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Monthly report: December 2020

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 144 influencers like WIRED and RobotShop, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #NDAA and #TOPNEWS2020.
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New IBM Research Means We Could Soon Train Neural Networks on a Smartphone

On Dec 29, 2020
@singularityu shared
The neural networks that power today’s #AI are incredibly powerful, but training them can require entire server farms and huge amounts of #energy. https://t.co/RAxYugCEVo
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It could be a major boon for an industry that is pumping out most of its headline-grabbing feats by building ever-larger and more power-hungry models.

singularityhub.com
On Dec 29, 2020
@singularityu shared
The neural networks that power today’s #AI are incredibly powerful, but training them can require entire server farms and huge amounts of #energy. https://t.co/RAxYugCEVo
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New IBM Research Means We Could Soon Train Neural Networks on a Smartphone

New IBM Research Means We Could Soon Train Neural Networks on a Smartphone

It could be a major boon for an industry that is pumping out most of its headline-grabbing feats by building ever-larger and more power-hungry models.

NextMind's brain-computer interface is ready for developers

On Dec 8, 2020
@engadget shared
NextMind's brain-computer interface is ready for developers https://t.co/hxFJU6Ey94 https://t.co/R0GFvzhNih
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Beyond size and aesthetics, NextMind’s technology also seems fairly mature. Mostly because we’ll need to wait for a library of apps to be built for it first, but also it’s still a new technology -- and it takes some practice to become “fluent” with it, as my terrible performance on a ...

www.engadget.com
On Dec 8, 2020
@engadget shared
NextMind's brain-computer interface is ready for developers https://t.co/hxFJU6Ey94 https://t.co/R0GFvzhNih
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NextMind's brain-computer interface is ready for developers

NextMind's brain-computer interface is ready for developers

Beyond size and aesthetics, NextMind’s technology also seems fairly mature. Mostly because we’ll need to wait for a library of apps to be built for it first, but also it’s still a new ...

Boston Dynamics robots take over the dance floor in latest video

On Dec 30, 2020
@RobotShop shared
Boston Dynamics Atlas and Spot robots can now dance better than you can https://t.co/lXbYc5hBuQ @verge https://t.co/W2Z0Vi67NF
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Welcome in our new dancing robot overlords.

www.theverge.com
On Dec 30, 2020
@RobotShop shared
Boston Dynamics Atlas and Spot robots can now dance better than you can https://t.co/lXbYc5hBuQ @verge https://t.co/W2Z0Vi67NF
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The Turing Test is obsolete. It’s time to build a new barometer for AI

On Dec 31, 2020
@fchollet shared
The Turing test was *never* a relevant goal for AI. We should remember that Turing never intended it as a literal test to be passed by a machine designed for that purpose, but as a philosophical device in an argument about the nature of thinking. https://t.co/1M8hQaiPoi
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The head scientist for Alexa thinks the old benchmark for computing is no longer relevant for today’s AI era.

www.fastcompany.com
On Dec 31, 2020
@fchollet shared
The Turing test was *never* a relevant goal for AI. We should remember that Turing never intended it as a literal test to be passed by a machine designed for that purpose, but as a philosophical device in an argument about the nature of thinking. https://t.co/1M8hQaiPoi
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The Turing Test is obsolete. It’s time to build a new barometer for AI

The Turing Test is obsolete. It’s time to build a new barometer for AI

The head scientist for Alexa thinks the old benchmark for computing is no longer relevant for today’s AI era.

Chatroulette Is On the Rise Again—With Help From AI

On Dec 26, 2020
@WIRED shared
It’s baaack!!! https://t.co/iuNwlG8oqA
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The hottest app of early 2010 faded quickly when it was flooded with unwanted nudity. Smarter content moderation is helping to revive it.

www.wired.com
On Dec 26, 2020
@WIRED shared
It’s baaack!!! https://t.co/iuNwlG8oqA
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Chatroulette Is On the Rise Again—With Help From AI

Chatroulette Is On the Rise Again—With Help From AI

The hottest app of early 2010 faded quickly when it was flooded with unwanted nudity. Smarter content moderation is helping to revive it.

Two ex-Apple rock stars have raised $30m to build the next iPhone

On Dec 25, 2020
@FastCompany shared
Two ex-Apple rock stars have raised $30m to build the next iPhone https://t.co/XE0L1eplTn
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Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno helped create some of Apple’s biggest hits. Now their startup Humane is at work on something ambitious—and mysterious.

www.fastcompany.com
On Dec 25, 2020
@FastCompany shared
Two ex-Apple rock stars have raised $30m to build the next iPhone https://t.co/XE0L1eplTn
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Two ex-Apple rock stars have raised $30m to build the next iPhone

Two ex-Apple rock stars have raised $30m to build the next iPhone

Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno helped create some of Apple’s biggest hits. Now their startup Humane is at work on something ambitious—and mysterious.

Beyond batteries: Scientists build methanol-powered beetle bot

On Dec 31, 2020
@RobotShop shared
#TOPNEWS2020 Beyond batteries: Scientists build a methanol-powered beetle bot https://t.co/8dNa2eWLzh @techxplore https://t.co/YEvp6vLfFu
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Scientists have long envisioned building tiny robots capable of navigating environments that are inaccessible or too dangerous for humans—but finding ways to keep them powered and moving has been impossible to achieve.

techxplore.com
On Dec 31, 2020
@RobotShop shared
#TOPNEWS2020 Beyond batteries: Scientists build a methanol-powered beetle bot https://t.co/8dNa2eWLzh @techxplore https://t.co/YEvp6vLfFu
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Beyond batteries: Scientists build methanol-powered beetle bot

Beyond batteries: Scientists build methanol-powered beetle bot

Scientists have long envisioned building tiny robots capable of navigating environments that are inaccessible or too dangerous for humans—but finding ways to keep them powered and moving ...

Behind the Paper That Led to a Google Researcher's Firing

On Dec 8, 2020
@WIRED shared
RT @ScottThurm: The remarkable thing about the paper that led to @timnitgebru 's firing is how unremarkable it was. A survey of prior findings, and some recommendations https://t.co/oAvU3W206d via @tsimonite
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Timnit Gebru was one of seven authors on a study that examined prior research on training artificial intelligence models to understand language.

www.wired.com
On Dec 8, 2020
@WIRED shared
RT @ScottThurm: The remarkable thing about the paper that led to @timnitgebru 's firing is how unremarkable it was. A survey of prior findings, and some recommendations https://t.co/oAvU3W206d via @tsimonite
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Behind the Paper That Led to a Google Researcher's Firing

Behind the Paper That Led to a Google Researcher's Firing

Timnit Gebru was one of seven authors on a study that examined prior research on training artificial intelligence models to understand language.

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