Episode 55 – Incremental Steps to Nowhere

In this edition, the top news starts with: 

AI systems are now spotting heart attacks on emergency calls, improving the time it takes to identify cases. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/the-ai-that-spots-heart-attacks 

A real AI scientist thinks Elon Musk’s fears about the future of AI are unfounded…  

https://www.pcmag.com/news/361929/why-everything-elon-musk-fears-about-ai-is-wrong 

AT&T and Sprint have decided to not publicly sell user location data to third party brokers. 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/19/17479490/att-follows-verizon-user-location-data-sale-brokers 

China’s secret cyber war for domination has managed to breach satellite defense companies in the US.  

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-cyber/china-based-campaign-breached-satellite-defense-companies-symantec-idUSKBN1JF2X0 

Author Truffer seems to think that there will likely not be an international ban on autonomous weapons; especially given they are already in production and deployed, such as the CWIS system.  

https://www.offiziere.ch/?p=33801 

DeepMind scientists are still confused about how DeepMind is moving us closer to emotion-based thinking like humans…  

https://singularityhub.com/2018/06/19/how-deepminds-latest-ai-hints-at-machines-that-think-more-like-us/ 

More about how Google translates between languages is public, using English as an intermediary and further statistical analysis.  

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-translate-how-work-foreign-languages-interpreter-app-search-engine-a8406131.html 

Porsche just took a 10% stake in Rimac the electric super car maker.  

https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/20/porsche-just-took-a-10-stake-in-electric-hypercar-maker-rimac/ 

Bing still not showing AI ads, IBM Watson tops Google AI ads. 

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is down slightly at 1565.88, continuing to practice its washboard graphing technique.   

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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