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Saturday, December 29, 2018

The biggest artificial intelligence developments of 2018 | Blog - TechTalks

Ben Dickson, software engineer and the founder of TechTalks notes, 2018 was a year of reckoning for the AI industry. In parallel to technological developments, there was ample focus on the ethical concerns of artificial intelligence technology.  

Google CEO Sundar Pichai introduces Duplex AI at I/O 2018 developer conference
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Last year, when I was rounding up the biggest artificial intelligence developments of 2017, I had a very hard time choosing which stories were most worth covering. In that regard, 2018 didn’t see much change. This year, we saw even more AI papers published and more innovation in the space than 2017.

But beyond innovation and technological advances, 2018 was perhaps a year of reckoning for the ethical implications of advances in AI technologies. Unlike previous cycles of AI’s rise and fall, in which the industry receded into its periodic winter without making any notable impact on everyday lives, today’s AI technologies have become pivotal to many of the things we do. And we need to think about what their negative impacts can be.

Without further ado, here are some of the most noteworthy AI stories of 2018. Looking forward to more exciting AI stories in 2019.

Source: TechTalks