What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

first_imgArtificial intelligence (AI) has already transformed our lives — from the autonomous cars on the roads to the robotic vacuums and smart thermostats in our homes. Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment, health care to security.The question is, are we ready? Do we have the answers to the legal and ethical quandaries that will certainly arise from the increasing integration of AI into our daily lives? Are we even asking the right questions?Now, a panel of academics and industry thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect life in a typical North American city and spark discussion about how to ensure the safe, fair, and beneficial development of these rapidly developing technologies.“Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” is the first product of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100), an ongoing project hosted by Stanford University to inform debate and provide guidance on the ethical development of smart software, sensors, and machines. Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.Barbara Grosz, the Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, chairs the AI100 Standing Committee.AI and Life in 2030 Tackling the ethical and legal quandaries of artificial intelligence with AI pioneer and SEAS professor Barbara Grosz. “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz. “If we tackle these issues now and take them seriously, we will have systems that are better designed in the future and more appropriate policies to guide their use.”“We believe specialized AI applications will become both increasingly common and more useful by 2030, improving our economy and quality of life,” said Peter Stone, a computer scientist at the University of Texas, Austin, and chair of the report. “But this technology will also create profound challenges, affecting jobs and incomes and other issues that we should begin addressing now to ensure that the benefits of AI are broadly shared.”The report investigates eight areas of human activity in which AI technologies are already affecting urban life and will be even more pervasive by 2030: transportation, home/service robots, health care, education, entertainment, low-resource communities, public safety and security, employment, and the workplace.Some of the biggest challenges in the next 15 years will be creating safe and reliable hardware for autonomous cars and health care robots; gaining public trust for AI systems, especially in low-resource communities; and overcoming fears that the technology will marginalize humans in the workplace.Issues of liability and accountability also arise with questions such as: Who is responsible when a self-driven car crashes or an intelligent medical device fails? How can we prevent AI applications from being used for racial discrimination or financial cheating?The report doesn’t offer solutions but rather is intended to start a conversation between scientists, ethicists, policymakers, industry leaders, and the general public.Grosz said she hopes the AI 100 report “initiates a century-long conversation about ways AI-enhanced technologies might be shaped to improve life and societies.”last_img read more

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Crawford County on schedule for April 4 Deery Series opener

first_imgDENISON, Iowa (Jan. 23) – The 2015 Deery Brothers Summer Series will take its first green flag at Crawford County Speedway. After inclement weather washed out numerous attempts to bring the series back to Denison last spring, the upcoming IMCA Late Model tour travels to Crawford County for open­ing night action on Saturday, April 4.In all, the 29th annual series currently has 16 dates. The first 15 of those events pay $3,000 to win and a mini­mum of $300 to start. Additional tour dates are still pending. “It’s nice to have our highest paying race as the series finale at the Yan­kee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway,” Tour Director Kevin Yoder said. “That feature pays $7,500 to win so it should make for an exciting conclusion to the series.” The one previous Deery race at Denison was held in 1994. Kossuth County Speedway in Algona has also hosted just one tour event, in 2008, and brings the series back for a July 2 show. “If we get all our races in, this year’s schedule is geographically balanced within our Late Model area,” Yoder noted. “That should give more drivers in central and western Iowa the chance to follow the series.”Four events are on the initial series schedule before the start of the weekly IMCA Late Model point season: April 4 at Denison, April 11 at West Liberty Raceway, April 17 at Farley and April 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City.The series is at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill., on May 3 and at Boone Speedway for the traditional Memorial Day show on May 25. Marshalltown Speedway hosts the June 2 race. After visiting Algona, the series is at West Liberty Race­way July 7, Independence Motor Speedway on July 8, Dubuque Speedway on July 12 and back at Quad City on July 22. Liberty 100 shows are qualifying on Sept. 4 and two $3,000 to win features on Sept. 5. The Sept. 7 Labor Day feature during the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s brings the tour back to Boone with that even­ing’s winner earning a bonus based on their number of sanctioned weekly starts during the season and a possible $4,500 payday. Farley’s Sept. 18 and 19 Yankee Dirt Track Classic brings the series to a close.Non-qualifier pay at each of the first 15 races is $100. Sunoco Race Fuel feature qualifier draw­ings for $250 in cash will be held each night and drivers with perfect attendance earn shares of $2,000 in cash after the series season is complete. Casey’s General Store is also back on board as title sponsor of the redraw and will give $100 gift cards to all drivers with perfect attendance throughout the series.“There are no changes in race night procedures and most sponsorship programs are back in place,” Yoder said. “We have a very good series again in 2015. We always sharpen the pencil and look for ways to make it better every year.” The Deery Brothers Automotive Group returns as title sponsor of the series. The champion will earn $5,000, with point fund shares to the top 10 and pro-rated for drivers not competing at all events. Drivers finishing outside the top 10 in points but with perfect attendance are guaranteed $500.Defending champion is Justin Kay of Wheatland. Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has perfect attend­ance through the series’ first 434 events.last_img read more

Betway offers 3/1 on Crouch celebrating 100th goal with Robot

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Betway has offered odds of 3/1 on Peter Crouch reproducing the iconic ‘Robot’ dance celebration when he scores his 100th Premier League goal.Last week, the 42-times capped England international scored his 36th Premier League goal for Stoke City, and his 99th in total, to move just one short of joining the illustrious 100 club.More than a decade on from debuting the ‘Robot’ in an England friendly against Hungary, Crouch is 3/1 to repeat the celebration when he reaches the landmark.The striker is 100/30 to score the goal against Manchester United tomorrow, 5/1 to get it against Everton on 1 February and 2/1 to draw a blank in Stoke’s next five league games. He is 6/4 to reach 100 with his 49th headed goal.Alan Alger, PR Manager for Betway, said: “It seems like Peter Crouch has been around forever and his determination to play at the top level deserves to be rewarded. He’s clearly a tricky man to defend against and poses an obvious aerial threat.“At 6/4, we think the big man is most likely to score his 100th Premier League goal with his head. To mark the occasion, he could well treat us all to a rendition of the robot, which we price up at 3/1.”In addition to the 36 Premier League goals for Stoke, Crouch has scored 22 for Liverpool, 12 for Tottenham, 12 for Southampton, 11 for Portsmouth and six for Aston Villa.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 7, 2014:•2:38 a.m. Jesse L. Bolen-Holland, 22, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with driving while under the Influence – second offense, racing on highway and refuse preliminary breath test.•1:14 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to door frames in the 27 block Clark Avenue, Wellington.•1:57 p.m. Kenneth M. Etter, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective taillights and defective brake lights.•3:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity of a known subject in the 200 block W. Denver, Perth.•4:22 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance in the 1600 block N. Vandenburgh, Wellington.•4:30 p.m. Mark S. Hatfield, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

City looking to the future by offering talented teen a new long term deal

first_imgNow, though, the midfielder will put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the Etihad until June 2024.According to the Mail, Foden’s new contract will be a considerable hike on his current £15,000-a-week deal and include incentives.City manager, Pep Guardiola, has regularly hailed the talents of the Stockport-born youngster, referring to him as a ‘gift’ and hailing him as ‘special.’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Phil Foden is expected to sign a new long-term contract with Manchester City in a bid to keep the talented youngster at the club.Since breaking into the first team, the 18-year-old is believed to have been the subject of interest from, among others, Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. no dice gameday cracker tense REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2center_img deals shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow The midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a EFL Cup match against Oxford United Phil Foden is set to sign a new contract with Manchester City 2 A boyhood City supporter, Foden is highly regarded by the current Premier League champions who he made his full debut for last November in a Champions League match against Feyenoord.Foden has since made 20 appearances in all competitions, netting his first goal for the club to secure a 3-0 away win against Oxford United in the third round of the EFL Cup. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more