Artificial Invigoration

“I believe it’s going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity.” If you want to talk about the future of AI, you might want to start (in China) with the man (Kai-Fu Lee) who’s financing the most extensive efforts. 60 Minutes: Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence. (He’s getting some much needed assistance from about a billion other people.)

+ “Researchers have even developed artificial intelligence that can then use this information to predict the future of couples’ relationships. The AI is already more accurate at this than professionally trained therapists.” BBC: How your voice hides clues about your love life. Apparently, AI can pick up “subtle inflections in tone, the pauses between phrases, the volume at which you speak – it all conveys hidden signals about how you really feel.” (There are a lot of mysteries when it comes to relationships. Knowing how your spouse really feels is not one of them.)

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