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Is Elon Musk an AI Watchdog or Oligarch?

Is Elon Musk an AI Watchdog or Oligarch?

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.

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(All) Elon Musk Artificial Intelligence Quotes – A Catalogue of His Statements

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.

These Three Companies Want to Use A.I. to Help Humans Live Forever

These Three Companies Want to Use A.I. to Help Humans Live Forever

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.

Wireless Brain Implants - The Implications of Neural Prosthetics

Wireless Brain Implants – The Implications of Neural Prosthetics

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:

Facebook's M Assistant and the Race for an Offer You Can't Refuse

Facebook’s M Assistant and the Race for an Offer You Can’t Refuse

Facebook's entry into the personal assistant game with it's "M" assistant is actually an interesting view to Facebook's big bet on the future of consumer AI.

Making Genies - Apple's Acquisition of VocalIQ and the Importance of Speech Recognition

Making Genies – Apple’s Acquisition of VocalIQ and the Importance of Speech Recognition

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.

The Most Troubling 7 Minutes of Augmented Reality I've Ever Seen

The Most Troubling 7 Minutes of Augmented Reality I’ve Ever Seen

 

If you could fill your home with customizable, instantly change-able virtual decorations that looked completely real, would you ever buy physical home goods?

When "Upgrading" Your Brain is Possible, Would it Be Too Good to Refuse? 4

When “Upgrading” Your Brain is Possible, Would it Be Too Good to Refuse?

Controlling your feelings, adding or removing memories at will, and controlling our devices telepathically... is this purely the world of science fiction? Evidently not: