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Professor warns space exploration will spark totalitarian societies equipped with nuclear weapons

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Space agencies across the world are working tirelessly to design the best ships and technologies for the chance to claim a stake of the final frontier for their country. Although it may seem like an act of national pride, a professor from Johns Hopkins University warns that space expansion may lead to the extinction of humanity, suggesting it should not be attempted at all. Daniel Deudney recently published a book titled'Dark Skies' that examines space expansionism through geopolitics revealing cosmic habitats could spark totalitarian empires. The political science professor also notes that if these settlements stretch across the solar system, nuclear weapons will become the gold standard in war, along with using asteroids to destroy enemy planets - but other experts feel these arguments are'too pessimistic.' 'I argue that the consequences of what has actually happened in space are much less positive than space enthusiasts and many others believe,' reads'Dark Skies.' 'In sum, this book argues that the large-scale expansion of human activities into space, past and future, should join the lengthening list of catastrophic and existential threats to humanity, and that the ambitious core of space expansionism should be explicitly relinquished.'


Artificial Intelligence with Python Primer Concept

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Artificial Intelligence with Python Primer Concept - Learn Artificial Intelligence With Python in simple and easy steps starting from basic to advanced concepts with examples including Primer Concept, Getting Started, Machine Learning, Data Preparation, Supervised Learning: Classification, Supervised Learning: Regression, Logic Programming, Unsupervised Learning: Clustering, Performance Considerations, Natural Language Processing, NLTK Package, Analyzing Time Series Data, Speech Recognition, Heuristic Search, Gaming, Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, Genetic Algorithms, Computer Vision, Deep Learning.


Global Big Data Conference

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Deep learning startup Deci today announced that it raised $9.1 million in a seed funding round led by Israel-based Emerge. According to a spokesperson, the company plans to devote the proceeds to customer acquisition efforts as it expands its Tel Aviv workforce. Machine learning deployments have historically been constrained by the size and speed of algorithms and the need for costly hardware. In fact, a report from MIT found that machine learning might be approaching computational limits. A separate Synced study estimated that the University of Washington's Grover fake news detection model cost $25,000 to train in about two weeks.


Python Fire

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Fire is a Python library that can create a Command-line Interface from absolutely any Python object, created for the purpose of unifying scripting, testing, and operations for complex systems. It's named "Fire" as it instantly fires off (executes) our command. Let's install fire and look at the generic pattern to use fire on the Python programs/functions that we create. Let's call fire on our very own "Hello World!" program Fire now creates a CLI for our program as shown below. And, it repeats the process until all the arguments have been exhausted.


The Chatbot Market Will Be Worth $1.25 Billion by 2025: Here's How to Prepare for It

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Automation has been slowly creeping into every aspect of business, sometimes in areas you wouldn't expect. Whether you realize it or not, you may regularly interact with automated systems in the form of chatbots. These technologies have seen exponential adoption rates in recent years and will likely continue to grow. According to a Grand View Research report, the global chatbot market will reach $1.25 billion by 2025. Chatbots are quickly becoming a standard business practice, so tuning into trends is essential for staying competitive.


A new threat matrix outlines attacks against machine learning systems - Help Net Security

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A report published last year has noted that most attacks against artificial intelligence (AI) systems are focused on manipulating them (e.g., influencing recommendation systems to favor specific content), but that new attacks using machine learning (ML) are within attackers' capabilities. Microsoft now says that attacks on machine learning (ML) systems are on the uptick and MITRE notes that, in the last three years, "major companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Tesla, have had their ML systems tricked, evaded, or misled." At the same time, most businesses don't have the right tools in place to secure their ML systems and are looking for guidance. Experts at Microsoft, MITRE, IBM, NVIDIA, the University of Toronto, the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning and several other companies and educational organizations have therefore decided to create the first version of the Adversarial ML Threat Matrix, to help security analysts detect and respond to this new type of threat. Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI).


How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Architecture Industry

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Since its inception, AI has been growing. American computer scientist John McCarthy, known as the "Father of AI," founded the expression "artificial intelligence" during the 1950s, driving analysts over the United States to delve into computer learning for processing equations and theorems. As per recent research, nearly everybody has an alternate necessity for automation. Also, a large portion of the work done by people is finished by the latest high intelligence computers. All of us are comfortable with the reality of how artificial intelligence is evolving enterprises, similar to Medicine, Automobiles, and Manufacturing.


Global Big Data Conference

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Machine learning model and Neural Networks helps in extracting archaic information about human civilization. Archaeology is the gateway to our past. It describes events which shaped the world how it is today and the transition that led humans from animal-hunter to a knowledgeable-mosaic. In archaeology, Stone Age holds the key relevance. It establishes the patterns of human behavior and helps in identifying the transitions that hurled humans to the path of development.


The Very Human Labor That Powers Artificial Intelligence

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In 2015, Caroline Sinders was working as a design researcher at IBM when she began to have questions about how Watson, the company's artificial intelligence system, was being developed. AI systems like Watson must be "trained" with data sets--for example, given a large batch of confirmed photographs of stop signs from different angles, in different lighting, and of different quality to be able to recognize stop signs on their own. Sinders was curious about these data sets: The process of correctly categorizing millions of data points seemed like a herculean task in its own right; where, exactly, was all this data coming from? "A lot of my coworkers were like, 'I don't know why you're asking us these questions, we're just supposed to build this system out,'" she recalls. While Sinders's coworkers may have been able to push the question aside, finding the answer of where the data sets necessary to train artificial intelligence systems come from eventually led her to the world of crowd-working platforms.


Army fires tank-killing robots armed with Javelin missiles

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The U.S. Army will soon operate robots able to destroy enemy armored vehicles with anti-tank missiles, surveil warzones under heavy enemy fire and beam back identified targeting details in seconds due to rapid progress with several new armed robot programs. Several of the new platforms now operate with a Kongsberg-built first-of-its-kind wireless fire control architecture for a robotic armored turret with machine guns, Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles and robot-mounted 30mm cannon selected by the Army to arm its fast-emerging Robotic Combat Vehicles. These now-in-development robotic systems are intended to network with manned vehicles in high-risk combat operations.