Henry Moulton

The Buzzword Edition, Newsletter Three

January 29, 2017


Switching it up, this newsletter covers a fortnight’s worth of stuff.

“I think the major fear isn’t achieving full automation. If we could just flip a switch where every job was automated that would be amazing and benefit everyone. The problem is that this will be (is) a long drawn out process where some people will be replaced by machines and be left with no alternatives much sooner than everyone else. The question is how can society provide for those people while simultaneously still maintaining incentive for the more capable to continue contributing to society through work.” - Promethei2 on the Reddit discussion of Obama’s last interview

Stories

Four Questions For: Geoff Hinton

Interview with the ‘Godfather’ of Neural Networks

NHTSA’s full final investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot shows 40% crash rate reduction

“but some sections of note include a section where NHTSA notes that crash rates involving Tesla cars have dropped by almost 40 percent since the wide introduction of Autopilot.”

One solution to two big social problems

“Here’s a solution that could tackle two of the West’s most urgent problems: a young generation priced out of affordable housing, and the loneliness and isolation of a rapidly ageing population.”

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer

In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer.

Why It Matters That Human Poker Pros Are Getting Trounced By an AI

“The bot gets better and better every day,” said Chou in a Carnegie Mellon statement. “It’s like a tougher version of us.”


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