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Google Should Not Be Allowed to Secretly Collect Private Medical Data

Edward Frenkel | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology
Edward Frenkel

We cannot pass over in silence the secret agreement made in September 2015, giving Google's subsidiary DeepMind access to confidential medical records of 1.6 million Britons.

Three Surprising Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Way We Live

Quora | Posted 05.19.2016 | Technology

What are some non-obvious applications of AI that will be huge? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling question...

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Daniel A. Bell

"The wall between machines and humans, between computer science and biology, is collapsing and I think the next century and probably the future of life itself will be shaped by this algorithmic view of the world."

10 Government Innovations and Their Place in the Hype Cycle

Danny Buerkli | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Danny Buerkli

The Hype Cycle, created by Gartner, provides a helpful and entertaining way to map how a technology develops from conception to maturity to adoption. ...

Robot Butler's Creativity Surprises Its Own Makers

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology

A robot designed to clear clutter has learned how to cradle items in its arms, the same way a human might hold a baby, Carnegie Mellon University said...

Is Machine Learning Over Hyped?

Quora | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology

Is machine learning currently overhyped? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

The 4th Industrial Revolution Is Coming: Hype or Reality?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

For better, or for worse, the fourth industrial revolution is indeed at the gates. Let us brace for what will be the most disruptive era in human history.

The Past and Future of Deep Learning

Quora | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology

What do you think of Deep Learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people wit...

The Global Search for Education: Play it Again Spirio

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Play it Again Spirio Many experts say it could be as soon as 30 years when machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can. Glo...

The Facebook News Scandal Explained

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology

The mystery surrounding Facebook's "Trending" topics has been obliterated. Those headlines you see when scrolling through your Facebook News Feed or s...

Here Come The Robots To Financial Services: Ready, Set...

April Rudin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
April Rudin

Machines. They are capable of inspiring both awe and fear. Especially when it comes to machines with a mind of their own, otherwise known as artificia...

Fashion in an Age of Technology: The London Perspective

Sissi Johnson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Sissi Johnson

"Retailers Won't Be The Only Ones Retailing" panel - from left to right: Nick Lisher (Depop), Kelly Kowal (Farfetch), Cherry Collins (Grabble), Ross B...

How The US Government Competes With Google and Facebook

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Looking for Art in Artificial Intelligence

The Conversation US | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Algorithms help us to choose which films to watch, which music to stream and which literature to read. But what if algorithms went beyond their jobs as mediators of human culture and started to create culture themselves?

How AI will make information akin to electricity

George Zarkadakis | Posted 05.02.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

What is information? Is it energy, matter, or something completely different? Although we take this word for granted and without much thought in today...

Can Artificial Intelligence Identify Your Next Heart Attack?

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 04.29.2016 | Science
Abhinav Sharma

On a recent overnight shift in the emergency room, a woman who was having vague abdominal pain and chest discomfort for several days was referred to me. When her symptoms began, after searching google, she came up with a diagnosis list that included everything from influenza, to Zika, to lupus.

The Extreme Future of Medicine: From Prevention to Longevity

James Canton | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
James Canton

Recently I was in NY City giving a presentation at the Tribeca Film Festival's Hatchery Innovation Day sponsored by Bloomberg Charities. The Innovatio...

More Must Be Done to Guard Against Global Catastrophic Risks

Sebastian Farquhar | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Farquhar

Doing nothing is not an option. Some of these threats seem unlikely, and they probably will not hit us tomorrow or the day after. But it only takes one to change the world we live in forever.

Can We Trust Our Artificially Intelligent Robot Assistants to Not Make Sex Tapes?

Inverse | Posted 04.28.2016 | Technology

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Joe Carmichael Much to the consternation of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, we're at the dawn of ...

Innovating Innovation

Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache

Innovation might be the buzzword word du jour but it is hardly a new concept. In fact it is as old as the human race. A Google search yields 487,000,...

Kill or Be Killed: Driverless Cars and the Ethical Trolley

Harold Stark | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

As per statistics from the World Health Organization, 1.2 million lives are lost each year to car accidents. Reckless driving, drunken driving and und...

Want To Teach Kids "Proper" English? Speak Their Language.

Monica Gray | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Monica Gray

In a lab in Pittsburgh filled with sleek computers, doll houses and an assortment of colorful toys, two scientists are trying to find better ways to t...

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.