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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Robots learn to cook watching YouTube videos

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We have seen several robots that can cook but they mostly follow some level of pre-programmed instructions. One of the trickiest things about robotics is telling robots what to do and how to do it. That is especially tricky for the end user.  But, now we can all just sit back and let the robots learn things by watching YouTube videos. (Video)

 

 

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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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Elon Musk donates $10 million toward research of AI safety

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has donated $10 million for research of artificial intelligence safety.  Musk has said that AI is “potentially more dangerous than nukes” and that something similar to what happens in the movie The Terminator is plausible.   Continue reading… “Elon Musk donates $10 million toward research of AI safety”

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