Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘AI For All’ initiative at the first anniversary of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. ‘AI for All’ is an online course aimed at offering a basic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) for every citizen in the country. Under the programme, the government aims to train 1 million citizens in its first year. This is one of the largest AI public awareness programmes across the globe. To ensure the course reaches a wider range of people, it will be available in 11 different vernacular languages. The content is also compatible with various talkback applications - implying the reading material is available in audible versions to make it accessible for visually impaired people. This programme is driven by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education and Intel India. Interested can access the programme at cbseacademic.nic.in/aiforall.html. AI For All is a four-hour, self-paced, micro-learning program which as … [Read more...] about Modi Launches AI for All, Aims at Training 1 Million Indians in Artificial Intelligence in a Year
I don't suppose you're the kind of person who, amid a pandemic and the Euros, generally spends Monday morning wondering about the latest ruminations of Judge James Boasberg of Washington, DC. I'm paid to know about these things, and I'd never heard of him. dismissed two anti-trust cases against Facebook , one from the Federal Trade Commission and another from an alliance of US states. They had argued that the social media giant is in effect a monopoly. He also dismissed a similar case pursued by 46 states and two other jurisdictions. shifting, after half a millennium, to Asia . The second is ecological devastation, from global heating to catastrophic loss of biodiversity. And the third is incessant technological revolution. holds immense potential , especially in medicine , and peril, in particular if computers learn so quickly that they pursue ends for themselves rather than for human masters. The implication is dystopian and terrifying, namely, that they could master humans. … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence will change our world more profoundly than fire
Advocates of human enhancement often say that we ought to increase our intelligence as a species. But the consequences of actually doing this have never fully been explored. An excessive amount of intelligence might actually prove to be a bad thing — and a distraction from what really matters. Advertisement Top image: The supremely intelligent Ozymandias from The Watchmen . Credit: Warner Brothers. To learn more about this potential transhumanist misdirection, I spoke to two experts who have given this subject considerable thought: Theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi , a developer at 2AI Labs and author of Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man , and philosopher and ethicist Mark Walker, Assistant Professor and Richard L. Hedden Chair of Advanced Philosophical Studies at New Mexico State University. Indeed, the fetishization of intelligence has reached epic proportions in some futurist … [Read more...] about Is human super-intelligence a bad idea?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The rapid expansion of artificial intelligence from facial recognition and self-driving cars to understanding human speech is having a major impact on business and society, which is why the lack of diversity among the people developing AI tools is so troubling. A recent study published by the AI Now Institute of New York University concluded that a “diversity disaster” has resulted in flawed AI systems that perpetuate gender and racial biases. The report found that more than 80 percent of AI professors are men and only 15% of AI researchers at Facebook and 10 percent of AI researchers at Google are women. The numbers reflect a larger issue facing the computer sciences where, in 2018, less than 25 percent of PhDs were awarded to females and/or minorities, who are historically underrepresented in computing. Industry and academia are taking steps to increase diversity among AI researchers through steps designed to ensure that … [Read more...] about Why Diversity In AI Is So Important
The Mac's mouse, the iPod's click wheel, the iPhone's multitouch display, and the Apple Watch's digital crown are all part of Apple lore in which a new device class mandated a new user interface. But there's a significant exception to that established pattern: Siri. The voice agent emerged as a way to control some of the iPhone's features but was never a way to completely control it the way Alexa served as the Echo's main user interface . Rather, it could retrieve bits of information and complete simple tasks online. Now, an app called Natural seeks to go beyond what agents such as Siri and Alexa can achieve in terms of transactions while remaining wed to the smartphone's -- or any connected device's -- touchscreen. A request using Natural's "generative interface" begins similarly enough to those of other voice agents, with a verbal or typed command such as, "Order some Chinese food" or "Book me a flight to San Francisco." With Natural, however, the query remains editable. You … [Read more...] about AI-fueled app Natural offers new interface for consumer transactions