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See what AI really thinks of you with this deeply humbling website

“You are nothing more than a collection of deeply embarrassing and problematic machine learning-determined classifiers” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. The project, described as “a provocation” by its creators, aims to shed light on how artificial intelligence systems view and classify humans.That humbling truth is brought home by ImageNet Roulette, an online tool that gives anyone bold or foolish enough to upload a photo the opportunity to learn just exactly how artificial intelligence sees them. Source: mashable.com

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Could Artificial Intelligence Spell the End of Independent Filmmaking?

“But as creator Sami Arpa explains, the creative process is still key good to good movies” writes Laurine Chiarini for indiewire.com. Data-driven filmmaking has its limits, though, and no matter how technologically advanced it is, artificial intelligence will never be 100 percent accurate.Artificial intelligence is everywhere: It can drive a car, chat with customers, or help patients with neuronal damage to recover their potential.If AI can be seen as a threat to diversity in the film industry, it can paradoxically help draw attention to the topic. Source: indiewire.com

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$240,000 Stolen in World’s First ‘Artificial Intelligence Heist’

“These companies say that AI-generated voice software can make automated robot calls more lifelike, and even help mute people speak again” writes Matt Kim for ign.com. Thieves stole over $240,000 by using voice-mimicking software to trick a company’s employee.If you haven’t heard by now, AI technology like deepfakes are able to accurately mimic or copy the likeness and sound of real people.However, others believe that AI technology that can mimic the voice and likeness of real people can lead to potentially more crimes like this reported heist. Source: ign.com

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Artificial sweeteners in diet soda may lead to weight gain and other health problems the same way regular sugar does

“Scientists have suspected for years that artificial sweeteners may stimulate our appetites and make us eat more” writes Hilary Brueck for businessinsider.com. Potential problems with artificial sweeteners don’t stop at the digestive tract.Other studies in fruit flies have suggested that when we eat or drink artificial sweeteners, we are likely tricking our bodies into thinking we’re starving.While research on artificial sweeteners is still evolving, evidence about regular sugary beverages is more definitely damning. Source: businessinsider.com

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World’s First-Ever Space Hotel With Artificial Gravity Will Launch in 2025

“Plans of luxury space hotel have been released which, when completed, will be the first-holiday destination in space!” writes Aakarsh Dube for mashable.com. The space hotel is expected to be up and running by 2025 and might deliver the space holiday experience that has been talked about for some years now.The commercial hotel is expected to be ready by 2025 with completely operational kitchens, restaurants and cinemas.The technology used is similar to what is used on the International Space Station, but on the Von Braun, the artificial gravity will allow…

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Facebook Has Made An Artificial Intelligence Assistant For Minecraft

“The prospect of having an artificial intelligence assistant to build your next big project in Minecraft is surely enticing and worth a try” writes Aakarsh Dube for mashable.com. Artificial Intelligence is all the rage in today’s ‘technologic’ world where researchers are trying to find more applications for human benefit.As reported by MIT Technology Review, people at Facebook Research are using Minecraft to train AI that can interact with humans and perform a plethora of tasks as requested. Source: mashable.com

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Billionaires Jack Ma and Elon Musk debate good, evil and AI at conference in China

“In the debate over artificial intelligence, whose side is Elon Musk on?” writes Alan Boyle for geekwire.com. Musk, who’s in charge of SpaceX, Tesla and the Neuralink brain interface venture, sized up the odds with AliBaba founder Jack Ma today during a widely watched one-on-one session at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. Source: geekwire.com

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discussed Mars and artificial intelligence in their first joint appearance on Thursday

“Their chat, which was livestreamed, was part of the opening events for the annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai” writes Min Read for reuters.com. SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba founder Jack Ma discussed Mars and artificial intelligence but steered clear of the U.S.-China trade war in their first joint appearance on Thursday that some audience members said was disappointing.When the scheduled conversation by the tycoons was first announced, speculation was rife that they could use the podium to talk about issues such as the…

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Walmart has cracked the code for merging AI rollouts with employee feedback to produce buzzy new tech

“Store associates are the first to interact with advanced technology that’s gradually implemented in Walmart’s brick-and-mortar locations” writes Joe Williams for businessinsider.com. Most feedback from employees arrives once an upgrade has been introduced in 350 stores, according to John Crecelius, Walmart’s senior vice president of central operations.A 15-year Walmart veteran, Crecelius has had a front-row seat to some of the retailer’s biggest technology leaps.The company then moved quickly to add the technology to that employee’s store. Source: businessinsider.com

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Elon Musk will debate Alibaba founder Jack Ma at an artificial intelligence conference

“The chief executive is headed to an artificial intelligence conference in Shanghai that kicks off on Thursday where he’s set to face-off with Alibaba founder Jack Ma in what Bloomberg reports to be a “free-wheeling debate.”” writes Graham Rapier for businessinsider.com. “Conference-goers can look forward to featured speakers shedding light on the status quo of the industry and the potential impacts of artificial intelligence,” a press release distributed by conference organizers says.Musk also said in August that he’s planning to launch a Chinese version of the Boring Company on this…

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