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A computer program recently taught itself how to play chess. And after four hours- it was so good that it beat the hitherto best chess computer by 28 wins against 0 defeats. Our robot overlords are here, and we humans have nothing to contribute. Only that’s dead wrong- at least for the foreseeable future. Yes,

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Someday, we may have robots as smart as people, artificial intelligence, AI. How could that happen? One route is that we’ll just keep accumulating better software, like we’ve been doing for 70 years. At past rates of progress, that may take centuries. Some say it’ll happen a lot faster as we discover grand new powerful

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(electronic music) – In 1977, NASA sent two golden records into space aboard the Voyager One and Two spacecraft. The Voyager probes have become two of the farthest reaching objects ever launched by humanity. And the golden records, real functioning LPs, contained something utterly unique: audio and images from Earth. By 2030, both Voyager One

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The contents of this metal cylinder could either revolutionize technology or be completely useless— it all depends on whether we can harness the strange physics of matter at very, very small scales. To have even a chance of doing so, we have to control the environment precisely: the thick tabletop and legs guard against vibrations

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Hello and welcome to the CxOTalk Episode #236. It’s a Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. We have a very special show for you, today. We have the Global CIO of SAP, Thomas Saueressig, as our special guest. And with us, we also have Michael Krigsman, founder of CxOTalk, who will also be joining us for the

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Hello, I’m Joy, a poet of code, on a mission to stop an unseen force that’s rising, a force that I called “the coded gaze,” my term for algorithmic bias. Algorithmic bias, like human bias, results in unfairness. However, algorithms, like viruses, can spread bias on a massive scale at a rapid pace. Algorithmic bias

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– It’s awesome to be down here in Miami. – Oh, yeah, maybe go to Little Havana, eat some Cuban sandwiches. Work trips can be fun sometimes, you know. It’s pretty cool just seeing those ships. Actually, up close they’re huge. – Oh yeah, totally. I stood next to one, it felt l like I

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Let’s play a game. Imagine that you are in Las Vegas, in a casino, and you decide to play a game on one of the casino’s computers, just like you might play solitaire or chess. The computer can make moves in the game, just like a human player. This is a coin game. It starts

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Ever since the advent of digital computing, technologists had been thinking about how computers could enlarge human capacity, and both in ways that were empowering and also ways that were terrifying. I mean, worries about the robot overlords have been with us for a very long time. You know, there was this combination of fascination

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