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Zuckerberg, Musk and Kutcher Invest In Artificial Intelligence Firm

Zuckerberg, Musk and Kutcher Invest In Artificial Intelligence Firm | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
Billionaire tech entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, along with actor Ashton Kutcher, have joined forces to make a $40 million investment in the artificial intelligence firm Vicarious FPC. The firm hopes to build a ...
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This article shows that well known people within the IT industry are taking an interest in artificial intelligence. This will help further research in ai and offers a different perspective on the IT industry.

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Can a TED talk from artificial intelligence blow your mind? — Tech ...

Can a TED talk from artificial intelligence blow your mind? — Tech ... | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
On Thursday at the TED Conference in Vancouver, TED's Chris Anderson and the X Prize Foundation's Peter Diamandis announced the AI XPrize, which will give an award to the first AI to take the stage (whether it rolls, walks, ...
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This article is different from others as it wants AI to be created that can move an audience and get a standing ovation at a TED conference. If this is done I think that it would be interesting to see the AI's speech capabilities along with it's limitations.

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Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry

Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
A new robotic system could soon let scientists better simulate and analyze the chemical reactions of early Earth on the surface of real rocks to further test the theory that catalytic minerals on a meteorite's surface could have jump-started life's first chemical reactions.
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Technology such as this can really improve the quality of research being done. This is an interesting way to implement technology and shows just how broad the IT industry is. 

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Musk & Zuckerberg pump money into artificial intelligence - SFGate (blog)

Musk & Zuckerberg pump money into artificial intelligence - SFGate (blog) | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
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Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious hasn't said much about its technology, designed to mimic human thought. musk29_196_mug_ls.
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I think investments such as this is a great way to turn heads towards a less popular area of research within the IT industry.

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Robots: The Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence - Guardian Liberty Voice

Robots: The Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence - Guardian Liberty Voice | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
Guardian Liberty Voice Robots: The Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence Guardian Liberty Voice robots artificial intelligence If you'd have told me back in 1994 that in 20 years' time I would be talking to the robots in my iPhone, I'd have...
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This article is interesting due to it talking about benefits and disadvantages of AI improvements. It really does offer a different perspective on ai.

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Google's Artificial Intelligence Plans

Following Google's purchase of leading Artificial Intelligence firm, DeepMind, the Internet collectively wondered what this has to do with all those robotics...
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I think that this article offers an alternate view on AI and with google's interest in AI it will definitely increase interest in AI. 

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When Is Artificial Intelligence No Longer Artificial?

Spike Jonze's upcoming movie "Her" deals with a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his intelligent, self-aware computer operating system (Scarlett ...
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This video offers us a different perspective on AI where people want to test if these machines are really conscious. This sort of test will really see the limits of artificial intelligence come out. I think that it would be interesting to really see how smart these machines could be.

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Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance ...

Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance ... | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
D. Scott Phoenix, the company's CEO, said that other artificial intelligence companies leverage convolutional neural network technology that has been around since the 1980s. “It's worked in the past because we've had this ...
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Investing money like this is a great idea for big companies and people in the IT industry. Such investments push forward research and make the area of research much more widely known to people across the world.

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Xprize wants to fund a TED Talk given by artificial intelligence, and ...

Xprize wants to fund a TED Talk given by artificial intelligence, and ... | Trends in the IT industry | Scoop.it
Xprize is known for its ambition. The outfit, with the help of some big name (and deep pocketed) partners, has launched initiatives to spur Star Trek-like tricorder development and even get private industry to land a rover on the ...
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This sort of project/award will show how creative people can be with technology and will test how far it can go. If a piece of artificial intelligence can achieve something such as this it will be very interesting.

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