Weirder Things

11.15.2019 - By AI with AI

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Facebook announces the Deepfake Detection Challenge, a rolling contest to develop technology to detect deepfakes. The US Senate passes the Deepfake Report Act, bipartisan legislation to understand the risks posed by deepfake videos. And US Representatives Hurd and Kelly announced a new initiative to develop a bipartisan national AI strategy with the Bipartisan Policy Center. In research, AI allows a paralyzed person to “handwrite” using his mind. From the University of Grenoble, a paralyzed man is able to walk using a brain-controlled exoskeleton. From the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, researchers use a neural network to reconstruct human thoughts from brain waves in real time using electroencephalography. A report from Elsa Kania and Sam Bendett looks at technology collaborations between Russian and China in A New Sino-Russian High-Tech Partnership. In another response to the National Security Commission on AI, Margarita Konaev publishes With AI, We’ll See Faster Fights, But Longer Wars on the War on the Rocks. James, Witten, Hastie, and Tibshirani release An Introduction to Statistical Learning. Open Science Framework makes THINGS available, an object concept and object image database of nearly 14 GB, over 1800 object concepts and more than 26,000 naturalistic object images. And finally, Janelle Shane explains why the danger of AI is Weirder Than You Think. Click here to visit our website and explore the links mentioned in the episode.   

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