This article titled "Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic" was written by Ian Sample Science editor, for theguardian.com on Monday 24th April 2017 23.01 UTCApart from fears of mass unemployment, accidents with machinery, restrictions on freedom, increased economic inequality and a devalued human experience, the public are broadly optimistic about the arrival of artificial intelligence, according to one of the first surveys of British opinions about the technology. … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic
There are some telling comments in a report about artifical intelligence that was published in the Guardian last October that has given me pause to think frequently about that place where AI and human intelligence intersect and/or collide: It is relatively easy to create a learning brain but we don’t yet know how to create a heart or a soul. In a recent talk at the New Yorker festival MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito asserted that “humans are really good at things computers are not.” It's a pair … [Read more...] about What will become of empathy in a world of smart machines?
Help A Reporter Out (HARO) began as a group on Facebook and is now a dedicated website with rapidly growing momentum. People sign up to receive queries from reporters looking to interview experts or people with experience for their articles. HARO was created by Peter Shankman, who still manages the site and mailing list in his spare time, while he's not working with clients, speaking, or is otherwise engaged in PR and social media activities. Listen to this podcast now: [display_podcast] Get … [Read more...] about FIR Interview: Peter Shankman of Help A Reporter Out
Content summary: Neville's at Edelman New Media Academic Summit; Shel wraps up IABC's international conference in New York; Neville talks about the summit in Chicago and the home baseball team, the Chicago Cubs; CustomScoop's Media Monitoring Minute; Dan York's report; News That Fits includes a look at Facebook and Visa teaming up to create the Small Business Network, Facebook's bans of the Top Friends app, MySpace's launch of the API that allows outside sides to pull data, MySpace's partnership … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #357: June 26, 2008
Ever since I got back from Stockholm a couple of weeks ago, where I participated in the Disruptive Media conference, I've been dogged with a dreadful cold that doesn't want to go away. Earlier this week, it evolved into nasal congestion, resulting in a continuous inflow of pills and potions plus a serious investment in boxes of balm tissues. So in my shopping for more congestion relief yesterday, I encountered a product whose packaging caught my attention. Take a look at the photo here (or click … [Read more...] about Feel the brand with Braille
Content summary: New FIR discussion forum launching; the next FIR episode marks this podcast's third anniversary; a listener contest coming; FIR live in January on BlogTalk Radio; Lee Hopkins looks forward to 2008; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Microsoft promotes Vista on YouTube with open commenting; are email and mobile phones the real social graph?; Tesla CEO blogs explanations; who's got what you're looking for: ask Hoosgot; Colgate in Second Life; senior employees obligated … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #306: December 31, 2007
Overflow from today's FIR #296: Following up on MoveOn's campaign against Facebook Beacon ads ABC News partners with Facebook If you want to automatically receive FIR Cuts as they're published, subscribe to the RSS feed. (What are FIR Cuts?) … [Read more...] about Cuts from FIR #296