First Published Book Generated by A.I. Is… Boring

First Published Book Generated by A.I. Is… Boring

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We live in an age where the rise of the machines is imminent. Gizmodo reports that Springer Nature, a prominent publisher for the research community, has published its first book generated by a machine learning algorithm. Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Machine-Generated Summary of Current Research is a compilation of extensive research on the widely used power source for phones, watches, and electric cars. Over 53,000 papers and articles about lithium-ion battery technology have been published in the last three years, so it’s no surprise that the subject has become a popular study. However, the book does not contain any characters, banter, …

Elon Musk’s Lab Working on Robot Writers!

Elon Musk’s Lab Working on Robot Writers!

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Artificial Intelligence is a controversial subject. With technology advancing so rapidly, many fear that all the science-fiction stories about robots taking over the world may actually come true. And that debate doesn’t look like it will end with this newest development.   GPT-2 is one of the latest AI creations from OpenAI, a nonprofit lab backed by Elon Musk. It is a machine that could generate synthetic text samples and perform simple language tasks like answering questions and basic reading comprehension.   The project was announced in February and is still in development. OpenAI has stated that they are afraid …

10 Isaac Asimov Quotes to Rock the Foundation of Your Mind!

10 Isaac Asimov Quotes to Rock the Foundation of Your Mind!

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Isaac Asimov’s books are crucial to the sci-fi genre, and he wrote a ton of them. He wrote and edited hundreds of novels, and many of them have gone on to influence generations of writers. He was also a professor of biochemistry at Boston University. Not too shabby. Asimov’s writings didn’t necessarily predict technologies, but they were predictive and inspirational to current trends. For example, Elon Musk famously sent Asimov’s Foundation series to Mars with the first launch of his Falcon Heavy Rocket. So Asimov didn’t only inspire writers, he also inspired billionaire industrialist tycoons. Of his millions and millions …

Books Are Our Only Hope Against the Robopocalypse, Say Scientists

Books Are Our Only Hope Against the Robopocalypse, Say Scientists

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New advances in computer technology continue to surprise and excite us, but it is difficult to tell where these advances are going to take us in the future. The world of AI is changing rapidly and since people are freakin’ out about our impending obliteration at the hands of the robot community, AI researchers have decided to teach robots a lil sumthin’ sumthin’ that’ll decrease this potentiality considerably; that sumthin’ is empathy.    Empathy: the difference between right and wrong, the capability to put oneself in another’s position, to understand or feel what another is feeling. Knowing that, yes, taking candy from a …