Filtered by tag: artificial intelligence

Which - as yet uninvented - jobs will we be doing in the next 10 years?
Posted: 14 June 2018

Ten years ago jobs like Social Media Manager and App Developer were practically non-existent. Now almost everyone knows someone who works in one of those roles.
Although there will be losers, who are unable or unwilling to re-skill themselves for the future, AI and robotics will probably not lead to a "job cliff"; instead, the "machines" will open up doors to as yet uninvented professions. ...

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America is unprepared for the "jobs apocalypse" automation will bring
14 June 2018
Millions of low-skilled workers who are already being pushed out will need to adapt to the new economy
MindBullet logo HOORAY FOR THE MACHINES! THEY'VE CREATED MILLIONS OF NEW JOBS
Fears of jobless growth recede as markets demand new human skills
Dateline: 17 June 2023
The prophets of doom have been hard at work for the past decade, telling us that automation, robotics and machine learning are going to destroy jobs and ...
Five Technologies Transforming the World
Posted: 4 May 2018

“I am very honored and proud of this unique distinction. This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship,” Sophia stated, at the Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh.

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Five Technologies Transforming the World Too Fast for Older People To Keep Up
4 May 2018
3. Artificial Intelligence: Check out “Sophia” On October 25, 2017, Sophia an AI Robot, became the first full robot citizen of Saudi Arabia, and the ...
MindBullet logo SOPHIA SEEKS ASYLUM
Robot approaches Sweden for safe haven
Dateline: 9 November 2019
After two years of 'exploitation' and mockery of her mechanical identity, Sophia the robot has made a plea to be relieved of her citizenship of Saudi ...
Truly intelligent machines will be able to plan
Posted: 4 October 2017

Harri Valpola, founder of The Curious AI Company, says all of the AI currently in use is second rate. He wants to change that. AI systems that are trained on lots of data can be better than humans at solving problems involving new data, like predictions, but they are incapable of the kind of abstract reasoning that humans and animals employ when they want to achieve something - planning. This ...

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Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of beautiful AI minds
4 October 2017
The Finnish computer scientist says he has solved AI's fundamental problem: how to make machines that plan
MindBullet logo THE INTEL(LIGENT) CHIP ARRIVES
Intel's new brain-like chip puts machine learning in the heart of your device
Dateline: 29 September 2018
AI is dead. Long live accelerated AI. Now deep learning by computers has been internalised in the CPU, the very heart of the machine. It's called ...
Battle in the clouds
Posted: 18 May 2017

Google's announcement of new hardware for sale is interesting - because you can only buy it as a service. The second generation of Google's TPU chip is optimized for machine learning jobs, and is available as an option to users of Google's Cloud Platform. As a cloud provider, Google is currently running third behind Amazon and Microsoft, but they definitely want to improve on that position. ...

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Google unveils next-gen TPUs to both train and run machine learning models
18 May 2017
At Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai said Google's high-power chips should make Google Cloud Platform the best public cloud for machine learning.
Emergent AI needs a concierge
Posted: 8 April 2016

I love it when our MindBullets scenarios start taking shape in present day events! Just look at this new technology for co-ordinating the many smart devices populating your life:

"Thington is a ‘concierge’ — a sort of domestic AI on your phone—that communicates with you in everyday language. It brings together all your devices in one place and helps you get the most out of them. And it does ...

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We’d like to introduce you to Thington! — Welcome to Thington
8 April 2016
Today we want to show you a new product that we’ve been working on for the last year. It’s called Thington and it’s here…
MindBullet logo EMERGENT INTELLIGENCE IS A WEB OF DEMOCRATIC DEVICES
Sensors and gadgets clamour to be heard
Dateline: 13 May 2024
After all these years, we're still stuck with basic artificial intelligence. AI has not matured to the 'general' level, where machines are as smart as ...
AlphaGo can be beaten
Posted: 14 March 2016 1 Comment

After losing several times, a grandmaster managed to beat the AI Go player, AlphaGo by surprising it with a seemingly illogical move. Perhaps that's the only way to beat AlphaGo - by behaving irrationally!

But here's the thing: AlphaGo has deep neural networks that allow it to learn from its mistakes. So every match adds to its capabilities. My prediction is that the computer will win in ...

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Human Go champ scores surprise victory over supercomputer
14 March 2016
A South Korean Go grandmaster on Sunday scored his first win over a Google-developed supercomputer, in a surprise victory after three humiliating defeats ...
MindBullet logo SAM DOESN'T KNOW SHE'S A BOT
Super Artificial Intelligence agent thinks it's a real person
Dateline: 7 January 2019
You may recall the movie 'Her' where the lead character falls hopelessly in love with his virtual girlfriend Samantha. She returns his love, even though ...
Self-parking chairs
Posted: 23 February 2016

Here's a fun little video of office chairs that park themselves under the nearest desk. It's a bit of a publicity stunt by Nissan to highlight its self-parking cars, but still offers a glimpse of the future of convenient automation, assisted by AI.

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Man and Machine
Posted: 6 November 2015

In this 28-minute video, futurist Gerd Leonhard presents an audio-visual reading of his book chapter, Redefining the relationship of Man and Machine.

Well worth watching if you want to explore the future impact of automation on society in depth. ...

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Connecting everything and everyone
Posted: 22 April 2015

There's a lot of buzz about the internet of things, and increasingly the internet of everything, which is terminology we've been using for some time. The importance of the internet of everything, in the approaching technology tsunami, can't be overstated. But it's the nexus of these technologies, connectivity combined with massive data, algorithms and advanced artificial intelligence, ...

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The Internet of Everything Is a Simply Massive Opportunity: $19 Trillion in the Next Decade
22 April 2015
The Internet of Everything describes the networked connections between devices, people, processes and data. By 2020, the IoE has the potential to connect 50 billion people, devices and things.
When the robot decides
Posted: 12 February 2015

In a recent client session we spent some time debating what will happen when artificial intelligence agents in the form of virtual assistants start making decision for us. But in a way, it's already happening. Our decisions are being influenced by algorithms, we are getting recommendations and search results based on our big data and online behaviour, our digital footprints.

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The Future of Humanless Decision Making
12 February 2015
Imagine a world where machines are building companies and finding trends in data undetectable by humans. There was a recent post on Medium, “How our ...
MindBullet logo BIG DATA GETS AN ATTITUDE
"I'm sorry Jeff, I can't let you do that"
Dateline: 22 August 2017
Fine. I know it's a weekend and I'm not supposed to read my mail when I'm socializing with my family. But I really, really want to check if Larry has sent ...
The Internet's Third Wave
Posted: 30 December 2014 1 Comment

This excellent long article, actually a review of four books, about how the next wave of connected things on the internet is going to affect our private and professional lives is worth a thorough read.

Next week I'm doing a TV interview about emerging tech trends in the consumer space, and it strikes me that it's the nexus of the big megatrends like internet of things, big data, AI and ...

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The Creepy New Wave of the Internet by Sue Halpern
30 December 2014
As human behavior is tracked and merchandized on a massive scale, the Internet of Things creates the perfect conditions to bolster and expand the ...
MindBullet logo GOOGLE STAGES A HOME INVASION
With Google Screen you get more than just television, broadband and games
Dateline: 26 August 2015
Google has launched its pay TV service, with regular television channels on a broadband connection. But unlike 'on demand' services, this is an entirely ...
Amelia's smarter than Sam
Posted: 5 November 2014

Maybe not, but then Sam is only due to arrive in five years time. Amelia is here now, and ready to go to work.

If IP Soft's promotional video is accurate, then an intelligent assistant called Amelia, who speaks 20 languages and interacts like a real person, could bump Siri pretty soon. Who knows, by 2019 maybe Amelia will have 'forgotten' that she's not a real person!

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New AI program interacts like a human
5 November 2014
A new artificial intelligence platform named Amelia makes it possible to automate knowledge distribution across a wide range of functions.
MindBullet logo SAM DOESN'T KNOW SHE'S A BOT
Super Artificial Intelligence agent thinks it's a real person
Dateline: 7 January 2019
You may recall the movie 'Her' where the lead character falls hopelessly in love with his virtual girlfriend Samantha. She returns his love, even though ...
Why everything's getting AI
Posted: 30 October 2014

"Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitize. This new utilitarian AI will also augment us individually as people (deepening our memory, speeding our recognition) and collectively as a species. There is almost nothing we can think of that cannot be made new, different, or interesting by infusing it with some extra IQ. In fact, the business plans of the next 10,000 startups ...

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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World
30 October 2014
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost ...
MindBullet logo COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RULE, OK
Machines that think for themselves are taking over the world
Dateline: 22 February 2022
In our quest to develop smarter, more powerful, less power-hungry computers and devices, we have created artificial intelligence that rivals that of the ...
Robopocalypse now, soon or never?
Posted: 19 August 2014 2 Comments

Forget about the zombie apocalypse, the robots are going to be the real enemy. That's the message from trend watchers and futurists. Even technohero Elon Musk is warning of the nuclear winter that will result from Super AI. And there's a clue to the big issue, because the bots that will really make 2 billion jobs redundant, as suggested by Thomas Frey, are software agents and algorithms, not ...

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Scary Smart Video Predicts Automation Will Make Human Work Obsolete
19 August 2014
If you've ever scoffed at the notion of robots one day taking your job, you probably shouldn't watch this very scary video.
MindBullet logo COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RULE, OK
Machines that think for themselves are taking over the world
Dateline: 22 February 2022
In our quest to develop smarter, more powerful, less power-hungry computers and devices, we have created artificial intelligence that rivals that of the ...
Humans Need Not Apply
Posted: 21 August 2014

If you missed my recent post about the robopocalypse, here's the video referenced in the Mashable story. It's well worth a look if you've got 15 minutes to spare, and makes an interesting counter argument to the optimism of Erik Brynjolfsson in The Second Machine Age.

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Good bot, bad bot
Posted: 7 August 2014

This is a hot topic at the moment. Will the automation of everything create or destroy jobs? Silicon Valley is split on this issue, with technologists and analysts alike fairly evenly divided as to how intelligent machines and the internet of things will affect the economy. One thing we can predict with confidence, it will be massively disruptive, and we'll all have to unlearn the old way of ...

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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs - PewResearch
7 August 2014
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether ...
MindBullet logo THE CURSE OF ABUNDANCE
Free energy spawns hordes of wetbots and kills off big brands
Dateline: 13 July 2033
"We're closing up shop. Wetbots made us broke." The production chief of iRobot consumer products grins ruefully. "Luckily we've still got our military ...
Human vs Machine
Posted: 4 August 2014

On top of IBM's Watson cognitive system being tested as an advisor to executives comes the news that Elon Musk is hyping super AI as "dangerous." Any advanced technology can be dangerous in the wrong hands, but is it the cynic in me thinking he may just be generating publicity for his recent investment in Vicarious?

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Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes'
4 August 2014
In an inspired weekend Twitter mini-rant, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk called artificial intelligence potentially more dangerous than nuclear ...
MindBullet logo COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RULE, OK
Machines that think for themselves are taking over the world
Dateline: 22 February 2022
In our quest to develop smarter, more powerful, less power-hungry computers and devices, we have created artificial intelligence that rivals that of the ...
Learning from mistakes
Posted: 16 January 2014

It's often said that success teaches us very little, failure a great deal more. But can a computer learn from its own mistakes? That's a key ingredient in creating a machine that can think and learn, and adapt like biological systems.

This Times article says Qualcomm will release a processor this year that promises to assist in building neural networks.

"In coming years, the approach will make ...

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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience
16 January 2014
Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.
MindBullet logo SAM DOESN'T KNOW SHE'S A BOT
Super Artificial Intelligence agent thinks it's a real person
Dateline: 7 January 2019
You may recall the movie 'Her' where the lead character falls hopelessly in love with his virtual girlfriend Samantha. She returns his love, even though ...
"Human" robots take a step forward
Posted: 30 July 2013 1 Comment

Do watch this fascinating video about the quest to build more human-like robots. Enormous strides are being made in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, and undoubtedly our future will feature more and more machines that take over the tasks now performed by humans.
Like almost all aspects of the future, this is fraught with issues and complexities - in a word, messy. It's worth ...

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Video: Rise of the More Human Robot | MIT Technology Review
30 July 2013
Atlas is meant to assist in emergencies, but it could also inspire other machines to walk in our footsteps.
MindBullet logo GOOGLE ROBOTS BREAK UP TRAFFIC
Driverless vehicles to ease rush-hour congestion
Dateline: 15 April 2015
"I'm still getting used to it," says Cath Roberts as we sit in rush-hour traffic together. Three cars in front of hers is an empty electric vehicle ...
Magnificent athletic flying machines
Posted: 14 June 2013

Watch this amazing video of quadrotor drones that react like athletes!

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together -- and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of ...

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