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 – Bob Ross and LSD we look at AI watching Bob Ross on simulated acid (watch it, it’s nuts), Time Berners Lee’s nightmare, simple ways to build AI, and hospitals are expected to adopt AI.
Watch Artificial Intelligence Lose Its Mind While Watching Bob Ross
This artwork represents what it would be like for an AI to watch Bob Ross on LSD (once someone invents digital drugs). It shows some of the unreasonable effectiveness and strange inner workings of deep learning systems. The unique characteristics of the human voice are learned and generated as well as hallucinations of a system trying to find images which are not there.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee lays out nightmare scenario where AI runs the financial world
The architect of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee today talked about some of his concerns for the internet over the coming years, including a nightmarish scenario where artificial intelligence (AI) could become the new ‘masters of the universe’ by creating and running their own companies.
Masters of the universe is a reference to Tom Wolfe’s 1987 novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, regarding the men (and they were men) who started racking up multi-million dollar salaries and a great deal of influence from their finance roles on Wall Street and in London during the computerised trading boom pre-Black Monday.
Read more at TechWorld
Five Simple Ways to Build Artificial Intelligence in 2017
The artificial intelligence, personal assistant and chatbot space has been growing rapidly. The idea of having a personal assistant you can beckon with the words “Siri”, “Alexa”, “Cortana” or “Ok Google” which connects us to the web and the ever growing Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ever more commonplace. Almost every messenger program and smartphone OS have chatbots or personal assistants available in 2017! While their true level of “artificial intelligence” is debatable, we are witnessing the start of a world where we all have virtual assistants at our disposal!
In this overview, we’ll look at the services that exist which can enable developers to begin connecting their own apps and IoT devices to voice recognition, chatbots and artificial intelligence throughout 2016.
Read more at Sitepoint
Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years
About 35 percent of healthcare organizations plan to leverage artificial intelligence within two years — and more than half intend to do so within five.
That’s according to the Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics HIT Market Indicator: Artificial Intelligence.
“If you look at those with plans to leverage AI in some way, shape or form, we’re going to see significant growth,” said Brendan FitzGerald, director of research at HIMSS Analytics.
Read more at Healthcare IT News