Episode 45 – Google Helping Build Pentagon War Machine

In this edition, the top news starts with:

More overhyping as General AI of what is really a narrow AI with a minor improvement in machine learning and vision processing out of Maryland

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/29/maryland-researchers-say-they-discovered-holy-grai/

The Google is expanding its relationship with DoD/Pentagon in its current AI project.

https://www.wired.com/story/googles-contentious-pentagon-project-is-likely-to-expand/

The country of Microsoft’s GDP… Er, I mean… market cap tops the Google’s.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-tops-alphabet-google-market-cap-2018-5

Samsung opens a new AI lab in Toronto Canada

https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/29/samsung-establishes-toronto-ai-lab/

Virgin Galactic does a successful powered flight of the VSS spacecraft.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/29/17404784/virgin-galactic-vss-unity-space-plane-powered-test-flight

In a brilliant play to support the ISS, China invites the world to the CSS; motivating the US and Russia to get in gear with maintaining the ISS, for political reasons.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05/china-just-invited-the-world-to-its-space-station/

Intel atop Bing AI ads, IBM Watson maintains its position at the top of Google AI ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is down again at 995.40, giving up recent gains.

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