Top news of the week: 17.06.2019.

Brain, Artificial intelligence, Networks, Neural network, Scientific method, Sony

Applied Use Cases

On Jun 11, 2019
@fjallet shared
RT @IrmACTU: La #musique est émotionnelle, et les plateformes de #streaming possèdent une mine de données liées à nos états émotionnels, à nos humeurs et à nos sentiments... https://t.co/2rslEWd4vF
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Big Mood Machine

Inside Spotify’s emotional surveillance-driven quest for total ad domination.

On Jun 14, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @AI_RRI_Ethics: Excited to be part of "Your Mark On The World" with @devindthorpe on @Forbes https://t.co/FIXIkVCrjY Sharing insights about my new @UNUCPR report on #AI converging tech & conflict prevention https://t.co/gMYn5HA1NL @johnchavens @e_cousens @DKTechAmb @SColesPorter @besiana_kadare https://t.co/GDTt9bO6xr
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Don’t Fear The Bots–Fear The Humans Who Control Them

Eleonore Pauwels, a research fellow on emerging cyber-technologies at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, recently published a report highlighting the threats and ...

On Jun 15, 2019
@terahlyons shared
A direct link to PAI’s research referenced on risk assessment tools: https://t.co/Y1VhMwQ3Lj
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Report on Algorithmic Risk Assessment Tools in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Relative to OECD and Historical Baselines Exhibit 1 - Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, World Prison Brief—Birkbeck, University of London (2015/2016 data) Note: U.S. 1960 figure ...

General

On Jun 13, 2019
@techreview shared
First off, what are deepfakes? Here’s an explanation of the artificial intelligence behind them. https://t.co/lBb6tBA85x
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Inside the world of AI that forges beautiful art and terrifying deepfakes

Generative adversarial networks, or GANs, are fueling creativity—and controversy. Here’s how they work.

On Jun 13, 2019
@techreview shared
First off, what are deepfakes? Here’s an explanation of the artificial intelligence behind them. https://t.co/lBb6tBA85x
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Inside the world of AI that forges beautiful art and terrifying deepfakes

Generative adversarial networks, or GANs, are fueling creativity—and controversy. Here’s how they work.

On Jun 14, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
A Polish company will send artificial intelligence into space https://t.co/aBeErSTxkf
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On Jun 15, 2019
@nytimes shared
Advances in artificial intelligence could supercharge surveillance cameras, allowing footage to be constantly monitored and instantly analyzed https://t.co/RfsczID2BD
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How Surveillance Cameras Could Be Weaponized With A.I.

Advances in artificial intelligence could supercharge surveillance cameras, allowing footage to be constantly monitored and instantly analyzed, the A.C.L.U. warned in a new report.

On Jun 14, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
A Polish company will send artificial intelligence into space https://t.co/aBeErSTxkf
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On Jun 15, 2019
@nytimes shared
Advances in artificial intelligence could supercharge surveillance cameras, allowing footage to be constantly monitored and instantly analyzed https://t.co/RfsczID2BD
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How Surveillance Cameras Could Be Weaponized With A.I.

Advances in artificial intelligence could supercharge surveillance cameras, allowing footage to be constantly monitored and instantly analyzed, the A.C.L.U. warned in a new report.

On Jun 11, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
RT @tooso_ai: Great news for cognitively-inspired #AI, as robotics legend @rodneyABrooks and @GaryMarcus joined forces to start a new venture. We will surely follow their journey and continue discussing their ideas (as we did in https://t.co/TgDwru2ytO). Good luck! https://t.co/fwDvOWld52
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In Praise of Artificial Stupidity

Why today’s A.I. is not “really” A.I., but it may not matter that much to you.

On Jun 16, 2019
@nytimes shared
What explains the large variation in individual metabolism? A new study documented, for the first time, substantial and surprising variations in how well participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins. https://t.co/sOUmkofyvt
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Nutrition for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of a Personalized Diet

No single food regimen works for everyone. A new study is the most comprehensive effort yet to understand why.

Research

On Jun 15, 2019
@peteskomoroch shared
RT @facebookai: We’re open sourcing AI Habitat, a powerful new simulation platform for training agents in hyperdetailed, photorealistic 3D reconstructions of physical environments. We hope this research milestone will unify & accelerate the promising field of Embodied AI. https://t.co/kQlRuksWGP https://t.co/rpxebhJBAq
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Open-sourcing AI Habitat, an advanced simulation platform for embodied AI research

We’re releasing AI Habitat, a powerful new open source simulation platform for training agents in photo-realistic 3D reconstructions of physical environments.

On Jun 14, 2019
@DeepSpiker shared
RT @yaringal: Really excited to release Bayesian Deep Learning Benchmarks - please share with others who you think might like this, and have a look at the blog/repo/colab: https://t.co/ZKqN40da1S This work was done over a period of a year and a half by many collaborators @OATML_Oxford https://t.co/iCXgG8H3Wy
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Bayesian Deep Learning Benchmarks

Bayesian Deep Learning Benchmarks. Contribute to OATML/bdl-benchmarks development by creating an account on GitHub.

On Jun 12, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @hardmaru: Weight Agnostic Neural Networks 🦎 Inspired by precocial species in biology, we set out to search for neural net architectures that can already (sort of) perform various tasks even when they use random weight values. Article: https://t.co/bpe6V3Rp9m PDF: https://t.co/7OJGEsRnVV https://t.co/El2uzgxS5I
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Weight Agnostic Neural Networks

Networks that can already (sort of) perform tasks with random weights.

Robotics

On Jun 14, 2019
@Robotiq_Inc shared
What's New In Robotics?  14.06.2019 https://t.co/Wy378TgnSJ
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What's New In Robotics? 14.06.2019

Good morning.  In this week's news mix: MIT algorithm predicts human movement, a prototype medical cobot is unveiled, and Ford's use of cobots 'growing exponentially.'  We also meet a ...

On Jun 14, 2019
@j2bryson shared
RT @spikedonline: “No, robots are not going to take over the world. Robots themselves are not the problem. We humans design the robots. And it's our obligation to build robots that we don’t need to worry about.” @j2bryson on what we get wrong about AI https://t.co/r1Nv38Wymm
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AI: inhuman after all?

Joanna Bryson on what the world gets wrong about robots and AI.

On Jun 10, 2019
@BotJunkie shared
Jaco Is a Low-Power Robot Arm That Hooks to Your Wheelchair https://t.co/uc4VoCiWCe https://t.co/8EQcrw8R3F
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Jaco Is a Low-Power Robot Arm That Hooks to Your Wheelchair

The lightweight carbon fiber arm has three fingers and six degrees of freedom

Ethics

On Jun 14, 2019
@RobMcCargow shared
RT @AJEnglish: How Artificial Intelligence empowers governments and corporations and diminishes accountability https://t.co/YvIJlJfD1W — #AJOpinion, by @cori_crider https://t.co/9ZR93gGjqb
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Artificial intelligence reinforces power and privilege

Computational surveillance empowers governments and corporations and diminishes accountability.

On Jun 14, 2019
@gleonhard shared
18 exponential changes we can expect in the year ahead https://t.co/9E5NWopiJB https://t.co/0YpJY8YzKN
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18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead

Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?

On Jun 10, 2019
@PKathrani shared
Blair unmoved by robot hype https://t.co/EwIMkIPeOB
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Blair unmoved by robot hype

One of the stars of last week's Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services Summit was retired Commercial Court supremo Sir William Blair, now professor of financial law and ethics at Queen ...