Top news of the week: 21.05.2019.

#AI #Robotics #GPUs #uk #CAST #TheTwilightZone #GoROS #tech #drones #speechrecognition

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On May 15, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
On the latest "Babbage" podcast: Legislators in San Francisco voted to ban the use of facial recognition—is this a victory for privacy or a set back for technology? https://t.co/lVS4E7D3Rk https://t.co/oxsBwxdgia
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Saving face: San Francisco's ban on recognition technology

Our weekly podcast on the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news

On May 18, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
The internet has made access to indecent images of children easier. The Internet Watch Foundation works to remove them https://t.co/HuVFfGQLqr
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Inside the Internet Watch Foundation, the charity cleaning up the web

In 1996 Britain hosted about a fifth of the world’s child sexual-abuse websites. Last year it was less than 1%

On May 19, 2019
@techreview shared
We might have figured out how to keep artificial intelligence from misbehaving. https://t.co/E2FvX2eKYj
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How we might protect ourselves from malicious AI

New research could make deep-learning models much harder to manipulate in harmful ways.

On May 19, 2019
@AnimaAnandkumar shared
A nice but long article about interdisciplinary efforts at @Caltech #CAST on #autonomous systems #AI #Robotics #drones @yisongyue @AMBER_lab https://t.co/usZjbT4Bik
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Smart from the Start: Studying and Building Autonomous Systems

Caltech Engineering and Applied Science faculty work at the edges of fundamental science to invent the technologies of the future.

On May 18, 2019
@AndrewLBeam shared
RT @YangKevinK: We (@ZvxyWu, @francesarnold) wrote a review about machine learning for protein engineering, but there's so many new papers that we can't update it quickly enough. So Zach and I made a public list of papers covering machine learning on proteins. https://t.co/KYKhcDvv2h
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Papers on machine learning for proteins

Listing of papers about machine learning for proteins. - yangkky/Machine-learning-for-proteins

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 17, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
As elections loom a new divide is opening up in European politics, one that cuts across the old battle lines https://t.co/uYn75InnHT
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On May 16, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
A new kind of cold war https://t.co/UgzPbfULrh
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A new kind of cold war

How to manage the growing rivalry between America and a rising China

On May 17, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
Pursuit of profit once encouraged China and America to work together. But commercial competition has become more zero-sum. In 2009, the ten largest internet companies by revenue were American. Now several are Chinese https://t.co/hTFK0NtygO https://t.co/ZMS3euom4j
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Robotics

On May 16, 2019
@FastCompany shared
Try not to be creeped out by these eerily human portraits of robots https://t.co/TyvGzRdbZJ
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On May 17, 2019
@planetrobotics shared
RT @OpenRoboticsOrg: New report on The Rise of @rosorg #GoROS #robotics https://t.co/paRDV7oPW5
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The rise of the Robot Operating System

Nearly 55 percent of total commercial robots shipped in 2024 will have at least one Robot Operating System package installed, according to ABI Research The Robot Operating System, or ROS, ...

On May 17, 2019
@ericoguizzo shared
Video Friday: Watch This Monstrous Robot Tank Bulldoze Its Way Through Obstacles https://t.co/hExtzi1Ink
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Applied Use Cases

On May 16, 2019
@AI_TechNews shared
UK government announces board members of AI Council https://t.co/zvVbdJIkbj #uk #tech #ai https://t.co/QUwknRAzpc
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UK government announces board members of AI Council

The UK government has announced the names of board members appointed to its dedicated AI Council. As one of the global leaders in AI, the global community will be looking to who the UK has ...

On May 17, 2019
@Sam_L_Shead shared
The UK Government has asked DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman to join its new AI Council. More info here https://t.co/e44QSUZF2U
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Leading experts appointed to AI Council to supercharge the UK’s artificial intelligence sector

This comes as government celebrates the one year anniversary of the AI Sector Deal as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, which aims to realise the full potential of AI to the economy

On May 15, 2019
@erichorvitz shared
#MSRPodcast with close colleague & friend XD Huang who has led Microsoft's efforts in #speechrecognition since the early 1990s. Interesting reflections on #languageunderstanding and #AI https://t.co/ypR0lGJsQx @xdh @MSFTResearch @compcomcon @IEEEorg @TheOfficialACM @icassp2019
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Speech and language: the crown jewel of AI with Dr. Xuedong Huang

Dr. Xuedong Huang shares inside details on the latest milestones in speech and language technology on the MSR Podcast. He also explains how mastering speech recognition, translation and ...

Research

On May 16, 2019
@MSFTResearch shared
Watch us compress multiple ensembled models into a single Multi-Task Deep Neural Network via knowledge distillation for learning robust and universal text representations across multiple natural language understanding tasks. We're talking SotA in GLUE: https://t.co/sHi3ygZuFa
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Robust Language Representation Learning via Multi-task Knowledge Distillation

How robust is your language representation? Watch us compress multiple ensembled models into a single Multi-Task Deep Neural Network via knowledge distillation for learning robust and ...

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 20, 2019
@NVIDIADC shared
RT @NVIDIAAIDev: Microsoft Research announced a conversational #AI breakthrough using NVIDIA #GPUs for NLP tasks on the General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) benchmark. https://t.co/tQhhdQYWij
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Microsoft Announces New Breakthroughs in AI Speech Tasks

Microsoft AI Research just announced a new breakthrough in the field of conversational AI that achieves new records in seven of nine natural language processing tasks from the General ...

On May 16, 2019
@MSFTResearch shared
Watch us compress multiple ensembled models into a single Multi-Task Deep Neural Network via knowledge distillation for learning robust and universal text representations across multiple natural language understanding tasks. We're talking SotA in GLUE: https://t.co/sHi3ygZuFa
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Robust Language Representation Learning via Multi-task Knowledge Distillation

How robust is your language representation? Watch us compress multiple ensembled models into a single Multi-Task Deep Neural Network via knowledge distillation for learning robust and ...

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 20, 2019
@NVIDIADC shared
RT @NVIDIAAIDev: Microsoft Research announced a conversational #AI breakthrough using NVIDIA #GPUs for NLP tasks on the General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) benchmark. https://t.co/tQhhdQYWij
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Microsoft Announces New Breakthroughs in AI Speech Tasks

Microsoft AI Research just announced a new breakthrough in the field of conversational AI that achieves new records in seven of nine natural language processing tasks from the General ...

On May 17, 2019
@NVIDIADC shared
RT @NvidiaAI: [email protected] shares the many ways @Ford is using #AI and #ML. One way? Tapping into the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1 for racing simulations. More:https://t.co/uQJrjbv37m
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The Amazing Ways The Ford Motor Company Uses Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

Ford Motor Company, ones of America's oldest companies, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning in many ways from the supply chain to production to used car sales to self-driving ...

Ethics

On May 15, 2019
@PKathrani shared
DLA Piper launches AI practice | The Global Legal Post https://t.co/CU8vuuI41x
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On May 16, 2019
@AdaLovelaceInst shared
RT @martintisne: Congratulations to @carlykind_ for her exciting appointment as director of the @AdaLovelaceInst https://t.co/Gc6bHytaHa The UK ecosystem on #datarights is thriving, it's now time to put that influence to work both in the UK and abroad
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Carly Kind appointed Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute

Carly will lead the delivery of the Ada Lovelace Institute’s ambitious agenda to promote informed public understanding of the impact of AI and data-driven technologies on different groups ...

On May 18, 2019
@gleonhard shared
Since I wrote Technology vs Humanity almost 3 years ago https://t.co/K8p1gfbMom #techvshuman I have been collecting some new memes based on my key messages, such as 🎯 "If you don't have anything to hide, you're probably not human" 🤖 Share the nuggets as you find them as well:) https://t.co/ZACeEW1WiT
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