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EBay, the multinational e-commerce site, has used artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies for more than a decade. Specifically to match buyers with the right sellers. But that’s not the only way they use AI technology to enhance the buying and selling experience on their site. eBay uses artificial intelligence in personalization, search, insights. Discovery and its recommendation systems along with computer vision, translation, natural language processing and more.
A new poll of 1,004 registered voters in the U.S found that 57 percent of them believe AI is a ‘threat to the human race.’ In addition to the 57 percent who believe AI is a threat. Approximately 43 percent disagree and believe it’s not something to be worried about.
Of the 57 percent who consider it a threat. Some 16 percent of them doubled down even further and indicated they believe it’s a ‘very serious threat.’ The study also showed that voters are unsure about the effects of AI on the economy, with 47 percent of respondents indicating they didn’t know if its impact would be good or bad.
AI applications in healthcare are becoming more common for white-collar automation and diagnostics. However, medical robotics is an area that may be marginally underdeveloped. This is likely because of regulations concerning automated surgery. We found little to no case studies showing a health network. Or hospital’s success with AI-based medical robotics.
G3 Global has entered into a strategic collaboration with two Chinese companies. They establish the first artificial intelligence park in Malaysia. The collaboration between G3 Global and SenseTime Group and Harbour Engineering Company. They was agreed upon during Prime Minister visit to SenseTime’s Beijing office today. In this collaboration, G3 Global, among others, will be involved in facilitating and coordinating the establishment. While, SenseTime will build the supercomputing and AI platforms for research and cloud services.
Compared to the success of Amazon and the recent use of artificial intelligence in Amazon Go. Walmart does not want to be left behind and today opened its first concept of “store of the future”. Its name is Walmart Intelligent Retail Lab. A few days ago, Walmart unveiled a deployment of new robots that will be arriving at their stores in the United States. According to the company, will help automate tasks that humans didn’t enjoy, such as cleaning, review of shelves and classification of products.
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Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford. He works on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test. In 2011, he founded the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. He is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. Bostrom is the author of over 200 publications, including Superintelligence. Paths, Dangers, Strategies, a New York Times bestseller.