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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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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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