While Stephen Hawking claims artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race and Elon Musk is donating millions to ensure robots don’t kill each and every one of us, not all of the world’s brightest minds are losing their marbles over the technology-induced end-of-days. In fact, Yann LeCun, NYU professor and Facebook’s director of artificial intelligence research, told The New York Times he sees plenty of promising business applications in his work with A.I. Here are three of his most salient predictions for the future of A.I. and business.
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merbs writes: In just a few years, we could see the mass proliferation of DIY, smartphone-enabled replicators. At least, Caltech electrical engineering professor Ali Hajimiri and his team of researchers thinks so. They’ve developed a very tiny, very powerful 3D imager that can easily fit in a mobile device, successfully tested its prowess, and published the high-res results (PDF) in the journal Optics. Hajimiri claims the imager may soon allow consumers to snap a photo of just about anything, and then, with a good enough 3D printer, use it to create a real-life replica “accurate to within microns of the original object.”