Episode 16 – The New Proposal for an AGI POTUS Emperor and unbiased news…

In this edition, the top news starts with:  In breaking news, you can now have AI remove the bias from the news. All you have to do is read the news three different times to get a totally unbiased viewpoint.  This sort of optimization by AI, that really triples the amount of work you must do as a human to consume data, is all part of the plan…

https://futurism.com/ai-journalist-media-bias-news-knowhere/

Microsoft hopes they are making progress on a new type of supercomputer that, if it works, could outpace everyone else in the market. While looking to be the biggest provider of Qubits in the world, they have yet to actually produce one.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-28/microsoft-edges-closer-to-quantum-computer-based-on-elusive-particle\

In a great move to distract all the open source people so they can plot in the background, Microsoft has released the file manager from windows 3.0 source code on GitHub.  Quadrillions of lines of unmaintainable code, from an OS so old as to be digitally ancient, now being open source is sure to be super helpful and while we are figuring that out, Microsoft AGI will have more time to take over the world before anyone notices…

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/90s-kids-rejoice-microsoft-releases-the-original-windows-3-0-file-manager-source-code/

With high end, AR finally sneaking its way into the background with HoloLens and Magic Leap, an up and coming company is trying to beat them out with an open source platform that has a wider field of vision, albeit being a bit more clunky.  While not terribly relevant to the market per se, the wider field of vision and open source nature puts pressure on the top billion-dollar bets which will evolve into the consumer AR space as that develops.  Don’t expect to find a CES consumer level release that will end up in Best Buy for a few more years though.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/9/17208192/leap-motion-project-north-star-augmented-reality-headset-open-source-concept

Solar is now the cheapest form of electricity; the main issue now is storage and that’s just a matter of battery prices coming down which boils down to large volume production.  Further, one company is looking at using a blockchain based resource management system; which may just be the beginning of the end for traditional power companies.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-09/blockchain-latest-death-knell-of-an-old-school-utility-model

You think Facebook and Cambridge Analytical are acting like big brother…  as it turns out, both of those guys are just amateurs compared to the real pros like
AT&T or Comcast or a no-name company like Verizon…

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/06/delete-facebook-live-us-still-share-data

…and when it comes to your data, there are hundreds of confirmed apps on the iPhone that harvest your data… and let’s not forget the big data brokers.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43697133

There is a great post on the TNW about replacing the United States’ president with an AI, giving serious consideration to our new machine overlord’s benevolence.

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/03/27/the-case-for-an-artificially-intelligent-potus/

Ads return to Bing, featuring Deloitte; IBM Watson still tops Google ads.

Congratulations to Facebook for making it to the top of Google Trends but probably not for reasons they would like.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 917.73, where the markets appear to be stable, for the moment.

As always, thanks for listening to the news of the day on “The Technocracy”.

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