Inside the Pentagon's Effort to Build a Killer Robot - read this !!

“The defense program DARPA is working to create an artificial brain—but what will it mean for humanity if it succeeds?”

Which raises at least one technical problem regarding artificial intelligence and autonomous hunter-killer drones. “I think robot assassins are a very bad idea for a number of reasons,” Kenyon asserts. “Moral and political issues aside, the technical hurdles to overcome cannot be und

Inside the Pentagon's Effort to Build a Killer Robot
http://time.com/4078877/darpa-the-pentagons-brain/

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Google is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to enhance search results

“Corrado says RankBrain is different from the “hundreds” of signals and technologies that contribute to Google’s Search algorithms in that it actually learns and improves over time.”

Google is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to enhance search results
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-ai-rankbrain-2015-10


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Cognitive Computing in the New Era of Discovery - About IBM Watson

“At the same time, Watson Discovery Advisor will incorporate Watson question-answering capabilities, optimized for discovery. After people create new insights, they can engage in dialogues with the system to clarify their thinking and test propositions. The idea is that humans will collaborate with machines in new ways that deliver better results than people or computers could produce on their own.”

Cognitive Computing in the New Era of Discovery - A Smarter Planet Blog
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/08/watson-e-discovery.html




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Tom Chatfield - Technology and intimacy

“Humanity’s collective consciousness is to be uploaded into the super-Matrix of the near future — or augmented into cyborg immortality, or out-evolved by self-aware machine minds. Whatever happens, the very meat of our physical being is to be left behind.”

Tom Chatfield - Technology and intimacy
http://aeon.co/magazine/technology/tom-chatfield-technology-intimacy/
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Self-Driving Cars Get a Code of Ethics | MIT Technology Review

“Ethics, philosophy, law: all of these assumptions underpin so many decisions,” he says. “If you look at airbags, for example, inherent in that technology is the assumption that you’re going to save a lot of lives, and only kill a few”

Self-Driving Cars Get a Code of Ethics | MIT Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/539731/how-to-help-self-driving-cars-make-ethical-decisions/
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