Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments.
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
Will AI take over the world or lead to a bright future for humanity?
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Not everyone agrees on how artificial intelligence will change the way we live. But it's not all doom and gloom either.
Will the robots come to control us?
He spends his days developing artificial intelligence systems. What about AI keeps him up at night?
Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. The inscription behind it is a paraphrase of Aeschylus that reads: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends”.
How the idea of a hyper-connected society could quickly go from utopia to dystopia and why neither scenario is likely to last.
Robots should be empowered to pick the action that most helps humans.
This image was produced by the AI algorithm of the neural network ‘Deep Dream Generator’.
Dire dystopian predictions aside, the real danger of artificial intelligence is not the notorious "AI singularity" but job loss and misuse by malevolent people.
The future of citizenship is more distributed, interactive and local than dealing with central government through new technology. That may be sad news for those who wish to interact with the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in virtual reality if not in person.
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The disruptive impact of intelligent machines and new social movements will force us to remake citizenship into a more personal pursuit over the next 150 years.
An early prototype of the IBM Watson cognitive computing system in Yorktown Heights, NY. It was originally the size of a master bedroom in 2011.
Banks are relying more and more on robots that perform financial services.
Canada in 2167 could see genetically engineered humans living alongside sentient machines in cities radically altered by ecological change.
By 2167, genetically designed, digitally enhanced humans with Internet-connected brains will live with intelligent machines in a transformed environment and maybe even among the stars.
Self-driving cars will need to cooperate to avoid bottlenecks.
Self-driving vehicles will need to communicate and work together.
Useful? Or just a money-spinner?
If AI research is only about profit, we should all be afraid ... very afraid.
Artificial intelligence can now produce original paintings, novels and music.
People gather in Montreal to demand a $15 minimum hourly wage in Quebec and across Canada.
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The minimum wage is rising in many parts of Canada, but it masks the impact of seismic changes to the agriculture, food and retail industries brought about by new technologies.
One down, two to go: Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo wins the first game of Go against Chinese grandmaster player Ke Jie, in May 2017.
The artificial intelligence that beat a world master at the game of Go is now to be directed at more complex global problems. So what can we expect?
Ready for AI?
While there is currently interest interest in artificial intelligence, it offers limited achievements, such as the autonomous car. Tomorrow, machines will learn alone and forge solutions.
How can a machine understand who said what?
Important advances have been made in the areas of automatic language processing and emotional computing, and that could have big implications for business.
Google's AlphaGo victory over the human world champion shows how far things have come since DeepBlue.
Imagine a world where artificial intelligence is in control and humans are brink of extinction. What went wrong? What could we have done?
No problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots.
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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
A man was recently sent to prison for six years at least in part by the recommendation of a private company’s secret proprietary software.