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xView Detection Challenge: Help the Pentagon Analyze Satellite Images

WIRED

On a trip to Silicon Valley last year, Defense Secretary James Mattis openly envied tech companies' superior use of artificial intelligence technology. To help close the gap, one Pentagon unit is now offering $100,000 in prizes to develop algorithms that can interpret high-resolution satellite image...


Artificially intelligent bots are threatening the world and more needs to be done, experts warn

The Independent

The world is under threat from artificial intelligence and needs to do more to keep people safe, experts have urged. A new report compiled by 26 of the world's leading experts paints a terrifying picture of the world in the next 10 years. Physical attacks as well as those on our digital worlds and ...



Facebook data is powering Stanford economist's American inequality study

Mashable

Facebook is sharing some of your financial secrets with the world's leading researchers. The tech giant has offered up some of its massive treasure trove of personal data to academia. Stanford economics professor Raj Chetty has been leading a team working on an America inequality study, and in a mo...


Apple's Business Model Will Backfire in Self-Driving Cars

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Fans of self-driving cars will have breathed a sigh of relief at the news that Uber and Google's Waymo, two giants in the industry, have settled their intellectual-property lawsuit. This removes a huge distraction for companies, and freeing them up to focus on their own research. So that's good. Dr...


NASA Explores Artificial Intelligence For Space Communications - HPC ASIA

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NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to cognitive radio, the infusion of artificial intelligence into space communications networks, to meet demand and increase efficiency. "Modern space communi...


Is your software racist?

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Late last year, a St. Louis tech executive named Emre Şarbak noticed something strange about Google Translate. He was translating phrases from Turkish -- a language that uses a single gender-neutral pronoun "o" instead of "he" or "she." But when he asked Google's tool to turn the sentences into Engl...



Trump Dating Site Invites Married And Straight People, Bans Gays

International Business Times

Supporters of President Donald Trump got another place to find love with the launch of a new website – Trump.dating. The website launched in February helps people find friends and partners. However, it allows only straight men. Gay men and women are barred from registering on the website. When sign...


Here's how to use AI to make America great again

@machinelearnbot

Last October, Uber had one of its self- driving trucks make a beer run, traveling 200 kilometers down the interstate to deliver a cargo of Budweiser from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. A person rode in the truck but spent most of the trip in the sleeper berth, monitoring the automated system. (Th...