Katie Fox looks at the rise and impact of the image-based machine learning software, and evaluates the ethics behind it.
Whether it’s adverts for the Amazon Alexa, Sophia the robot tweeting or ‘Black Mirror’ throwing its viewers into a hellscape where personal security robots routinely hunt and kill humans, our society has Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the brain. With its applications seemingly endless, an AI takeover does seem inevitable. However, it has some drawbacks that […]
In recent totally terrifying and not-Black-Mirror-related news, it has been found that artificial neurons, or in much more cooler terminology “superconducting computing chips” modelled after neurons have been found to be able to process information much faster and more efficiently than the human brain. So what does this mean for us and the software that […]
In Dartmouth, New Hampshire, 1956, computer scientist John McCarthy coins the term “Artificial Intelligence”, in a conference room, proposing a study into the potential for computers to achieve levels of thought equivalent to humans. The study revolves around the conjecture that if “every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle […]
H uge catastrophes have occurred throughout history, some caused by the human race and others by the unforgiving hand of Mother Nature. But what could possibly wipe out the whole human race? And what is the chance of it happening over the next century? Unsurprisingly, the chance of humanity being wiped out by 2100 is very […]
Microsoft recently announced a new caption image bot. This may sound familiar, as they were the ones who released the hilarious how-old.net website. This bot is no different from being hilariously wrong sometimes. What this bot does is analyse an image and tries to describe, in a natural way, what’s in the picture. The bot […]