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Welcome to the Semantic Web - Chris Skinner's blog. Types of AI: From Reactive to Self-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC] The world in 2076: Machines outsmart us but we're still on top. Vincent Fournier/Gallerystock By Toby Walsh However you look at it, the future appears bleak.

The world in 2076: Machines outsmart us but we're still on top

The world is under immense stress environmentally, economically and politically. The novelist who inspired Elon Musk. Elon Musk, the world’s most restless entrepreneur, has embarked on yet another venture.

The novelist who inspired Elon Musk

Not satisfied with reusable rockets, electric cars, giant batteries, vacuum trains and underground roads, his latest firm, Neuralink, hopes one day to build a working brain-machine interface (BMI), which would let its user control computers simply by thinking. The idea is not new – scientists have been experimenting with BMIs in labs for years – but Musk’s involvement will sprinkle it with stardust. The Age of AI: What You Need to Know to Prepare for Synthetic Intelligence. In Brief The future of artificial intelligence is at the end of a hazy and, for some, scary path.

The Age of AI: What You Need to Know to Prepare for Synthetic Intelligence

Welcome. Europe.newsweek.stfi. Next time you stop for gas at a self-serve pump, say hello to the robot in front of you.

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Its life story can tell you a lot about the robot economy roaring toward us like an EF5 tornado on the prairie. Yeah, your automated gas pump killed a lot of jobs over the years, but its biography might give you hope that the coming wave of automation driven by artificial intelligence (AI) will turn out better for almost all of us than a lot of people seem to think. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week. Should we trust predictive policing software to cut crime? In an age of anxiety, the words sound so reassuring: predictive policing.

Should we trust predictive policing software to cut crime?

The first half promises an awareness of events that have not yet occurred. The second half clarifies that the future in question will be one of safety and security. Together, they perfectly match the current obsession with big data and the mathematical prediction of human actions. They also address the current obsession with crime in the Western world – especially in the United States, where this year’s presidential campaign has whipsawed between calls for law and order and cries that black lives matter. Breaking the Black Box: How Machines Learn to Be Racist. This is the fourth installment in a series that aims to explain and peer inside the black-box algorithms that increasingly dominate our lives.

Breaking the Black Box: How Machines Learn to Be Racist

Early computers were mostly just big calculators, helping us process large numbers. Now, however, computers are so powerful that they are learning how to make decisions on their own in the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence. But AI-enabled machines are only as smart as the knowledge they have been fed. Microsoft learned that lesson the hard way earlier this year when it released an AI Twitter bot called Tay that had been trained to talk like a Millennial teen.

Within 24 hours, however, a horde of Twitter users had retrained Tay to be a racist Holocaust-denier, and Microsoft was forced to kill the bot. Artificial intelligence: What is deep learning? Scientists have fed an artificially intelligent system with Daily Mail articles so it can learn how natural language works.

Artificial intelligence: What is deep learning?

Nervana Systems creating optimized deep learning chip for accelerated deep learning. Nervana Systems ise building the first optimized, full-stack platform for machine intelligence.

Nervana Systems creating optimized deep learning chip for accelerated deep learning

It will be built for ease of use, speed, and scale. Nervana’s brain-inspired deep learning solution abstracts away the complexities associated with AI development. They allow users to focus on building solutions that tackle the world’s toughest machine learning problems. Nervana Systems has launched a deep learning cloud while it builds a chip designed for AI. After two years of effort and more than $24 million in venture funding Nervana Systems has opened up its deep learning cloud so any business can build computer models that can learn.

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence. Daniel Faggella Crunch Network Contributor Daniel Faggella is founder of TechEmergence, a news and advice website for entrepreneurs and investors interested in the intersection of technology and the mind.

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence

How to join the network “Science has not yet mastered prophecy. Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong. Will the Singularity Artificial General Intelligence winners be Hedge Fund Managers, the Military and Spy Agencies ? When Artificial Intelligence (AI) work began over 50 years ago, the AI field was directly aimed at the construction of "thinking machines"—that is, computer systems with human-like general intelligence.

Will the Singularity Artificial General Intelligence winners be Hedge Fund Managers, the Military and Spy Agencies ?

The whole package, complete with all the bells and whistles like self, will, attention, creativity, and so forth. But this goal proved very difficult to achieve; and so, over the years, AI researchers have come to focus mainly on producing "narrow AI" systems: software displaying intelligence regarding specific tasks in relatively narrow domains. This "narrow AI" work has often been exciting and successful. It has produced, for instance, chess-playing programs that can defeat any human; and programs that can diagnose diseases better than human doctors. It has produced programs that translate speech to text, analyze genomics data, drive automated vehicles, and predict stock prices.

AI Uses Photos to Predict How Humans Will See One Another. In Brief Scientists have made a machine that is able to use images to recognize (and predict) how humans will interpret other's psychological attributes. Expressions. Elon Musk Helps Launch OpenAI, Non-Profit Dedicated to Artificial Intelligence. What It Is. Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and others are committing $1 billion to OpenAI to ensure Artificial Intelligence benefits humanity. OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return. 2016 could be the year computer Artificial Intelligence outcompete humans in the game of GO.

In a few months Googles Deep mind artificial intelligence project could announce a major breakthrough in AI playing the game of Go. Rémi Coulom spent the last decade building software that can play the ancient game of Go better than practically any other machine on earth. He calls his creation Crazy Stone. The future of intelligence: Cambridge University launches new centre to study AI and the future of humanity. Interview: Roman Yampolskiy Discusses AI, Killer Robots, and the Age of the Machine. The Doomsday Invention. I. Omens. The future of humans plus machines.

Humans plus machines will drive society forward.

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The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, by Jeff Zaleski - Parabola. IBM's 'Rodent Brain' Chip Could Make Our Phones Hyper-Smart. Artificial Brain that can Educate Itself Created by Russian Scientists. Image Credit: Shutterstock Artificial Brain that can Educate Itself Created by Russian Scientists Russian scientists are one step closer to crafting full artificial intelligence. A physical model of a brain has been designed, with the ability to educate itself. Tomsk State University in western Siberia housed an international team of scientists who “built mathematical and computer models of the human brain,” said the head of the laboratory, Professor FIT Vladimir Syryamkin. “After that it was designed radio-electronic device comprising perceptrons. Though, full brain replication isn’t an easy task, as scientists need to copy 100 million neurons in the brain and one trillion compounds. Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence.

Stanford University has invited leading thinkers from several institutions to begin a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence on every aspect of how people work, live, and play. This effort, called the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) is the brainchild of computer scientist and Stanford alumnus Eric Horvitz. Future of artificial intelligence.