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Monthly report: January 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 162 influencers like Miles Brundage and hardmaru, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #InUteroAI and #bias.
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A New Approach to Understanding How Machines Think

On Jan 14, 2019
@johnplattml shared
RT @mmitchell_ai: "We still need to get through this critical moment of deciding whether this technology is good for us...That’s why I work on “post-training” interpretability methods...That’s what the TCAV work is about." Great interview on @_beenkim's awesome work. https://t.co/Nalhxa0uVS
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Neural networks are famously inscrutable, so Been Kim is developing a “translator for humans.”

www.quantamagazine.org
On Jan 14, 2019
@johnplattml shared
RT @mmitchell_ai: "We still need to get through this critical moment of deciding whether this technology is good for us...That’s why I work on “post-training” interpretability methods...That’s what the TCAV work is about." Great interview on @_beenkim's awesome work. https://t.co/Nalhxa0uVS
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A New Approach to Understanding How Machines Think

Neural networks are famously inscrutable, so Been Kim is developing a “translator for humans.”

Don’t believe the hype: the media are unwittingly selling us an AI fantasy

On Jan 16, 2019
@samim shared
RT @rodneyabrooks: A media critique of media AI hype. Misses that underlying capabilities are mostly only imagined. Instead concentrates on whether it is unvarnished good. Harshly disses "ethics theatre". I fear too many friends are unwitting actors in this theatre. https://t.co/4ClfIDFFmk
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Journalists need to stop parroting the industry line when it comes to artificial intelligence

www.theguardian.com
On Jan 16, 2019
@samim shared
RT @rodneyabrooks: A media critique of media AI hype. Misses that underlying capabilities are mostly only imagined. Instead concentrates on whether it is unvarnished good. Harshly disses "ethics theatre". I fear too many friends are unwitting actors in this theatre. https://t.co/4ClfIDFFmk
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Don’t believe the hype: the media are unwittingly selling us an AI fantasy

Journalists need to stop parroting the industry line when it comes to artificial intelligence

The 'Godfather of Deep Learning' on Why We Need to Ensure AI Doesn't Just Benefit the Rich

On Jan 4, 2019
@stanfordnlp shared
Geoff Hinton on importance of university research—“One worry is that the most fertile source of genuinely new ideas is graduate students being well advised in a university. They have the freedom to come up with genuinely new ideas—we need to preserve that” https://t.co/Zzk9gSeqAg
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Martin Ford made waves with his 2015 book, Rise of the Robots, which details the many accelerating trends in automation and how they’re slated to impact business and, especially, employment. ...

gizmodo.com
On Jan 4, 2019
@stanfordnlp shared
Geoff Hinton on importance of university research—“One worry is that the most fertile source of genuinely new ideas is graduate students being well advised in a university. They have the freedom to come up with genuinely new ideas—we need to preserve that” https://t.co/Zzk9gSeqAg
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The 'Godfather of Deep Learning' on Why We Need to Ensure AI Doesn't Just Benefit the Rich

Martin Ford made waves with his 2015 book, Rise of the Robots, which details the many accelerating trends in automation and how they’re slated to impact business and, especially, ...

CBSE to introduce artificial intelligence courses in classes 8, 9, 10

On Jan 6, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @rao2z: By waiting until 8th grade to introduce #AI to the students (https://t.co/7g4lcNIX2Y), India will inevitably fall way behind in the great #AI education race. IMHO, #InUteroAI (cf https://t.co/RZ5skg6bno) remains the only sensible option.. https://t.co/9ymJ6WD6xb
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Syllabus for the artificial intelligence (AI) subject would be drafted for all the three classes. If required, the board will also help in the capacity building of schools for the teaching-learning of the new subject from the next academic session

www.hindustantimes.com
On Jan 6, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @rao2z: By waiting until 8th grade to introduce #AI to the students (https://t.co/7g4lcNIX2Y), India will inevitably fall way behind in the great #AI education race. IMHO, #InUteroAI (cf https://t.co/RZ5skg6bno) remains the only sensible option.. https://t.co/9ymJ6WD6xb
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CBSE to introduce artificial intelligence courses in classes 8, 9, 10

Syllabus for the artificial intelligence (AI) subject would be drafted for all the three classes. If required, the board will also help in the capacity building of schools for the ...

Finland’s grand AI experiment

On Jan 8, 2019
@samim shared
"Finland is putting 1% of their population through AI courses— to create citizens that know enough about the tech to make informed decisions about AI's role in the country's future": https://t.co/g0VaI1zogy Great. I wish 1% would know about history, culture, manners and health"
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Inside Finland’s plan to train its population in artificial intelligence.

www.politico.eu
On Jan 8, 2019
@samim shared
"Finland is putting 1% of their population through AI courses— to create citizens that know enough about the tech to make informed decisions about AI's role in the country's future": https://t.co/g0VaI1zogy Great. I wish 1% would know about history, culture, manners and health"
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Finland’s grand AI experiment

Inside Finland’s plan to train its population in artificial intelligence.

Recent Breakthrough Research Papers In AI Ethics

On Jan 22, 2019
@thinkmariya shared
Incredible work was done in the #AI #ethics space to detect and correct #bias in algorithms, increase transparency, and improve models for high-stakes applications. We've summarized the top 10 papers from 2018 you should definitely read https://t.co/49p0XyndS7 #ML
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2018 was a breakthrough year for AI ethics. Researchers, practitioners, and ethicists have sounded the alarm for years over potential malicious applications of AI technologies as well as unintended consequences from flawed or biased systems. ...

www.topbots.com
On Jan 22, 2019
@thinkmariya shared
Incredible work was done in the #AI #ethics space to detect and correct #bias in algorithms, increase transparency, and improve models for high-stakes applications. We've summarized the top 10 papers from 2018 you should definitely read https://t.co/49p0XyndS7 #ML
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Recent Breakthrough Research Papers In AI Ethics

2018 was a breakthrough year for AI ethics. Researchers, practitioners, and ethicists have sounded the alarm for years over potential malicious applications of AI technologies as well as ...

Unpacking the AI-Productivity Paradox

On Jan 5, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @petercoffee: “Past surges in productivity were driven by general-purpose technologies (GPTs) like electricity [that] required numerous complementary co-inventions [over] years or even decades... We believe that AI has the potential to be the GPT of our era.” @ErikBryn https://t.co/EhfLXehVMv
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AI has driven soaring expectations and stock prices. So why has productivity growth declined?

sloanreview.mit.edu
On Jan 5, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @petercoffee: “Past surges in productivity were driven by general-purpose technologies (GPTs) like electricity [that] required numerous complementary co-inventions [over] years or even decades... We believe that AI has the potential to be the GPT of our era.” @ErikBryn https://t.co/EhfLXehVMv
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Unpacking the AI-Productivity Paradox

AI has driven soaring expectations and stock prices. So why has productivity growth declined?

Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring AI to the edge

On Jan 1, 2019
@petewarden shared
RT @scottturneruon: Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring #AI to the edge - Training Deep Neural Networks with eight-bit Floating Point Numbers https://t.co/Amvu8FdmZd via @physorg_com #IBM #Research #DeepLearning #NeuralNetworks https://t.co/OHGQXRAd6h
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This week, at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), IBM researchers will showcase new hardware that will take AI further than it's been before: right to the edge. ...

phys.org
On Jan 1, 2019
@petewarden shared
RT @scottturneruon: Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring #AI to the edge - Training Deep Neural Networks with eight-bit Floating Point Numbers https://t.co/Amvu8FdmZd via @physorg_com #IBM #Research #DeepLearning #NeuralNetworks https://t.co/OHGQXRAd6h
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Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring AI to the edge

This week, at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), IBM researchers will showcase new hardware that will ...

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