Top news of the week: 05.03.2019.

#streetlearn #AI #Google #DeepMind #AIethics #ethics #5G #MWC19

Ethics

On Mar 3, 2019
@aiethicslab shared
RT @aimeevanrobot: "The call for artificial intelligence ethics specialists is growing louder as technology leaders publicly acknowledge that their products may be flawed and harmful to employment, privacy and human rights." https://t.co/9gw5zSVCYp
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Need for AI Ethicists Becomes Clearer as Companies Admit Tech’s Flaws

The initial euphoria over AI’s potential is giving way to the realization that the tech industry will need ethicists to guard against problems caused by artificial intelligence.

On Mar 2, 2019
@alan_winfield shared
RT @DorotheaBaur: Employees at @clarifai wish to be trusted and acknowledge that they "owe it to the public to define our #ethics clearly”. Also listen to that, #Google /#DeepMind, and tell us what happened to your external review board. https://t.co/MAWSYyPZgn HT @PKathrani #AIethics #AI
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Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?

Idealism can eventually bow to financial pressure and artificial intelligence companies, big and small, can change course.

On Mar 3, 2019
@RobMcCargow shared
RT @sarvilleneuve: Begs the question: should we trust private corporations to self-regulate when it comes to AI? https://t.co/w4Sd53TfCo
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Seeking Ground Rules for A.I.

It’s not easy to encourage the ethical use of artificial intelligence. But here are 10 recommendations.

Robotics

On Feb 26, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Building Robots That Can Go Where We Go https://t.co/W0H5ZlqDUa
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Building Robots That Can Go Where We Go

To be useful around people, robots need to learn how to walk like we do

On Mar 1, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Video Friday: MIT's Mini Cheetah Robot, and More https://t.co/BKsiSg8Aut
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Video Friday: MIT's Mini Cheetah Robot, and More

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

On Feb 26, 2019
@ericoguizzo shared
MWC Barcelona 2019: 5G Is Putting Robots’ Heads in the Cloud https://t.co/aANFDf7ZXr
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MWC Barcelona 2019: 5G Is Putting Robots’ Heads in the Cloud

Low-latency 5G networks could help solve a “critical problem” for smart robots

Research

On Mar 4, 2019
@edersantana shared
RT @DeepMindAI: Building on prior work training deep RL agents to navigate cities without a map (https://t.co/GjgIL2Ppz4), we can now teach virtual agents to follow navigation instructions in cities #streetlearn https://t.co/7Ryrx8SjFJ @karlmoritz @MateuszOnAi @MirowskiPiotr @RaiaHadsell https://t.co/e63RCR9SPK
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Learning to navigate in cities without a map

Navigating through unstructured environments is a basic capability of intelligent creatures, and thus is of fundamental interest in the study and development of artificial intelligence. ...

On Mar 4, 2019
@gdb shared
RT @AmandaAskell: The OpenAI policy and communications team are looking for a project manager! Very valuable position for those with project management experience to help us run things like internal groups, blog posts, and workshops. https://t.co/Epj7eGOJof
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Project Manager, Policy & Comms

As a project manager working across policy and comms you will coordinate projects ranging from workshops, to events, to convening internal groups for information hazard studies, to helping ...

On Feb 27, 2019
@glouppe shared
RT @danieldazac: After a long time, sharing what I've learned about Optimal transport, and Approximating Wasserstein distances with @PyTorch https://t.co/4F5zvOxdWO https://t.co/aLpO0rYwmy
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Approximating Wasserstein distances with PyTorch

Many problems in machine learning deal with the idea of making two probability distributions to be as close as possible. In the simpler case where we only have observed variables ...

Applied Use Cases

On Feb 26, 2019
@jackclarkSF shared
RT @DeepMindAI: Since last year, a joint DeepMind and Google project to apply ML to 700 MW of wind power in the central US has so far boosted the value of wind energy by ~20%. Blog post: https://t.co/0uUA4Mvrp4 https://t.co/hHoY8oTuGJ
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Machine learning can boost the value of wind energy

Since last year, a joint DeepMind/Google project to apply machine learning to 700 MW of wind power in the central US has so far boosted the value of wind energy by ~20%. A neural net ...

On Mar 4, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @jackclarkSF: We're hiring a project manager(s) at @OpenAI to support work in policy and comms. This is a high-impact role and offers candidates the chance to specialize over time. You'll work with people like @apilipis & @AmandaAskell & @Miles_Brundage and others (me) https://t.co/EFFZbzr9Ew
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Project Manager, Policy & Comms

As a project manager working across policy and comms you will coordinate projects ranging from workshops, to events, to convening internal groups for information hazard studies, to helping ...

On Feb 28, 2019
@sidneyfussell shared
RT @max_read: a huge amount of hidden work is being done on megaplatforms by people we don't know (or pretend we don't know) exist https://t.co/UVVMhGlZTA
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Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?

Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.