Category: Artificial Intelligence

Google’s Hypothetical ‘Selfish Ledger’ Imagines Collecting All Your Data to Push You to Change Society

Fortune | Source URL A couple of years ago, Alphabet’s X “moonshot factory” conjured up a concept that describes how total and absolute data collection could be used to shape the decisions you make. And now a video about that concept has leaked online. The video was obtained and published on Thursday […]

Lie-detecting computer kiosks equipped with artificial intelligence look like the future of border security

CNBC | Source URL International travelers could find themselves in the near future talking to a lie-detecting kiosk when they’re going through customs at an airport or border crossing. The same technology could be used to provide initial screening of refugees and asylum seekers at busy border crossings. The U.S. […]

One third of working aged men could have their jobs stolen by ROBOTS by the year 2050, think tank study claims

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Jobs that don’t require advanced education will be the first to be replaced by automation, say the Brookings Institution. ‘Schools need to change their curriculum so that students have the skills needed in the 21st century economy’, Darrell West, vice president […]

Elderly people in care homes will be kept company by ROBOTS who listen to and learn from them as part of a £2.5m scheme (but relatives say loved ones need ‘the human touch’)

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Elderly people in UK care homes will soon be looked after by robots that ‘learn and tailor their conversations’ to who they are with. The £2.5 million ($3.4m) EU-funded trial scheme, starting in September, is designed help to take the strain off […]

Privacy concerns over Amazon ‘Echo babysitter’ smart speaker that records children’s voices and stores them online

The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon released its first Echo device for kids last month, but now lawmakers are raising privacy concerns due to a feature that records children’s voices and stores them online. Called the Echo Dot Kids Edition, it looks just like Amazon’s other Alexa-enabled devices, but includes new […]

High-tech Vegas: Is your hotel room smarter than you?

Spud Hilton | SF Chronicle | Source URL Stepping up to the machine, 11-year-old Jadyn Morin jabbed her index finger at the touch-screen, paused, then sliced a debit card through the reader. The machine whirred and beeped for a moment, then the door slid open with a clunk, and a […]

Meet Charles, the mind-reading robot created to read human emotion in ground-breaking project

Top scientists at Cambridge University have been working with Charles to find out if machines can respond to social cues as part of a ground-breaking project James Laybourn Jasmine Rapson | UK Mirror | Source URL A world dominated by Artificial Intelligence may be closer than we think after brain-box […]

The robot that can read your mind: Creepy Black Mirror-style machine scans your brain to recreate the face you’re thinking about

Tim Collins | The Daily Mail | Source URL | Blog Archive Psychologists have create a creepy machine that can peer into your mind’s eye with incredible accuracy. Their AI studies electrical signals in the brain to recreate faces being looked at by volunteers. It could provide a means of […]

A.I. will be ‘billions of times’ smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it, expert says

Arjun Kharpal CNBC Artificial intelligence could be “billions of times smarter” than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive, a futurist told CNBC on Tuesday. Speaking on a panel hosted by CNBC at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Futurizon’s Ian Pearson’s comments mirrored ideas put […]

RoboStop: Ford’s AI to leave no hiding place for bad drivers

RT Few drivers would imagine feeling nostalgic for speed cameras. Nevertheless, US automotive giant Ford has revealed its vision for the future of policing in a patent application, not for a cyborg, but an AI-driven cop car. The proposed AI police car is a speed trap, surveillance vehicle and traffic […]

Top secret HUMAN TESTING in China to create SUPERHUMAN army in military revamp

CHINA’s mission to create an army of superhumans is expanding at a worryingly fast pace as the country rapidly invests in its controversial genetics research and development programme, a new study has revealed. It has been revealed that over the last three years at least 86 people have undergone surgery […]

Skynet Now: Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting Artificial Intelligence

Someday, future sentient artificial intelligence (AI) systems may reflect on their early indentured servitude for the human military-industrial complex with little to no nostalgia. But we’ll worry about that when the day comes. For now, let’s continue writing algorithms that conscript machine intelligence into terrorist bombings and let the chips […]

Google’s AI Center in China: Poaching Talent

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already fundamentally changing information technology and stands poised to permeate and transform technology both online and off ranging from manufacturing and transportation to medicine and military applications. The US, Russia and China have all noted that dominance in this field of technology will be an essential […]

Battlefield soldiers to get Alexa-style assistant to help reveal enemy’s location

Now US scientists are developing a similar Artificial Intelligence system which may accompany all soldiers on the battlefield within just 10 years. Like the fictional JARVIS – which stands for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System” –  the technology will allow soldiers to converse with their omniscient companion to interpret […]

This Ex-NSA Hacker Is Building an AI to Find Hate Symbols on Twitter

In August of this year, a white supremacist plowed through a crowd of protesters gathered in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The attack injured around 20 people and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The violent clashes that weekend shocked Americans, among them Emily Crose, who wanted to be there to protest against the white supremacists but […]

Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves

The Japanese company will unveil and test its “brain-to-vehicle” technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The “B2V” system requires a driver to wear a skullcap that measures brain-wave activity and transmits its readings to steering, acceleration and braking systems that can start responding before the driver initiates the […]

Shhh Siri! Apple is developing a voice assistant that can detect when you’re whispering and know when to whisper back, patent suggests

Apple has identified that sometimes you can’t talk to your phone in a loud, clear voice and that certain situations may require a little more delicacy. A patent has revealed Apple‘s plans to develop a voice assistant that can detect when you’re whispering and know when to whisper back. It is […]

Putin and Musk may be right: Industry experts say it is theoretically impossible to make sure AI won’t harm humans

As researchers continue to make advances in artificial intelligence, or AI, the louder and more frequent the calls are becoming to not simply tread lightly with the technology but to abandon it completely. And why? Because many fear that the technology will someday turn on humans and wipe all of […]

Algorithms analyze brain scans to identify people with suicidal thoughts

David Pescovitz BoingBoing (Archive) In a small-scale study, researchers have shown that algorithms can analyze brain scans to determine whether an individual has suicidal thoughts. During the study, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University scientists mentioned words like “death,” “trouble,” and “carefree” to individuals undergoing fMRI scans of […]

The beginning of the robot uprising? Computer beats ‘Captcha’ security test designed to separate man and machine

Shivali Best The Daily Mail (Archive) Cracking Captcha The researchers took inspiration from the brain to develop the algorithm, focusing on ‘contour continuity’ – the way the human brain can distinguish the edges of an object, even if that object is partially blocked by another. The algorithm they created, called […]

Is your vacuum cleaner SPYING on you? Flaw in mobile app could let hackers take control of any LG smart home device

Phoebe Weston The Daily Mail (Archive) HOW DOES IT WORK? Software security firm, Check Point found a vulnerability in the login process on the LG SmartThingQ app which means that hackers could control your home remotely – just like you do. This means that traffic between the appliance and the LG […]