Episode 28 – Drowning in Big Data

In this edition, the top news starts with:

In a tiresome example of overhyping AI, a new platform, Bayou, is able to do a keyword search all by itself and figure out what GitHub project your trying to do… and pull the code up and sort of guess, based on GitHub, what you might want to be writing for your code… it is unclear how AI is used in this system. 

https://www.futurity.org/artificial-intelligence-bayou-coding-1740702/

In the aftermath of the US Congress grilling Zuckerberg on topics they are unable to talk intelligently about, Article 19 (part of the human resistance) has issued a 30-page popup book on the impact of AI; hoping to help those that need to understand more about AI and what its impact on our society means.

https://theoutline.com/post/4282/congress-for-the-love-of-god-please-read-this-and-learn-about-the-internet

A new AI system is being tried on container ships; looking to remove humanity from the loop in container ships at some point.

http://gcaptain.com/maersk-to-test-ai-powered-situational-awareness-system-aboard-containership/

Awash and drowning in it, the intelligence community is making available greater resolution data; hoping to get app developers to come up with magic algorithms that provide more insight than the current methods.

http://spacenews.com/intelligence-community-companies-give-out-satellite-imagery-to-motivate-app-developers/

An Eel-like robot design has proven easier to make stealthier than a more traditional ‘fish’ model.

https://www.cnet.com/news/silent-robot-from-uc-san-diego-can-sneak-like-an-eel-underwater/

Moving towards complete biotopic automation in farm plant production, AI is being successfully used by a new company called “The Yield”.  This sort of automation promises unprecedented control over crop yields.

https://news.microsoft.com/transform/videos/yield-feed-world-without-wrecking-planet/

Adding more ammunition to the AI argument that humans lack intelligence and need our machine overlords, we have found excessive proliferation of microplastic particles in the Arctic’s seas.

https://www.popsci.com/arctic-sea-ice-microplastic

Intel tops Bing AI ads, IBM Watson still atop Google AI ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 937.95.

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