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January 2016

Glimpses of the Future – January 2016

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Tech Leaders Move To Keep AI Safe For Humanity

Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley heavyweights are set to pour $1bn into a new attempt to protect humanity from artificial intelligence, underscoring the unease with which many leading technologists view recent developments in AI.

The new company, OpenAI, will be a non-profit that conducts research, with the aim that “AI should be an extension of individual human wills”.

Concerns about the future powers of computers have been increasing, particularly as recent breakthroughs in “deep learning” have enabled computers better to recognise patterns and understand speech. Read More