Is Artificial Intelligence A Detriment Or A Benefit To Society?
The AI good vs evil debate has been going on since artificial intelligence was first discussed. Everybody has a say about AI’s good and bad qualities. Elon Musk has warned of a doomsday-like scenario in near future as shown in the Terminator movie series while late Stephen Hawking and former Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates have spoken in favor of it. One of the evils of AI which is present and real is its ability to take away jobs. 13 members of Forbes Technology Council share their views on whether AI is either a detriment or a benefit to society on Forbes.
IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans
While others are debating about the good and evil of AI, IBM has unveiled its own AI Debater. The AI-powered debating tool took six years for IBM to make and can perform tightly structured debates with humans on around 100 topics. On Monday, IBM demonstrated a debating competition between an Israeli college debate champion and the AI Debater. The way the AI Debater handled the debate is likely to fuel the question – can a machine talk too much? Source: NY Times.
Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die
The above news may have startled you but what Google is doing with AI could stir hope in how AI could ultimately help humans to predict disease symptoms and death risks. Google’s ‘Medical Brain’ team has now integrated artificial intelligence to predict the death risk among hospital patients. The results have surprised medical experts by showing that it has quite a high degree of accuracy than a hospital’s in-house warning system. Read more about Google’s Medical Brain on Bloomberg.
Nvidia uses AI to create a convincing slow-mo video by filling in extra frames
The tech possibilities of AI are immense and Nvidia has just showcased one of them. Nvidia has used AI to create a slow-motion video by filling the extra frames. Slow motion is all about capturing a large number of frames per second. If you don’t record enough, then as soon as you slow down your video it becomes choppy and unwatchable. Unless that is, you use artificial intelligence to imagine the extra frames. Nvidia has managed to just that using AI.
Read about it on The Verge.
Five new features to try in Messages
Google is using AI to make its messaging faster and more user-friendly to take on the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat. It has just released a new web interface for Android Messages to enable texting from desktop and says GIF search, Smart Reply. Google has promised more features by the end of the week. Sanaz Ahari, Product Management Director at Google writes about how Google is using AI to make its messaging system super smart on Google Blog.