- In the final months of the Obama administration, the U.S. government published two separate reports noting that the U.S. is no longer the undisputed world leader in AI innovation and expressing concern about China’s emergence as a major player in the field.
- The reports recommended increased expenditure on machine learning research and enhanced collaboration between the U.S. government and tech industry leaders to unlock the potential of AI.
- But despite these efforts, 91 percent of the 1,268 tech founders, CEOs, investors, and developers surveyed at the international Collision tech conference in New Orleans in May 2017 believed that the U.S. government is “fatally under-prepared” for the impact of AI on the U.S. ecosystem.
- Research firm CB Insights found that Chinese participation in funding rounds for American startups came close to $10 billion in 2016, while recent figures indicate that Chinese companies have invested in 51 U.S. AI companies, to the tune of $700 million.
- But of further surprise was the 50 percent of all respondents who believed the U.S. would lose its dominant position in the tech world to China within just five years.
In the battle of technological innovation between East and West, artificial intelligence (AI) is on the front line. And China’s influence is growing.
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- The DeepMind Alberta team will be led by UAlberta computing science professors Richard Sutton, Michael Bowling, and Patrick Pilarski.
- So when we chose to set up our first international AI research office, the obvious choice was his base in Edmonton, in close collaboration with the University of Alberta, which has become a leader in reinforcement learning research thanks to his pioneering work,” said Demis Hassabis, CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. ”
- Sutton is excited about the opportunity to combine the strength of DeepMind’s work in reinforcement learning with UAlberta’s academic excellence, all without having to leave Edmonton.
- “DeepMind has taken this reinforcement learning approach right from the very beginning, and the University of Alberta is the world’s academic leader in reinforcement learning, so it’s very natural that we should work together,” said Sutton.
- Working with Hassabis and the DeepMind team both in London and Edmonton, Sutton, Bowling, and Pilarski will combine their academic strength in reinforcement learning to focus on basic AI research.
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- If you have been following Data Science / Machine Learning, you just can’t miss the buzz around Deep Learning and Neural Networks.
- The article on an introduction to implementing neural networks using TensorFlow, was posted by Faizan Shaikh.
- Starting with the article, I will write a series of articles on deep learning covering the popular Deep Learning libraries and their hands-on implementation.
- Although the code in this article is in python, I have focused on the concepts and stayed as language-agnostic as possible.
This article on an introduction to implementing neural networks using TensorFlow, was posted by Faizan Shaikh. Faizan is a Data Science enthusiast and a Deep l…
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- One of the report’s recommendations is to increase collaboration between government and industry on AI research: “AI can be a major driver of economic growth and social progress, if industry, civil society, government, and the public work together to support development of the technology
- Hard on the heels of the White House’s new report about artificial intelligence’s potential to address major societal challenges, NVIDIA will be holding Washington’s largest ever AI conference.
- The timing is right for policymakers and AI experts to meet, following yesterday’s White House report concluding that “AI has the potential to help address some of the biggest challenges that society faces” and recommending increased funding in AI research to fuel economic growth.
- The report, Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence , published by the National Science and Technology Council, notes that “the effectiveness of government itself is being increased as agencies build their capacity to use AI to carry out their missions more quickly, responsively and efficiently.”
- GTC DC will feature some of the most prominent leaders in government and industry when it takes place Oct. 26-27, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.
Hard on the heels of the White House’s new report about artificial intelligence’s potential to address major societal challenges, NVIDIA will be holding Washington’s largest ever AI conference.
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- Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.
- To advance public understanding and awareness of AI and its potential benefits and potential costs to act as a trusted and expert point of contact as questions/concerns arise from the public and others in the area of AI and to regularly update key constituents on the current state of AI progress.
- The engagement of AI users and developers, as well as representatives of industry sectors that may be impacted by AI (such as healthcare, financial services, transportation, commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications, and media) to support best practices in the research, development, and use of AI technology within specific domains.
- In support of the mission to benefit people and society, the Partnership on AI intends to conduct research, organize discussions, share insights, provide thought leadership, consult with relevant third parties, respond to questions from the public and media, and create educational material that advance the understanding of AI technologies including machine perception, learning, and automated reasoning.
- The regular engagement of experts across multiple disciplines (including but not limited to psychology, philosophy, economics, finance, sociology, public policy, and law) to discuss and provide guidance on emerging issues related to the impact of AI on society.
Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.
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- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out 10 Laws of AI (and Human Behavior)
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out his vision for ethical AI research.
- AI needs algorithmic accountability so humans can undo unintended harm.
- The essay also comes amid a debate over whether AI could pose a “Terminator”-level threat to humanity’s long-term future.
- Microsoft changing Windows 10 update prompt following complaints
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@ID_R_McGregor: “Isaac Asimov had 3 laws, but Microsoft requires 10.
Good luck with #3.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella draws up six “musts” for the coming revolution in artificial intelligence, plus four musts for the humans living in the AI age.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out 10 Laws of AI (and Human Behavior)
- This “framework” makes it so that a “human operator” can easily and safely interrupt whatever an AI robot is doing.
- Disobeying you would be one of the very few things these AI agents can’t learn.
- Google making it possible to securely stop AI robots from causing harm
- I am not too freaked out by the idea of a robot apocalypse, but I do say having a kill switch is necessary.
- And because the agents can also learn, DeepMind is making sure the AI can’t learn to prevent interruption.
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@AndroidAuth: “#google making it possible to securely stop #ai robots from causing harm”
Worried about the robot apocalypse? Some may think it’s nothing to worry about, but Google is making sure we can stop AI agents from making bad decisions.
Google making it possible to securely stop AI robots from causing harm