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Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot August 18th

TebNad via Getty Images Due to the coronavirus pandemic, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial that’s scheduled to take place from August 18th to the 20th. It’ll be held virtually instead, and both participants and viewers alike can watch online as artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms control …

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What’s this? A bipartisan plan for AI and national security

Enlarge / Closeup of a Predator MQ-9 uncrewed aerial vehicle. Tobias Schwarz | Getty Images US Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle, but they share a concern that the United States may lose its grip on artificial intelligence, threatening the American economy and the balance of world …

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Facebook is using bots to figure out how to stop harassment

Facebook Facebook says its researchers are developing new technology they hope will aid in ongoing efforts to make its platform’s AI have the ability to snuff out harassment. In the Web-Enabled Simulation (WES), an army of bots programmed to mimic bad human behavior are let loose in a test environment, and Facebook engineers then figure …

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Wrist-mounted wearable tracks your hand in 3D using thermal sensors

Modern wearables like the Apple Watch use sensors like gyros and accelerometers to detect hand movements. Those components allow them to turn on their displays when you lift your wrist, as well as to ensure you’ve properly washed your hand. But thanks to the work of a joint team of researchers at Cornell Unversity and …

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Velas Enters the Top 100 Coinmarketcap and Launches on Bitcoin.Com Exchange

Bitcoin.com Wallet Launches New Portfolio Breakdown and Stablecoin Swap Features With over 11 Million Bitcoin.com Wallets created, we’re building new features our users need most in order to enjoy the best possible cryptocurrency experience. Our wallet’s latest features now provide seamless swaps between bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), and the … read more. Renters Threaten …

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Google will shut down its AI-guided Photos printing service on June 30th

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google’s automated Photos printing service wasn’t long for this world — at least, not in its first incarnation. Droid Life has learned (via The Verge) that Google is shutting down the AI-guided trial service on June 30th. It didn’t say what prompted the closure in a notice to members, but it said …

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Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel’s focus on AI architecture is so deep that the actual SKU table seemed like little more than an afterthought. Also notice no prices are available. Intel This is the only place you’ll see general-purpose workload performance claims—against five-year-old Intel-only systems, and ignoring Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. Intel There’s no mention of AMD on this or any …

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Deepfakes aren’t very good—nor are the tools to detect them

Enlarge / A comparison of an original and deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Washington Post | Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post We’re lucky that deepfake videos aren’t a big problem yet. The best deepfake detector to emerge from a major Facebook-led effort to combat the altered videos would only catch about two-thirds of …

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IBM stops work on facial recognition over human rights concerns

Sponsored Links KENGKAT via Getty Images The backlash to facial recognition among governments is extending to corporate heavyweights. IBM chief Arvind Krishna has sent a letter (via Axios and CNBC) to Congress revealing that the company has exited its “general purpose” facial recognition business. The company “firmly opposes” use of the technology for surveillance, racial …

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MIT fit tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

Sponsored Links metamorworks via Getty Images Someday, we might be able to carry around tiny, AI brains that can function without supercomputers, the internet or the cloud. Researchers from MIT say their new “brain-on-a-chip” design gets us one step closer to that future. A group of engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses, …

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