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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI: No one really knows how advanced...

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous...

10 IT jobs that will likely be done by AI – some where current...

In conversations about the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on human jobs, the extremes get a lot of attention. On the one hand, blaring headlines warn that a robot will take your job,...

AI will make forging audio and video content entirely too easy

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” said an exasperated James Comey in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Comey’s desire reflects a familiar one for individuals accused of lying when...

Experts Predict Exactly When AI Will Overtake Human Intelligence

Given the speed at which researchers are advancing artificial intelligence, the question has become not if A.I. will become smarter than its human creators, but when? A team of researchers from Yale University and Oxford's...

$8 million for career site Workey to help AI replace headhunters

One of the ways companies fill their ranks with good employees is by scouting “passive talent,” or people who aren’t currently looking for new jobs but might be convinced with the right offer. This...

Euro privacy laws might finally shake up digital privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996—commonly known as HIPAA—created a uniform legal framework for protecting medical records across the entire healthcare sector. Basically, one set of pro-consumer rules applicable to everyone....

More tech giants have joined a powerful group set up to ensure that AI...

Last September, Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft came together to form a new organisation in a bid to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) is developed safely, ethically, and transparently. The consortium referred to...

Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They’re Not

Every day, there's more news about automation, machine learning and AI. Already, some vendors are touting their ability to replace salespeople and even data scientists. Interestingly, the very people promoting these technologies aren't necessarily...

Hobbyist scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable data set for training convolutional neural networks probably wasn’t top of their list when they signed...

Billionaire Jack Ma says CEOs could be robots in 30 years, warns of impact

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma recently warned that society could see decades of pain thanks to disruption caused by the internet and the rise of robots and AI to different areas of the economy. In a...

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