Thursday, August 24, 2017

Should “Prevention” Be a Core Principle of AI?

Intraspexion trains a Deep Learning algorithm, a form of artificial intelligence (AI), to learn about certain types of legal threats, and eventually provide in-house attorneys with an early warning of the risks.  This AI...

Is the goal of democratising AI just a pipe dream?

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and other tech companies have joined forces to democratise artificial intelligence (AI) and make it available for everyone. But what are their real motives? The AI world is exploding. 10...

How Much Longer Will it Take Until a Robot Wins a Pulitzer?

During my commute the other day, I ended up on a dark subway car. The train still had power—the air conditioning was on, the announcements were coming through—but all the lights were dead. I...

Why A.I. will never be useful

By now, we’ve all heard of Silicon Valley’s shiny new technology: Artificial intelligence and chatbots. Along with it, there’s the promise of a transformation that many believe will have a payoff on the scale...

Could AI Startup Geometric Intelligence Have Prevented Tesla’s Fatal Crash?

By Mark Bünger, Lux Research Artificial intelligence (AI) is a stealthier field than most, but startup Geometric Intelligence is quiet even by those standards. So it was fortunate that we recently heard directly from the...

Will AI Companies Make Any Money?

I was recently consulting with a publishing company that is exploring various ways to digitize and contextualize its content. Knowing that some of the company’s competitors had signed deals with IBM’s Watson, I asked several...

My Reaction to Roger Schank’s Odd Critique of Watson

note: Yesterday AI Trends curated a controversial blog by Roger The Fraudulent Claims Made By IBM About Watson and AI.  As expected, it raised some eyebrows in the market. Here's an rebuttal by Adrian Bowles...

The Fraudulent Claims Made By IBM About Watson and AI

I was chatting with an old friend yesterday and he reminded me of a conversation we had nearly 50 years ago. I tried to explain to him what I did for living and he...

Bostrom says “We are like small children playing with a bomb”

You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a Pure Gym, which...

What 7 of the World’s Smartest People Think About AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From humbling chess grandmaster losses at the hands of mathematically brilliant supercomputers to semantic networks with the linguistic grasp...

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