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  • AI And War – Connection To Syria Strike – Third Revolution In Warfare – UN Debates Regulation.

    04/16/2018 12:55:23 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I have been researching Artificial Intelligence or AI since the United States, France, and Britain joined forces to strike Syria. Throughout the whole ‘shock and awe’ I kept thinking about AI, so I knew this incident was connected. When I cannot get a certain topic off my mind, I delve deeply into it. Thus, I have found this, and I am not shocked – just validated. Countries are spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons. I put the UN down, but in this case, thank God for it. This article was published April...
  • Robots could cause millions of job losses and lead to the rise of COMMUNISM, warns Governor of [tr]

    04/16/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April; 16, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    The Governor of the Bank of England has warned that the rise of robots in the workplace could cause a revival in Communism and 19th-century wage stagnation. Mark Carney, 53, said automation of millions of jobs would result in more support of Communist ideas within a generation. 'Marx and Engels may again become relevant' if mechanisation forces down pay and raises inequality, he warned. To alleviate the damage, Carney suggested workers should train for jobs that require higher emotional intelligence, for example in care and leisure.
  • Are robots people? Europe isn't sure...

    04/14/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    cnet.com ^ | 4/13/2018 | mark serrels
    If a Terminator pours coffee in your lap, who's to blame? The Terminator or Skynet? Who the hell knows at this point. Quick question: If a Terminator traveled back in time and accidentally spilled hot coffee on your lap, who would you sue? The Terminator or Skynet. Tricky question, and one that European lawmakers are . The issue is with a report from the European Commission, , that suggests creating a "legal status for in the long run" so they could be "responsible for making good any damage they may cause".
  • This AI Can Automatically Animate New Flintstones Cartoons

    04/13/2018 6:49:30 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 12 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | April 13, 2018 | Andrew Liszewski
    The Flintstones, a cartoon about life in the Stone Age, has just surpassed The Jetsons, a cartoon about life in the distant future, when it comes to technological innovation. Researchers have successfully trained artificial intelligence to generate new clips of the prehistoric animated series based on nothing but random text descriptions of what’s happening in a scene. A team of researchers from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, trained an AI by feeding it over 25,000 three-second clips of the cartoon, which hasn’t seen any new episodes in over 50 years. Most AI experiments...
  • NVIDIA Reinforces Machine Learning Training Lead Via Platform Improvements At GTC 2018

    04/09/2018 7:46:27 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 9, 2018 | Patrick Moorhead
    Last week, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Anshel Sag, Chris Wilder, Karl Freund and I attended NVIDIA GTC 2018, what I consider the industry leader’s premier GPU developer conference. If you’re unfamiliar with GTC, I wrote a preview here. As per usual with these events, the main keynote, given by CEO Jensen Huang, was the time to catch the biggest announcements coming out of the conference. More importantly, the event was also an opportunity to meet with NVIDIA developers, customers, press and senior leaders.
  • Elon Musk Worries That AI Research Will Create an 'Immortal Dictator'

    04/08/2018 6:41:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Space.com ^ | 04/08/2018
    Imagine your least-favorite world leader. (Take as much time as you need.) Now, imagine if that person wasn't a human, but a network of millions of computers around the world. This digi-dictator has instant access to every scrap of recorded information about every person who's ever lived. It can make millions of calculations in a fraction of a second, controls the world's economy and weapons systems with godlike autonomy and — scariest of all — can never, ever die. This unkillable digital dictator, according to Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, is one of the darker scenarios awaiting humankind's future if...
  • Microsoft ‘excited’ about its secret hardware built for artificial intelligence

    04/04/2018 8:35:04 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 5 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 4, 2018 | Kevin Parrish
    A.I.-driven hardware produced by Microsoft is on the horizon according to Harry Shum, executive vice president of the company’s A.I. and Research Group. It’s part of Microsoft’s initiative to integrate artificial intelligence into every product and service offered by the company. Shum says these devices will be “very, very exciting.” The comment arrives after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced yet another reorganization within the company, with the result creating two new engineering teams: the Experiences & Devices group led by Rajesh Jha, and the Cloud and A.I. Platform group led by Jason Zander. Harry Shum will continue to run the...
  • What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

    03/22/2018 12:13:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    The Verge ^ | 21 March 2018 | Colin Lecher
    ....Algorithmic tools like the one Arkansas instituted in 2016 are everywhere from health care to law enforcement, altering lives in ways the people affected can usually only glimpse, if they know they’re being used at all. Even if the details of the algorithms are accessible, which isn’t always the case, they’re often beyond the understanding even of the people using them, raising questions about what transparency means in an automated age, and concerns about people’s ability to contest decisions made by machines. {snip} ...Arkansas has said the previous, human-based system was ripe for favoritism and arbitrary decisions. “We knew there...
  • China tests driverless tanks that could be powered by artificial intelligence

    03/20/2018 10:20:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 50 replies
    South China Morning Post / Global Times ^ | Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 | Ma Jun and Shi Liufeng
    China is testing driverless tanks which could be equipped with artificial intelligence, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday, as the country continues with its military modernisation programme. State television showed images this week of the unmanned tanks undergoing testing, the Global Times reported. Footage showed a Type 59 tank being driven by remote control, in what the paper said was the first time a Chinese-made unmanned tank has been shown in a public forum. The Type 59 tank is based on an old Soviet model first used in China in the 1950s and has been produced in large numbers and...
  • A.I. spots thousands of unidentified craters on the moon

    03/17/2018 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | March 16, 2018 - 2:18PM | By Dyllan Furness
    Image: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center The moon is under constant bombardment by meteorites and asteroids that can leave massive craters on its surface. The Aitken basin, the largest impact crater on the lunar surface, has a diameter equivalent to the distance from London to Athens, Greece. But not all craters are so noticeable — most are relatively insignificant. Thousands of previously unknown craters have been spotted on the moon thanks to an artificial intelligence program designed by researchers at the University of Toronto. “We created an A.I. powered method that autocratically identifies craters on the surface of the moon,...
  • Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow

    03/14/2018 3:55:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Dr. Robert Owens
    It's tough to make predictions especially about the future Science fiction has predicted many of today’s realities from cell phones to tablets. Many things that are today part of History like walking on the moon, organ transplants, and space stations were once flights of fancy. Futurists build current events on a foundation of History to provide a launching pad for visions of what is to come. One of the most widely recognized Futurists is Alvin Toffler whose seminal works include Future Shock and The Third Wave. He is also the one who told us, “Change is not merely necessary to...
  • The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?

    02/21/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    SingularityHub ^ | 2/15/18 | Raya Bidshahri
    Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ourselves through seemingly mundane activities such as exercising, meditating, or consuming performance-enhancing drugs, such as caffeine or adderall. However, the tools with which we upgrade our biology are improving at an accelerating rate and becoming increasingly invasive. In recent decades, we have developed a wide array of powerful methods, such as genetic engineering and brain-machine interfaces, that are redefining our humanity. In the short run, such enhancement technologies have medical applications and may be used to treat...
  • The state of AI: 10 eye-opening statistics

    02/20/2018 6:43:02 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    The Enterprisers Project ^ | 19 February 2018 | Carla Rudder
    In our recent conversation with David Schatsky, managing director at Deloitte, he indicated that 2018 is the year AI talk will turn into action. For CIOs who are still early in their talks – or who haven’t even had the conversation yet – this could bring up some key questions. Like, how do my plans stack up to others in my industry? What are the early adopters seeing? And what does this mean for jobs? We examined some recent numbers and stats that help explain the current state of AI – and some key predictions around where it’s heading in...
  • A.I. will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it, expert says

    02/13/2018 5:56:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 13, 2018 | Arjun Kharpal
    Artificial intelligence could be "billions of times smarter" than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive, a futurist told CNBC on Tuesday. Speaking on a panel hosted by CNBC at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Futurizon's Ian Pearson's comments mirrored ideas put forward by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
  • If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

    02/13/2018 1:12:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 73 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 2/13/18 | Matt Williams
    Roughly half a century ago, Cornell astronomer Frank Drake conducted Project Ozma, the first systematic SETI survey at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. Since that time, scientists have conducted multiple surveys in the hopes of find indications of “technosignatures” – i.e. evidence of technologically-advanced life (such as radio communications). To put it plainly, if humanity were to receive a message from an extra-terrestrial civilization right now, it would be the single-greatest event in the history of civilization. But according to a new study, such a message could also pose a serious risk to humanity. Drawing...
  • Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

    02/10/2018 8:38:58 PM PST · by Theoria · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Feb 2018 | Steve Lohr
    Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds. Some commercial software can now tell the gender of a person in a photograph. When the person in the photo is a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time. But the darker the skin, the more errors arise — up to nearly 35 percent for images of darker skinned women, according to a new study that breaks fresh ground by measuring how the technology works on people of different races and gender. These disparate results, calculated by Joy Buolamwini, a researcher at the M.I.T. Media Lab, show...
  • So much for artificial intelligence and the stock market's programmed trades

    02/07/2018 9:20:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2018 | Jack Hellner
    We see a lot of people touting artificial intelligence (AI) as the wave of the future. On Monday there was a great example of the wonders of AI. Machines are programmed to sell stocks at certain levels, and they do what they are told. Then the cascading effect goes throughout the world. So what if a human forgets to program the machines to stop selling? What could go wrong? When I think of AI, I think of self-driving cars, which are only as good as the humans programming their cameras and computers. Let’s say an autonomous car was going down...
  • 2018 02 04 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Did You Get The Memo?"

    02/04/2018 10:22:56 AM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | John Haller
    As the world focuses on the now infamous "FISA memo" which has seemingly confirmed "collusion" except that it was done by the Democratic Party, God's prophetic time clock continues to tick. As Jared Kushner continues to work behind the scenes to negotiate a long-lasting Middle East peace plan, Israel continues to prepare for a multi-front assault from multiple players in the region, whose sole purpose is to eradicate and destroy her as a nation and as a people. For the Christian who has read the end of the book, we know that God's chosen people will prevail. But to a...
  • Robot makes coffee at new cafe in Japan's capital

    02/04/2018 3:54:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 3, 2018 | Staff
    Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in Tokyo's downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. The shop's name in Japanese means "strange cafe."
  • This Video Will Shock You: Asking Google Who Is Jesus Christ

    01/25/2018 4:39:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/24/17 | Jillian Blackwell
    Testing Google's A.I. Google's A.I. for the most part uses Wikipedia to answer questions. Which is crazy because (wiki = edit) anyone can edit Wikipedia. Anyhow, Google's A.I pulls every major religion's figure/Sage but the Christians? Coincidence? I don't think so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS7m6nz0DeI