Some startups have worked out it’s cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans.
The gambling industry is increasingly using artificial intelligence to predict consumer habits and personalise promotions to keep gamblers hooked, industry insiders have revealed.
Document describes Facebook’s ability to use its vast amount of personal data to identify individual users who are “at risk” of changing to competitors’ products, and then target them with advertising at the moment they would be about to switch.
Changes are coming, and we need to tell the truth and the whole truth. We need to find the jobs that AI can’t do and train people to do them. We need to reinvent education.
A new report warns that AI creates new opportunities for criminals, political operatives, and oppressive governments—so much so that some AI research may need to be kept secret.
As the number of people applying for jobs has increased, employers have removed human beings from the hiring side whenever possible, automating more and more of the decisions in the process.
Lack of qualified applicants will lead to a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019. On the other hand, criminals can commandeer thousands of computers to form a botnet that can then be used to launch attacks. In response, some companies are now taking matters into their own hands and relying on artificial intelligence to take on the workload.
AI technology can create fake images and learn to make them more believable. As a result, it’s going to be easier to fool even more people.
Enabling machines to communicate using the same language as we do becomes ever more critical as machines become a larger part of our lives. Narrative Science is using AI to teach machines this human skill. Its software, Quill, can take data like the box score of a baseball game, summarize the content, and extract a “narrative” from it. Now, instead of staring at a bewildering compilation of numbers, you can view an easy-to-read paragraph telling you what you need to know.
As many as 375 million people will be pushed out of jobs—that’s 14 percent of the global workforce—and have to take up work in totally different occupations. Trouble is, those jobs are all likely to require more tech savvy than most workers currently possess, and that means retraining is going to be hugely important over the coming decades.
By training on millions of existing documents, case files, and legal briefs, a machine-learning algorithm can learn to flag the appropriate sources a lawyer needs to craft a case, often more successfully than humans.
By 2040 advances in AI disciplines like machine learning and natural language processing may shift most software code creation from people to machines.
The weaponised, artificially intelligent propaganda machine is effective. You don’t need to move people’s political dials by much to influence an election, just a couple of percentage points to the left or right.
The world of truth—where seeing is believing—is about to be upended by artificial intelligence technologies.
Machine learning can be used to discern speech from silent video clips more effectively than professional lip-readers can.
Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI.
If you had the opportunity to vote for a politician you totally trusted, who you were sure had no hidden agendas and who would truly represent the electorate's views, you would, right? What if that politician was a robot? Not a human with a robotic personality but a real artificially intelligent robot.
With supercomputers in every pocket and robots looking down on every battlefield, just dismissing them as science fiction seems like self-deception. The question is how to worry wisely.