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How a Toronto professor’s research revolutionized artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton.

Three summers ago, at the age of 64, Geoffrey Hinton left his home in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood to become an intern at Google. 41 more words

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Google Robot Army And Military Swarms: 'Designed To Overwhelm An Adversary'

If you thought that having helicopter drones flying around delivering packages was a scary concept, then you won’t be very happy to learn that the US military is seriously considering enlisting the help of tiny robot quadcopter drones in warfare. 774 more words

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Google Robot Army And Military Swarms: 'Designed To Overwhelm An Adversary'

If you thought that having helicopter drones flying around delivering packages was a scary concept, then you won’t be very happy to learn that the US military is seriously considering enlisting the help of tiny robot quadcopter drones in warfare. 774 more words

Future Technology

Workshop on Data Privacy - June 23

Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco

June 23 – 6 to 9 PM

For everyone of us, the implications of sharing private information on social media are pretty much clear cut, be it perhaps for the lack of clarity of the user agreements and privacy statements that go with those social media. 196 more words

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Vanity thought #1330. AI challenge

Not long ago Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk got together and issued an open letter warning the world about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence. The primitive kind we have now has been beneficial so far, they said, but once it goes beyond a certain threshold it might outcompete humans for the position of the pre-eminent species on Earth. 1,422 more words

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