Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence ‘may replace humans altogether’

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence 'may replace humans.  @theSulleymande #AI

  • Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule.
  • The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie ‘Avatar’ and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company – – A man looks at an exhibit entitled ‘Mimus’ a giant industrial robot which has been…
  • This is a production preview of the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018 – – An exhibitor charges the battery cells of AnyWalker, an ultra-mobile chasis robot which is able to move in any kind of environment during Singapore International Robo Expo…
  • In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module ‘Kibo’ of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles – – The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week…
  • At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components

Stephen Hawking is concerned that artificial intelligence could replace humans. The world-renowned physicist fears that somebody will create AI that will keep improving itself until it’s eventually superior to people. He says the result of this will be a “new form” of life.
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Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot

Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to grant citizenship to a robot #design #AI

  • Saudi Arabia has officially recognised a humanoid robot as a citizen, marking the first time in history that an AI device has been awarded such status.
  • Sophia, an intelligent humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics, announced the citizenship herself during a panel discussion at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia.
  • It is unclear whether she will receive the same rights as human citizens, or if Saudi Arabia will develop a specific system devoted to robots.
  • But she appeared to swerve questions directed at robots’ self-awareness, and instead poked fun at comments made by Elon Musk that AI is a “fundamental risk to human civilisation”.
  • Many in the design industry have already expressed concerns about the way humans and robots will live together.

Saudi Arabia has recognised a humanoid robot as a citizen of its country, marking the first time in history that an AI device has been awarded such status.
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Cybersecurity, AI, IoT All Major Drivers of the Internet’s Future

#Cybersecurity, #AI, #IoT All Major Drivers of the Internet's Future on @InfosecurityMag

  • There are many forces that are shaping the future of the internet today, from artificial intelligence (AI) and cyberthreats to the internet of things (IoT) and the rising role of government—all of which impact key areas, including digital divides, personal freedoms and rights, as well as media and society.
  • The internet Society (ISOC)’s 2017 Global internet Report found for example that AI and IoT, for all of their benefits to people’s personal and work lives, could result in a “surveillance society.”
  • “We cannot afford to let the ‘securitization’ of the Internet, and our digital lives, run rampant: there is a very real threat that online freedoms and global connectivity will take a back seat to national security,” ISOC said in the report.
  • “We found that people share a sense of both optimism and disillusionment for the internet’s future in equal measure,” said Sally Wentworth, vice president of global policy for the ISOC.
  • “Our extensive research clearly shows that just as when the internet Society was founded 25 years ago, people believe that the internet’s core values still remain valid—that it must be global, open, secure and used for the benefit of people everywhere in the world,” Wentworth added.

AI and IoT, for all of their benefits to people’s personal and work lives, could result in a “surveillance society.”
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Robots are really good at learning things like racism and bigotry

Robots are really good at learning things like racism and bigotry

  • If you tell a computer system that all white people like the color orange and then tell it to find meaningful patterns to support that, it will.
  • If you tell it that all black people own solid green t-shirts, it doesn’t dispute you, it’ll go prove you right with whatever patterns it can develop from the data it has.
  • Again, chances are you won’t run the risk of creating a bigot-bot unless your robot does something like pass judgement on people, draw conclusions based on race, or tries to resurrect phrenology.
  • That pattern can be interpreted in many ways, but in truth it only means one specific factual thing: there are less women on that website looking for truck driver jobs than men.
  • Theoretically the amount of patterns an AI could see is endless, the computer will literally continue looking for patterns until it has a command to stop, reaches a predetermined stopping point, or runs out of power.

AI systems are being exploited to “prove” the ideas of bigots. Forcing computers to provide patterns to support unscientific results is a very real problem.
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The Artificial Intelligence Race: The AI Documentary

The Artificial Intelligence Race: The AI Documentary

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a science and a set of computational technologies that are inspired by—but typically operate quite differently from—the ways people use their nervous systems and bodies to sense, learn, reason, and take action.
  • While the rate of progress in AI has been patchy and unpredictable, there have been significant advances since the field’s inception sixty years ago…

    Toby Walsh, Professor Artificial Intelligence, University of NSW Sydney “There’s lots of AI already in our lives.

  • You can already see it on your smartphone every time you use Siri, every time you ask a lexer a question, every time you actually use your satellite navigation.
  • You are using some AI that’s recognizing your speech, answering questions, giving you search results recommending books for you to buy on Amazon.
  • They’re the beginnings of AI everywhere in our lives.”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a science and a set of computational technologies that are inspired by—but typically operate quite differently from—the ways people use their nervous systems and bodies to sense, learn, reason, and take action. While the rate of progress in AI has been patchy and unpredictable, there have been significant advances since the field’s inception sixty years ago…
Toby Walsh, Professor Artificial Intelligence, University of NSW Sydney “There’s lots of AI already in our lives. You can already see it on your smartphone every time you use Siri, every time you ask a lexer a question, every time you actually use your satellite navigation. You are using one of these algorithms. You are using some AI that’s recognizing your speech, answering questions, giving you search results recommending books for you to buy on Amazon. They’re the beginnings of AI everywhere in our lives.”
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  • We invented intelligent IoT messaging (14 patent families and counting!)
  • We bring together messaging, AI, and IoT into a single, integrated API to enable people to simply communicate with all of their smart devices.

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IT leaders’ pragmatism will be the antidote to AI scaremongering

IT leaders' pragmatism will be the antidote to #AI dystopia:  #MachineLearning #AI4socialgood

  • Every development in AI is portrayed as the forerunner to Skynet from the Terminator movies, or something from Blade Runner, Westworld or another vision of a future ruled by robot overlords.
  • Paypal founder and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk joined in, warning that AI represented the greatest threat to mankind.
  • Sadly, we’re probably going to have to get used to this for a few years yet, until AI becomes more mainstream, creates as many jobs as it eliminates, and starts to deliver huge benefits to businesses and society – much like new technologies have for the last 50 years.
  • We are, in many ways, starting into an age where what was once science fiction will become a reality – but just because sci-fi writers realised that dystopian visions sell more books than utopian dreams, we’ve become culturally conditioned to the idea that too much new technology is a bad thing.
  • For IT professionals, your job is to understand and explain what AI and other emerging technologies can bring to your business and your customers – and to deliver the enormous potential on offer.

Clearly we are going through the phase in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology where rationality and reasoned debate are replaced by science-fiction scaremongering and …
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