By Cade Metz, New York Times Published 4:52 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: Charles Dharapak /Associated Press Photo: Charles Dharapak /Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: Charles Dharapak /Associated Press With artificial intelligence now a Pentagon priority, will Silicon Valley help? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In a May memo to President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis implored him … [Read more...] about With artificial intelligence now a Pentagon priority, will Silicon Valley help?
Wired Magazine published a column last week that condemns the lack of women in the artificial intelligence field. A column by Tom Simonite published on August 17 suggests that there are far too few women in the artificial intelligence field. According to one study, only 12 percent of artificial intelligence researchers are women. Additionally, at Google, only 21 percent of technical roles are filled by women.Despite the aggressive push to increase the number of women in STEM fields, Wired cited a study that suggests that women are earning a smaller share of computing degrees than they were 30 years ago. However, the share of women in the physical and biological sciences has drastically increased over the same time period. The scarcity of women among machine learning researchers is hardly surprising. The wider field of computer science is well documented as being dominated by men. Government figures show that the proportion of women awarded bachelor’s degrees in … [Read more...] about Wired Magazine Condemns the Lack of Women in Artificial Intelligence
News / UK and world by Press Association August 20, 2018, 9:46 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Artificial intelligence has the potential to wipe out thousands of British jobs, the Bank of England’s chief economist has warned. Andy Haldane said the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution will see “the machine replacing humans doing thinking things”. “The first three industrial revolutions have been about largely machines replacing humans doing principally manual tasks, whereas the fourth will be different. “All of a sudden it will be the machine replacing humans doing thinking things, as well as doing things,” Mr Haldane told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He added that the “hollowing out” in the past could be on a greater scale in the future. His comments echo those of the Bank’s Governor, Mark Carney, who has previously spoken about large-scale … [Read more...] about British jobs will be wiped out by artificial intelligence, warns Bank chief
By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp dominates chips for training computers to think like humans, but it faces an entrenched competitor in a major avenue for expansion in the artificial intelligence chip market: Intel Corp. Nvidia chips dominate the AI training chip market, where huge amounts of data help algorithms "learn" a task such how to recognise a human voice, but one of the biggest growth areas in the field will be deploying computers that implement the "learned" tasks. Intel dominates data centres where such tasks are likely to be carried out. "For the next 18 to 24 months, it's very hard to envision anyone challenging Nvidia on training," said Jon Bathgate, analyst and tech sector co-lead at Janus Henderson Investors. But Intel processors already are widely used for taking a trained artificial intelligence algorithm and putting it to use, for example by scanning incoming audio and translating that into text-based requests, what is called "inference." Intel's chips can … [Read more...] about As Nvidia expands in artificial intelligence, Intel defends turf
Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post Published 7:47 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Facebook late Wednesday unveiled new efforts it has taken to combat hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar where Facebook has fueled ethnic violence against the Rohingya population. Facebook on Wednesday said in a blog post that employees traveled to Myanmar, also known as Burma, over the summer to better understand the situation. It has also hired more than 60 Myanmar language experts to review content and plans to increase that to 100 by the end of the year. Lawmakers, human rights activists and the United Nations have criticized the role Facebook has played in Myanmar's crisis. Facebook's pledge to be more involved is part of its broader defense against the spread of controversial or false information on its network globally. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to hire more staff to review posts for hate speech. But Facebook product manager Sara Su said that people … [Read more...] about Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to fight hate and misinformation in Myanmar