AI Future Outlook Articles and Reports
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"Machine learning" is a term that's heard more often in startup and big data circles than "artificial intelligence", and interestingly enough, Google Trends confirms what's already heard through the technological grapevine:
In business and capitalism, the value of an idea is initially measured by the investment it earns. Keen investors expect financial profit from their economic commitments; profits that fatten their wallets but don't always coincide with the betterment of society. Meanwhile, a $1 billion joint investment by some of business and technology’s biggest names has shed that principle of return and, in the act, validated artificial intelligence as one of today's most important topics.
Over the last two years there has been a general "up-tick" in media attention around the risks of artificial general intelligence, and it seems safe to say that though Bill Gates, Stephan Hawking, and many others have publicly articulated their fears, no one has moved the media needle more than Elon Musk.
Eternal life is appealing. Undeniably appealing.
The alluring desire to stave off death (and possibly the very gradual cultural shift away from an acceptance of death) might be part of the cultural underpinnings that have spawned a wave of life-forever artificial intelligence companies. Here's three companies founded to help us reach digital eternity.
I recently came across a TEDx talk by James Cascio that I'm surprised I hadn't seen before. At the present point in technological development, I'm of the belief that provoking contemplation and conversation is about as important a job as science fiction writers and ethicists have, and James seems to have aimed to do just that:
Apple's recent acquisition of UK-based speech recognition company VocalIQ was done in as mysterious a manner as any of their other acquisitions, with no overt explanation from Apple, and no open reply from the acquired team.