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Artificial Intelligence Has a ‘Sea of Dudes’ Problem

Earlier this month, Bill Gates took the stage at the Recode conference to talk about philanthropy with his wife, Melinda. They discussed mobile payments, contraception, and billionaires giving away their fortunes. Then the conversation turned to artificial intelligence, and Gates grinned and swiveled in his giant red leather chair.

New artificial intelligence system can predict human actions – The Economic Times

BOSTON: In a breakthrough, scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system – using videos from YouTube and popular TV shows – that can predict whether two people will hug, kiss or shake hands.

The Brain Debate: what are the pros and cons of artificial intelligence? | Media | The Drum

There are some very good questions being asked about artificial intelligence, and some very good answers on both sides from some very intelligent people. But which do you find more convincing? The Drum presents the case for and against as part of a recently published issue of the magazine, guest edited using AI.

At Stanford, experts explore artificial intelligence’s social benefits | Stanford News

As artificial intelligence emerges from science fiction to everyday life, the power to shape and direct this world-changing technology remains within society’s reach. That overarching theme animated a crowd of more than 300 people at a Stanford event Thursday evening. The discussion was titled, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Topics and Societal Benefit.”

Man-machine collaboration at heart of new Artificial Intelligence XPrize

​Registration has just opened up for an all new XPrize, focusing on getting humans collaborating better with AI tech to solve major global issues. Unlike previous competitions, the IBM Watson AI XPrize doesn’t feature a set of pre-determined goals, but challenges teams to come up with their own.

Artificial intelligence can diagnose breast cancer with 92 percent accuracy

With the help of artificial intelligence, doctors can potentially improve their accuracy in diagnosing cancer and other diseases, researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have shown.

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Panel To Explore The Future Of Artificial Intelligence | Scope Blog

The Stanford campus has been buzzing this week over the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which kicked off here yesterday. This three-day event unites an estimated 1,500 entrepreneurs, academics and investors from around the world in a series of talks and panels designed to spark new ideas and partnerships.

Why artificial intelligence could replace exams: Professor Rose Luckin speaks on Radio 4

Speaking with Claudia Hammond on Radio 4’s ‘All in the Mind’ programme, Professor Rose Luckin argues that artificial intelligence (AI) could remove the anxiety around school exams. New research being undertaken by the Knowledge Lab suggests that AI could be used to carry out much more nuanced assessments than the current approach, which only gives a snapshot of a student’s ability.

What Is Artificial Intelligence?

When most people think of artificial intelligence (AI) they think of HAL 9000 from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Data from “Star Trek,” or more recently, the android Ava from “Ex Machina.” But to a computer scientist that isn’t what AI necessarily is, and the question “what is AI?”

Artificial intelligence software to turn smartphones into eye-tracking device | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new artificial intelligence software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device. Eye-tracking technology – which can determine where in a visual scene people are directing their gaze – has been widely used in psychological experiments and marketing research, but the required pricey hardware has kept it from finding consumer applications.