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🤖 This is a genuine conversation with a #robot. #Ai

  • Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.
  • Professor Danielle George MBE, an electronics engineer from Manchester University and a robot supporter, and Dr Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist from Anglia Ruskin University and robo-sceptic, uncover whether the rise of the robots will enhance the progress of humanity or ultimately threaten the survival of the human race.
  • Ben is unashamedly unnerved by the tremendous rate that robots are evolving, whilst Danielle is welcoming them with open arms.
  • To make sense of Ben’s fears and Danielle’s optimism, they set out to investigate the evolution of robots – treating them as if they are an emerging ‘species’.
  • Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world – the disarmingly charming Erica – who might be warm to the touch, but whose sense of humour falls decidedly flat.

Ben Garrod meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.
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AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

#AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

  • “There was no reward to sticking to English language,” says Dhruv Batra, visiting research scientist from Georgia Tech at Facebook AI Research (FAIR).
  • We Teach Bots To Talk, But We’ll Never Learn Their Language Facebook ultimately opted to require its negotiation bots to speak in plain old English.
  • The other issue, as Facebook admits, is that it has no way of truly understanding any divergent computer language.
  • “It’s important to remember, there aren’t bilingual speakers of AI and human languages,” says Batra.
  • As one insider at a major AI technology company told me: No, his company wasn’t actively interested in AIs that generated their own custom languages.

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.

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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 Created an AI That Is Naturally Curious

Researchers Have Created an #AI That Is Naturally Curious 

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  • Researchers have successfully given AI a curiosity implant, which motivated it to explore a virtual environment.
  • This could be the bridge between AI and real world application

    Researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, have produced an artificial intelligence (AI) that is naturally curious.

  • While the AI that was not equipped with the curiosity ‘upgrade’ banged into walls repeatedly, the curious AI explored its environment in order to learn more.
  • This is a useful and effective strategy for teaching AI to complete specific tasks — as shown by the AI who beat the AlphaGo world number one — but less useful when you want a machine to be autonomous and operate outside of direct commands.
  • This is crucial step to integrating AI into the real world and having it solve real world problems because, as Agrawal says, “rewards in the real world are very sparse.”

Researchers have successfully given AI a curiosity implant, which motivated it to explore a virtual environment.
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Watch Artificial Intelligence Lose Its Mind While Watching Bob Ross

Watch Artificial Intelligence Lose Its Mind While Watching Bob Ross | @IFLScience  #AI

  • It features an episode of the stoner-favorite television show The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross through Google’s neural network DeepDream.
  • DeepDream is a convolutional neural network, a style of computing inspired by the brain, that identifies and recognizes images and patterns.
  • As Reben explains in the description: “This artwork represents what it would be like for an AI to watch Bob Ross on LSD (once someone invents digital drugs).
  • The unique characteristics of the human voice are learned and generated as well as hallucinations of a system trying to find images which are not there.”
  • Google made the code for DeepDream open-source, meaning there are plenty of videos, images, and apps that utilize it.

Ever wondered what it would be like for artificial intelligence to trip-out while watching Bob Ross paint a pretty picture?
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Artificial Intelligence for Business Special Report published in The Times

Artificial Intelligence for Business #AI #Robots #RPA #machinelearning #fintech

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  • Summary
    Around 30 per cent of UK jobs could be automated by 2030.
  • At the same time, artificial intelligence or AI technologies are forecast to give the UK economy an additional ÂŁ640-billion boost by 2035.
  • The Artificial Intelligence for Business special report, published in The Times, covers how AI will affect business as well as our personal lives.
  • The report probes how we can ensure machines don’t take over, and looks at building machines more like us, as well as the AI fight breaking out among the world’s tech giants.
  • It also includes a pull-out infographic highlighting AI adoption levels across sectors

Around 30 per cent of UK jobs could be automated by 2030. At the same time, artificial intelligence or AI technologies are forecast to give the UK economy an additional £640-billion boost by 2035. The Artificial Intelligence for Business special report, published in The Times, covers how AI will affect business as well as our personal lives. The report probes how we can ensure machines don’t take over, and looks at building machines more like us, as well as the AI fight breaking out among the world’s tech giants. It also includes a pull-out infographic highlighting AI adoption levels across sectors
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Positively shaping development of artificial intelligence

Positively shaping development of artificial intelligence

  • This wasn’t the first such event – the agricultural revolution had upended human lives 12,000 years earlier.
  • A growing number of experts believe that a third revolution will occur during the 21st century, through the invention of machines with intelligence which far surpasses our own.
  • Rapid progress in machine learning has raised the prospect that algorithms will one day be able to do most or all of the mental tasks currently performed by humans.
  • This could ultimately lead to machines that are much better at these tasks than humans.

Positively shaping development of artificial intelligence
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