Why human-like robots make us feel uncomfortable

Why Human-Like #Robots Make Us Feel Uncomfortable
  
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  • Artificial intelligence — the idea of a robot developing self-consciousness — is something that all three of these men feel are a serious threat to the existence of humanity.
  • Last December, renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking told the BBC, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
  • In particular, they fear something referred to as the “singularity”: the moment when artificial intelligence is capable of redesigning itself, improving itself to the point of an intelligence that far exceeds that of humans.
  • Now, human-like also includes movement, such as seen here: – – Boston Dynamics also has a way of making you feel a bit uncomfortable, but not with human-like robots.
  • Now, if you’re worried about the robot apocalypse, just think: Google already has more than 20 driver-less cars on the road, bought Boston Dynamics — a company that specializes in advanced robots — in 2013, and is actively pursuing artificial intelligence research.

Self-driving cars? Cool. Robots that look like people? Not so much. Why do these robots make us feel more than a little uncomfortable?
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The World’s First Album Composed and Produced by an AI Has Been Unveiled

World's first album written by a robot or #AI unveiled

  • In Brief A music album called I AM AI, the featured single of which is set to release on August 21st, is the first album that’s entirely composed and produced by an artificial intelligence.
  • The AI was developed by a team of professional musicians and technology experts, and it’s the the very first AI to compose and produced an entire music album.
  • Check out the song “Break Free” in the video below:

    As film composer Drew Silverstein, one of Amper’s founders, explained to TechCrunch, Amper isn’t meant to act totally on its own, but was designed specifically to work in collaboration with human musicians: “One of our core beliefs as a company is that the future of music is going to be created in the collaboration between humans and AI.

  • That said, the team notes that, contrary to the other songs that have been released by AI composers, the chord structures and instrumentation of “Break Free” are entirely the work of Amper’s AI.
  • Yet, while IAMAI may be the first album that’s entirely composed and produced by an AI, it’s not the first time an AI has displayed creativity in music or in other arts.

A music album called IAMAI, which is set to release on August 21st, is the first that’s entirely composed by an artificial intelligence.
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Why human-like robots make us feel uncomfortable

Why Human-Like #Robots Make Us Feel Uncomfortable
 
#AI #Robotics

  • Artificial intelligence — the idea of a robot developing self-consciousness — is something that all three of these men feel are a serious threat to the existence of humanity.
  • Last December, renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking told the BBC, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
  • In particular, they fear something referred to as the “singularity”: the moment when artificial intelligence is capable of redesigning itself, improving itself to the point of an intelligence that far exceeds that of humans.
  • Now, human-like also includes movement, such as seen here:

    Boston Dynamics also has a way of making you feel a bit uncomfortable, but not with human-like robots.

  • Now, if you’re worried about the robot apocalypse, just think: Google already has more than 20 driver-less cars on the road, bought Boston Dynamics — a company that specializes in advanced robots — in 2013, and is actively pursuing artificial intelligence research.

Self-driving cars? Cool. Robots that look like people? Not so much. Why do these robots make us feel more than a little uncomfortable?
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Elon Musk Calls out Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Limited’ Understanding of Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Calls Out Mark Zuckerberg's 'Limited Understanding' of Artificial Intelligence

  • Tesla chief executive Elon Musk shot back at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday for saying people worried about artificial intelligence — the capability of machines to perform tasks usually reserved for humans — are “pretty irresponsible,” in a recent Facebook Live interview.
  • Musk has been one of the most prominent voices in tech warning of the potential dangers of unchecked artificial intelligence, saying it’s humanity’s “biggest existential threat,” and the “greatest risk we face as a talked to Mark about this.
  • — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2017

    Beyond AI coming to take everyone’s job in the next 50 years, Musk has been more concerned with the plausible threat of machines moving beyond “narrow AI” — expertise in specific fields — and learning at a more rapid rate than humans can.

  • He co-founded OpenAI in 2015, a research company aiming to build “safe AI” through a collaborative effort, rather than individual companies having an arms Rad Projects Elon Musk Has Worked On Musk has been at the forefront of Silicon Valley innovation for two decades.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk took issue with Mark Zuckerberg’s recent comments on artificial intelligence, saying the Facebook CEO’s knowledge is “limited”
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Watch the livestream of the 2017 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit—The Edge of AI

Join us July 17 & 18 for Faculty Summit 2017 - The Edge of #AI

  • By Evelyne Viegas, Program Co-Chair of Faculty Summit and Director, Microsoft

    We are looking forward to another informative Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (July 17-18, 2017) where this year’s theme is The Edge of AI.

  • The event will consist of keynotes, sessions, panels, and showcased technologies.
  • The summit brings together thought leaders and researchers from a broad range of disciplines including computer science, social sciences, human design and interactions, and policy.
  • Microsoft AI researchers are striving to create intelligent machines that complement human reasoning, and amplify human ingenuity with intelligent technology.
  • At the core, is the ability to harness the explosion of digital data and computational power with advanced algorithms that extend the ability for machines to learn, reason, sense and understand—enabling collaborative and natural interactions between machines and humans.

We are looking forward to another informative Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (July 17-18, 2017) where this year’s theme is The Edge of AI.
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9 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Medical Imaging

9 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Medical Imaging

  • Just a few days ago, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm named Libratus beat four professional poker players at a no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament played out over 20 days.
  • The AI algorithm did exceptionally well and was utilizing strategies that humans had never used before.
  • It’s no secret that AI is now performing certain medical imaging tasks better than human doctors.
  • Pundits say “well, people will always trust a human doctor over an AI” and the answer we’d have to that is “not if the AI is going to give a more accurate answer “.
  • It’s only a matter of time before every X-ray machine is connected to the cloud and one human doctor per hospital puts his hand on your shoulder when he reads you the output from the AI algorithm.

You don’t have to be a gambler to appreciate the complexities of the card game Texas Hold ‘Em. It involves a strategy that needs to evolve based on the players around the table, it takes a certain amount of intuition, and it doesn’t require the player to win every hand. Just a few days ago, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm named Libratus beat four professional poker players at a no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament played out over 20 days.
If you have even the slightest understanding of how to write code, you would realize that it is impossible to actually code a software program to do that with such “imperfect information”. The AI algorithm did exceptionally well and was utilizing strategies that humans had never used before. Professional poker players are in no danger of losing their jobs, but the incredible capabilities of what AI is mastering these days should make everyone wonder just how safe their jobs actually are.
Let’s take the $3 billion medical imaging market. It’s no secret that AI is now performing certain medical imaging tasks better than human doctors. Pundits say “well, people will always trust a human doctor over an AI” and the answer we’d have to that is “not if the AI is going to give a more accurate answer “. It’s only a matter of time before every X-ray machine is connected to the cloud and one human doctor per hospital puts his hand on your shoulder when he reads you the output from the AI algorithm. Kind of like this:
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Jack Ma: Artificial Intelligence Will Bring a Four-Day Week

Jack Ma says a 4-day work week is coming soon

  • “I think in the next 30 years, people will only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week,” Ma said Tuesday during a CNBC interview at the Gateway ’17 Conference.
  • We work eight hours, five days a week and think we are very busy.”
  • The Chinese billionaire also addressed the rise of artificial intelligence, advocating that machines shouldn’t be made to replicate human behavior.
  • “I don’t think we should make machines like humans,” Ma said.
  • “The third technology revolution may cause the Third World War,” Ma told CNBC.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma thinks artificial intelligence will revolutionize the work week, and make it shorter for humans
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