Harvard Wants To Build Artificial Intelligence As Smart As You

In many ways, artificial intelligence is already very advanced. There are machines that can take more than 90 percent of the work humans used to do in certain factories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2016 is to build his own personal AI assistant. Fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk is even so worried about the destructive potential of self-aware machines that he signed a letter calling for a ban on autonomous weapons and military robots. However, there’s still plenty of ground AI systems need to cover to match the human brain in key areas of analysis and learning. That’s a gap researchers at Harvard aim to close soon. The university has received a $28 million award from the Intelligence Advanced Projects Activity (IARPA), which it will use to understand how…


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