Nick Bostrom – What, if AI…?

Nick Bostrom asks the question, we all have: What happens, if Artificial Intelligence actually succeeds? And: When will Human Level Machine Intelligence be achieved? We were watching and listening to Nick Bostrom. In his presentation about when will be HLMI be achieved, he refers to a poll which has been recently done. According to that, this level of Machine Intelligence will be reached between 2040 … Continue reading Nick Bostrom – What, if AI…?

Government promises £93m (almost 110m Euro) funding for AI over next four years

£38m (almost 45m Euro) funding also planned for driverless car tech The government has earmarked £93 million to spend on the UK’s AI industry over the next four years. The money will be spent to “make industry and public services more productive, by developing AI and robotics systems that can be deployed in extreme environments which occur in off-shore energy, nuclear energy, space and deep mining”, the … Continue reading Government promises £93m (almost 110m Euro) funding for AI over next four years

Facebook bets on AR & VR tech for future growth

The company has launched tools for new Snapchat-style filters Facebook has unveiled its plans for using virtual and augmented reality technologies to grow its platform, including new Snapchat-style camera features. Speaking at the company’s F8 developer conference yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed new technologies designed to take advantage of the boom in AR tech. These are primarily centred around the Facebook Camera, with examples … Continue reading Facebook bets on AR & VR tech for future growth

EU public consultation to address fears over AI

A series of surveys will appear over the coming weeks to help direct policy making A groundbreaking consultation is being launched to address the fears many Europeans are facing over the future of the internet and the societal impact of emerging technology. A series of questionnaires released by REIsearch, a non-profit group partly funded by the European Commission, will appear over the next few weeks, … Continue reading EU public consultation to address fears over AI

Amazon opens up Alexa chatbot tools to developers

The company also unveils new AWS functions and Redshift search capabilities Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a host of new tools and partnerships designed to boost its enterprise offering and expand its foothold in the AI market by placing Alexa’s brainpower in the hands of developers. Amazon Lex, the AI technology that powers the Echo’s Alexa smart home assistant, has been made generally available … Continue reading Amazon opens up Alexa chatbot tools to developers

Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now | WIRED

THERE IS A stretch of highway through the Ozark Mountains where being data-driven is a hazard. Jason Tashea (@justicecodes), a writer and technologist based in Baltimore, is the founder of Justice Codes, a criminal justice and technology consultancy. Heading from Springfield, Missouri, to Clarksville, Arkansas, navigation apps recommend the Arkansas 43. While this can be the fastest route, the GPS’s algorithm does not concern itself … Continue reading Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now | WIRED

Keynote “Artificial Intelligence: Where are we at and where are we heading?”

Published on Mar 23, 2017 CeBIT Global Conferences – 23 March 2017: Keynote “Artificial Intelligence: Where are we at and where are we heading?” / Prof. Dr. Christian Bauckhage, Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme IAIS, Germany http://bit.ly/2nqZrDv Continue reading Keynote “Artificial Intelligence: Where are we at and where are we heading?”