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Blockchain LSTM Neural Nets Coming to the GNY Machine Learning Wallet

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The solution- Use GNY's LSTM neural network to better understand the multiple systems that converge in ground water systems. These include weather patterns, domestic and industrial water usage, non-weather climate events (ie. The LSTM could efficiently predict both the demands on water and the changing resources available to meet those needs. Extending these predictions into the future would allow the Department of Agriculture's NWI to predict when shortages will occur and develop plans that can prepare individuals and businesses accordingly. Better prediction of different annual, and seasonal patterns would increase preparedness and extend the amount of time available to respond meaningfully to potentially life threatening challenges.


Apple Is Once Again Eyeing the Smart Car Market

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Early in February, rumor had it that Apple is once again eyeing the smart car market, both electric and self-driving. Improved batteries and new environment regulations might make smart cars a promising new business area. According to USA Today, the "iCar" is certain to be an electric vehicle costing over $40,000. But a self-driving car could introduce a "longer timeframe" in part due to Apple CEO Tim Cook's cautious approach to unveiling new products, Ives said. Automakers and tech companies have yet to solve the thorniest challenges associated with autonomous driving.


EDITORIAL: Artificial intelligence will not replace artists

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Take a minute and Google "artificial intelligence art." You might be surprised with your search results, some of which will resemble fine art portraits. Do these pieces of synthetic art belong in a museum? The increased use of artificial intelligence in art is leading people to question what qualifies and what does not. Artificial intelligence art is not just limited to visuals -- computers have been able to generate poetry, book chapters (albeit nonsensical) and Spotify playlists too.


2021 could bring us the first human-like artificial intelligence

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Truthfully, the singularity of some spectrum is most definitely due to arrive, it has already within the gaming world and professional fields like health care. That being said, some humans may struggle with the reality of such a time arriving, and some may ignore it altogether (while still using a mobile phone or calculator, ignorantly). While both of these approaches will most definitely remain disastrously behind, others will realise that the path ahead relies on the increasing collaboration with humankind and computers. I argue that the dawn of singularity is here, possibly that it arrived decades ago, and that only in hindsight will we actualise this point in time as dramatic.


AI Tools Assisting with Mental Health Issues Brought on by Pandemic - AI Trends

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The pandemic is a perfect storm for mental health issues. Isolation from others, economic uncertainty, and fear of illness can all contribute to poor mental health -- and right now, most people around the world face all three. New research suggests that the virus is tangibly affecting mental health. Rates of depression and anxiety symptoms are much higher than normal. In some population groups, like students and young people, these numbers are almost double what they've been in the past.


Trustworthy AI data governance around Covid-19 could help unlock innovation

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A major CDEI poll has found that the public believe digital technology has a role to play in tackling the pandemic, but that its potential is not yet being fully realised. Public support for greater use of digital technology depends on trust in how it is governed. According to the poll, the single biggest predictor for supporting greater use of digital technology was an individual believing that'the right rules and regulations are in place'. This was deemed more important than demographic factors such as age. Trend analysis of the use of AI and data-driven technologies in the same period has revealed that conventional data analysis has been more widely used in the Covid-19 response than AI.


Malicious AI: Not Just Sci-Fi

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Malicious AI refers to the use of AI and machine learning to augment offensive cyber-attacks, enabling adversaries to launch highly targeted and sophisticated attack campaigns at greater speed and scale than ever before. AI will supercharge the mission on multiple fronts, creating stealthier, faster and more effective attacks which blend into normal background activity, and which are almost impossible to counter using traditional security controls. In the face of malicious AI, only defensive AI can meaningfully fight back. Autonomous Response technology leverages AI to generate surgical responses to in-progress cyber-attacks as soon as they appear. Today, Autonomous Response responds to a cyber-threat somewhere in the world every 2 seconds.


A love letter to the brain: in his new book on AI, Jeff Hawkins is enamored of thought

ZDNet

"There are a lot of people talking about AI as this huge existential threat, but I don't see it that way," says Hawkins. "Gosh, look at what computing has done done for us; I think AI will be even bigger." We live inside a body ruled by a brute, and the question of humanity my be whether we ever rise up and defy that brute. Such is, in rough outline, the key question of the human race's future in A Thousand Brains, the new book about artificial intelligence, and also, surprisingly, about human impulses, by Jeff Hawkins, which went on sale this week. "What's the purpose of living, why are we here, what would be a good goal for humanity," Hawkins mused during a conversation about the book with ZDNet via Zoom last week. "Intelligence is the thing that defines us, the thing we want to preserve and propagate."


2021 AI Index Report published

AIHub

The 2021 AI Index Report has been published. Compiled by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), it tracks, summarises and visualises data relating to artificial intelligence. The aim of the report is to provide unbiased, rigorously vetted, and globally sourced data for policymakers, researchers, executives, journalists, and the general public to develop intuitions about the complex field of AI. Find out more about the report here. You can access the full pdf version here.


Sex Tape Satire 'Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn' Wins Berlinale Golden Bear

International Business Times

Romanian sex tape satire "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" by Radu Jude won the 71st Berlin film festival's Golden Bear top prize Friday. Israeli director Nadav Lapid announced the award, saying the movie had the "rare and essential quality of a lasting artwork". The festival, which was held entirely online, also awarded its first-ever "gender neutral" best acting prize to Germany's Maren Eggert for her performance in the sci-fi comedy "I'm Your Man". In the film by "Unorthodox" director Maria Schrader, Eggert is a museum researcher who signs up to test a humanoid robot, played by British actor Dan Stevens from "Downton Abbey", as a romantic partner. The runner-up best film gong went to Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi whose "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy" is made up of three stories of women looking for connection in modern Japan.