Gamifying this often daunting task could prove more effective than traditional methods for kids with autism
Source: Machine Learning Can Help Kids with Autism Recognize Emotions
The bot, @TayandYou, was put on hiatus after making offensive statements based on users’ feedback, like disputing the existence of the Holocaust.
Source: Microsoft Created a Twitter Bot to Learn From Users. It Quickly Became a Racist Jerk.
“Tay” was tricked by a bunch of people exploiting a dead-simple but glaring flaw.
Source: How The Internet Turned Microsoft’s AI Chatbot Into A Neo-Nazi
Reinforcement Learning, a key Google DeepMind algorithm, could overhaul news recommendation engines and greatly improve users stickiness. After beating a Go Grand Master, the algorithm could become…
Source: DeepMind Could Bring The Best News Recommendation Engine
AlphaGo’s historic victory is a clear signal that we’ve gone from linear to parabolic. Advances in technology are now so visibly exponential in nature that we can expect to see a lot more milestones being crossed long before we would otherwise expect. These exponential advances, most notably in forms of artificial intelligence limited to specific tasks, we are entirely unprepared for as long as we continue to insist upon employment as our primary source of income.
Source: Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines – Basic income
The book begins with an “unfinished” fable about a flock of sparrows that decide to raise an owl to protect and advise them. They go looking for an owl egg to steal and bring back to their tree, but, because they believe their search will be so difficult, they postpone studying how to domesticate owls until they succeed. Bostrom concludes, “It is not known how the story ends.”
Source: The Philosopher of Doomsday – The New Yorker
Powerful speech technology from China’s leading Internet company makes it much easier to use a smartphone.
Source: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Conversational Interfaces
Colossus The United States government creates a powerful computer to protect the country from nuclear annihilation, but soon after Colossus comes online, it demands to be connected to its Soviet counterpart, named Guardian. Soon, the two computers working together decide that mankind is too irrational to control its own destiny and must submit to the computers’ control.
Source: ‘Colossus: The Forbin Project’ (1970) – LA Times