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Microsoft’s CEO sees AI’s down side for jobs

Experts on employment trends have long raised concerns about how job markets are being disrupted so quickly by artificial intelligence and automation are disrupting the job market, and now it sounds as if Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares those concerns. … Continue reading

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$27 million fund backs research in AI’s impact

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Omidyar Network anchor a newly formed $27 million fund to support research into the social impacts of artificial intelligence. Hoffman and Omidyar are each kicking in $10 million to get the Ethics and Governance of Artificial … Continue reading

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AlphaGo beats Go masters in stealth games

For the past week or so, a mystery player has been logging into online Go game servers and beating the world’s best. Today, the player’s identity was revealed at last. It was none other than AlphaGo, the artificial-intelligence program that … Continue reading

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Obama White House issues its last word on AI

Dealing with the coming revolution in artificial intelligence is likely to require modernizing America’s social safety net, White House experts said today, in what may well be the Obama administration’s last official word on the subject. The White House report, “Artificial … Continue reading

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Universe lets AI agents practice computer skills

If you were weirded out by HBO’s “Westworld,” hold onto your cowboy hats: OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab backed by Elon Musk and other tech gurus, has released a software platform called Universe that lets AI agents use computers the … Continue reading

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Study: AI will change our lives but won’t kill us

A 100-year project conceived by Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz to trace the impacts of artificial intelligence has issued its first report: a 28,000-word analysislooking at how AI technologies will affect urban life in 2030. The bottom line? Put away those “Terminator” nightmares … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson makes AI trailer about AI movie

Experts may reassure us that artificial intelligence won’t take over the world anytime soon – but they just might invade the multiplex. At least that’s the plot developing at IBM, where the Watson artificial-intelligence team programmed a computer to come up … Continue reading

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