Feature: This Chinese robot could revolutionize journalism

#AI interviews impress us! This Chinese robot #Jiajia could revolutionize journalism

  • Chen Xiaoping (R), director of a robot research and development team, and Jia Jia, an interactive robot that looks like a real Chinese young woman in traditional outfit, talk through internet with Kevin Kelly on screen, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province, April 24, 2017.
  • Jia Jia was unveiled in 2016 by Chen’s robot research and development team at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei.
  • “It’s something we could never have imagined,” said Jia Jia’s creator Professor Chen Xiaoping, director of the Robotics Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, a city in east China’s Anhui Province.
  • The first interview conducted by Jia Jia as a special Xinhua reporter on Monday was merely a small step in the era of artificial intelligence (AI), said Chen, who has been long involved in the development of Jia Jia and honored as the “father” of the robot.
  • Jia Jia, did a live interview with Kevin Kelly, a U.S. journalist and technology observer, on Monday, which was hailed by scientists as “having symbolic significance” as it was the world’s first interactive conversation between an “AI reporter” and a human being.

Chen Xiaoping (R), director of a robot research and development team, and Jia Jia, an interactive robot that looks like a real Chinese young woman in traditional outfit, talk through internet with Kevin Kelly on screen, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province, April 24, 2017. Jia Jia was invited as a special reporter of the Xinhua News Agency to conduct the man-machine dialogue with Kelly on Monday. Jia Jia was unveiled in 2016 by Chen’s robot research and development team at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei. It took the team three years to research and develop this new-generation interactive robot, which can speak, show micro-expressions, move its lips, and move its body. (Xinhua/Guo Chen) 
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Artificial Intelligence: The Future Of Everything

#ArtificialIntelligence : The Future Of Everything 

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  • Though many fear what could happen when AI is fully incorporated (mainly due to sci-fi movies that portray the AI as somehow malicious) the rise of artificial intelligence will ultimately improve many aspects of our everyday lives.
  • With the use of artificial intelligence, retailers can now focus on the manufacturing and quality of the product while the AI sorts through the data and makes it clear and concise.
  • With the increased efficiency and integration of strong artificial intelligence some jobs will inevitably be taken over by machines.
  • As quickly as artificial intelligence is advancing, there are still challenges that need to be overcome before there is a full shift towards strong AI use.
  • This data is the basis for the central concept of artificial intelligence: machine learning.

This year, 2017, has been dubbed the year artificial intelligence (AI). With developers already beginning to innovate and improve the technologies that already exist, the potential growth in the field is undeniable. The question of strong artificial intelligence is not one of “if” but one of “when” and it is only a matter of time before artificial intelligence is fully integrated into our lives.  There are two main types of artificial intelligence to keep an eye out for: strong and weak.
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