If Hollywood movies are your only guide to Artificial Intelligence, we face a terrifying future in which machines become so clever that they dominate or even destroy us.
Andrew Ng is hunched over his smartphone, in a pantomime of key-pecking, squinting, typo-ridden discomfort. “This is how we do it today,” he says.
“And this is how we should be doing it,” says the chief scientist for Baidu, China’s largest search engine. He sits back in his chair, speaking to no one in particular with his phone placed on the table. The one-finger typing agony of millions of smartphone users should one day become a thing of the past, he says. All it would take is the creation of a reasonably accurate, pocket-sized electronic version of a human brain.
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There was a moment in popular culture when the vision for a the future included a teacher who looked a lot less human. In the 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons,” children attend classes taught by a purple and blue humanoid computer program, Ms. Brainmocker. That idea has resurfaced several times in the decades since — often as a monster-in-the-closet for teachers, but occasionally as an aide.
In some ways, it seems Ms. Brainmocker’s moment may be on the verge of arriving. Last week, Knewton announced the creation of an artificial intelligence program that automatically delivers content to students based on how they learn. Similar programs have begun to spring up, offering ways to automate at least some of the practices of a teacher. But as the market grows, the focus seems to be less on all-out replacements like Ms. Brainmocker and more on the blackboard, the books, and the homework she assigns. In short, many of the so-called “smart” technologies are intended to aid, not replace, teachers (at least in the U.S.). But making sure they do will require examining exactly how they fit into schools.
Can you still remember the days when choose-your-own adventure books were a thing? You could not only immerse yourself into the story but you were also able to craft your own way through the fantastic fictional saga. For me, the sense of freedom and immersion that these books offered could seldom be matched by the standard method of linear storytelling.
These books are pretty much non-existent these days but, thanks to some serious scientific prowess, we might seem them return with newfound glory.
As part of the BBC’s Intelligent Machines season, Google’s Eric Schmidt has penned an exclusive article on how he sees artificial intelligence developing, why it is experiencing such a renaissance and where it will go next.
Until recently, AI seemed firmly stuck in the realm of science fiction. The term “artificial intelligence” was coined 60 years ago – on August 31 1955, John McCarthy proposed a “summer research project” to work out how to create thinking machines.
Dell CEO Michael Dell announced Thursday that his company will be investing $125 billion in China over the next five years.
Computer manufacturer Dell Inc. will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, as part of a new strategy to expand in the world’s second-largest economy. The company’s CEO, Michael Dell, said in a statement Thursday that the investment would contribute $175 billion to imports and exports and help sustain one million jobs in the country.
An artificial intelligence programme to improve Tinder suggestions has been developed by Harm de Vries, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Montreal who was sick of swiping left. Signing up for an account was one of the first things he did upon arriving in the city in August 2014, but he was disappointed with the results. “Tinder kept offering me photos of women with lots of tattoos and piercings, even though I’d never chosen a single one. I don’t want to offend anyone, they’re simply not my type,” he explained. Noting that the app failed to take note of his user history in order to better target the women he might like, he developed new software, the details of which he published onArxiv. His work is supervised by professors Aaron Courville and Roland Memisevic who are with Yoshua Bengio’s lab in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research.