AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts

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I found the University of Washington news on what they have done with their AI model quite interesting. Briefly, weather forecasting is done today via very complex computing models that fully simulate as best as can be managed using the fastest biggest supercomputer available. I’m not kidding, the UK’s Met office announced in Feb this … Read more

Debunking: “rise of the machines”

There is an article in which Skype founder Jaan Tallinn claims …”Machines are becoming so intelligent that they could pose an existential threat“. Really!! OK, lets take a look. The article is in the Sidney Morning Herald . Claim: “Jaan Tallinn argues human-driven technological progress has largely replaced evolution as the dominant force shaping our … Read more

Bot tricks people into thinking it is human – Artifical Intelligence at last? Nope, I’m skeptical

I’ve tripped over an interesting little snippet in New Scientist where there is a claim that some software called Cleverbot has passed one of the key tests of artificial intelligence: the Turing test. Now before we proceed, lets clarify what this test actually is. It was introduced by Alan Turing (hence the name) in his … Read more

The First Church of Robotics

Source: New York Times — Aug 9, 2010 “By allowing artificial intelligence to reshape our concept of personhood, we are leaving ourselves open to the flipside: we think of people more and more as computers, just as we think of computers as people,” says author and computer scientist Jeron Lanier. “The constant stream of stories … Read more