Google chief executive Eric Schmidt says fears over artificial intelligence and robots replacing humans in jobs are “misguided”. In fact the CEO of one of the world’s most powerful tech companies says AI is likely going to make humanity better.
Eric Schmidt says the real concern is about educating people how to use computers.
Local robotics software company Neurala announced Thursday that it has received $750,000 in seed funding from a group of investors including well known Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates.
In 2012, a paralyzed woman with an investigational 96-electrode sensor the size of a baby aspirin implanted onto the surface of her brain was able to think about steering a robotic arm toward a canister with a straw in it, move the canister toward her mouth, tilt it so the straw fell into her mouth, and take a sip.
When big time entrepreneur Elon Musk headed to the podium at the MIT symposium at a recent meeting on technology, he turned heads as he spoke openly about the threat of artificial intelligence potentially causing human extinction...
Soon, virtual reality is going to crash into our lives in a way we never even imagined. Though dating and masturbating have long been commandeered by the web, it's only been as a kind of middleman. Now we're nearing the possibility of falling in love with your computer, as meeting your dream partner could be as easy as slipping on Oculus Rift—the most advanced virtual reality headset in the world.
Financées notamment par l’investisseur de la Silicon Valley Peter Thiel, les recherches de ce Britannique proche des transhumanistes visent à regénérer nos cellules pour retarder le vieillissement de notre organisme. Interview.
The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that the act of saving helps to free up cognitive resources that can be used to remember new information.
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Il y a tout juste deux ans paraissait Global Trends 2030 : Alternative Worlds, un rapport très attendu de 160 pages rédigé et publié par le National Intelligence Council. Formé en 1979, le National Intelligence Council est une agence de renseignement qui produit des analyses stratégiques à moyen et long terme destinées à la communauté du renseignement américain.
The human race has long designed and used tools to help us solve problems, from flint axes to space shuttles. They affect our lives and shape society in expected and sometimes unexpected ways. We may understand how these tools work – after all, we built them – but sometimes it’s the use they’re put to that surprises.
If you’ve been out of school for a long time you may only remember the good parts — growing up with your friends, school events, and those few inspirational teachers who pushed you to excel. The bad parts of school are just as memorable; fights, changing relationships, and failures. But the day-to-day lecture, note-taking and test-taking is still commonplace in many classrooms and easily forgotten since it doesn’t engage the learning imagination.
It’s Time to Intelligently Discuss Artificial IntelligenceI am an AI researcher and I’m not scared. Here’s why.Some people have long regarded artificial intelligence (AI) as a threat. But lately that view has gained currency from some unexpected quarters.
One expert predicts—or should we say, warns—that artificial intelligence will be fully operational in just 30 years.For years, the development of full artificial intelligence has been the brass ring of computer science. So many of our machines already “think” for themselves in terms of repetitive duties based on human programming, of course. But when the day comes when computers can actually interpret our emotions, or get the punch line about the chicken and the road without our help, we’ll know the future has truly arrived.
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. He told the BBC:"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.
Commentator Alva Noë argues that we don't need to be alarmed that our machines are rapidly outstripping natural-born human cognitive power: We've got a millions-of-years head start.
Alva Noé, 21/11/2014
Pierre Tran's insight:
Pour Alva Noé, philosophe à l'Université de Californie, il n'y a pas lieu de craindre que les machines deviennent bientôt plus intelligentes que les humains. L'intelligence artificielle n'est qu'une pseudo-intelligence. Même un organisme aussi rudimentaire que l'amibe possède une intelligence bien supérieure au super ordinateur IBM Watson. On est encore loin de la singularité.