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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 7th)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Google’s AlphaGo AI Secretively Won More Than 50 Straight Games Against the World’s Top Go Players Zheping Huang | QUARTZ “On Jan. 4, after winning more than 50 games against several of the world’s best Go players, Ke included, a user registered with an ID of “Master” on two Chinese board game platforms came […]

How to Train AI to Do Everything in the Digital Universe

To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely. –Maria Montessori There’s a kindergarten I walk past on the way to work, and I can’t help but peek inside everyday. The classroom — packed with toys and puzzles, music and books, flower planters and even an occasional […]

The AI Conversation Has Exploded This Decade With Big Advances

Discussion of artificial intelligence has skyrocketed since the end of the last decade, according to a new analysis looking at public perception of the technology. The paper by Stanford computer science PhD Ethan Fast and Eric Horvitz, a distinguished …

We’ll Soon Trust AI More Than Doctors to Diagnose Disease

It probably goes without saying, but medicine has improved a lot in modern times. No one would willingly go back to the days of sketchy anesthetics and experimental surgery. We know a lot more about what ails the body and how to treat disease. But could we do better? Sure. Some conditions yet confound doctors. Patients still suffer. As much as the situation has improved—some things haven’t changed a bit. “If you go into your… read more

8 Takes on the Rise of AI and Its Implications

In recent years, it’s been exciting watching advances in AI like IBM’s Watson smashing humans at Jeopardy and Google’s AlphaGo AI beating champions at the game of Go a decade earlier than expected. But the sophisticated algorithms under the hood are really the stars of the show. These powerful computing systems are fundamentally changing industries and automating a growing number of day-to-day tasks. At the same time, AI still isn’t perfect, and we’ve seen hints of its potential dark side. Our… read more

A Look at IBM’s Watson 5 Years After Its Breathtaking Jeopardy Debut

The year was 2012, and IBM’s AI software Watson was in the midst of its heyday. Watson beat two of Jeopardy’s all-time champions a year earlier in 2011, and the world was stunned. It was the first widespread and successful demonstration of a natural language processing computer of its class. Combined with the popularity of Jeopardy, Watson became an immediate mainstream icon. Later in 2012, IBM announced one of the first major practical partnerships for… read more

How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer

How do intelligent minds learn? Consider a toddler navigating her day, bombarded by a kaleidoscope of experiences. How does her mind discover what’s normal happenstance and begin building a model of the world? How does she recognize unusual events and incorporate them into her worldview? How does she understand new concepts, often from just a single example? These are the same questions machine learning scientists ask as they inch closer to AI that matches —… read more

Long Promised Artificial Intelligence Is Looming—and It’s Going to Be Amazing

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That didn’t happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky’s 1970 prediction that “in from three to eight years we will have a machine with the general intelligence of an average human being,” we still consider that a feat of science… read more

What Happens If Society Is Too Slow to Absorb Technological Change?

It’s tempting to dub 2016 the “Year of Artificial Intelligence.” This is the year AI has hit the public consciousness hard. Whether calls for universal basic… read more

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 2)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: How Google Plans to Solve Artificial Intelligence Tom Simonite | MIT Technology Review  “It’s supposed to be just an early checkpoint in an effort Hassabis describes as the Apollo program of artificial intelligence, aimed at “solving intelligence, and then using that to solve everything else”…Hassabis wants to create what he calls general artificial intelligence—something that, like a human, can learn to take on just about any task.” ROBOTICS: What Is a Robot? Adrienne LaFrance | The Atlantic “What is a robot, anyway? This has become an increasingly difficult question to answer. Yet it’s a crucial one…Whether we will end up… read more