The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity

Image credit: source Stephen Hawking has said, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Elon Musk claims that AI is humanity’s “biggest existential threat.” That might have people asking: Wait, what? But these grand worries are rooted in research. Along with Hawking and Musk, prominent figures at Oxford […]

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Tech giants focus AI on healthcare as India joins the bandwagon

Image credit: source While the buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI) gained ground in 2018, tech giants decided to utilise the Machine Leaning (ML)-based algorithms not just to help enterprises drive growth but also improve healthcare globally and India became an early adaptor. Most of the year went into the debate on democratising or creating an […]

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Rand Hindi: Human-Like Artificial Intelligence is Never Going to Exist

Image credit: source Dr. Rand Hindi says that without emotional intelligence machines will never be able to obtain human-like artificial intelligence. Reminiscent of Data on Star Trek Next Generation, Hindi says that despite the impressive ability of machines to learn from other machines and to solve logic problems better than humans, most decisions humans make […]

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India set to add new artificial intelligence jobs amid shortage of professionals

Image credit: source Chennai: India currently has a shortage of at least 4,000 artificial intelligence (AI) professionals in the mid and senior levels, even when newer AI-backed jobs are being created. A study on the Indian AI industry by Great Learning indicates that there are over 4,000 positions related to AI in the country that […]

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AI (Artificial Intelligence): Nasscom, Karnataka draw up

Image credit: source BENGALURU: Tech industry body Nasscom is seeking innovative ideas in data science and artificial intelligence that can be adopted in areas including education, agriculture and public services. In this regard, Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) and the Karnataka government are jointly launching a competition, ‘AI for Good Ideathon’, which […]

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Audio trends of 2018: AirPods, Alexa, Google Home, AI powered speakers and more- Technology News, Firstpost

Image credit: source Nikhil Rastogi Dec 17, 2018 12:43 PM IST The year 2018 has been an interesting year in terms of audio. Most of the innovations have been happening over the years, but in 2018, these audio innovations have really begun to pique public interest. Here is a list of a few trends that […]

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Problems with facial recognition easy to see, hard to manage

Image credit: source An unusual consensus emerged recently between artificial intelligence researchers, activists, lawmakers and many of the largest technology companies: Facial recognition software breeds bias, risks fueling mass surveillance and should be regulated. An unusual consensus emerged recently between artificial intelligence researchers, activists, lawmakers and many of the largest technology companies: Facial recognition software […]

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North Korea

Image credit: source Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has touted its latest technological advancements with much fanfare North Korea often flaunts its military hardware but of late, it appears to be making progress in developing civilian technologies – or at least is claiming to be. As with most things in the country, […]

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