Who is set to make money from the coming AI boom?

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Many people predict that artificial intelligence is about to take off in a big way.  A new report from Goldman Sachs defines AI as “any intelligence exhibited by machines or software.”  That can mean machines that make that make sense of huge amounts of disparate data, or that learn and improve their operations over time. Continue reading… “Who is set to make money from the coming AI boom?”

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Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz contradicts Musk, Hawking, Gates, says artificial intelligence not a threat

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Microsoft head of research Eric Horvitz says, in contrast to what others, such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have said, that even though machines will likely achieve a human-like consciousness but do not pose a threat to the survival of mankind. Continue reading… “Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz contradicts Musk, Hawking, Gates, says artificial intelligence not a threat”

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Ray Kurzweil believes we don’t need to fear artificial intelligence

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Ray Kurzweil:  Stephen Hawking, the pre-eminent physicist, recently warned that artificial intelligence (AI), once it surpasses human intelligence, could pose a threat to the existence of human civilization. Elon Musk, the pioneer of digital money, private spaceflight and electric cars, has voiced similar concerns.

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Artificial intelligence is not a threat, it’s a tool

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It’s a mistake to worry about us developing malevolent AI anytime soon.

Rodney Brooks – There has been several articles in the press recently, and several high profile people who are in tech but not AI, speculating about the dangers of malevolent AI being developed, and how we should be worried about that possibility. Should we be worried?

 

 

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The global impact of AI-driven mental health care

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Ellie is the world’s first AI-psychologist. Developed by DARPA and researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Ellie is a diagnostic tool capable of reading 60 non-verbal cues a second—everything from eye-gaze to face tilt to voice tone—in the hopes of identifying the early warning signs of depressions and (part of the long term goal) stemming the rising tide of soldier suicide.

 

 

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Peering into the future of AI and robot brains

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Baby X, a 3D-simulated human child.

Zoltan Istvan writes In Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future? on Slate:

“The singularity people (many at Singularity University) don’t like the term transhumanism. Transhumanists don’t like posthumanism. Posthumanists don’t like cyborgism. And cyborgism advocates don’t like the life extension tag. If you arrange the groups in any order, the same enmity occurs.”

 

 

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Artificial intelligence is the key to unlocking big data

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AI will bring together big data and other sources of information to create large and informative data pictures.

There are endless debates on big data and how best to utilize it, but the debates rarely come to a satisfactory conclusion. However, it is technology that will unlock the benefits, and narrow artificial intelligence in particular that will bring together big data and other sources of information to create large and informative data pictures.

 

 

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Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs

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How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future?

A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in AI and robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.

 

 

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Artificial intelligence is more dangerous than nuclear weapons: Elon Musk

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AI is something all of us should “keep an eye on.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told CNBC back in June that he’d invested in a company called Vicarious that is developing products and services based on artificial intelligence. Musk wasn’t interested in the firm because of that. Instead he was backing the form “to keep an eye on” unforeseen terrifying scenarios where the products began to threaten humanity.

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Artificial Intelligence will be Crashing the Stock Market in 3, 2, 1…

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Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning that it has the potential of outsmarting humans in the financial markets. But few people realize that we are already in imminent danger of this happening.

 

 

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