Your AI Friday - 1110
Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, there have been more questions about the future of artificial intelligence, but also articles showing a greater maturity of AI applications. Enjoy reading!
"Bosses of non-tech companies in a broad range of industries are starting to worry that AI could scorch or even incinerate them, and have been buying up promising young tech firms to ensure they do not fall behind."
Non-tech businesses are beginning to use artificial intelligence at scale
"The UK has a unique opportunity to shape AI positively for the public’s benefit and to lead the international community in AI’s ethical development, rather than passively accept its consequences."
UK can lead the way on ethical AI, says Lords Committee
Source: Parliament UK
"Congress is also weighing in on the need for a national machine intelligence strategy. The House Oversight Committee's information technology subcommittee is holding a series of hearings on how government agencies can adopt “game changing” AI technologies. DARPA and other agency officials echoed calls for R&D investments, broader access to government data and boosting the AI workforce through computer science and STEM education."
Needed: U.S. machine intelligence strategy – George Leopold
Source: Defense System
"Instead of merely offering advertisers the ability to target people based on demographics and consumer preferences, Facebook instead offers the ability to target them based on how they will behave, what they will buy, and what they will think. These capabilities are the fruits of a self-improving, artificial intelligence-powered prediction engine, first unveiled by Facebook in 2016 and dubbed 'FBLearner Flow.'”
Facebook uses artificial intelligence to predict your future actions for advertisers, says confidential document – Sam Biddle
Source: The Intercept
AI in all its facets: ads, videos, partnerships, computer graphics... to read, see and listen this week.
The US Department of Homeland Security just hired a UK firm of 20 people to help with border security - quarz.com
Longtime Amazon Web Services customer Netflix said to be cozying up to Google - geekwire.com
#ForABetterWorld - Twitter.com
You Won’t Believe What Obama Says In This Video! - youtube.com
Artificial intelligence helps predict likelihood of life on other worlds - Sciencedaily.com
How I Taught A Machine To Take My Job - Medium
Pentagon launching joint office focused on artificial intelligence - Fedscoop
There’s an AI running for the mayoral role of Tama City - Otaquest
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