China sees artificial intelligence dominating our future, and it's willing to bet $150 billion to make sure it doesn't get left behind. The Chinese government on Friday announced a major push into the field of artificial intelligence, declaring it would create a $150 billion domestic AI industry by 2030.
Image technologies that will reduce drudgery, help to cure disease, make transportation cheaper and safer, and make energy more efficient. Artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies are making all of that possible and more. But a world of benefit will come at a steep price. There will be waves of job loss (different by sector and geography) and growing income inequality. New questions about biology, medicine and economics will vex policymakers.
The modern American conception of school–big centralized facilities with start times that seem way too early or way too late-is driven by yellow buses. Districts need to get three or four cycles out of each bus each morning and evening to get utilization rates high enough to keep transportation affordable. The transportation tail is wagging the dog.
IBM has announced that it is developing brain-inspired an AI supercomputing system. The system is quite similar to the biological brain. It has 64 million neurons and 16 billion synapses. The chief of the development project has emphasized on IBM’s production over the last six years. He also believes that IBM will soon become a leading company in the AI innovations.
Jobs were in the center spotlight in this year’s election. Donald Trump used it as a weapon against Hillary Clinton to mobilize the many millions of voters who felt as though technology, immigrants and free trade had left them behind. Clinton suggested spending hundreds of billions to upgrade our infrastructure and make state colleges and universities tuition-free.
Just as they have in manufacturing, defense, aerospace, transportation and dozens of other industries, robots and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing how humans teach and learn. Manifestations of robotic and AI teaching technology can already be seen in the educational sphere.
Barry Schuler was one of the guys in the early 90s that spotted the rise of interactive media, computing power, graphics and hyperlinking. He built a company that was sold to America Online and they helped turn the number three online service into a media powerhouse. Marc Andreessen added the Mozilla browser and the Information Age was born. Barry discusses the creation of the internet, why he supports New Tech Network, the future of smart machines and the power of networks.
In an exclusive CNBC interview, Jack Ma, Alibaba executive chairman, talks to CNBC's David Faber about artificial intelligence and employment.
Congress may soon consider legislation reportedly being drafted by Senator Cornyn that could heighten scrutiny of Chinese investments in artificial intelligence and other sensitive emerging technologies considered critical to U.S. national security interests.