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Monthly report: January 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 138 influencers like Miles Brundage and Joanna J Bryson, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #robots and #robotics.
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Gender Diversity Is Urgently Needed Say Prominent Women In Technology

On Jan 22, 2019
@atscmc shared
RT @WomenWhoCodeTO: Gender Diversity Is Urgently Needed Say Prominent Women In Technology: https://t.co/Jq7YgpLG1N
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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 Jan 22, 2019
@atscmc shared
RT @WomenWhoCodeTO: Gender Diversity Is Urgently Needed Say Prominent Women In Technology: https://t.co/Jq7YgpLG1N
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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 ...

The rise of the useless class

On Jan 19, 2019
@TEDTalks shared
"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40." https://t.co/EE89QZy2Xg
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Historian Yuval Noah Harari offers a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.

ideas.ted.com
On Jan 19, 2019
@TEDTalks shared
"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40." https://t.co/EE89QZy2Xg
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The rise of the useless class

Historian Yuval Noah Harari offers a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.

A New Approach to Understanding How Machines Think

On Jan 12, 2019
@MIT_CSAIL shared
Google expert says we need to be able to understand AI the same way we understand chainsaws - just enough. https://t.co/eJh6VGN9Br (v/@johnpavlus @QuantaMagazine) https://t.co/E1Ueoe1trU
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Neural networks are famously inscrutable, so Been Kim is developing a “translator for humans.”

www.quantamagazine.org
On Jan 12, 2019
@MIT_CSAIL shared
Google expert says we need to be able to understand AI the same way we understand chainsaws - just enough. https://t.co/eJh6VGN9Br (v/@johnpavlus @QuantaMagazine) https://t.co/E1Ueoe1trU
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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 15, 2019
@rodneyabrooks shared
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 15, 2019
@rodneyabrooks shared
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 50 Best Public Datasets for Machine Learning

On Jan 14, 2019
@MIT_CSAIL shared
The 50 best public datasets for machine learning: https://t.co/yaAVYxzsMy #mondaymotivation (v/@dd_invest @Medium) https://t.co/z2kSjy47NJ
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What are some open datasets for machine learning? After scrapping the web for hours after hours, we have created a great cheat sheet for…

medium.com
On Jan 14, 2019
@MIT_CSAIL shared
The 50 best public datasets for machine learning: https://t.co/yaAVYxzsMy #mondaymotivation (v/@dd_invest @Medium) https://t.co/z2kSjy47NJ
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The 50 Best Public Datasets for Machine Learning

What are some open datasets for machine learning? After scrapping the web for hours after hours, we have created a great cheat sheet for…

When robots do surprising things

On Jan 18, 2019
@MistyRobotics shared
When #robots do surprising things: #Emergent behavior in #robotics https://t.co/p4F3c2WniW #robot #programmers https://t.co/OAhrNhW52w
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I’m sure you’ve seen movies based on the premise of robots suddenly doing weird things they weren’t programmed to do.

www.mistyrobotics.com
On Jan 18, 2019
@MistyRobotics shared
When #robots do surprising things: #Emergent behavior in #robotics https://t.co/p4F3c2WniW #robot #programmers https://t.co/OAhrNhW52w
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When robots do surprising things

I’m sure you’ve seen movies based on the premise of robots suddenly doing weird things they weren’t programmed to do.

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 18, 2019
@atscmc shared
RT @wallacedanielle: Finland is taking a step to train its population in artificial intelligence. This grand experiment is aimed at repurposing the country's economy toward high-end applications of #artificialintelligence. Here's a look: https://t.co/iOTpozUa2U
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Inside Finland’s plan to train its population in artificial intelligence.

www.politico.eu
On Jan 18, 2019
@atscmc shared
RT @wallacedanielle: Finland is taking a step to train its population in artificial intelligence. This grand experiment is aimed at repurposing the country's economy toward high-end applications of #artificialintelligence. Here's a look: https://t.co/iOTpozUa2U
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Finland’s grand AI experiment

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

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