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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Cyber Security

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 02.13.2017 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

How do you need to think about business strategy and the impact of machine learning and AI? With the wider convergence of technology with objects, b...

Do we need a kill switch in robotics and AI ? the EU debate

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The recent debate by the European Commission is seeking to establish EU rules in the fast-growing field of robotics, particularly around the areas of ...

Innovation Velocity: Memory-Driven Computing Could Transform our Global Future

James Canton | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
James Canton

The end of the year is a good time to both be thankful and to remind us all that we face a future of immensely complex challenges. These challenges we...

(VIDEO) Campbell's Bullish On AI Ads As The Future

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business
Andy Plesser

ORLANDO -- The future of advertising lies in artificial intelligence and its possibilities, says Yin Woon Rani, VP Marketing at Campbell Soup Company...

The Future And Artificial Intelligence: A Reluctance to Recognize Elon Musk's Demon?

Dennis Curry | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Dennis Curry

Just over 65 years ago, Alan Turing famously posed the following question: Can machines think? In Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Turing investigates the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the idea that machine-based life may indeed meet or surpass the boundaries of human intellect.

Who are our Caretakers of A.I.?

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The oncoming storm of Artificial Intelligence as popularized by sci-fi films and to some extent over-inflated expectations of machines that can learn ...

The AI Dividend: Shaping the Future of Civilization

James Canton | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
James Canton

I gave a TEDx talk on the future of thinking machines in California this weekend.The central idea of my talk was that we could be entering an era of a...

Amazon Echo and Alexa Arrive in UK & Germany - The Next Stage of the Digital Assistant Is Here!

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

I've been "living" with an Amazon Echo and Alexa for a year now having imported from eBay while it was US based. It's an astonishing piece of kit that has to be experienced to see why it's a "game changer" and why Bezos the Amazon CEO calls it potentially the fourth core Amazon service line after its marketplace, cloud services and Amazon mobile device brands.

Beat the Pollution with the Plume Air App

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Extreme heat waves are happening with alarming regularity. Summer used to be the time for kids to be outside non-stop. Now, both children and adults n...

A.I. Writes a Screenplay, Screenwriters Breathe a Sigh of Relief

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment

Despite what you've likely read in the headlines on social media and the internet recently -- we have yet to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can write an amazing screenplay.

The Awesome Threat You Won't Hear About in America's Presidential Campaign

Barry Lando | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Barry Lando

For a huge number of Americans the key emotion driving the tortured primary campaigns has, arguably, been fear. But the candidates -- and most of the media -- are ignoring the real cause of that angst.

When Robots Are An Instrument Of Male Desire

The Establishment | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
The Establishment

The popularity of feminine-gendered AI makes sense in a world where women still aren't seen as fully human. But these machines also reflect the rise of the service economy, which relies on emotional labor that's performed by women, with a "customer is always right" ethos imposed upon the whole affair.

Weekend Roundup: As the West Bickers, the East Builds a New Silk Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.15.2016 | Home
Nathan Gardels

While the passions of internal discord have stalled the once-confident global march of the West, the East, led by China, is looking ahead with a decades-long strategy to revive the ancient Silk Road through Eurasia as the core of the world's economy and civilization. As Oxford historian Peter Frankopan, author of "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World," writes: "The age of the West is all but at an end when it comes to taking the lead and planning for the future." (continued)

We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us... Not Technology

David Sable | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
David Sable

F@#%&*# hate feminists and they should all die and burn in hell. Hitler was right... Bush did 9/11 and Hitler would have done a better job... Some ...

Why My Toaster Loves My Car: Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

James Canton | Posted 03.27.2016 | Business
James Canton

San Francisco, 2025 I noticed something strange last night when my car auto-drove me home from the city. My car was downloading the usual real-time ...

Artificial Intelligence Catches Fire in Ethiopia

Techonomy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology

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

What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

Lior Shamir | Posted 07.28.2016 | Science
Lior Shamir

When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.

Are You Ready For Robot Preachers?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

If your first thought when you hear "robot preacher" is the Preacherbot character from the popular TV show Futurama, we don't blame you. But for Flori...

An Interview With Jewish Artificial Intelligence, Eugene Goostman

Sam Johnson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

When I went to Eugene's website to test out his chops, Eugene asked me where I was from, and I replied "New York." He then -- implying that I was being self-involved -- asked if I wanted to know where he was from.

Orwell's Nightmare: The NSA and Google -- Big Brother Meets Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What would happen if the most powerful technology company in the world and the largest clandestine spying agency in the world joined forces?

Stunning Progress in Technology: The Death of Unskilled Labor

XPRIZE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

The question no one seems to have the answer to, however, is what is to become of unskilled labor, and those hundreds of millions whose jobs are never coming back.

Will the Googleplex Become a Person?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At some point, the Googleplex and its competitors, to compete better, might become adaptive, learning from experience on their own. That might trigger self-awareness.

"Intelligent" Computers To Be Tested For Human Thinking

The Guardian | David Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Can machines think? That was the question posed by the great mathematician Alan Turing. Half a century later six computers are about to converse with ...