1. You Have No Idea What Artificial Intelligence Really Does

WHEN SOPHIA THE ROBOT first switched on, the world couldn’t get enough. It had a cheery personality, it joked with late-night hosts, it had facial expressions that echoed our own. Here it was, finally — a robot plucked straight out of science fiction, the closest thing to true artificial intelligence that we had ever seen.

Author: Dan Robitzski

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2. Signal AI taps $25M for public data-based market intelligence that spots trends and risks

Media monitoring — where news sources and other public information outlets are scanned regularly for mentions of specific organizations — is a well-established service used by companies for market intelligence and to measure sentiment around their businesses.

Author: Ingrid

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3. Artificial Intelligence Enters Its Golden Age

Look at the latest Gartner Hype Cycle for artificial intelligence, and you will see most AI elements are rounding the hype curve, and have yet to take their stomach-churning plunge into the trough of disillusionment.

Author: Joe McKendrick

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4. Why a robot that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the AI community at war

OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded by Elon Musk, recently unveiled its newest trick: A robot hand that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube. Whether this is a feat of science or mere prestidigitation is a matter of some debate in the AI community right now.

Author: Tristan Greene

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5. Campaign to stop ‘killer robots’ takes peace mascot to UN

An international campaign takes its battle to outlaw “killer robots” to the UN this week with a new ally – a “peace robot”. Created by an inventor from the BBC programme Robot Wars, the droid, known as David Wreckham, has been recruited to deliver a message to world leaders in New York on Monday.

Author: Henry McDonald

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6. Are We Heading For Another AI Winter Soon?

Artificial intelligence has been around since 1956 when the term was first coined. Those in the industry know that there has been previous hype and then disillusionment around AI. The period of decline of interest in AI is known in the industry as an AI winter, and has happened twice before.

Author: Kathleen Walch

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7. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushes back against claims of anti-conservative censorship

CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated that Facebook wants to be a “platform for all ideas,” his latest defense against concerns that the social network has too much power to shape political and social issues.

Author: Queenie Wong

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8. High energy: Facebook’s AI guru LeCun imagines AI’s next frontier

It’s been said that engineers — and some scientists, but mostly engineers — can visualize in their mind’s eye that which does not yet exist long before they sit down at the bench to construct something.

Author: Tiernan Ray

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9. AI is helping scholars restore ancient Greek texts on stone tablets

Machine learning and AI may be deployed on such grand tasks as finding exoplanets and creating photorealistic people, but the same techniques also have some surprising applications in academia: DeepMind has created an AI system that helps scholars understand and recreate fragmentary ancient Greek texts on broken stone tablets.

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10. Mark Zuckerberg on why the world needs Facebook and the ‘Fifth Estate’

In a speech today at Gaston Hall at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics in Washington D.C., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg referred to social media platforms that allow average people to express themselves as a kind of “fifth estate” that’s integral to modern society.

Author: Khari Johnson

Read More On: VentureBeat