According to the post, the prediction accuracy of Multi-issue bargaining model described in the post is high enough that the technique dramatically improved negotiation tactics in the following areas:
Negotiating harder: The new agents held longer conversations with humans, in turn accepting deals less quickly. While people can sometimes walk away with no deal, the model in this experiment negotiates until it achieves a successful outcome.
Intelligent maneuvers: There were cases where agents initially feigned interest in a valueless item, only to later “compromise” by conceding it — an effective negotiating tactic that people use regularly. This behavior was not programmed by the researchers but was discovered by the bot as a method for trying to achieve its goals.
Producing novel sentences: Although neural models are prone to repeating sentences from training data, this work showed the models are capable of generalizing when necessary.
Juan Enriquez: What will humans look like in 100 years?
We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals -- futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we'll have to transform our own bodies if we hope to explore and live in places other than Earth.