“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”

How Google's machine learning software created a better version of itself

#Future

Wed, Jan 17th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this video, ColdFusion explains what Auto ML is and how it managed to create its own child. And speaking of AI children, check this out.

In this video we talk about Auto ML by Google brain. Auto ML is one of the first successful automated AI projects.

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“I can’t wait for the day robots rule.”

Robots as political leaders

#Politics

Tue, Jan 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Albeit AI is accused of widening the wealth gap, shutting down colleges and universities, and an overall bleak future for normies, it also offers the possibility of a perfect leader that won't be corrupted or cause any political gaffe.

Jack Ma Yun, chief executive of Alibaba Group (which owns the South China Morning Post), agrees that artificial intelligence and leadership are a good match. He told a conference in Kuala Lumpur last March that “in 30 years, the best CEO of the year or the cover man of Time magazine will be a machine”. That’s because robots are quicker and more rational than people. [...]

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“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”

The Las Vegas shuttle

#Travel

Mon, Jan 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Business Insider looks at the driverless bus on the Las Vegas strip. Keolis, the French transportation company behind the project, reports that albeit the distance travelled by this bus is very short, it remains "way more complex than it seems." Also this.

The shuttle only goes 15 miles per hour, which isn't lightning-quick. Keolis' Julien tells me that as they get more confident in the software, that speed could increase, but they're playing it safe for now.

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How to Escape Planet Earth

Evacuating Earth

#Space

Sun, Jan 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you are tired of the ride and want to get off planet Earth, how do you go about it? Isaac Arthur explains it all.

This episode will look at many of the potential ways the world might be destroyed, from supernova to asteroid strike, as well as looking at how we might survive such disasters and go about saving civilization..

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“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”

Long-term effects of social media

#Internet

Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The official Anonymous YouTube channel has this short documentary explaining how Facebook is reprogramming its users by using psychology tricks.

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“Automation doesn't have to be a replacement for human workers.”

Minimum wage increase reducing the number of jobs

#Food

Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The restaurant industry employs circa 10% of the American workforce, now are at risk to be displaced by automation. Ironically, minimum wage increases are making automation technology economically feasible. Above, a video by Bca Mrl showcasing an example of fast food automation. Also, where food is going.

In 2017, Wendy's announced plans to install self-ordering kiosks within a year. McDonald's is adding kiosks to 2,500 stores, though it pledged not to replace cashiers with kiosks. Walmart — which announced Thursday it is giving workers a pay raise — has been testing automation in the form of shelf-scanning and floor-cleaning robots.

Smaller chains such as Eatsa and CaliBurger have been working on automating the entire restaurant experience.

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“The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth.”

How the Internet is using us in the name of corporate greed

#Companies

Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Big Think Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how corporate aristocracy is using the internet to steal users' time and energy for profit.

Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how the need for rapid corporate and economic growth has always been great for aristocracy, but bad for everyone else. Today's digital behemoths like Google and Facebook are simply applying these old rules to a new playing field called The Internet. The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth. But maybe it doesn't have to be this way, says Rushkoff.

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“The e-Palette, a vehicle that may one day not only deliver, but cook Pizza Hut offerings en route.”

Autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

#Food

Wed, Jan 10th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

TheNextWeb brings to attention the e-Palette, a self-driving vehicle capable of making pizzas and delivering them all by itself. It's kinda like the grocery store on wheels mentioned a few days ago.

“We are focused on technology-based solutions that enable our team members and drivers to deliver even better customer experiences,” said Pizza Hut US president Artie Starrs. “With Toyota, we are excited to be partnering with an undisputed leader in human mobility with a reputation for innovation, reliability and efficiency, as we define the pizza delivery experience of the future.”

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“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”

Smartphones make you dumb

#Health

Tue, Jan 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Amazing as these miniature technological wonders might appear, The Globe and Mail points to the growing body of scientific evidence highlighting how smartphones are killing our brains.

The evidence for this goes beyond the carping of Luddites. It's there, cold and hard, in a growing body of research by psychiatrists, neuroscientists, marketers and public health experts. What these people say – and what their research shows – is that smartphones are causing real damage to our minds and relationships, measurable in seconds shaved off the average attention span, reduced brain power, declines in work-life balance and hours less of family time.

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“Imagine if you were allowed to eat as many M&M’s as you wanted.”

Direct air capture

#Environment

Mon, Jan 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the WeForum website, direct air capture — a method in which carbon dioxide is pulled out of the air and, in some cases, turned into rock — has several already-working models. If anything, it sounds like researchers are basically working out on how to reduce costs on any of the methods currently used for CO2 absorption.

Climeworks and Global Thermostat have piloted systems in which they coat plastics and ceramics, respectively, with an amine, a type of chemical that can absorb CO2. Carbon Engineering uses a liquid system, with calcium oxide and water. The companies say it’s too early in the development of these technologies to predict what costs will be at scale. “It’s like if you asked someone in 1960 what the cost of commercial rockets would be today,” says David Keith of Carbon Engineering. What they are willing to share are cost targets.

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Dec 09Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark #Computers
Dec 12“He says he tries to use Facebook as little as possible, and that his children aren’t allowed to use that shit.” #Internet
Dec 10AI and Robotic Arms Remove Trash from Recycling #Robots
Dec 11“Previously unknown plastic contamination in the tap water of cities around the world.” #Environment
Dec 24“The human race quit evolving when they stopped adapting to their environment and started adapting the environment to their own needs.” #Video
Dec 15“Like a gigantic version of something you’d find in Toys 'R' Us.” #Future
Dec 17“You trust Google more than any priest, scholar, rabbi, coach, mentor, boss.” #Internet
Dec 16“If that fly on the wall is actually a fly.” #Robots
Dec 14“China’s unmanned stores allow people to live their lives with almost zero human contact.” #Money
Dec 23“Improve on the ability of plants to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.” #Environment
Dec 18“I am a philosopher, and we tend to deal more with nightmares.” #Technology
Jan 02“An inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars.” #Future
Jan 16“I can’t wait for the day robots rule.”
Jan 15“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”
Jan 17“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”
May 15Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'
Jan 14How to Escape Planet Earth
Jan 11How to Avoid Jury Duty
Jan 10“The e-Palette, a vehicle that may one day not only deliver, but cook Pizza Hut offerings en route.”
Jan 13“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”
Jan 12“Automation doesn't have to be a replacement for human workers.”
Jan 09“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”
Jan 08“Imagine if you were allowed to eat as many M&M’s as you wanted.”
Dec 09Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark