Episode 33 – NASA Accidentally Does Something Productive…

In this edition, the top news starts with:

Someone at NASA accidentally did something productive; testing a new nuclear reactor for space…

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/03/608137119/nasa-tests-new-nuclear-reactor-for-future-space-travelers

A new slew of Intel chip security errors discovered… helping to build the most insecure computer systems in the world…

https://www.techspot.com/news/74447-eight-new-spectre-variants-affecting-intel-chips-discovered.html

Seems we are getting closer to the holy grail of anti-aging technology with the discovery of why hair may turn grey with age…

https://gizmodo.com/scientists-find-another-possible-explanation-for-why-ha-1825723337

OpenAI has found a great new way to make sure that AI is safe by having fights. Of course, much as other blood sports like underground dogfighting or cockfighting, this is perfectly safe… what could possibly go wrong? …

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611069/how-can-we-be-sure-ai-will-behave-perhaps-by-watching-it-argue-with-itself/

A scientist at Google has decided he is not smart enough for machine learning and declared that it’s a lot like alchemy… because turning lead to gold with magic is totally the same as creating a fuzzy logic algorithm… totally…

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/ai-researchers-allege-machine-learning-alchemy

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

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 987.31, amid our analysis to produce a new model for the S.I. that is even better…

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

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