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Artificial intelligence: can we control it? – FT.com

Scientists reckon there have been at least five mass extinction events in the history of our planet, when a catastrophically high number of species were wiped out in a relatively short period of time. We are possibly now living through a sixth –

This Chicago High School Student Uses Artificial Intelligence to Make Smarter Breast Cancer Diagnoses

GliaLab, co-founded by Chicago high school senior Abu Qader, wants to cut the human error out of diagnosing cancer. About 12% of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and there are expected to be close to 250,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2016 alone.

Is AI the Next Phase of Human Evolution?

The Vermont countryside provides a beautiful backdrop to the headquarters of the Terasem Movement Foundation, where Bruce Duncan is busy working on changing the future as we know it. Seeker Stories correspondent, Laura Ling, visited Terasem and Duncan to get a sense of what could be around the corner in artificial intelligence.

Can VR and artificial intelligence make a sex doll real? (The 3:59, Ep. 78)

We also talk about Facebook’s use of old phones to ensure it can reach everyone and Nest’s “next chapter” with a new camera.

Why artificial intelligence is enjoying a renaissance

Why artificial intelligence is enjoying a renaissance THE TERM “artificial intelligence” has been associated with hubris and disappointment since its earliest days. It was coined in a research proposal from 1956, which imagined that significant progress could be made in getting machines to “solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans…if a carefully selected group of scientists work on it together for a summer”.

AI trained to predict human interactions by binge-watching 600 hours of YouTube videos

MIT researchers have developed a form of artificial intelligence (AI) capable of accurately anticipating human interactions by training it to learn social cues from YouTube videos. It is hoped that the development will further progress in the field of computer vision, specifically towards creating intelligent systems capable of predicting events before they occur.

7 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Improving Consumer Experiences

Artificial intelligence (AI) is used for more than just collecting data and predicting outcomes. It can be used to create better consumer experiences in a multitude of ways. The more consumer-centric your services are, the higher the conversion rate your brand is going to notice.

Cognitive Security: How Artificial Intelligence Is Your New Best Friend

In this session, we’ll talk about how that artificial intelligence works, what it is capable of, and most importantly, how it can help your business.

Artificial intelligence drives new thinking on patent rights | Lexology

A new paradigm will shake up the IP landscape, as cognitive activities once performed by humans will now increasingly be performed by machines. Artificial intelligence and machine learning (collectively AI) are hot topics in almost every industry, affecting everything from robotics, autonomous vehicles, and consumer devices to health and pharmaceutical technologies.

Demis Hassabis | Towards General Artificial Intelligence | KurzweilAI

Dr. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition.