Episode 56 – Puffing Smoke and Incremental Progress

In this edition, the top news starts with: 

Hmmm… it seems some humans have figured out that deep learning is not real AI and is never going to take over the universe… unfortunately they might be on to something in terms of real AI…  

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/technology/deep-learning-artificial-intelligence.html 

Leap Motion is showing of stuff in AR, hoping to distract us from the fact that they are not ready to go.  But the demo is still cool…  

https://augmented.reality.news/news/leap-motion-shares-amazing-demo-augmented-reality-table-tennis-with-ai-opponent-0185356/ 

Scientists at Eindhoven University have found a way to quadratically improve the size and speed of neural network computations paving the road for larger scale neural network processing by orders of magnitude.  

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-ai-method-power-artificial-neural.html 

IBM has developed a new high-performance computer vision system, using lower end hardware, looking to lower the costs for such systems across the board.  

https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/20/ibm-researchers-develop-a-pair-of-low-power-high-performance-computer-vision-systems/ 

The singularity crowd is off discussing unimportant drivel about how we need to better define AI, hoping to call attention to themselves…  

https://singularityhub.com/2018/06/20/why-we-need-to-fine-tune-our-definition-of-artificial-intelligence/ 

Inciting more fear mongering; if your afraid of AI, its too late… it’s everywhere…  

https://www.popsci.com/artificial-intelligence-everywhere 

No Bing AI ads, IBM Watson tops Google AI ads. 

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is Back up slightly at 1575.08, continuing its oscillatory motion while the graph remains essentially flat.   

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

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