The State of Fakery

Communications of the ACM

An image of a dog created by a deep convolutional generative adversarial network (GAN) algorithm.

The Influence Of Ai And Robotics Boston Commons High Tech Network


What are the challenges as robots become integrated into society? Learn about advancements in AI, machine learning and the potential when paired with increasingly sophisticated robotics. Unequivocally, the prominences of robotics, AI and a digitized banking landscape have many people worried about the influences these trends make on banking. Depending on to whom you listen, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will either solve all our problems or end the human race. He also leads the development of PwC UK?s AI solutions and advises clients across many industries on identifying and delivering business results enabled by disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics.

How Technology Rewrites the Business Playbook


Journalist Thomas Friedman speaks with MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2017.

Why the Combination of Fake News and Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous


We live in unprecedented times, where, unfortunately, increasingly things are not what they seem to be or what they should be. We have only been in this situation for less than 18 months, but it is rapidly affecting our lives on a daily basis. I am talking about fake news and how it has become one of the greatest threats to democracy, free debate and capitalism. Unfortunately, for many, fake news is not a problem at all. It is even Trump's favourite topic. But above all, there is disagreement about what constitutes as fake news, how big the problem is and what to do about it. And that is a very dangerous situation to be in.

Aliens could wipe us out with AI messages

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Aliens could trigger apocalypse on Earth without even visiting our planet. That's according to a new study by scientists in Hawaii that claims ET could send humanity a message hiding malicious AI. We should consider deleting messages from aliens without reading them to avoid havoc on Earth, the researchers claim. Not only do these messages have the potential to contain AI that can shut down power systems, opening them can also alert aliens to our whereabouts. Aliens could trigger apocalypse on Earth without even visiting our planet.

Drones Invasion Of Pop Culture: Fact or Fiction?

Forbes Europe

Maybe you've read the statistics on how many drones are filling our skies: The FAA anticipates 7 million by 2020. Perhaps you've heard about how drones are revolutionizing commercial operations. It's possible you know someone who has a drone of their own, or seen a quadcopter hovering over your local park. The reality is there's no shortage of drones filling our homes, stores, skies, and seas. It should come as no surprise that the technology is steadily making its way into our media.

Top Data Sources for Journalists in 2018 (350 Sources)


There are many different types of sites that provide a wealth of free, freemium and paid data that can help audience developers and journalists with their reporting and storytelling efforts, The team at State of Digital Publishing would like to acknowledge these, as derived from manual searches and recognition from our existing audience. Kaggle's a site that allows users to discover machine learning while writing and sharing cloud-based code. Relying primarily on the enthusiasm of its sizable community, the site hosts dataset competitions for cash prizes and as a result it has massive amounts of data compiled into it. Whether you're looking for historical data from the New York Stock Exchange, an overview of candy production trends in the US, or cutting edge code, this site is chockful of information. It's impossible to be on the Internet for long without running into a Wikipedia article.

Is There Beer in Space? - Issue 54: The Unspoken


Space is a cold and barren place. Nothing can exist there, nothing!" Ludwig Von Drake, an obscure uncle of Donald Duck and a professor of astronomy, is sitting on a high stool in his observatory. When he sees that he is being filmed, he falls off and lands on the floor with a loud thump. "Now I can see stars I've never seen before!" he groans. He walks over to a table with a large pile of books on it. The thickest of them all is a guide to space travel that he wrote himself. In a 45 -minute- long monologue, he tells us in a thick German accent how mankind discovered the planets in our solar system and has fantasized about everything that might be crawling around on them. He tells us about Copernicus and Galileo, and about Kepler's dreams about Martians, Fontenelle's speculations about life on other planets, and even John Herschel's Great Moon Hoax. Science fiction comes to life in the colorful cartoon: Hairy space beings and flying saucers shoot across the screen. At the end, the professor has the last word. He finds all these fantasies poppycock; nothing can live in that empty, barren space! But, as he is speaking, Von Drake is kidnapped by a black Martian robot from one of his stories. The cartoon, Inside Outer Space, is part of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, a television series from the 1960s. The absent minded duck professor hosts a number of episodes, each with their own topic: the history of flight, the color spectrum, space--all exciting stuff for American kids in the Space Age.