Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – The White House, Finding Abuse, and Robotaxis

Posted By on August 3, 2016

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Each week on a Wednesday Nikolas Badminton, Futurist highlights the top stories from the past week relating to the incredible rise of artificial intelligence and its application in society, the workplace, in cities, and in our lives.

In Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – The White House, Finding Abuse, and Robotaxis we see Nikolas talk about AI at Communitech, The U.S. CTO talking, Singapore trying robot taxis, and more insights.

Nikolas Badminton, Futurist: Artificial Intelligence Keynote

Nikolas Badminton, Futurist talks about Artificial Intelligence, it’s history, it’s evolution, and how it can be practically applied in today’s world. Nikolas’ keynote was supported by COMMUNITECH and held in a packed house at the Tech Leadership Summit in 2016.

Here are the accompanying slides:

Megan Smith (U.S. CTO): A White House perspective on artificial intelligence

Read more at Stanford Engineering

Singapore to Begin Testing on-demand Robot Taxis

Delphi Automotive, the global provider of vehicle electronics components, will begin testing 6 phone-dispatched autonomous taxis in Singapore that will go point-to-point based on customer requests with a goal of providing no-driver-in-the-car service by 2019, and cars without steering wheels by 2022.

Read more at Robohub

Where will artificial intelligence have the biggest impact?

A New Kind of AI Spots 90% of Online Abuse

Researchers at Yahoo (yes, for the moment, it’s still Yahoo) have unveiled an algorithm that uses machine learning and natural language processing to detect online abuse and hate speech. Abusive behavior online has been in the limelight lately, both because it’s so inherently vile, and because it could alienate users of platforms like Twitter and Yahoo, arguably threatening their bottom line, or even the entire digital economy.

Most such platforms use a combination of user reporting, keyword filtering, and monitoring by legions of trained humans to detect and block trolls and harassers. But filters are easy to work around through creative spelling (the example “kill yrslef a$$hole” pops up early in theresearchers’ report).

Read more at Fortune



Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.

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