Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Report dials down the risk to jobs from automation

A working paper written for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates that about 14 percent of the jobs in 32 OECD countries, including the U.S., are at high risk of being automated. That raw figure may not sound as dire … Continue reading

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Facebook escalates AI talent wars

Facebook has made a high-profile hire as part of a plan to expand its AI research team in Seattle — adding to an already-fierce competition for talent in the artificial intelligence field. The social network has signed up Luke Zettlemoyer, a … Continue reading

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Tech experts get real about automation and jobs

It’s a thrilling time for technology, with innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics propelling society ever faster forward. But is it too fast? That’s a question that came up more than once on March 21 during a panel discussion on automation’s … Continue reading

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Policymakers say they need to be smarter about AI

It’s high time for government officials to get up to speed on the promise and potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence, two U.S. senators leading the charge said today. “I think we’re entering an age where artificial intelligence is going to … Continue reading

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Will common-sense AI keep us safer?

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s new $125 million initiative to give artificial intelligence programs more common sense has another goal that’s closer to home: making AI safer for humans. That’s the way Oren Etzioni, the CEO of the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial … Continue reading

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AI2 program will help engineers build startups

Is technical expertise the key to success in the fast-moving world of artificial intelligence market? Or is it entrepreneurship? Top-notch engineers with a yen to build a startup can get the best of both worlds through a newly created CTO … Continue reading

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The art of AI: Microsoft bot draws what you describe

Want to order up a drawing? Say you want a picture of a bird with a yellow crown and black rings around its eyes. Or a still life showing swirls of pasta with broccoli, carrots and onions. Now there’s a … Continue reading

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