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How intelligent is artificial intelligence?

How smart is artificial intelligence and how fast is it advancing? In a recent post I mentioned machine learning research that taught an algorithm to master 40-year-old video games. If Atari 1982 video games are the peak of 2020 research, how hard is it to train an algorithm to play Pong, which came out in… Continue reading How intelligent is artificial intelligence?

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Learn the Basics of AI with this Online Course from Finland

If you think artificial intelligence is still a niche subject, think again. The technology is already part of our everyday lives. Whenever you choose a song recommended by Spotify, or plan a journey on Google maps, AI and machine learning are the technologies driving the service. As for the workplace, AI is already grabbing headlines… Continue reading Learn the Basics of AI with this Online Course from Finland

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Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the End of Western Thought

This blog post is a summary and analysis of the speech given by Yuval Harari at Davos in January 2020.  “The automation revolution is not a watershed that settles down again but a cascade of bigger and bigger disruptions.” When Yuval Harari speaks, people tend to listen. Not least when it comes to the impact… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the End of Western Thought

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Surviving AI? Don’t just create, be creative

Brace yourselves. Artificial intelligence is ganging up on content professionals again. At least according to this story from the Content Marketing Institute yesterday. Like most AI stories these days it comes complete with an ‘end of days’ headline and a warning that an army of robots is ‘creating’ content – hundreds of thousands of stories every year.… Continue reading Surviving AI? Don’t just create, be creative