Silicon Valley’s Futile Search for Utopia

Silicon Valley’s Futile Search for Utopia Via the ‘Perfect Algorithm’

I find myself thinking quite a bit about algorithms these days. The word itself derives from the Latinized name of the Persian scholar Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, reputedly the inventor of algebra, who flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate in ninth-century Baghdad. 1200 years later with the…

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Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence: What if we succeed?

Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence: What if we succeed?

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.

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AI will create $13 trillion in value by 2030

AI will create $13 trillion in value by 2030 | ZDNet

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.

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Dozens of ‘Mysterious Radio Bursts’ From Outer Space Are Detected

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.

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Auckland researchers make world-first discovery into artificial intelligence

Auckland researchers make world-first discovery into artificial intelligence

In a world first, AUT researchers have developed an artificial intelligence model, which can predict a person’s choices before they have even made up their mind. The work is based on a new type of artificial intelligence research called spiking neural networks, which was used to develop NeuCube, a machine learning system modelled on how the human brain learns and recognises patterns.

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