The Future of the Entertainment Industry

by Benjamin Stecher Automation will force most people out of a job and society will eventually be forced to adopt some form of universal basic income. What then? What are people going to do when they no longer have to work? Initially it seems like a nice problem to have as it will free people to …

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How AI can Outgrow Human Training

by Adi Gaskell Machine learning is typified by algorithms that are capable of deriving patterns and ‘intelligence’ from vast quantities of training data.  As companies such as DeepMind are beginning to show us however, the real improvements come when the machines are capable of learning independently of data fed it by us. A recent paper from researchers …

Riding Shotgun with Autonomous Vehicles

by Rohit Talwar and Alexandra Whittington Bold predictions and skeptical challenges abound regarding the speed with which autonomous vehicles could emerge. The evangelists believe we could see a rapid evolution from ‘level 1’ function specific automation of tasks - such as stability control - through to ‘level 4’ fully self-driving vehicles. Indeed, in early 2017 …