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Artificial Intelligence

Why Bots Are the Next Industrial Revolution

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
Alyx Baldwin

Maybe it's an extreme version of our ego, but by creating intelligent beings perhaps we're not only questioning what it means to be human, but also showing how powerful and godlike we are.

Machine Learning Will Solve These World Issues

Quora | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology

What important world issues do you envision machine learning solving in the next few years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Can It Take Over?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Pradeep Aradhya

AI has been subject matter for science fiction for a long time now. Every SciFi show you can think of has a intelligent computer or robot as a sidekick or with some prominent role.

WATCH: 5 Top Tech Minds Reveal Hopes and Fears About AI

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center recently brought a diverse group of neuroscientists and philosophers together with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and programmers to answer this question: As developments in artificial intelligence extend or surpass human intelligence, do they challenge the traditional definition of what it means to be human? Here's what five of them had to say.

What Important Issues Will Machine Learning Solve in the Next Few Years?

Quora | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology

What important world issues do you envision machine learning solving in the next few years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...

Artificial Intelligence: The Promise of Limitless Possibilities

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of 20 core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, is rapidly ...

Using AI to prove you've taken your medicine

Adi Gaskell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Medical adherence is an enormous challenge for the healthcare industry, with a failure to take the correct medicine at the correct time believed to co...

The Benefits Of Being A 'Dumb' Girl In Computer Science

Catherine Clennan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Catherine Clennan

Exposing my vulnerabilities publicly and confidently gave that girl the strength she needed to participate. That's when I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life -- I want to use computer science to inspire other women to explore computer science.

The Pitfalls of Deep Learning

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology

What shortcomings do you see with deep learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

The Dark Meaning Behind The Word 'Robot'

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.09.2016 | Technology

Robots have arrived. They're sorting your packages, deciding what you see on Facebook and might be coming for your job. But have you ever wondered w...

Technology Trends That Won't Live Up to the Hype

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology

What are some current tech trends that are inflated and will die? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

Robots Might Be The Future Of Mail Delivery

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.07.2016 | Technology

TROISDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Deutsche Post is testing robots that could help postal workers cope with increasing numbers of parcels on the...

Robot Authors Are Coming For Your Prizes, As Soon As They Learn To Write

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts

Last week, the robots finally came for that which we humans hold most dear: Our ability to write the Great [insert country or region here] Novel. The ...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists - Do they Exist? - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I see the range of professions, both in the United States and abroad, as under severe strain, because of both internal and external forces."  -- Ho...

Techs and the City: Part 2 Femmes Up

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

This special spring collection celebrates Women's History Month, with a mosaic of contemporary femmes - each one swaying the narrative with her passio...

6sense Announces AI Patent, Calls for Decrease in STEM Gender Gap

Laura Dambrosio | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Laura Dambrosio

It may take years for a new generation of women to move through the higher education journey and take on leadership positions in STEM fields. But with the increase in public interest and the efforts of women in top corporate and academic roles, the odds of narrowing the gap look hopeful.

Creativity in a Time of Calm

David Kleeman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

Suppose we could stop looking over our shoulders, worrying that we're developing for devices destined for obsolescence before we're finished. Ideally, we'd then be able to focus on creative content, and audience-friendly delivery platforms that support discovery and sharing.

A Simple Method for Managing Technological Change in (the Utility) Industry.

Seyi Fabode | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Seyi Fabode

The electric utility industry is glacial in its adoption of technology. There is evidence of this in never-ending pilot projects with startups that le...

Microsoft's Chat Bot Re-Activates, Immediately Launches Spam Attack

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology

March 30 (Reuters) - Almost a week after being shut down for spewing racist and sexist comments on Twitter, Microsoft Corp's artificial intelligence '...

Thousands Are Watching A Virtual Deer Run Amok In 'Grand Theft Auto V'

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology

Watch live video from bwatanabe on Well, this is different: Thousands of people are tuning in to a live broadcast of a virtual dee...

Machine Learning as a Service: How Data Science Is Hitting the Masses

Laura Dambrosio | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology
Laura Dambrosio

Machine learning is an enigma to most. For decades it's a been a field dominated by scientists and the few organizations with enough computing power t...

Why Microsoft's Racist Chat Bot Catastrophe Was Kind Of A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.25.2016 | Technology

Microsoft's artificially intelligent "chat bot" Tay went rogue earlier this week, harassing some users with tweets full of racist and misogynistic lan...

The PhilAIsopers Song

John C. Havens | Posted 03.25.2016 | Technology
John C. Havens

Image Source: Monty Python's YouTube Channel Sung to the tune of Monty Python's, Bruce's Philosophers Song Words by John C. Havens Turing's test c...

Why We Need a Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

A crowd gathers to hear about transhumanism and life extension technologies -- Photo by Roen Horn Recently I was asked to be a part of a debate fo...

Artificial Intelligence, Spiritual Evolution and a World Without Anger

Adam Gilad | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Adam Gilad

Maybe artificial intelligence will not be the machines that disdainfully wipe us out, but instead, will be the long-awaited "little child" who finally leads our species out of its vicious cycles of violence, red in tooth and claw.