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With the last few years of progress in artificial intelligence, it is hard to look forward without excitement…and apprehension. .... The ability to sort fact from assertion is especially important because most scenarios of a super-intelligent AI breaking out of control have it first connecting to the internet as its ...
A group of international tech firms and venture capitalists injected almost £1 billion ($1.4 billion) into the U.K.'s artificial intelligence (AI) industry on Thursday. The deal was backed by Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain, Canadian venture capital firm Chrysalix, U.K. automaker Rolls-Royce, the ...

The U.S. government's “eye in the sky” is looking ahead to a future where much of its work will likely be aided by automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning. And this week at the 2018 GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, Florida, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency explored in depth how it is ...
The Trump administration is keenly interested in using artificial intelligence to help the military perform some of its key tasks more effectively and cheaply, the Defense Department's second most senior official told defense reporters in Washington on Tuesday. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, ...
To anyone paying even cursory attention to this issue, the legal, ethical, and political challenges of this are profound. Wars that increasingly involve (or are even between) intelligent machines consisting of swarms, cyber attacks, and robots will upend many of our current understandings of warfare, including ...
Was that poem written by an angsty middle schooler or an artificially intelligent algorithm? Is it easy to tell? Yeah, it's not easy for us, either. Or for poetry experts, for that matter. A team of researchers from Microsoft and Kyoto University developed a poet AI good enough to fool online judges, according to a ...

One area of technology that special operations forces have been shy to jump into is artificial intelligence, said Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. “We are still somewhat hesitant to take the big leap into machine learning,” Thomas told a huge audience of geospatial ...
While AI-controlled doomsday machines are considered unlikely, the hazards of artificial intelligence for nuclear security lie instead in its potential to encourage humans to take potentially apocalyptic risks, according to the paper. During the Cold War, the condition of mutual assured destruction maintained ...
Indeed, artificially intelligent intelligence systems, tied to AI-assisted command and control systems, can move decision support and decisionmaking to a speed vastly superior to the speeds of the traditional means of waging war. So fast will be this process, especially if coupled to automatic decisions to ...
While weapons shipments into Syria are not uncommon, these flights involving Iran have caught the attention of US intelligence because they occurred in the days after the April 13 US airstrikes on Assad regime targets. Rhetoric between Iran and Israel has also escalated in recent weeks over Tehran's ...
Most significantly, this self-operating machine was fully capable of independent thought and action — the first artificially intelligent construct of ancient legend. Artificial intelligence implementations are the stuff of silicon, not bronze and ichor. Yet AI, perhaps more than any other emerging technology, ...
A new documentary, "Intelligent Lives," challenges perceptions of intelligence in our society and questions what can really be determined about a person and their potential from intelligence testing. The film profiles three young adults with intellectual disabilities navigating high school, college and the ...
Under the hot Florida sun, hundreds of strawberry pickers dot the rows of Wish Farms. It is back-breaking labor as the pickers fold their bodies to lean over the plants. Their hands skim through the leaves to find the bright ripe strawberries. With a flick of their wrists they pop the berry from the stem, carefully ...
There are plenty of age-old myths about the “magical powers” of vegetables that parents have been spreading for years in a bid to diversify the diets of their stubborn and veg-averse children. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but the truth is that carrots probably won't help you see you see in the dark ...
Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at public events. But he decided to step on the stage and address the nation's largest gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals to relay a message that the military is in the market for ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - (WPRI) -- Some grocery stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are using artificial intelligence to catch shoplifters. The technology, called Stoplift, analyzes security video to automatically detect theft or errors at the checkout, according to Malay Kundu, the creator of Stoplift.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells CNN's Don Lemon that President Trump using a personal cell phone could potentially leak confidential information if it's not encrypted. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.

President Trump's nominee to be general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence last week learned that his confirmation vote is being delayed by a senator protesting the failure of the government intelligence chief to provide documents on the firing of longtime intelligence community ...
While many Republican elected officials had maintained a wary distance from their party's presidential nominee, Nunes, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was one of the few, not to mention one of the most prominent, to offer Trump his unequivocal support — which ...
These days, when presidents want to make policy, they often do it through their powers to regulate. The recent move by the Trump administration to relax fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles is one of many recent, high-profile examples. But federal agencies cannot just do whatever they want: There are ...
The news: A RAND Corporation report concludes that military adoption of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies could have a destabilizing effect over the next couple of decades, and lead one nation to take the nuclear option. Details: Strategic stability provided by “mutually assured ...
People continue to hear mentions of how AI will advance society, but the debate remains as to how AI can and should be applied in practicality and whether the promise is real. Today, many organisations continue to fail to effectively apply AI to solve specific business cases. The hype around AI has led to a ...
A ton of location data is being created by the movements of smartphone owners. Much of the attention is on marketing use cases: audience and competitive insights, offline attribution, store visits and similar use cases. However, the data has many other applications, including retail site selection, logistics ...
... the James Webb Space Telescope, and the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope. Deep learning and other machine learning methods could be powerful tools for making sense of these massive datasets. "This is the beginning of a very exciting time for using advanced artificial intelligence in astronomy," ...
The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence has spawned a fourth industrial revolution that has left many wondering where to next. After all, if robots can perform our roles at a much cheaper rate, what hope is there for gainful employment in years to come? But while the skeptics among us may ...
Thanks to climate change, the damage could double over the course of this century. Researchers use various modelling techniques to help forest managers predict which trees are at risk of damage, but none are sufficiently accurate. Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a big difference, however.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress made one thing clear: the government needs an Federal Artificial Intelligence Agency. .... society, is already working on guidelines it calls Algorithmic Bias Considerations to help with the “ethical alignment in intelligent and autonomous systems.
... innovative and intelligent industrial sector. The initiative seeks to create an innovative industry sector outside the traditional framework by: (1) providing live data on industrial opportunities, (2) enabling industries to harness the latest technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), big data and 3D printing ...
Intelligence agency hacks are different. Thankfully, experts say they are less worrying for most of us – in the short term, at least. Agencies with the ability to hack on a large scale will often allow an attack to spread to any vulnerable device, in the hope of hitting the home computer of a useful intelligence ...
And it's an instance of artificial intelligence at work. These days, the computer algorithms that allow Netflix or Amazon to make purchasing suggestions are a normal part of life. But sometimes, it's hard not to feel a sense of awe when a machine – that square and immobile box in the room—connects with you ...
The meditation app Calm teamed up with the tech team at Botnik to write a new Brothers Grimm-style fairy tale entirely through artificial intelligence. By inputting the data from existing Brothers Grimm stories and using predictive text technology (and with a few human writers stitching things together), the ...
It's the story of a lonely princess, a talking fox, and probably some Transformers or something. Anything is on the table when artificial intelligence is used to craft a Grimm's bedtime story. Botnik Studios has teamed up with meditative app Calm to create a new Grimms-style fairy tale to add to its collection of ...
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The United States and the United Kingdom are leading this initiative. Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain are also involved (see go.nature.com/2hebxnt). Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize this activity. Attacks and responses will become faster, more precise and more ...
Many segments of Hollywood are also showing interest in artificial intelligence and the wider area of machine learning, across production and postproduction, from script analysis and budgets to versioning, and from editing to visual effects and animation. Though filmmakers need to do their homework, ...
Across the many fields artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to, from journalism and translation to self-driving cars, AI is often seen by people as either a great solution or a terrible problem. However the truth lies somewhere in the middle, said Lisa-Maria Neudert, D.Phil. candidate at the Oxford Internet ...
This is what financial advice could look like in the age of artificial intelligence. With a computer handling everything from administrative back-office tasks to compliance, marketing and investment management, advisers would be free to spend their time expanding their businesses and serving their clients ...
The research group took advantage of a system at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) that combines machine learning—a form of artificial intelligence where computer algorithms glean knowledge from enormous amounts of data—with experiments that quickly make and screen ...
The Defense Department has plans to open a joint office focused on developing artificial intelligence prototypes. Michael Griffin, the newly appointed and first undersecretary of Defense for research and engineering, said Friday during a discussion at the Hudson Institute that his office is creating a so-called ...
In 2013, bestselling author Michael Simmons interviewed Ronald Burt, one of the world's top network scientists. He asked him about the number one best predictor of career success. Burt's response? An open network. An open network is a network where you are connected to different clusters of people ...
Artificial intelligence technologies aren't just being used to help computers more quickly recognize dogs in photos. Several businesses like Mastercard and fast-growing drone companies are exploring ways that AI technologies like machine learning can better verify people's identities and process ...
Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted in March, Facebook has been attempting to make a moral stand for your privacy, distancing itself from the unscrupulous practices of the U.K. political consultancy. “Protecting people's information is at the heart of everything we do,” wrote Paul Grewal, ...
A dynamic casually observed in many science classrooms has now been confirmed by research: Men overestimate their intelligence in STEM courses, while women underestimate their abilities. That's according to a study published this month in Advances in Physiology Education. This dynamic had ...
Adobe is mixing the robust tools of its professional video applications with the automation of artificial intelligence. Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show next week, the company announced several new features for both video and audio software, including Premiere Pro, After Effects ...
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke at Jack Morton Auditorium Monday about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the future of cybersecurity. The event, titled “Digital Technology and the Attack on Democratic Norms,” was a joint effort between the Elliott School ...
Or as Yann LeCun, head of AI research at Facebook, put it at a recent conference in Paris: "Even a rat has more consciousness than the best artificial intelligence systems we can build." Sure, computers can beat the world champion of "Go," instantly detect a mistake in your Google search entry or drive cars ...
According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple has hired Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea. Tim Cook made the announcement in an email to employees, noting that Giannandrea will official be the head of “machine learning and A.I. strategy.” ...
Artificial intelligence could help astronomers in the search for alien life, according to new research from Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. ... “We're currently interested in these ANNs for prioritizing exploration for a hypothetical, intelligent, interstellar spacecraft scanning an exoplanet system at ...
Yesterday, Google SVP of Engineering in charge of search and artificial intelligence John Giannandrea announced his departure from the company. Now the reason for that departure is clear: he's been hired by Apple to lead the company's "machine learning and A.I. strategy," reporting directly to CEO Tim ...
For all the hype about artificial intelligence, this much is true: AI can do some pretty amazing things. Whether correctly predicting consumer tastes in television shows or music, or finding the best route home in rush hour traffic, the possibilities seem endless. But technology still can't replace the human touch ...


 

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