NEW YORK (AFP) – The public is broadly fearful that automation will lead to significant job losses, with many populations skeptical the technologies will boost economic efficiency, according to a survey of 10 countries released Thursday.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Stuart Russell is a professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley as well as co-author of the most popular textbook in the field – Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.
There used to be only three ways off of a kidney transplant waiting list. The first was to find a healthy person from within one’s own pool of friends and family, who perfectly matched both the recipient’s blood and tissue types, and possessed a spare kidney he or she was willing to part with.
Consultant firm McKinsey reckons artificial intelligence (AI) will boost productivity way more than the steam engine was able to in the 1800s. McKinsey’s latest forecast of AI’s impact on the global economy is that it will have generated $13 trillion in economic activity across the world by 2030, despite causing upheaval for many people.
Dozens of ‘mysterious radio bursts’ from outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence
AN artificial intelligence program hunting for alien life in the universe has picked up dozens of mysterious radio bursts. The Breakthrough Listen has detected 72 new fast radio bursts (FRBs) coming from a galaxy three billion light years from earth. Scientists have named the source of these signals, way outside the Milky Way galaxy, “repeater” FRB 121102.
US and UK manufacturers have been told future robot minds are capable of mass murder. The warning comes after a Campaign to Stop Killer Robots report said autonomous machines used for warfare are poised for mass production. But computer engineer Subhash Kak said machines this advanced in future could be radicalised like the human mind.
A Samsung chief has revealed the company is spending billions of dollars on artificial intelligence, and hopes to convince you there’s nothing to fear. His comments at this week’s IFA tech show in Berlin go against countless warnings over AI from the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.
History does not always make things easy for geniuses. When John McCarthy (1927-2011) was born in Boston on the eve of the Great Recession to a humble family of European immigrants, little seemed to presage that this child prodigy was to become a worthy successor to Alan Turing.