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Interview with Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun

Great interview with Facebook Artificial intelligence Director Yann LeCun on IEEE Spectrum. Artificial intelligence has gone through some dismal periods, which those in the field gloomily refer to as “AI winters.” This is not one of those times; in fact, AI is so hot right

Can You Run A City Based On Happiness?

Here’s an interesting article on how a city can learn more about its citizens by using data analytics. The results are always surprising! Santa Monica’s Wellbeing Project is the result of two years of work and a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The goal was

Robotics and the law: When software can harm you

Recent headlines declaring “Robot Kills Man in Germany” are examples of growing news coverage about the impact of robots on society. This is the subject of a new law review article by a University of Washington faculty member. Twenty years in, the law is finally

Manager and machine: The new leadership equation

As artificial intelligence takes hold, what will it take to be an effective executive? In a 1967 McKinsey Quarterly article, “The manager and the moron,” Peter Drucker noted that “the computer makes no decisions; it only carries out orders. It’s a total moron, and therein

Wall Street automating research report using Artificial Intelligence

Leading Wall Street firms are trying out research reports written by artificial intelligence, with a few start-ups offering software to generate company summaries for research database. “The artificial intelligence based programs essentially take data from filings, databases or internal documents, and subsequently use algorithms to

The ethics of AI: how to stop your robot cooking your cat

Great article by John C Havens in The Guardian on how to program ‘human values’ into robots and AI and the complexities of mimicking human scenario’s. “We can’t continue to move forward in an environment where our ethical desires in AI are ignored in the same way we’re tracked

An Algorithmic Sense of Humor? Not Yet.

Artificial-intelligence researchers have made vast strides recently in matching various human capabilities. But for the moment, humor looks beyond their reach. In recent months, artificial-intelligence researchers have made giant strides in matching human performance in all kind of tasks that had, until recently, been thought

Microbes may hold the key to future high-tech meds and materials

When most people think about advanced technology, they imagine robots or hypersonic vehicles or new additions to the Internet of Things. But there is another tool that may have more high-tech potential than anything else: biology. “Biology can do things that no other man-made technology

Cortex: Twitter’s New Artificial Intelligence Group

Twitter is ramping up its artificial intelligence efforts, hunting for experts to fill out a new team called “Cortex.” A couple of recent job postings provide some clues about Twitter’s new Cortex group, which could help the company better personalize its service for its 300

Japan Using Robots to Fight Demographic Problems

Japan has faced two major challenges: a need for economic growth and a shortage of labour. Having one of the oldest populations in the world, Japan’s lack of workers and consumers are ever growing issues. However, Japanese firms seem to have finally responded to Abe’s