Tag Archives: AI

Fooling The Machine

by Dave Gershgorn, Popular Science

The Byzantine Science of Deceiving Artificial Intelligence

In the early 1900s, Wilhelm von Osten, a German horse trainer and mathematician, told the world that his horse could do math. For years, Von Osten traveled Germany giving demonstrations of this phenomenon. He would ask his horse, Clever Hans, to compute simple equations. In response, Hans would tap his hoof for the correct answer. Two plus two? Four taps. Continue reading Fooling The Machine

Google’s Jeff Dean on How Artificial Intelligence will Affect Your Life

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In a recent TEDx Talk, Google’s Jeff Dean discussed why and how these advances have come about, what the implications are for areas as diverse as robotics, healthcare, human creativity and computer hardware design, and why these possibilities are so exciting.

In the last five years, significant advances were made in the fields of computer vision, speech recognition, and language understanding. In a recent TEDx Talk, Google’s Jeff Dean discussed why and how these advances have come about, what the implications are for areas as diverse as robotics, healthcare, human creativity and computer hardware design, and why these possibilities are so exciting. Continue reading Google’s Jeff Dean on How Artificial Intelligence will Affect Your Life

Artificial intelligence is now smarter than the average American, researchers reveal

by Mike Wehner, The Sun

Boffins build super-clever computer with a higher IQ than millions of humans and we should all be feeling pretty nervous right now

Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually display intelligence is an entirely different challenge.

Now a team of researchers from Northwestern University just made a huge stride toward that goal with a computational model that actually outperforms the average American adult in a standard intelligence test. Continue reading Artificial intelligence is now smarter than the average American, researchers reveal

Why Poker Is a Big Deal for Artificial Intelligence

by Will Knight, Technology Review

Playing poker involves dealing with imperfect information, which makes the game very complex, and more like many real-world situations

As the great Kenny Rogers once said, a good gambler has to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. At the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh this week, a computer program called Libratus may finally prove that computers can do this better than any human card player. Continue reading Why Poker Is a Big Deal for Artificial Intelligence

The new robot revolution will take the boss’s job, not the gardener’s

by Larry Elliott, The Guardian

Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk

Guy Ryder is an old hand at Davos. The director general of the International Labour Organisation has seen it all: the years when the global business elite is brimful of confidence and the years, such as 2017, when the top 1% of the top 1% is fretful. Continue reading The new robot revolution will take the boss’s job, not the gardener’s

6 areas of AI and machine learning to watch closely

by Nathan Benaich, Medium

Distilling a generally-accepted definition of what qualifies as artificial intelligence (AI) has become a revived topic of debate in recent times. Some have rebranded AI as “cognitive computing” or “machine intelligence”, while others incorrectly interchange AI with “machine learning”. This is in part because AI is not one technology. It is in fact a broad field constituted of many disciplines, ranging from robotics to machine learning. The ultimate goal of AI, most of us affirm, is to build machines capable of performing tasks and cognitive functions that are otherwise only within the scope of human intelligence. In order to get there, machines must be able to learn these capabilities automatically instead of having each of them be explicitly programmed end-to-end. Continue reading 6 areas of AI and machine learning to watch closely

How artificial intelligence can be corrupted to repress free speech

by Andrew Tarantola, Engadget

It’s easier than you think, even here in America

The internet was supposed to become an overwhelming democratizing force against illiberal administrations. It didn’t. It was supposed to open repressed citizens’ eyes, expose them to new democratic ideals and help them rise up against their authoritarian governments in declaring their basic human rights. It hasn’t. It was supposed to be inherently resistant to centralized control. It isn’t.

In fact, in many countries, the internet, the very thing that was supposed to smash down the walls of authoritarianism like a sledgehammer of liberty, has been instead been co-opted by those very regimes in order to push their own agendas while crushing dissent and opposition. And with the emergence of conversational AI — the technology at the heart of services like Google’s Allo and Jigsaw or Intel’s Hack Harassment initiative — these governments could have a new tool to further censor their citizens. Continue reading How artificial intelligence can be corrupted to repress free speech

The Spooky Secret Behind Artificial Intelligence’s Incredible Power

by Tia Ghose, Live Science

Spookily powerful artificial intelligence (AI) systems may work so well because their structure exploits the fundamental laws of the universe, new research suggests.

The new findings may help answer a longstanding mystery about a class of artificial intelligence that employ a strategy called deep learning. These deep learning or deep neural network programs, as they’re called, are algorithms that have many layers in which lower-level calculations feed into higher ones. Deep neural networks often perform astonishingly well at solving problems as complex as beating the world’s best player of the strategy board game Go or classifying cat photos, yet know one fully understood why. Continue reading The Spooky Secret Behind Artificial Intelligence’s Incredible Power

The White House predicts nearly all truck, taxi, and delivery driver jobs will be automated

by Dave Gershgorn, Quartz

Like everyone else, the White House isn’t entirely sure how automation driven by advancements in artificial intelligence will affect the US economy. But the president’s office does feel confident about one thing: the outlook isn’t good for people who make their living as drivers. Continue reading The White House predicts nearly all truck, taxi, and delivery driver jobs will be automated