Top news of the week: 05.08.2019.

Cognitive architecture, Human, Industrial robot, Learning, Theory, Experiment

Robotics

On Jul 30, 2019
@odannyboy shared
RT @JanelleCShane: I'm so excited to finally announce this: there's going to be an AI Weirdness book!! https://t.co/WiI1xXVK9n https://t.co/H6V7ibXr61
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An AI Weirdness book!!!

I am really really excited to announce a thing I’ve been working on for more than a year now: there’s going to be an AI Weirdness book!!!!! You can preorder it at these links: Amazon - ...

On Jul 30, 2019
@odannyboy shared
RT @JanelleCShane: I'm so excited to finally announce this: there's going to be an AI Weirdness book!! https://t.co/WiI1xXVK9n https://t.co/H6V7ibXr61
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An AI Weirdness book!!!

I am really really excited to announce a thing I’ve been working on for more than a year now: there’s going to be an AI Weirdness book!!!!! You can preorder it at these links: Amazon - ...

On Jul 30, 2019
@BotJunkie shared
RT @MikellTaylor: In defense of boring robots. https://t.co/shzj8RqV7F
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In Defense of “Boring” Robots

By Mikell Taylor, Senior Director of Sales Operations and Customer Support, Veo Robotics While flashy robotic technologies are fun to daydream about, they’re not rooted in practicality. ...

On Aug 3, 2019
@singularityu shared
This week’s tech news 📰: • Facebook Is Funding Brain Experiments to Create a Device That Reads Your Mind l MIT Technology Review • China Has Started a Grand Experiment in AI Education. It Could Reshape How the World Learns. l MIT Technology Review https://t.co/VOvKVZ06xo
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 3)

Facebook funds research in mind-reading devices and China's AI education experiment goes big in this week's awesome tech stories from around the web.

On Jul 30, 2019
@BotJunkie shared
RT @MikellTaylor: In defense of boring robots. https://t.co/shzj8RqV7F
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In Defense of “Boring” Robots

By Mikell Taylor, Senior Director of Sales Operations and Customer Support, Veo Robotics While flashy robotic technologies are fun to daydream about, they’re not rooted in practicality. ...

On Aug 3, 2019
@singularityu shared
This week’s tech news 📰: • Facebook Is Funding Brain Experiments to Create a Device That Reads Your Mind l MIT Technology Review • China Has Started a Grand Experiment in AI Education. It Could Reshape How the World Learns. l MIT Technology Review https://t.co/VOvKVZ06xo
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 3)

Facebook funds research in mind-reading devices and China's AI education experiment goes big in this week's awesome tech stories from around the web.

Applied Use Cases

On Aug 2, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @ConMijente: This op-ed is not a political opinion, it’s a marketing pitch. Peter Thiel is a co-founder of Palantir. Palantir has at least 29 active contracts with the U.S. federal government worth a combined $1.5 billion. https://t.co/CKkkJ5jeRw
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Good for Google, Bad for America

At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival?

On Aug 1, 2019
@lorenzofb shared
Inside the strange, wild world of America’s DIY phone farmers, who use armies of cheap old phones to generate cash to buy food, diapers, and beer through ad fraud. https://t.co/jdmTn0wZ4a https://t.co/1A54DGTfu3
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America’s DIY Phone Farmers

Ordinary Americans are using armies of phones to generate cash to buy food, diapers, and beer through ad fraud.

On Aug 1, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @OpenAI: Each Thursday at OpenAI is Learning Day: a day where employees have the option to self-study technical skills that will make them better at their job but which aren't being learned from daily work. Here's how it works: https://t.co/swfpUfDEk3
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Learning Day

At OpenAI, each Thursday is Learning Day: a day where employees have the option to self-study technical skills that will make them better at their job but which aren’t being learned from ...

Research

On Jul 30, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @gdb: How I became a machine learning practitioner: https://t.co/s7Vnrz69mM (Spoiler alert: you can too!) https://t.co/LInKCzCMYB
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How I became a machine learning practitioner

For the first three years of OpenAI, I dreamed of becoming a machine learning expert but made little progress towards that goal. Over the past nine months, I’ve finally made the transition ...

On Aug 3, 2019
@xamat shared
RT @facebookai: Dialogue research is crucial for building the next gen of intelligent #AI systems. We've made scientific advancements in 5 areas that open-domain chatbots fail in today: specificity, consistency, empathy, knowledgeability, and multimodal understanding. https://t.co/rg55v15G89 https://t.co/aIc9nGtk3B
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Advances in Conversational AI

Facebook AI has made scientific progress in improving nuanced conversational skills, including consistency, specificity, and empathy.

Ethics

On Aug 5, 2019
@NoelSharkey shared
AI ethics is doing little more than poking around on the fringes while big tech is having a field day. It’s time for strong regulation and new HR laws. Let’s take off the AI mask. This is about the injustices created by big companies with tech apps, https://t.co/r5DKYztUiz
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Why do emerging AI guidelines emphasize “ethics” over human rights?

It’s clear that regulation of AI must start now, but why do emerging frameworks primarily talk about ethics rather than law and human rights?

On Jul 30, 2019
@RobMcCargow shared
RT @NoelSharkey: Ethical Principles about AI have been pouring out over the last few years. Here is another set reduced to 5 (always good to reduce). This one does a decent job of capturing the essence of others. Their utility remains to be seen. Sterling work @Floridi https://t.co/UFvLzG7qKN
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A Unified Framework of Five Principles for AI in Society

In the ensuing discussion, we note the limitations and assess the implications of this ethical framework for future efforts to create laws, rules, technical standards, and best practices ...

On Aug 3, 2019
@mtlaiethics shared
[email protected] of @voxdotcom picked up our piece on social robots & empathy: "In a paper published this week by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, @CamLante of @mcgillu argues that empathizing with robots risks actually reducing our empathy for people..." https://t.co/c5y4bToDDN
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