Top news of the week: 22.05.2019.

#AI #Robotics #tech #autonomous #CAST #GoROS #drones #uk #GPUs #ML

General

On May 18, 2019
@RCScience shared
The Pentagon now wants Navy pilots and sailors to report UFOs, but not because it thinks they are aliens. Via @ConversationEDU https://t.co/Fop5SGqYwW https://t.co/j4ofkzn7rn
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Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?

U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see. Yet just a few ...

On May 18, 2019
@RCScience shared
The Pentagon now wants Navy pilots and sailors to report UFOs, but not because it thinks they are aliens. Via @ConversationEDU https://t.co/Fop5SGqYwW https://t.co/j4ofkzn7rn
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Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?

U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see. Yet just a few ...

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 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

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 17, 2019
@OpenAI shared
In just 6 months, our Fellows went from beginner to producing world-class ML contributions. Their accomplishments: MuseNet, analysis of bias/variance of gradients, implementations of very large scaling transformers, and learning adaptive weight sparsity: https://t.co/cCMIhg7qEh https://t.co/qsKgnKTENX
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OpenAI Fellows Fall 2018: Final Projects

Our second class of OpenAI Fellows has wrapped up, with each Fellow going from a machine learning beginner to core OpenAI contributor in the course of a 6-month apprenticeship. We are ...

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 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 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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On May 19, 2019
@PKathrani shared
With Peter Singer, incl #ai pain. “it has become incumbent on philosophers in the 21st century to think beyond the animal world” https://t.co/ff1traMqA0 @JohnAFlood @David_Gunkel @EmergTechEthics @PabloRedux @sd_marlow @alan_winfield @j2bryson @NoelSharkey via @Cherwell_Online
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Interview: Peter Singer

At first glance, one could assume that Effective Altruism concerns our emotional, passionate domains rather than our logical faculties. It is a movement away from the idea that it is good ...

On May 17, 2019
@EleHrwch shared
RT @jessRmorley: #Weeknotes https://t.co/Sil9C3J22w of full week. Ft: @PhDruk event with @EleHrwch @Maxi_Macki @doyle_orla Lecture @imperialcollege (inc link to slides) Paper with @Floridi @libbykinsey @anat_elhalal https://t.co/kzCr2S4zJq Blog https://t.co/G6ZfPTPIxA with @IndraJoshi10
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Weeknotes S1E8

My name is Jess. I am AI lead at the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)(in the process of becoming NHSX). I’m also an MSc…