machine intelligence

machine intelligence

AI research firm Viacrious raises $15M in its first round

Teaching IBM's Watson the meaning of 'OMG'

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Getting supercomputers like IBM's Watson to understand slang may be the final frontier in machine intelligence. FORTUNE -- The scientific test to gauge if a computer can "think" is surprisingly simple: Can it engage in small talk? The so-called Turing test says a computer capable of carrying on a natural...
Teaching IBM's Watson the meaning of 'OMG'

How to create a mind, or die trying

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I was clutching at the face of a rock but it would not hold. Gravel gave way. I grasped for a shrub, but it pulled loose, and in cold terror I fell into the abyss.Thus spoke amateur rock climber Heinz Pagels, the real-life inspiration for mathematician Ian Malcolm in Michael...
How to create a mind, or die trying

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

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There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better - or worse, depending on what kind...
Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving

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No computer can yet pass the 'Turing test' and be taken as human. But the hunt for artificial intelligence is moving in a different, exciting direction that involves creativity, language – and even jazz'I propose to consider the question "Can machines think?"' Not my question but the opening of Alan...
AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving

Why The Twitter-Bluefin Deal Matters

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Twitter is buying Bluefin Labs, a cool startup in Cambridge, Mass., and this is signifcant for a couple of reasons. First, it's important simply because Bluefin is a really cool company, one that I first discovered last summer and wrote about on my personal blog, in a post titled, "Bluefin...
Why The Twitter-Bluefin Deal Matters

Speech Tech Company Vestec Says Hello To $1.5M From MModal Founder

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Speech technology company Vestec announced that it has landed $1.5 million in funding from V. Raman Kumar, the founder and former CEO of MModal, a provider of clinical transcription services and clinical documentation workflow solutions. Kumar has also joined Vestec’s board of directors as vice chairman and will oversee the...
Speech Tech Company Vestec Says Hello To $1.5M From MModal Founder

GE wants to use artificial intelligence to predict the future of hospitals

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Around the world, the health care system is rife with inefficiencies, and General Electric thinks it can help solve the problem using data. Only it’s not talking about bureaucrats looking at reports: GE has built an artificial intelligence system called Corvix that uses historical data to predict the future, including...
GE wants to use artificial intelligence to predict the future of hospitals
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Google Semantic Search: Bad for SEO, Good for You

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The Wall Street Journal reported today on some changes coming to Google search, but the article seems a bit confused about what they are. The lead item is that "[o]ver the next few months," Google "will begin spitting out more than a list of blue Web links," providing direct answers...
Google Semantic Search: Bad for SEO, Good for You

Happy 100th Birthday, Alan Turing. Love, Silicon Valley.

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Although the circumstances of his death — considered a suicide, due to persecution over his being gay, although that conclusion has recently been disputed — were tragic, there is no question that computing owes a great deal to Alan Turing. Britain’s math whiz and famed codebreaker would have celebrated...
Happy 100th Birthday, Alan Turing. Love, Silicon Valley.

The Consequences of Machine Intelligence

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If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?...
The Consequences of Machine Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil joining Google

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Well-known American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is joining Google. techcrunch.com techcrunch.comRay Kurzweil The 64-year-old, whose work includes computer and machine intelligence, neuroscience and virtual reality, revealed the move on his blogon Friday. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
Ray Kurzweil joining Google
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