RoboCop on the beat

INFORMATION AGE: RoboCop on the beat   #Dubai #AI @AtticusIndepand

  • By Edward Pollitt on May 29 2017 2:34PM

    Dubai has unveiled the world’s first operational ‘RoboCop’ as it moves towards an automated police force.

  • “It has a smart intelligent system so it can protect people from crime, because it can broadcast what is happening right away to our command and control centre,” said Brig Al Razooqi, Dubai Police Director General of Smart Services.
  • The ‘Dubai Police Robot’ is the first automated acquisition to the Dubai Police Force, which aims to have 25% of the force robotic by 2030.
  • “The launch of the world’s first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the emirate and a step towards realising Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption.
  • “We are not going to fire our police officers by replacing them with this tool but with the number of people in Dubai increasing, we want to relocate police officers so they work in the right areas and can concentrate on providing a safe city,” Brig Al Razooqi said.

A quarter of Dubai’s police will be robots by 2030.
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A boost for artificial-intelligence research in Montreal

A boost for artificial-intelligence research in #Montreal 
 #AI

  • To help spur artificial-intelligence research in Montreal, Microsoft will provide a gift of $1 million to McGill University.
  • As part of its investment, Microsoft will provide gifts for AI research to the Université de Montréal and to McGill.
  • Gift from Microsoft follows company’s planned acquisition of Maluuba
  • Microsoft’s gift to McGill “will allow us to recruit and support the best graduate students in this field,” said McGill computer-science professor Joelle Pineau.
  • “Thank you to Microsoft for this investment in Montreal’s AI strengths,” said McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier. “

To help spur artificial-intelligence research in Montreal, Microsoft will provide a gift of $1 million to McGill University.
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Israeli tech group Shellanoo plans Tel Aviv IPO

#Shellanoo #ArtificialIntelligence #Israel🇮🇱,backed by #william+#NickiMinaj,go #IPO 4 $100M
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  • By staying local, Shellanoo is bucking a trend of Israeli technology companies choosing to list on foreign markets such as Nasdaq.

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@EladRatson: “#Shellanoo #ArtificialIntelligence #Israel🇮🇱,backed by #william+#NickiMinaj,go #IPO 4 $100M
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Israeli technology company Shellanoo is planning to raise at least 100 million shekels ($26.5 million) in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in late September or October, it said on Sunday.


Israeli tech group Shellanoo plans Tel Aviv IPO

Google is developing a ‘kill switch’ for artificial intelligence to prevent judgement day

Google is developing a 'kill switch' for artificial intelligence to prevent judgement day

  • Considering that AI technology is rapidly growing every year it might be a good idea to have several of these ‘kill switches’ instead of just one.
  • Google outlines its plans to prevent AI from taking over the world.
  • In the paper, researchers note that AI is “unlikely to behave optimally all the time,” which can have catastrophic consequences if humans don’t have a fail-safe plan in place.
  • Some of the leaders in science and technological advancements including prominent astronomer Stephen Hawking and tech genius Elon Musk have warned developers that AI technology is one of the biggest threats to mankind.
  • DeepMind, a Google subsidiary tasked with creating advancements in artificial intelligent technology has already managed to make an AI system capable of beating the world’s best Go players .

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@dna: “Google is developing a ‘kill switch’ for artificial intelligence to prevent judgement day”


Google is developing a ‘kill switch’ for artificial intelligence to prevent judgement day – Google outlines its plans to prevent AI from taking over the world.


Google is developing a ‘kill switch’ for artificial intelligence to prevent judgement day