Artificial Intelligence learns to learn on its own

A new version of AlphaGo needed no human instruction to figure out how to clobber the best Go player in the world — itself. A mere 19 months after dethroning the world’s top human Go player, the computer program AlphaGo has smashed an even more momentous barrier: It can now achieve unprecedented levels of mastery purely by teaching itself. Starting with zero knowledge of Go strategy and no training by humans, the new iteration of the program, called AlphaGo Zero, needed just three days to invent advanced strategies undiscovered by human players in the multi-millennia… Read moreArtificial Intelligence learns to learn on its own

First race-ready Tesla Model S P100D is delivered to Electric GT team

Now they have delivered the first Tesla Model S P100D stripped-down and race-ready to one of the Electric GT teams that will be competing in the championship. After a few delays and setback over the last year, Electric GT, the Tesla racing championship, is now pushing ahead for the first season to start at the end of the year. The company first planned to launch its championship with the Tesla Model S P85+, but they instead decided to use the Tesla Model S P100D with ‘Ludicrous+’ after it was announced. They claim that a stripped-down… Read moreFirst race-ready Tesla Model S P100D is delivered to Electric GT team

AI researcher Robert Miles talks about artificial intelligence (Video)

Some quality AI talks here. If you are interested in AI research, or digital technology in general, you should definitely follow Robert Miles’s YouTube channel. You can learn about philosophy of AI development and much more. It’s really interesting. Robert Miles is a British AI researcher and YouTuber. Robert started his YouTube career on popular computing channel Computerphile, yet another very interesting YouTube channel, covering a broad range of computing topics before including the topic of AI safety from 2015. He would go on to explore more advanced AI safety scenarios on his own channel… Read moreAI researcher Robert Miles talks about artificial intelligence (Video)

Here is what Tesla AI can see (Video)

A rare look at what Tesla Autopilot can see and interpret With the help of a few Tesla hackers, they were able to overlay the data with the snapshots of what the vehicle can see, which results in an interesting visualization of what Autopilot understands when looking through its sensors. It’s not a complete look at what Autopilot can see. For example, it doesn’t include the tracking of the lanes. But it does show how the system is tracking objects in its field of view and a way that we have never seen before. It… Read moreHere is what Tesla AI can see (Video)

Intel Tests Smallest Spin Qubit Chip for Quantum Computing

Look at the pencil bellow, wait for it – yes there it is! Intel researchers are taking new steps toward quantum computers by testing a tiny new “spin qubit” chip, smaller than a pencil’s eraser, it is the tiniest quantum computing chip Intel has made. A 2018 photo shows Intel’s new quantum computing chip balanced on a pencil eraser. Researchers started testing this “spin qubit chip” at the extremely low temperatures necessary for quantum computing. Intel projects that qubit-based quantum computers, which operate based on the behaviors of single electrons, could someday be more powerful… Read moreIntel Tests Smallest Spin Qubit Chip for Quantum Computing

Porsche is making a $7.4 billion bet on electric cars

Porsche is going all in on electric cars. The Stuttgart, Germany-based sports car giant announced on Monday its plan to spend €6 billion ($7.4 billion) by 2022 to develop a lineup of electrified cars. Monday’s announcement doubles the €3 billion ($3.7 billion) electric mobility investment plan Porsche announced last year. “We are doubling our expenditure on electromobility from around three billion euro to more than six billion euro,” Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume said in a statement. “Alongside the development of our models with combustion engines, we are setting an important course for the future… Read morePorsche is making a $7.4 billion bet on electric cars

Five lessons from history on AI, automation, and employment

History tells us that in the long run, technology is a net creator of jobs. Is this time different? Technology adoption can, and often does, cause significant short-term labor displacement, but history shows that in the longer run, it creates a multitude of new jobs and unleashes demand for existing ones, more than offsetting the number of jobs it destroys, even as it raises labor productivity. An examination of the historical record highlights several lessons. Here are five. 1. Employment in some sectors can decline sharply, but new jobs created elsewhere have absorbed those that have… Read moreFive lessons from history on AI, automation, and employment