Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

  • In an era of maturing artificial intelligence technology, what does the future of the corporation look like?
  • This dynamic has become a mainstay of the dialogue around AI, with voices from technology visionaries such as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking weighing in.
  • AI is intended to help—not hinder—the human workforce, they said.
  • “AI is actually not new for us,” said Vanitha Narayanan, chairman of IBM India, whose Watson supercomputer has risen to global acclaim.
  • But “technology always comes way ahead of policy.”

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You
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Britain Banks on Robots, Artificial Intelligence to Boost Growth

Britain is banking on robots and artificial intelligence to boost growth

  • Britain Banks on Robots, Artificial Intelligence to Boost Growth

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    February 25, 2017, 7:01 PM EST

    Britain is betting that the rise of the machines will boost the economy as the country exits the European Union.As part of its strategy to champion specific industries, the U.K. government said in a statement on Sunday that it would invest 17.3 million pounds ($21.6 million) in university research on robotics and artificial intelligence.

  • The government cited an estimate from consultancy Accenture that AI could add 654 billion pounds to the U.K. economy by 2035.
  • “We are already pioneers in today’s artificial intelligence revolution and the digital strategy will build on our strengths to make sure U.K.-based scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs continue to be at the forefront,” Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said in the statement, which referenced AI’s contribution to smartphone voice and touch recognition technologies.
  • The U.K.’s digital strategy proposal, set to be unveiled on Wednesday, also includes a review of AI to determine how the government and industry can provide further support.
  • “Investment in robotics and artificial intelligence will help make our economy more competitive, build on our world-leading reputation in these cutting-edge sectors and help us create new products, develop more innovative services and establish better ways of doing business,” Business Secretary Greg Clark said in the statement.

Britain is betting that the rise of the machines will boost the economy as the country exits the European Union.
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Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking — RT UK

Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking

  • ” It follows that computers can, in theory, emulate human intelligence – and exceed it .”
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the worst thing to ever happen to humanity, acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned.
  • Robots could be the worst thing ever for humanity, warns Stephen Hawking
  • ” The rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity .”
  • Hawking warned AI ” could develop a will of its own – a will that is in conflict with ours. “


Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the worst thing to ever happen to humanity, acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned.

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Artificial Intelligence can end civilisation: Stephen Hawking

Artificial Intelligence can end civilisation: Stephen Hawking (by @PrasunSonwalkar)

  • It follows that computers can, in theory, emulate human intelligence – and exceed it.”
  • Hawking said: “Success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to eradicate poverty and disease or hasten the end of human civilisation as we know it, celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking told an audience in Cambridge on Wednesday evening.
  • Hawking said: “Intelligence is central to what it means to be human.
  • Everything that our civilisation has achieved is a product of human intelligence, from learning to master fire, to learning to grow food, to understanding the cosmos.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to eradicate poverty and disease or hasten the end of human civilisation, celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking told an audience in Cambridge on Wednesday evening.
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Infographic: The bot platform ecosystem

A picture of the the bot platform ecosystem, by @JonBruner.  #ConvComm #Bots #AI

  • Watch highlights covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligence engineering, and more.
  • Behind the recent bot boom are big improvements in artificial intelligence and the rise of ubiquitous messaging services.
  • Some of AI’s viable approaches lie outside the organizational boundaries of Google and other large Internet companies.
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  • In the graphic below, I’ve listed some of the most important AI, messaging, and bot deployment platforms, and have also highlighted the emergence of a few interesting stacks: Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Apple each control a general AI agent as well as at least one entry elsewhere in the stackâ and Facebook may not be far behind with its M agent.

A look at the artificial intelligence and messaging platforms behind the fast-growing chatbot community
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Applications of AI technologies: Peter Norvig in conversation with Tim O’Reilly

Applications of #AI technologies. @timoreilly talks to Google's Peter Norvig:  23m (sign-in)

  • To learn more about opportunities in applied AI, join honorary program chairs Tim O’Reilly and Peter Norvig at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference , September 26-27, 2016 in New York.
  • How neuroscience is benefiting from distributed computing, and how computing might learn from neuroscience.
  • AI scares us because it could be as inhuman as humans.
  • Exploring the rise of conversational interfaces, how AI will change the way programmers create software, and open source tools for AI and machine learning.
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Exploring the rise of conversational interfaces, how AI will change the way programmers create software, and open source tools for AI and machine learning.


Applications of AI technologies: Peter Norvig in conversation with Tim O’Reilly

Bill Gates talks about why artificial intelligence is nearly here and how to solve two big problems it creates

Bill Gates talks about why artificial intelligence  via @Recode

  • Melinda Gates noted that you can tell a lot about where her husband’s interest is by the books he has been reading. “
  • Bill Gates is excited about the rise of artificial intelligence but acknowledged the arrival of machines with greater-than-human capabilities will create some unique challenges.
  • Bill Gates talks about why artificial intelligence is nearly and how to solve two big problems it creates
  • Gates has talked about that in the past, saying that he plans to spend time with people who have ideas on how to address that issue, noting work being done at Stanford, among other places.
  • “The dream is finally arriving,” Gates said, speaking with wife Melinda Gates on Wednesday at the Code Conference .

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The real challenge is ensuring humans stay in control.


Bill Gates talks about why artificial intelligence is nearly here and how to solve two big problems it creates