From Jeopardy winners and Go masters to infamous advertising-related racial profiling, it would seem we have entered an era in which artificial intelligence developments are rapidly accelerating. But a fully sentient being whose electronic “brain” can fully engage in complex cognitive tasks using fair moral judgement remains, for now, beyond our capabilities. Unfortunately, current developments …

A quantum computer may have solved a problem in minutes that would take the fastest conventional supercomputer more than 10,000 years. A draft of a paper by Google researchers laying out the achievement leaked in recent days, setting off an avalanche of news coverage and speculation. While the research has not yet been peer-reviewed – …

The recent announcement about Neuralink, Elon Musk’s latest startup, added to the buzz already in the air about where tech is taking us in the not-so-distant future. Judging by its ambitious plans, which involve pairing computers wirelessly with the human brain, Neuralink demonstrates that the future is now. And a big part of that future is …

It is undeniable — the AI market is booming. Tractica predicts that the global artificial intelligence (AI) software revenue will grow from the already quite impressive US $9.5 billion back in 2018 to an even more astounding US $ 118.6 by 2025. What exactly is driving this growth? While massive companies such as Amazon contribute …

We, as humans, have the tendency to anthropomorphize objects around us. That is to say we attribute human characteristics, such as emotions or even intent to non-human things. To do so is literally within our psychological nature. However, it is one thing where a home vacuum, like a Roomba, can be seen as an endearing pet. …

Suggest to Samsung’s Virtual Personal Assistant Bixby “Let’s talk dirty”, and the female voice will respond with a honeyed accent: “I don’t want to end up on Santa’s naughty list.” Ask the same question to the programme’s male voice and it replies “I’ve read that soil erosion is a real dirt problem.” In South Africa, …

Overview This guide shows how to install and verify TensorFlow. TensorFlow is an end-to-end open source platform for machine learning.   Prerequisites Python has been installed Installation on Ubuntu Installation on Windows Optional but recommended. Setup a VirtualEnvironment and Pip has been installed. VirtualEnvironment for Ubuntu   Installation 01. Activate your virtual environment, or skip …

Fairness, trust and transparency are qualities we usually associate with organisations or individuals. Today, these attributes might also apply to algorithms. As machine learning systems become more complex and pervasive, Cambridge researchers believe it’s time for new thinking about new technology. Dr Jat Singh is familiar with breaking new ground and working across disciplines. Even …

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Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in ‘high-stakes’ applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can  trust them. There would always be a first death in a driverless car and it happened in May 2016. …