Artificial Intelligence News Essentials

Monthly report: December 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 330 influencers like Rick King and Paresh Kathrani, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #robotics and #showbotics.
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Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

On Nov 16, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Britain funds research into #drones that decide who they kill, says report https://t.co/4eAe8MQtpk #UK #AI @guardian https://t.co/7FgL8XHTIx
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Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoD

www.theguardian.com
On Nov 16, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Britain funds research into #drones that decide who they kill, says report https://t.co/4eAe8MQtpk #UK #AI @guardian https://t.co/7FgL8XHTIx
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Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoD

Beyond dimensions: The man who married a hologram

On Dec 31, 2018
@PKathrani shared
RT @peterdlederer: @PKathrani @JohnAFlood @PabloRedux @David_Gunkel @EmergTechEthics @sd_marlow The bots may be late arrivals -- witness the young Japanese man who married a hologram last month https://t.co/fcYsfiYLTJ (!) And Amazon reports that #Alexa has received over one million marriage proposals (!!) https://t.co/qQp0N8476a
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Akihiko Kondo doesn't have the air of a rebel. This year, however, the bespectacled school administrator bucked conventional norms. He married a hologram.

edition.cnn.com
On Dec 31, 2018
@PKathrani shared
RT @peterdlederer: @PKathrani @JohnAFlood @PabloRedux @David_Gunkel @EmergTechEthics @sd_marlow The bots may be late arrivals -- witness the young Japanese man who married a hologram last month https://t.co/fcYsfiYLTJ (!) And Amazon reports that #Alexa has received over one million marriage proposals (!!) https://t.co/qQp0N8476a
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Beyond dimensions: The man who married a hologram

Akihiko Kondo doesn't have the air of a rebel. This year, however, the bespectacled school administrator bucked conventional norms. He married a hologram.

We need to talk about AI - a film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: thoughts on artificial intelligence

On May 30, 2018
@gleonhard shared
We need to talk about AI - a film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: thoughts on... https://t.co/YwXFYquMOA via @YouTube
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This is my latest short film sharing some thoughts on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity i...

www.youtube.com
On May 30, 2018
@gleonhard shared
We need to talk about AI - a film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: thoughts on... https://t.co/YwXFYquMOA via @YouTube
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We need to talk about AI - a film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: thoughts on artificial intelligence

This is my latest short film sharing some thoughts on my #1 speaking topic: humans versus/with machines, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity i...

The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity

On Dec 22, 2018
@ESYudkowsky shared
RT @dylanmatt: As someone who for many years thought talk of AI risk was ridiculous, I learned so much from this @KelseyTuoc piece. It's long, but it's the best, most even-keeled explanation of the problem for a general audience I've read. https://t.co/2hFE1IBIIc
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Why some people fear AI, explained.

www.vox.com
On Dec 22, 2018
@ESYudkowsky shared
RT @dylanmatt: As someone who for many years thought talk of AI risk was ridiculous, I learned so much from this @KelseyTuoc piece. It's long, but it's the best, most even-keeled explanation of the problem for a general audience I've read. https://t.co/2hFE1IBIIc
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A global ethics study aims to help AI solve the self-driving “trolley problem”

On Oct 25, 2018
@amsekaran shared
A global ethics study aims to help AI solve the self-driving “trolley problem” - via @techreview https://t.co/DC3zkpOdWw
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Millions of people in 233 countries weighed in on whose lives self-driving cars should prioritize, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures.

www.technologyreview.com
On Oct 25, 2018
@amsekaran shared
A global ethics study aims to help AI solve the self-driving “trolley problem” - via @techreview https://t.co/DC3zkpOdWw
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A global ethics study aims to help AI solve the self-driving “trolley problem”

Millions of people in 233 countries weighed in on whose lives self-driving cars should prioritize, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures.

How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

On Dec 27, 2018
@andersen shared
RT @katienotopoulos: When it comes to the internet, I consider myself an enternal optimist who relishes gawking at the flaws, but this.... this darked me out https://t.co/Jg4tMMXX41
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Turns out, a lot of it, actually.

nymag.com
On Dec 27, 2018
@andersen shared
RT @katienotopoulos: When it comes to the internet, I consider myself an enternal optimist who relishes gawking at the flaws, but this.... this darked me out https://t.co/Jg4tMMXX41
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

On Dec 10, 2018
@johnchavens shared
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans https://t.co/yj2vBzqWF7 HIGHLY stoked to be quoted in this doc from @pewresearch. #geekcred @IEEESA @IEEE
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Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will.

www.pewinternet.org
On Dec 10, 2018
@johnchavens shared
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans https://t.co/yj2vBzqWF7 HIGHLY stoked to be quoted in this doc from @pewresearch. #geekcred @IEEESA @IEEE
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, ...

Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

On Feb 27, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/aZ4jWXKPWD https://t.co/hSzcwytNTp
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Media Lab researchers are part of a growing movement at MIT to explore the regulatory frontiers of AI—in society and in our hearts and minds

spectrum.mit.edu
On Feb 27, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/aZ4jWXKPWD https://t.co/hSzcwytNTp
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Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

Media Lab researchers are part of a growing movement at MIT to explore the regulatory frontiers of AI—in society and in our hearts and minds

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#SpatialComputing, #AI, #Robotics, #VR, #AR, #MixedReality dev. #Onalytica #influencer 2017 #1 #VR - 2016 (#1 #VR, #14 #AI, #35 #Robotics) #music #gamedev

Follow 130.1k Followers

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Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Ethics and Law; Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster; #LawTech in Practice and Education; Views My Own: #urobotwm

Follow 2.4k Followers

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E.D., IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems and E.D., Council on Extended Intelligence. Tweets are my own.

Follow 11.4k Followers

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Humanist/Futurist, Author, Future Explainer/Designer, Global Keynote Speaker see https://t.co/1TvAn2nTF7 New book: https://t.co/99XuSFoZvD CEO @FuturesAgency

Follow 43.8k Followers

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equality, transparency, fun Emeritus Professor of AI and Robotics, co-director @resprobotics, Chair of ICRAC, Head Judge on Robot Wars

Follow 7.9k Followers

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Director of #AI @PwC_UK | #ResponsibleAI #AIforGood @PwC | Advisor @APPG_AI @IEEESA @techUK | @TEDx Speaker | Fellow @theRSAorg | #HeForShe | views my own

Follow 8.4k Followers

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Artificial & Natural Intelligence; Cognition, Culture, & Society; AI Ethics, Safety, & Policy. Vaguely professional tweets—for more: @j2blather; fewer: @j2breve

Follow 12.7k Followers

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Philosopher of Technology | Asst. Prof. @TNSMediaStudies @TheNewSchool | Scholar @StanfordCIS | Vice-Chair @ICRACnet

Follow 1.3k Followers

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Together, towards a world full of robots.

Follow 14.1k Followers

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Prof. Dr. Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence #AI, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning #ML, Robotics, Software Engineering. Runner, books, Yogi.

Follow 2.7k Followers

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

Follow 10.4M Followers

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about risks from nuclear weapons, climate change, & disruptive technologies.

Follow 37.2k Followers

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Our mission is to make technology a greater force for good by bringing about better-informed, more conscious technology decisions through our journalism.

Follow 838.9k Followers

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News from the MIT Media Lab

Follow 425.7k Followers

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Engineer, roboethicist and pro-feminist. Interested in robots as working models of life, evolution, intelligence and culture.

Follow 5.2k Followers

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Follow 556.0 Followers

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Founded in 2010. Building Artificial General Intelligence. The creators of #AlphaGo and Atari DQN

Follow 173.9k Followers

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Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

Follow 93.3k Followers

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Bringing the radiothermally generated heat. The team: @KatieMPalmer, @StocktonSays, @MeganMolteni, and @MrMattSimon.

Follow 2.0M Followers

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HCI/ML Designer & Code Magician. Building tools for Enlightenment. Narrative Engineering: https://t.co/GpO9blVaQh

Follow 11.1k Followers