A close look at how AI & algorithms reinforce prejudices and biases of its human creators and societies, and how to fight discrimination.
Ai is now learning with images of kittens, and I really like the cats, birds and moving images examples in these slides:
The ImageNet Challenge Story … Outcomes Strong supervision:
• Features from networks trained on ImageNet can be used for other visual tasks, e.g. detection, segmentation, action recognition, fine grained visual classification
• To some extent, any visual task can be solved now by:
1. Construct a large-scale dataset labelled for that task
2. Specify a training loss and neural network architecture
3. Train the network and deploy
“Dubbed RAMBleed and identified as CVE-2019-0174, the new attack is based on a well-known class of DRAM side channel attack called Rowhammer, various variants [GLitch, RAMpage, Throwhammer, Nethammer, Drammer] of which have been demonstrated by researchers in recent years.“
‘Speech is an amazing form of communication that has evolved over thousands of years to be very efficient,” said Edward F. Chang, M.D., professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and senior author of this study published in Nature. “Many of us take for granted how easy it is to speak, which is why losing that ability can be so devastating. It is our hope that this approach will be helpful to people whose muscles enabling audible speech are paralyzed.“
I still find it hard to believe that I was there last year…
Around 90% of the homes in Paradise, California, were destroyed. Only an estimated 3,000 people live there today, down from 26,000 before the fire.
So in summary, I think encryption isn't super important. Gopher is great as it is and if something is good don't mangle it. But it would be nice to add encryption somehow! We should do it in a way that the community agrees on. To keep in the spirit of gopher we should figure out a simple encryption system that a normal programmer can implement in a weekend. This is totally possible to do with strong security - but this system isn't TLS.
“It’s time to rethink the American national security state with its annual trillion-dollar budget. For tens of millions of Americans, the source of deep workaday insecurity isn’t the standard roster of foreign enemies, but an ever-more entrenched system of inequality, still growing, that stacks the political deck against the least well-off Americans. They lack the bucks to hire big-time lobbyists. They can’t write lavish checks to candidates running for public office or fund PACs. They have no way of manipulating the myriad influence-generating networks that the elite uses to shape taxation and spending policies. They are up against a system in which money truly does talk—and that’s the voice they don’t have. Welcome to the United States of Inequality.“
“In the twenty-first century, new technologies should liberate us from work. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness—for everyone. Technological advance will reduce the value of commodities—food, healthcare and housing—towards zero.“
“Die Arte-Serie „Giftige Saat“ thematisiert die Verstrickung zwischen Politik, Landwirtschaft und den mörderischen Intrigen eines Agrar-Monopolisten. Ähnlichkeiten zu einem realem Saatgut-Anbieter sind unübersehbar.“