Tag: artificial intelligence

Self-Driving Cars Are Programmed to Sacrifice: “Someone Is Going to Die”

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 14 Comments
Self-Driving Cars Are Programmed to Sacrifice: “Someone Is Going to Die”

“There is no question that someone is going to die in this technology,” said Duke University roboticist Missy Cummings in testimony before the US Senate committee on commerce, science and transportation.

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ATLAS: Next Generation of DARPA Humanoid Robot Released

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 9 Comments
ATLAS: Next Generation of DARPA Humanoid Robot Released

Do you think we will have ‘Terminator’ like robots dwelling among us anytime soon? This article shows the rapid evolution of a specific humanoid robot called ATLAS.

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Elon Musk Forms New AI Company To Save Robotics From The Military Industrial Complex

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 8 Comments
Elon Musk Forms New AI Company To Save Robotics From The Military Industrial Complex

This week, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk announced the formation of OpenAI, which he promises will be “a non-profit artificial intelligence research company,” with the goal to “advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.”

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Will Robots Need to be Programmed with “Feelings” In Order To Be Conscious?

Written by on October 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 22 Comments
Will Robots Need to be Programmed with “Feelings” In Order To Be Conscious?

The first autonomous super-intelligence we create via machines may think and behave dramatically different than us.

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How Safe is AI Really, as We Approach the Singularity?

Written by on September 24, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
How Safe is AI Really, as We Approach the Singularity?

What happens when Artificial Intelligences gets loose in the world?  Every parent wonders how their kids will turn out when they grow up and become independent in the world, and speaking from personal experience, it’s such a relief to see one’s children mature into wise, compassionate, genuinely good people. Similar concerns are now on many […]

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Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence Take Over, Top Scientists Warn

Written by on September 12, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 10 Comments
Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence Take Over, Top Scientists Warn

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make lives easier by understanding human desires or driving people’s cars , but if it were uncontrolled, the technology could pose a serious threat to society. Now, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and dozens of other top scientists and technology leaders have signed a letter warning of the potential dangers of developing artificial intelligence

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Robots to Replace White-Collar Jobs by 2035

Robots to Replace White-Collar Jobs by 2035

A report recently presented by the Pew Research Centre in the US predicts that professional roles such as doctors, lawyers and accountants could be replaced by artificial intelligence by the year 2025. This could have huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics. VoR’s Juliet Spare reports.

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Are The Robots About To Rise? Google’s New Director Of Engineering Thinks So…

Written by on February 25, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Are The Robots About To Rise? Google’s New Director Of Engineering Thinks So…

Ray Kurzweil popularized the Terminator-like moment he called the ‘singularity’, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest – on behalf of the tech behemoth Google.

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Economic Elite Announce Plan to Replace Human Labor with Machines

Written by on February 9, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Economic Elite Announce Plan to Replace Human Labor with Machines

Speaking at the recent Davos economic conference – widely considered to be the elite economic forum to discuss trends and political strategy – an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Jeremy Howard, had some stunning announcements that indicate a major shift in employment is set to occur very soon. As Howard states in the video below, we have hit a critical threshold where machine intelligence is performing better than even the leading experts in the fields of medicine, science, and banking among others. This has vast ramifications, as this crossover coincides also with the replacement of skilled and non-skilled human labor with robots. Between the two events, people from all economic classes are being threatened with replacement in an unprecedented way. It is being called technological unemployment – a type of permanent unemployment that greatly exacerbates our current recession/depression, because the lost jobs most likely will never return.

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