Top AI News: Brave New AI World

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While many of the dystopian visions for AI involve the takeover and enslavement of human society, the truth is that its real promise is the takeover of boring and enslaving everyday tasks that we’re fed up to the back teeth of doing. For a more optimistic vision of the future, read here.

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Top AI News: AI birdwatcher

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A new approach to helping machines see mimics human vision and could help overcome the growing problem of adversarial attacks on computer vision. Instead of taking objects as a whole (a collection of pixels), computers are taught to isolate and identify features to come to a conclusion about identity. Photos of birds, for example, were broken down into wing, beak, etc. This also allows the computer to communicate why it decided the bird was, say, a lesser spotted warbler and not a great tit. More here.

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Top AI News: Return of the AI Jedi

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Mustafa Suleyman is making the move from DeepMind (co-founder) to Google proper. DeepMind was, of course, acquired by Google, but maintained its independence, and its focus on ethical AI was kept sharp by Suleyman, amongst others. This is why many are encouraged by his assumption into Google (one step closer to the Alphabet HQ, where he will presumably whip off his mask to reveal… insert favourite comic-book rebel here). Read more here.    

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Top AI News: Pants on fire, Alexa!

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Children aren’t dummies, it turns out, and they don’t trust Alexa and other virtual assistants as much as they do their teachers, parents and friends, a study shows. What’s more, they come up with some ingenious ways of testing the limits of knowledge of this little person in the loudspeaker, like asking what colour top they are wearing. Read more here.   

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Top AI News: Old MacDonald had high-speed internet… AI, AI, O

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It’s not exactly AI, but the danger of rural areas being left behind by urban ones, and the consequent disconnect (as exemplified by America), needn’t be so, as long as investment is made in infrastructure. Read more here about how a country town was transformed by broadband internet. 

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Top AI News: My AI can beat up your AI

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According to many experts, the next arms race is underway, and it’s in AI. According to Andrew Yang, the USA is losing it, and many agree that China is forging ahead, with a present-day $12 billion investment looking to rise to $70 billion in 2020! More here

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