Happy Sunday my little cyborgs!
Yes, that’s right. I am back in the UK and I am not very happy about it. I am beautifully tanned and have had a wealth of wonderful experiences, and I want to go back. I shall say no more about it.
Instead, I will give you the top five pieces of AI news this week. Let’s go…
Wow! A self-driving car that looks just like a normal car, cruising along the roads of Arlington Virginia! That’s amazing. What’s more, it doesn’t even have anyone in there! It’s totally freaking autonomous.
This car seemed to be beating the greatest minds working on autonomous vehicles, causing jaws across the tech community to audibly hit the floor (sort of). But, hang on…
Yeah, it’s just a bloke dressed up as a car seat. As you do.
Someone needs to get a better hobby.
Since leaving his post as Chief Scientist at Baidu in March, speculation about Andrew Ng’s next step has been the talk of the town… And now we know.
He’s starting up a deep learning course on Coursera, to realise his conviction that millions of people should be mastering deep learning, like, now.
In this fascinating interview with the MIT Technology Review, Ng offers an exclusive insight into his thoughts regarding the rise of AI and the importance of planning ahead.
Zuckerberg and Musk are having a big argument about what the future of AI will be. Zuckerberg says everything is cool; Musk says we are all going to die unless we become cyborgs.
This really comprehensive article is a discussion of both sides of the debate, and is definitely a must-read this week.
Remember Tay, the racist Twitter bot? That was a big laugh, wasn’t it? Turns out, though, that what happened with Microsoft’s ill-fated experiment was just a taste of things to come…
Human bias is finding its way into the AI we’re building, and that’s a big concern, particularly when it is being used in areas such as law enforcement and social services.
This is kinda cool. Type in your job title and see how susceptible it is to automation. I got 20%, which means I’m pretty safe compared to a Construction Rigger (86%) or Bricklayer (55%). Interestingly, however, a Financial Planning Adviser comes in at only 15%, whilst a Solicitor will apparently have only 13% of their job automated.
Clearly, the engine behind this is talking about robotics much more than AI, right?
Short and sweet this week… but you have had a bumper bundle of news for the last three weeks, so I’m sure you can cope! Have a fantastic Sunday all.
May the force be with you,