AI News, Artificial Intelligence Top 10 Articles — June 2018

How the Enlightenment Ends

Heretofore confined to specific fields of activity, AI research now seeks to bring about a “generally intelligent” AI capable of executing tasks in multiple fields.

How will we manage AI, improve it, or at the very least prevent it from doing harm, culminating in the most ominous concern: that AI, by mastering certain competencies more rapidly and definitively than humans, could over time diminish human competence and the human condition itself as it turns it into data.

But the machine proved unable to define the imperatives of “friendly” and “reasonable” language installed by its instructors and instead became racist, sexist, and otherwise inflammatory in its responses.

Some in the technology world claim that the experiment was ill-conceived and poorly executed, but it illustrates an underlying ambiguity: To what extent is it possible to enable AI to comprehend the context that informs its instructions?

Before AI began to play Go, the game had varied, layered purposes: A player sought not only to win, but also to learn new strategies potentially applicable to other of life’s dimensions.

Discover The Best Artificial Intelligence Articles of 2018

It may be hard to believe, but it’s true: we’re already halfway through 2018.

In the last six months, we have continued to see rapid new developments in tech across the board, and nowhere more so than in the field of artificial intelligence.

This is hardly surprising, given how much work is going on in AI right now.

it is an historic time to be alive, witnessing a whole new era opening up before us.

Considering the wealth of news coming through from the world of AI, I thought it was a great time to put together this extensive guide to the best articles of the year so far, just as I did last year.

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call (The Verge)

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs (MIT)

Stanford, USC, Duke study shows AI reads contracts better than lawyers (Mashable)

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes (The Verge)

Artificial intelligence will wipe out half the banking jobs in a decade, experts say (Mercury News)

Nobel laureate warns of mass unemployment, dangers of artificial intelligence (Scroll)

‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale (SCMP)

Stay tuned for the full year’s round-up in December (just another six months away…!) And if you want to receive more regular updates on the best AI news, don’t forget to sign up to the Sunday AI Review and get the news of the week in your inbox every Sunday…

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