How to make robots we can trust


For example, what (inter)national laws should be enacted to regulate autonomous system development and deployment? For some domains the system's decision making process should take into account relevant human values. These may include privacy, human autonomy and safety. Similarly, developing software that can take into account human values requires philosophy and sociology.

Hybrid content-based and collaborative filtering recommendations with {ordinal} logistic regression (1): Feature engineering


Content based systems (CF) rely on a typical description of items over feature vectors, and then recommend novel items to users by computing some similarity metric between them and the items that the user has already rated. The content-based component of the system encompasses two matrices: the user-user and the item-item proximity matrices, both obtained from applying the relevant distance metric over a set of features that characterize users and items, respectively. The CF component of the system, relies on the typical user-user and item-item similarity matrices computed from the known, past user-item ratings, providing for a memory component of the recommender. The Jaccard distance, on the other hand, neglects the covariances from the rating scales altogether, preserving only the information about the extent of the shared ratings.

Surprise! 'Star Trek Discovery' is smart, serious, and the best science fiction TV of the year


I've lost count of the number of times my fellow nerds have rolled our eyes at the ongoing delay and behind-the-scenes drama of Star Trek Discovery. This is smart, serious, and utterly immersive science fiction TV of a kind that I haven't seen since the Battlestar Galactica reboot of the 2000s. But after all those forced jokes in the rebooted Star Trek movie series, perhaps it's time the franchise boldly went in a more dramatic direction. One part of the late creator Gene Roddenberry's canon that Star Trek writers have chafed against for decades: his idea that starship crews in the 23rd century will not have any arguments at all, because humanity will have outgrown all internal disputes.

Watson Machine Learning Sample for Developers - DZone AI


Last month, IBM announced the general availability of Watson Machine Learning, which can be used by data scientists to create models and used by developers to run predictions from their applications. There are different ways for data scientists to create models with Watson Machine Learning. Below the label, the list of features like age and ticket class is specified. To learn more about Watson Machine Learning, open IBM Data Science Experience and give it a try.

This AI reads the news to keep tabs on US police shootings

New Scientist

A 2016 study by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics found that police records cover half as many police-related deaths as media reports. His team's algorithm analyses sentences in news reports to try to extract the names of people who have been killed. An algorithm extracted sentences that it thought referred to police shootings, and then compared these sentences to the names in Burghart's database to find out which ones referred to people who had actually been shot by police. Despite the narrow focus, Burghart says machine learning will eventually mean that he doesn't have to spend hours every week digging through past news reports to pull together records of police-related deaths.

Writing family stories: Jason Tougaw on his memoir 'The One You Get'

Los Angeles Times

Tougaw guides us into realms of fascinating scientific inquiry, places like dream theory, neuroscience, and cutting-edge theories of consciousness, places that ultimately illuminate what it was to be him, but more, what it is to be human. When I was a teenager, I got obsessed with Jean Cocteau (by way of a David Sylvian song). I'll admit that revenge probably did motivate me in some ways to write the book, but I didn't think about the neuroscience that way, until I wrote that line about Stanley, which was sort of a joke to myself. David Sylvian wrote songs inspired by Jean Cocteau.

Genius new uses for that old iPhone


USA Today contributor Jennifer Jolly shows us some absolutely genius're-uses' for an that old iPhone that you have lying around the house. A Bedside Smartphone Vase turns your old smartphone into a nightstand buddy. For music, your options are endless -- Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music -- and there's some great third party alarm apps like the Wake Alarm Clock with its big "slap to snooze" button. Jennifer Jolly is an Emmy Award-winning consumer tech contributor and host of USA TODAY's digital video show TECH NOW.

The Chinese Room made a VR parable for Google Daydream


Indie developer The Chinese Room is releasing its first-ever virtual reality game. So Let Us Melt is a sci-fi parable about a machine lost in a paradise of its own making. Exclusively available on Google's Daydream VR platform, the title sees the developer reuniting with Bafta award-winning composer Jessica Curry. The Chinese Room describes it as an "interactive animated film" with simple controls, making it an ideal entry point for those new to VR.

Is the US Falling Behind China in AI Research?


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