AI is being increasingly used to make important decisions. Many AI experts (including Jeff Dean, head of AI at Google, and Andrew Ng, founder of Coursera and deeplearning.ai) say that warnings about sentient robots are overblown, but other harms are not getting enough attention. I agree. I am an AI researcher, and I’m worried about some of the societal … [Read more...] about Five Things That Should Scare You About AI
Much has been made about our current addiction to screens. Many of us have found ourselves trapped in an endless cycle of dopamine hits as we check our phone to see if anyone has liked our post, or replied to a pithy comment. Some tech companies are creating technical solutions to help us monitor and limit our screen time, such as Google’s Digital Wellbeing program. Many … [Read more...] about How Voice Interfaces Can Benefit Society
Artificial intelligence technologies can be used to help buildings and spaces track their waste in real-time and engage users by nudging them to correctly sort their waste. However, this vision has some major challenges: The ever-increasing volume and complexity of waste as a result of the constant increase in commercial consumerism makes it difficult for the public to … [Read more...] about Using Artificial Intelligence To Achieve Zero Waste
Everyone’s excited about AI and machine learning these days, so new conferences are popping up everywhere. We’ve identified more than 150 events on our ultimate AI conference list, but which ones are actually worth your time? Which AI Conferences Have The Most ROI For Business Leaders? As a business leader, you want to learn about new technologies from experienced … [Read more...] about Best Artificial Intelligence Conferences For Business Leaders In 2019
As part of our AI For Growth executive education series, we interview top executives at leading global companies who have successfully applied AI to grow their enterprises. Today, we sit down with Kevin Scott, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft. As the CTO of Microsoft, Kevin drives the technology giant’s AI strategy and services. In this interview, he focuses on the … [Read more...] about Transforming Industries By Combining AI & IoT (Interview With Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft)
As part of our AI For Growth executive education series, we interview top executives at leading global companies who have successfully applied AI to grow their enterprises. Today, we sit down with Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture, a leading global professional services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, technology & … [Read more...] about Building Ethical & Responsible AI Technologies (Interview with Rumman Chowdhury of Accenture)
Bigoted AI systems rightly deserve the universal flak they get. But there’s a problem: we might still be screwed even if AI is neutral. Unless artificial intelligence has the "right" biases, AI and people won’t coexist very well. Unless purposely wired to be ethical and people-centric, AI can be commandeered for malicious purposes or inadvertently cause serious … [Read more...] about Responsible AI: Should Smart Machines Be Intrinsically Pro Human?
We don’t have to wait for AI to gain sentience and go rogue because the probability of intelligent automation being used by bad people for bad purposes is one…hundred…percent. Expect chaos when con artists conspire with convoluted neural networks. Assessing threats and preemptively developing defense mechanisms is critical for the good guys to prepare for, prevent, and … [Read more...] about Malicious AI: How Can We Defend Against Weaponized Technology?
The quest to give machines a mind of their own occupied the brightest AI specialists in 2017. Machine learning (and especially the newly hip branch, deep learning) practically delivered all of the most stunning achievements in artificial intelligence so far — from systems that beat us at our own games to art-producing neural networks that rival human creativity. … [Read more...] about 12 Amazing Deep Learning Breakthroughs of 2017
Think about the smartest person you know. What about this person leads you to describe him or her as incredibly intelligent? Is she a quick thinker, able to internalize and reuse new concepts immediately? Is he highly creative, able to endlessly generate new ideas you’d never think of? Perhaps she’s highly perceptive and can pick out the tiniest details of the world around … [Read more...] about WTF Is Artificial Intelligence?!