Google’s AI Manifesto: Accountability, Privacy, and No Killer Robots – ExtremeTechhttps://www.extremetech.com/extreme/270922-googles-ai-manifesto-accountability-privacy-and-no-killer-robots?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleGoogle lists seven core values for its AI research and lists several applications that are off-limits. Google’s general objectives for AI include being socially beneficial, avoiding creating or reinforcing unfair bias, being built and tested for safety, being accountable to people, incorporating privacy design principles, upholding high standards of scientific excellence, and being made available for uses that accord with these principles. It’s up to consumers (and Google employees) to make sure the company adheres to these promises.
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Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundationhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-nowUPDATE (5/14/18): More information has been released. See EFF’s more detailed explanation and analysis here.A group of European security researchers have released a warning about a set of vulnerabilities affecting users of PGP and S/MIME. EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages.
How To Be Happy In Today’s Crazy World: 3 Secrets From Research – Barking Up The Wrong Treehttps://www.bakadesuyo.com/2018/04/how-to-be-happy-2/You’re not crazy. In many ways the modern world is working against your happiness. Your needs are not being met. Here’s what the research says about how to be happy.
Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science | Inc.comhttps://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/why-reading-books-should-be-your-priority-according-to-science.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsAccording to research conducted at the University of Toronto, study participants who read short story fiction experienced far less need for “cognitive closure” compared with counterparts who read non-fiction essays. Aside from people who read books living longer, successful people are readers, and reading 50 books a year is something you can actually accomplish.
IT jobs in 2020: Preparing for the next industrial revolution | ZDNethttp://www.zdnet.com/article/it-jobs-in-2020-preparing-for-the-next-industrial-revolution/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472We examine recent research on how the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, driven primarily by AI and automation, is likely to affect the jobs market, both generally and in the IT sector.
From the dazzling to the disheartening, 2017 was a remarkable year for science – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-science-in-2017-20171222-htmlstory.htmlWhat a year for science: There were thrilling discoveries of planets that might be hospitable to life and major advances in gene editing. We also endured the death of a beloved spacecraft and a series of attacks on the value of scientific research.
Bitcoin Is The Total Opposite of a Ponzi Scheme — Here’s Whyhttps://decentralize.today/bitcoin-is-the-total-opposite-of-a-ponzi-scheme-heres-why-4d795f0edIf you want to let the world know that you are completely ignorant about Bitcoin Technology, saying “Bitcoin is a ponzi!” is your best bet. It shows a fundamental lack of ability to do basic research into something you don’t understand, before making any broad assertions about it.
It’s Nice That | Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 has been announcedhttps://www.itsnicethat.com/news/pantone-colour-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-071217?ref=donvy.comPantone has announced its Colour of the Year 2018 is Ultra Violet, or Pantone 18-3838 TCX. Unveiled in The New York Times, the announcement is based on in-depth research, trend forecasting and analysis of current culture.
JPL Pits Human Against AI in Drone Race, But Who Wins? – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/jpl-pits-human-against-ai-in-drone-race-but-who-wins-1724472/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleResearchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently conducted the ultimate test of artificial versus human intelligence: drone racing. JPL capped off two years of drone autonomy research (funded by Google) with an October competition between their AI and world-class pilot Ken Loo.
With new EKG monitor and Heart Study app, Apple Watch could one day save your life | TechConnecthttps://www.techconnect.com/article/3239351/wearables/with-new-ekg-monitor-and-heart-study-app-apple-watch-could-one-day-save-your-life.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=tcon_nlt_techconnect_daily_2017-12-01Apple has announced that its Heart Study app is available for download, letting Apple Watch owners participate in a research group to identify irregular heart rates. The free app will passively monitor your heart rate along with your heart rhythm and watch for any abnormalities. It will then notify users of irregularities so that they can take the appropriate action.