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Monthly report: December 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 174 influencers like Joanna J Bryson and WIRED, 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

Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

On Mar 2, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/aZ4jWXKPWD https://t.co/kS8StKwjRQ
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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 Mar 2, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Defining the Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/aZ4jWXKPWD https://t.co/kS8StKwjRQ
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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

Mama Mia It's Sophia: A Show Robot Or Dangerous Platform To Mislead?

On Nov 19, 2018
@petitegeek shared
RT @NoelSharkey: My latest article for Forbes critiques Sophia with some cool stuff about early show robots. #AI #robotics #showbotics #AI ethics @rodneyabrooks @ylecun @HansonRobo @ginasmith @RespRobotics @drfranksauer @robmccargow @alan_winfield @j2bryson https://t.co/lwSCXG3dTZ
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Sophia is the latest in a long tradition of show robots outlined in this article. Unlike their predecessors, the creators of Sophia have crossed a line with exaggerated claims about their AI. This misleads policymakers and the military who need to make informed decisions about the ...

www.forbes.com
On Nov 19, 2018
@petitegeek shared
RT @NoelSharkey: My latest article for Forbes critiques Sophia with some cool stuff about early show robots. #AI #robotics #showbotics #AI ethics @rodneyabrooks @ylecun @HansonRobo @ginasmith @RespRobotics @drfranksauer @robmccargow @alan_winfield @j2bryson https://t.co/lwSCXG3dTZ
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Mama Mia It's Sophia: A Show Robot Or Dangerous Platform To Mislead?

Sophia is the latest in a long tradition of show robots outlined in this article. Unlike their predecessors, the creators of Sophia have crossed a line with exaggerated claims about their ...

Living with AGI

On Jul 28, 2018
@j2bryson shared
@tforcworc @mireillemoret @feraldata @vdignum @LordsAICom @DameWendyDBE I think what you are calling "AI" others call "AGI" and while I agree that's not a useful term, it's also not a useful concept. https://t.co/FkWebAk0MP (2/2)
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artificial and natural intelligence, including politics, art, and higher education

joanna-bryson.blogspot.com
On Jul 28, 2018
@j2bryson shared
@tforcworc @mireillemoret @feraldata @vdignum @LordsAICom @DameWendyDBE I think what you are calling "AI" others call "AGI" and while I agree that's not a useful term, it's also not a useful concept. https://t.co/FkWebAk0MP (2/2)
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Living with AGI

artificial and natural intelligence, including politics, art, and higher education

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

On Dec 29, 2018
@vkhosla shared
We did well without insight for 300,000 years of our existence as Homo sapiens. We will recall with pride the golden era of human insight, this glorious interlude, a few thousand years long, between our uncomprehending past and our incomprehensible future https://t.co/l2xN3LSzB6
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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 29, 2018
@vkhosla shared
We did well without insight for 300,000 years of our existence as Homo sapiens. We will recall with pride the golden era of human insight, this glorious interlude, a few thousand years long, between our uncomprehending past and our incomprehensible future https://t.co/l2xN3LSzB6
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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.

Should We Be Worried About Computerized Facial Recognition?

On Dec 19, 2018
@atscmc shared
Cow recognition - are we the next herd to have virtual ear tags? #AI #responsibleAI #AIethics #FaceRecognition https://t.co/H9FrMkncMK
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The technology could revolutionize policing, medicine, even agriculture—but its applications can easily be weaponized.

www.newyorker.com
On Dec 19, 2018
@atscmc shared
Cow recognition - are we the next herd to have virtual ear tags? #AI #responsibleAI #AIethics #FaceRecognition https://t.co/H9FrMkncMK
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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.

With Brain Implants, Scientists Aim to Translate Thoughts into Speech

On Nov 20, 2018
@sciam shared
With brain implants, scientists aim to translate thoughts into speech https://t.co/x0fAGqQ9Gx https://t.co/pGoYNA7B8b
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Experts increasingly think a system that could help paralyzed patients is within reach

www.scientificamerican.com
On Nov 20, 2018
@sciam shared
With brain implants, scientists aim to translate thoughts into speech https://t.co/x0fAGqQ9Gx https://t.co/pGoYNA7B8b
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With Brain Implants, Scientists Aim to Translate Thoughts into Speech

Experts increasingly think a system that could help paralyzed patients is within reach

An Overview of National AI Strategies

On Jul 6, 2018
@ylecun shared
A summary of AI strategies adopted by various countries. https://t.co/s7RULVCRnN https://t.co/s7RULVCRnN
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The race to become the global leader in artificial intelligence has officially begun.

medium.com
On Jul 6, 2018
@ylecun shared
A summary of AI strategies adopted by various countries. https://t.co/s7RULVCRnN https://t.co/s7RULVCRnN
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An Overview of National AI Strategies

The race to become the global leader in artificial intelligence has officially begun.

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

Follow 11.3k Followers

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

Follow 10.6M Followers

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AI Policy Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford. PhD candidate, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, ASU. Views my own.

Follow 12.2k Followers

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Together, towards a world full of robots.

Follow 14.1k Followers

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Follow 93.2k Followers

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Senior editor at @IEEESpectrum covering robots, drones, AI. @MIT_Sciwrite alum. Engineer turned writer. Husband. Dad. Made in Brazil. [email protected]

Follow 6.7k Followers

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Contributing editor at @IEEESpectrum. I hug robots. [email protected]

Follow 8.5k Followers

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@IEEESpectrum's award-winning blog on robots, drones, AI, and more. Editor: @ericoguizzo [email protected] | Senior Writer: @botjunkie [email protected]

Follow 19.9k Followers

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CEO of @turalt. Passionate about using #AI to help us humans be more human, & using AI for good. Yes, I have a degree in AI. #empathy #womenintech #movethedial

Follow 1.7k Followers

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

Follow 93.3k Followers

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Official Twitter feed for the Fast Company business media brand; inspiring readers to think beyond traditional boundaries & create the future of business.

Follow 2.3M Followers

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Official Twitter account of KUKA Robotics Corporation, the North American headquarters for one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots.

Follow 19.3k Followers

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Canadian-American computer science prof and robot geek. Ph.D. in AI, Robotics and Emotions. Previously at SoftBank Robotics. TEDx talks: https://t.co/s0jZbwf89N

Follow 7.7k Followers

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entrepreneurship zealot, grounded technology possibilist, believer in the power of ideas

Follow 528.8k Followers

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Love modular & educational robots. I run @Aptomica that will rent out robotics, stay tuned! Host of video show @Robotsindepth. Also @RobotsUpClose @AMA_Robotics

Follow 9.9k Followers

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Awesome discoveries. Expert insights. Science that shapes the world.

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Singularity University’s global community empowers leaders to leverage exponential technologies to solve global grand challenges. For tech news: @SingularityHub

Follow 107.7k Followers

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Postdoc, @BiDlab/@UCBerkeley EECS. Fellow, @UCBIDS. EECS PhD, @MIT_CSAIL. Past and future pug owner.

Follow 3.5k Followers

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I write about mechanical brains for MIT Tech Review. Email: [email protected]

Follow 9.5k Followers

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Engadget is the original home for technology news and reviews. https://t.co/6NnXn9BWso

Follow 2.4M Followers