THE TOP TEN AI HYPE STORIES OF 2018, UPDATED

“Late last year, Walter Bradley Center director Robert J. Marks surveyed the top ten AI myths of 2018

#10 Headlines Claim AI Is Becoming Human-Like

#9 Seductive Semantics Sells AI. Will AI ever be Self-Aware?

#8 The “Bigger Truck” Solution to AI Effectiveness

#7 More Confusing Creativity is Claimed based on Incremental Computer Results

#6 AI Games the System: AI Software Can Find Loopholes in the Code

#5 AI For Hate Speech

#4 Seductive Optics: AI in Human Shape

#3 AI can read your mind

#2 AI can’t write gud 2018

#1 ‘IBM Watson is a Joke'”

https://mindmatters.ai/2019/08/the-top-ten-ai-hype-stories-of-2018-updated/

The Politics of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets

“As in political communication, technology is the message, rather than merely “a tool”: when it comes to money, trust is not just instrumental, it is fundamental.

With cashless payments being the norm and social media platforms weαving an additional layer of involvement in our social data web – Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already in our wallets, business, and financial affairs.”

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/the-politics-of-artificial-intelligence-in-financial-markets/

How IBM is serving up its AI technology to tennis players

“As a long-time sponsorship partner of the U.S. Open, IBM is out with a new artificial intelligence technology to help coaches train the next generation of tennis players called Coach Advisor. Yahoo Finance’s Julia La Roche joins YFi AM from the U.S. Open grounds to share more.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/video/ibm-serving-ai-technology-tennis-150742376.html

Jack Ma: A.I. could give us 12-hour work weeks

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“Billionaire Jack Ma, who stirred controversy when he made comments supporting 12-hour work days, now says with the advent of advanced technology and artificial intelligence, people should work 12-hour work weeks.

‘I think people should work three days a week, four hours a day,’ Ma, the founder of Alibaba, said at the annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai Thursday.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates told Fox Business at the World Economic Forum in 2018 that machine learning will allow humans to be more productive.

So ‘certainly we can look forward to the idea that vacations will be longer at some point,’ Gates said. ‘The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and sell things. More free time is not a terrible thing.'”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/08/30/jack-ma-ai-could-give-us-12-hour-work-weeks.html

How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives | Tom Gruber

“How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make “humanistic AI” that augments and collaborates with us instead of competing with (or replacing) us. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function — from turbocharging our design skills to helping us remember everything we’ve ever read and the name of everyone we’ve ever met. “We are in the middle of a renaissance in AI,” Gruber says. ‘Every time a machine gets smarter, we get smarter.'”