All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AI’

Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held another Q&A, in which he talked artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the future of the company. He also had nice interchanges with Stephen Hawking and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and answered a question about Poking. Here are some of his most interesting responses. On the topic of Facebook’s “real name policy” and its effect on the …

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Steve Wozniak Is Also Concerned About Our Future Robot Overlords

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest tech figure to warn us that the computers are learning and they’re going to destroy us all at some point. “Computers are going to take over from humans, no question,” said Wozniak in an interview with the Australian Financial Review. “Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree …

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Watson-Powered Toy Uses IBM Supercomputer to Develop Relationship with Your Kid

We’ve come a long way from Barbie. If you’re looking for an interactive toy that can talk with your kid, tell knock-knock jokes, and help them learn by getting to know their specific needs – there’s a Kickstarter campaign for you. It’s called CogniToys, and it’s a super-smart toy dinosaur with its own personality. “Each toy will get to know …

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Bill Gates Is Concerned About the Rise of the Machines, and Why the Hell Aren’t You?

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about technology, is concerned about the day when our artificial intelligence gets a little too smart for its own good and decides it probably doesn’t have to listen to the dumb humans anymore. Also, why aren’t you concerned?, he wonders. Gates hosted a reddit AMA on Wednesday, and was asked …

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Elon Musk Calls for Research to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Doesn’t Kill Us All

UPDATED BELOW For Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, figuring out how to avoid the “potential pitfalls” of artificial intelligence is just as – if not more – important than advancing it. Musk, who has been warning us about the possible dangers of AI for some time now, is once again calling for more research into AI safety. Musk has …

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Elon Musk Once Again Warns of the Looming Robot Apocalypse

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has once again taken to a public forum to warn everyone that they shouldn’t sleep on recent developments in the artificial intelligence field. In short, Musk says that the chance of “something seriously dangerous happening” is likely in five years or so, and a near certainty within a decade. Musk posted his warning on …

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Elon Musk Makes Bizarre Matrix-Style Prediction

Elon Musk, Internet darling and CEO of Tesla Motors, was speaking before the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department’s Centennial Symposium on Friday. In the middle of his session, he distractedly mused on some foreboding thoughts about artificial intelligence. “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, …

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Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions And Oxford University Partnership

Google announced that it has formed a partnership with the Artificial Intelligence research teams at Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts in AI, and has hired seven founders of two AI startups out of the university. Google acquired AI company DeepMind earlier this year for reportedly somewhere in the $400 million to $500 million range, and it’s the result of …

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Elon Musk Continues to Warn of Impending Robot Apocalypse

While the rest of the country freaks out about some possible Ebola–Dustin Hoffman–Rene Russo scenario, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is keeping his eye on the ball. Musk, who knows a thing or two about things, continues to warn us about the greatest threat to human existence – the rise of artificial superintelligence and the subsequent robot apocalypse. According …

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Elon Musk Is Pretty Concerned About Skynet

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, often referred to as the real life Tony Stark, can envision a world where we are all overtaken by our robot overlords. Specifically, the whole Terminator scenario. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin and Kelly Evans recently asked Musk about a recent investment he made in Vicarious, a company founded in 2010 that is “building software that …

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Turing Test Passed by Chatbot Simulating a 13-Year-Old

Computer science researchers this week revealed that the road to artificial intelligence (AI) has been paved a bit further. A computer algorithm developed in Saint Petersburg, Russia passed the Turing test at an event at the Royal Society of London this weekend. The Turing test, laid out by computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950, is a method by which researchers …

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Google Is Following Its Robot Purchases With An Artificial Intelligence Acquisition

Update: DeepMind will reportedly be integrated into Google’s search team. That may be good news for those fearing a robot apocalypse, but who’s to say the robots won’t make use of other technologies employed throughout the company? Google has reportedly acquired artificial intelligence technology company DeepMind. Multiple reports indicate that Google has confirmed the acquisition, but not the price. These …

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