Allen-backed AI2 incubator aims to connect AI startups with world-class talent

You can’t swing a cat these days without hitting some incubator or accelerator, or a startup touting its artificial intelligence chops — but for some reason, there are few if any incubators focused just on the AI sector. Seattle’s Allen Institute for AI is doing just that, with the promise of connecting small classes of …

If the robots take over, here’s the country where it probably happens first

A.I. could ultimately be a good thing: Economist   25 Mins Ago | 03:14 Artificial intelligence has no shortage of critics — from visionaries like Elon Musk, who once compared A.I. to "summoning the demon" in a horror film, to everyday workers who fear being replaced by machines. But A.I. and other new technologies could take …

Elon Musk Reminds Us of the Possible Dangers of Unregulated AI

Late Friday night, Elon Musk tweeted a photo reigniting the debate over AI safety. The tongue-in-cheek post contained a picture of a gambling addiction ad stating “In the end the machines will win,” — not so obviously referring to gambling machines. On a more serious note, Musk said that the danger AI poses is more of a …

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

There are few more credible authorities on artificial intelligence (AI) than Hilary Mason the New York-based founder and chief executive of the data science and machine learning consultancy Fast Forward Labs. So, I asked Mason, who is also the Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners and the former Chief Scientist at Bitly, whether today’s AI revolution is for real? …

The artificial intelligence revolution is coming — and right now, Silicon Valley holds the power

In the argument between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, it's hard to know which side to join. Both of them are right. Or, if you like, both of them are wrong. Musk is wrong to worry about artificial intelligence (AI) being a threat to humanity, so I agree with Zuckerberg. And Zuckerberg is wrong to …

Why this start-up is teaching A.I. chatbots to have ‘manners’

The technology industry is infatuated with automated software programs powered by artificial intelligence. Alphabet's YouTube is using bots to recommend music videos, Amazon's are recommending online purchases and Facebook's are making it easier for businesses to communicate with users of its Messenger app. The consulting firm Accenture even said in a report that the technology …