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Kubrick's AI nightmare, 50 years later

As David Bowman – the surviving crew member aboard the Discovery One spacecraft in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey – disassembles HAL 9000, the sentient computer pleads in an affectless, monotone voice:

dateApr 13, 2018 in Computer Sciences
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"Alexa, can we have a real conversation?"

Ask her what she likes and she has an answer ready for you: "Holy rusted metal, Batman, I enjoy science. Especially astronomy." Ask her to tell you about herself more generally? She's still figuring that one out: "There's ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in Computer Sciences
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Measuring the economy with location data

Carrying your smartphone around everywhere has become a way of life. In doing so, you produce a surprising amount of data about your role in the economy—where you shop, work, travel, and generally hang out.

dateMar 28, 2018 in Computer Sciences
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IBM demonstrates new breakthrough in AI performance

IBM has demonstrated a new breakthrough in AI performance. By using machine learning on POWER9 with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, IBM technology can now predict the likelihood of a user clicking online advertisements 46x faster ...

How accurate is your AI?

As AI's role in society continues to expand, J B Brown of the Graduate School of Medicine reports on a new evaluation method for the type of AI that predicts yes/positive/true or no/negative/false answers.

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