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Artificial Intelligence

Lincoln 2.0?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran

Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 - an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents?

Robert Moran | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Moran

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Why The Future Doesn't Need Us -- Revisited

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Ralph Nader

Self-restraint is not a characteristic of the companies developing robotics for businesses that want to replace tens of millions of both white collar and blue collar jobs. Look at the latest factories, refineries and warehouses to illustrate what is coming fast. Even the work of lawyers is being automated.

Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Make Great Art?

Antony Micallef | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Antony Micallef

As human beings the one thing that we can rejoice in and take pride in is that no other machine or algorithm in the world would ever understand that it's our very flaws in being human that make us so special and individual.

Zombie Machines

George Zarkadakis | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Enter now the era of intelligent machines. Siri may not convince anyone yet to be really intelligent; but "she" and other AIs are evolving fast, and become better at using and understanding natural language.

In a World of Artificial Intelligence, Where Will Latin Americans Work?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 08.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

We can't know yet whether artificial intelligence will immiserate the human race, as some foresee. But it is clear that these technologies will bring transformative change of one sort or another to the world, and especially to Latin American societies. The region's leaders must begin to prepare.

How Close Is the TV Series 'Humans' to Predicting the Future of AI?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

"Humans" have cleverly delivered a modern synthesis of a long tradition of sci-fi narratives that blur the distinction between humans and intelligent human-like machines. Like those narratives that came before it, the series explores what will happen when we develop androids that look and behave like us.

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

Can Artificial Intelligence Make us Stupid

Nigel Barber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Nigel Barber

Changing technology stimulates the brain and increases intelligence. But that may only be true if the technology challenges us. In a world run by intelligent machines, our lives could get a lot simpler. Would that make us less intelligent?

Can We Really Stop an AI Arms Race?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

The open letter signed by thousands of scientists and engineers, including international notables such as Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk, was a legitimate expression of alarm at accelerating military research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence in weapon systems.

Google Eye Google Mind

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I experienced a sinking feeling, a mix of fear, futility and recognition, when I first saw the images generated by Google's artificial neural net, now dubbed Deep Dream.

A Leader's Guide to Redesigning Work in the Era of Cognitive Technologies

David Schatsky | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

Although automation is undeniably valuable, decades of research have shown that it does not always deliver the foreseen benefits and can have unintended consequences.

Collaboration is Cumulative

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Questions about the future -- how we not only navigate it, but lead it responsibly -- require us to look backwards and to look around in the present, as well as to look forward. If we fail to respect each other, how can we expect the future to be kind?

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

What's the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence?

Babak Hodjat | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science
Babak Hodjat

Breakthroughs in scaling Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have led to a resurgence of interest and much wider application of these techniques, now better known as Deep Learning. So, what other technologies are primed for a resurgence?

If I Were a Robot

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Vanessa Van Edwards

How can we manage people and robots working together? Robots are going to become more and more integrated into our workspace and our lives. How can we as people and companies prepare for the issues of living and working in an artificially intelligent world?

Yes, a Computer Will Take Your Job. Can We Handle the Transition to a Jobless Future?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Not only will there be fewer jobs for people doing manual work, but the jobs of knowledge workers will also be replaced by computers. Almost every industry and profession will be impacted, and this will create a new set of social problems -- because most people can't adapt to such dramatic change.

'Technological Intuition' -- The Must-have Skill of the Digital Era

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
St. Gallen Symposium

In my view what will make or break a disruption using AI technologies is not the hardware but the software, which is us and our technological intuition to challenge common perceptions of what defines good performance.

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.

Why the "Dreams" of Google's Neural Nets Are the Closest Thing to Reality

George Zarkadakis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Last week's post on Google's Research Blog has made front-page news with a series of stunning, hallucinatory images produced by artificial neural networks. Were these images our first glimpse into an artificial mind?

Artificial Intelligence Confronts Workers and Businesses With Choices

David Schatsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

As cognitive technologies continue to expand what machines are capable of doing, the boundary between the work that computers do and the work that humans do is shifting. This doesn't imply that work is going to disappear. But it does suggest that how we work, and what work we do, will change.

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."