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This AI better at maintaining relationships than us

Machines Programmed ‘Not To Lie’ Can Negotiate Deals Better Than Humans Boston: Scientists have created a new artificial intelligence system that can negotiate a compromise and maintain relationships more effectively than humans. Researchers programmed machines with an algorithm called S# and ran them through a variety of two-player games to see how well they would cooperate…
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January 22, 2018 0

Demons or Gods?

By MUKUL SHARMA Elon Musk, the high-tech founder of Tesla Motors which makes futuristic electric cars and SpaceX Corporation that manufactures advanced rockets, is a man with the future on his mind. He envisages a time when humans will have colonised Mars and set up a permanent base there. Yet when it comes to advances…
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December 7, 2017 1

Machines are capable of beating humans now

By Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder Infosys New developments in machine learning, artificial intelligence and automation inspired by the brain are finding uses in many industries and in our lives. There are clear signs that more and more current jobs are getting done by computers. Factories employ fewer workers as automation and robot replace humans. Clerical positions…
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December 7, 2017 0

Machine learning is nothing like learning in the human sense

Dorian Pyle Et Al Machine learning is based on algorithms that can learn from data without relying on rules-based programming. It came into its own as a scientific discipline in the late 1990s as steady advances in digitisation and cheap computing power enabled data scientists to stop building finished models and, instead, train computers to…
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December 7, 2017 0

Internet of Things (IoT), where are we headed?

These are very exciting times indeed. We are at the beginning of Internet of Things (IoT), a “new hardware innovation wave” fueled by advances in smart, sensor, robotic, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, and crowd. IoT wave is as big as, if not bigger than mainframe, PC and cellphone waves in the past. The IoT…
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December 7, 2017 0

Watch out, mortals, AI is on the move

AlphaGo, Google’s artificial intelligence program, has beaten South Korea’s Lee Sodal, world champion, in the board game Go, which originated in China and is popular across East Asia. By its nature, playing Go is more complex than playing Chess, because the value of each stone used by the players depends on its position in relation…
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December 7, 2017 0

The weird future: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos offer up extraordinary visions of the impact of technology

We are said to be headed towards a wired future. But that could equally be a weird future, going by what some tech entrepreneurs and artificial intelligence visionaries are saying about it. It’s going to get a lot weirder than self-driving smart cars. Elon Musk, who co-founded Paypal and started the Tesla electric car company…
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December 7, 2017 0

What’s Behind the Hype About Artificial Intelligence?

By Apoorv Saxena There are multiple factors driving strong interest in AI recently. First is significant gains in dealing with long-standing problems in AI. These are mostly problems of image and speech understanding. For example, now computers are able to transcribe human speech better than humans. Understanding speech has been worked on for almost 20…
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December 7, 2017 0

Will relationship workers replace knowledge workers?

Two factors are shaping the future of work. Technology is reshaping what can be done by machines. Every day there are stories of jobs being taken over by Artificial Intelligence. From reading X-Rays to writing financial reports for publications and advising clients on how to manage their portfolio, jobs are increasingly getting done by machines.…
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December 7, 2017 0

Automation Monster Coming for Our Jobs

According to World Bank research, automation imperils 69 per cent of jobs in India. Scaremongering or early warning? By 2025, 70 per cent of the country’s population would be of working age. Would advances in robotics, materials, artificial intelligence, ubiquitous high-speed networks, driverless vehicles and solar energy have completely transformed the economic landscape and rendered…
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December 7, 2017 0