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Cognition


For more than two millennia, Western thinkers have separated emotion from cognition – emotion being the poorer sibling of the two. Cognition helps to explain the nature of space-time and sends humans to the Moon. Emotion might save the lioness in the savannah, but it also makes humans act irrationally with disconcerting frequency.  In the …

Breakthrough after breakthrough, artificial intelligence (AI) has continued to challenge the human definition of impossible. Our lives and AI technologies are intertwining further as time goes on. For us, this means a more convenient life aided by this technology. At the same time though, this means that we are making ourselves vulnerable to the consequences …

Google I/O 2019 | Artificial Intelligence: From Social Good to Ambient Intelligence Google’s scale and AI expertise uniquely positions us to use AI to positively impact society. In this talk, hear from our global leader of Google’s Crisis Response efforts on how to think about applying ML and AI to positively impact some of the …

When I was a student, in the distant past when most computers were still huge mainframes, I had a friend whose PhD advisor insisted that he carry out a long and difficult atomic theory calculation by hand. This led to page after page of pencil scratches, full of mistakes, so my friend finally gave in …

Is my car hallucinating? Is the algorithm that runs the police surveillance system in my city paranoid? Marvin the android in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy had a pain in all the diodes down his left-hand side. Is that how my toaster feels? This all sounds ludicrous until we realise that our algorithms …