Tag: A.I.

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Tech Leaders Promise Not to Build Killer Robots

Thousands of tech leaders pledged this week to not develop lethal autonomous weapons and called on governments to create laws and regulations around such weapons.

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

New York Times: How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis For Google

In an article on Wednesday, the New York Times revealed how Google’s contract with the Pentagon created an identity crisis at the company, and how Google Cloud’s Chief Scientist for A.I. Fei-Fei Li warned colleagues against mentioning weaponized artificial intelligence to the press and public.

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Virgil: The New Frankensteins 

As he scans the news about tech abuses—from violating privacy, to manipulating the news, to mowing down pedestrians with driverless cars—Virgil is reminded that this year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein.  

Internet rumours that swirled around a pizza restaurant in Washington became a shocking case study in the dangers of the growing prevalence of "fake news"

Robot-Produced Artisanal Pizza Now Deliverable in Under 4 Minutes

Based out of Silicon Valley, Zume Pizza uses robots to produce freshly-baked, artisanal pizza. With their new van, which contains on-board ovens, they can deliver their pizza to customers as quickly as four minutes after it was ordered.

Machine Learning A..I. technology will be more accurate than the coin operated fortune telling machines popular in the last century.

New AI Technology Learns How to Read Minds

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have created a machine learning technology that utilizes brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts and sentences, which is, in effect, an ability to “mind read.”

A report in the journal Science describes how the DeepStack machine bested nearly a dozen poker players, who were asked to play a 3,000-hand match over a period of four weeks

A.I. Takes $290,000 Prize In Poker Tournament

Over the course of a five-day competition, the “Lengpudashi” artificial intelligence managed to rake in more than a quarter-million dollars in poker chips from a crack team designed specifically to defeat it.