Elon Musk to show off working brain-hacking device

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Elon Musk is due to demonstrate a working brain-to-machine interface as part of his ambitious plans to give people superhuman powers.His brain-hacking company, Neuralink, applied to start human trials last year. But Friday’s demonstration involved a robot and “neurons firing in real time”, a series of tweets reveals. The interface could allow people with neurological conditions to… Read more »

The algorithms that make big decisions about your life

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In many ways, social-media platforms are simply giant algorithms. At their heart, they work out what you’re interested in and then give you more of it – using as many data points as they can get their hands on. Every “like”, watch, click is stored. Most apps also glean more data from your web-browsing habits… Read more »

Australia wins AI ‘Eurovision Song Contest’

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An Australian team has won a competition to write a hit Eurovision song using artificial intelligence. It grew into an international effort after this year’s contest was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The winning song, Beautiful the World, was inspired by nature’s recovery from the bushfires earlier this year. A total of 13 teams… Read more »

With humans vulnerable: How about a digital helper?

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Since February, California-based manufacturer CloudMinds has shipped more than 100 robots to China. Many of those have gone to hospitals, where the XR-1 provides information to patients and helps guide visitors to the right department. The artificial intelligence (AI) incorporated into the machines means they can operate on their own. They also are connected to… Read more »

You Can’t Spell Creative Without A.I.

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Advances in software applications that process human language lie at the heart of the debate over whether computer technologies will enhance or even substitute for human creativity. Source: New York Times Date: April 21st, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/technology/ai-creative-software-language.html Discussion Do you agree that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used as “intelligence amplifiers” that offer an important… Read more »

The coronavirus crisis will change the world of commerce

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“In the long run the firms that survive will have to master a new environment as the crisis and the response to it accelerate three trends: 1) an energising adoption of new technologies, 2) an inevitable retreat from freewheeling global supply chains and 3) a worrying rise in well-connected oligopolies. Source: The Economist Date: April… Read more »

To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has authorized the country’s internal security agency to tap into a vast and previously undisclosed trove of cellphone data to retrace the movements of people who have contracted the coronavirus and identify others who should be quarantined because their paths crossed. Source: New York Times Date: March 19th, 2020… Read more »

Coronavirus: How can AI help fight the pandemic?

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Facebook is already working with researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health and the National Tsing Hua University, in Taiwan, sharing anonymised data about people’s movements and high-resolution population density maps, which help them forecast the spread of the virus. The social network is also helping partners understand how people are talking about the… Read more »