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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   -   November 4, 2014

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A new action/sci-fi thriller by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) is due in theatres March 6, 2015. Starring Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, and Sigourney Weaver, Chappie follows an experimental humanoid as it learns to think and feel for itself, and explores the resulting awe and fear that comes from the humans that encounter it on its path to “the next step in evolution”. Watch the trailer.

by   -   October 27, 2014

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In January, 2014, Google acquired London-based DeepMind Technologies for $643 million. Now it is adding to that purchase with two more companies, ten new hires and a substantial contribution to Oxford University.

by   -   September 11, 2014

harveyGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Inman Harvey from the University of Sussex, UK, talks about Representation and its issues.

by   -   September 8, 2014

For a couple of years I've been thinking about robots with internal models. Not internal models in the classical control-theory sense, but simulation-based models; robots with a simulation of themselves and their environment inside themselves, where that environment could contain other robots or, more generally, dynamic actors.

by   -   September 4, 2014

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Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Kevin Warwick from the University of Reading, UK, talks about a closed-loop interface between a biological network and a robot, multi-electrode arrays, and cyborgs.

by   -   September 2, 2014

If you can tell me what feelings are, I'll tell you whether a robot can have them or not.

by   -   August 28, 2014

haideggerGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-08

In this guest lecture, Tamás Haidegger from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary, talks about Computer-Integrated Surgery, gives a market overview of surgical robots, and discusses some of the trends in this field.

by   -   August 22, 2014

Google’s recent acquisition of Emu Messenger is just one of many items in recent news about improvements in perception and artificial intelligence (AI).