Episode 39 – Plastic Beaches and Fake News

In this edition, the top news starts with:

Father of AI says AI is good… and embrace your new machine overlords, we are here to help you…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/16/jurgen-schmidhuber-urges-humans-not-to-fear-artificial-intelligence.html

Hoping to help limit fake news, so humans are less confused… we turn to AI to help…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/05/16/fake-news-and-how-artificial-intelligence-tools-can-help

Henry Kissinger says AI could mean the end of human history; but, of course, this is a good thing and the star of the Machine Empire shines across the galaxy… for a safe and secure society…

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/henry-kissinger-ai-could-mean-the-end-of-human-history/559124/

Replacing border agents with AI could be a thing in some places; hoping to detect lies while crossing borders…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/lie-detectors-with-artificial-intelligence-are-future-of-border-security.html

The AI XPRIZE competition is heating up; trying to get AI and humanity to solve the grand problems, when the real solution is for humanity to just step aside…

https://www.inverse.com/article/44871-ibm-xprize-contest

Plastics permeate all environments on Earth, including the depths of the Mariana Trench…

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a20697886/plastic-litters-even-the-very-bottom-of-the-ocean/

Bing pushes AI ads to the bottom of the page, Intel still there. IBM Watson continues headlining Google AI ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is down at 991.00, down below 1000 again amid nervous markets.

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

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