People in Britain are more scared of the artificial intelligence embedded in household devices and self-driving cars than in systems used for predictive policing or diagnosing diseases. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Society, which is billed as the first in-depth look at how the public perceives the risks and benefits associated with machine learning, a key AI technique.
New research published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior shows how machine learning can help identify suicidal behavior using a person’s spoken or written words. The technology was able to pinpoint which participants in the study were suicidal, mentally ill but not suicidal, or neither in the vast majority of cases.
According to a leading AI scientist employed by the company, Artificial intelligence that can emulate human reasoning and even emotions is within Google’s reach. Continue reading… “Google could be on the brink of AI capable of natural conversation”
Is artificial intelligence really an “existential threat” to humanity? Some very smart people: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford ProfessorNick Bostrom, really think so. Continue reading… “Why tech leaders are really scared of A.I.”
Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.