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by ,   -   September 16, 2016

The new AI100 report explores how AI could affect life in a typical North American city in 2030.

by   -   September 13, 2016

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How will artificial intelligence change the world of work? The Economist is holding a Facebook Live Q&A with their Deputy Editor on Tuesday, September 13, 4pm London time. You can watch, listen, and tune in on their Facebook page, here.

Be sure to also read The Economist: AI and Future of Work, an interactive and downloadable PDF.

by   -   August 31, 2016

The Turing Test has historical significance and contributed a great deal to the study and growth of technology, it shouldn’t be the sole standard or measure of artificial intelligence.

by   -   August 30, 2016
Cancer cells. Credit: CCO public domain
Cancer cells. Credit: CC0

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer software intuitively translates patient charts into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 percent accuracy.

by   -   August 26, 2016
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Teaching social cues to robots could better integrate them into human society. Source: Bigstockphoto/Michal Bednarek

Cooperation is one of the hallmarks of being human. We are extremely social compared to other species. On a regular basis, we all enter into helping others in small but important ways, whether it be letting someone out in traffic or giving a tip for good service.

We do this without any guarantee of payback. Donations are made at a small personal cost but with a bigger benefit to the recipient. This form of cooperation, or donation to others, is called indirect reciprocity and helps human society to thrive.

by   -   August 19, 2016

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Scientists in Japan reportedly saved a woman’s life by applying artificial intelligence to help them diagnose a rare form of cancer. Faced with a 60-year-old woman whose cancer diagnosis was unresponsive to treatment, they supplied an AI system with huge amounts of clinical cancer case data, and it diagnosed the rare leukemia that had stumped the clinicians in just ten minutes.

by   -   July 22, 2016
Baxter throwing shade? Source: YouTube
Baxter throwing shade? Source: YouTube

Stories about racist Twitter accounts and crashing self-driving cars can make us think that artificial intelligence (AI) is a work in progress. But while these headline-grabbing mistakes reveal the frontiers of AI, versions of this technology are already invisibly embedded in many systems that we use everyday.

by   -   July 14, 2016
Screenshot from presentation about deep learning we may use everyday. Source: Frank Chen, with Andreessen Horowitz
Screenshot from presentation about deep learning we may use everyday. Source: Frank Chen, with Andreessen Horowitz

Frank Chen, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley venture capital and private equity firm, said, “It is absolutely non-controversial that deep learning is the most fundamental advance in AI research since the start [of A.I.] in 1956.”

by   -   July 14, 2016

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Julie Wosk is the author of a provocative book that gives the history of female robots in movies, television, art, literature, and includes a chapter on robotics. My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves (Rutgers University Press) features the way men have used science and technology to create their idea of “The Perfect Woman” — women like the beautiful robots in The Stepford Wives that are always sexually available and love to cook and clean. The book also highlights today’s women in robotics who are challenging the old stereotypes by using their skills and expertise to develop personal robots for the future. Here is a short statement from the author and excerpt from her chapter, “Dancing With Robots and Women in Robotics Design.”

by   -   July 11, 2016

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Robot from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab suggests where to move patients and who should do C-sections.

by   -   June 23, 2016
Photo: Xi Jessie Yang
Photo: Xi Jessie Yang

MIT-SUTD researchers are creating improved interfaces to help machines and humans work together to complete tasks.

by ,   -   June 17, 2016
he wrench 3D-printed by the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station has the name of toolmaker Kobalt emblazoned on its side — the result of a partnership between Made In Space, which built the AMF, and home-improvement store Lowe’s. Credit: NASA/Made In Space/Lowe's
The wrench 3D-printed by the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station has the name of toolmaker Kobalt emblazoned on its side — the result of a partnership between Made In Space, which built the AMF, and home-improvement store Lowe’s.
Credit: NASA/Made In Space/Lowe’s

Investing in robots; China’s robotics acquisitions; robot designed to hurt; exoskeleton for kids; Russian bot escapes testing ground; 3-DP in space and more. Find out what’s happening in our robotics universe this week.

by   -   June 6, 2016
Artificial Brain Simulation. Source: digicortex/YouTube
Artificial Brain Simulation. Source: digicortex/YouTube

The White House announced a series of public workshops on artificial intelligence (AI) and the creation of an interagency working group to learn more about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence. The second workshop Artificial Intelligence for Social Good will take place on June 7 at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, in Washington D.C. You can watch the livestream from 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM EDT.

by   -   April 6, 2016

In a new paper, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) present the first-ever technique for 3-D printing robots that involves printing solid and liquid materials at the same time.

by   -   October 26, 2015

In episode twenty two we talk with Adam Kalai of Microsoft Research New England about his work using crowdsourcing in Machine Learning.





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