New Scientist | Will robots doing TED talks spark an AI breakthrough?

March 21, 2014

New Scientist — March 21, 2014 | Aviva Rutkin

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New Scientist | Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Bono have all done it. Soon robots will have a chance to deliver their own TED talks. That’s the latest challenge to the field of artificial intelligence, announced yesterday by the non-profit X Prize Foundation.

“We will need to take some number of months to figure this out,” Diamandis adds. “We have some great experts like Ray Kurzweil and Sebastian Thrun who will be advising us. Many others will be added.” […]

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