Episode 23 – AR Microscopes and Bogus AGI predictions…

In this edition, the top news starts with:

In a huge moment of ‘duh’, Google realizes AR would be a great tool as part of microscopes; adding to their usefulness in detecting cancer and many other applications in visual analysis at a microscopic level. 

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/google-ar-microscope-help-detect-cancer/

Machine learning has made significant progress in understanding and predicting chaos; moving the machine closer to being omniscient.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/machine-learnings-amazing-ability-to-predict-chaos-20180418/

Hackernoon did a post on how far we are from AGI, and are completely ambiguous and vague about any predictions.

https://hackernoon.com/frontier-ai-how-far-are-we-from-artificial-general-intelligence-really-5b13b1ebcd4e?gi=cd330e194c3c

There are more and more efforts to train machine learning to fight malware, we are looking to the warm embrace of AI to protect us…

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610881/with-this-tool-ai-could-identify-malware-as-readily-as-it-recognizes-cats/

Facebook is being totally sneaky with a job posting for a chip design manager… implying they want to build their own chips, to better collect your data…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/18/facebook-building-its-own-chips-report-job-listings.html

Intel kills its ‘smart glasses’ in a wise decision, given the current state of AR tech and their lame product…

https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2018/04/19/intel-kills-off-its-smart-glasses-project/

It seems Musk’s secret plot to build 1g cities on Mars is having its front company get more traction as a ‘transport system’ in Abu Dhabi some time in 2020.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/18/hyperloop-coming-to-abu-dhabi-by-2020.html

Bing forgoes AI ads; IBM Watson still tops Google Ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is continuing to crawl up at 982.77, there is some hope of a higher S.I.

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

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