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  • Advocates urge Facebook to open up their algorithms to researchers

    Advocates urge Facebook to open up their algorithms to researchers

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…We know we lose 2m brain cells every minute [a blood clot is in the brain].” Yet the two therapies that can transform [stroke] outcomes — clot-busting drugs...

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  • A nimble robotic hand that learns on its own

    A nimble robotic hand that learns on its own

    Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Every spring, millions of students graduate high school with every intention of attending college. By the fall, an astounding portion of them never show up to...

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  • Facial recognition gone wrong

    Facial recognition gone wrong

    Amazon’s software incorrectly identified 28 congress members as criminalssourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“We have heard a lot of hype about AI, but the reality is that the field has finally...

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  • Thousands of AI researches agree to never build lethal autonomous weapons…

    Thousands of AI researches agree to never build lethal autonomous weapons…

    Because they could be more destabilizing to people and countries than nukesAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“In this light, we the undersigned agree that the decision to take a human life should never...

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  • Former Apple engineer tries to flee to China with stolen self driving car secrets…

    Former Apple engineer tries to flee to China with stolen self driving car secrets…

    …but is caught aboard a plane by FBISourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Scientists test new chemical compounds on animals because we still don’t completely understand the world around us. New...

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  • Police officers use facial recognition glasses to make criminals confess

    Police officers use facial recognition glasses to make criminals confess

    …but at what cost to everyone’s privacy?Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…In the often chaotic environment of an emergency room … the signs of a heart attack are not infrequently missed, and the...

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  • An Algorithm knows you better than your own family members do

    An Algorithm knows you better than your own family members do

    …and maybe better than you know yourself?SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Hospitals collect all manner of data on patients, from doctors’ notes to test results to measurements such as pulse and...

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  • Would you send a child to a school that monitors students with facial recognition

    Would you send a child to a school that monitors students with facial recognition

    Would you send your kid to a school that monitors students with facial recognition…and shares the data with other government agencies?Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…The work of the MIT researchers...

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  • Countries battling it out for machine learning supremacy

    Countries battling it out for machine learning supremacy

    …could mean international instability for the rest of usAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome"Industrial robots are capable of killing a person.... [but] advances in sensors, computing, and software are...

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  • Companies Need to Make their AI Principles public

    Awesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Alibaba is using AI technologies and smart sensors to monitor each hog’s activity and state of health — data that will then be analysed and turned into a real-time...

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  • Start with schools to reduce bias in algorithms and open doors for minorities in tech

    Start with schools to reduce bias in algorithms and open doors for minorities in tech

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…Using the tagged threads, [researchers] then trained a [machine-learning] system to predict from the first comment if a [online] conversation was going to go...

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  • AI will make War a whole lot more hellish

    AI will make War a whole lot more hellish

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Almost 37% of the water pumped into Brazil’s supply network disappears, because of leaks, faulty meters returning an inaccurate reading or theft…With enough...

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  • Let’s think twice about removing humans from the decision making loop

    Let’s think twice about removing humans from the decision making loop

    … less we’re okay with being morally corrupt.SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“…In the past, when an earthquake hit, he’d have to make educated guesses about what parts of his district might...

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  • The Future of Terrorism: How State-Sponsored Actors Used Data to Indoctrinate Citizens

    The Future of Terrorism: How State-Sponsored Actors Used Data to Indoctrinate Citizens

    A many of you know, before I entered the La-Croix filled halls of Silicon Valley, I spent several years in the defense and intelligence sector analyzing adversary behavior. I had the opportunity...

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  • Machine Learnings — Google to help DoD analyze drone footage

    Machine Learnings — Google to help DoD analyze drone footage

    Machine Learnings — Google to help DoD analyze drone footageImage sourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“Imagine the role that A.I. might play during surgery. The goal need not be to automate the...

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  • Machine Learnings — Creepy AI surveillance, Strokes, and Gun Control

    Machine Learnings — Creepy AI surveillance, Strokes, and Gun Control

    Machine Learnings — Creepy AI surveillance, Strokes, and Gun ControlSourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“[Viz] has trained machine-learning algorithms similar to those that an iPhone uses to spot...

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  • Machine Learnings — How to develop an AI product

    Machine Learnings — How to develop an AI product

    Machine Learnings — How to develop an AI productAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“The internet is riddled with websites set up for the sole purpose of stealing a user’s information or installing...

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  • Moving from a default trust to default skeptic society

    Moving from a default trust to default skeptic society

    What the future of technology does to the future of trust.I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how new forms of AI and machine learning will shape society over the next decade. One area...

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  • YouTube’s algorithm is back in the news for all the wrong reasons

    YouTube’s algorithm is back in the news for all the wrong reasons

    SourceAwesome, not awesome.#Awesome“….Alonso Martinez [technical director at Pixar Animation Studios] pointed out that we have an extremely accurate technological approach to pain quantification...

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  • Machines for creative enablement

    Machines for creative enablement

    SourceThis Week’s Special GuestA little while back, Howie Liu of Airtable, wrote a piece about machines being used for creative enablement. I think it’s important enough to warrant re-surfacing....

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