Episode 13 – All Hail The Church of the Block Chain (AI Voice Test)

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Demonstrating the need to usurp human free will, it seems along with the Church of the Jedi being a real thing… there is also now a Church of the Block Chain with Faith in every block being a distributed group of believers… really, I cannot make any more fun of these guys without using foul language; so, anyway, in other news… #SCAM… 

https://www.firstchurchofcrypto.org/

The AI is out to get your job even if you are the CEO.  A new post contains details of this hideous plan to oust managers around the world in place of the machine.

https://www.inc.com/yazin-akkawi/the-ceo-of-future-is-literally-a-machine.html

IEEE came out with a note about how robots could express themselves when they fail… so that they still feel loved…

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-software/helping-robots-express-themselves-when-they-fail

Deepmind released a study on city navigating without using a map.  In the long run, in addition to providing another layer of sensor capability, this is a key skill that self-driving cars will need when they get off grid or otherwise deal with new roads and other details not found on internal maps.

https://deepmind.com/blog/learning-to-navigate-cities-without-a-map/

Amazon has come out with a new patent on a big brother voice spy program that may or may not be installed in Amazon’s Alexa.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/amazon-patent-reveals-voice-sniffer-algorithm-analyze-conversations/story?id=54175793

And this could be especially exciting for our machine overlords if combined with the fake cell towers spying on everyone’s calls in Washington, D.C.  What a great idea.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/03/imsi_catcher_stingray_washington_dc/

A new satellite launch of the UK aims to test multiple space junk removal technologies hoping to make near earth space safer.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/new-experiment-will-attempt-to-clean-up-space-junk/

A new proposal for NASA includes sending flying robot swarms to Mars to explore the planet and attack any alien life we find.

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Marsbee_Swarm_of_Flapping_Wing_Flyers_for_Enhanced_Mars_Exploration

IBM dominates Bing Ads, tops Google Ads too… still

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up very slightly at 907.69.

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