Top news of the week: 16.05.2019.

#AI #TheTwilightZone #grid #weather #machinelearning #responsibleAI

Applied Use Cases

On May 15, 2019
@stevelevine shared
An all-but invisible underclass of labor has evolved behind the artificial intelligence revolution. Critics call them AI sharecroppers. https://t.co/SpMkjTizSL
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The AI sharecroppers

A labor underclass has evolved behind the AI revolution

On May 15, 2019
@davegershgorn shared
RT @alison_sander: Technology companies keep users in the dark about how their data are used in AI systems. Often, not even the companies themselves can anticipate where all that information might lead, @sidneyfussell reports: https://t.co/OrVGBziYQt
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The AI Supply Chain Runs on Ignorance

Tech companies often fail to tell users how their data will be employed. Sometimes, the firms can’t even anticipate it themselves.

On May 11, 2019
@outline shared
A new sci-fi masterpiece (not from Netflix!) that you're going to want to binge https://t.co/ll7o8BTOq3
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General

On May 15, 2019
@sciencemuseum shared
From #TheTwilightZone to Star Trek, @TwilightZoneLDN Producer Ron Fogelman explores the relationship between science & science fiction on our blog 💫👽 https://t.co/QdGf4lIlI6 📸 Captain Kirk's Communicator which inspired the idea for the world's first mobile phone prototype https://t.co/kx0NMLKMCZ
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The Middle Ground Between Science and Superstition

Ron Fogelman, Producer of 'The Twilight Zone' stage production, looks at the inextricable link between science and science fiction.

On May 13, 2019
@ENERGY shared
RT @SLAClab: [email protected] article about using #AI to handle severe #weather highlights GRIP (Grid Resilience & Intelligence Platform), a project co-led by @SLAClab & @BerkeleyLab which aims "to apply #machinelearning to the power #grid" @apilipis @LSchelhas @mayank_malik_ https://t.co/l50ITGV1TY
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How A.I. Can Help Handle Severe Weather

Researchers from industry, academia and government agencies are finding new ways to repair the problems of hurricanes, flooding, drought and wildfires.

On May 10, 2019
@RCScience shared
"In our definition, organisms that utilize synthetic DNA nucleotides may meet our criteria as living.” Via @TheScientistLLC https://t.co/FBpFvPYbFk https://t.co/rmCltCF4ka
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How to Decide If a Robot Is a Alive

How to Decide If a Robot Is a Alive | RealClearScience

On May 15, 2019
@sciencemuseum shared
From #TheTwilightZone to Star Trek, @TwilightZoneLDN Producer Ron Fogelman explores the relationship between science & science fiction on our blog 💫👽 https://t.co/QdGf4lIlI6 📸 Captain Kirk's Communicator which inspired the idea for the world's first mobile phone prototype https://t.co/kx0NMLKMCZ
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The Middle Ground Between Science and Superstition

Ron Fogelman, Producer of 'The Twilight Zone' stage production, looks at the inextricable link between science and science fiction.

On May 13, 2019
@ENERGY shared
RT @SLAClab: [email protected] article about using #AI to handle severe #weather highlights GRIP (Grid Resilience & Intelligence Platform), a project co-led by @SLAClab & @BerkeleyLab which aims "to apply #machinelearning to the power #grid" @apilipis @LSchelhas @mayank_malik_ https://t.co/l50ITGV1TY
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How A.I. Can Help Handle Severe Weather

Researchers from industry, academia and government agencies are finding new ways to repair the problems of hurricanes, flooding, drought and wildfires.

On May 10, 2019
@RCScience shared
"In our definition, organisms that utilize synthetic DNA nucleotides may meet our criteria as living.” Via @TheScientistLLC https://t.co/FBpFvPYbFk https://t.co/rmCltCF4ka
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How to Decide If a Robot Is a Alive

How to Decide If a Robot Is a Alive | RealClearScience

On May 14, 2019
@techreview shared
A new AI platform that learns from private patient data could lead to algorithms that diagnose illnesses, prevent disease, and extend lives. by @willknight https://t.co/NLisZPNBmW
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How AI could save lives without spilling medical secrets

The first big test for a platform that lets AI algorithms learn from private patient data is under way at Stanford Medical School.

On May 10, 2019
@SmithsonianMag shared
RT @laxmevy: Hey guys I wrote a thing! Climate scientists can actually predict disease outbreaks months before they even happen. My first for @SmithsonianMag! https://t.co/igHMlWufXV
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How Scientists Use Climate Models to Predict Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks

The ebb and flow of rainy seasons corresponds with the hatching of millions of mosquitoes—and the spread of diseases they carry

Ethics

On May 10, 2019
@TechCrunch shared
How to think about inclusion in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein https://t.co/1rNubrJ7F3 @IBJIYONGI @gregmepstein
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How to think about inclusion in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (Part 2)

Technology is very much in the business of, quite literally, changing the world. When I was deciding whether to write for TechCrunch, I tried to imagine a human life on this planet, in 20 ...

On May 15, 2019
@David_Gunkel shared
Dystopian Reading Mashup. Read @danfaggella's recent post at @Emerj "The USA-China AI Race--7 Weaknesses of the West" alongside Nick Bostrom's "Vulnerable World Hypothesis." https://t.co/IrRo7jjrLx https://t.co/e7vZTHb2X3
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The USA-China AI Race – 7 Weaknesses of the West

Emerj is an artificial intelligence market research firm. We help companies and institutions gain insight on the applications and implications of AI and machine learning technologies.

On May 15, 2019
@RecklessCoding shared
RT @vdignum: Very good article on a very important topic, AI literacy. HT @johnchavens #responsibleAI #AI https://t.co/GeymvrmeNv
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How to Teach Kids About AI

A researcher at MIT Media Lab has designed a middle-school curriculum to help demystify algorithms and their effects.

Research

On May 15, 2019
@etzioni shared
The AI acquisitions war --- the graph says it all! https://t.co/URnDKXHipn by @kavehwaddell
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The AI acquisitions war

Several of the top AI researchers and most lucrative products at leading tech firms came from acquisitions.

On May 14, 2019
@fchollet shared
RT @TensorFlow: We’re excited to share that weight pruning is now part of the TensorFlow Model Optimization Toolkit! Learn how sparsity can dramatically reduce model sizes with negligible accuracy loss. Read here → https://t.co/bhOm3s6ixP https://t.co/GdngCLKjDa
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TensorFlow Model Optimization Toolkit — Pruning API

Since we introduced the Model Optimization Toolkit — a suite of techniques that developers, both novice and advanced, can use to optimize…

On May 13, 2019
@peteskomoroch shared
RT @roybahat: So worth reading the original research on invisible (digital) work that @marylgray has done... https://t.co/P0CcuKfmbf (thank you for joining us this morning!)
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Robotics

On May 10, 2019
@Robotiq_Inc shared
What's New In Robotics?  10.05.2019 https://t.co/q02hqfYnk5
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What's New In Robotics? 10.05.2019

Good morning. In this week's news mix: Yaskawa's new European plant opens, Ford's 'Survival' robot is unveiled and why Albrecht Jung has deployed 8 cobots in 5 years. We also admire an ...

On May 15, 2019
@singularityu shared
DARPA wants to make CRISPR safe and reversible—here’s how. https://t.co/6B00LRSeAH
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The Hunt for a CRISPR Antidote Just Heated Up

The point isn’t to fuel public fear of the tool; rather, it’s to look far ahead at potential dangers and find preventive treatments or countermeasures.

On May 13, 2019
@Perblog shared
RT @Robohub: The social animals that are inspiring new behaviours for robot swarms https://t.co/gxb2Y2hUtm https://t.co/GLs3xtc5Eh
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The social animals that are inspiring new behaviours for robot swarms

The social animals that are inspiring new behaviours for robot swarms