artificial intelligence News for August 05 2017

Andrew Ng: Artificial Intelligence is the New Electricity

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Baidu chief scientist, Coursera co-founder, and Stanford adjunct professor Andrew Ng spoke at the Stanford MSx Future …

The Great A.I. Awakening

Speech recognition didn’t work very well until Brain undertook an effort to revamp it; the application of machine learning made its performance on Google’s mobile platform, Android, almost as good as human transcription. Google Brain’s members, who pushed and helped oversee the Translate project, believe that such a machine would be on its way to serving as a generally intelligent all-encompassing personal digital assistant. The first story, the story of Google Translate, takes place in Mountain View over nine months, and it explains the transformation of machine translation. A number of the Google engineers had taken to referring to Project Marvin by another name: Google Brain. For the Google Brain team or for nearly everyone else who works in machine learning in Silicon Valley, that view is entirely beside the point.
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Artificial Intelligence – ScienceDirect.com

The online version of Artificial Intelligence at ScienceDirect.com, the world’s
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Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human Performance

Artificial intelligence is changing the world and doing it at breakneck speed. The promise is that intelligent machines will be able to do every task better and more cheaply than humans. That raises an interesting question: when will artificial intelligence exceed human performance? More specifically, when will a machine do your job better than you? They surveyed the world’s leading researchers in artificial intelligence by asking them when they think intelligent machines will better humans in a wide range of tasks. The experts that Grace and co coopted were academics and industry experts who gave papers at the International Conference on Machine Learning in July 2015 and the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in December 2015. These are two of the most important events for experts in artificial intelligence, so it’s a good bet that many of the world’s experts were on this list. Grace and co asked them all-1,634 of them-to fill in a survey about when artificial intelligence would be better and cheaper than humans at a variety of tasks. The experts predict that AI will outperform humans in the next 10 years in tasks such as translating languages, writing high school essays, and driving trucks. AI won’t be better than humans at working in retail until 2031, able to write a bestselling book until 2049, or capable of working as a surgeon until 2053. Google’s DeepMind subsidiary has already developed an artificial intelligence capable of beating the best humans. The experts go on to predict a 50 percent chance that AI will be better than humans at more or less everything in about 45 years. According to some energy experts, cost-effective fusion energy is about 40 years away-but it always has been. Forty years is an important number when humans make predictions because it is the length of most people’s working lives. While North American researchers expect AI to outperform humans at everything in 74 years, researchers from Asia expect it in just 30 years.
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Is China Outsmarting America in A.I?

Having already spent billions on research programs, China is readying a new multibillion-dollar initiative to fund moonshot projects, start-ups and academic research, all with the aim of growing China’s A.I. capabilities, according to two professors who consulted with the government on the plan. China’s private companies are pushing deeply into the field as well, though the line between government and private in China sometimes blurs. Baidu – often called the Google of China and a pioneer in artificial-intelligence-related fields, like speech recognition – this year opened a joint company-government laboratory partly run by academics who once worked on research into Chinese military robots. China is spending more just as the United States cuts back. “The difference is that China seems to think it’s a race and America doesn’t.” In Suzhou, leading artificial intelligence companies can get about $800,000 in subsidies for setting up shop locally, while Shenzhen, in southern China, is offering $1 million to support any A.I. project established there. On a national level, China is working on a system to predict events like terrorist attacks or labor strikes based on possible precursors like labor strife. A paper funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China showed how facial recognition software can be simplified so that it can be more easily integrated with cameras across the country. China is preparing a concerted nationwide push, according to the two professors who advised on the effort but declined to be identified, because the effort has not yet been made public. Authorities in China are now bringing top-down attention to fixing the problem of too much top-down control. At the moment, cooperation and exchanges in artificial intelligence between the United States and China are largely open, at least from the American side. While there are government and private pushes out of China, it is difficult to tell which is which, as Baidu shows. In March 2016, a Google artificial intelligence system, AlphaGo, beat a South Korean player at the complicated strategy game Go, which originated in China. Artificial intelligence may help China better censor the internet, a task that often blocks Chinese researchers from finding vital information.
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Artificial intelligence – CNET

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15 Game-Changing Artificial Intelligence Startups | Inc.com

You don’t have to be a Go champion to have artificial intelligence change your game. Artificial intelligence touches lives every day. You get in your car, and your …
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Artificial intelligence | Dezeen

The latest in artificial intelligence design including products on show at Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and Google’s first non-human driver.
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas. A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become “real” so that he can …
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