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A TED Talk from artificial intelligence? There’s an XPRIZE for thatA TED Talk from artificial intelligence? There’s an XPRIZE for that

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED invites thinkers from every walk of life to share a compelling idea onstage. And this now includes AIs. During Session 9: Signals, Chris Anderson took the stage along with Peter Diamandis, the founder of the XPRIZE. “We’re here today to join forces and announce the creation of a new XPRIZE,” says Anderson. “Here’s the concept—it will […]

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The Automation Age: Daniel Suarez on why drones + ‘Narrow AI’ make us nervousThe Automation Age: Daniel Suarez on why drones + ‘Narrow AI’ make us nervous

Posted By TED Guest Author

Science-fiction author Daniel Suarez spoke about drones this summer at TEDGlobal 2013. In his talk “The kill decision shouldn’t belong to a robot,” he talked about the rise of drones, automated weapons and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools. Here, he goes further, describing no less than a coming “automation revolution.” Drones are in the news these days. […]

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10 old movies about new technology10 old movies about new technology

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Roy Amara’s classic quote goes: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” In today’s talk from TED2013, Rodney Brooks invokes this law to talk about robots. While people panic about robots taking their jobs over the course of the next few […]