Researchers at MIT have designed a tiny chip that they claim could one day enable artificial intelligence applications to run on mobile devices without being connected to the internet. The announcement shows how the scientific approach used to develop AI software such as deep learning, which process data in a way that mimics certain functions of the human brain, is shifting to chips. The...
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Well that’s one way to get attention. According to a statement issued today by a bunch of leading names in AI, “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority.” Right. It’s hard to imagine anyone out there disagrees—who but the most extreme misanthrope wants to extinguish the human race? The question, then, is why the very people responsible for AI’s development are...
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