Eric Schmidt says America needs to ‘get its act together’ in AI competition with China

#Google’s former #CEO says #US could fail in the #AI competition with #China ?

  • Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
  • “They are going to use this technology for both commercial and military objectives, with all sorts of implications,” said Schmidt, referencing a Chinese policy document outlining the country’s ambition to become the global leader in AI by 2030.
  • Schmidt reiterated several familiar talking points in this debate, primarily that the US is failing to invest in basic research, and that a restrictive immigration policy hobbles the country’s ability to attract AI talent from overseas.
  • In his talk, Schmidt also touched on the benefits that artificial intelligence could offer the US military, giving the example of vision systems.
  • Instead, research institutions like AI Now say companies need to employ more non-technical people in the development of artificial intelligence.

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
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The Industrial Internet of Things

  • Today, the industrial internet of things has already had an impact on how effectively a factory is run and how its equipment runs.
  • With a network of devices directly linked in the industrial internet of things, there are a few benefits.
  • If there is a jam in machinery, a device connected to the internet of things can halt production around it.
  • If there is a global internet outage, how does that impact factory equipment and other items that are attached through the network that is running the industrial internet of things?
  • While there are some concerns, that doesn’t mean a company shouldn’t consider the industrial internet of things as a solution.

The Industrial Internet of Things – Bill McCabe. The technology in a factory today is far different from what was there even a decade ago.
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Establishment of the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Hague (The Netherlands) Signing of the Host Country Agreement The Hague, 7 September 2017. On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The benefits of AI and robotics will be of paramount importance for society in the years to come. Critical areas such as health, education, energy, economic inclusion, social welfare, the environment, as well as crime prevention, security, stability and justice, will benefit from the progress being made. However, this growth will not be costless if societies will not be prepared to take up the gauntlet to address relevant challenges, for the greater good. Many of these challenges also present opportunities that can be developed if the implications involved by this technological revolution are addressed from the very beginning. The Centre in The Hague is a crucial achievement of the programme on Robotics and AI that UNICRI launched in 2014 with the aim of progressing discussion on robotics and artificial intelligence governance. The Centre will contribute to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, training, awareness-raising and outreach activities. The Centre will monitor global developments, promote the establishment of an international network in this area and contribute to policy making. Building consensus amongst concerned communities (national, regional, international, public and private) from theoretical and practical perspectives in a balanced and comprehensive manner is integral to the Centre’s approach. UNICRI is profoundly grateful to the Government of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague for making this historic initiative a reality and enabling the creation of a global Centre to discuss advances in this cutting-edge field.    lang: en_US

#TheHague to host the first United Nations Centre for #ArtificialIntelligence and #Robotics:

  • On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The…
  • The Centre in The Hague is a crucial achievement of the programme on Robotics and AI that UNICRI launched in 2014 with the aim of progressing discussion on robotics and artificial intelligence governance.
  • The Centre will contribute to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, training, awareness-raising and outreach activities.
  • The Centre will monitor global developments, promote the establishment of an international network in this area and contribute to policy making.
  • UNICRI is profoundly grateful to the Government of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague for making this historic initiative a reality and enabling the creation of a global Centre to discuss advances in this cutting-edge field.

The Hague, 7 September 2017. On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Continue reading “Establishment of the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Hague (The Netherlands) Signing of the Host Country Agreement The Hague, 7 September 2017. On Thursday 7 September, the Director of UNICRI, Cindy Smith, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Organizations, Johan van der Werff, signed the Host Country Agreement for the establishment of the first United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The benefits of AI and robotics will be of paramount importance for society in the years to come. Critical areas such as health, education, energy, economic inclusion, social welfare, the environment, as well as crime prevention, security, stability and justice, will benefit from the progress being made. However, this growth will not be costless if societies will not be prepared to take up the gauntlet to address relevant challenges, for the greater good. Many of these challenges also present opportunities that can be developed if the implications involved by this technological revolution are addressed from the very beginning. The Centre in The Hague is a crucial achievement of the programme on Robotics and AI that UNICRI launched in 2014 with the aim of progressing discussion on robotics and artificial intelligence governance. The Centre will contribute to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of AI and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, training, awareness-raising and outreach activities. The Centre will monitor global developments, promote the establishment of an international network in this area and contribute to policy making. Building consensus amongst concerned communities (national, regional, international, public and private) from theoretical and practical perspectives in a balanced and comprehensive manner is integral to the Centre’s approach. UNICRI is profoundly grateful to the Government of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague for making this historic initiative a reality and enabling the creation of a global Centre to discuss advances in this cutting-edge field.    lang: en_US”

How Robots Will Quickly Replace You at Your Job

Here's what artificial intelligence experts think robots will do in the next 200 years

  • The study polled AI experts on when they thought robots and programs would be able to perform to a handful of jobs and tasks better than humans.
  • For instance, robots will likely be able to fold laundry better than humans between the next two and fourteen years, with the median response being six years.
  • So, sometime in the next fourteen years (though likely well before that), you’ll probably start seeing robots at your nearest laundromat.
  • According to the same polled audience, robots will take over all human jobs sometime in the next 200+ years, with the median response being around 120+ years from now.
  • You should definitely take a look at all the ways your job could automated in the next decade-plus.

Years from now, robots will replace every human in every job function. Here’s how long that will take to accomplish.
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Researchers have developed an evolution strategy that promises more powerful AI systems

  • They’ve developed an evolution strategy (no, it doesn’t relate much to biological evolution) that promises more powerful AI systems.
  • Rather than use standard reinforcement training, they create a “black box” where they forget that the environment and neural networks are even involved.
  • The technique eliminates a lot of the traditional cruft in training neural networks, making the code both easier to implement and roughly two to three times faster.
  • In tests, a large supercomputer with 1,440 cores could train a humanoid to walk in 10 minutes versus 10 hours for a typical setup, and even a “lowly” 720-core system could do in 1 hour what a 32-core system would take a full day to accomplish.
  • However, the practical implications are clear: neural network operators could spend more time actually using their systems instead of training them.

OpenAI researchers have developed an evolution strategy that promises more powerful AI systems. Rather than use standard reinforcement training, they create a
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Xix.ai wants to save you wasted time on your Android phone

Xix.#ai wants to save you wasted time on your Android phone

  • A more seamless and automated experience is what almost every Silicon Valley company has attempted to produce over the last number of years, but a new company self-proclaimed as Xix.ai thinks they can eliminate wasted time on your mobile device better than anyone else using a technology they like to call a ‘Recurrent Neural Network’.
  • The company says it wants to use embedded deep links to automate your processes that would normally take a number of actions, and can make almost everything you do on your device that much more seamless and integrated.
  • It started with dedicated apps that took information about your usage process while providing a service in return, and eventually created an Android launcher to help express the benefits of the technology.
  • One of the early apps logged what you were doing and in return restricted access to certain apps at various selected times, which was useful for those looking to stay productive while helping the AI to learn what people do and in what order, which eventually transformed into an Android launcher that had the neural network built in, and would ask users how they were feeling in order to show suggested apps.
  • It isn’t sure exactly where the final home of the technology will reside, whether it be in an Android launcher or a whole separate fork of Android all together, but they are quite confident that they will find an investor interested in their technology.

Xix.ai is a self-proclaimed ‘Recurrent Neural Network’ platform which aims to help people save wasted time on their phones by automating various processes.
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Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI

Google Is Making #AI That Can Make More AI

  • What’s more, using AIs to build more AIs may also increase the speed at which new AIs can be made.
  • Once you’ve trained an AI to accomplish a certain goal, you can’t necessarily crack it open and see how it is doing it.
  • The downside is that AI building more AIs sure seems like it’s inviting a runaway cascade and, eventually, Skynet.
  • Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI
  • The lab is reportedly building AI software that can build more AI software , with the goal of making future AI cheaper and easier.

There’s no way this could go wrong.
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