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IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

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Elon Musk reveals more on his new human-machine interface-cum-brain-implant that will let people communicate silently with each other via technology-powered “consensual telepathy,” transmitting, say, pictures to explain complicated concepts rather than words via an “incredibly low data rate called speech…

THE FUTURE WILL BE AUGMENTED

THE FUTURE WILL BE AUGMENTED

FORTUNE

“We’re making the smartphone camera the first augmented reality platform,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this week. New tools will enable the creation of in-camera AR features such as selfie masks that adapt to your facial movements, a cool use…

DOCTORS, DISRUPTED

DOCTORS, DISRUPTED

THE NEW YORKER

Automated A.I. analysis of medical images might be fast and accurate, but is it the same thing as making a diagnosis based on actually knowing what’s going on, as a physician might? Ideally doctors and machines will work together in…

AI BE TRIPPIN’

AI BE TRIPPIN’

THE VERGE

The average psychedelic pattern may boggle the mind, but it can trip up computers, too. These “adversarial machine learning” visuals can be used by hackers to confuse facial or image recognition systems, but it also means what happens at that…

PICTIONARY POOPER

PICTIONARY POOPER

GOOGLE A.I. EXPERIMENT

No artistic ability? No problem. Just start doodling and Google’s new AutoDraw tool will figure out what you’re trying to sketch out and suggest fully fleshed out replacements. It’s a boon for quick flyer creation, but might take all the…

A Kinder, Gentler and Nosier Taser

A Kinder, Gentler and Nosier Taser

FAST COMPANY

Taser renamed itself Axon and is repositioning itself as an artificial intelligence company. It is providing police departments around the country with free body cams and computer vision AI software to scan footage. Rules around how and when that can…

Spell Check, Get Check

Spell Check, Get Check

NPR

Yes, typos matter. They could affect your ability to get a loan, as lenders are increasingly relying on machine learning to analyze all the consumer data – everything from the text you type and the pictures you share publically on…

Recognizing and De-Weaponizing Images

Recognizing and De-Weaponizing Images

WIRED

Facebook will use image recognition and AI to weed out ‘revenge porn, ‘ but the most effective deterrent would be to use computer vision to stop the offending content before it’s posted, which brings up a whole set of potential…

SEEING IS RETRIEVING

SEEING IS RETRIEVING

TECHMEME

Samsung’s new Bixby virtual personal assistant is like Siri with sight, using image recognition, voice, and AI to, say, identify wine and where you can buy it with your smartphone camera. But will this computer vision-enabled feature in the new…

AI, the Most Overused Term of 2017?

AI, the Most Overused Term of 2017?

The Atlantic

We saw it at CES, where every other product had an "AI" component, and now The Atlantic's Ian Bogost separates the hype from the real deal in "'Artificial Intelligence' Has Become Meaningless." After all, shouldn't we expect AI to make…

New Food for Zombies: Computer Brains

New Food for Zombies: Computer Brains

The New Yorker

The latest generation of "neuromorphic" chips blend hardware and software, mimicking the human brain in more ways than a simple virtualization and allowing for ubiquitous, efficient and real-time reliable AI.

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER?

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER?

VANITY FAIR

Find out why this might not be such a good thing in Maureen Dowd’s in-depth profile of Elon Musk and his AI doomsday beliefs, which features interviews by A.I. and Silicon Valley heavyweights such as Nick Bostrom, Andrew Ng, Peter…

GUNS IN MY SIGHTS

GUNS IN MY SIGHTS

VOCATIV

A new program detects the presence of handguns in as few as two seconds. The reason this hasn’t happened sooner is because there are surprisingly few images of handguns available to train neural networks for the task. With some states…

Go Robo-Speed Racer Go!

Go Robo-Speed Racer Go!

Wired

It was inevitable that self-driving race cars would take the joy out of human driver pro athlete worship, but hear us out: According to Wired’s Jack Stewart, the AI training that Roborace’s electric racers undergo -- including dodging objects like…

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