Ho Ho Ho! It’s The Sunday AI Review

POSTED BY   Michele Baker
3rd December 2017
Michele Sunday AI News Review

Good morning, my little cyborgs!

It’s December!! 22 days to go until the big day. I’m aware that this isn’t necessarily what everyone wants to be reminded of, but personally, I am quite excited this year. Indie and I put our tree up a day earlier than planned, on Thursday evening, then watched our favourite Christmas movie, Elf. I do love the cosiness of Christmas time, even though the cold is horrendous. You know what else is horrendous? Other people’s festive enthusiasm. Time to shut up and get on with the week’s AI news.

So, ho ho ho! Here we go…

1. Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported (TechCrunch)

A positive move from everyone’s favourite Silicon Valley overlord. They may not have eliminated hate speech or violent videos, but they are taking steps to try and prevent suicide.

2. A random Dilbert cartoon (Dilbert.com)

dilbert robot jobs

3. World’s 1st robot citizen wants her own family, career & AI ‘superpowers’ (RT)


The PR juggernaut that is Sophia rolls on.

4. Google’s Artificial Intelligence Built an AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans (Futurism)

So an AI created a ‘child’ AI (maybe Sophia’s ‘dreams’ may come true). Using reinforcement learning, Google researchers have automated the design of machine learning models. AutoML is a controller neural network for its ‘child’, NASNet, a computer vision tool. And it does it better than humans have been able to manage.

5. Elon Musk Warns: Artificial Intelligence Is Highly Likely To Destroy Humans (EWA)

The Google news brings us obliquely on to the latest from our favourite scaremonger, Elon Musk. He reckons our chances of making AI safe are between just 5 and 10%. “There’s a lot of risk in concentration of power,” Elon told his staff at Neuralink. “So, if AGI represents an extreme level of power, should that be controlled by a few people at Google with no oversight?”

Don’t worry, we’ll never share details with anyone.

My Picks of the Week

AI Is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games (MIT)

Tinder Can Now Show You Who It Thinks You’ll Swipe Right On (Wired)

Progress in AI isn’t as Impressive as You Might Think (MIT)

Google and Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready For AI (Wired)

The biggest buzzword in Silicon Valley doesn’t make any sense (Quartz)

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant (MIT)

Amazon Focuses on Machine Learning to Beat Cloud Rivals (Bloomberg)


So, that’s enough of that for this week. Plenty of reading for you… and the above are all very fascinating, so you’re going to have an enjoyable time this Sunday.

Until next week… so long, suckers!



Ho Ho Ho! It’s The Sunday AI Review

Michele Baker

Michele Baker is the Senior Content Strategist at TDMB. She began her journey into tech marketing via a Masters in Creative Writing, evolving from a prize-winning poet and short story writer to a futuristic content guru. Michele now writes endlessly about all aspects of technology, hosts the TDMB Presents… tech podcast, and speaks at numerous tech and marketing events.

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