TED TALKS

Machines That Think: The Good, Bad and Scary of A.I.

Dr. James Canton sees the coming of more Artificial Intelligence uses in our everyday lives and in solving global problems. He encourages us to think about its direction and how to maintain control of what we create. Dr. James Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government. Dr. Canton is a renowned global futurist,

Understanding Artificial Intelligence and Its Future: Neil Nie

Neil Nie demonstrates how artificial intelligence–and particularly, object recognition–works… and how it will effect the future. Neil Nie is a computer science student at Deerfield Academy. He started programming when he was 13 and has developed many applications for iPhones and Macs. Neil currently has several apps on the App Store and is researching neural networks and machine learning.

The Challenge of Visualizing the Artificial Intelligence: Mauro Martino

In his work with IBM Watson system, Mauro Martino is exploring the brand new landscape made accessible by enormous amount of data and tools that are capable of analyzing it. This terra incognita is full with unexpected discoveries and new kind of challenges, especially how to establish effective interface between the human users and the machine. Mauro Martino is a scientist and artist who focuses on information technology related to

How Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Evolution can cooperate to shape out the future

Prof.Pierre Collet is trying to find the solutions “How Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Evolution can cooperate to shape out the future (creative autonomous computers)”? How new technologies are shaping a future where machines could be faster, more creative and more innovative than humans ? How AI and AI lead us toward a generation of intelligent and autonomous computers ? “Our research team are working right now in Strasburg University and we

A robot that eats pollution: Jonathan Rossiter

Meet the “Row-bot,” a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine, which uses a microbial fuel cell to neutralize algal blooms and oil slicks, could be a precursor to biodegradable, autonomous pollution-fighting robots. “I’m an engineer and I make robots. Now, of course you all know what a robot is, right?

Don't fear superintelligent Artificial Intelligence!

New tech spawns new anxieties, says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but we don’t need to be afraid an all-powerful, unfeeling AI. Booch allays our worst (sci-fi induced) fears about superintelligent computers by explaining how we’ll teach, not program, them to share our values. Rather than worry about an unlikely existential threat, he urges us to consider how artificial intelligence will enhance human life. “When I was a kid, I

Artificial Spirits: Dr. Simon Hegelich

We have to teach computers contradictoriness to reach a new level of artificial intelligence. Hegel’s Logic might help. Dr. Simon Hegelich is Professor for Political Data Science at the Technical University of Munich. He has done research on social bots, data mining and artificial intelligence and is CEO of the data analyzing company ddductr GmbH.

Bridging the Gap Between Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience

AI and neuroscience can inform one another, if we can continue to bridge their current gap. By increasing the synergy between artificial intelligence and neuroscience, a bootstrapping process will occur: more neuroscience research will inform better AI, and better AI will give neuroscientists the tools to make more discoveries and interpret them. Let’s encourage collaboration, throughout academia and industry. Who is Alex Lavin? Alex Lavin is a researcher at the

The Amount Of Information That We Are Creating Is Increasing At An Incredible Speed

The amount of information that we are creating is increasing at an incredible speed. Professor Maria Fasli, Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS), is explaining how we are going to manage this amount of information? “This is the display interface of the Apollo 11 computers. This is the mission that took man to the moon. The

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish