Machine Learning

Video Friday: DeepMind’s Shane Legg on Machine Superintelligence

Video Friday: DeepMind’s Shane Legg on Machine Superintelligence

In the news this week, Google is acquiring artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for more than $500 million USD. Founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind's research remains somewhat mysterious. To learn more it helps to examine the research of its founders. These videos comprise a lecture given by Dr. Shane Legg on the development of machine superintelligence. This ...

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Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution?

Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution?

There has been much speculation about the future of humanity in the face of super-humanly intelligent machines. Most of the dystopian scenarios seem to be driven by plain fear that entities arise that could be smarter and stronger than us. After all, how are we supposed to know which goals the machines will be driven by? Is it possible to have “friendly” AI? If we attempt to turn them off, will th...

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Stylometric analysis to track anonymous users in the underground

Stylometric analysis to track anonymous users in the underground

According an interesting study presented by researcher Sadia Afroz at last edition of Chaos Communication Congress in Germany, the 29C3, up to 80 percent of certain anonymous underground forum users can be identified using linguistics, a data that is stunning in my opinion. Sadia is member of the The Drexel and George Mason universities research team composed of Aylin Caliskan Islam, Ariel Stolerm...

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