Machine Learning

Robotics Update

Robotics Update

A quick update on three recent and interesting developments in robotics. Quantum Robots, Robots that Learn, Robots Play Nicely with Humans.

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Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Neural Networks and Deep Learning

If indeed there are good generalized deep learning architectures to be discovered, that will take time. Even with such a learning architecture at hand, training it will require interaction with a rich exterior world -- either the real world (via sensors and appendages capable of manipulation) or a computationally expensive virtual world.

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In Conversation: Ron Kaplan of Nuance Communications

In Conversation: Ron Kaplan of Nuance Communications

I recently got together with Ron Kaplan who is a well known artificial intelligence researcher in the area of natural language processing. The conversation ranges near and far covering AI risks and the recent news about a chatbot passing the Turing Test, whether it is ridiculous to suggest that Siri is a conscious being, reflective computing, NL interfaces and access to knowledge, communicating wi...

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Did the Singularity Just Happen?

Did the Singularity Just Happen?

It has been all over the tech news for the past 24 hours, an "artificial intelligence" agent or chatbot known as "Eugene Goostman" has passed the famous Turing Test. Or did it? Did the Singularity just happen? Unfortunately not.

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Dangerous Comedian Robot Escapes Norwegian Research Lab

Dangerous Comedian Robot Escapes Norwegian Research Lab

Oslo, Norway -- A military grade "comedian robot", the Prankbot 3000, has escaped its black box confinement in a University of Oslo Computational Humor Laboratory. The robot is considered dangerous and readers are cautioned to report any sightings to law enforcement or military authorities at once and are advised not to approach the robot under any circumstances.

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The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and facts along the way, so this is one to listen to in its entirety rather than skimming. Another of the amazing videos filmed and produced by H+ board me...

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