Episode 32 – Entangling Clouds of Atoms For our Machine Overlords

In this edition, the top news starts with:

So, um… we have a story…

people upload photos to a company’s website…

willingly…

that company uses those photos to help develop Vision AI-related technology internally…

people freak out that the company did that???

* sigh *

Really, maybe it’s just best if AI manages humans anyway…

they clearly lack any sort of logic, decision making ability and clearly can’t predict themselves out of a paper bag…

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/facebook-harvested-35-billion-instagram-images-without-warning-their-owners-until-today/news-story/0028c9a796facf5a08df40265d73c0e2

moving on…

Scientists have figured out how to entangle ‘clouds’ of atoms… opening the door to all kinds of possibilities…

https://theconversation.com/scientists-discover-how-to-harness-the-power-of-quantum-spookiness-by-entangling-clouds-of-atoms-95612

The Elysia Cholorotica (a type of sea slug) is getting a lot of attention for its ability to eat plants and extract the components for photosynthesis and add that functionality to its own cells, spurring discussion on artificial photosynthesis.

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-solar-powered-sea-slugs-perpetual.html

The ophthalmologist Andrew Bastawrous has gotten a $1 billion boost to end world blindness.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40560945/the-fight-to-end-global-blindness-gets-a-1-billion-boost

It was recently found that a PDF can be engineered to steal passwords and Adobe plans on doing nothing.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pdf-files-can-be-modified-to-steal-your-windows-password/

Google Maps is being abused by scammers through the Google URL shortening service; but, unlike Adobe, Google is fixing their issue.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360815/google-maps-is-being-abused-by-scammers

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

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is slightly down at 975.40, for no logical reason…

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