Friday, October 2, 2015

AI stories are everywhere

UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Forum

As we gear up for our Contextual Robotics Forum on Oct 30, I’ve been paying particular attention to news stories tied to artificial intelligence, which seem to be everywhere these days (Google News: artificial intelligence.)

I’m also reading John Markoff’s new book Machines of Loving Grace, which is providing some interesting historical background for what is happening in the worlds of artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligence augmentation (IA). (New York Times review by David Alan Grier.)

The Economist provides some context for Machines of Loving Grace here: Machines for thinking. The Economist article also touches on two other recent, related books: The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos; and Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan.

I’ll be regularly linking to stories / books / resources related to the future of robotics in the lead up to our robotics event at UC San Diego on Oct 30.

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