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Monthly report: December 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 180 influencers like MIT Technology Review and Gary Marcus, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #dmpodcast and #ArtificialIntelligence.
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Artificial intelligence is changing every aspect of war

On Dec 20, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
Fighting wars requires the ability to weigh up civilian harm against military advantage. AI-enabled weapons might not be able to do this, as we explored in September https://t.co/r8Qyf0uFis
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A new type of arms race could be on the cards

www.economist.com
On Dec 20, 2019
@TheEconomist shared
Fighting wars requires the ability to weigh up civilian harm against military advantage. AI-enabled weapons might not be able to do this, as we explored in September https://t.co/r8Qyf0uFis
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Devil’s in the details in Historic AI debate

On Dec 24, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
RT @TiernanRayTech: AI scholars debated the nuances Monday night — here’s a wrap-up: Devil’s in the details in Historic AI debate | ZDNet // ⁦@GaryMarcus⁩ ⁦@MILAMontreal⁩ // #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #DeepLearning #AIDebate https://t.co/v3cdFXe118
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An historic debate between two of the artificial intelligence illuminati was mostly simpatico on the big questions -- creating hybrid systems of AI, finding the right "priors" for knowledge -- but it was also punctuated by sharp differences on some of the details.

www.zdnet.com
On Dec 24, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
RT @TiernanRayTech: AI scholars debated the nuances Monday night — here’s a wrap-up: Devil’s in the details in Historic AI debate | ZDNet // ⁦@GaryMarcus⁩ ⁦@MILAMontreal⁩ // #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #DeepLearning #AIDebate https://t.co/v3cdFXe118
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Devil’s in the details in Historic AI debate

Devil’s in the details in Historic AI debate

An historic debate between two of the artificial intelligence illuminati was mostly simpatico on the big questions -- creating hybrid systems of AI, finding the right "priors" for knowledge ...

A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone

On Dec 29, 2019
@techreview shared
Most read of 2019: Researchers have made a simple but dramatic discovery: We've been training neural networks all wrong. https://t.co/054z8RA36P
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We’ve been wasting our processing power to train neural networks that are ten times too big.

www.technologyreview.com
On Dec 29, 2019
@techreview shared
Most read of 2019: Researchers have made a simple but dramatic discovery: We've been training neural networks all wrong. https://t.co/054z8RA36P
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A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone

A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone

We’ve been wasting our processing power to train neural networks that are ten times too big.

Bengio-Marcus AI Debate Post Mortem, Part I: The Deep Learning Pivot

On Dec 26, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
Wondering, in the aftermath of the Bengio-Marcus #AIdebate, what deep learning even means? Me, too. Here is my attempt to sort between two rather different conceptions, part one of my debate post mortem. https://t.co/dZJ0U4tLs8
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On December 23, 2019, Yoshua Bengio and I debated the past and future of AI. Several thousand people tuned in, and tens of thousands…

medium.com
On Dec 26, 2019
@GaryMarcus shared
Wondering, in the aftermath of the Bengio-Marcus #AIdebate, what deep learning even means? Me, too. Here is my attempt to sort between two rather different conceptions, part one of my debate post mortem. https://t.co/dZJ0U4tLs8
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Bengio-Marcus AI Debate Post Mortem, Part I: The Deep Learning Pivot

Bengio-Marcus AI Debate Post Mortem, Part I: The Deep Learning Pivot

On December 23, 2019, Yoshua Bengio and I debated the past and future of AI. Several thousand people tuned in, and tens of thousands…

Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs

On Dec 1, 2019
@lawrennd shared
RT @NoelSharkey: Great to see a leading AI experts cut out the regurgitated hype of AI. Most of what we're calling AI is really large computational capabilities combined with a lot of data, to unpick statistical correlations," @lawrennd Quotes from Bengio and @j2bryson https://t.co/nJgAB1wxvn
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There are genuine risks associated with AI - but the Terminator scenario isn't one of them.

www.bbc.co.uk
On Dec 1, 2019
@lawrennd shared
RT @NoelSharkey: Great to see a leading AI experts cut out the regurgitated hype of AI. Most of what we're calling AI is really large computational capabilities combined with a lot of data, to unpick statistical correlations," @lawrennd Quotes from Bengio and @j2bryson https://t.co/nJgAB1wxvn
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Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs

Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs

There are genuine risks associated with AI - but the Terminator scenario isn't one of them.

The world’s top deepfake artist is wrestling with the monster he created

On Dec 29, 2019
@techreview shared
Most read of 2019: The world's top deepfake artist wants to use his skills to do something about the looming problem of ubiquitous, near-perfect digital fakery. https://t.co/9pJuYuwv5X
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Hao Li has spent his career perfecting digital trickery. Now he’s working to confront the problem of increasingly seamless off-the-shelf deception.

www.technologyreview.com
On Dec 29, 2019
@techreview shared
Most read of 2019: The world's top deepfake artist wants to use his skills to do something about the looming problem of ubiquitous, near-perfect digital fakery. https://t.co/9pJuYuwv5X
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The world’s top deepfake artist is wrestling with the monster he created

The world’s top deepfake artist is wrestling with the monster he created

Hao Li has spent his career perfecting digital trickery. Now he’s working to confront the problem of increasingly seamless off-the-shelf deception.

Google says it built a ‘superhuman’ game-playing AI. Is it truly intelligent?

On Dec 14, 2019
@novapbs shared
Google's AI program AlphaZero taught itself to play chess, shogi, and Go in a matter of hours. And, it outperforms the top-ranking AIs in the gameplay arena. (from 2018) https://t.co/obDixNpZ9V
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Yes, Google’s self-teaching artificial intelligence software, AlphaZero, will probably trounce you at chess. But there’s far more to human smarts than a speedy checkmate.

www.pbs.org
On Dec 14, 2019
@novapbs shared
Google's AI program AlphaZero taught itself to play chess, shogi, and Go in a matter of hours. And, it outperforms the top-ranking AIs in the gameplay arena. (from 2018) https://t.co/obDixNpZ9V
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Google says it built a ‘superhuman’ game-playing AI. Is it truly intelligent?

Google says it built a ‘superhuman’ game-playing AI. Is it truly intelligent?

Yes, Google’s self-teaching artificial intelligence software, AlphaZero, will probably trounce you at chess. But there’s far more to human smarts than a speedy checkmate.

Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation

On Dec 20, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @kevinroose: This feels like a new frontier in the information wars. (And exactly the kind of thing worried AI researchers have been warning about for years.) https://t.co/tVFUuuTCfN
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Researchers said the profiles, linked to the Epoch Media Group, used photos generated by artificial intelligence in a preview of an “eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation.”

www.nytimes.com
On Dec 20, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @kevinroose: This feels like a new frontier in the information wars. (And exactly the kind of thing worried AI researchers have been warning about for years.) https://t.co/tVFUuuTCfN
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Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation

Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation

Researchers said the profiles, linked to the Epoch Media Group, used photos generated by artificial intelligence in a preview of an “eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation.”

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