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Mark Zuckerberg debuts AI assistant voiced by Morgan Freeman

Mark Zuckerberg debuts AI assistant voiced by Morgan Freeman Well I used to have respect for FreemanĀ and I still do in fact I want him to be one of the stars of the play I wrote with my buddy John Pallotta VEGAS The role is COOKIE and it’s a p...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 20, 2016

Morgan Freeman To Voice Mark Zuckerberg's Jarvis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently demoed his homemade artificial intelligence assistant Jarvis for Fast Company, and while their report didn't mention anything specific about the assistant's synthesized voice at the time, we have now learned that...
by Remote Network on Dec 20, 2016

Londoners Tests A Self-Driving Beer Tap And An AI-Assisted Brewery

At a bar in London, they're now testing the prototype for a self-driving beer tap, according to drunkdrone. Gizmodo UK reports: All you need to do is select your pint of choice on the touchscreen, pay with a tap of your contactless card and stick you...
by Remote Network on Dec 17, 2016

IBM's Watson Used In Life-Saving Medical Diagnosis

"Supercomputing has another use," writes Slashdot reader rmdingler, sharing a story that quotes David Kenny, the General Manager of IBM Watson: "There's a 60-year-old woman in Tokyo. She was at the University of Tokyo. She had been diagnosed with leu...
by Remote Network on Dec 11, 2016

Magic Leap Used Fake Tech Demos and Is 'Years' Behind Schedule

New submitter drunkdrone writes: Magic Leap's coveted mixed reality technology has been the subject of intense speculation since it broke ground in 2014. Having secured billions of dollars in funding from some of the world's biggest tech giants, the...
by Remote Network on Dec 9, 2016

AI Will Disrupt How Developers Build Applications and the Nature of the Applications they Build

AI will soon help programmers improve development, says Diego Lo Giudice, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, in an article published on ZDNet today. He isn't saying that programmers will be out of jobs soon and AIs will take over. But he is makin...
by Remote Network on Dec 8, 2016

Apple To Start Publishing AI Research To Hasten Deep Learning

In what is a major deviation in its strategy, Apple will allow its artificial intelligence teams to publish research papers for the first time. From a report on Bloomberg: When Apple introduced its Siri virtual assistant in 2011, the company appeared...
by Remote Network on Dec 6, 2016

The Drill Down 454: How To Hack An Election

On this week's Drill Down podcast, was the U.S. election hacked?, Facebook compromises censorship to get into China, auto regulators want you off your apps, Google AI makes its own language, and much more [...] The post The Drill Down 454: How To Hac...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 2, 2016

Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI Is Going To Decimate Middle Class Jobs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligenc...
by Remote Network on Dec 2, 2016

Intel Lays Roadmap For 100-Fold AI Performance Boost With Nervana and Knights

MojoKid writes: Intel is laying out its roadmap to advance artificial intelligence performance across the board. Nervana Systems, a company that Intel acquired just a few months ago, will play a pivotal role in the company's efforts to make waves in...
by Remote Network on Nov 19, 2016

Elon Musk Predicts Automation Will Lead To A Universal Basic Income

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable's new article about Tesla/SpaceX founder Elon Musk: Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely explain what wi...
by Remote Network on Nov 7, 2016

'Picat' Programming Language Creators Surprised With A $10,000 Prize

An anonymous reader writes: "I didn't even know they gave out prizes," said a Brooklyn College CS professor, remembering how he'd learned that a demo of the Picat programming language won a $10,000 grand prize last month at the NYC Media Lab Summit.
by Remote Network on Oct 23, 2016

AI Platform Assesses Trump's and Clinton's Emotional Intelligence

FastCompany got an exclusive look at how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stacked up in terms of their emotional intelligence when analyzed by HireVue's artificial intelligence platform. The platform analyzes "video, audio, and language patterns to d...
by Remote Network on Oct 21, 2016

Stephen Hawking: AI Will Be Either the Best or the Worst Thing To Humanity

At the opening of the new Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI) at Cambridge University, Stephen Hawking offered his insight into the positive and negative implications of creating a true AI. He said, via BetaNews:We spend a great d...
by Remote Network on Oct 21, 2016

Google's AI Can Now Learn From Its Own Memory Independently

The DeepMind artificial intelligence (AI) being developed by Google's parent company, Alphabet, can now intelligently build on what's already inside its memory, the system's programmers have announced. An anonymous reader writes: Their new hybrid sys...
by Remote Network on Oct 17, 2016

Google Creates AI Program That Uses Reasoning To Navigate the London Tube

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Google scientists have created a computer program that uses basic reasoning to learn to navigate the London Underground system by itself. Deep learning has recently stormed ahead of other computi...
by Remote Network on Oct 13, 2016

Machine Logic: Our Lives Are Ruled By Big Tech's 'Decisions By Data'

With the advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we are increasingly moving to a world where many decisions around us are shaped by calculations rather than traditional human judgement. The Guardian, citing many industry experts, remi...
by Remote Network on Oct 8, 2016

New AI Is Capable of Beating Humans At Doom

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Den of Geek UK: Two students at Carnegie Mellon University have designed an artificial intelligence program that is capable of beating human players in a deathmatch game of 1993's Doom. Guillaume Lample and De...
by Remote Network on Oct 5, 2016

Google Tells Home Audio Vendors To Ditch Competing Smart Assistants If They Want To Use Google Cast: Variety

Google is telling its home audio vendors that they won't be allowed to add support for smart assistants by rivals such as Amazon's Alexa if they want to continue to use Google Cast, according to Variety. The Mountain View-based company reportedly con...
by Remote Network on Oct 2, 2016

Amazon Launches $2.5 Million Alexa Prize For College Students Building Bots

Amazon has announced the Alexa Prize, a $2.5 million award for college students who develop technology to make it more natural to talk with company's Alexa virtual assistant. Amazon said it hopes to build a socialbot on Alexa which is capable of conv...
by Remote Network on Sep 30, 2016


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