Imagine a day when a form of artificial intelligence could deliver a speech as compelling as one given by a human.
A nonprofit organization called XPRIZE, which designs competitions to encourage the development of innovative technology for the benefit of humanity, announced it will award a prize to anyone who can develop an artificial intelligence, or “AI,” that could give an inspiring talk at the TED (Technology, Education, Design) conference without any human assistance.
“Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have made extraordinary progress over the past decade, but we’ve barely scratched the surface,” Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, said in a statement. Diamandis and Chris Anderson, curator of TED, announced the prize Thursday (March 20) at the TED2014 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The above story is based on materials provided by LiveScience, Tanya Lewis.