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Get Excited For The 2019 Loebner Prize

September means it’s time for The Loebner Prize, the annual recognition for advances in AI. This award is meant for any AI that achieves or exceeds human capacity, passing the Turing test, and to date, none have won. The Loebner Prize Originating in 1990 by Hugh Loebner, each year a winner stands to receive a grand prize of $100,000 for advances in AI within textual, visual, and auditory categories.

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How AI Makes A Competitive Edge Sharper

As much as the online giants seem to squeeze brick-and-mortar retailers, when you need milk at 10 o’clock at night, they can’t beat the convenience of stopping in at the local grocery store. …And the brick-and-mortar stores are taking advantage of this competitive edge. Using advances in AI, the brick-and-mortar retailers are finding ways to make the most profit from your 10-minute trip to their store for milk.

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The Rise Of Chatbots

A year and a half ago, there were a few websites that offered online chat, but only during business hours. Now, almost every retail, cell phone, or travel site has a bot that’s always ready to chat. Do they really have someone standing by just for a chat? The answer is, of course, “No.” Instead of an employee typing to you in the wee hours of the morning, there is an artificial intelligence on the other end of the line. You’ve reached a Chatbot.

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5 Things to Consider About Artificial Intelligence and Your Company

Artificial intelligence is a misunderstood technology. Although everybody wants to know it and each business may want to invest in it, the truth actually is that many still don’t understand what AI actually is and what it can offer. As marketers look to outperform competitors, many assumptions and exaggerations regarding the capabilities of AI have been flying all over. For example, there is confusion about the difference between machine learning, deep learning, and AI. For this reason, you should consider knowing a few things for you to determine whether AI is right for your company or not.

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The Evolution Of Robots: From Gadget To Humanoid?

The evolution of robots continues to delight and surprise as machines grow closer and closer to human form and function. What used to be science fiction in 1921 may soon be a reality in 2021 if robots that already exist like Alexa and Roomba merge into one humanoid bot that can learn to think independently and vacuum. But the recent explosion of robotics is deceptive, making it seem like they just came to fruition. In fact, Robotics has had a much longer history; in fact, the first known example of a functioning robotic device dates to a water clock somewhere around 1500 BCE found in an Egyptian burial tomb. 

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Do The Rewards Of AI Outweigh The Risks?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, the word “safety” conjures up visions of sci-fi movies in which machines wage war against their human creators. There is nothing safe about an intelligent machine that can travel through time and become an unstoppable foe who tracks down John Connor a la The Terminator!

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Facebook Debuts Open-Source Robotics Framework PyRobot

PyRobot is an open-source robotics framework that Facebook developed with Carnegie Mellon University. It is designed for easy configuration, so AI researchers can get a fully functioning robot up and working within a few hours.

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Life After Passing The Turing Test

When it comes time that an AI passes the Turing Test, life as we know it will shift. There will be significant ethical ramifications to which we currently don’t have ways to address. However, we better figure it out soon because this day is coming faster than you think.

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What Is The Impact Of Autonomous Vehicles?

It seems like news sites report about self-driving cars almost constantly:  they’re coming, they’re getting better, they caused an accident; people love them, people refuse to get in one, people say that they’ll never trust them.

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What Is The Ability For Artificial Intelligence To Save Lives?

It takes years of training to become a doctor and with good reason. The volume of information doctors must obtain and retain requires at least that amount of time. So much depends on knowledge and analysis in the medical field that transferring that knowledge to a medical student happens over a period of years, including several that allow the new doctors to practice and apply the knowledge as Residents.

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