Top news of the week: 25.04.2019.

Artificial intelligence, Human, Industrial robot, Input, Sexual harassment, Isaac Asimov

Ethics

On Apr 24, 2019
@PKathrani shared
Further to our discussions on #10AIEthicsPrinciples, please see this: AI ethics governance: 7 key factors to consider https://t.co/mp7TR8WNRi @JohnAFlood @PabloRedux @David_Gunkel @EmergTechEthics @sd_marlow @DorotheaBaur
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AI ethics governance: 7 key factors to consider

Tech companies that create AI systems might encounter ethical challenges. When you're forming an AI ethics committee, be sure to think about these seven critical points.

On Apr 23, 2019
@FrankPasquale shared
RT @BrishenRogers: According to @nytimes, both Google and Boeing have retaliated against workers rather than listening to their concerns. Worker voice isn't just a union issue. It also helps ensure public safety and workplace equality. https://t.co/7cF1Q0P8eF
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Google Employees Say They Faced Retaliation After Organizing Walkout

Two Google workers who called for an employee protest over the company’s treatment of sexual harassment said they were demoted or told their role would change.

On Apr 21, 2019
@j2bryson shared
RT @ccansu: What you get when those who never worked in Applied Ethics write about it. So much is wrong with this article, hard to start [email protected] @cccalum 1-"AI ethics" doesn't attribute moral agency to AI.Just like environmental ethics doesn't to plants.(1/4) https://t.co/IzjX1PJTpB
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Does AI Ethics Have A Bad Name?

Amid the talk of robots and AI stealing our jobs, one industry benefiting mightily from the dramatic improvements in AI is the AI ethics industry. Members of this community are active in ...

Research

On Apr 22, 2019
@edersantana shared
RT @pabbeel: Thrilled to be teaching a new course on Deep Unsupervised Learning with @peterxichen (ImprovedGAN, InfoGAN, PixelCNN++, VLAE, PixelSNAIL, Flow++), @hojonathanho (Flow++, GAIL), @aravind7694 (Flow++). Follow along here: https://t.co/pzJQptPAdN Lecture vids go up once captioned https://t.co/CtftvW86FX
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CS294-158 Deep Unsupervised Learning Spring 2019

About: This course will cover two areas of deep learning in which labeled data is not required: Deep Generative Models and Self-supervised Learning. Instructors: Pieter Abbeel, Peter Chen, ...

On Apr 23, 2019
@jackclarkSF shared
RT @OpenAI: Releasing the Sparse Transformer, a network which sets records at predicting what comes next in a sequence — whether text, images, or sound. Improvements to neural 'attention' let it extract patterns from sequences 30x longer than possible previously: https://t.co/FZlDEPsi1A https://t.co/1cn1PO2nJX
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Generative Modeling with Sparse Transformers

We've developed the Sparse Transformer, a deep neural network which sets new records at predicting what comes next in a sequence—whether text, images, or sound. It uses an algorithmic ...

On Apr 22, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @gdb: Final OpenAI Five stats: - Competitive: 7,215 wins, 42 losses (99.4% winrate, 15,019 total players) - Cooperative: 35,466 games (18,689 total players) gg all! https://t.co/SvZsP6dp8p
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OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot defeated 99.4% of players in public matches

San Francisco-based OpenAI says its AI-imbued Dota 2 bot beat a whopping 99.4% of players in public matches over the course of several days.

Robotics

On Apr 19, 2019
@ericoguizzo shared
Video Friday: Boston Dynamics' Spot Robots Pull a Truck, and More https://t.co/rOh1XFAgIq
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On Apr 24, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Brain Implant Can Say What You’re Thinking https://t.co/NQzU3ZUnj4
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Brain Implant Can Say What You’re Thinking

A brain-computer interface that records signals in the motor cortex can synthesize speech from activity in a user’s brain

On Apr 22, 2019
@BotJunkie shared
Paris Firefighters Used This Remote-Controlled Robot to Extinguish the Notre Dame Blaze https://t.co/GMeHE3d4ZH https://t.co/e1JcMFcMeC
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Paris Firefighters Used This Remote-Controlled Robot to Extinguish the Notre Dame Blaze

Colossus can carry heavy hoses into spots that are too dangerous for human firefighters to enter

On Apr 19, 2019
@ericoguizzo shared
Video Friday: Boston Dynamics' Spot Robots Pull a Truck, and More https://t.co/rOh1XFAgIq
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On Apr 24, 2019
@AutomatonBlog shared
Brain Implant Can Say What You’re Thinking https://t.co/NQzU3ZUnj4
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Brain Implant Can Say What You’re Thinking

A brain-computer interface that records signals in the motor cortex can synthesize speech from activity in a user’s brain

On Apr 22, 2019
@BotJunkie shared
Paris Firefighters Used This Remote-Controlled Robot to Extinguish the Notre Dame Blaze https://t.co/GMeHE3d4ZH https://t.co/e1JcMFcMeC
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Paris Firefighters Used This Remote-Controlled Robot to Extinguish the Notre Dame Blaze

Colossus can carry heavy hoses into spots that are too dangerous for human firefighters to enter

Applied Use Cases

On Apr 23, 2019
@jackclarkSF shared
RT @OpenAI: Releasing the Sparse Transformer, a network which sets records at predicting what comes next in a sequence — whether text, images, or sound. Improvements to neural 'attention' let it extract patterns from sequences 30x longer than possible previously: https://t.co/FZlDEPsi1A https://t.co/1cn1PO2nJX
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Generative Modeling with Sparse Transformers

We've developed the Sparse Transformer, a deep neural network which sets new records at predicting what comes next in a sequence—whether text, images, or sound. It uses an algorithmic ...

On Apr 19, 2019
@jackclarkSF shared
RT @sleepinyourhat: 🚨GLUE News!🚨 In a couple of weeks, we'll launch SuperGLUE as a reboot of the GLUE benchmark for general-purpose methods for language understanding. Same setup; new task formats; hard even for BERT. Medium: https://t.co/PEcfLTDUz0 PDF: https://t.co/urH5m35I65 https://t.co/62fmOJ1SC2
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Introducing SuperGLUE: A New Hope Against Muppetkind

Over the past year, a machine learning models have dramatically improved scores across many language understanding tasks in NLP. ELMo…

On Apr 23, 2019
@sidneyfussell shared
RT @kateconger: "If we can’t fight fear, then people aren’t going to speak up and we’re not going to listen to the voices that need to be heard.” https://t.co/AjF5oqI9nY
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Google Employees Say They Faced Retaliation After Organizing Walkout

Two Google workers who called for an employee protest over the company’s treatment of sexual harassment said they were demoted or told their role would change.