The Sunday AI Review

POSTED BY   Michele Baker
18th February 2018
Sunday AI and ML Review | Michele Baker for TDMB Tech

Good morning, cyborg friends!

Welcome to the latest edition of the Sunday AI Review.

If you are a parent then you, too, may have been enjoying a week with the little ones. I took most of the week off for half term, as you may have read in last week’s review, and spent a wonderful few days with Indie. This Wednesday was, of course, Valentine’s Day (which I spent drinking red wine with my dog – #singlelifeforever), and it was Chinese New Year on Friday, which we celebrated with a gorgeous meal at Gars in Brighton. So, all in all, a busy week. But it’s back to school tomorrow, and back to work with lots of writing to do, so let’s get going so I can get back to ironing uniforms and balling socks…

The Most Socially-Shared AI Articles Of The Week

1. Facial Recognition Is Accurate, If You’re A White Guy (The New York Times)

Whilst facial recognition is getting better all the time, there are a few aspects that are not quite there yet. One of the most controversial setbacks is that these AIs are having a little trouble recognising women and, um, anyone that’s not caucasian. So it can identify white men with 99% accuracy, but not so much anyone else. But it’s not all the AI’s fault…


2. World Leaders Gathered at a Closed-Door Meeting to Decide the Fate of AI (Futurism)

It was the World Government Summit this week, with lots of important stuff on the agenda in plans for the future of humanity. Of course, AI was one of the big talking points. This article from Futurism gives key, first-hand insight into the Summit and the discussions that took place. Highly recommended reading this week.


3. Using artificial intelligence to improve identification of nanofluid gas-liquid two-phase flow pattern in mini-channel (AIP Advances)

Hands up who likes in-depth academic papers! No?


4. World Leaders Have Decided: The Next Step in AI is Augmenting Humans (Futurism)

A bit more on the World Government Summit, again from Futurism. This one, however, goes into more depth about human augmentation, one of the topics that was discussed in depth at the Summit. Pretty cool… though I’d like the article to have gone into even more depth. Probably because I’ve been lapping up Homo Deus this week (which, if you haven’t read it, you definitely should).


5. As China Marches Forward On AI, The White House Is Silent (New York Times)

China launched a direct challenge to the US in a statement published last July. The US have issued no comeback. There’s lots going on in the US, of course, but China may well be surpassing all the good work of Silicon Valley…


Pick of the Week

How the digitalisation of everything is making us more lonely (The Conversation)

Sky-High Salaries Are the Weapons in the AI Talent War (Bloomberg)

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Fighting Fake Porn (Wired)

Look out, Wiki-geeks. Now Google trains AI to write Wikipedia articles (The Register)

Artificial intelligence is being used to raise better pigs in China (Quartz)

New AI model fills in blank spots in photos (Asian Review)

The “Father of Artificial Intelligence” Says Singularity Is 30 Years Away (Futurism)

AI algorithm with ‘social skills’ teaches humans how to collaborate (Kurzweil AI)

Missing data hinder replication of artificial intelligence studies (Science Mag)

That’s all for this week!

Until next time… here’s my Rick and Morty gif of the week…


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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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