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'The Master Algorithm' and 'Augmented': The two books helping China's Xi Jinping understand AI | Quartz
China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. Every year, his New Year's Day greeting is enthusiastically examined each January to see what books he is reading. One on artificial intelligence is Pedro Domingo's, professor of computer science and engineering, book "The Master Algorithm."
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl  Quartz  2018 
17 days ago by uwnews
The rise of smart machines puts spotlight on 'robot rights' | NBC News
You probably wouldn’t have any qualms about switching off Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri — or Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. Such entities emulate a human assistant but plainly aren't human at all. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2017  NBC.News  School:Law  Artificial.Intelligence 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
UW students win first Amazon Alexa Prize | KOMO Radio
Five UW students have won the first ever Amazon Alexa Prize because they developed a very chatty artificial intelligence device.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2017  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  students 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Jenna Abrams is not real and that matters more than you think | Forbes
Future generations will not take reality for granted. Technology we created has defeated an evolutionary advantage we enjoyed for hundreds of thousands of years. Our brains are no longer the world’s finest computation engine. UW research into AI is referenced.
Forbes  Artificial.Intelligence  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Artificial intelligence is now your coworker | WIRED
Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  WIRED  Artificial.Intelligence 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
AI activists turn concerns about killer robots into a horror movie | GeekWire
As if the mere phrase “killer robots” weren’t scary enough, AI researchers and policy advocates have put together a video that combines present-tense AI and drone technologies with future-tense nightmares. Pedro Domingos, UW professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  Artificial.Intelligence  GeekWire 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Know Thy Futurist | Boston Review
Have you heard? Someday we will live in a perfect society ruled by an omnipotent artificial intelligence, provably and utterly beneficial to mankind.

That is, if we don’t all die once the machines gain consciousness, take over, and kill us.
science  future  artificial.intelligence  singularity 
10 weeks ago by mookieproof
Opinion | Workers displaced by automation could become caregivers for humans | WIRED
"Sooner or later, the US will face mounting job losses due to advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics," writes Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and professor at the Allen School of Computer Science at the UW.
Artificial.Intelligence  !UWitM  2017  Etzioni.Oren  College:Engineering  Allen.School  WIRED  opinion.analysis 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion | How to regulate artificial intelligence | The New York Times
"The technology entrepreneur Elon Musk recently urged the nation’s governors to regulate artificial intelligence 'before it’s too late,'" writes Oren Etzioni, UW professor of computer science and engineering. A recent UW project is mentioned.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2017  opinion.analysis  Etzioni.Oren  Artificial.Intelligence 
september 2017 by uwnews
Do we need a speedometer for artificial intelligence? | WIRED
Microsoft said last week that it had achieved a new record for the accuracy of software that transcribes speech. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2017  WIRED  School:Law  Artificial.Intelligence 
august 2017 by uwnews
Elon Musk says humans need to read 'Life 3.0' to prepare for AI | Inverse
Elon Musk wants us to prepare for the worst. The tech entrepreneur recommended a new book released on Tuesday, written by MIT professor Max Tegmark. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Domingos.Pedro  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Inverse  Artificial.Intelligence 
august 2017 by uwnews
Even artificial intelligence is sexist | Glamour
Sexism is so deeply ingrained in the way we think about the world, we've actually passed it on to our computers, according to a new University of Virginia and UW study.
Glamour  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Yatskar.Mark  Artificial.Intelligence 
august 2017 by uwnews
AI scientists rebut Elon Musk's alarmist ideas about AI | Inverse
Elon Musk didn’t make his fame and fortune by being cautious. The tech mogul behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and other ventures has big plans for how to transform the world — and big thoughts for how things can go wrong. Pedro Domingos, UW professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Artificial.Intelligence  Inverse 
july 2017 by uwnews
Artificial intelligence can predict which congressional bills will pass | Science
Using just the text of a bill plus about a dozen other variables, a new artificial intelligence algorithm can determine the chance that a bill will become law with great precision. John Wilkerson, a political scientist at the UW, is quoted.
Science.Mag  !UWitM  2017  Artificial.Intelligence  Wilkerson.John  Department:Political.Science  politics  College:Arts&Sciences 
june 2017 by uwnews

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