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End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker? | Technology | The Guardian “Google, Uber, Tesla and the major truck manufacturers are looking to a future in which people like Baxter will be replaced – or at the very least downgraded to co-pilots – by automated vehicles that will save […]

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian “There is growing concern that as well as addicting users, technology is contributing toward so-called “continuous partial attention”, severely limiting people’s ability to focus, and possibly lowering IQ. One recent study showed that the mere presence of […]

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Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate “Automating teaching is an example of a task that would require artificial general intelligence (as opposed to narrow or specific intelligence). In other words, this is the kind of task that would require an AI that understands natural human language, can be empathetic towards […]

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Mind Control Isn’t Sci-Fi Anymore | WIRED “He sits down at a computer keyboard, fires up his monitor, and begins typing. After a few lines of text, he pushes the keyboard away, exposing the white surface of a conference table in the midtown Manhattan headquarters of his startup. He resumes typing. Only this time he […]

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Noriko Arai: Can a robot pass a university entrance exam? | TED Talk | TED.com “How can we help kids excel at the things that humans will always do better than AI?” Great talk – she also presented at recent IB conference in Yokohama. Tags: ITGS, robot, algorithm, exam, university, ai, education – By dr […]

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The “First Bug”: Found 70 Years Ago – GiT- GetInsideTech Tags: ITGS, bug, programing, peopleandmachines, system Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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What Is Quantum Internet? | WIRED “In quantum cryptography, a sender uses a cryptographic key encoded in a quantum signal to encrypt a message. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, if someone tried to intercept the key, they would destroy it.” Tags: ITGS, cryptography, quantum, internet – By dr tech Posted from Diigo. The […]

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Algorithms outdo us. But we still prefer human fallibility | Rafael Behr | Opinion | The Guardian “Luddism refuses to die because each innovation creates a pool of people who feel economically or culturally dispossessed. The greater the leap forward, the wider the chasm of obsolescence. And the scale of the digital revolution defies hyperbole. […]

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Company’s dystopian promotional video for drone armed with machine gun / Boing Boing “brings a fully robotic weaponry system to an airborne platform. TIKAD, “ Tags: ITGS, ai, drones, politics and government, control – By dr tech Google researchers reveal automated process for removing watermarks from stock images / Boing Boing “Computer Vision and Pattern […]

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Google’s New Algorithm Makes Your Photos Perfect—Before You Take Them | WIRED “Researchers from MIT and Google recently showed off a machine learning algorithm capable of automatically retouching photos just like a professional photographer. Snap a photo and the neural network identifies exactly how to make it look better—increase contrast a smidge, tone down brightness, […]

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