Episode 43 – Improved Racial Profiling and Optimized Discrimination

In this edition, the top news starts with:

The US Military is funding an effort to catch ‘deep-fakes’, and other tricks that other countries or ‘non-state actors’ might try with AI.  Cranking up the war against the coming machine…

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611146/the-us-military-is-funding-an-effort-to-catch-deepfakes-and-other-ai-trickery/

A new startup has an even better racial profiling Machine Learning system; taking racial discrimination to new heights, or lows as the case may be, showing how helpful biased Machine Learning can be…

https://qz.com/1286533/a-startup-selling-racial-profiling-software-shows-how-ai-can-be-dangerous-way-before-any-robot-apocalypse/

Disney is leading the way in doing an analysis of the use of angular momentum in robotics, based on results seen with humans in some edge cases.  The program is looking at how far we can take things in terms of managing ballistic motion.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/stickman-explores-the-physics-of-flying-through-the-air

Taking bureaucracy to ridiculous new highs and showcasing why humans should not be in charge, there is a new rule proposed that would require drone license plates on your 20-dollar drone bought at Costco.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/24/regulators-drones-license-plates/

The latest weather satellite seems to have some issues with cooling… making it only useful at night?… maybe?

https://apnews.com/bfd97c1dee114528bd587a3d1abff6f8

Hackery in the coming cyber wars is heating up, with hackers infecting a half million or more routers, all over the world, with malware.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/05/hackers-infect-500000-consumer-routers-all-over-the-world-with-malware/

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

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slighting at 1004.12, shocking us with a massive 9 point climb… that is almost high enough to notice if we plot it on a graph, continuing our flat trend.

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

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