The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI  #AI

  • ‘Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the rising power of artificial intelligence.
  • The car didn’t follow a single instruction provided by an engineer or programmer.
  • Getting a car to drive this way was an impressive feat.
  • But it’s also a bit unsettling, since it isn’t completely clear how the car makes its decisions.

‘Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the rising power of artificial intelligence. The car didn’t follow a single instruction provided by an engineer or programmer. Instead, it relied entirely on an algorithm that had taught itself to drive by watching a human do it.
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Stephen Hawking Finally Revealed His Plan for Preventing an AI Apocalypse

Stephen Hawking Finally Revealed His Plan for Preventing an #AI Apocalypse  via @Futurism

  • Hawking has expressed his opinions about topics that range from extraterrestrial life to artificial intelligence (AI), and of the latter, he has serious misgivings.
  • But like many other scientists and thinkers in today’s world, Hawking is concerned that the rise of AI is bringing with it various negative side effects.
  • He’s also worried that AI may take over the world or, worse yet, end it.
  • Our best bet against this AI uprising, he now tells The Times, is the creation of “some form of world government” that could control the technology.
  • Those institutions, such as the Partnership on AI and the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund (or AI Fund), have begun developing guidelines or frameworks for developing AI more conscientiously.

This would prevent tech from destroying humanity.
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Tesla will rule the car world

#Tesla will rule the car world  #machinelearning #renewables #Autonomousvehicles

  • Musk doesn’t want Tesla to be the next GM. He wants to transform the car industry.
  • But if you focus on that, you miss that the company’s total production of Teslas rose 64% year over year in 2016.
  • Tesla is betting that by giving the world default standards, it will end up profiting.
  • Tesla will rule the car world
  • True, Tesla didn’t quite make its goal of 80,000 cars in 2016 .

Some people still doubt Tesla. Elon Musk is laughing all the way to the future.
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How To Teach Robots Morality

Most questions of relativism are being set aside as US military remains chief patron of #AI

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Robots are becoming smarter and more autonomous, and now researchers are working on their moral compasses. Yet developing moral robots comes with a host of technical and ethical challenges.
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BMW sees new opportunities in artificial intelligence

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  • BMW sees new opportunities in artificial intelligence
  • The week’s spotlight fell on BMW’s 100th birthday celebration and on the new and highly visionary BMW VISION NEXT 100 concept.
  • Krueger says BMW’s Vision Next 100 self-driving concept already showcases such advances.
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  • “The companion in the Vision Next 100 car is just that: a real companion that gets to know you as a person and responds to you as an individual,” Krueger said.

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BMW is hiring experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence as it develops the Vision Next 100 into a flagship production model due to launch in 2021


BMW sees new opportunities in artificial intelligence

Google Deep Learning Founder says Tesla’s Autopilot system is ‘irresponsible’

Google Deep Learning Founder says Tesla’s Autopilot system is ‘irresponsible’

  • Tesla will prioritize Model 3 reservations for current Tesla owners over non-owners
  • It doesn’t seem fair for Ng to ask not to ship the Autopilot, which is extremely useful to tens of thousands of Tesla owners, just because a few of them are abusing the system.
  • Following a few recent accidents in the past weeks, Tesla received some criticisms over its approach on releasing semi-autonomous features.
  • One of the most severe criticism came from renowned scientist Andrew NG who said that it was plainly “irresponsible” for Tesla to ship the Autopilot.
  • It’s still difficult to agree with Ng’s claim of creating a “false sense of safety” when Tesla asks drivers to “prepare to take immediate corrective action” and even recommend to keep their hands on the wheel – it doesn’t do much to create a sense of safety.

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Tesla Model 3 exclusive leaked specs: 0-60 under 4 sec fast and 300+ mile range options (Update: Base 6 sec 0-60 and 215 mile range)


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EmTech Digital 2016: How AI Will Affect You

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