Matthew Hutson, The Washington Post Published 7:24 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology Photo: Princeton University Press, Handout Photo: Princeton University Press, Handout Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology Photo: Princeton University Press, Handout Dreaming of artificial intelligence in ancient Greece and Silicon Valley 1 / 3 Back to Gallery The Deep Learning Revolution By Terrence J. Sejnowski MIT. 352 pp. … [Read more...] about Dreaming of artificial intelligence in ancient Greece and Silicon Valley
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Search engines are leveraging artificial intelligence to create more relevant responses to search queries. Chris Porteous Published 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Mucahiddin | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Mucahiddin | Getty Images Add SEO to the List of Everything Being Transformed by Artificial Intelligence 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Understanding SEO is the first rule for being able to optimize your site and its content so that would-be customers can actually find your company online. When your SEO is on point, you are more likely appear in search engine results when someone looks for the type of products or services you sell. However, to be able to truly understand SEO, you need to comprehend how modern search engines work -- and that means understanding artificial intelligence, or … [Read more...] about Add SEO to the List of Everything Being Transformed by Artificial Intelligence
Get ready for AI to show up where you’d least expect it. In 2016, tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft launched dozens of products and services powered by artificial intelligence. Next year will be all about the rest of the business world embracing AI. Artificial intelligence is a 60-year-old term, and its promise has long seemed like it was forever over the horizon. But new hardware, software, services and expertise means it’s finally real -- even though companies will still need plenty of human brain power to get it working. The most sophisticated incarnation of AI today is an approach called deep learning that’s based on neural network technology inspired by the human brain. Conventional computer programs follow a prewritten sequence of instructions, but there’s no way programmers can use that approach for something as complex and subtle as describing a photo to a blind person. Neural networks, in contrast, figure out their own rules … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Artificial intelligence has a big year ahead, well beyond tech
You probably didn't consider basing your Kentucky Derby bets on artificial intelligence -- but maybe you should have. The artificial intelligence company Unanimous tested its new software platform, UNU, on last weekend's Kentucky Derby, as reported by TechRepublic. Twenty participants, convened by the company, first used the software to narrow the field of 20 horses down to four top picks. The participants then used UNU to predict the winning order -- and it turned out to be 100 percent correct. 1. Nyquist 2. Exaggerator 3. Gun Runner 4. Mohaymen "I placed my $1 bet on the race at the Derby on Saturday and made $542.10 -- the odds of winning the superfecta [the top 4 finishers in order] were 540-1," TechRepublic reporter Hope Reese wrote. For comparison, none of the experts at Churchill Downs predicted the top four horses, let alone the top four horses in the correct order. In a statement, Unanimous' chief information officer David Baltaxe said the whole process took the company's AI … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Artificial intelligence: Key to Kentucky Derby betting?
What if the scariest thing about AI is the vocabulary test? Sure, some people worry about machines putting an end to humanity as we know it, but that may be no more likely than a Mayan-predicted apocalypse. Artificial intelligence, though, may actually bring us lots of things we'll like: self-driving cars, caregivers for the sick, personal assistants that know exactly what you need, when you need it. Yes, there is math and science, and a lot of it, behind the current boom in AI research, products and services. But you don't have to have a Ph.D. to get a handle on the basic ideas. Here's a quick rundown of some notions you should know. agent Software that reacts to things happening around it without the direct instruction of a user. A step beyond conventional software programs because they're always on and work by themselves, agents generally perform a single, specialized task, such as assembling news feeds or ordering email in terms of importance. algorithm A formula or step-by-step … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo A brief glossary of the ideas behind artificial intelligence