UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial intelligence technologies to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done. In the enterprise equivalent, a company that is building something akin to this for large companies and their back-office functions has raised a sizeable round … Continue reading UiPath raises $30M to build ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

AI is replacing humans

Technologist: AI ‘Will Probably Replace 50 Percent of Human Jobs’

Popular venture capitalist and Google China Founder Kai-Fu Lee claimed that artificial intelligence “will probably replace 50 percent of human jobs,” during an interview with CNBC. “Traditional companies are really slow. The banks, insurance companies, the hospitals, they really don’t understand how A.I. is already shaping the world, and they don’t understand that they possess something that’s really the biggest treasure… data,” explained Lee to … Continue reading Technologist: AI ‘Will Probably Replace 50 Percent of Human Jobs’

Lights On, Sven! Ikea Surveys People on AI-Based Furniture

The next generation of artificial intelligence may be sitting right beneath you, at least if furniture maker Ikea has any say in the matter. The Swedish furniture company’s “future-living” research lab in Copenhagen, Denmark, called Space10, is conducting a survey to understand what people want when it comes to “smart” furniture. Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into more aspects of people’s daily lives. Self-driving cars … Continue reading Lights On, Sven! Ikea Surveys People on AI-Based Furniture

The chatbot signals the approach of an era of sophisticated human-robot interactions - although perhaps not quite as sophisticated (or sinister) as that seen in Ex Machina. Photograph: Publicity image

Human-robot interactions take step forward with ’emotional’ chatbot

Researchers describe the ‘emotional chatting machine’ as a first attempt at the problem of creating machines that can fully understand user emotion An “emotional chatting machine” has been developed by scientists, signalling the approach of an era in which human-robot interactions are seamless and go beyond the purely functional. The chatbot, developed by a Chinese team, is seen as a significant step towards the goal … Continue reading Human-robot interactions take step forward with ’emotional’ chatbot

Royal Society: UK must support machine learning sector

Royal Society urges government to build AI skills across industries Machine learning will become a core part of the digital economy in the UK, according to a new report by the Royal Society. The organisation called for action in several key areas over the next five to 10 years to create an environment of “careful stewardship” that can help ensure that “the dividends from machine … Continue reading Royal Society: UK must support machine learning sector

AI Principles

AI PRINCIPLES – a first draw

The following principles were developed in conjunction with the 2017 Asilomar conference (videos here), through the process described here. Important information: These principles are not the final version! They are the first draw according to a conference held in 2017 in Asilomar   Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by … Continue reading AI PRINCIPLES – a first draw

AI With Human-Level Intelligence Will Be Walking the Streets by 2040

IN BRIEF According to expert Ben Ross, human-level AI is something that we will see in our lifetime, and we’d better be prepared for it — because whether it will be a force of good or destruction is actually in our hands. What happens when computers achieve a human level of artificial intelligence (AI)? Ben Ross, MYOB’s User Experience and Product Management leader, believes that … Continue reading AI With Human-Level Intelligence Will Be Walking the Streets by 2040

Machine learning vs Human learning

Definition of machine learning Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data. The process of machine learning is similar to that of data mining. Both systems search through data to look for patterns. However, instead … Continue reading Machine learning vs Human learning

AI Alignment: Why It’s Hard, and Where to Start

In the talk, Eliezer Yudkowsky introduces some open technical problems in AI alignment and discuss the bigger picture into which they fit, as well as what it’s like to work in this relatively new field. In his article on MIRI, he provided an abridged transcript of the talk, with some accompanying slides.   Source: https://intelligence.org/2016/12/28/ai-alignment-why-its-hard-and-where-to-start/ Continue reading AI Alignment: Why It’s Hard, and Where to Start