Google DeepMind is making artificial intelligence a slave to the algorithm

  • Your article (Hi-tech brain drain threatens British university research, 2 November) contains one particularly chilling revelation: that Google DeepMind now runs artificial intelligence courses at UCL and Oxford.
  • Having met the DeepMind people in my role with the MIT Media Lab, I know that their definition of “intelligence” is so impoverished that it doesn’t extend beyond the abstract calculations that an algorithm can achieve, and completely fails to understand that human intelligence is embodied and distributed throughout our…
  • Artificial intelligence of the kind Google promotes can play Go and even – at a pinch – recognise Bach or Picasso.
  • If we entrust the education of those who will determine the future relationship of people and machines to a company whose core belief is that all human experience can be replicated by algorithms, all we can hope is that global warming wipes us out before the machines do.
  • Sheila Hayman – – Director’s fellow, MIT Media Lab – – • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

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The Importance of Liberal Arts In The AI Economy

The Importance of Liberal Arts In The #AI Economy @scottehartley @rwang0

  • “The Fuzzies will develop ethics in artificial intelligence, question bias in algorithms and data and will bring contextual understanding to code,” said Hartley.
  • These new jobs fall into three categories:

    Here is a short video of Author Anne-Marie Slaughter, speaking to graduates and referencing Hartley’s book, noting that even in our STEM-obsessed world, we need humanists at the center of technology and industry.

  • To learn more about the power of Liberal Arts in shaping the future of work and the digital economy, Ray Wang and I invited Scott Hartley to our weekly show DisrupTV, where we feature the best and brightest business leaders, bestselling authors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to discuss emerging technologies, business and leadership trends that will most impact our society.
  • Democratization of technology is an advantage for creatives – As a venture capitalists, meeting with entrepreneurs and startup founders, Hartley began to notice that team building and cultivating a culture of innovation requires storytelling, creativity, empathy and Liberal Arts oriented skills and background.
  • Robust AI algorithms are a function of diversity of input – Hartley remind us that product teams often learn from edge user cases which is often overlooked without a diverse set of inputs.

“I think great artists and great engineers are similar, in that they both have a desire to express themselves. In fact some of the best people working on…
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Framework: The role of Humans in the Future of Work

Framework: The role of Humans in the Future of Work | #Analytics #Artificialintelligence #RT

  • For the last years in addressing the future of work I have often focused on the human capabilities that will drive value as machines become more capable and the work landscape is transformed.
  • To help define and clarify these capabilities I created a landscape on the role of Humans in the Future of Work, which I first shared publicly in my keynote yesterday.
  • This framework overlaps and builds on my Future of Work Framework, specifically building out the distinctive human capabilities that will be relevant and valued as the work landscape is transformed.
  • I have spoken and written before about the three fundamental human capabilities for the future of work: EXPERTISE, RELATIONSHIPS and CREATIVITY.
  • Recognizing these distinctive human capabilities allows us to design work, organizations and education to use and develop these capabilities to best effect.

For the last years in addressing the future of work I have often focused on the human capabilities that will drive value as machines become more capable and the work landscape is transformed.
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Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer

Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of #cancer:

  • NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.
  • Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.
  • Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer
  • NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions.

NSF’s mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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How Artificial Intelligence might affect urban life in 30 years- Harvard study

How #Artificial #Intelligence might affect urban life in 30 years- Harvard study

  • How Artificial Intelligence might affect urban life in 30 years- Harvard study
  • The entry was posted in Artificial Intelligence , Connected devices , Internet of Everything , Internet of People , Internet of People Event , Internet of Things , IoT and tagged AI technologies , Applied Sciences , artificial intelligence , Barbara Grosz , developing technologies.
  • “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz.
  • Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.
  • “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030,” is the first product of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100), an ongoing project hosted by Stanford University to inform debate and provide guidance on the ethical development of smart software, sensors and machines.

How Artificial Intelligence might affect urban life in 30 years. Artificial intelligence has already transformed our lives.
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Evolving Education with Cognitive and Data Science, Oct 23

Evolving Education with #Cognitive and #DataScience:  #BigData #MachineLearning at @kdnuggets

  • The data science enabled professional, Brian Fitzgerald, Business-Higher Education Forum
  • Making data science a team sport
  • Evolving Education with Cognitive and Data Sciences brings together faculty, academic and industry leaders to explore how to rapidly evolve academic programs and research to satisfy the exploding demand for graduates skilled in cognitive and data sciences – across all fields of study.
  • Spend the week at World of Watson following Evolving Education day with Cognitive and Data Sciences.
  • Closing panel hosted by Guru Banavar, Chief Science officer for Cognitive Computing, IBM Research


Evolving Education with Cognitive and Data Sciences brings together faculty, academic and industry leaders to explore how to rapidly evolve academic programs and research to satisfy the exploding demand for graduates skilled in cognitive and data sciences. Register today!

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