Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence could cause World War III

Renowned for his concerns over artificial intelligence and its potential negative impact on humanity, tech titan Elon Musk has made his most concerning comments yet surrounding AI.It could be the cause of World War 3.

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Drones are using artificial intelligence to protect Australian beachgoers from sharks

Drones are harnessing artificial intelligence to detect sharks approaching Australian beaches.

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Elon Musk joins other experts in call for global ban on killer robots

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and other leading artificial intelligence experts have called on the United Nations for a global ban on the use of killer robots, which includes drones, tanks and machine guns, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is humanity's 'biggest risk'

Elon Musk has sounded warning bells on artificial intelligence for quite some time, as he believes it could be a threat to society. Now, he’s told the government it could be our biggest risk.

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Scientists have developed AI that can read your mind and predict your thoughts

At one point in our history, the most impressive example of artificial intelligence was a computer that was really, really good at chess.

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SugarCRM Launches Hint, 1st in Relationship Intelligence Line


SugarCRM has launched Hint, the first in its new line of relationship intelligence products. Hint users can enter a few contact details about a person with whom they want to connect, and Hint automatically will search social sources on the Web for information. That data, along with other details from a company’s internal files, will be served up to the user in a side-panel view. “Hint is the building block for future relationship intelligence product offerings, which will go deeper into AI,” said SugarCRM spokesperson Andrew Staples.

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad – a technology innovation fund.

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IBM will use artificial intelligence to produce Wimbledon highlight packages

IBM has detailed its plans to use artificial intelligence to give tennis fans better access to a broader selection of highlights at this years edition of The Championships at Wimbledon.

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Microsoft Buys Hexadite to Toughen Windows Security


Microsoft on Thursday said it has agreed to buy a Hexadite, which incorporates artificial intelligence in its automated responses to cyberthreats. The acquisition will help bolster the company’s efforts to help commercial Windows 10 customers deal with advanced attacks on their networks, Microsoft said. It currently offers Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to detect zero-day attacks, ransomware and other advanced threats, and the Hexadite technology will build on that.

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Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies


There’s been a lot written recently about how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are going to displace millions of workers. However, these powerful new technologies already have spawned a surge in demand for a new wave of highly skilled consultants to help organizations capitalize on the added business opportunities resulting from the latest innovations. Although the potential business benefits that can be derived from AI, ML and automation are obvious, attaining these benefits requires highly specialized skills.

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These robots at MIT can teach one another

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are developing robots that can teach each other learned skills.

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Can artificial intelligence help thwart ransomware?

In the future, security systems could use artificial intelligence to monitor user behavior, track activity, suggest when there may be a danger, and even mount an attack against the ransomware purveyors, effectively rendering the deadline malware client inoperable.

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Artificial intelligence can be as sexist as humans

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, and algorithms with machine-learning applications are proving skillful at things like playing poker, lip-reading, and, unfortunately, being biased.

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AI Confusion Widespread Among Consumers


Most people think they know what the term “artificial intelligence” means, based on the results of a survey Pegasystems released Tuesday. However, their responses suggested that they probably don’t fully understand how it’s being used today, including in the customer service realm. Researchers polled 6,000 adult consumers in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany. Seventy-two percent of the survey participants said they understood what was meant by “artificial intelligence.”

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What are the ethics of creating new life in a simulated universe?

Cover: A big bang in a little room

The morality of intelligence in laboratory-made worlds.

In this book, Merali explores the possibilities of creating an infant universe in a laboratory. Read on.

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

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AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations


Amazon Web Services this week introduced a new set of technologies designed to pull the artificial intelligence expertise developed for its core retail business into the cloud, while expanding its hybrid cloud technologies into the field, where data services can use the IoT to access connected devices. AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled the new lineup of services at the company’s annual re:Invent conference, which drew a massive 32,000 attendees this year, demonstrating the rapid growth of Amazon’s increasingly important cloud services business.

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AI and Customer Loyalty


Artificial intelligence and machine learning have taken the industry by storm. Some say they will usher in a new age of better business processes and customer orientation, while others fret that automation will kill jobs. Both might be true. There definitely will be jobs that no longer make sense for humans to do, thanks to automation. However, there are some neglected business processes where AI and ML could make real contributions. They likely would not replace anyone, because a job isn’t being done in many cases.

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