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Protecting Humanity In The Face Of Artificial Intelligence


January 11, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES Introduction   The evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) — from artificial narrow intelligence (ANI), through artificial general intelligence (AGI), to artificial super intelligence (ASI) — is on its way to changing everything. It's expected that soon, artificial intelligence will combine the intricacy and pattern recognition strength of human intelligence with the speed, memory and knowledge sharing of machine intelligence.   As the rise of AI continues, AI… more

The Dual-Use Dilemma Of Artificial Intelligence


January 15, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES IntroductionThe rapid progress and development in artificial intelligence (AI) is prompting desperate speculation about its dual use applications and security risks. From autonomous weapons systems (AWS) to facial recognition technology to decision-making algorithms, each emerging application of artificial intelligence brings with it both good and bad. It is this dual nature of artificial intelligence technology that is bringing enormous security risks to not only… more

What Your Competitors Know About Knowledge Engineering, and You Should Too


CogWorld Member ~ Veloxiti and Cognitive Solutions Alliance  |  December 17, 2018 The discipline of artificial intelligence is valuable to business because computers that act more like humans will work better in our chaotic unpredictable world. The study of the human mind, both philosophical and functional, is at the root of artificial intelligence but demand for returns on investment and protectionist workforce hype makes choosing the right technique for the right problem a serious challenge. Consider,… more

Three Acquisitions in 2018 to Impact 2019's Tech Landscape


By Kate Levchuk  |  January 6, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES There's no doubt we'll hear more on the progress of artificial intelligence, gene editing, quantum computing and robotics for years to come. Based on the trends and an unfolding story, it looks like blockchain and cryptocurrencies may end up in the dustbin of history, while cybersecurity and data privacy will become even more prominent in the 21stcentury. It's revealing to see the upcoming trends based on carefully calculated investment decisions… more

Four Emerging Technology Areas That Will Help Define Our World In 2019


By Chuck Brooks  |  January 1, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES 2018 was surely a transformative year for technological innovation. We saw early development of ambient computing, quantum teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, genomics advancements and even robocops. Granted we're not flying around in our own cars like the Jetsons did yet, but we're closer. In 2019, we will continue on the transformation path and expand even more into adopting cutting edge immersive technologies. What's ahead for the coming… more

Three Ways To Human Centric AI


By Sameer Dhanrajani  |  December 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Three Ways to Facilitate a Symbiotic Relationship between Cognitive Intelligence and Behavioral Sciences After every conference, I speak at about the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence and its potential to unlock untold business value, the one question that often crops up from the audience is if AI is expected to perform much of the grunt work in the enterprise world, what scope is there for the so-called ‘human’… more

Rethinking Millennials and Generations Beyond


In 1991, authors and sociologists William Strauss and Neil Howe published Generations (updated in 1997 with The Fourth Turning) where they argued the idea of Generational Theory — the notion that there were distinct cohorts throughout history that shared characteristics and values. These cohorts, going through different phases of their life, determined turnings that identified pivotal periods in history, with cohorts having a cycle of 18-20 years, and turnings taking place over an 80-year cycle. One of… more

If This Life Is A Video Game, What Are The Winning Rules?


By Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD | Wednesday, December 26, 2018  |  Cognitive World on Forbes If life is a video game or a simulated reality, what are the rules and how are we being evaluated? One approach for developing and testing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is to create and place autonomous intelligent agents inside realistic simulations—but with no obvious objective. This strategy is not so different from our lives. We do not have a clear objective for winning the game of life.  It is a problem… more

Is Life A Recursive Video Game?


By Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD  |  December 21, 2018  |  Cognitive World on Forbes The idea that we are living inside a simulation is not new. Many religions propose the existence of a creator—an omnipotent deity who formed the world and set its rules in motion—but this is simply another way of framing the video game hypothesis. It’s bigger than you think. Of the 7.4 billion people on this planet, only about 1.2 billion are non-religious or atheist. In other words, 84 percent of us are comfortable with the… more

Innovative Companies Highlight AI Advancements at AWS Re: Invent 2018


By Ron Schmelzer  |  December 12, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES Last week, Amazon hosted its popular and growing AWS Re: Invent event focused on all things around the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. In addition to the many announcements featured in last week’s articlehighlighting Amazon’s many AI and machine learning-related announcements, many of the hundreds of partner vendor and consulting companies that were there had similar innovative announcements. In this article, we highlight… more