Episode 22 – One algorithm to rule them and the Gold Edison Award program loses credibility

In this edition, the top news starts with:  A professor out of Taiwan has proposed a new form of calculus that could lead to a single master algorithm…. One algorithm to rule them, one algorithm to find them, one algorithm to bring them all and, in the darkness, bind them…  this, of course, sounds just special and not scary at all and will be, of course, super safe…

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/17/one-machine-to-rule-them-all-a-master-algorithm-may-emerge-sooner-than-you-think/

Sophia the sexbot has won the 2018 Gold Edison Award for the best robot sex toy, thus showing the extreme credibility of this award program in robotics now that animatronic sex puppets can win such an award…

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/13/1471529/0/en/Sophia-is-Named-a-2018-Gold-Edison-Award-Winner-in-Robotics.html

Oooh…. MIT’s new AI helps make maps for Google, for roads that great and powerful Google has not yet gotten to …

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/mit-mapping-roadways-tech/

Humanity is barely sapient and sentient and awash in impaired thinking, including even our smartest people.  Why then is it a surprise that smart people make stupid decisions as well?

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/why-smart-people-make-stupid-decisions-and-how-to-avoid-this

Oh, and just a few things DARPA is working on by said impaired thinking humans… let’s see: there is power armor… cybernetic implants for tracking people… self-guided bullets… underwater drones… big ones… floating military airships… think helo-carrier?  Or not?  Oh, and there are the robot insect spies (these can be paired with the grey goo designed to eat everything…) … brain-computer interfaces because it’s just cool… and all of these ideas in the military together… how awesome is that?… what could possibly go wrong?

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/seven-amazing-darpa-projects/

And because… nerds… Dungeons and Dragons co-creator’s unpublished works are being brought to the video game world… one step closer to fully immersive worlds people will get lost in…

https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2018/04/18/dungeons-dragons-co-creators-unpublished-works-become-video-games/

Bing ads are MIA; IBM Watson still rules Google ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is higher at 973.71, and hoping that this will continue as a trend…

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