Tag: AI

The Unbearable Shallowness of “Deep AI”

The Unbearable Shallowness of “Deep AI”

Since people invented writing, communications technology has become steadily more high-bandwidth, pervasive and persuasive, taking a commensurate toll on human attention and cognition. In that bandwidth war between machines and humans, the machines’ latest weapon is a class of statistical...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19

How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19

A new machine learning approach to COVID-19 testing has produced encouraging results in Greece. The technology, named Eva, dynamically used recent testing results collected at the Greek border to detect and limit the importation of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases among arriving international...

While AI Is All the Rage, What Is Neuroscience Up To?

While AI Is All the Rage, What Is Neuroscience Up To?

Ever since the term artificial intelligence (AI) was coined in 1956, it has had a close relationship with neuroscience. Initial concepts of building machines capable of logical thinking were derived from mathematical logic and information theory, but the driving force behind AI was the desire to...

Intelligence Is Not Wisdom

Intelligence Is Not Wisdom

At the end of August, two prestigious names in the technology and business world graced the stage of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. The Chinese television station that broadcast the debate between Jack Ma, (CEO of Alibaba) and hyperreal hero Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla,...

Google and Our Collective AI Future

Google and Our Collective AI Future

The pace of change in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning arena is already breathtaking, and it promises to continue to upend conventional wisdom and surpass some of our wildest expectations as it proceeds on what appears at times to be an unalterable and pre-ordained course....

Are Humans and Machines at War?

Are Humans and Machines at War?

With robots and artificial intelligence destined to take over the economy, does anyone have an idea of how a truce might end the war between man and machine? Wired features an article with the title, “Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One.” The author, Matt Simon,...

AI and the New Dimensions of Hyperreality

AI and the New Dimensions of Hyperreality

Tesla’s Elon Musk is battling on every front of our rapidly unfolding future and may have found the ultimate means of insulting our (artificial) intelligence. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, famously warned us that artificial intelligence could lead to the extinction of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Time to “Ban”?

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Time to “Ban”?

Walsh has joined Elon Musk and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman in calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. Professor Toby Walsh, one of the eminent experts and promoters of artificial intelligence (AI), has expressed some serious concern about one of the likely uses of intelligent robots: “I...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Reading” and AI

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Reading” and AI

Can computers understand whether comprehension comprehends understanding? The Financial Times announces a milestone in the history of education in particular and humanity in general. After triumphing over grandmasters in chess and expert players of Go, artificial intelligence (AI) now...

Why Trying to Ban Sex Robots is Wrong

Why Trying to Ban Sex Robots is Wrong

To campaign against development is shortsighted. “Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing,...

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