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Artificial Intelligence

by   -   November 24, 2014

A new book on artificial intelligence as an existential risk - titled SuperIntelligence, Paths, Dangers, Strategies - has been in the headlines since Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview that AI is nothing short of a threat to humanity. But Artificial Intelligence may be one of the areas where we overreact.

by   -   November 11, 2014

Recently there has been a spate of articles in the mainstream press, and a spate of high profile people who are in tech but not AI, speculating about the dangers of malevolent AI being developed, and how we should be worried about that possibility. I say, relax. Chill. This all comes from some fundamental misunderstandings of the nature of the undeniable progress that is being made in AI.

by   -   May 26, 2014

At Keio University, the Mitsukura Laboratory, in the Department of System Design Engineering, researches how to extract required information from biometric, image, audio signal data. To achieve this, the researchers use technologies such as signal processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and statistical processing.

by   -   March 7, 2014

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Statue of Alan Turing. Photo credit: Neil Crosby

In the last few days we’ve seen a spate of headlines like 2029: the year when robots will have the power to outsmart their makers, all occasioned by an Observer interview with Google’s newest director of engineering Ray Kurzweil.

Much as I respect Kurzweil’s achievements as an inventor, I think he is profoundly wrong.