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Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language ” The observations made at Facebook are the latest in a long line of similar cases. In each instance, an AI being monitored by humans has diverged from its training in English to develop its own language. The resulting phrases appear to be nonsensical gibberish to […]

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Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees | KSTP.com “Each chip costs $300 and the company is picking up the tab. They’re implanted between a person’s thumb and forefinger. Westby added the data is both encrypted and secure. “There’s no GPS tracking at all,” he said. No one who works at Three Square Market is […]

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Techniques for reliably fooling AI machine-vision classifiers / Boing Boing “The Open AI researchers were intrigued by a claim that self-driving cars would be intrinsically hard to fool (tricking them into sudden braking maneuvers, say), because “they capture images from multiple scales, angles, perspectives, and the like.”” Tags: ITGS, ai, reliability, peopleandmachines – By dr […]

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Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets | Technology | The Guardian “People will admit more if they are alone than if others are in the room with them. However, on sensitive topics, every survey method will elicit substantial misreporting. People have no incentive to tell surveys the truth. How, therefore, can we […]

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Strange Beasts on Vimeo Tags: ITGS, peopleandmachines, integrity, control Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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British Parliament hit by cyber security attack – media reports – The Economic Times “”Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords. These attempts specifically were trying to gain access to our emails. “ Tags: […]

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Meet Dr. A.I.: Can an App Diagnose Your Health Issues? “The results may seem similar to what you’d get if you’d searched WebMD, Mayo Clinic, etc. The difference is that Dr. A.I. pulls in many more data points than those sites do, then combines artificial intelligence with a massive database to pinpoint the most likely […]

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JetBlue is the latest to use facial recognition technology in airports “However, there is some concern about how accurate these new procedures will be. Apparently the facial recognition technology doesn’t recognize all people will the same accuracy. White women and black people aren’t as easily recognized as white men, meaning there could be some mismatching […]

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Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex — Quartz “Coding isn’t the only job that demands intense focus. But you’d never hear someone say that brain surgery is “fun,” or that structural engineering is “easy.” When it comes to programming, why do policymakers and technologists pretend otherwise?” Tags: ITGS, coding, fun, complex, peopleandmachines […]

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Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | News | The Guardian “Yet these blueprints may also alarm free speech advocates concerned about Facebook’s de facto role as the world’s largest censor. Both sides are likely to demand greater transparency.” Tags: ITGS, facebook, terrorism, censorship, peopleandmachines, control – By dr tech Google’s AlphaGo […]

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