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Monthly report: December 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 222 influencers like Jeremy Howard and Nando de Freitas, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #NeurIPS2018 and #MSRPodcast.
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Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

On Nov 11, 2018
@samim shared
"Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report": https://t.co/kXrRPL5ULl military planers, politicians, arms dealers and financiers all can't await the day when they can command a genocide, disguised as fully autonomous, "rational" robotic warfare.
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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 11, 2018
@samim shared
"Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report": https://t.co/kXrRPL5ULl military planers, politicians, arms dealers and financiers all can't await the day when they can command a genocide, disguised as fully autonomous, "rational" robotic warfare.
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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

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

On Dec 27, 2018
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @Chronotope: The numbers are all fking fake, the metrics are bullshit, the agencies responsible for enforcing good practices are knowing bullshiters enforcing and profiting off all the fake numbers and none of the models make sense at scale of actual human users. https://t.co/sfmdrxGBNJ https://t.co/thvicDEL29
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Turns out, a lot of it, actually.

nymag.com
On Dec 27, 2018
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @Chronotope: The numbers are all fking fake, the metrics are bullshit, the agencies responsible for enforcing good practices are knowing bullshiters enforcing and profiting off all the fake numbers and none of the models make sense at scale of actual human users. https://t.co/sfmdrxGBNJ https://t.co/thvicDEL29
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Gender Diversity Is Urgently Needed Say Prominent Women In Technology

On Dec 11, 2018
@MSFTResearch shared
"We recently came up with a set of algorithms we call greenlining which can lead to hiring which is more diverse, rather than less diverse, than human hiring decisions." @JenniferChayes talks gender diversity in #tech via @Forbes: https://t.co/iCZCvDRf3g
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Eight prominent women in the tech sector give their perspectives on why gender matters and how we can equalize numbers. Progress can be impeded by a dominant white male identity that reproduces itself and its privilege, by harassment, bullying and setting higher standards for women in ...

www.forbes.com
On Dec 11, 2018
@MSFTResearch shared
"We recently came up with a set of algorithms we call greenlining which can lead to hiring which is more diverse, rather than less diverse, than human hiring decisions." @JenniferChayes talks gender diversity in #tech via @Forbes: https://t.co/iCZCvDRf3g
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Gender Diversity Is Urgently Needed Say Prominent Women In Technology

Eight prominent women in the tech sector give their perspectives on why gender matters and how we can equalize numbers. Progress can be impeded by a dominant white male identity that ...

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

On Dec 28, 2018
@NandoDF shared
RT @mpshanahan: Nice article about @DeepMindAI's #AlphaZero from @stevenstrogatz HT @MelMitchell1 - https://t.co/Nsfzmo4ui7
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The stunning success of AlphaZero, a deep-learning algorithm, heralds a new age of insight — one that, for humans, may not last long.

www.nytimes.com
On Dec 28, 2018
@NandoDF shared
RT @mpshanahan: Nice article about @DeepMindAI's #AlphaZero from @stevenstrogatz HT @MelMitchell1 - https://t.co/Nsfzmo4ui7
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One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

The stunning success of AlphaZero, a deep-learning algorithm, heralds a new age of insight — one that, for humans, may not last long.

In 2019, we’ll come together in the pursuit of ethical tech

On Dec 20, 2018
@NandoDF shared
RT @DeepMindAI: "In 2019, we’ll come together in the pursuit of ethical tech" @mustafasuleymn predicts what the New Year holds for AI @WiredUK https://t.co/U01el0Km05
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In 2019, we will develop global arenas to manage the risks and realise the potential of artificial intelligence

www.wired.co.uk
On Dec 20, 2018
@NandoDF shared
RT @DeepMindAI: "In 2019, we’ll come together in the pursuit of ethical tech" @mustafasuleymn predicts what the New Year holds for AI @WiredUK https://t.co/U01el0Km05
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In 2019, we’ll come together in the pursuit of ethical tech

In 2019, we will develop global arenas to manage the risks and realise the potential of artificial intelligence

Have your say: European expert group seeks feedback on draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence

On Dec 18, 2018
@graphific shared
RT @DSMeu: Can #ArtificialIntelligence be ethical? 🤖 Today 52 #AI experts presented draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence in #Europe. You can contribute 📝to the document until 18 January!⬇️ https://t.co/jrXYRXDciN https://t.co/NrEnQqNVr5
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The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence released the first draft of its ethics guidelines for the development and use of artificial intelligence.

ec.europa.eu
On Dec 18, 2018
@graphific shared
RT @DSMeu: Can #ArtificialIntelligence be ethical? 🤖 Today 52 #AI experts presented draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence in #Europe. You can contribute 📝to the document until 18 January!⬇️ https://t.co/jrXYRXDciN https://t.co/NrEnQqNVr5
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Have your say: European expert group seeks feedback on draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence

The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence released the first draft of its ethics guidelines for the development and use of artificial intelligence.

Should We Be Worried About Computerized Facial Recognition?

On Dec 17, 2018
@ylecun shared
On the potential misuse of face recognition... and on the usefulness of cow... https://t.co/pVwW9FCFFb
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The technology could revolutionize policing, medicine, even agriculture—but its applications can easily be weaponized.

www.newyorker.com
On Dec 17, 2018
@ylecun shared
On the potential misuse of face recognition... and on the usefulness of cow... https://t.co/pVwW9FCFFb
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Should We Be Worried About Computerized Facial Recognition?

The technology could revolutionize policing, medicine, even agriculture—but its applications can easily be weaponized.

MIT Deep Learning

On Dec 31, 2018
@peteskomoroch shared
RT @lexfridman: I'm looking forward to Jan 7 and the start of MIT 6.S094. I'll give lectures on deep learning, TensorFlow, GANs, segmentation, self-driving cars, and there'll be great talks from autonomous vehicle industry leaders. Open to all. Videos be posted online: https://t.co/L157ZNBDNb https://t.co/3cfh7iah4r
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Lectures on deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles by Lex Fridman at MIT.

deeplearning.mit.edu
On Dec 31, 2018
@peteskomoroch shared
RT @lexfridman: I'm looking forward to Jan 7 and the start of MIT 6.S094. I'll give lectures on deep learning, TensorFlow, GANs, segmentation, self-driving cars, and there'll be great talks from autonomous vehicle industry leaders. Open to all. Videos be posted online: https://t.co/L157ZNBDNb https://t.co/3cfh7iah4r
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MIT Deep Learning

Lectures on deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles by Lex Fridman at MIT.

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