artificial intelligence News for August 12 2017

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Yoshua Bengio: Creating Human Level AI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xILOeonmQi4
In January 2017, AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio explores paths forward to human-level artificial intelligence and talks about breakthroughs in creating human level …

Artificial Intelligence – foundations of computational agents

We hope that you enjoy reading the book and that you get excited about the
development of artificial intelligence. Preface · 1 Artificial Intelligence and Agents.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) | Technology | The Guardian

Book of the day Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human
Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov review. Published: 4 Jun 2017.
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U.S. weighs restricting Chinese investment in artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials tell Reuters. Of particular concern is China’s interest in fields such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, which have increasingly attracted Chinese capital in recent years. The U.S. government is now looking to strengthen the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the inter-agency committee that reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies on national security grounds. An unreleased Pentagon report, viewed by Reuters, warns that China is skirting U.S. oversight and gaining access to sensitive technology through transactions that currently don’t trigger CFIUS review. “We’re examining CFIUS to look at the long-term health and security of the U.S. economy, given China’s predatory practices” in technology, said a Trump administration official, who was not authorized to speak publicly. “Artificial intelligence is one of many leading-edge technologies that China seeks and that has potential military applications,” said the Cornyn aide, who declined to be identified. “The Chinese have found a way around our protections, our safeguards, on technology transfer in foreign investment. And they’re using it to pull ahead of us, both economically and militarily,” Lewis said. Some industry experts warn that stronger U.S. regulations may not succeed in halting technology transfer and might trigger retaliation by China, with economic repercussions for the United States. In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Chinese investment should not be “Politically overinterpreted” or “Interfered with politically”. AI’S ROLE IN DRONE WARFARE. Concerns about Chinese inroads into advanced technology come as the U.S. military looks to incorporate elements of artificial intelligence and machine learning into its drone program. Research firm CB Insights says it has tracked 29 investors from mainland China investing in U.S. artificial intelligence companies since the start of 2012. “When the Chinese make an investment in an early stage company developing advanced technology, there is an opportunity cost to the U.S., since that company is potentially off-limits for purposes of working with,” the report said. CHINESE INVESTMENT. China has made no secret of its ambition to become a major player in artificial intelligence, including through foreign acquisitions. The draft Pentagon report cautioned that one of the factors hindering U.S. government regulation was that many Chinese investments fall short of outright acquisitions that can trigger a CFIUS review.
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What is Artificial Intelligence? Webopedia Definition

Artificial intelligence is the branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans. Can Computers Exhibit Full AI? Currently, no computers exhibit full artificial intelligence. The best computer chess programs are now capable of beating humans. In the area of robotics, computers are now widely used in assembly plants, but they are capable only of very limited tasks. Games playing: programming computers to play games against human opponents. Expert systems: programming computers to make decisions in real-life situations natural language: programming computers to understand natural human languages neural networks: Systems that simulate intelligence by attempting to reproduce the types of physical connections that occur in animal brains. Robotics: programming computers to see and hear and react to other sensory stimuli. Natural-language processing offers the greatest potential rewards because it would allow people to interact with computers without needing any specialized knowledge. You could simply walk up to a computer and talk to it. Programming computers to understand natural languages has proved to be more difficult than originally thought. Some rudimentary translation systems that translate from one human language to another are in existence, but they are not nearly as good as human translators. In the early 1980s, expert systems were believed to represent the future of artificial intelligence and of computers in general. Many expert systems help human experts in such fields as medicine and engineering, but they are very expensive to produce and are helpful only in special situations. There are several programming languages that are known as AI languages because they are used almost exclusively for AI applications.
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Department of Computer Science

Since the early 1990’s, the Cornell CS department has developed one of the leading AI groups in the world, as can be seen by our record of awards, press mentions, and other recognition. Our relatively small size makes for a collaborative and cooperative environment within which a broad set of research groups flourish. Terminology notes: a “CS field member” is a Cornell faculty member who can serve as the official PhD advisor of Cornell CS PhD students.
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Finding Solace in Defeat by Artificial Intelligence – MIT …

A documentary about the superhuman Go program created by Google DeepMind shows us what it’s like to be superseded by artificial intelligence…
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‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless – The …

In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or …
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50 Companies Leading the Artificial Intelligence …

We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world. But which companies will lead the way? To help ­answer that question, research firm CB …
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