home at the end of a long day and plop down on the couch. A beer in one hand, your phone in the other, you say, “Siri, open Netflix and play The IT Crowd.” Honda testing vehicle-to-vehicle communications to eliminate SMIDSY accidents. Honda's DSRC safety system warns the driver their path is about to intersect with a motorcycle Image Gallery (10 images) Here's a term almost all motorcyclists run across in their first couple of years on the road: SMIDSY. It stands for "sorry mate, I didn't see you" and it's the standard apology we get when we're sprawled across the bonnet of a car after its driver has pulled out in front of us.

View all To be fair, while these accidents are most certainly the driver's fault, several factors are working against them. Top notch AI system about as smart as a four-year-old, lacks commonsense. Researchers have found that an AI system has an average IQ of a four-year-old child (Image: Shutterstock) Those who saw IBM’s Watson defeat former winners on Jeopardy! In 2011 might be forgiven for thinking that artificially intelligent computer systems are a lot brighter than they are. While Watson was able to cope with the highly stylized questions posed during the quiz, AI systems are still left wanting when it comes to commonsense. This was one of the factors that led researchers to find that one of the best available AI systems has the average IQ of a four-year-old. To see just how intelligent AI systems are, a team of artificial and natural knowledge researchers at the University of Illinois as Chicago (UIC) subjected ConceptNet 4 to the verbal portions of the Weschsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, which is a standard IQ test for young children.

Harvard scientists develop a transistor that learns. Human misidentification in Turing tests - Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence - Implementing Turing's imitation game as a scientific experiment provides an insight into human–human interaction of the type that can be seen in email communication. In 2012, as part of the international Alan Turing centenary commemorations, Reading University staged Turing's imitation game practicalising his two tests at Bletchley Park in the UK. Turing's imitation game (commonly known as the Turing test) is a critical point of discussion in the philosophy of artificial intelligence (Block, 19811. Block, N. (1981). Psychologism and behaviorism. In S.Shieber (Ed.), The Turing test: Verbal behavior as the hallmark of intelligence (pp. 229–266). View all references; Chomsky, 20082. View all references; Demchenko & Veselov, 20084. F-35 Delayed After Fourth Prototype Becomes Self-Aware And Has To Be Destroyed.

THE PENTAGON — The military’s problematic F-35 fighter jet is facing more delays related to “software issues,” as project engineers were forced to euthanize the fourth prototype to gain self-awareness on Monday. According to Air Force Lt. RoboEarth "Wikipedia for robots" demonstrated. A demonstration of RoboEarth has been given at Eindhoven University for Technology Image Gallery (6 images) Graphene-based nano-antennas may enable cooperating smart dust swarms. Do you know whether this press release was written by a human? Printer friendly version Share 14 March 2014 Taylor & Francis A recent study investigates how readers perceive computer-generated news articles. The advent of new technologies has always spurred questions about changes in journalism – how it is produced and consumed. A recent development which has come to the fore in the digital world is software-generated content. The study, undertaken by Christer Clerwall of Karlstad University in Sweden, was conducted by presenting readers with different articles written by either journalists or computers.

Scientists try to teach robots morality. Eugene Goostman chatbot passes Turing Test. It might be time to start being nicer to your laptop, because a supercomputer program has passed the Turing Test for the first time in history. On Saturday, at the Turing Test 2014, the chatbot Eugene Goostman convinced the judges 33 percent of the time that it was a human being and not a computer. "Tell me Dave" robot learns simply by people talking to it. Robo Brain uses the web to teach robots human knowledge. One of the steps towards to making robots into the all powerful overlords envisioned in books and movies is to teach them all human knowledge. Robo Brain. Artificial intelligence program that learns like a child.