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Monthly report: September 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 126 influencers like RobotShop and Fast Company, discussing hashtags such as #ai , #robotics and #China.
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5 simple rules to make AI a force for good

On Sep 20, 2019
@FastCompany shared
5 simple rules to make AI a force for good https://t.co/n3jVe2kD4F
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The rise of AI has lead to tattered privacy protections and rogue algorithms. Here’s what we can do about it.

www.fastcompany.com
On Sep 20, 2019
@FastCompany shared
5 simple rules to make AI a force for good https://t.co/n3jVe2kD4F
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5 simple rules to make AI a force for good

The rise of AI has lead to tattered privacy protections and rogue algorithms. Here’s what we can do about it.

How googly eyes solved one of today’s trickiest UX problems

On Sep 13, 2019
@RethinkRobotics shared
A little #robot at a library in Helsinki went from reviled to beloved, all because it got a new pair of plastic eyes. Who would have thought, that eyes make such a difference in robotics? https://t.co/EnMTCA8U5Y #robotics
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A little robot at a library in Helsinki went from reviled to beloved, all because he got a new pair of plastic eyes.

www.fastcompany.com
On Sep 13, 2019
@RethinkRobotics shared
A little #robot at a library in Helsinki went from reviled to beloved, all because it got a new pair of plastic eyes. Who would have thought, that eyes make such a difference in robotics? https://t.co/EnMTCA8U5Y #robotics
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How googly eyes solved one of today’s trickiest UX problems

A little robot at a library in Helsinki went from reviled to beloved, all because he got a new pair of plastic eyes.

IEEE Ranks Robot Creepiness: Sophia Is Not Even Close to the Top

On Sep 21, 2019
@RobotShop shared
IEEE Ranks Robot Creepiness: Sophia Is Not Even Close to the Top https://t.co/zelcbB1PqC @Medium #IEEESpectrum #CreepyRobots
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Since its first appearance in 2016, the humanoid bot Sophia has become something of a celebrity. Sophia’s android body and face are…

medium.com
On Sep 21, 2019
@RobotShop shared
IEEE Ranks Robot Creepiness: Sophia Is Not Even Close to the Top https://t.co/zelcbB1PqC @Medium #IEEESpectrum #CreepyRobots
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IEEE Ranks Robot Creepiness: Sophia Is Not Even Close to the Top

Since its first appearance in 2016, the humanoid bot Sophia has become something of a celebrity. Sophia’s android body and face are…

Experiments with Making Convincing AI-Generated Fake News

On Sep 30, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @minimaxir: New blog post up! I played a bit with the new CTRL model to see how well it could generate "fake news", and the results are surprisingly convincing! https://t.co/PAGpwYTIfu https://t.co/m5NN4uZfZr
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Can the CTRL model create the “fake news” OpenAI was concerned about? Let's put it to the test.

minimaxir.com
On Sep 30, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @minimaxir: New blog post up! I played a bit with the new CTRL model to see how well it could generate "fake news", and the results are surprisingly convincing! https://t.co/PAGpwYTIfu https://t.co/m5NN4uZfZr
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Experiments with Making Convincing AI-Generated Fake News

Can the CTRL model create the “fake news” OpenAI was concerned about? Let's put it to the test.

Control of snake-like robots for high mobility and dexterity

On Sep 22, 2019
@RobotShop shared
Control of snake-like robots for high mobility and dexterity https://t.co/o0rctTCGs3 @TechXplore_com #RobotT2Snake3 https://t.co/yvirjNFY0n
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Snake-like articulated mobile robots can enter narrow spaces and climb obstacles using their long and thin bodies, and are effective for inspection of narrow spaces and search-and-rescue operation on disaster sites. ...

techxplore.com
On Sep 22, 2019
@RobotShop shared
Control of snake-like robots for high mobility and dexterity https://t.co/o0rctTCGs3 @TechXplore_com #RobotT2Snake3 https://t.co/yvirjNFY0n
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Control of snake-like robots for high mobility and dexterity

Snake-like articulated mobile robots can enter narrow spaces and climb obstacles using their long and thin bodies, and are effective for inspection of narrow spaces and search-and-rescue ...

The 'Smart Kitchen' Is Very Stupid

On Sep 22, 2019
@WIRED shared
RT @gadgetlab: Connected cookbooks? Alexa-enabled microwaves? None of this stuff will make you a better home cook. https://t.co/JscePJOqDZ
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Connected cookbooks? Alexa-enabled microwaves? None of this stuff will make you a better home cook.

www.wired.com
On Sep 22, 2019
@WIRED shared
RT @gadgetlab: Connected cookbooks? Alexa-enabled microwaves? None of this stuff will make you a better home cook. https://t.co/JscePJOqDZ
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The 'Smart Kitchen' Is Very Stupid

Connected cookbooks? Alexa-enabled microwaves? None of this stuff will make you a better home cook.

You’ve been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry

On Sep 21, 2019
@FastCompany shared
You’ve been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry https://t.co/3qHRJrBrwt
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This developing branch of synthetic media technology has commercial applications—but also has the potential to disrupt elections and spread disinformation.

www.fastcompany.com
On Sep 21, 2019
@FastCompany shared
You’ve been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry https://t.co/3qHRJrBrwt
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You’ve been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry

This developing branch of synthetic media technology has commercial applications—but also has the potential to disrupt elections and spread disinformation.

Behind the Rise of China's Facial-Recognition Giants

On Sep 3, 2019
@WIRED shared
Megvii is one of four Chinese AI startups specializing in facial recognition valued at more than $1 billion. Now, the companies are looking to expand overseas, with help from public markets. https://t.co/VoSQ7lUSrW
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Megvii, one of four highly valued Chinese facial-recognition startups, has filed for an IPO. Most of its revenue comes from surveillance and security systems.

www.wired.com
On Sep 3, 2019
@WIRED shared
Megvii is one of four Chinese AI startups specializing in facial recognition valued at more than $1 billion. Now, the companies are looking to expand overseas, with help from public markets. https://t.co/VoSQ7lUSrW
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Behind the Rise of China's Facial-Recognition Giants

Megvii, one of four highly valued Chinese facial-recognition startups, has filed for an IPO. Most of its revenue comes from surveillance and security systems.

Top Influencers

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Together, towards a world full of robots.

Follow 14.1k 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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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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We created the category of smart, collaborative robots with Sawyer and Baxter, the fastest to deploy #robots used worldwide in #manufacturing, research and edu.

Follow 25.4k Followers

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

Follow 10.6M Followers

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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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Slashdot News Feed. News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters. #tech #news #technews #linux #apple #google #msft #space #hardware #cryptocurrency #crypto #bitcoin

Follow 221.4k Followers

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MIT's largest lab: the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab https://t.co/oEBFg67jYJ #ai #cs #robotics #ml #nlp #bigdata #iot #datascience

Follow 51.4k Followers

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

Follow 93.3k Followers

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Robotiq frees human hands from repetitive tasks. Our tools and know-how simplify collaborative robot applications, so factories can start production faster.

Follow 4.9k Followers

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Bringing robots into the real world, startup by startup, event by event, deal by deal. @svrobo @robogard @robohub #robotlaunch

Follow 10.4k Followers

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Supporting the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies in Silicon Valley.

Follow 9.8k Followers

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Professor at Berkeley, Founder https://t.co/tUpn7hGJie and https://t.co/tXNm31byIK

Follow 14.8k Followers

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

Follow 2.4M 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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Based in Boulder, CO, Misty Robotics, Inc. is building the robot for everyone. Misty Robotics’ vision is to put a personal robot in every home and office.

Follow 923.0 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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Follow 93.2k Followers

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Transforming manufacturing with products that incorporate advanced computer vision, 3D sensing, and AI.

Follow 2.8k Followers