Posts Tagged ‘artificial intelligence‘

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

Let’s Just Build AI That Share Our Values

Instead we should be adhering to the Proactionary Principle and begin discussing these risks insofar that we develop a strategy that’ll effectively mitigate these risks and ensure the greatest possible outcome. Bostrom envisions a superintelligent A.I. that’ll share our values and fight for us when

Elon Musk donates $10M to ‘keep AI beneficial’

Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity. Musk, who warned last August that “we need to be super careful with AI. What sort of breakthrough

The Military-Industrial-Googleplex is Creating Artificial Intelligence

One needs to understand why Hawking, Musk and many other AI experts are truly frightened about the potential uncontrollability of machine-learning and artificial intelligence as it relates to warfare. At the simplest level, Google’s DeepMind researchers are experimenting with what happens when programmers do not

This Is How It Looks (to some) When Robots Take Our Jobs

That takes up a big chunk of the worry space: that there is one artificial agent that becomes very powerful, and is therefore able to shape the future according to its goals. Those goals may not have anything to do with human goals. They may

A.I. meets the C-suite

The exact moment when computers got better than people at human tasks arrived in 2011, according to data scientist Jeremy Howard, at an otherwise inconsequential machine-learning competition in Germany. Contest participants were asked to design an algorithm that could recognize street signs, many of which

Precrime: A.I. can predict data theft by scanning email

The system seems a bit like a tool from the science fiction movie “Minority Report,” designed to intercept would-be criminals before a crime takes place, but it’s built on established human expertise. The Virtual Data Scientist trains itself by studying and emulating the techniques of