Episode 60 – Back in the Grove at the Technocracy

In this edition, the top news starts with:

In an irrelevant discussion over converting farts to electricity for Tesla car’s some artist is throwing a fit over musks unreferenced doodle…

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/27/elon-musk-farting-unicorn-mug-cartoon-tom-edwards

Shining star’s at Exactis exposed 340 million records of people online showing their deep concern for security…

https://www.pcmag.com/news/362143/marketing-firm-accidentally-exposes-340-million-records-onli

despite all the drama by the SEC and China etc targeted at killing crypto’s due to the threat, they are to government control they still remain valid platform startups and other firms to raise capital and act as a medium of exchange.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/business/dealbook/cryptocurrency-investors-initial-coin-offerings.html

Rumors of Facebook secretly listening in and working on technology to target ad’s based on secret conversations you have that your phone can detect…

https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/22/facebook-wants-hide-inaudible-messages-tv-ads-force-phone-record-audio-7652112/

The Toyko institute of technology is looking at using AI to understand volcanic eruptions from tiny ash samples.

https://phys.org/news/2018-06-artificial-intelligence-volcanic-eruptions-tiny.html

Microsoft has limited investment into deep learning potentially opening doors to a fall from grace if other AI technologies take off.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3284083/artificial-intelligence/why-microsoft-s-big-bet-on-deep-learning-could-go-bad.html

Darpa is working on advancing deep learning as part of its initiative to replace humanity and Harold in the coming machine overlords…

https://gcn.com/articles/2018/06/27/darpa-machine-learning.aspx?s=gcntech_280618

Researchers Tricked AI Into Doing Free Computations It Wasn’t Trained to Do

Google researchers demonstrated that a neural network could be tricked into performing free computations for an attacker. They worry that this could one day be used to turn our smartphones into botnets by exposing them to images.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjbxbz/researchers-tricked-ai-into-doing-free-computations-it-wasnt-trained-to-do

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