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Microsoft Wants Rules For Facial Recognition, But… 0

WIRED –TOM SIMONITE – 21 February, 2019 – IN DECEMBER, MICROSOFT President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the

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DeepMind’s new AI just beat top human pro-gamers at Starcraft II

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – Will Knight – 25 January 2019 – DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet that’s focused on cracking artificial intelligence, has announced a new landmark in that grand

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YouTube Kids Has Videos on How Reptilians Rule the World, Moon Landing Was Fake

(GIZMODO) by Tom McKay – YouTube Kids, the supposedly child-friendly version of YouTube that’s been shown to often play host to troves of slop content and disturbing videos, apparently was showing videos from British conspiracy theorist David Icke,

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Smart City Tech Would Make Military Bases Safer

(WIRED) – THE LAST TIME the Pentagon directed all of its bases to raise their threat level, the danger came from an unlikely source: social media. That’s where accounts connected

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Elon Musk Reiterates the Need for Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Age of AI

(TECH CRUNCH) – How do you avoid getting made obsolete by artificial intelligence in a time when resources and research are largely being funneled toward improving that area of tech?

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Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

(WIRED) – MICROSOFT IS BUYING a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and

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Robots Need ‘Kill Switches’, Warn Euro MPs

(SPACE DAILY) – The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as “kill switches”, European Parliament members warned Thursday as they passed a resolution

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Fraugster, a Startup That Uses AI to Detect Payment Fraud, Raises $5M

(TECH CRUNCH) – Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding.  By Steve O’Hear Earlybird

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How Japan’s AI Schoolgirl Fell Into a Suicidal Depression

(RocketNews24) – October 2016 – The Microsoft-created artificial intelligence leaves a troubling message ahead of acting debut.   Back in the spring, Microsoft Japan started Twitter and Line accounts for Rinna, an AI

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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

(WIRED) – QUANTUM COMPUTING IS real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually

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