AI may be the new electricity but this report by Jefferies suggests IBM's hope of creating shareholder value is not so elementary my Dear Watson!
Our friends at AI specialist Essencient have been monitoring the Twitter sentiment since the start of the current UK General Election campaign and are predicting a swing of up to 49 seats to the Conservatives. Will this be correct? We'll find out tomorrow.
UPDATE: Well it's now tomorrow and the answer is clearly "No"– the AI could not predict the outcome of the General Election based on Twitter sentiment and a first-past-the-post (as distinct from proportional representation) electoral system. The computer say "No, I mean yes, I mean... oh look it's nearly time to go to the pub, TGI Friday."
Tech Comment: The Robots are coming - Greg Bufithis on AI, Machine Learning & its Social Consequences
Yes, an AI wrote all the dialogue for this movie, which makes its debut at this week's SCI-FI-LONDON film festival. The Ars Technica article tells you all you need to know.
Here's a short (10 minutes) Russian Soviet-era animated film Polygon from 1977 – yes, 40 years ago – warning of the dangers of military AI and robotics. By Anatoliy Petrov. Советский мультфильм. Автор: Анатолий Петров. Has English subtitles.
With Amazon Alexa a possible "witness" in an upcoming murder trial, this article asks: should the Justice system know more about ESI (electronically stored information) than the average teenager? Particularly as IoT devices are expected to outnumber human by three-to-one by 2020!
This post has now been revised to include an update on the Amazon story!
Anything worse than a rogue #AI - how about two AIs firing lasers at each other? Thank you Deepmind!
We know it is a cliché about well-meaning but mad scientists inadvertently unleashing horrors on mankind but the boffins at Google's Deepmind artificial intelligence research outfit have just taught a pair of AIs to become aggressive when they need to fight for scarce resources. If it is any consolation, apparently it's a variation on the Prisoner's Dilemma. Personally, I for one welcome out new robot overlords...
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