Minds and machines: can we work together in the digital age?

Minds and machines: can we work together in the digital age? @iansample   #AI #ML #industry40

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    In 2016 Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, wrote: “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.”

  • This fourth Industrial Revolution, he said, will fuse the physical, digital and biological worlds, and affect all corners of society – even challenging ideas of what it means to be human.
  • Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think not.
  • And in their latest book Machine, Platform, Crowd, they tell us why.
  • Joining Ian Sample in the studio, Andrew and Erik lay out their blueprint for the future of the workplace, including the role big data will play, how some processes involving decision-making could be automated, and how minds and machines can come together to cancel out each other’s errors.

Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play
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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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Cylance CEO Discusses How Machine Learning Can Fight Cyber Attacks

How #AI #MachineLearning Can Help Fight Off Cyber Attacks

  • How Machine Learning Can Help Fight Off Cyber Attacks
  • Stuart McClure, the CEO of security startup Cylance, told Fortune’s Robert Hackett that “there is nothing new” in how hackers are breaching computer defenses.
  • Although cyber attacks against businesses like the recent one against Yahoo are increasing, hackers are using the same techniques they always have.
  • McClure has worked with the federal government on cyber security issues to help repair the damage from a major 2015 hack on the Office of Personnel Management .
  • By amassing large amounts of data and crunching it with machine learning algorithms, organizations could better recognize how hackers are trying to exploit their computer systems, and better protect themselves.

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure explains how machine learning algorithms can help prevent major cyber attacks.
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Cylance CEO Discusses How Machine Learning Can Fight Cyber Attacks

How machine learning can help fight off cyber attacks

  • How Machine Learning Can Help Fight Off Cyber Attacks
  • Stuart McClure, the CEO of security startup Cylance, told Fortune’s Robert Hackett that “there is nothing new” in how hackers are breaching computer defenses.
  • Although cyber attacks against businesses like the recent one against Yahoo are increasing, hackers are using the same techniques they always have.
  • By amassing large amounts of data and crunching it with machine learning algorithms, organizations could better recognize how hackers are trying to exploit their computer systems, and better protect themselves.
  • He compared cyber attacks to thieves breaking into homes.

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure explains how machine learning algorithms can help prevent major cyber attacks.
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Tim O’Reilly: How smart managers should use artificial intelligence

.@timoreilly speaks w/#AI leaders who see essential role for humans in an AI-enabled world.

  • Artificial intelligence isn’t just about replacing humans with computers; the best managers will find ways to use AI to augment their workers.
  • Tim O’Reilly: How smart managers should use artificial intelligence
  • In the upcoming webcast, ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase shares her insights about Uber, Airbnb, and other peer platforms.
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  • In the video, a compilation of clips from the O’Reilly Next:Economy Summit 2015, Tim O’Reilly talks with AI leaders who see an essential role for humans in the AI-enabled world.

Artificial intelligence isn’t just about replacing humans with computers; the best managers will find ways to use AI to augment their workers. In this video, a compilation of clips from the O’Reilly Next:Economy Summit 2015, Tim O’Reilly talks with AI leaders who see an essential role for humans in the AI-enabled world.
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Machine Learning Unconference

Like AI? Come to the @OpenAI machine learning unconference  < grants available!

  • Software engineers using machine learning in applications or building machine learning infrastructure.
  • Please join us for our first Machine Learning Unconference, an experimental gathering driven by its participants rather than an organizing committee.
  • OpenAI is sponsoring and hosting the event, but the event itself has no official organization – it’s just people who find this invitation interesting, meeting to discuss machine learning.
  • We’d like to try instead hosting an event focused on the most valuable part of any conference: the people.
  • We’re particularly excited to support women, minorities, and members of other groups underrepresented in machine learning.

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@jackclarkSF: “Like AI? Come to the @OpenAI machine learning unconference < grants available!”


Machine learning is moving incredibly quickly. To keep up, many
practioners spend several weeks a year at conferences. However,
conference presentations are all on work submitted months prior,
meaning that people are already intimately familiar with the content
(and it’s often already been surpassed).


Machine Learning Unconference