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AI2 challenge puts computer vision to the test

Some of the world’s top researchers in AI have proved their mettle by taking top honors in three challenges posed by the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The institute, also known as AI2, was created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen … Continue reading

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Zuck and Musk trade zingers over AI fears

Techies, grab some popcorn: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk are throwing shade at each other over what Musk considers the scariest issue facing humanity: the rapid rise of artificial intelligence. It all started last week at … Continue reading

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Elon Musk on self-driving cars and AI’s perils

In the year 2037, non-autonomous vehicles will be as much of a curiosity as riding a horse is today, tech billionaire Elon Musk says. Musk also says that the rapid rise of artificial intelligence is “really like the scariest problem … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX backs SparkCognition AI

Boeing’s recently established venture arm, HorizonX, has joined with other investors in a $32.5 million funding round for SparkCognition, a Texas-based company focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of information technology security and industrial operations. The Series B … Continue reading

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How AI picks up our all-too-human biases

There’s fresh evidence that artificial intelligence software absorbs human biases about race and gender, and it may be due to the very structure of languages. Scientists came to that conclusion after creating a statistical system for scoring the positive and … Continue reading

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Elon Musk backs venture to link brains and AI

Billionaire brainiac Elon Musk is following up on his interest in (and wariness about) artificial intelligence by backing Neuralink Corp., a company devoted to developing neural implants, The Wall Street Journal says. Business filings suggest that Neuralink would build devices … Continue reading

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Treasury chief downplays AI impact on jobs

Experts say the potential impact of automation and artificial intelligence could be one of the biggest economic issues of the 21st century, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says it’s not on his radar screen. Mnuchin made his comments during a … Continue reading

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