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?”

Inside the Lab That’s Producing the First AI-Generated Pop Album

At the SONY CSL Research Laboratory, an artificial intelligence (AI) system composed a pop song using software called Flow Machines. Credit: SONY CSL Research Laboratory Some 70 years ago, computer scientist Alan Turing famously set the bar for artificial intelligence: a computer that could convince a human conversation partner that it was a person. On a recent spring afternoon in the Flow Machines laboratory, located on a … Continue reading Inside the Lab That’s Producing the First AI-Generated Pop Album

Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too

When Microsoft released an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay on Twitter last March, things took a predictably disastrous turn. Within 24 hours, the bot was spewing racist, neo-Nazi rants, much of which it picked up by incorporating the language of Twitter users who interacted with it. Unfortunately, new research finds that Twitter trolls aren’t the only way that AI devices can learn racist language. In … Continue reading Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too

Musk and Hawking Worst Nightmare Confirmed: Prominent AI Researcher Reveals Robotic Apocalypse is Near

The AI guru explains that many current science fiction movies regarding full AI, such as The Terminator, will soon become reality, and this will happen for the better or worse. British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has for a long time sounded the alarm bells over the development of full-grade Artificial Intelligence (AI). According to the physicist, AI could spell doom for the human race if it is pursued … Continue reading Musk and Hawking Worst Nightmare Confirmed: Prominent AI Researcher Reveals Robotic Apocalypse is Near

Google’s Dueling Neural Networks Spar to Get Smarter, No Humans Required

THE DAY RICHARD Feynman died, the blackboard in his classroom read: “What I cannot create, I do not understand.” When Ian Goodfellow explains the research he’s doing at Google Brain, the central artificial intelligence lab at the internet’s most powerful company, he points to this aphorism from the iconic physicist, Caltech professor, and best-selling author. But Goodfellow isn’t referring to himself—or any other human being … Continue reading Google’s Dueling Neural Networks Spar to Get Smarter, No Humans Required