Archive for June, 2016

Public Radio in an Existential Crisis (via WSJ)

In an article on the Wall Street Journal online last week, Ellen Gamerman looks at the public radio demographic situation in the United States, by also referring to legacy radio shows versus podcast. Some figures: “By the end of the decade, NPR projects that younger

APIs could soon be replaced by bot-to-bot (via VentureBeat)

Niko Nelisson asks the question whether ” bot-to-bot could soon replace APIs”. In his post on VertureBeat last week, he came up with some plausible examples: “The beauty of bot-to-bot communication will be that it is in plain English, it will be conversations that every

Airline Tickets booked by Robots (via NY Times)

Interesting post published on the New York Times two weeks ago by Jane L. Levere about how artificial intelligence will change the way we organise travel. She writes: “Although many services are now in their infancy, they are expected to change the way travel is

“Safely interruptible agents” – AI Scientists issue new Paper (via MIRI)

A new paper on error-tolerant agent designs, “Safely interruptible agents”, has been released last week by Google DeepMind Research Scientist Laurent Orseau and MIRI Research Associate Stuart Armstrong. From the abstract: “Reinforcement learning agents interacting with a complex environment like the real world are unlikely to behave

Shelly Palmer on Man/Machine Partnerships – Should we fear AI?

CEO of Palmer Advanced Media (ShellyPalmer Strategic Advisors) and host of Shelly Palmer Digital Living on Fox 5, asked in his post published on his blog yesterday: “Should you fear AI?” “New and scary … something very new is on the horizon: man/machine partnerships pairing hackers with purpose-built

19 examples of jobs explain why ‘bots’ are not such a bad idea (via Xerox)

An article recently published on Xerox.com contemplates that “Robots — or, more precisely, ‘bots — are advancing at an incredible rate and transforming everyday life.” A quote from 19 robot job examples: “The University of California, San Francisco, has developed an automated hospital pharmacy that dispenses