Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

How machine learning will affect future jobs

Computer scientists have created artificial-intelligence algorithms that are at least as good as trained humans at recognizing the signs of skin cancer or malaria, but does that mean your future physician will be a bot? Two experts on AI explain in the journal Science why … Continue reading

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How an AI program bested the pros in poker

You got to know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em — and when it comes to betting on human superiority in the game of poker, it may be time to fold ’em. Carnegie Mellon University researchers laid … Continue reading

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Take two for ‘Person of the Year’ forecast: #MeToo

It took more than one try, but Unanimous AI’s crowdsourced hive mind was correct when it picked #MeToo as the likeliest prospect for Time’s “Person of the Year.” Get the story on GeekWire.

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Report: Automation could displace 375M workers

The latest robot report has bad news for laborers and office support staff, good news for techies and healthcare workers. India looks bright, while Japan could face the toughest stretch. Those are just some of the takeaways from McKinsey Global … Continue reading

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Flipping robot sparks AI warning from Elon Musk

Boston Dynamics’ video of a humanoid robot executing a perfect backflip sparked a lot of dark humor, and now billionaire Elon Musk has responded with dark seriousness about the risks posed by super-intelligent, super-agile bots. Musk suggested that future robots could move … Continue reading

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AI-powered microscope goes commercial in China

For years, the Global Good Fund has been working on a malaria-hunting microscope powered by artificial intelligence, and now China-based Motic is taking advantage of the technology to create EasyScan GO. The partnership was announced this week at the Medica 2017 conference in Germany. Get the news … Continue reading

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AI activists make a movie about killer robots

As if the mere phrase “killer robots” weren’t scary enough, AI researchers and policy advocates have put together a video that combines present-tense AI and drone technologies with future-tense nightmares. The disturbing seven-minute movie is being released to coincide with … Continue reading

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