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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist...
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IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications, Aims to Go Mobile

IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications, Aims to Go Mobile | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In the past couple years, we’ve watched IBM’s supercomputer Watson mature at an alarming rate. A mere concept birthed five years ago, the cybernetic prodigy is now Jeopardy! champ and doctor in training.

 

Interesting proposed partnership with Liquid Robotics to turn ocean sensors into a global weather warning system.

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Future Talk 32-1, Artificial Intelligence

Interview with Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, on progress being made in artificial intelligence. Self driving cars are discussed.
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TED Blog | Human-machine synergy: Shyam Sankar at TEDGlobal 2012

TED Blog | Human-machine synergy: Shyam Sankar at TEDGlobal 2012 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

“To many, this was the dawn of a new era, where man would be dominated by machines.” But, argues Sankar, that’s not what happened, “Twenty years later, the greatest change to how we relate to computers was the iPad, not HAL.”

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Alan Turing's breakthrough machine gets a loving Lego tribute (video)

Alan Turing's breakthrough machine gets a loving Lego tribute (video) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In the world of technology, having one of your inventions rendered in Lego form is the equivalent of a musician being parodied by...
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Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot

Your Tweets Are Why The Next Walter Cronkite Will Be A Robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A computer that can write like a human is a neat trick. But Moxie Awards finalist Narrative Science is taking the role of the robot journalist to the next level. (Robot Journalism.
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Why a Rat is Still Smarter than Google?

Why a Rat is Still Smarter than Google? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The two scientists spoke on The world festival of Science in New York, after the premiere of “The Creator: Alan Turing and the Future of Thinking Machines”, a fantastic movie about the visionary of the artificial intelligence, Alan ...
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Is artificial intelligence possible?

Is artificial intelligence possible? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Eddie asked: Is artificial ‘intelligence’ possible? It seems to me that no matter how sophisticated and powerful a ‘thinking’ machine nowadays could be, it is still a mere n...
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Scientists at Goldsmiths develop a communication system with artificial

Scientists at Goldsmiths develop a communication system with artificial | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
TA2 uses multiple internet-connected cameras, directional microphones, speakers and HD TV displays in the home, but most impressively it uses artificial intelligence, or AI for short. Through a unique cognitive process known ...
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Elgan: Robots will soon deliver pizza

Elgan: Robots will soon deliver pizza | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Google, as well as car companies and universities are making incredible advances in the technology for self-driving cars, and that technology will enable the robot revolution.
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Artificial Intelligence: What happened to the hunt for thinking ...

Artificial Intelligence: What happened to the hunt for thinking ... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence: What happened to the hunt for thinking machines? By Nick Heath. May 25, 2012, 4:48 AM PDT. Takeaway: The search for thinking machines has dr. The idea of creating a sentient machine has fascinated mankind for ...
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AI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliterated - Wired.co.uk

AI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliterated - Wired.co.uk | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Wired.co.ukAI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliteratedWired.co.ukBy Mark Piesing Forget about The Terminator, the real problem with AI (artificial intelligence) is what to do when it meets your boss or even your friends.
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2012 Loebner Prize will be webcasted live! | News

2012 Loebner Prize will be webcasted live! | News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
2012 Loebner Prize, the first #turing test will be webcasted live!
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BBC News - Man or machine - can robots really write novels?

BBC News - Man or machine - can robots really write novels? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Machines already drive trains, check bus tickets, solve complex mathematical problems, beat humans at chess and conduct countless other tasks.
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Artificial intelligence app helps blind people

A team of university students from the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology have created a smartphone app which uses artificial intelligence to help blind people make better visual sense of the world.
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Google scientists find evidence of machine learning

Google scientists find evidence of machine learning | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A neural network created by connecting 16,000 computer processors appears to support biologists' theories on how the human brain identifies objects. Hint: It's all about the cats. Read this blog post by Steven Musil on Cutting Edge.
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'A Perfect and Beautiful Machine': What Darwin's Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence

'A Perfect and Beautiful Machine': What Darwin's Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin and Alan Turing, in their different ways, both homed in on the same idea: the existence of competence without comprehension.
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Google doodles a Turing Machine

Google doodles a Turing Machine | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Google is celebrating mathematician Alan Turing's 100th birthday with a Turing Machine as a Google doodle. That's the latest in the list of honours for a man who was a World War II code-breaker driven to suicide for being gay.
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Sebastian Thrun: What's Next for Silicon Valley?

Sebastian Thrun: What's Next for Silicon Valley? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler interviews computer scientist and inventor Sebastian Thrun, who says that our digital future isn't all Facebook and iPhone apps but driverless cars and other wizardry.
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Melanie Hall: Science at the movies: Prometheus and artificial intelligence

Melanie Hall: Science at the movies: Prometheus and artificial intelligence | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

The search for the origins of humanity, meeting one's maker, and discovering why we are here: Ridley Scott's latest film Prometheus tackles some big themes. But arguably the most interesting one surrounds the issue of what it is to be human, raised in the form of the android David.

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Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Building Artificial Brains: Nanotechology to Mimic Synapses"

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Building Artificial Brains: Nanotechology to Mimic Synapses" | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Now, new research seeks to reproduce a synapse using a single solid-state electrochemical nanodevice called a Cu2S-gap type atomic switch.

 

This device mimics the major features of the human memory. It also responds to the environment.

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Microsoft gets with the robot program - The Canberra Times

Microsoft gets with the robot program - The Canberra Times | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Canberra TimesMicrosoft gets with the robot programThe Canberra TimesIf computers and robots one day surpass humans in their learning abilities, artificial intelligence researcher Stephen Gould could help make it happen.
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If you want to build the next Siri, ai-one wants to help

If you want to build the next Siri, ai-one wants to help | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence has to be a siren's song for application developers that want to strike it rich. It enables revolutionary apps suchs Siri, but it's also very difficult to do well.
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When creative machines overtake man | KurzweilAI

When creative machines overtake man | KurzweilAI | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Machine intelligence is improving rapidly, to the point that the scientist of the future may not even be human!
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