Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence  #ai

  • In terms of how this technology might transform the way we live, LeCun said that within the next few years or even decades, “there will be transformative applications” of artificial intelligence visible and accessible to everyone.
  • Artificial intelligence “is a very powerful technology,” he said, explaining that while he believes technologies in and of themselves are neutral, “it depends on what you end up using that technology for.
  • Artificial intelligence “would be a crucial key technology to facilitate communication between people,” he said, since the company’s main focus “is connecting people and we think that artificial intelligence has a big role to play there.”
  • As far as the discussion on artificial intelligence is concerned, Arber said it’s important to understand current developments, which include increasing dialogue as to whether research done on natural sciences can then be applied to the field of machinery and robotics.
  • A new conference at the Vatican drew experts in various fields of science and technology for a two-day dialogue on the “Power and Limits of Artificial Intelligence,” hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits and limits of advances in artificial intelligence.
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Facebook’s advice to students interested in artificial intelligence

  • Facebook turns its attention to the actual mechanics of getting a job in the field of machine learning.
  • Amazon isn’t playing nice with Plex’s new cloud service
  • Posted yesterday by John Mannes ( @JohnMannes )
  • Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process
  • Once there, students should work to address a specific problem and try to release a piece of open source code before all is said and done.

Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math. That’s the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook’s Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero..
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