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Elon Musk Continues to Warn of Impending Robot Apocalypse

Elon Musk Continues to Warn of Impending Robot Apocalypse

By Josh Wolford August 5, 2014

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 …

Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project

Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil just became a Google employee in December, and he spoke with SingularityHub about a natural langauge project he’ll be working on at the company (he also recently wrote a book called How To Create …

Computer AI Learns By Watching Videos Computer AI Learns By Watching Videos

It was both charming and frightening when Google made the robot brain that learned what a cat was just by watching videos of them on YouTube. The kind of artificial intelligence that makes these feats possible will obviously be the …

16,000 Computers Find a Cat On the Internet 16,000 Computers Find a Cat On the Internet

[UPDATE] Google has chimed in on the results of the experiment and why it thinks machine learning is important for its future. [ORIGINAL] Google X is the secretive inner-lab where Google engineers try to make their wildest science fiction dreams …

Baby Robot Learns Its First Words Baby Robot Learns Its First Words

At team of scientists lead by the Caroline Lyon at the University of Hertfordshire, UK have developed a “baby robot” that learns human speech in much the same way a human child learns. The robot converses with a human teacher …

Turtlebot2:  Hobby Robotics Gives Your Laptop Legs Turtlebot2: Hobby Robotics Gives Your Laptop Legs

This motion sensing robot from Willow Garage and Yujin Robot turns your laptop into a moving robot. So the next time you look for your laptop it may just be taking a stroll around your house. The real reason for …

Computer Programs That Think Like Humans Computer Programs That Think Like Humans

In the 1800s, “intelligence” meant that you were good at memorizing things. Today “intelligence” is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the …

Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google

Sebastian Thrun, an ex Stanford professor decided in January to give up his tenure at the school and reach out for larger audiences. Specializing in machine learning and robotics, Thrun is excited to leave the constraints of formal education and …

Google Funds AI Project to Implement “Regret” Google Funds AI Project to Implement “Regret”

Google recently announced that it will help fund groundbreaking research by computer scientists and economists at Tel Aviv University.  The Blavatnik School of Computer Science is attempting to help computers make better decisions using a term they dubbed “regret.” Head …

10 Details About How Google Handles Natural Language Search
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Google has posted a thought-provoking piece to the Official Google Blog, discussing at length, Google’s system for understanding synonyms in search. As author Steven Baker says, "An irony of computer science is that tasks humans struggle with can be performed easily by computer programs, but tasks humans can perform effortlessly remain difficult for computers."

Looking at the State of Google
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Google held its annual stockholders’ meeting yesterday evening and to accompany that Co-founder Sergey Brin decided to re-share the 2008 Founders’ Letter, which was originally published on Google’s Investor Relations site. Brin says they wanted to make this more widely available so they posted it on the Official Google Blog.

Larry Page, Google Look Into AI
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Larry Page spoke before the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on Friday, and he made some fairly standard remarks about working harder to solve humanity’s problems. One mildly interesting thing popped up, though: Page mentioned that Google is developing artificial intelligence.