Episode 61: long-term high-impact ‘outside the box’ thinking computationally leverage existing…

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In this edition, the top news starts with:

Can you solve a person detection task in 10 minutes?
https://hackernoon.com/can-you-solve-a-person-detection-task-in-10-minutes-74fba061194c

Using technology to overcome our shortfalls: AI is helping humans do a better job bringing poachers to justice
https://qz.com/africa/1376612/ai-is-helping-humans-do-a-better-job-bringing-poachers-to-justice/

Digital artist Chris Rodley says artificial intelligence could spell death of the artist
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-01/artificial-intelligence-chris-rodley-on-changing-role-of-artist/10188746

What is Artificial Intelligence? In 5 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ePf9rue1Ao

New podcast on Artificial Intelligence from MIT
https://lexfridman.com/ai/

Everybody Dance Now ! (Berkeley AI Research)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vya2wOk26GA

Auckland researchers make world-first discovery into AI which can predict a person’s choices before they have even made up their mind, based on a new type of AI research called spiking neural networks.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12118327

I want to major in AI, which university (that isn’t ridiculously hard to get into) should I aim for?
https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/9cjuxy/i_want_to_major_in_ai_which_university_that_isnt/

AI in education: Personalized courses will soon be a reality.
https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/9ckafw/ai_in_education_personalized_courses_will_soon_be/

Commercially available Open Source Text-To-Speech service that works offline
https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/9cjup9/commercially_available_open_source_texttospeech/

Facebook’s AI Just Set A New Record In Translation And Why It Matters
https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamfalcon/2018/09/01/facebook-ai-just-set-a-new-record-in-translation-and-why-it-matters/#747f65513124

Visual Demonstration of AI w/ Ninja Game!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESdkBmqNAK8&feature=youtu.be

Whether you’re a casual player, or a pro, this robot will help your tennis game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9L38CE6ydU&feature=youtu.be

[StarCraft AI] SSCAIT Report 93: Back on the Air 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLr57yO4oUU

Researchers develop neural network trained on 30,000 earthquakes that can predict the site of aftershocks much more accurately than existing models.
https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/29/google-and-harvard-use-ai-to-predict-earthquake-aftershocks/

What can I be doing now to get an intern?
https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/9cdi60/what_can_i_be_doing_now_to_get_an_intern/

If I want to specialize in the ‘thinking’ parts of AI (ML,DL,KRR,ATP,Planning) should I bother learning also the ‘sensing’ parts of AI (Vision,NLP,ASR)?
https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/9c9prz/if_i_want_to_specialize_in_the_thinking_parts_of/

Artificial, The Podcast – New show set to launch, co-hosted with a real, functioning, Artificial Intelligence Robot
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artificial-the-podcast#/

Google and Harvard build an AI that predicts earthquake aftershocks
https://ydraft.com/google-harvard-build-ai-predicts-earthquake-aftershocks/

Scientists use artificial intelligence to predict how cancers evolve and spread
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/cancer-artificial-intelligence-predict-progress-evolve-revolver-dna-mutation-genetic-changes-a8517631.html

AI now being used to treat metastatic cancer
https://www.brightsurf.com/news/article/083018464583/nus-researchers-use-ai-to-successfully-treat-metastatic-cancer-patient.html

Bottle into Basket: Realistic Object Composition with AI
https://medium.com/syncedreview/bottle-into-basket-realistic-object-composition-with-ai-4b8abd7b1faa

sc2 and dota2
https://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/9c682v/sc2_and_dota2/

It’s time to address artificial intelligence’s ethical problems
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/artificial-intelligence-ethical-framework

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