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Using data to drive business intelligence

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Whilst it's tempting to think of social data as largely frivolous, it is increasingly evident that it is capable of revealing a great deal about us, b...

An Evolutionary Approach to AI Learning

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

AI guru Nick Bostrom frequently highlights the crucial importance of the goal setting process when building a superintelligence. He outlines the comp...

How Google’s AI Beat A Human At Go A Decade Earlier Than Expected

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

Last week, news broke that the holy grail of game-playing AI—the ancient and complex Chinese game Go—was cracked by AI system AlphaGo. Al...

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

The Conversation US | Posted 02.07.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

As a researcher in artificial intelligence, I realize how impressive it is to have a computer beat a top Go player, a much tougher technical challenge than winning at chess. Yet it's still not a big step toward the type of artificial intelligence used by the thinking machines we see in the movies. For that, we need new approaches to developing A.I.

How to Keep Our Dignity While Ceding Human Preeminence

Robert Fuller | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert Fuller

If we think of brains as organic machines -- albeit far more complex machines than the digital computers we've built to date -- then it's clear that b...

The Skynet is Falling!: Which Data Science Outsider are You?

Zev J. Eigen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Zev J. Eigen

"The Intern" is a movie about a retired septuagenarian workhorse from another era who lands an internship at a hip internet startup. Could he possibly...

What's So Exciting About AI? Conversations at the Nobel Week Dialogue

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology
Meia Chita-Tegmark

Each year, the Nobel Prize brings together some of the brightest minds to celebrate accomplishments and people that have changed life on Earth for the better. This year, the topic of the Nobel Week Dialogue was "The Future of Intelligence".

WATCH: This Stunning Music Video Was Made By Artificial Intelligence

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

We’re in the middle of a new artistic renaissance, one in which artificial-intelligence algorithms are helping artists develop new typ...

Can Human Consciousness Be Replicated?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.02.2015 | Science
James D. Tabor

I surely have no expertise in this field but I remain convinced that any such replication, however precise and infinitely complex, would remain as "dumb" as a more sophisticated version of Siri on my iPhone. More is more, but more is not consciousness.

Bridge of Spies

Francis Levy | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Steven Spielberg is an expert at pulling heartstrings. A.I., Schindler's List, Empire of the Sun and Lincoln were some of his great tearjerkers.

Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting t...

Google's Driverless Car

Francis Levy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Google has just announced the appointment of the head of their self-driving car division. These basically driverless cars--really sea level drones--a...

A Post-Human World: Should We Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Mites?

Martin Rees | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Martin Rees

We humans tend to think of ourselves as special, the culmination of the evolutionary tree. But that hardly seems credible to an astronomer, aware that although our Sun formed 4.5 billion years ago, it is barely in middle age. Should we regret our eventual obsolescence or try to prevent it -- to rage, rage against the dying of the mites, as it were?

Outthinking Robots: How Authentic Learning Leads Black and Brown Children to Equity and Opportunity

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students know the difference between teaching that is superficial -- what a robot could do -- and teaching that is passionate and informed.

Controversial Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being

The WorldPost | xxNathan-Gardelsxx | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

 Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisio...

Artificial Intelligence Catches Fire in Ethiopia

Techonomy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Young Ethiopian with robot whose AI software was created in his country. (courtesy of iCog Labs) Ethiopia is an unlikely but thriving center of arti...

Artificial Intelligence Loves Natural Naiveté

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

The military was excited about these for many more reasons though: smart mines can hop and sense, and therefore the government could argue they're not land mines, they're smart robots. That means they aren't subject to the international anti-personnel landmine treaties. And since they can move, they're much harder to find and disarm. Great for war. Not so great for cleaning up after war.

Content Discovery Platform Flipora Raises $1.5 Million

John Rampton | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Numerous backers believe in Flipora's idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the answer to the content discovery problem to the tune of $1.5 million.

WATCH: The Complete Evolution Of 'The Terminator's' Killer Robots

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Many movies, books, and TV shows predict an AI and robot apocalypse. But which one first pops into your mind when you hear killer robots? We’ll wage...

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

WATCH: What Sins Of The Future Are You Committing Right Now?

Singularity University | David J. Hill | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Odds are you're a decent, upstanding person. You abide by the laws, pay taxes, and don't rock the boat. You value security but not at the expense of p...

Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."

Why "Intelligent" Computers Are Dumber Than Your Ten-Year-Old

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Deepak Chopra

The human mind will always be ahead of computers when it comes to thinking, because no computer has ever had a thought or will have in the future, no matter how much good or bad they wind up doing.

Why I Don't Fear Artificial Intelligence

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Peter Diamandis

When we talk about all of the problems we have on Earth and the need to solve them, it is only through such AI-human collaboration that we will gain the ability to solve our grandest challenges and truly create a world of abundance.

What Happens When Our iPhones Become More Intelligent Than Us?

Singularity University | Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and stora...