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Probabilistic Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2


Welcome to this course on Probabilistic Deep Learning with TensorFlow! This course builds on the foundational concepts and skills for TensorFlow taught in the first two courses in this specialisation, and focuses on the probabilistic approach to deep learning. This is an increasingly important area of deep learning that aims to quantify the noise and uncertainty that is often present in real world datasets. This is a crucial aspect when using deep learning models in applications such as autonomous vehicles or medical diagnoses; we need the model to know what it doesn't know. You will learn how to develop probabilistic models with TensorFlow, making particular use of the TensorFlow Probability library, which is designed to make it easy to combine probabilistic models with deep learning.

Power Utilitarianism Continued (Pt.3) -- Why We 'Should' Release Superintelligent AI into the Wild


If you'd ever watched the opening scene to 2001: A Space Odyssey, you might have come out of the cinema feeling a bit confused as to the real meaning and artistic intent behind Kubrick's masterpiece-- even if your subconscious may have figured it out in a way that you've struggled to put into words, ever since. Before we really dive into it, you can rest assured, that it has little to do with Evolution. In fact, in the universe of 2001: Space Odyssey -- natural selection never quite takes place in the way we normally understand it. In fact -- the monolith presented in 2001: Space Odyssey is something they call a Bracewell Probe, or perhaps more of a Von Neumann Probe; a self-replicating, autonomous machine sent out by an extraterrestrial civilization in order to tamper with, and/or'uplift', a primitive and savage species of apes. The opening scene of the movie starts out with a gang of apes banding together in order to fight over a small pond they found in the middle of the desert, where resources are scarce.

OpenAI's revolutionary chatbot 'ChatGPT' (everything you need to know); Meta using AI face scanning to verify users' age; 7 AI predictions for 2023


The whole internet is blown up by ChatGPT, but what is it? ChatGPT is a powerful artificial intelligence tool that can generate human-like text. It uses state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) technology to understand and respond to human input. With ChatGPT, you can create engaging and realistic conversations with chatbots and other conversational systems. This opens up exciting possibilities for personalized and dynamic interactions with your audience.



Robots have been defined as machines that can carry out certain activities or actions without direct contact with them. However, this definition has been referred to as an old definition of robots because the definition actually made drones and other remotely controlled devices be referred to as robots. Many books consulted before writing this post, defined the robots as programmable machines that can carry out complex actions without any external control. This last definition can be attributed to the modern robots as compared to the earlier definition which included drones and early robots. Details obtained from the history of robots show that robots were initially referred to as any mechanized device that can make moves or perform a certain action when activated from a distance with rope or any linking mechanism and such is the belief of early centuries of human history.

Welp, There Goes Twitter's Ethical AI Team, Among Others as Employees Post Final Messages


Twitter began its highly anticipated mass layoffs Thursday evening by eliminating its top internal critics. Twitter's Ethical AI team, according to former staff, is no more. Multiple members of Twitter's Machine Learning, Ethics, Transparency and Accountability (META) team, including its former leader, posted on Twitter saying they were no longer at the company. At least one of the former workers suggested the entire team was being disbanded. The apparent layoffs impacting the company's strongest internal watchdog group comes as thousands more brace for cuts potentially impacting around half of the company's staff according to previous reports.

How to Introduce Middle and High School Students to Artificial Intelligence


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A Robot Wrote This Podcast: Meditation and Mindfulness, As Told By AI by Enough-ism


Artificial intelligence in action is still in its infancy. When AI seems real, human, and like someone you'd trust, it's a perplexing reaction. You can tell that Alexa or Siri is a bot, for instance, but what if you couldn't actually tell an AI-generated podcast from one that was entirely human-created? This podcast--created by podcast producer Rev. Yugen Bond alongside some snarky robots--was written with AI technology. It's a fascinating glimpse into what AI potentially holds for content creation. ABOUT THE PODCAST: This minimalist wants more. Enough-ism is about having enough, already. The world is experiencing an awakening. This podcast about mindfulness, meditation, and minimalism is your modern toolkit to keep your spirit right and your soul bright. One candle can light a fire. ABOUT THE HOST: Reverend Yugen Bond is an author and reiki master with a master’s in metaphysical sciences. She once despised meditation, had both too much and nothing to wear, and didn't know how to slow down her thoughts. What a journey it's been. Time to share it with the world, especially with you. CONTACT INFO:  Can’t get enough of Enough-ism? Follow @IAmEnoughism and visit | Support the show: Buy the "Enough-ism: This Minimalist Wants More" e-book now on Amazon Kindle! For business inquiries, guest requests, and speaking engagements, email 

Top 5 In-Demand Tech Skills For Jobs In 2023


Jobs are changing – to the point that it's been predicted that 85% of the jobs college leavers of 2030 will have, haven't been invented yet. This means that skills will have to change, too. AI and automation will be a big driver of this as machines become capable of taking on more work. Rather than just automation of manual jobs, smart, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered machines will increasingly do jobs that require thought and decision-making. So, where does this leave humans?

Lensa AI is Using Your Photos to Train Their AI To Make Better Selfies –


Photo editing app Lensa grew massively popular over the last week as social media has become flooded with people posting AI-generated selfies from the app's latest feature. For $3.99, Lensa users can upload 10-20 images of themselves and then receive 50 selfies generated by the app's artificial intelligence in a variety of art styles. But, before you slam the purchase button, a word of warning: Lensa's privacy policy and terms of use stipulate that the images users submit to generate their selfies, or rather the "Face Data," can be used by Prisma AI, the company behind Lensa, to further train the AI's neural network. An artificial neural network like the one used by Lensa, or the popular text-to-image generator Dall-E 2, studies vast quantitites of data to learn how to create better and better results. To be able to convert simple sentences into surprisingly well-crafted images, Dall-E 2 was trained on hundreds of millions of images to learn the association between different words and different visual characteristics.

Musk's Neuralink faces federal inquiry after killing 1,500 animals in testing

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Elon Musk's Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations. Neuralink Corp is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological ailments. The federal investigation, which has not been previously reported, was opened in recent months by the US Department of Agriculture's inspector general at the request of a federal prosecutor, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation. The inquiry, one of the sources said, focuses on violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which governs how researchers treat and test some animals. The investigation has come at a time of growing employee dissent about Neuralink's animal testing, including complaints that pressure from Musk to accelerate development has resulted in botched experiments, according to a Reuters review of dozens of Neuralink documents and interviews with more than 20 current and former employees.