Top news of the week: 16.07.2019.

Autonomous robot, Industrial robot, Automaton, Sociology, Artificial intelligence, Human

Research

On Jul 10, 2019
@agibsonccc shared
RT @hardmaru: I'll be giving a tutorial on “Neuroevolution for Deep Reinforcement Learning Problems” @GECCO2019 this weekend. Looking forward to visiting Prague! https://t.co/5NzC0TnsZQ https://t.co/BM8jxruvYZ
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On Jul 12, 2019
@weballergy shared
RT @prfsanjeevarora: Remember matrix completion? Deep linear nets solve it better than the old nuclear norm algorithm. Analysis requires going beyond traditional optimization view and understanding #trajectories. Blog post by Nadav and Wei: https://t.co/TBX6Z9J6tq . Paper https://t.co/vDvToYXQfz
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On Jul 13, 2019
@weballergy shared
RT @chrisdonahuey: Excited to announce our recent work on generating 8-bit music using Transformer! Our LakhNES model uses transfer learning: we pre-train on the heterogeneous Lakh MIDI dataset and fine-tune on NES music 🎶https://t.co/1XrBgzJFz3 📜https://t.co/idRGXU5Vef ⭐️https://t.co/vgHkYkGNEH https://t.co/Bi1C6kwq7G
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LakhNES: Generate 8-bit music with machine learning

Generate 8-bit chiptunes with deep learning. Contribute to chrisdonahue/LakhNES development by creating an account on GitHub.

Ethics

On Jul 15, 2019
@RecklessCoding shared
RT @vdignum: Worth reading: #AI has no anthropomorphic qualities (eg intelligence). AI isn't malicious nor kind; it has no intent or goals; isn't able of self-reflection. AI can just perform well-specified tasks to discover associations between data & actions. https://t.co/QdTLYDtZGw
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The Metamorphosis

AI will bring many wonders. It may also destabilize everything from nuclear détente to human friendships. We need to think much harder about how to adapt.

On Jul 9, 2019
@David_Gunkel shared
Robot stock photo alert. Now more than a handshake...white people high-five white robots. https://t.co/psIB0bWqqW @ComIntDK @eripsa @petetrainor
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AI strategies to include more ethics and trust

A new report from IDC has revealed that more people are using AI within their companies which has led to a re-think in the ethics they use.

On Jul 11, 2019
@CSERCambridge shared
RT @FLIxrisk: What is cooperative inverse reinforcement learning & how can it contribute to #AI safety efforts? Find out on our AI Alignment podcast, where @dhadfieldmenell joined host Lucas Perry for an interdisciplinary discussion of CIRL & its implications for AI https://t.co/HcSkbYKLZr https://t.co/iUs22D56TS
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AI Alignment Podcast: Cooperative Inverse Reinforcement Learning with Dylan Hadfield-Menell (Beneficial AGI 2019)

In this episode of the AI alignment series, Lucas interviews Dylan Hadfield-Menell on cooperative inverse reinforcement learning.

Robotics

On Jul 12, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Video Friday: This NASA Robot Uses "Fishhook Grippers" to Climb Rock Walls https://t.co/XQ8MidPxVo
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On Jul 11, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
How High Fives Help Us Get in Touch With Robots https://t.co/5XgyzFwmY6
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How High Fives Help Us Get in Touch With Robots

Social touch is a cornerstone of human interaction, and robots are learning how to do it too

On Jul 15, 2019
@IEEESpectrum shared
It's become a bit of a tradition at RoboCup to have an informal match between robots and humans. https://t.co/MfoqgLNVMg
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On Jul 12, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Video Friday: This NASA Robot Uses "Fishhook Grippers" to Climb Rock Walls https://t.co/XQ8MidPxVo
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On Jul 11, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
How High Fives Help Us Get in Touch With Robots https://t.co/5XgyzFwmY6
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How High Fives Help Us Get in Touch With Robots

Social touch is a cornerstone of human interaction, and robots are learning how to do it too

On Jul 15, 2019
@IEEESpectrum shared
It's become a bit of a tradition at RoboCup to have an informal match between robots and humans. https://t.co/MfoqgLNVMg
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Applied Use Cases

On Jul 15, 2019
@pardesoteric shared
cool cool cool https://t.co/r1zpqgPeP3
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Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.

On Jul 12, 2019
@NathanBenaich shared
RT @facebookai: Facebook AI and @CarnegieMellon researchers have built Pluribus, the first AI bot to beat elite poker pros in 6 player Texas Hold’em. This breakthrough is the first major benchmark outside of 2 player games and we’re sharing specifics on how we built it. https://t.co/zId9x4VBqc https://t.co/u89irNcxEK
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Facebook, Carnegie Mellon build first AI that beats pros in 6-player poker

Facebook AI and Carnegie Mellon researchers have built Pluribus, the first AI bot to beat top pros in six-player Texas Hold’em poker.

On Jul 10, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @nottombrown: Why the AI community needs to cooperate on safety from @AmandaAskell et al. https://t.co/nGBHVqEbNo Concrete examples of how AI development might go wrong, plus a more general analysis of where/when we might expect market failures. I love concrete examples. https://t.co/imTIfmkh5d
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Why Responsible AI Development Needs Cooperation on Safety

We've written a policy research paper identifying four strategies that can be used today to improve the likelihood of long-term industry cooperation on safety norms in AI: communicating ...