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Monthly report: September 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 78 influencers like Joanna J Bryson and Miles Brundage, discussing hashtags such as #ai , #emnlp2018 and #CIG17.
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Unsupervised machine translation: A novel approach to provide fast, accurate translations for more languages

On Sep 21, 2018
@ylecun shared
RT @GuillaumeLample: We just received the best paper award at #emnlp2018 for our work on unsupervised machine translation !! @alex_conneau @LudovicDenoyer Paper: https://t.co/B9lnhw0T4H Code: https://t.co/db7QlysCRH Blog: https://t.co/BAMuARBmEc https://t.co/YYEoqWtGXO
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Automatic language translation is important to Facebook as a way to allow the billions of people who use our services to connect and communicate in their preferred language. To do this well, curren…

code.fb.com
On Sep 21, 2018
@ylecun shared
RT @GuillaumeLample: We just received the best paper award at #emnlp2018 for our work on unsupervised machine translation !! @alex_conneau @LudovicDenoyer Paper: https://t.co/B9lnhw0T4H Code: https://t.co/db7QlysCRH Blog: https://t.co/BAMuARBmEc https://t.co/YYEoqWtGXO
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Unsupervised machine translation: A novel approach to provide fast, accurate translations for more languages

Automatic language translation is important to Facebook as a way to allow the billions of people who use our services to connect and communicate in their preferred language. To do this ...

60 Years of DARPA's Favorite Toys

On Sep 26, 2018
@IEEESpectrum shared
On display at DARPA’s anniversary conference were a self-guiding bullet, a solar cell made of spray paint, and a surveillance device that resembles a hummingbird. https://t.co/xEDDIheLQX
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The past and future of cutting-edge technology was on display at DARPA's 60th anniversary conference

spectrum.ieee.org
On Sep 26, 2018
@IEEESpectrum shared
On display at DARPA’s anniversary conference were a self-guiding bullet, a solar cell made of spray paint, and a surveillance device that resembles a hummingbird. https://t.co/xEDDIheLQX
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60 Years of DARPA's Favorite Toys

The past and future of cutting-edge technology was on display at DARPA's 60th anniversary conference

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

On Sep 7, 2018
@j2bryson shared
RT @georgejoseph94: SCOOP: With secret access to NYPD CCTV @IBM created software which tags people based on their skin tone + hair/clothing color. IBM gave NYPD access, then pitched them on a new AI product which identifies people on camera as "Black," "White," and "Asian": https://t.co/4HuhciGhJL https://t.co/tRKEK4Xwtg
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New York City served as IBM’s “primary testing area” for developing software that enables police to search surveillance video footage for skin color.

theintercept.com
On Sep 7, 2018
@j2bryson shared
RT @georgejoseph94: SCOOP: With secret access to NYPD CCTV @IBM created software which tags people based on their skin tone + hair/clothing color. IBM gave NYPD access, then pitched them on a new AI product which identifies people on camera as "Black," "White," and "Asian": https://t.co/4HuhciGhJL https://t.co/tRKEK4Xwtg
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IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

New York City served as IBM’s “primary testing area” for developing software that enables police to search surveillance video footage for skin color.

Building safe artificial intelligence: specification, robustness, and assurance

On Sep 27, 2018
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @v_maini: Excited to share our new blog on AI safety: "Building safe artificial intelligence: specification, robustness, and assurance" https://t.co/KwMVyMXyxy Let's think long term, plan ahead, and stay ahead. :)
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By Pedro A. Ortega, Vishal Maini, and the DeepMind safety team

medium.com
On Sep 27, 2018
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @v_maini: Excited to share our new blog on AI safety: "Building safe artificial intelligence: specification, robustness, and assurance" https://t.co/KwMVyMXyxy Let's think long term, plan ahead, and stay ahead. :)
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Building safe artificial intelligence: specification, robustness, and assurance

By Pedro A. Ortega, Vishal Maini, and the DeepMind safety team

Making neural nets uncool again

On May 7, 2018
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @math_rachel: Part 2 https://t.co/ktYtgBpxGr MOOC is here! Learn: multi-object detection how to read academic papers NLP transfer learning neural translation customizing resnet architectures GANs, WGAN, & CycleGAN data ethics super resolution image segmentation & more https://t.co/h2ECc9oGV2
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This means that our course is unusual in that although it’s designed to be accessible with minimal prerequisites (just high school math and a year of coding experience) we show how to match or better SoTA approaches in computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), time series and ...

www.fast.ai
On May 7, 2018
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @math_rachel: Part 2 https://t.co/ktYtgBpxGr MOOC is here! Learn: multi-object detection how to read academic papers NLP transfer learning neural translation customizing resnet architectures GANs, WGAN, & CycleGAN data ethics super resolution image segmentation & more https://t.co/h2ECc9oGV2
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Making neural nets uncool again

This means that our course is unusual in that although it’s designed to be accessible with minimal prerequisites (just high school math and a year of coding experience) we show how to match ...

AI and Compute

On May 16, 2018
@pabbeel shared
AI progress is largely driven by data + compute + human ingenuity. A look at the increasing amount of compute in AI over recent years by Dario Amodei and @Hernandez_Danny from @OpenAI https://t.co/GPd5G12vBW
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Since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has been increasing exponentially with a 3.5 month doubling time (by comparison, Moore's Law had an 18 month doubling period).

blog.openai.com
On May 16, 2018
@pabbeel shared
AI progress is largely driven by data + compute + human ingenuity. A look at the increasing amount of compute in AI over recent years by Dario Amodei and @Hernandez_Danny from @OpenAI https://t.co/GPd5G12vBW
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AI and Compute

Since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has been increasing exponentially with a 3.5 month doubling time (by comparison, Moore's Law had an 18 month doubling ...

State of California Endorses Asilomar AI Principles

On Sep 6, 2018
@RobotLaunch shared
svrobo: On August 30, the State of California unanimously adopted legislation in support of the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar AI Principles. https://t.co/a0M8yZzdsn https://t.co/R6hqcq2FWj
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On August 30, the State of California unanimously adopted legislation in support of the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar AI Principles. The Asilomar AI Principles are a set of 23 principles intended to promote the safe and beneficial development of artificial intelligence.

futureoflife.org
On Sep 6, 2018
@RobotLaunch shared
svrobo: On August 30, the State of California unanimously adopted legislation in support of the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar AI Principles. https://t.co/a0M8yZzdsn https://t.co/R6hqcq2FWj
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State of California Endorses Asilomar AI Principles

On August 30, the State of California unanimously adopted legislation in support of the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar AI Principles. The Asilomar AI Principles are a set of 23 ...

Facing the Future of Work

On Sep 22, 2018
@j2bryson shared
A couple months old, but this looks like quite a sensible account of the future of work #jobs #ai #aiethics https://t.co/Nrs0sTs4nw
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How to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.

foreignpolicy.com
On Sep 22, 2018
@j2bryson shared
A couple months old, but this looks like quite a sensible account of the future of work #jobs #ai #aiethics https://t.co/Nrs0sTs4nw
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Facing the Future of Work

How to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.

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

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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.

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

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