1. What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our Emotions?

Computers are slowly but surely learning to read our emotions. Will this mean a future without privacy, or perhaps a golden age of more compassionate and helpful machines? This edition of the Sleepwalkers podcast looks at AI’s growing power to “read” us—and investigates the sinister and the positive uses of the technology.

Author: will knight

Read More On: Wired

2. Facebook taught an AI the ‘theory of mind’

When it comes to competitive games, AI systems have already shown they can easily mop the floor with the best humanity has to offer. But life in the real world isn’t a zero sum game like poker or Starcraft and we need AI to work with us, not against us.

Author: Andrew Tarantola

Read More On: Engadget

3. Microsoft Is Using Blockchain to Help Firms Trust AI

Much like consumers who are wary of AI, enterprises are queasy about putting their full trust in a “black box” where machine learning algorithms are indiscriminately applied to vast data sets. But Microsoft, which helps thousands of firms manage their data, claims a blockchain can add trust and a degree of transparency, assuaging such concerns.

Author: Ian Allison

Read More On: Coindesk

4. AI-enabled assistant robot returning to the Space Station with improved emotional intelligence

The Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (or CIMON, for short) recorded a number of firsts on its initial mission to the International Space Station, which took place last November, including becoming the first-ever autonomous free-floating robot to operate aboard the station, and the first-ever smart astronaut assistant.

Author: Darrell Etherington

Read More On: TechCrunch

5. This Year’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) Breakthroughs

When it comes to AI (Artificial Intelligence), VCs (venture capitalists) continue to be aggressive with their fundings. During the third quarter, 965 AI-related companies in the US raised a total of $13.5 billion. In fact, this year should see a record in total fundings (last year’s total came to $16.8 billion).

Author: Tom Taulli

Read More On: Forbes

6. Google accused of illegally firing workers to block unionization

Concerns about working conditions at Google continue to escalate, and now Reuters reports that a labor union has taken up the case of former Google employees who say they were fired after participating in workplace activis

Author: Georgina Torbet

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7. The 10 Best Examples Of How Companies Use Artificial Intelligence In Practice

All the world’s tech giants from Alibaba to Amazon are in a race to become the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). These companies are AI trailblazers and embrace AI to provide next-level products and services. Here are 10 of the best examples of how these companies are using artificial intelligence in practice.

Author: Bernard Marr

Read More On: Forbes

8. Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here’s Who Has the Greenest Cloud

“Data is the new oil” may have outlasted its usefulness as a metaphor, but one aspect still rings true: Both industries have a serious environmental footprint. According to the Department of Energy, data centers account for about 2 percent of all electricity use in the US.

Author: daniel

Read More On: Wired

9. Artificial Intelligence Is Superseding Well-Paying Wall Street Jobs

We’ve been told that there is nothing to worry about artificial intelligence, robots and technology. New technologies will only replace mundane, repetitive jobs and free up workers to do more meaningful work, claims the media and top management consulting firms.

Author: Jack Kelly

Read More On: Forbes

10. AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of reach

Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the AI community. But the latest edition of the AI Index report — an annual rundown of machine learning data points now in its third year — does a good job confirming what you probably already suspected: the AI world is booming in a range of metrics covering research, education, and technical achievements.

Author: James Vincent

Read More On: The Verge