AI Security: Robots Are Coming To Make Friends With Soldiers

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Researchers working at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the United States Army Research Laboratory have managed to develop a brand new technique using which they can quick teach robots completely new traversal behaviors. Moreover, using these techniques, these robots require minimal human oversight. Researchers can now (using the new techniques) enable various …

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White Men Okay, Black Women Not: The Problem With Photo Algorithms

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Facial recognition technology has come a long way from its early days. It is not more pervasive than ever. More and more consumer products along with law enforcement agencies are making use of it. Increasingly powerful and robust machine learning algorithms are backing it for more accuracy. However, a recent test of some facial analysis …

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Will the US Use AI to Create Actual Jobs?

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There is little point in debating the fact that artificial intelligence is likely to offer humanity an astonishing opportunity to bring out rapid prosperity for everyone. However, the question of whether or not the society is ready to seize those opportunities is something that will depend on the choices that those in power will make. …

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With Human Help Robots Will Rise Sooner Rather Than Later

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Researchers are more than prepared to combine all the latest advances in the fields of machine learning and/or artificial intelligence with robotics to really transform warehousing and manufacturing. This would effectively take artificial intelligence to that very crucial “next” level. More and more modern robots are starting to competently perform various kind of peculiar Sisyphean …

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Can AI Keep Construction Industry Workers Safe?

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It is widely believed that the US construction industry (and perhaps every other country’s construction industry as well) is a technology laggard. And the construction industry hasn’t done anything in the past to suggest anything contrary to this long-held belief. But that might change very soon. The construction industry is actually hiring people from the …

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Forget Tech Companies, Can AI Solve Real World Problems?

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All it takes is a bit of Googling to know that artificial intelligence that is self-taught has a lot of problems when it comes to dealing with the physical (real) world. But why is that? There is no doubt about the fact that modern artificial intelligence systems are wonderful things. They can start from ground …

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Will Google Continue To Weaponize AI For US Military? Maybe

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Sundar Pichai, the chief executive at Google, has received a letter signed by thousands of employees working at Google protesting the company’s vital role in a military research program which the US military could use to improve its drones in terms of their targeting systems. Among the thousands of employees working for Google, there are …

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Machines Are Still Dumb: Here Is How To Make Them Smart

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In order to build machines that are truly intelligent, humans need to teach them more about phenomena such as cause and effect. That’s according to Judea Pearl. Judea Pearl has argued for many years that artificial intelligence has not managed to reach its true potential quickly enough because it has been stuck for more than …

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Say Hello To A Chinese Lab That Wants To Rule The World With AI

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The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has already invested gigantic sums in AI resources and research. Many believe that Alibaba is looking to build tools which would allow the company to challenge global technology giants such as Amazon and Google. Readers who have been to Shanghai will not need anyone to push them to remember its …

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Artificial Intelligence Catching Gang Members? Researchers Say Possible

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Many people would argue that the police has been a little less than perfect as far as preventing and stopping crime is concerned. And that might be the reason why some researchers believe that the answer could lie in the use of Artificial Intelligence in order to fight crime and rid cities around the world …

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