Elon Musk Backs A.I. Risk Research; Google Chatbot Talks Meaning of LifeJuly 8, 2015
This week, Elon Musk is backing research into artificial intelligence risks, while a Google chatbot examines the meaning of life. Plus, Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook is harnessing artificial intelligence. Read on for more:
• Bloomberg reports that Tesla's Elon Musk is backing an international research program that will "look at the risks and opportunities posed by the development of A.I."
• CNET checks out the meaning of life, as defined by a Google chatbot.
• The Washington Post asks, "Could artificial intelligence be the new climate change? Is it a dangerous threat that human[s] will overlook until it is too late?"
• Mark Zuckerberg plans to use artificial intelligence for Facebook "to build A.I. systems that are better than humans at our primary senses: vision, listening, etc.," according to TechCrunch.
• TechRepublic shares 10 things you need to know about artificial intelligence, a technology that "still has its challenges, like being constantly misunderstood."
• TweakTown reports that an Oxford University academic recently issued a warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence.
• NPR spotlights a new book, Speak by Louisa Hall, that "explores what happens to humanity when machines have no trouble at all acting human."
• The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on a Dartmouth University contest that will see if judges can tell the difference between art created by humans and art created by artificial intelligence.
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