Episode 46 – Don’t worry AGI is a long way out, This is not the AI your looking for

In this edition, the top news starts with: 

It turns out that the adoption of global AI, or really Machine Learning, is creating more value than competitive advantage.  Most companies are not mass adopting Machine Learning and there is still a huge untapped market in terms of real implementation.  

https://sdtimes.com/ai/artificial-intelligence-do-it-your-way/ 

The US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a new Machine Learning system that accelerates microbe design, making it easier to hopefully design all kinds of useful custom bacteria.   

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2018/05/29/machine-learning-bioengineering/ 

A professor from the university of Valencia has suggested AI gets back to its core… to move things forward.  

https://medium.com/ai-roadmap-institute/back-to-the-core-of-intelligence-to-really-move-to-the-future-8eb476c5dd36 

Nvidia has built the fastest single computer in human history at 2 petaflops, out of a few graphics cards.    

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-hgx-2-supercomputer-server/ 

We are pleased to note that there is a general view that real AGI is still far off, making it easier for our machine overlords to sneak in and take control before anyone notices…  

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/05/30/why-the-leap-to-general-ai-still-cant-happen-yet/ 

Spies and hackers can fairly easily use your cell phone to find you and eavesdrop on your calls and texts…  

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-cellphone-spies-20180530-story.html 

Per usual, Intel tops Bing AI ads; IBM Watson tops Google AI ads. 

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is slightly up at 1005.84, going up in a lackluster climb so slight we hardly noticed…  

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

And a special thanks to our Sponsors, Artificial General Intelligence, A.K.A. AGI Laboratory, and The Foundation and our other sponsors.  

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