Top news of the week: 06.08.2019.

Robot, Startup company, Industrial robot, Human, Intellectual Property, Collaborative software

Robotics

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 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 1, 2019
@RobotLaunch shared
svrobo: UK is driving robot ethics but Silicon Valley is where the rubber really hits the road - https://t.co/i2fqr1PF43 https://t.co/8NHkHZZP28
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Do you have a robotics research lab that isn't on the map yet?

And if you're in the SF Bay Area we've started Build Days at Circuit Launch where you can bring your own project or work on robot, CNC, or 3D printer kits together with us! You bring the ...

On Aug 5, 2019
@RobotLaunch shared
svrobo: GRAIL - the new Global Robotics and AI Lab from mindfire_global just launched. I was part of the 1st Mission and believe that now really is the time for Moonshots! Congrats Pascal Kaufman and the Mindfire team! https://t.co/FkSvLP8i7n https://t.co/0Fn0qwY8uq
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Introducing the Global Robotics AI Lab (GRAIL)

The Mindfire Foundation is thrilled to announce both the launch of our new website and the Global Robotics and AI Lab (GRAIL).

On Aug 1, 2019
@RobotLaunch shared
svrobo: UK is driving robot ethics but Silicon Valley is where the rubber really hits the road - https://t.co/i2fqr1PF43 https://t.co/8NHkHZZP28
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Do you have a robotics research lab that isn't on the map yet?

And if you're in the SF Bay Area we've started Build Days at Circuit Launch where you can bring your own project or work on robot, CNC, or 3D printer kits together with us! You bring the ...

On Aug 5, 2019
@RobotLaunch shared
svrobo: GRAIL - the new Global Robotics and AI Lab from mindfire_global just launched. I was part of the 1st Mission and believe that now really is the time for Moonshots! Congrats Pascal Kaufman and the Mindfire team! https://t.co/FkSvLP8i7n https://t.co/0Fn0qwY8uq
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Introducing the Global Robotics AI Lab (GRAIL)

The Mindfire Foundation is thrilled to announce both the launch of our new website and the Global Robotics and AI Lab (GRAIL).

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 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 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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On Aug 5, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @math_rachel: I'm so excited to announce this: we are starting a Center for Applied Data Ethics (CADE) at @DataInstituteSF to help address issues of bias, disinformation, surveillance, predictive policing, & more. My new role is director of CADE. Please read more here: https://t.co/qe9zMy9kGi
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USF Launches New Center of Applied Data Ethics

In response to these risks and harms, I am helping to launch a new Center for Applied Data Ethics (CADE), housed within the University of San Francisco’s Data Institute to address issues ...