Topic: the future of life institute

Top industry leaders warn against autonomous weapons

The Future of Life Institute is continuing its quest to save the human race from artificial intelligence. In an open letter published by the organization, top leaders are teaming up to ask for a ban on autonomous weapons. The letter already has hundreds of signatures, including prominent names such as Steven Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve … 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

From the Editors: Is artificial intelligence using and abusing mankind?

There have been big advancements in artificial intelligence over the last couple of years, but it is time to start thinking what these advancements mean for mankind. Sure, it is great that these AI technologies are getting better, faster and smarter, but how smart is too smart? A group of researchers from the University of … 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

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