Episode 59 – Fakebook Drones Losing their AI

In this edition, the top news starts with: 

AI in drones is being used to predict violent individuals from on high…  

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/drones-predict-violent-individuals-from-sky/ 

Fakebook is closing down its spy drones… er, I mean solar powered Wi-Fi drone project, due to other firms investing in the technology.  

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/06/26/facebook-grounds-aquila-its-solar-powered-internet-drone-project/736681002/ 

An unsupervised AI was able to reverse engineer the periodic table on its own.   

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-ai-recreates-chemistry-periodic-table.html 

A new Wi-Fi standard, improving security, is finally coming to the consumer market called wpa3.   

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/26/17501594/wpa3-wifi-security-certification 

SpaceX lands a military contract to launch its new Falcon Heavy.  

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/21/technology/future/spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-contract-military/index.html 

A Japanese space probe has crawled its way to an asteroid and will try to collect a sample and return.   

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-06-26/japan-space-explorer-arrives-on-asteroid-to-retrieve-samples 

AI is being used to shorten patent searches increasingly reducing the time spent and lowering the need for lawyers…  

https://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2018/06/27/how-arm-is-using-artificial-intelligence-to-supercharge-its-patents/ 

It’s interesting to note a new post on CIO about the classification of AI which is stating we are only at level two.   

https://www.cio.com/article/3284470/artificial-intelligence/attainable-ai-from-science-fiction-to-science-fact-the-reality-of-todays-ai.html 

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

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 1531.56, which barely registers as any movement at all.   

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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