Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence  #ai

  • In terms of how this technology might transform the way we live, LeCun said that within the next few years or even decades, “there will be transformative applications” of artificial intelligence visible and accessible to everyone.
  • Artificial intelligence “is a very powerful technology,” he said, explaining that while he believes technologies in and of themselves are neutral, “it depends on what you end up using that technology for.
  • Artificial intelligence “would be a crucial key technology to facilitate communication between people,” he said, since the company’s main focus “is connecting people and we think that artificial intelligence has a big role to play there.”
  • As far as the discussion on artificial intelligence is concerned, Arber said it’s important to understand current developments, which include increasing dialogue as to whether research done on natural sciences can then be applied to the field of machinery and robotics.
  • A new conference at the Vatican drew experts in various fields of science and technology for a two-day dialogue on the “Power and Limits of Artificial Intelligence,” hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits and limits of advances in artificial intelligence.
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​Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland

#ArtificialIntelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland  #NZ #AI

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  • Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest ” for University of Auckland
  • Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture.
  • Dr Sagar won two academy awards for his work on the Avatar blockbuster, and becomes CEO of Soul Machines.
  • The company is developing a completely new user interface between humans and machines, based on technology created by Dr Mark Sagar and his team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland.

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland.
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Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care

Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care:  via @kdnuggets

  • By telling stories we can easily convey to machines even the most complex ideas.
  • The question is addressed by researchers that work in the intersection of human computer interaction and machine learning.
  • There is the expert who is able to use machine learning for other people’s needs but doesn’t understand their goals.
  • For one, such interfaces equipped with narrative intelligence would be much more effective at communicating with us and understanding our needs and desires.
  • How would you feel if I told you that these days you can have your own personal machine learning system, without having to know much about machine learning and still be able to command it and fine-tune it by yourself.

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The issue of designing new interactive interfaces with machine learning systems that best serve our needs and help us build and maintain trust is a central issue in AI. Read one researcher’s take on this topic.


Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care