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    1. Who Will Protect Artificial Intelligence From Humanity?

      Who Will Protect Artificial Intelligence From Humanity?

      Recent progress in robotics and artificial intelligence has blurred the line between man and machine. After more than 50 years of research, artificial intelligence (AI) systems haven’t quite matched their biological analogues, but they’re catching up: Uber’s self-driving truck drove 2,000 cases of beer over 120 miles , Google knows almost exactly what we’re searching for before we’ve typed it out in full ; and many of us speak naturally to assistants waiting in our pockets or our kitchens .

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    2. This Startup Is Teaching Machines To Think, Reason, And Communicate Like Us

      This Startup Is Teaching Machines To Think, Reason, And Communicate Like Us

      While AI is getting powerful very quickly, and more and more jobs are threatened with automation, we are not yet at the point of science fiction where we are communicating as equals with robots. Sure, some robots already understand the concepts of trust and regret , but machines can’t yet think, reason, or communicate at an advanced level.

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    3. On The Internet, The World's Diversity Of Languages Is Completely Absent | Co

      On The Internet, The World's Diversity Of Languages Is Completely Absent | Co

      On The Internet, The World's Diversity Of Languages Is Completely Absent The world's languages aren't dying online. They never even existed. Illustrations: M.Knox Gray via Shutterstock Charlie Sorrel 06.20.16 11:25 AM There are two ways of looking at the fact that just 2% of the world’s 6,000-odd languages are thriving online. One is that 98% of our human communication heritage is doomed, as more people switch to more global languages to communicate.

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    4. Putting Robots To Work To Make New York City's 311 A Better-Oiled Machine

      Putting Robots To Work To Make New York City's 311 A Better-Oiled Machine

      In the future, 311 will let computers answer the easy questions to give humans more time for the difficult problems. Since opening in 2003, New York City's pioneering 311 center for non-emergency questions and complaints has become a massive operation, handling an average of around 60,000 questions a day via phone, text message, website, and mobile app. That's added up to more than 180 million ...

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    5. A Search Engine To Find The Secrets The Government Doesn't Want You To Know

      A Search Engine To Find The Secrets The Government Doesn't Want You To Know

      The Declassification Engine project is using advanced data mining tools to uncover what's beneath the big black marker. On Google, you can find specialized tabs that only search all sorts of specific results, like news articles, images, patents, and scientific studies. The Declassification Engine is an ambitious project that aims to help citizens search for and uncover one very particular sort ...

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