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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

On Aug 23, 2019
@techreview shared
The dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence. (from 2017) https://t.co/ARpiN0g6EW
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No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.

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On Aug 23, 2019
@techreview shared
The dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence. (from 2017) https://t.co/ARpiN0g6EW
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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.


On Aug 23, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
RT @axios: Some experts worry that an outsized focus on deep learning may mean AI will ultimately never approach even a child's intellectual capabilities. https://t.co/qTUElYWdxe
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A reality check for AI hubris

Why some experts fear that AI may be headed for a dead end

On Aug 23, 2019
@DeepMindAI shared
In collaboration w/ @ox_ultracold & @FelixHill84, we developed machine learning techniques to optimise the production of a Bose-Einstein condensate, a quantum-mechanical state of matter that can be used to test predictions of theories of many-body physics https://t.co/wXFI46TJT9
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Applying machine learning optimization methods to the production of a quantum gas

We apply three machine learning strategies to optimize the atomic cooling processes utilized in the production of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). For the first time, we optimize both ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@Plinz shared
RT @FQXi: @seanmcarroll @carlorovelli @quantummoxie @gmusser @FrancesVidotto @SimonDeDeo @okw @elonmusk Building an AI Physicist. Cosmologist Max Tegmark on creating trustworthy "intelligible (artificial) intelligence" & his code that used neural networks to re-discover 100 equations from The Feynman lectures. Edited audio from @tegmark's talk at #FQXi2019 https://t.co/jmDOSip28C
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Building an AI physicist: Max Tegmark at the 6th FQXi Meeting

Max TegmarkAsk not what AI can do for you – ask what you can do for AI. That was the challenge that Max Tegmark (cosmologist at MIT and one of FQXi’s scientific directors) laid down to his ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @DeepMindAI: We're open sourcing Spriteworld, a flexible, procedural reinforcement learning environment: https://t.co/MkuXLYlhMq Spriteworld is a 2-dimensional arena with movable objects, and is particularly well-suited for small-scale experiments with limited computational resources. https://t.co/Nw6Zfgg4ht
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Spriteworld: A Flexible, Configurable Reinforcement Learning Environment

Spriteworld: a flexible, configurable python-based reinforcement learning environment - deepmind/spriteworld

On Aug 22, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @JanelleCShane: The XFL announced their 2020 team names yesterday and for a league led by the CEO of WWE they're surprisingly unremarkable. What if they had named them with a neural network instead? ht @griner for the idea; neural net sampled via https://t.co/wfq55sF4Hb https://t.co/2ENspt3VMU https://t.co/iYaJVr7bdf
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Your new XFL football teams

The XFL is a strange thing - an alternative American football league led by the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment where the regular football rules are altered for maximum entertainment ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@AnimaAnandkumar shared
Face recognition is not the only problematic black box service by @awscloud NLP service has also shown racial and gender bias https://t.co/h2pel967Xg
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Gender and Racial Bias in Cloud NLP Sentiment APIs

Do natural language processing tools from Amazon and Google contain racial and gender bias? Charles Earl investigates.

On Aug 23, 2019
@nytimes shared
A Silicon Valley start-up has unveiled a computer chip the size of a typical dinner plate. The engineers behind it believe it can help accelerate the progress of AI in everything from self-driving cars to talking digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa. https://t.co/3fPYqS6CJX
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To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip

The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challenge.

On Aug 22, 2019
@seanmcarroll shared
RT @tarynoneill: ...IT IS LIVE! Proud to share my directorial debut "LIVE"! -- a #scifi short film premiering exclusively on @watchDUST. Please watch, like and share -- and let me know what you think! https://t.co/NPg04pVCfQ #AI #futuretech #socialmedia
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Sci-Fi Short Film "LIVE" | A DUST Exclusive Premiere

Subscribe to DUST for new sci-fi short films every Tuesday & Thursday: http://bit.ly/2aqc5vh "LIVE" written & directed by Taryn O'Neill Logline: Under the ey...

On Aug 22, 2019
@nytimes shared
Whether it’s Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or Google Assistant, here's a guide on how to protect your privacy with each of these virtual assistants https://t.co/NPTGJiaZhf
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Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?

Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that.

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On Aug 22, 2019
@drfeifei shared
RT @ken_goldberg: Excited to pilot our “Robots for Recycling” @ai4allorg project w/ the enthusiastic @UCBerkeley 2019 cohort this week! Special thx to undergrads in my lab + @lawrencehallorg @berkeley_ai @ancadianadragan @tessposner @drfeifei https://t.co/pARyDJqLbf https://t.co/BuA1FH9Gfb https://t.co/XSMlBbZtLa
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AUTOLab AI4ALL Recycling with Robots Project Using Computer Vision and Robotics

August 2019 Proposal for AI4ALL Computer Vision and Robotics Project AUTOLab, UC Berkeley Recycling with Robots Aditya Ganapathi, Matthew Trepte, Arsh Zahed, Jackson Chui, Jenny Song, ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@nature_org shared
RT @nswami: 🌊 Excited to build on this perspective and be a voice for Tech & Water at @siwi_water World Water Week. Let’s have some fun tinkering with AI & emerging tech to help with Water & Conservation challenges! @nature_org #planetfirst #worldwaterweek https://t.co/3DInMONk7F
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Leveraging Emerging Technology for Conservation

When we combine conservation with tech like AI & design-thinking, we discover a more efficient & effective path to conservation. Here is what it can look like.

On Aug 23, 2019
@techreview shared
Your phone may know you're depressed before you do. https://t.co/ZRGIoyGEhW
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The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it yourself

Analyzing the way you type and scroll can reveal as much as a psychological test.

On Aug 22, 2019
@ENERGY shared
RT @doescience: #Quantumcomputing in the cloud? @ORNL team used @IBM & @Rigetti quantum computer to analyze how much energy is needed to break apart protons & neutrons in a form of hydrogen #ICYMI https://t.co/6GgUHeOyji https://t.co/5sd7VOT8AL
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Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology

Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology

On Aug 23, 2019
@techreview shared
Who needs bartending when you can defend your campus from hackers? https://t.co/hlq2zoaNHy
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A cyber-skills shortage means students are being recruited to fight off hackers

Students with little or no cybersecurity knowledge are being paired with easy-to-use AI software that lets them protect their campus from attack.

On Aug 22, 2019
@techreview shared
On Ray Bradbury's birthday, we're celebrating his and other fiction that gets artificial intelligence right. https://t.co/ocEvpMEfI9
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Fiction That Gets AI Right

Most fictional accounts of AI are BS—here are some that aren’t.

On Aug 22, 2019
@ylecun shared
RT @facebookai: Oculus Insight is the revolutionary system that made our fully untethered Oculus Quest headset possible. Insight utilizes CV algorithms for precise, real time SLAM-based room mapping and position tracking to keep players fully immersed in the experience. https://t.co/GBk8gcQ7vl https://t.co/eKururpQQG
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Powered by AI: Oculus Insight

Oculus Insight is the revolutionary system that made our fully untethered Oculus Quest headset possible. Insight utilizes state-of-the-art CV algorithms for precise, real time SLAM-based ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@WIREDScience shared
RT @nxthompson: It's natural to hate companies hoovering up your data for ever-more targeted ads. Opt out! But what about when they want that data to train AI systems that save lives? https://t.co/zC5oDvtrgZ
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The Ethics of Hiding Your Data From the Machines

It’s one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company is going to use it to save people’s lives?

On Aug 22, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
"I'm from a company, and I'm here to help" https://t.co/n1HAW4txxB
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Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

Pursuing shareholder value is no longer enough, it seems

On Aug 23, 2019
@techreview shared
He's China's "father of quantum." https://t.co/dSVEnXvUVC
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The man turning China into a quantum superpower

Jian-Wei Pan, China’s “father of quantum”, is masterminding its drive for global leadership in technologies that could change entire industries.

On Aug 23, 2019
@techreview shared
“I don’t think [people in Silicon Valley have] ever faced a problem like the Chinese Communist Party.” https://t.co/lznMqjLHnp
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How Google took on China—and lost

It used to be that while Google wanted China, China really needed Google. Not any more.