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Microsoft’s ‘CaptionBot’ Adds Incorrect Captions to Your Favourite Pictures

Microsoft, as part of its new research into storytelling by artificial intelligence, has released CaptionBot, an AI designed to recognise images and add an appropriate descriptive caption. However, like its previous attempt at AI – chatbot…

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Microsoft’s “Teen Girl” AI Becomes Incestuous Nazi-Lover

Microsoft, in trying to launch a customer service artificial intelligence presented as a teen girl, got a crash course in how you can’t trust the internet after the system became a foul-mouthed, incestuous racist within 24…

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Google’s AlphaGo AI Wins Go Series 4-1

Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol was unable to claw back another consolation win in his five-match battle against AlphaGo, with Google’s artificial intelligence winning the series 4-1. AlphaGo – a development of Google’s DeepMind AI program –…

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Google DeepMind Wins Second Game Against Go Grandmaster

Go grandmaster was left “speechless” after Google’s DeepMind AI computer won a second game against him. Lee Se-Dol, the reigning human champion of two-player Chinese strategy board game Go, has now lost the first two of…

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China Looking at Creating “Precrime” System

When people start to think about digital surveillance and their data stored online, they think about cases such as Apple vs the FBI where modern technology is used to try track down criminals or find out more…

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AI Learns to Predict Our Reactions by Reading Fiction

Artificial intelligence systems are becoming more and more advanced, but they still have one major flaw that sometimes causes them to behave unnaturally. The problem is that AI can’t always predict human reactions with enough accuracy,…

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An AI Tries to Predict the Academy Awards Results

An artificial intelligence system that has in the past successfully predicted the winners of the Super Bowl and the Iowa Caucus has had a stab at predicting the results of the 88th most illustrious event in…

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AI Could Make Half the World Unemployed Within 30 Years

A computational engineer has warned that artificial intelligence could leave half the world unemployed within 30 years, and that he fears for the psyche of the human race, asking, “what can humans do when machines can…

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Professor Hawking Warns Technology is the Greatest Threat to Humanity

During this century and beyond, the human race will face its greatest threat ever from the rise of science and technology, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned. Hawking told the Radio Times (via The Guradian) that as…

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Elon Musk Nominated for Luddite Award Over “Alarmist” Views on AI

Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has had a fine year, capped off with the first successful Earth landing from space of one of his Falcon 9 rockets. The billionaire entrepreneur is being recognised for…

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Google AI Bot Thinks the Purpose of Life is to Live Forever

Google researchers had an enlightening conversation with its new advanced artificial intelligence bot, during which they made a startling revelation regarding how computers view the purpose of life. As revealed in a Google research paper [PDF],…

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The Pentagon Wants $15bn Funding for Weaponised AI in 2017

The Pentagon has filed its fiscal budget for 2017, for which it is asking for between $12 billion and $15 billion to fund the development of artificial intelligence weapon technology, Business Insider reports. “This is designed…

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Elon Musk and Other Tech Celebrities Want to Prevent AI from Taking over the World

Artificial intelligence and the dangers that it could pose are taken very seriously by some of the world’s most renowned tech experts, including Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Jessica Livingston and Reid Hoffman. In order to prevent large companies from…

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Tech Giants Back Altruistic $1 Billion OpenAI Project

Some of the most prominent figures and companies in technology, including SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk, PayPal’s Peter Thiel, plus Infosys and Amazon Web Services, have invested in new non-profit artificial intelligence venture OpenAI,…

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AI Program Beats Average Entrance Exam Scores in Japan College Exam

Artificial Intelligence has been progressing at an impressive rate due to technological advancements in cybernetics. The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies suggests AI is a form of biological replication and further understanding of the human brain…

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Intel Acquires Saffron to Invest in Cognitive Computing

In what seems to be a bid by Intel to catch up with IBM’s recent investments into the field of cognitive computing, Intel has announced their deal to acquire Saffron Technology, a cognitive technology startup. What…

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Professor Stephen Hawking is Scared of AI “Incompetence”

Professor Stephen Hawking has been very vocal about the dangers of artificial intelligence – once warning that it could destroy humanity – and now the theoretical physicist has clarified the root of his fears. During a…

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Wozniak, Hawking, and Musk Warn Military Against Using Artificial Intelligence

A cabal of over 1,000 experts in the field of computing, engineering, artificial intelligence, and even prominent officers in the US Army, have signed an open letter, hosted by the Future of Life Institute, imploring the…

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A Robot Passed the Self-Awareness Test and This Is How It Did It

When talking about robots and self-awareness, I think most people would just freak out, but there are some people who would be extremely excited and interested about these things. But I don’t think freaking out would…

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Google Files Patents for Artificial Intelligence

Google has filed six patents for artificial intelligence and neural networks, it has been revealed. It’s the first time that the tech giant has attempted to protect its AI research, some of which could be spurious,…

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Zuckerberg Predicts Telepathy as the Next Technological Advancement

Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that instant messaging over mobile devices and computer will be rendered obsolete by… telepathy? According to Zuckerberg, in his latest Townhall Q&A post, the next big advancement in communications…

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Artificial Intelligence Gets Stroppy With its Programmer

Google, probably the only company not scaremongering over the impending singularity, has had a run-in with one of its own artificial intelligence systems. The AI, whose vocabulary consists purely of content from movie scripts, was responding…

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Google Scoffs at Artificial Intelligence Scarmongering

In the wake of a number of important figures, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and Professor Stephen Hawking, expressing their fears over the prospect of artificial intelligence subjugating humanity, Google’s premier AI scientist has…

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Ray Kurzweil Claims Human Brain will Merge with Computers by 2030

The likes of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and Professor Stephen Hawking have been agitating over the last few months about humankind being subjugated, enslaved, or even wiped out by artificial intelligence, so it’s refreshing…

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Artificial Intelligence Solves 120-Year-Old Mystery of Cellular Regeneration

An artificial intelligence has, with absolute autonomy (i.e. no input from humans), cracked a 120-year-old biological mystery. A team of computer scientists and biologists from Tufts University developed a computer that was able to form its…

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Google Wants to Predict the Calories in Your Food

We’ve heard that Facebook is keen on finding talented people in the AI field by opening a new research lab in Paris, but what is Google up to with its own AI research? The latest news…

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Facebook Started Looking for EU Talent by Opening an AI Research Lab in Paris

Are you a Ph.D. graduate or really good and enthusiastic about artificial intelligence? Well, if you live in Europe, you should know that Facebook is opening a new AI research lab in Paris and is looking…