artificial intelligence News for August 22 2017

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics on the Road to Superintelligence

The progress of technology over time, the human brain Vs the future, and the future of artificial intelligence. Article: …

One of Google’s Top Scientists Shares Artificial Intelligence’s Toughest Challenge It Must Overcome

Google may be an “AI first” company, but few people who work there actually use the term artificial intelligence. That’s because it doesn’t actually describe the seismic shift currently happening across all of the Alphabet Inc. unit’s products. The better word for that process is machine learning, which is the technology that’s making our computers think and act more like humans, said Peter Norvig, an AI scientist and a director of research at Google. “Sundar has come out and said we’re an AI first company, and that’s a pretty bold statement,” Norvig told The Street. “Internally we use machine learning more…it’s what we’re going to use to become an AI-first company.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been charting a transformation at the company ever since he took over as chief executive in 2015. Google’s next big step is to navigate a future where mobile devices fade away and are replaced by omnipresent intelligence assistants – an “AI first world,” as Pichai has said. Before that future can become a reality, Silicon Valley giants will have to overcome the obstacle of helping average people understand just what exactly AI is, as well as how it can be used in their everyday lives. The invention of products such as Google Assistant, Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa and Apple Inc.’s Siri has demystified a lot of the confusion surrounding AI, Norvig said. It’s helped people realize that AI isn’t going to materialize as Skynet from “The Terminator” or as the so-called singularity – the theory that one day machines will become smarter than humans. Want to be alerted before Cramer buys or sells GOOGL? Learn more now.
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Artificial Intelligence at Discogs

Packaging: standard jewel case with 8-page fold-out booklet. Artificial Intelligence: electronic music for the mind created by trans-global electronic innovators who prove music is the one true international language. Real people whose unity lies in a common sound + spirit and whose ‘listening music’ cannot be described as either soulless or machine driven. The atmosphere and emotion both come from the musicians, their machines are merely the means to a human end. The future: Artificial Intelligence is the first in a series of ‘listening albums’ from Warp. A later issue has the compact disc logo on the left of the disc; this one it is on the right.
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Agenda / Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | World Economic Forum

It’s widely accepted that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a huge impact on our
lives in the coming decades – but what’s its value to the global economy?
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Unilever uses artificial intelligence to hire entry-level employees

Unilever has used artificial intelligence to screen all entry-level employees for the past year. For the past year, the Dutch-British consumer-goods giant Unilever has been using artificial intelligence to hire entry-level employees, and the company says it has dramatically increased diversity and cost-efficiency. Unilever is one of the world’s leading consumer-goods conglomerates, with billion-dollar brands like Axe, Dove, and Lipton, and it has 170,000 employees worldwide. If the candidate makes it through these two steps, they are invited to a Unilever office to go through a day-in-the-life scenario. The hiring overhaul began with Unilever North America and took effect in 68 countries, was conducted in 15 languages, and involved a total of 250,000 applicants. Unilever hired its “Most diverse class to date.” There was a “Significant” increase in hires of nonwhite applicants and an increase in universities represented, to 2,600 from 840. Unilever said the socioeconomic representation of its new hires was less top-heavy, but it did not say by how much. The average time for a candidate to be hired went from four months to four weeks, saving a cumulative 50,000 hours of candidates’ time. Unilever had exceptional employees in different roles play the games and used their results as a benchmark to measure new candidates against. Unilever candidates who did not make it to the next round could submit their results to other companies that partner with Pymetrics. Candidates who have made it this far are invited to a Unilever office to experience what the job would entail, and if the recruiter working with them deems them a fit, they will receive an offer shortly after their visit. Polli said that of all her company’s clients, Unilever was “By far the one that went from 0 to 100.” Unilever learned about Pymetrics in mid-2015 and decided to use it the following February. Rather than undergoing a small beta phase, Unilever used the process described above with all intern applications as proof of concept, then rolled it out to all entry-level positions. Clementi said his team was still finding ways to refine the process and ensure candidates have an enjoyable experience that is unique to Unilever and not overly mechanized.
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Artificial intelligence Free Essay Examples and Paper …

Artificial Intelligence Name: Institution: Artificial Intelligence Introduction Artificial intelligence is a discipline in computer science that focuses on the …
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Toyota will invest $1 billion to create a research institute focused on artificial intelligence and robotics technology. Artificial intelligence can help scientists solve the world’s “Hard problems,” like climate change, says Alphabet Inc.’s chairman, Eric Schmidt. If the race to develop artificial intelligence depends on huge amounts of data and computing power, a big chunk of the future economy could be controlled by a handful of companies. The Reference ShelfAn overview of artificial intelligence by three prominent researchers, Yann LeCun of Facebook, Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal and Geoffrey Hinton of Google and the University of Toronto. In 2006, for the 50th anniversary of the coining of the term “Artificial intelligence,” AI Magazine published this “Brief History.”The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, argues that fears of AI’s effects are exaggerated; the Future of Life Institute explores them.
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Artificial intelligence: fulfilling the failed promise of …

Information Management: Artificial intelligence seems to have replaced big data as the big data theme for 2017. What is your sense of exactly how many organizations …
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Artificial Intelligence Aligned With Human Values | Q&A …

Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer. … Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (with Peter Norvig, head of research at Google).
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