Different Types of Artificial Intelligence and the Names to Watch in 2018

Different types of Artificial Intelligence and the names to watch in 2017  #AI #NGAHR

  • This ability to have better training and adjustments can let AI write code to improve other AI.
  • Speaking of murky ethical areas, discussion about AI laws will also be a hot topic of 2018.
  • Systems of law will have to figure out who will be responsible for these AI actions, such as the previously discussed autonomous cars and self-learning machines.
  • Hot topics will include lethal autonomous weapons, job losses and how fair those AI algorithms really are.
  • 2018 is going to be a game-changer for AI, and thus a game-changer for the world.

Different Types of Artificial Intelligence and the Names to Watch in 2018
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UAE appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence

UAE appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence

  • This announcement comes just a few days after the UAE announced their UAE 2031 AI strategy, which aims to make the government more efficient and streamlined by relying on AI technologies.
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be leading new trends in government reshuffles, now having introduced its first Minister for Artificial Intelligence.
  • After establishing a post of the Minister of Happiness last year, the Gulf Kingdom has taken another unconventional step.
  • From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer – – The introduction of the new hi-tech position was announced by Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Thursday.

This announcement comes just a few days after the UAE announced their UAE 2031 AI strategy, which aims to make the government more efficient and streamlined by relying on AI technologies. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be leading new trends in government reshuffles, now having introduced its first Minister for Artificial Intelligence.
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Using AI to help aging populations live better — microbiome may be the key

Using #AI to help Aging Populations Live Better  @UCSDnews  #IBMResearch

  • To help us do so, UC San Diego is launching a collaboration with IBM Research to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations.
  • The new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL), located on our La Jolla campus, will combine the technology, cognitive and life sciences strengths of IBM and UC San Diego.
  • At UC San Diego, we’re bringing together top researchers from across our campus including computer science and engineering, the San Diego Super Computer Center, cognitive science, the Center for Microbiome Innovation, medicine including psychiatry, and the Qualcomm Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Hands-on research experience with UC San Diego and IBM scientists will be complemented by jointly taught classes and seminars, and will showcase opportunities for trainee and faculty projects.
  • This project is supporting 15 UC San Diego faculty members, along with 46 students, postdocs and research staff.

UC San Diego and IBM Research will use AI to study the impact of genetics and the human microbiome on the cognition of older adults.
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In Ten Years, Robots Could Replace More Than 4 Million Workers

In Ten Years, #Robots Could Replace More Than 4 Million Workers on @futurism  #AI

  • A new study suggests that as many as four million human workers could be replaced by robots over the next decade.
  • Robots could replace human workers in up to four million jobs in Britain over the next decade, according to research conducted by UK market research firm YouGov on behalf of the Royal Academy of the Arts.
  • Chiefly, businesses have to make sure that the millions of workers who are replaced by robots and other automated systems aren’t left behind.
  • Many robots are simply better equipped to perform menial tasks than humans are.
  • Robots can raise overall productivity by doing the dirty, difficult, or otherwise unpleasant jobs that human workers would rather avoid.

A new study suggests that robots will replace as many as four million British workers in the next decade. Can we find new roles for these people to fill?
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Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

  • Facebook has become the latest technology company to dig into Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday.
  • “For many years, I’ve seen a steady stream of talented AI researchers … leaving my lab but also leaving our country,” Pineau told dignitaries, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  • That would put it on par with three other Facebook hubs currently based in New York City, Paris and Menlo Park, Calif., and serve as recognition that Montreal has quickly developed a concentration of expertise in the area of artificial intelligence.
  • Apart from the lab, Facebook said it intends to invest $7 million in the city’s AI community to fund research and students.
  • Yoshua Bengio, a computer science professor at Université de Montréal and an AI researcher, says Facebook is not just applying artificial intelligence, but is also creating new science.

Facebook has become the latest technology company to dig into Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday.
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IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence, establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab

BREAKING: IBM invests $240 million to establish new AI lab w/@MIT:  @IBMResearch

  • The new lab will be one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date, mobilizing the talent of more than 100 AI scientists, professors, and students to pursue joint research at IBM’s Research Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts — co-located with the IBM Watson Health and IBM Security headquarters in Kendall Square — and on the neighboring MIT campus.
  • IBM and MIT plan to issue a call for proposals to MIT researchers and IBM scientists to submit their ideas for joint research to push the boundaries in AI science and technology in several areas, including:

    In addition to IBM’s plan to produce innovations that advance the frontiers of AI, a distinct objective of the new lab is to encourage MIT faculty and students to launch companies that will focus on commercializing AI inventions and technologies that are developed at the lab.

  • Both MIT and IBM have been pioneers in artificial intelligence research, and the new AI lab builds on a decades-long research relationship between the two.
  • In 2016, IBM Research announced a multiyear collaboration with MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to advance the scientific field of machine vision, a core aspect of artificial intelligence.
  • Currently, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society serve as connected hubs for AI and related research at MIT.

IBM and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI.

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Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer Better

Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer Better

  • Rob McInerney, the founder & CEO of Intelligent Layer and co-founder of IntelligentX Brewing Company, explains the use of artificial intelligence in improving everyday products.
  • “We wanted to see if in the future the most effective brands are the ones that talk to their customers not to make better advertising but to share ideas.
  • We thought that they’d use artificial intelligence to help real people and brands talk to each other and we wanted to prove this in an industry which people have very strong views on and that which we had a pretty significant interest in as well… Beer… So we created intelligent X the world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence.”

Rob McInerney, the founder & CEO of Intelligent Layer and co-founder of IntelligentX Brewing Company, explains the use of artificial intelligence in improving everyday products.
“We wanted to see if in the future the most effective brands are the ones that talk to their customers not to make better advertising but to share ideas. We thought that they’d use artificial intelligence to help real people and brands talk to each other and we wanted to prove this in an industry which people have very strong views on and that which we had a pretty significant interest in as well… Beer… So we created intelligent X the world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence.”
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Exponential Artificial Intelligence Can Immortalize Human

Exponential Artificial Intelligence Can Immortalize Human

  • Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions and called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, spoke at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • In this talk, Kurzweil explores the history and trajectory of exponential advances in computing and Information Technology to project how he believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) may enhance our natural biological intelligence in the future.

Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions and called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, spoke at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In this talk, Kurzweil explores the history and trajectory of exponential advances in computing and Information Technology to project how he believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) may enhance our natural biological intelligence in the future.
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Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm

Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking @IBM and artificial intelligence by storm  @BreakfastNews

  • Tanmay Bakshi fell in love with computers at five, released his first iPhone app at nine, and now at just 13 years old is working with IBM on artificial intelligence.
  • He is currently in Australia for the IBM Watson Summit, which brings together experts in artificial intelligence to discuss how the technology can help people and businesses in the future.
  • “If you think about it, really anything would fascinate a five-year-old, especially a computer,” Tanmay told News Breakfast.
  • Tanmay names Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as an inspiration — “especially his passion and dedication towards his work” — and is now most excited by how artificial intelligence can be used in health care.
  • Tanmay has toured the world to spread the word on computer programming, including giving public lectures and joining forum discussions, which has meant he has left traditional school in lieu of home schooling.

Tanmay Bakshi isn’t your typical 13-year-old. Rather than playing video games he’s blazing new trails in AI and has become one of the youngest app developers in the world.
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Google’s AI Guru Says That Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on Neuroscience

Google’s #AI guru says that great artificial intelligence must build on neuro science

  • Demis Hassabis knows a thing or two about artificial intelligence: he founded the London-based AI startup DeepMind, which was purchased by Google for $650 million back in 2014.
  • In a paper published today in the journal Neuron, Hassabis and three coauthors argue that only by better understanding human intelligence can we hope to push the boundaries of what artificial intellects can achieve.
  • But it also points out that more recent advances haven’t leaned on biology as effectively, and that a general intelligence will need more human-like characteristics—such as an intuitive understanding of the real world and more efficient ways of learning.
  • As Hassabis explains in an interview with the Verge, artificial intelligence and neuroscience have become “two very, very large fields that are steeped in their own traditions,” which makes it “quite difficult to be expert in even one of those fields, let alone expert enough in both that you can translate and find connections between them.”
  • (Read more: Neuron, The Verge, “Google’s Intelligence Designer,” “Can This Man Make AI More Human?”)

Inquisitiveness and imagination will be hard to create any other way.
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