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Artificial Intelligence

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.

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the h...

What's Next In Computer Science

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology

Academic research is more theoretical and long-term; industrial research is more applied and short-term. If you want to have impact in a few months' time, industry is the place for you. If you want to work on the deep problems and have a shot at very high impact, go to academia.

Artificial Intelligence: Stop or Go?

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Robert Rosenkranz

In this historic moment, many are skeptical, if not outright afraid of what is next. Remarkable innovations like AlphaGo scare enough people that there is a legitimate debate about whether the risks of artificial intelligence could outweigh the rewards.

Google's Artificial Intelligence Just Hit A Major Breakthrough

Wired | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology

IN A MAJOR breakthrough for artificial intelligence, a computing system developed by Google researchers in Great Britain has beaten a top human player...

Human-machine superintelligence: how to live and prosper with AI

George Zarkadakis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Marvin Minsky, one of the fathers of AI, published a book in 1986 with the title "Society of Mind" where he described a theory of intelligence. Minky'...

Director of Engineering at Facebook AI Explains the Advantages of New York Tech

Quora | Posted 01.22.2016 | Technology

We have a thriving tech community, but also a wealth of other industries in New York. Great products and innovations get built when there's a high-bandwidth link between the builders and the customers of those products, and so NYC is the right place to be if you want to disrupt one of the few trillion dollars of industries headquartered here.

What Is Deep Learning And Where Is It Headed?

Quora | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education

Research is by definition exploratory, which means that (a) we do not know what will work and (b) we need to explore many paths, we need a lot of diversity of research directions in the scientific community. So I can only tell you about my current gut feelings and visions of where I see important challenges and opportunities that appeal to my personal aesthetics and instincts.

To Innovate, We Must Educate

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Stanley S. Litow

Each wave of human innovation has required new skills. From the Industrial Revolution to the post-industrial digital age, economic growth and positive societal transformation have been driven by education and skills.

World's Business Elite Are Stressed About Our Robotic Future

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.20.2016 | Technology

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Implantable mobile phones. 3D-printed organs for transplant. Clothes and reading-glasses connected to the Internet. Su...

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 Off-Broadway Play Marjorie Prime and Today's Technologies: Talking Robots That May Someday Keep Us Company (and Make Us Immortal Too)

Julie Wosk | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Julie Wosk

The intelligently written and beautifully acted play Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison -- now on extended run at Playwrights Horizons in New York through January 24 -- is also very timely in the world of today's technology.

The Future: Will China Overtake Silicon Valley? Will Higher Education Become Obsolete? Social Capital CEO Explains

Quora | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology

No and no. I think the term AI is overloaded and mostly used by fearmongering technophiles or wannabe intellectuals. AI, in its current state, is really about a probabilistic set of heuristics or rules.

Technological Advancement: What Is the Limit?

D'Arcy Brishon Carter | Posted 01.14.2016 | Technology
D'Arcy Brishon Carter

The thing about technological advancement is that it's inevitable. It's a part of life. It does not have a pulse, but it's a living thing and in the w...

CES 2016 and Kids: Five Trends to Keep an Eye On

David Kleeman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

There's been fear that virtual reality is unsuited to developing children, but as that myth fades, Dubit researched young people's comfort, safety, engagement and interests around VR. Not surprisingly, they loved it.

Could This Be Humanity's Last Century?

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.14.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

The people of the 11th century might be disconcerted by today's technology, but they would have no trouble recognizing us. However, it's unlikely we would recognize humans a millennium hence. We live in times that are more than merely interesting.

These 6 Technologies Will Define 2016

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, networks, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The convergence of these technologies is making amazing things possible.

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...

Technology and Travel

Sara Ahmadian | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Sara Ahmadian

Traveling is really all about connecting. Connecting with people, connecting with places, connecting with memories and connecting with experiences. And if there's one thing technology does well, it's connect the dots.

Seven Cutting Edge Innovations That Will Change the World

James Canton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
James Canton

Its 2016 and do you know what innovations will change your world? Here is your executive summary. This is a quick take from my annual forecast from th...

A Brief History Of Robot Butlers

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg picked quite a challenge for his New Year's resolution.  The Facebook CEO announced over the weekend that he plans to build himse...

How We Pass As Human

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Elan Barnehama

A talk with Nic Kelman, author of HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN I recently sat down with Nic Kelman to discuss his new book, HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN, Illustrat...

5 Things AI Can Do Better Than Humans

George Zarkadakis | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Artificial Intelligence is constantly pushing the boundaries of what machines are capable of. But could machines ever become better than us?

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building An A.I. Butler To Help Around The Home

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology

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Artificial Intelligence: What Will the Next 20 Years Bring?

Babak Hodjat | Posted 01.06.2016 | Science
Babak Hodjat

Predicting the future of technology is indeed a dangerous game! But let's take a crack at it anyway, starting with the easier to predict and more immediate and incremental improvements, and then looking further out.