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The 8 ways artificial intelligence will profoundly change city life by 2030

By 2030, how will AI shape the average North American city? In a century-long study of the impact of AI, an expert panel believes its effects will be profound. Eric Horvitz, technical fellow and managing director at Microsoft Research, came up with the idea for the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence. The current…

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Millions of jobs will be created by AI instead of being destroyed by it.

Recently, artificial intelligence has advanced so rapidly that it seems hardly a month goes by without a newsworthy AI breakthrough. Across a range of fields, from speech translation to medical diagnosis to gameplay, computers have surpassed humans in startling ways. AI has sparked a discussion about how it will affect employment. AI is feared to…

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The Way AI Deepens Our Understanding of the Brain

It is well known that artificial neural networks are inspired by their biological counterparts. Yet these algorithms are extremely simplified, even cartoonish, when compared to human brains. How do they work? Can we learn anything from them? The answer is yes, according to a panel at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting this month. It…

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Can We Tell If Artificial Intelligence Becomes Sentient?

In response to user input, Google's LaMDA software (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) produces text. An AI developer's dream has been realized with LaMDA, according to Blake Lemoine. His Google bosses disagree, and have suspended him from work for publishing his conversations with the machine. It is also possible that Lemoine is getting carried away,…

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In 45 seconds, robots will make pizza for a startup founded by SpaceX engineers

What pizza lover doesn't love hot, gooey, freshly baked pizza? I don't know of a better food in existence (though ice cream is close). Our love for pizza has been strong for decades, but the Covid-19 pandemic elevated its consumption to a new level; based on Pizza Magazine’s 2022 Pizza Power Report (yes, there really…

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Amazon’s robots helped create 100,000 jobs

Technological advancements have created concerns about job losses to automation, especially as machines become capable of doing things they could never do before. Based on a report released by the McKinsey Global Institute, 49 percent of job activities can be fully automated today, which equates to 1.1 billion workers. A less-discussed side of automation is…

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