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Why We Should Teach Kids to Call the Robot ‘It’
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are finding some surprising successes teaching AI to children as young as age 4, helping them program robots to learn from patterns or features in data. Researchers at MIT have developed an AI curriculum called PopBots that guides children as...
COSM Tech Summit Oct 23-25: AI, Blockchain, Crypto, & Life After Google
From the microcosm to the telecosm to the cryptocosm, George Gilder has been at the leading edge of internet architecture for over 30 years. Now, joined by Peter Thiel, Steve Forbes, Ken Fisher and many more, he's convening the COSM Technology Summit in Seattle to explore converging technologies from cryptocurrency to AI to 5G to internet commerce, as we move towards life after Google.
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Douglas Adams was right – knowledge without understanding is meaningless
But it won’t be scientific knowledge It’s years since I read Adams’s wonderful novel, but an article published in Nature last month brought it vividly to mind.
The Anthropologist of Artificial Intelligence
The algorithms that underlie much of the modern world have grown so complex that we always can’t predict what they’ll do. Iyad Rahwan’s radical idea: The best way to understand them is to observe their behavior in the wild.
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Artificial Intelligence without the Human Touch
In his impressive presentation he verbally ordered the human appearing machine to chose between killing him or itself.
Comparing Machine Learning as a Service: Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud AI, IBM Watson
Amazon Machine Learning services, Azure Machine Learning, Google Cloud AI, and IBM Watson are four leading cloud MLaaS services that allow for fast model training and deployment.
How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon
Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt have gotten unprecedented access to the Pentagon. And one whistleblower who raised flags has paid the price.
New Research Alliance Cements Split on AI Ethics
Germany, France and Japan have joined forces to fund research into “human-centered” artificial intelligence that aims to respect privacy and transparency, in the latest sign of a global split with the U.S. and China over the ethics of AI.
Probably Speech, Maybe Free: Toward a Probabilistic Understanding of Online Expression and Platform Governance
Considering the cost of applying a probablistic statistical framework to First Amendment questions on digital platforms
Are These Robots Better Than You at Sports?
There are robot skiers, tumblers, soccer players, sumos, and even robot game jockeys. Robot: Sumo bot Sport: Sumo wrestling Intro: Hyper-fast, hyper-aggressive.
Self-folding 'Rollbot' changes its shape in response to heat
Now, a team of scientists has come up with an untethered soft robot which is able to change its shape in response to heat.