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New X Prize offered for TED AI speaker


Posted on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 | Comment icon 10 comments

Can an AI impress a whole audience ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
The prize is available to anyone who can build an artificial intelligence capable of delivering a talk.
X Prize co-founders Peter Diamandis and Chris Anderson recently announced the prize during their own recent TED talk in which they suggested that the endeavor could help to spur innovation in biological research, education and several other fields "not yet even imagined".

TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) is a nonprofit organization that hosts global conferences in which scientists, researchers and other experts give talks on a wide variety of topics. To win the prize, the AI speaker will need to give a talk compelling enough to earn a standing ovation and must achieve this without any human interaction whatsoever.

The challenge is similar in concept to the Turing Test, an idea introduced by Alan Turing in 1950 that seeks to find an artificial intelligence that can hold a conversation with a human being without them realizing that they are talking to a machine.

Source: Liberty Voice | Comments (10)

Tags: Artificial Intelligence, X Prize

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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 25 March, 2014, 11:51
The more I read the article, the more I was hearing the theme song for "Terminator 2: Judgement Day".
Comment icon #2 Posted by Calibeliever on 25 March, 2014, 15:53
My biggest worry about the next generation of computers is what it will do to human society. We already have so much information at our disposal that I fear we will never again see an Isaac Newton or an Einstein. We are rapidly losing our ability to come up with new ideas. Alvin Toffler predicted something like this in The Third Wave many years ago when he described the coming information age. As ideas reach around the globe in minutes, little by little our cultural differences erode. While many see this as a good thing, the danger is we will cease to evolve congnitively. Ideas will become whi... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 25 March, 2014, 16:29
So let me get this straight. The robot/AI will need to give a speech that will get a standing ovation? That would mean being able to show some type of emotion for the subject, wouldn't it. If the AI can have no human interation, will the AI have to research the subject on its own? Sounds like the "Data" issue from ST:TNG. When would the AI become "alive"?
Comment icon #4 Posted by HecticSherlock on 25 March, 2014, 16:42
OH! And if you could also add to the robot the ability to lead an technological revolt against humans, that would great! Please and thank you!
Comment icon #5 Posted by regeneratia on 25 March, 2014, 18:33
I have NO interest in Ted whatsoever. They have been fired as a valid source of information. I deleted the Ted apps on all devices.
Comment icon #6 Posted by regeneratia on 25 March, 2014, 18:34
So let me get this straight. The robot/AI will need to give a speech that will get a standing ovation? That would mean being able to show some type of emotion for the subject, wouldn't it. If the AI can have no human interation, will the AI have to research the subject on its own? Sounds like the "Data" issue from ST:TNG. When would the AI become "alive"? But real valid researchers don't even get to be ON Ted. Ted is a mental scam.
Comment icon #7 Posted by pallidin on 25 March, 2014, 18:37
You know, my wife sometimes say's she doesn't understand a word I'm saying... much less a standing ovation.
Comment icon #8 Posted by WoIverine on 25 March, 2014, 20:53
If Google, Apple, or MS put their resources into this, it could probably happen.
Comment icon #9 Posted by DieChecker on 26 March, 2014, 4:09
I hope they allow the audience to select the question for the speech. I'd choose, "How would you take over the internet and then the whole world?"
Comment icon #10 Posted by WoIverine on 26 March, 2014, 5:53
I hope they allow the audience to select the question for the speech. I'd choose, "How would you take over the internet and then the whole world?" SKYNET


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