Mad Max: Fury Road reminds us why we love the post-apocalypse

When it comes to telling big, epic, awesome, mythopoetic stories, our world is boring. It is boring because it is known. We can google any spot on the planet and get a complete breakdown of that place’s ecology, politics, history, industries, and turn-by-turn directions on how to get there. Not only that, most of us feel like we kind of know where the future is headed. A.I., rockets to space, self-driving cars, and replicators no longer seem a matter of chance, merely a matter of time. Wait around long enough and the future we’ve all imagined will get here. The now cliché “Where’s my jetpack” is said with the foot-tapping frustration of culture that believes technological progress is not merely inevitable but, in a way, owed.

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Google, Ray Kurzweil developing ambitious intelligent AI search tech New Google hire and accomplished inventor Ray Kurzweil recently described his ambitious current project at the search giant. Kurzweil is hoping to leverage Google’s massive pool of resources and data to develop technology that would create truly intelligent computers that can understand human language on a deep level. The technology could be used to create […]

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What is the current state-of-the-art in knowledge representation?

I’m interested in learning about knowledge representation — especially when related to natural language processing. I’ve done some Googling and searching on arXiv, but I haven’t found anything other than semantic networks. Is that currently the best that we have?

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Great tech innovators, Ray Kurzweil Ray Kurzweil is a futurist, someone who studies the future and predicts where humankind is headed. Perhaps it’s better to say that he’s the futurist. The one whose words and predictions are clung onto and heard in every corner of the tech industry. Kurzweil is lauded as one of the most influential thinkers of his […]

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The Digital Doctor Publisher’s summary about the book: While modern medicine produces miracles, it also delivers care that is too often unsafe, unreliable, unsatisfying, and impossibly expensive. For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare’s ills. But medicine stubbornly resisted computerization, until now. Over the past five years, thanks largely […]

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Forget Google Glass—It’s All About Google Pants

Wearable technology is the future. There’s just one problem. No one wants to wear the stuff. One potential solution? Make it invisible. Weave it into already existing products so seamlessly… read more

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Google’s AI is training itself to count calories in food photos

Whether by accident or design, the details of Google’s plans for artificial intelligence (AI) have been elusive. In some cases, there’s no real mystery, just nothing all that exciting to talk about. AI technology is the foundation of the company’s search engine, and the most obvious reason for Google’s high-profile, $400M acquisition of DeepMind in 2014 is to use the UK firm’s expertise in deep learning—a subset of AI research—to bolster that core capability.


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PBS Newshour Why we’re teaching computers to help treat cancer PBS Newshour | Every day, we depend on artificial intelligence to help us make sense of a steady deluge of information. AI helps the post office to sort its mail, Wall Street to make financial decisions and physicians to diagnose patients. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how tech firms are investing in the next generation of […]

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