artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

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Right now humans are a step ahead because we can think for ourselves, but machines might not be far behind.

“Artificial intelligence is exactly what the name implies. Developing computer systems that exhibit behaviors that we would call cognition if exhibited by human beings. In other words building machines that think.”

Paul Saffo is a technology forecaster and adjunct professor at Stanford University. He says there are two types of artificial intelligence; artificial general intelligence which might not even be possible and narrow intelligence.  read more »

Artificial Education

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It can be hard to pay attention in class, especially if your face gives you away.

A business school in Paris is about to start using artificial intelligence and facial recognition software to determine whether students are paying attention in two online classes. The software, called Nestor uses a student’s webcam to analyze eye movements and facial expressions to find out how closely they are watching the lecture. It then formulates quizzes based on the content covered during any perceived moment of inattentiveness.  read more »

Artificial Service

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The future is going high tech, so where might you find a little artificial intelligence?

Recently the International Business Times took a look at the hotel management industry and envisioned the jobs that could one day be taken over by robots. For example the check in area and reception desk.

Experts say there will be a time when you will drive through the gate of a hotel and AI will automatically know it’s you by connecting with your cell phone or facial recognition. From there you will be assigned to a room based on your preferences that you can check into using your phone as a key. The AI will also remember exactly how you like your room and have it all set up for you when you arrive.  read more »

Artificial Intelligence

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Mark Zuckerberg is looking to live like a super hero.

For his new year’s resolution the CEO of Facebook said he’s planning to build his own artificial intelligence assistant to help him around the house and at the office. He says it will be like JARVIS, the robotic butler in Marvel’s “Iron Man” and “Avengers” movies.

Zuckerberg says he will begin by teaching it skills such as understanding his voice to control functions that include lighting, temperature and music. Then he plans on kicking things up a notch. He says he plans to teach his robotic assistant to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the bell; and show it how to tell if anything unusual is going on in his daughter’s room.  read more »

A Technological Mind

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The mind is a terrible thing to waste; and now we might not have to.

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, futurist and author. In his latest book “How to Create a Mind” he explores how the brain works, how the mind emerges from the brain and how we can increase our intelligence.

“Not only are you what you eat, you are what you think. We create our own brains. The connections in our brains that define this whole hierarchy of ideas we have in the inner cortex is created by all the thoughts that we have.”  read more »