AI News, College of Engineering Advisory Council News and Announcements ... artificial intelligence

French Lender Societe Generale Issues $112 Million Bond on Ethereum

UPDATE (April 23, 20:45 UTC): This article has been updated to note that Societe Generale issued the bonds to itself, and to include other details from a rating agency report.

Announced today, a subsidiary called Societe Generale SFH used the OFH token (obligations de financement de l’habitat, or home financing obligations) to represent 100 million euros of covered bonds, a type of security that is backed by specific assets but remains on the issuer’s balance sheet.

The bond has a five-year maturity with a 12-month extension period, Moody’s said.  It is pari passu (“on equal footing”) with other covered bonds of the issuer, meaning if the company were to fail, whoever held the tokens at that time would be repaid the same fractional amounts at the same time as regular bondholders, the report said.

the firm said in a press release, adding: “Many areas of added value are predicted, among which, product scalability and reduced time to market, computer code automation structuring, thus better transparency, faster transferability and settlement.

Marvin Minsky

Marvin Lee Minsky (August 9, 1927 – January 24, 2016) was an American cognitive scientist concerned largely with research of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts concerning AI and philosophy.[12][13][14][15]

At that point in time, it was known to be the simplest universal Turing machine–a record that stood for approximately 40 years until Stephen Wolfram published a 2,5 universal Turing machine in his 2002 book, A New Kind of Science.[23]

This book is the center of a controversy in the history of AI, as some claim it to have had great importance in discouraging research of neural networks in the 1970s, and contributing to the so-called 'AI winter'.[24]

Minsky says that the biggest source of ideas about the theory came from his work in trying to create a machine that uses a robotic arm, a video camera, and a computer to build with children's blocks.

In November 2006, Minsky published The Emotion Machine, a book that critiques many popular theories of how human minds work and suggests alternative theories, often replacing simple ideas with more complex ones.

Clarke's derivative novel of the same name, where he is portrayed as achieving a crucial break-through in artificial intelligence in the then-future 1980s, paving the way for HAL 9000 in the early 21st century:

and argued that a fundamental difference between humans and machines was that while humans are machines, they are machines in which intelligence emerges from the interplay of the many unintelligent but semi-autonomous agents that comprise the brain.[36]

He cautioned that an artificial superintelligence designed to solve an innocuous mathematical problem might decide to assume control of Earth's resources to build supercomputers to help achieve its goal,[38]

In 2006, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Computer History Museum 'for co-founding the field of artificial intelligence, creating early neural networks and robots, and developing theories of human and machine cognition.'[45]

Computing for the Marketplace: Entrepreneurship and AI

MIT Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz, who also serves as chair of the board of The Engine, offers an introduction to the session on “Computing ...

Keynote: AI in the Real World: Today and Tomorrow - Hilary Mason, GM for Machine Learning, Cloudera

Keynote: AI in the Real World: Today and Tomorrow - Hilary Mason, General Manager for Machine Learning, Cloudera About Hilary Mason Hilary Mason is the ...

Rodney Brooks: "Intelligent Machines are Different" - Solid 2014 Keynote

From the 2014 Solid Conference: In the old days software seemed pretty deterministic. If you ran your program 10 times it got the same answer all ten times.

Artificial Intelligence | Randall Davis | Talks at Harvard College

Dr. Davis has been a seminal contributor to the fields of knowledge-based systems and human-computer interaction, publishing some more than 100 articles ...

Dr. Odaibo's Plenary Keynote on AI in Healthcare @AIExpoAfrica

Title: "The Power and Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Transform Healthcare in Africa and the World." Plenary Keynote at AI Expo Africa in Cape town, ...

Skytree Technical Advisory Board

Professor David Patterson, PhD—UC Berkeley Professor Pat Hanrahan, PhD—Stanford University Professor James Demmel, PhD—UC Berkeley Professor ...

The Intersection of AI, Mobile Devices, and Healthcare

Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo speaks about RETINA-AI Health Inc.'s innovation at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Devices, and Healthcare. The event ...

EAC Panel on AI and Jobs

CBMM External Advisory Committee Member David Siegel (TwoSigma) talks with MIT principal research scientist Andrew McAfee about the role of artificial ...

RI Seminar: Rodney Brooks : A New Class of Industrial Robot

Rodney Brooks Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics, Inc. October 12, 2012 Abstract At Rethink Robotics we have been developing a new class of industrial ...

Aaron Isaksen - Designing Better Games Using Artificial Intelligence, Automated Play Testing & ...

Designing Better Games Using Artificial Intelligence, Automated Play Testing, and Computational Creativity Aaron Isaksen (NYU Game Innovation Lab) Making ...