Daily Artificial Intelligence News Roundup #150

1. Microsoft Is Building an All-In-One DNA Data Storage Device

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2. Leveraging Computer Vision for Asset Tracking Solutions

Computer vision is already a crucial component in several technologies. Object Detection

There are several different algorithms that can be used to implement computer vision. Object Tracking

The second algorithm, Object Tracking, expands on Object Detection. Read More

3. UK, US and Russia among those opposing killer robot ban

The UK government is among a group of countries that are attempting to thwart plans to formulate and impose a pre-emptive ban on killer robots.

Delegates have been meeting at the UN in Geneva all week to discuss potential restrictions under international law to so-called lethal autonomous weapons systems, which use artificial intelligence to help decide when and who to kill.

“We urgently need a ban on killer robots,” said Ben Donaldson, head of campaigns at the United Nations Association – UK. Read More

4. Out-of-the box neural networks can support combinatorial generalization

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5. Cellular frequencies, 1980-2040

Sources:

• 1G
“Typically 150 MHz and up. “https://en. org/wiki/1G
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6. Is AI Ethics now a mainstream topic? Five hints from Forbes [Gerd Leonhard Futurist Humanist Author Keynote Speaker]

Forbes Insights just published five posts summarizing some of the latest developments in AI Ethics.

“The growing marketplace for AI ethics” post gives a good overview of the main organizations developing frameworks for AI Ethics. ” And in the last of five posts, we found a good overview of governmental initiatives at country level: a series of initiatives, exploratory efforts, and proposed bills and regulatory measures. Read More

7. We have to stop robots from outsmarting humanity [Gerd Leonhard Futurist Humanist Author Keynote Speaker]

We have to stop robots from outsmarting humanity

Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He founded the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and he is also a co-founder of the Future of Life Institute and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organizations.

He was recently interviewed by The Guardian on the topic of  AI’s potential to end human civilization. Read More

8. New Changes to the Kaggle Progression System

Kaggle was founded on the principles of meritocracy, and our community has thrived as a place where anyone—regardless of background or degree—can earn accolades for their performance in machine learning competitions. Over the years, we’ve seen how one’s Kaggle rankings in competitions and community contributions can serve as powerful credentials in the data science industry.

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the newest and highest Kaggle tier of all: The Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmaster. Read More

9. Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So

Government usually isn’t the place to look for innovation in IT or new technologies like artificial intelligence. Estonia’s government hired Velsberg last August to run a new project to introduce AI into various ministries to streamline services offered to residents. Two weeks before the mowing deadline, the automated system notifies farmers via text or email that includes a link to the satellite image of their field. Read More

10. DeepMind has made a prototype product that can diagnose eye diseases

It’s a device that scans a patient’s retina to diagnose potential issues in real time.

How it works:  After the retina is scanned, the images are then analyzed by DeepMind’s algorithms, which return a detailed diagnosis and an “urgency score. The prototype system can detect a range of diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Read More

11. The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 30, 2019)

How the data mining of failure could teach us the secrets of success

These data researchers found that for startups, scientists, and terrorists alike, learning too little from experience spells doom. Read More