Stanford researchers have invented a new way for artificial intelligence to predict human behaviour, which is done by reading an online database of 600,000 fiction stories. If you were wondering what will give robots the edge when Skynet comes around, this would be a key element.
Their knowledge system, known as Augur, has been given access to Wattpad, an online writing community. This ever-expanding information base will enable the learning algorithms (otherwise known as vector machines) of AI to better predict the behaviour of people. And the success rate is insane! Using an Augur-powered wearable camera, this system correctly identified people and objects 91% of the time, and accurately predicted their next move 71% of the time.
"Over many millions of words, these mundane patterns [of people's reactions] are far more common than their dramatic counterparts," the team wrote in their study. "Characters in modern fiction turn on the lights after entering rooms; they react to compliments by blushing; they do not answer their phones when they are in meetings."
Just try not to show them Nineteen Eighty-Four or War of the Worlds. They could get some sinister ideas!
KODAKCoin got me thinking - have many other companies pivoted to the blockchain business? Turns out, there are a lot of them from iced tea to burgers, and you could be unknowingly living a cryptocurrency life.
In this week’s episode of Learn Something, we open the history books and find 10 little-known technology firsts. I guarantee these will surprise you!
The Emotion Engineer is back tonight at 5pm GMT - playing SSX 3 on PlayStation 2 to a sweet 00s Emo soundtrack, as requested by one lovely Twitch viewer.
Blue Monday is not a thing – your mental health is important every day. PR campaigns that suggest it's OK to feel down one day in January don’t help, so here are my own ways to support my mental state.
Facebook’s plans to change how the news feed works, making businesses, brands and media posts less visible, are a mixed bag of good and bad news.
In this week’s episode of the top 100 ranking podcast Learn Something… Robot strippers, voice-enabled smart toilets and other super strange gadgets shown at CES 2018.
Watch the first every Emotion Engineer stream on Twitch - the channel dedicated to PlayStation 2 gaming - live today at 5pm GMT.
When it comes to weird technology, Consumer Electronics Show is the place for it. Here are the 10 weirdest from CES 2018.
CES 2018 is here and I got the chance to sit down with Steve Koenig - Senior Director of market research at the Consumer Technology Association, to find out the future of gadgets…
In this week’s episode of the top 100 ranking Learn Something podcast - CES 2018 and the future of consumer technology.
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