1. The Next-Generation Applications Of Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

We have progressed from the development stage of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology into widespread implementation across industries. This advanced technology is everywhere, but most people don’t know they interact with it daily.

Author: chithrai Mani

Read More On: Forbes

2. The US Army is creating robots that can follow orders

Military robots have always been pretty dumb. The PackBot the US Army uses for inspections and bomb disposal, for example, has practically no onboard intelligence and is piloted by remote control. What the Army has long wanted instead are intelligent robot teammates that can follow orders without constant supervision.

Author: David Hambling

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

3. Opinion: It’s arrogant to assume humans will never imbue AI with consciousness

What makes us, us? How is it that we’re able to look at a tree and see beauty, hear a song and feel moved, or take comfort in the smell of rain or the taste of coffee? How do we know we still exist when we close our eyes and lie in silence? To date, science doesn’t have an answer to those questions.

Author: Tristan Greene

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4. The Latest in Translation Devices

Forget phrase books or even Google Translate. New translation devices are getting closer to replicating the fantasy of the Babel fish, which in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” sits in one’s ear and instantly translates any foreign language into the user’s own.

Author: Karen Schwartz

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5. The computing power needed to train AI is now rising seven times faster than ever before

An updated analysis from OpenAI shows how dramatically the need for computational resources has increased to reach each new AI breakthrough. The San Francisco-based for-profit AI research lab has now added new data to its analysis. This shows how the post-2012 doubling compares with the historic doubling time since the beginning of the field.

Author: Karen Hao

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

6. 13 Mind-Blowing Things Artificial Intelligence Can Already Do Today

By now, most of us are aware of artificial intelligence (AI) being an increasingly present part of our everyday lives. But, many of us would be quite surprised to learn of some of the skills AI already knows how to do. Here are 13 mind-blowing skills artificial intelligence can already do today.

Author: Bernard Marr

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7. This AI Knows When You’ll Die And Its Creators Don’T Know How

Researchers from Pennsylvania healthcare provider Geisinger have trained an AI to predict which patients are at a higher risk of dying within the next year, New Scientist reports. They fed the AI 1.77 million electrocardiogram (ECG) logs — measured in voltage over time — from 400,000 patients, in order to detect patterns that could indicate future cardiac problems including heart attacks and atrial fibrillation.

Author: Victor Tangermann

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8. AI ethics is all about power

At the Common Good in the Digital Age tech conference recently held in Vatican City, Pope Francis urged Facebook executives, venture capitalists, and government regulators to be wary of the impact of AI and other technologies.

Author: Khari Johnson

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9. AI will now watch for fraudsters on the world’s largest stock exchange

A deep-learning system will work alongside human analysts to monitor the Nasdaq for suspicious behavior. The Nasdaq stock market is an attractive target for fraudsters. As the world’s largest stock exchange by volume, it must be constantly monitored for attempts to illicitly beat the system.

Author: Karen Hao

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

10. Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud

Intel is no stranger to AI-oriented chips, but now it’s turning its attention to those chips that might be thousands of miles away. The tech firm has introduced two new Nervana Neural Network Processors, the NNP-T1000 (below) and NNP-I1000 (above), that are Intel’s first ASICs designed explicitly for AI in the cloud.

Author: Jon Fingas

Read More On: Engadget