Topic: elon musk

OpenAI Gym’s free toolkit, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and Windows 95 installed on Apple Watch—SD Times news digest: May 2, 2016

OpenAI Gym, a toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms, is now in beta. It consists of a suite of environments that can be used for comparing and reproducing results, as well as creating situations that an AI can learn from. Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teamed up with Y Combinator president … continue reading

The Future of Life Institute wants to make sure AI remains safe

The Future of Life Institute’s (FLI) mission is to protect mankind from artificial intelligence, and it is recruiting research teams to do so. The Elon Musk-backed program announced it has chosen 37 research teams worldwide to investigate the possible advantages and disadvantages of AI. The 37 teams will be awarded about US$7 million from Musk … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Deep learning is making an impact in artificial intelligence

You could be forgiven for thinking that this past week yielded the discovery of some new type of AI, but watching Elon Musk donate US$10 million to the Future of Life Program would lead one to believe that. Musk donated these funds specifically to push for research designed to keep artificial intelligence friendly. The Future … continue reading

Swift language popularity soars, Famo.us partners with jQuery, Musk makes AI donation—SD Times news digest: Jan. 16, 2015

In its latest programming language rankings, RedMonk announced Apple’s Swift language has risen 46 spots from No. 68 to No. 22 in the rankings from Q3 to Q4. “The growth that Swift experienced is essentially unprecedented in the history of these rankings,” the rankings report stated. “When we see dramatic growth from a language, it … continue reading

Protecting humankind from AI, a new Project Ara MDK, and a Windows Phone app developer contest—SD Times news digest: Jan. 13, 2015

Members of the Future of Life Institute, a “research and outreach organization working to mitigate existential risks facing humanity,” has signed an open letter pledging to protect humankind from the dangers of artificial intelligence. The signatories, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, consist of programmers, scientists, and artificial intelligence researchers from universities and tech giants … continue reading

Video: Bill Gates raises the bar for the ALS ice bucket challenge

Bill Gates gladly accepted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nomination to the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Gates resolved to “do it better than it’s been done.” The cofounder and former Microsoft CEO had some nerdy fun with the viral challenge to raise awareness for ALS, drawing up a detailed design and welding together his own … continue reading

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