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Monthly report: April 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 138 influencers like John C. Havens and Miles Brundage, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #RAAIS2019 and #MachineLearning.
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Behind Every Robot Is a Human

On Apr 16, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @maria_axente: “Humans are part of what makes any AI system work, and they bring all their dumb, human baggage with them. But hiding their role only serves Silicon Valley’s fiction that AI is powerful, rational, and inscrutable “ https://t.co/l7cUGdBBOr https://t.co/nHri9952Iq
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Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices

www.theatlantic.com
On Apr 16, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @maria_axente: “Humans are part of what makes any AI system work, and they bring all their dumb, human baggage with them. But hiding their role only serves Silicon Valley’s fiction that AI is powerful, rational, and inscrutable “ https://t.co/l7cUGdBBOr https://t.co/nHri9952Iq
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Behind Every Robot Is a Human

Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices

On Recent Research Auditing Commercial Facial Analysis Technology

On Apr 3, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @mmitchell_ai: 26 researchers from 21 institutions call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement. https://t.co/PNbjev79Um
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Concerned researchers

medium.com
On Apr 3, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @mmitchell_ai: 26 researchers from 21 institutions call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement. https://t.co/PNbjev79Um
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5 European companies that are (really) advancing AI

On Apr 23, 2019
@dmonett shared
One of the reasons there is no consensus definition of #AI: "[T]he definition of [AI] is a moving target and shifts with technological advances and our expectations from computers. That’s why it’s pretty hard to determine what is or isn’t AI." https://t.co/pcz0h8ZhVH
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There’s little arguing that artificial intelligence is one of the hottest sectors of the tech industry. From recommending personalized content in your YouTube feed to translating text, diagnosing cancer and driving cars, the number of domains that the AI industry is touching is constantly ...

thenextweb.com
On Apr 23, 2019
@dmonett shared
One of the reasons there is no consensus definition of #AI: "[T]he definition of [AI] is a moving target and shifts with technological advances and our expectations from computers. That’s why it’s pretty hard to determine what is or isn’t AI." https://t.co/pcz0h8ZhVH
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5 European companies that are (really) advancing AI

There’s little arguing that artificial intelligence is one of the hottest sectors of the tech industry. From recommending personalized content in your YouTube feed to translating text, ...

EU guidelines Ethics washing made in Europe

On Apr 14, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @NetizenFour: I'd be curious to see a 'compare and contrast' between the #AI_HLEG Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence and @IEEESA Ethically Aligned Design. https://t.co/KDUZ8vxrGT @johnchavens @ThomasMetzinger @EthicalBAU @Floridi @j2bryson @ShannonVallor @C___CS
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On Tuesday, the EU has published ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence. A member of the expert group that drew up the paper says: This is a case of ethical white-washing.

www.tagesspiegel.de
On Apr 14, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @NetizenFour: I'd be curious to see a 'compare and contrast' between the #AI_HLEG Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence and @IEEESA Ethically Aligned Design. https://t.co/KDUZ8vxrGT @johnchavens @ThomasMetzinger @EthicalBAU @Floridi @j2bryson @ShannonVallor @C___CS
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EU guidelines Ethics washing made in Europe

On Tuesday, the EU has published ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence. A member of the expert group that drew up the paper says: This is a case of ethical white-washing.

Using machine learning to make better estimations

On Apr 1, 2019
@MIT_CSAIL shared
How Google, Amazon & Twitter could benefit from a new approach to ... counting. ML-based frequency estimation: https://t.co/R2XCJn7WQX #NotAprilFools #ml #MachineLearning https://t.co/USLOppMich
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But this approach discounts the fact that there are patterns that can be uncovered in high volumes of data, like why one IP address tends to generate more internet traffic than another. “By learning the properties of heavy hitters as they come in, we can do frequency-estimation much more ...

www.csail.mit.edu
On Apr 1, 2019
@MIT_CSAIL shared
How Google, Amazon & Twitter could benefit from a new approach to ... counting. ML-based frequency estimation: https://t.co/R2XCJn7WQX #NotAprilFools #ml #MachineLearning https://t.co/USLOppMich
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Using machine learning to make better estimations

But this approach discounts the fact that there are patterns that can be uncovered in high volumes of data, like why one IP address tends to generate more internet traffic than another. “By ...

Businesses Build AI, Data Science Teams With Nontech Talent

On Apr 16, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @maria_axente: A trend we are proudly leading on @PwC - build AI & data science capabilities with non tech skills, Coming from physics, biochemistry & engineering. As @WSJ reports businesses have understood the importance of skill diversity in AI, alongside gender & age https://t.co/2Yzfls2YhX https://t.co/JcYqEdJAkr
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Companies including financial services firms are building artificial intelligence and data science teams with people from nontech fields as they look to overcome the AI-talent shortage and add professionals with broader skills to assist in AI development.

www.wsj.com
On Apr 16, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @maria_axente: A trend we are proudly leading on @PwC - build AI & data science capabilities with non tech skills, Coming from physics, biochemistry & engineering. As @WSJ reports businesses have understood the importance of skill diversity in AI, alongside gender & age https://t.co/2Yzfls2YhX https://t.co/JcYqEdJAkr
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Businesses Build AI, Data Science Teams With Nontech Talent

Companies including financial services firms are building artificial intelligence and data science teams with people from nontech fields as they look to overcome the AI-talent shortage and ...

iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple’s tablets strike an ideal balance

On Apr 16, 2019
@arstechnica shared
iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple’s tablets strike an ideal balance https://t.co/NLmqztn4KV by @SamuelAxon
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These are clearly more appealing to most people than Apple's 2018 iPad or iPad Pro.

arstechnica.com
On Apr 16, 2019
@arstechnica shared
iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple’s tablets strike an ideal balance https://t.co/NLmqztn4KV by @SamuelAxon
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iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple’s tablets strike an ideal balance

These are clearly more appealing to most people than Apple's 2018 iPad or iPad Pro.

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

On Apr 2, 2019
@math_rachel shared
risks of ML tools that manipulate perception: - geopol diplomacy manipulation - botnets & astroturfing outcompete humans for legislator/regulator attention - phishing emails identical to real msgs from loved ones - flooded w disinformation, people give up https://t.co/tzhr9Ia5gn https://t.co/xr7nymxFDE
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"What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?"

www.buzzfeednews.com
On Apr 2, 2019
@math_rachel shared
risks of ML tools that manipulate perception: - geopol diplomacy manipulation - botnets & astroturfing outcompete humans for legislator/regulator attention - phishing emails identical to real msgs from loved ones - flooded w disinformation, people give up https://t.co/tzhr9Ia5gn https://t.co/xr7nymxFDE
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He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

"What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?"

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E.D., IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems and E.D., Council on Extended Intelligence. Tweets are my own.

Follow 11.4k Followers

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Policy Analyst at OpenAI. Formerly: AI Policy Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford. Views my own.

Follow 14.0k Followers

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reporter @Gizmodo | policing, surveillance capitalism, and bias in algorithms | DM for signal ✨

Follow 3.6k Followers

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🤓👾🐶 Venture Partner @PointNineCap. Scientist, photographer, perpetual foodie. ⛩ AI communities https://t.co/KzYZd3MTbf @LDN_AI 📖 AI Report https://t.co/HuEP4tzRzW

Follow 21.6k Followers

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Researching the social implications of AI. Co-founder @AINowInstitute at NYU | Principal Researcher MSR-NYC | Distinguished Research Professor NYU |

Follow 40.8k Followers

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Researcher studying Autonomous Agents. Director @WomenWhoCodeLA

Follow 3.1k Followers

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Prof. Dr. Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence #AI, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning #ML, Robotics, Software Engineering. Runner, books, Yogi.

Follow 2.7k Followers

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Entrepreneur. Scientist. Co-founder and CEO @Affectiva. On a mission to bring #AI to life with emotion tech. #EmotionAI #CV #ML #DeepLearning #womenintech

Follow 13.5k Followers

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Original news, reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech.

Follow 1.2M Followers

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co-founder https://t.co/ZvDGNlehRt + professor @usfca_msds | past: Duke math PhD, quant, early Uber eng | now: making neural nets uncool

Follow 26.8k Followers

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Managing director for Europe and Asia @coindesk. Priors: @qz @e27sg @chinaeconreview @malaysiakini

Follow 16.3k Followers

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Interdisciplinary university research institute examining the social implications of artificial intelligence, ML, and related technologies. @NYUniversity

Follow 13.0k Followers

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MIT's largest lab: the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab https://t.co/oEBFg67jYJ #ai #cs #robotics #ml #nlp #bigdata #iot #datascience

Follow 57.5k Followers

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Future Editor, Axios; senior fellow, Atlantic Council; adjunct professor, Georgetown University; author The Powerhouse. Newsletter: https://t.co/xAzkIP0yUf

Follow 11.8k Followers

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CEO @voyage. Super-charging communities with autonomous vehicles.

Follow 15.0k Followers

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Connect to your customers in a whole new way. Stay up-to-date on news, announcements, and innovation.

Follow 434.3k Followers

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Founded in 2010. Building Artificial General Intelligence. The creators of #AlphaGo and Atari DQN

Follow 173.9k Followers

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reporter @gizmodo | [email protected]

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EIC & Chief Cocktail Officer @techreview. Ex- @qz, @datasociety, @TheEconomist. London-Mexico City-Moscow-Jerusalem-NYC-Boston. Undersharer.

Follow 10.0k Followers

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Machine Learnist. Asst Prof—@carnegiemellon (2018), PhD—UCSD, Editor—https://t.co/QDAZ7VNZr9, Scientist—@awscloud, Music—around

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