Comment l’intelligence artificielle se (la) raconte depuis « 2001, l’Odyssée de l’espace »

Les accidents ou des catastrophes dus à une IA défaillante ou malveillante sont légion dans les récits issus de l’imagination des artistes et des scientifiques. Tout le monde connaît l’histoire de HAL 9000, le supercalculateur tueur de « 2001, l’Odyssée de l’espace », film culte de Stanley…

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Un nouvel outil permet de regarder à l’intérieur des cellules humaines grâce à un système d’intelligence artificielle

De plus en plus utilisée dans le milieu médical, l’intelligence artificielle permet désormais de modéliser en 3D des cellules humaines, afin de mieux comprendre leur fonctionnement. Alors que certains géants de la technologie ont bien compris l’intérêt d’investir dans les secteurs de la recherche scientifique et…

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This company hopes its cryptocurrency can help the internet of things reach its true potential

Anyone who hears that an internet-of-things startup is getting into blockchain technology would be forgiven for laughing it off as another hollow scheme. But Amir Haleem, cofounder of Helium, says he has no interest in making a quick buck off the irrational exuberance that permeates…

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5 ways to use artificial intelligence to scale your business strategy

2016 marked the year that the enterprise world began to wake up to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Just two years ago, AI software programs were writing full movie screenplays, predicting the Kentucky Derby and beating video game world champions – and the technological…

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Robots may someday explore the world using features borrowed from your brain

An AI program trained to navigate through a virtual maze has unexpectedly developed an architecture that resembles the neural “GPS system” found inside a brain. The AI was then able to find its way around the maze with unprecedented skill. The discovery comes from DeepMind,…

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Google’s new AI can make appointments for you just like a person

Google debuted “Duplex” at its I/O developer conference on May 8, an AI system that could make virtual assistants as capable as humans available to anyone. Today’s digital assistants tend to fall down as soon as they depart from their limited scripts. Programs that can…

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La voiture autonome d’Uber a bien détecté la passante qu’elle a renversée, mais a « choisi » de l’ignorer

Près de deux mois après la mort d’une femme suite à un accident avec un véhicule autonome Uber, la presse américaine a obtenu des premières explications sur le drame. En mars dernier, Uber a décidé de suspendre temporairement ses essais avec des voitures autonomes à…

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What 13th Century China tells us about today’s technology

As machine-learning algorithms come to dominate decision-making in business, politics, and society, the pressure to make more personal data available will steadily increase, and privacy protections will be eroded. If we do not take the reins of these new technologies, they could lead us toward…

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A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next

The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If it works, he plans to try the same approach in people, and he might be one of the first volunteers. The stealth startup Rejuvenate Bio,…

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AI and the future of work

AI means lots of different things to different people. But the really important development in the last decade has been the spectacular improvements in machine learning, a version of AI that allows software to exhibit cognitive capacities through training by examples.  The most stunning advances…

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