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  2. something doesn’t “feel” right about this. 🙂
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  4. TheWorldNewsOrg

    Lighthouse AI Tech

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  5. SciTechPress

    A Robot Walking like a human!

  6. Talk about inciting the mobs!!! This video is very scary.
  7. We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us -- and what we can do in response.
  8. James Thomas Rook Jr.

    Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

    Having had many eye surgeries, which were painless, but I was still awake and somewhat awake ..... I hate it when they have that military powered searchlight shining directly in your eye, and you hear the doctor say " ... oops ...".
  9. Doctors across the world are beginning to rely on artificial intelligence algorithms to help accelerate diagnostics and treatment plans, with the goal of making more time to see more patients, with greater precision. We all can understand—at least conceptually—what it takes to be a doctor: years of medical school lectures attended, stacks of textbooks and journals read, countless hours of on-the-job residencies. But the way AI has learned the medical arts is less intuitive. In order to get more clarity on how algorithms learn these patterns, and what pitfalls might still lurk within the technology, Quartz partnered with Leon Chen, co-founder of medical AI startup MD.ai, and radiologist Luke Oakden-Rayner, to train two algorithms and understand how it matches with a medical professional as it learns. One detects the presence of tumorous nodules, and the second gauges the potential of it being malignant. https://qz.com/1377825/we-trained-an-algorithm-to-detect-cancer-in-just-two-hours/
  10. The "e-dermis" applied to the thumb and forefinger of a prosthetic handView gallery - 2 imagesResearchers have developed an "e-dermis" or electronic skin that could be applied to a prosthetic hand to give the wearer a sense of touch. By using electronic sensors that mimic the nerve endings in the body, the skin can convey both the senses of touch and of pain.The skin is made of a combination of fabric and rubber, into which the electronic sensors are embedded. The technology isn't invasive, but relays sensation through the wearer's skin using a method known as TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation – a process that needs hours of mapping of the subject's nerve endings.It's thought the technology could make sense of so-called phantom limb sensations in amputees – the name given to the feeling that a missing limb remains present. The researchers used EEGs to confirm that phantom-limb sensations were felt during stimulation via the electronic skin over the course of tens of hours of testing.According to the research paper, the subject mainly felt sensations of pressure along with some "electrical tingling" feelings. The subject reported feeling nothing more severe than an uncomfortable but tolerable pain. The researchers say the subject could report which fingers of the prosthesis were being stimulated "with perfect accuracy.""For the first time, a prosthesis can provide a range of perceptions from fine touch to noxious to an amputee, making it more like a human hand," senior author of the research Nitish Thakor explains in a press release. The desire to restore pain may seem counterintuitive, but it could be used to warn the wearer of damage."This is interesting and new, because now we can have a prosthetic hand that is already on the market and fit it with an e-dermis that can tell the wearer whether he or she is picking up something that is round or whether it has sharp points," adds biomedical student Luke Osborn."After many years, I felt my hand, as if a hollow shell got filled with life again," says the researchers' principle (and anonymous) volunteer.At the moment the electronic skin is able to detect curvature and differentiate sharp objects, but in future could be adapted for temperature sensitivity. As well as helping prosthesis users, the researchers think the technology could be used to improve space suits, or to aid robots.We've reported on various touch-sensitive prostheses over the years, but this development shows just how far the technology has come, needing no invasive surgery, differentiating touch from pain, and being potentially applicable to any prosthesis.The skin is the work of a team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University and the Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology. The work has been published in the journal Science Robotics and can be read in full online.Sources: Johns Hopkins University, Science Robotics
  11. It's a small AI startup with about 40 employees. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/20/microsoft-buys-ai-start-up-bonsai.html
  12. As you mull it over, consider this jaw-dropping report from China: JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce behemoth, claimed it could receive, pack, ship, and deliver 200,000 orders a day across China. But get this, it employs just four workers at the fulfillment center. And those employees' jobs? To service the robots that fulfill the orders... Final food for thought: In January, the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group said that by 2026, over 1 million Americans could lose their jobs to automation. + There's always another side to the story: "AI Doesn't Eliminate Jobs, It Creates Them."
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    What will future jobs look like?

    The New Machine Age Hmm..... and to think this was over 5 years ago ....
  14. MIT researcher Andrew McAfee gives his prediction on the future of jobs
  15. by Associated Press, Updated at 12:55PM, May 7, 2018 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Photo credit: JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images) Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new “AI for Accessibility” effort as he kicked off Microsoft’s annual conference for software developers. The Build conference in Seattle is meant to foster enthusiasm for the company’s latest ventures in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. Microsoft competes with Amazon and Google to offer internet-connected services to businesses and organizations. The conference and the new initiative offer Microsoft an opportunity to emphasize its philosophy of building AI for social good. The focus could help counter some of the privacy and ethical concerns that have risen over AI and other fast-developing technology, including the potential that software formulas can perpetuate or even amplify gender and racial biases. In unusually serious terms for a tech conference keynote, Nadella name-checked the dystopian fiction of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, declared that “privacy is a human right” and warned of the dangers of building new technology without ethical principles in mind. Related Story Bill Gates dedicates $158 million to American poverty issues “We should be asking not only what computers can do, but what computers should do,” Nadella said. “That time has come.” The five-year accessibility initiative will include seed grants for startups, nonprofit organizations and academic researchers, as well as deeper investments and expertise from Microsoft researchers. Microsoft President Brad Smith said the company hopes to empower people by accelerating the development of AI tools that provide them with more opportunities for independence and employment. “It may be an accessibility need relating to vision or deafness or to something like autism or dyslexia,” Smith said in an interview. “There are about a billion people on the planet who have some kind of disability, either permanent or temporary.” Those people already have “huge potential,” he said, but “technology can help them accomplish even more.” Related Story Distracted by technology? Microsoft tries to help Microsoft has already experimented with its own accessibility tools, such as a “Seeing AI” free smartphone app using computer vision and narration to help people navigate if they’re blind or have low vision. Nadella introduced the app at a previous Build conference. Microsoft’s translation tool also provides deaf users with real-time captioning of conversations. “People with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to technology advances, but Microsoft sees this as a key area to address concerns over the technology and compete against Google, Amazon and IBM,” said Nick McQuire, an analyst at CCS Insight. Smith acknowledged that other firms, especially Apple and Google, have also spent years doing important work on accessibility. He said Microsoft’s accessibility fund builds on the model of the company’s AI for Earth initiative, which launched last year to jumpstart projects combating climate change and other environmental problems. The idea, Smith said, is to get more startups excited about building tools for people with disabilities — both for the social good and for their large market potential. Other announcements at the Build conference include partnerships with drone company DJI and chipmaker Qualcomm. More than 6,000 people are registered to attend, most of them developers who build apps for Microsoft’s products. Facebook had its F8 developers’ gathering last week. Google’s I/O conference begins Tuesday. Apple’s takes place in early June. This is the second consecutive year that Microsoft has held its conference in Seattle, not far from its Redmond, Washington, headquarters.
  16. Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Human Resources might sound counterintuitive after all the leading word in Human Resources is Human. However, many companies are seeing the positive impact of integrating AI into the recruitment process. For example, Johnson & Johnson receives 1.2 million applications for 25,000 positions every year. AI can narrow down the search by scanning through applications quickly and efficiently for talent acquisition specialists. By taking humans out of the process in early stages, can also be beneficial for creating a more diverse workplace. Algorithmic recruiting is an unbiased screen ensuring the hiring process is fair. Pymetrics who’s client base includes Unilever and Nielsen offers a set of games for candidates to complete, typically at the early stage of recruitment ignoring factors like gender, age and race.
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