Flying High with Drones

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There remain significant questions about the future of drone use in our country. Anytime you fly a device in the skies over people and buildings and near other flying crafts, there are risks. Legislation, however, has quickly been enacted to protect our privacy and to ensure our safety. Drones aren't just for taking aerial videography of sporting events and outdoor weddings -- there are many ways that drones can be useful to society. An organization called Drones for Good explores future life saving possibilities with drones.



Although most of the children'play nice', some try to push their boundaries by posting inappropriate images. Given the young age of the users, it is crucial that photographs containing adult, harmful, scary stuff or spam are excluded from the community. Momio already had a number of successful safety measures in place, enforced by their team of Community Managers. However, policing a platform that hosts such a large volume of user-generated content is no simple feat. In 2017, almost 1 billion messages were sent and 30 million images were posted on Momio.

Taking Machine Learning to the Next Level


Ethics are an Issue Don't kid yourself--introducing self-learning robots that can learn faster and better than humans will come with a huge range of issues. On our end, we can only program them to the extent of our human knowledge, which is always going to be limited. If we forget to set system safeties, we could have serious trouble on our hands in terms of public safety. On the other end, the question remains: do we really want to create a world of computers that think--and do--via their own free will, especially when they are smarter than humans? That's definitely an issue we need to reflect on before jumping too far into the reinforcement learning landscape.

Artificial Intelligence: predicting the impacts to 2030


Artificial intelligence is not a threat to mankind. This is one of the conclusions of a 27-page report entitled'Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030'. This, the first in a long series of planned reports, provides a summary of one year of research work, the first results from AI100, a project hosted by California-based Stanford University, whose purpose is to study the implications of artificial intelligence. Transportation, health, safety and education are among the many sectors that will be impacted by advances in AI. So what changes can be foreseen on the 2030 horizon?