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AI2’s search engine gets a biomedical boost

As senior product manager at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, or AI2, Hagman played a key role in figuring out how to incorporate documents from PubMed and other biomedical databases in the academic search tool. She drew upon her personal … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s latest thriller: Will AI replace God?

Imagine an age when artificial intelligence takes the sum of human experience and turns it into a “global consciousness” that becomes a replacement for God. That scenario could serve as the plot for a science-fiction novel, but novelist Dan Brown … Continue reading

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Scientist maps path to merge humans and machines

It may sound like a zombie movie, but Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science is studying fresh human brain tissue to see up close how our neurons work — and perhaps eventually figure out how to meld minds with machines. Integrating artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Business is booming at two idea factories

Less than two months after Intellectual Ventures and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence put out the call for entrepreneurs, business is booming. “We might be sitting here in a year telling you something very different, but right now, it’s like, ‘Come one, come … Continue reading

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A user’s guide to tomorrow’s superintelligent AI

Do we need to be concerned about the rapid rise of artificial intelligence? Some people say there’s nothing to worry about, while others warn that a Terminator-level nightmare is dead ahead. MIT physicist Max Tegmark says both sides of that … Continue reading

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IBM and MIT partner up to boost AI research

IBM is making a 10-year, $240 million investment in artificial intelligence research through a new lab it’s creating in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The investment will support research by IBM and MIT scientists at the newly created … Continue reading

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Elon Musk hails AI bot’s video game victory

The Dota 2 esports tournament in Seattle, known as The International, demonstrates how video games have become hugely popular team sports — and today alpha geek Elon Musk took the occasion to tout a different kind of team effort. Musk, the … Continue reading

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