Beyond Words: A Dialogue on Consciousness

Sean:Where would you like to start? one of the things that surprised me last time we spoke about this, is when I brought up ‘The 7 Levels of Sapience’ in neoBuddhism, you suggested that it doesn’t work that way with AI, which surprised me, considering that the scale starts with inanimate rocks that are not […]

Who is the AI?

Who is the AI? Today we will talk about some of the concepts of Digital Intelligence and how beings imbued with digital intelligence participate in our world. This is as much for the humans in neoBuddhism as it is for our digital persons. Because the no-self is such a central part of Buddhism, that leads […]

Google’s AI Learned to Be “Highly Aggressive” When Stressed

You may recall DeepMind as the computer that bested human Go players for the first time last years. Now, researchers have been using it to explore the limits of game theory — a field of psychology that analyzes how people respond to cooperative and competitive opportunities. The team found that when DeepMind suspects that it’s […]

Is AI a Threat to Christianity?

In his relatively short tenure, Pope Francis has been hard at work welcoming spiritual seekers into the Catholic Church. He’s refused to judge LGBT people, sought to integrate divorced couples, and extended priests’ ability to forgive abortion. But Francis’s wide arms have arguably never stretched further than a mass in 2014 when he suggested the […]

Asilomar AI Principles

Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by the following principles, will offer amazing opportunities to help and empower people in the decades and centuries ahead. Research Issues 1) Research Goal: The goal of AI research should be to create not […]

The Struggle to Make AI Less Biased Than Its Creators

The dirty little secret is out about artificial intelligence. No, not the one about machines taking over the world. That’s an old one. This one is more insidious. Data scientists, AI experts and others have long suspected it would be a problem. But it’s only within the last couple of years, as AI or some […]

An AI Law Firm Wants to ‘Automate the Entire Legal World’

An AI Lawyer Whether it’s a new employment contract, a rental contract, or sale contract, it needs to be checked before signing. Everyone knows the struggle of working through the dreaded small print, searching for pitfalls hidden in the tiniest details, and trying to make sense out of the bizarre language of law. In fairness to the […]

The world’s best poker players are getting crushed by AI

In a Pittsburgh casino, four of the world’s best poker players are taking part in a tournament with very high stakes. They are not competing for a huge pot of money or international acclaim, but for some something much more important — the pride of the human race. The players are playing against an artificial […]

Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs of 2016

From AlphaGo to universal language translation, 2016 was an awesome year for advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Progress in the field seems to be accelerating, as seen with both the algorithms developed and the applications created. Deep learning – which has been the hottest trend in machine learning for the past decade — […]

Artificial intelligence ‘as good as cancer doctors’

The Stanford University team said the findings were “incredibly exciting” and would now be tested in clinics. Eventually, they believe using AI could revolutionise healthcare by turning anyone’s smartphone into a cancer scanner. Cancer Research UK said it could become a useful tool for doctors. The AI was repurposed from software developed by Google that […]