“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
George Orwell


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Secret Messages Can Hide
in ai-generated media

By Carlos Arrojo — Quanta Magazine

On June 27, 2010, the FBI arrested 10 Russian spies who lived and worked as American professionals near New York City. The case, which unraveled an intricate system of false identities and clandestine meetings, exposed one of the largest spy networks in the U.S. since the Cold War ended and inspired the show The Americans.

It also brought attention to steganography, a way of disguising a secret message within another message. 



AI Threat to the World
may be more urgent than climate change

By Martin Coulter — Reuters

Artificial intelligence could pose a “more urgent” threat to humanity than climate change, AI pioneer Geoffrey Hinton told Reuters in an interview.



A Curious Person’s Guide to AI
Everything you wanted to know

By Pranshu Verma and Rachel Lerman — The Washington Post

Artificial intelligence is everywhere. And the recent explosion of new AI technologies and tools has introduced many new terms that you need to know to understand it.



Neural Nanotechnology
Nanowire Networks Learn and Remember Like a Human Brain

By  University of Sydney

In a groundbreaking study, an international team has shown that nanowire networks can mimic the short- and long-term memory functions of the human brain. This breakthrough paves the way for replicating brain-like learning and memory in non-biological systems, with potential applications in robotics and sensor devices.



Hello Computer
AI Going Mainstream

By Sabine Hossenfelder

This is Hello, Computer, a series of interviews carried out in 2023 at a time when artificial intelligence appears to be going everywhere, all at once.

Watch the YouTube Video!



Artificial Intelligence
coming to a government near you soon?

By Edward Helmore — The Guardian

AI is already employed in various administrations in the US and its use is only set to grow – but what dangers does it bring?

The recent blizzard of warnings about artificial intelligence and how it is transforming learning, upending legal, financial and organizational functions, and reshaping social and cultural interaction, have mostly left out the role it is already playing in governance.

Governments in the US at every level are attempting the transition from a programmatic model of service delivery to a citizen-focused model.



Quantum Supremacy
How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything

Quantum Supremacy: How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything by [Michio Kaku]

By Michio Kaku 

An exhilarating tour of humanity’s next great technological achievement—quantum computing—which may eventually illuminate the deepest mysteries of science, supercharge artificial intelligence, and solve some of humanity’s biggest problems, like global warming, world hunger, and incurable disease.



Why Aliens Are Likely to be AI

By Dirk Schulze-Makuch — BIG THINK

With powerful new chatbots and AI-powered apps and search engines released practically every day, concern about the rapid advance of artificial intelligence has heated up recently to near obsession. And with good reason. The risk of humans losing control over AIs smarter — or at the very least faster — than us has been recognized for quite a while, notably in science fiction films like The Terminator.

As with all new technologies, AI has its pluses and minuses. But for space exploration—meaning exploration beyond our immediate cosmic neighborhood—it is probably essential. In fact, an advanced space program without AI is difficult to envision.



Could AI Become as Intelligent as Humans?

By Noor Gillani — The Conversation

Artificial intelligence has changed form in recent years.

What started in the public eye as a burgeoning field with promising (yet largely benign) applications, has snowballed into a more than US $100 billion industry where the heavy hitters – Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI, to name a few – seem intent on out-competing one another.



There Is No AI

By Jaron Lanier — The New Yorker

As a computer scientist, I don’t like the term “A.I.” In fact, I think it’s misleading—maybe even a little dangerous. Everybody’s already using the term, and it might seem a little late in the day to be arguing about it. But we’re at the beginning of a new technological era—and the easiest way to mismanage a technology is to misunderstand it.



Nvidia’s h100 ai chips
selling for more than $40,000

By Kif Leswing — CNBC

Demand soars for chips needed to train and deploy artificial intelligence software.



Five Programming Languages to Learn
for AI Development
By Alice Ivey — Cointelegraph

Python, Lisp, Java, C++ and R are popular programming languages for AI development.




The Aliens Have Landed
and we created them

By Niall Ferguson — Bloomberg

The Cassandras are out in force claiming artificial intelligence will be the end of mankind. They have a very good point.

It is not every day that I read a prediction of doom as arresting as Eliezer Yudkowsky’s in Time magazine last week. “The most likely result of building a superhumanly smart AI, under anything remotely like the current circumstances,” he wrote, “is that literally everyone on Earth will die. Not as in ‘maybe possibly some remote chance,’ but as in ‘that is the obvious thing that would happen.’ … If somebody builds a too-powerful AI, under present conditions, I expect that every single member of the human species and all biological life on Earth dies shortly thereafter.”

Do I have your attention now?



Cyborg Society
watch the first clips

By Jesse Whittock — Deadline

Watch the first clips from Cyborg Society, a doc from Free Turn Entertainment about the world’s most advanced robot, AMECA.

UK-based non-scripted distributor Espresso Media International has bagged rights to the doc, which was shot in late 2022 and follows AMECA as she ‘plugged in’ to ChatGPT and came ‘alive.’



Four Battlegrounds
power in the age of artificial intelligence

Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by [Paul Scharre]

By Paul Scharre 

today’s great power rivalry—the struggle to control artificial intelligence

A new industrial revolution has begun. Like mechanization or electricity before it, artificial intelligence will touch every aspect of our lives—and cause profound disruptions in the balance of global power, especially among the AI superpowers: China, the United States, and Europe.

Autonomous weapons expert Paul Scharre takes readers inside the fierce competition to develop and implement this game-changing technology and dominate the future.



Army of None
autonomous weapons and the future of war

Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War by [Paul Scharre]

By Paul Scharre 

The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems—from Israel’s Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter—and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. 

BE ADVISED: The technology and systems discussed in this book are now more than five years old — a virtual eternity.



AI’s Inhuman Advantage

By Paul Scharre — War on the Rocks

When an AI fighter pilot beat an experienced human pilot 15-0 in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s AlphaDogfight competition, it didn’t just fly better than the human. It fought differently. Heron Systems’ AI agent used forward-quarter gunshots, when the two aircraft were racing toward each other head-to-head, a shot that’s banned in pilot training because of the risk of a collision. One fighter pilot characterized the AI’s abilities as a “superhuman capability” making high-precision, split-second shots that were “almost impossible” for humans.

Even more impressive, the AI system wasn’t programmed to fight this way. It learned this tactic all on its own. AI systems’ ability to perform not just better than humans, but to fight differently, is a major potential advantage in warfare. 



Testing ChatGPT
the future of AI

By Matthew Cantor — The Guardian

Should we brace for robots to wipe out humanity?

The Guardian spoke to Bryan Caplan about what the future of AI might look like and how he became an avid bettor.



The Unpredictable Abilities
Emerging From Large AI Models

By Paul Chaikin — Quanta Magazine

Large language models like ChatGPT are now big enough that they’ve started to display startling, unpredictable behaviors. 



What Is ChatGPT Doing?
and why does it work?

What Is ChatGPT Doing ... and Why Does It Work? by [Stephen Wolfram]

By Stephen Wolfram

Nobody expected this—not even its creators: ChatGPT has burst onto the scene as an AI capable of writing at a convincingly human level. But how does it really work? What’s going on inside its “AI mind”?

In this short book, prominent scientist and computation pioneer Stephen Wolfram provides a readable and engaging explanation that draws on his decades-long unique experience at the frontiers of science and technology. Find out how the success of ChatGPT brings together the latest neural net technology with foundational questions about language and human thought posed by Aristotle more than two thousand years ago.



New AI Tools
that will write our emails, attend our meetings – and change our lives

By Alex Hern — The Guardian

As AI systems shift from being a standalone service to something deeply integrated with the tools and apps we already use to work and live, we’re seeing the arrival of a third AI boom.



AI Revolution
the rise of conscious machines

Once a mere figment of science fiction, the idea of machines being alive has now become a reality. Difficult to believe as it may be, the future is here and we are not prepared in the least.

Watch the YouTube video.



AI Memory
What makes a neural network remember?

By Tomomi Okubo — Neuroscience News

Utilizing a classic neural network, researchers have created a new artificial intelligence model based on recent biological findings that shows improved memory performance. 

Computer models are an important tool for studying how the brain makes and stores memories and other types of complex information. But creating such models is a tricky business. Somehow, a symphony of signals – both biochemical and electrical –  and a tangle of connections between neurons and other cell types creates the hardware for memories to take hold. Yet because neuroscientists don’t fully understand the underlying biology of the brain, encoding the process into a computer model in order to study it further has been a challenge.



Organoid Intelligence
move over ai


Computers powered by human brain cells may sound like science fiction, but a team of researchers in the United States believes such machines, part of a new field called “organoid intelligence,” could shape the future — and now they have a plan to get there.

Organoids are lab-grown tissues that resemble organs. These three-dimensional structures, usually derived from stem cells, have been used in labs for nearly two decades, where scientists have been able to avoid harmful human or animal testing by experimenting on the stand-ins for kidneys, lungs and other organs.

Brain organoids don’t actually resemble tiny versions of the human brain, but the pen dot-size cell cultures contain neurons that are capable of brainlike functions, forming a multitude of connections.



Organoid Intelligence
Revolutionary Biocomputers Powered by Human Brain Cells

By Frontiers in Science — SciTechDaily

Despite AI’s impressive track record, its computational power pales in comparison with a human brain. Now, scientists unveil a revolutionary path to drive computing forward: organoid intelligence, where lab-grown brain organoids act as biological hardware.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been inspired by the human brain. This approach proved highly successful: AI boasts impressive achievements – from diagnosing medical conditions to composing poetry. Still, the original model continues to outperform machines in many ways. This is why, for example, we can ‘prove our humanity’ with trivial image tests online. What if instead of trying to make AI more brain-like, we went straight to the source?



How AI Actually Works
A Mind-Bending Discovery

By Tatyana Woodall — VICE

Researchers are starting to unravel one of the biggest mysteries behind the AI language models that power text and image generation tools like DALL-E and ChatGPT. 

For a while now, machine learning experts and scientists have noticed something strange about large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s GPT-3 and Google’s LaMDA: they are inexplicably good at carrying out tasks that they haven’t been specifically trained to perform.

It’s a perplexing question, and just one example of how it can be difficult, if not impossible in most cases, to explain how an AI model arrives at its outputs in fine-grained detail. 



Everything You Wanted to Know About AI
but were afraid to ask

By Alex Hern and Dan Milmo — The Guardian

From chatbots to deepfakes, here is the lowdown on the current state of artificial intelligence.

Barely a day goes by without some new story about AI, or artificial intelligence. The excitement about it is palpable – the possibilities, some say, are endless. Fears about it are spreading fast, too.

There can be much assumed knowledge and understanding about AI, which can be bewildering for people who have not followed every twist and turn of the debate.



AI Crypto Project
Built on Ethereum Surges 175% in Seven Days 

By Daily Hodl Staff

Artificial Intelligence Hype Intensifies


The AI Disaster Scenario

By Derek Thompson — The Atlantic

Is it right to freak out? Is it wrong? Will AI end the human race? But also: Aren’t these tools awe-inspiring?

Artificial-intelligence news in 2023 has moved so quickly that I’m experiencing a kind of narrative vertigo. Just weeks ago, ChatGPT seemed like a minor miracle. Soon, however, enthusiasm curdled into skepticism—maybe it was just a fancy auto-complete tool that couldn’t stop making stuff up.



New MIT Museum
Latest Scientific Advances

By Jared Bowen — PBS

Artificial intelligence, robotics and gene sequencing are the stuff of headlines, science fiction and sometimes even our worst fears. It’s all on view at the new MIT Museum. A place where the latest scientific advancements fill galleries, but only really work with your input. 



Top AI Books to Read in 2023

By  Prathamesh Ingle — MARKTECHPOST

The beautiful thing about artificial intelligence is that you can construct a computer with pre-programmed algorithms that can function with its own intelligence, so you don’t need to pre-program a machine to perform something. 



Artificial General Intelligence
the next phase of ai

By Charles Simon — C4ISRNET

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming all sectors of our society. Whether we realize it or not, every time we do a Google search or ask Siri a question, we’re using AI.

For better or worse, the same is true about the very character of warfare. This is the reason why the Department of Defense – like its counterparts in China and Russia– is investing billions of dollars to develop and integrate AI into defense systems. It’s also the reason why DoD is now embracing initiatives that envision future technologies, including the next phase of AI – artificial general intelligence.



Where Will AI Go Next?

By Melissa Heikkilä — MIT Technology Review

This year we’ve seen a dizzying number of breakthroughs in generative AI, from AIs that can produce videos from just a few words to models that can generate audio based on snippets of a song. 

Last week, Google held an AI event in its swanky, brand-new offices by the Hudson River in Manhattan. Your correspondent stopped by to see what the fuss was about. In a continuation of current trends, Google announced a slew of advances in generative AI, including a system that combines its two text-to-video AI models, Phenaki and Imagen. Phenaki allows the system to generate video with a series of text prompts that functions as a sort of script, while Imagen makes the videos higher resolution. 



Holdout Humans
A Chilling Glimpse Into Our Future

By Anders Sandberg, The Conversation — Science Alert

Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random mutations and environmental shifts. A typical mammalian species can be expected to exist for a million years.

Modern humans, Homo sapiens, have been around for roughly 300,000 years. So what will happen if we make it to a million years?



Robots That Can Build Themselves

By Brian Heater — TechCrunch

Researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms are working on an ambitious project, designing robots that effectively self-assemble. The team admits that the goal of an autonomous self-building robot is still “years away,” but the work has thus far demonstrated positive results.



Robots Are the Future of Exploration
the end of astronauts

A discussion between Martin Rees, the United Kingdom’s Astronomer Royal, and Donald Goldsmith, astrophysicist and science writer

Sending astronauts into space is arguably one of society’s most impressive scientific achievements. It’s a marvel of engineering, and it also taps into the human desire for exploration. 

But just because we can send humans into space, should we? Robots are already good space explorers. And they’re only going to get smarter in the near future. 



Humans vs. Robots
the turning point

By Pranshu Verma — The Washington Post

Warehouse robots are finally reaching their holy grail moment: picking and sorting objects with the dexterity of human hands.

The First Bionic Companion Robot

By Unitree Robotics



SQUID Robot Pickers
any box from any height

By BionicHIVE Ltd.



In the Shadow of Humanity
What if A.I. had a soul? How would it emerge? How would we know?

By N. John Williams

In a near-future where entire worlds spring from thought, minds struggle to define reality—and to claim it. Human colonization of the Metaverse brings us face-to-face with a new class of being, made in our image and yet utterly unknown: A.I. Shades of the dead; Drone servants and slaves; and Daemons hell-bent on singular ends.

Who is truly a person, and who is not? Our answer will shape a universe.



World’s Most Advanced Humanoid
will have working legs in less than a year

By Sam Tonkin — The Dail Mail

With her eerily realistic facial expressions and movements, Ameca has been billed as the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

But if that wasn’t impressive enough, soon she could be walking around too.



Vibrating Swarm of Microbots
Vibrating tiny robots could revolutionize research.

By Georgia Institute of Technology — TechExplore

Individual robots can work collectively as swarms to create major advances in everything from construction to surveillance, but microrobots’ small scale is ideal for drug delivery, disease diagnosis, and even surgeries.



DeepMind AI Finds a New Way to Multiply Numbers
and speed up computers

By Matthew Sparkes — New Scientist

Matrix multiplication – where two grids of numbers are multiplied together – forms the basis of many computing tasks, and an improved technique discovered by an artificial intelligence could boost computation speeds by up to 20 per cent.



10 Top AI Solutions in 2022


There are many ways of leveraging AI to support, automate and augment human tasks, as seen by the range of solutions available today. These offerings promise to simplify complex tasks with speed and accuracy, and to spur new applications that were impractical or possible previously. 



The Real Threat from AI
isn’t superintelligence. it’s gullibility.

By Noah Giansiracusa — Slate

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence over the past few decades, from pipe dream to reality, has been staggering. A.I. programs have long been chess and Jeopardy! Champions, but they have also conquered poker, crossword puzzles, Go, and even protein folding. They power the social media, video, and search sites we all use daily, and very recently they have leaped into a realm previously thought unimaginable for computers: artistic creativity.



The Little Bicycle That Could
thanks to artificial intelligence


An AI chip designed to mimic certain aspects of the human brain has given a bicycle an unprecedented level of autonomy. Thanks to an artificial intelligence chip modeled after the human brain, a new self-driving bike can heed vocal instructions, avoid obstacles in its path, and, perhaps a bit unnervingly, track and follow a person jogging up ahead of it.



Creepy AI Imagines the Scariest Person
the results are horrifying

By Charlotte Edwards — The U.S.Sun

It’s the stuff of nightmares!



2032: The Year AI Runs For President

By Keir Newton

One Nation Under AI?
It promises to save the country from catastrophe.
It is unbiased, incorruptible and has the brainpower of a million minds.
But who is really pulling its strings?



Hyundai Launches
Boston Dynamics AI Institute


Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai) today announced the launch of the Boston Dynamics AI Institute. Hyundai and Boston Dynamics are making an initial investment of more than $400 million to make fundamental advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines.

The institute will be led by Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics. Hyundai said the name of the institute could change after its corporate registration is complete. The institute will work on four technical areas:

  • Cognitive AI
  • Athletic AI
  • Organic hardware design
  • Ethics and policy


DeepMind’s AI Catalogues
Every Protein Known to Science
All roughly 200 million of them.

By A. Tarantola — Engadget

In late 2020, Alphabet’s DeepMind division unveiled its novel protein fold prediction algorithm, AlphaFold, and helped solve a scientific quandary that had stumped researchers for half a century. In the year since its beta release, half a million scientists from around the world have accessed the AI system’s results and cited them in their own studies more than 4,000 times. On Thursday, DeepMind announced that it is increasing that access even further by radically expanding its publicly-available AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFoldDB) — from 1 million entries to 200 million entries.



Our Human Future
in an Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Adam Zewe — SciTechDaily

What does it mean to be human in an age where artificial intelligence agents make decisions that shape human actions? That’s a deep question with no easy answers, and it’s been on the mind of Dan Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, for the past few years.



Creepy AI Predicts Humanity’s Downfall
the results are terrifying

By Charlotte Edwards — The U.S. Sun

An AI image generator, created several images that look like mutants, monsters, and alien destruction.



Robot With Amazing Facial Expressions

it’s back and giving us new nightmares

By Victor Tangermann —

Last year, UK-based robotics company Engineered Arts made a huge splash with an impressive demo of its humanoid robot with uber-uncanny expressions.

Now, it’s back — and it’s serving up an even wider range of some of the most realistic facial expressions we’ve ever seen.


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“Advances in AI are going to happen, but the destination that we get to with those advances is up to us, and it is far from certain.”
— Dan Huttenlocher, PhD

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AI Chips
a million times faster than human brain synapses

By Katyanna Quach — The Register

In the early days of AI research it was hoped that once electronics had equalled the ability of human synapses many problems would be solved. We’ve now gone way beyond that.

A team at MIT reports that it has built AI chips that mimic synapses, but are a million times faster, and are additionally massively more energy efficient than current designs. The inorganic material is also easy to fit into current chip-building kit.



The Future of AI
Thrilling, Terrifying, Confusing and Fascinating

By Derek Thompson — The Ringer Podcast Network

Derek Thompson and bestselling author Steven Johnson discuss what advancements in AI will mean for the future of work, morality, and economics.

In 50 years, when historians look back on the crazy 2020s, they might point to advances in artificial intelligence as the most important long-term development of our time. We are building machines that can mimic human language, human creativity, and human thought. What will that mean for the future of work, morality, and economics?

Bestselling author Steven Johnson joins the podcast to talk about the most exciting and scary ideas in artificial intelligence and an article he wrote for The New York Times Magazine about the frontier of AI. Part of their conversation is excerpted below.



AI Predicts Crime
A Week in Advance with 90 percent accuracy

By Matthew Sparkes — New Scientist

An artificial intelligence that scours crime data can predict the location of crimes in the coming week with up to 90 per cent accuracy, but there are concerns how systems like this can perpetuate bias.



Future IQ
Your Success Strategies in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Sandra Navidi

Future IQ examines the disruptive effects that artificial intelligence has on jobs and provides actionable strategies to convert the resulting challenges into opportunities.

Over the next decade, AI will replace up to 50 percent of jobs, and change remaining ones significantly. We cannot control the dynamics of technological progress, but we can control how we react to them.

Future IQ shows that the best way to prepare for the future is to create it yourself. 



The Digital Mindset
What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI

By Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Neeley

The pressure to “be digital” has never been greater, but you can meet the challenge.

The digital revolution is here, changing how work gets done, how industries are structured, and how people from all walks of life work, behave, and relate to each other. To thrive in a world driven by data and powered by algorithms, we must learn to see, think, and act in new ways. We need to develop a digital mindset.



Artificial Intelligence
An Unprecedented Opportunity

By Arvind Krishna — INC.

The age of artificial intelligence (A.I.) is finally upon us. Consumer applications of A.I., in particular, have come a long way, leading to more accurate search results for online shoppers, allowing apps and websites to make more personalized recommendations, and enabling voice-activated digital assistants to better understand us.

As impressive as these uses of A.I. are, they only hint at how this game-changing technology will be applied in business. Because the goal of business A.I. is to help the companies that drive our global economy learn from their data to become vastly more resilient, adaptive, and innovative.



Artificial Intelligence
story and history

By Safa Al Ameri

This book will not only educate you on all things AI, but it will also create an awareness of how such Artificial Intelligence tools will be part of our everyday lives.

Some of the things you will learn about are:

  • Ethics of AI
  • Bio inspired computing
  • Augmented intelligence
  • The future of digital workforce
  • AI and machine learning
  • Using AI in your business
  • And much more!


Getting Started
with Machine Learning and AI

By Matt Ford — ARS Technica

We wrap our heads around the basics of AI/ML and show you how to get a model off the ground.

“Artificial Intelligence” as we know it today is, at best, a misnomer. AI is in no way intelligent, but it is artificial. It remains one of the hottest topics in industry and is enjoying a renewed interest in academia. This isn’t new—the world has been through a series of AI peaks and valleys over the past 50 years. But what makes the current flurry of AI successes different is that modern computing hardware is finally powerful enough to fully implement some wild ideas that have been hanging around for a long time.



7 Ways to Use AI Writing Tools
to generate content ideas

By Marcelo Beilin — Search Engine Journal

AI writing tools are changing the publishing world and can help you speed up your content creation process. Learn about your tool options.

Creating relevant, engaging, original content for your audience on a regular schedule is a necessary aspect of any content marketing strategy.

The more content you create, the more keywords your website is going to rank for in search results, and the more visitors, leads, and prospects you’re going to reach.

The problem is, it’s really hard work to produce fresh new content over and over again.



AC: Artificial Consciousness

By Mark Atlas

“And humans formed machine from the dust of the ground and breathed into its nostrils the breath of life; whence it became a living soul. And they called it biotoid.”

Because of its ethical and humanitarian liability, it remains hushed and whispered within the scientific community. Just the attempt of it must be hidden to avoid global outrage. Making it will be permanent, and regardless of whether it brings the world joy or bitterness, it will divide us. Whether it is censored by nature or draws God’s wrath, it will leave us all questioning our decision to tinker with something we were never meant to.



The Day Artificial Intelligence Got A Migraine

By Steve Johnson

“Is life worth living?”

Mansel, a programmer, asks that question in frustration after he learns Amanda, his wife, is leaving him. Cece, the AI global control supercomputer, hears him and begins calculations. He tries to stop her, but he is too late – the countdown has begun.

What will Cece decide? Nobody wants to wait around and find out, because the fate of all humanity hangs in the balance. It’s 2121 and the world has become overly dependent on Cece, who makes all routine decisions. Not only does she answer questions, she gives follow-up advice. Or is it orders? The line has grown blurry.



$225 Million Raised for AI Lab

By Sam Shead — CNBC

Inflection AI, the new artificial intelligence start-up from DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, has secured $225 million in funding, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

  • The company, founded earlier this year, wants to develop AI software products that make it easier for humans to communicate with computers.
  • It’s likely that a large chunk of the funding will be used to hire AI experts that can command high salaries.
  • The funding has been raised at an undisclosed valuation and it’s not clear who the investors are at this stage


Metaverse and Money
Decrypting the Future

By Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions

The Metaverse as a concept has been around for a few decades.

However, interest in the virtual world spiked at the end of 2021 following a rise in sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as well as announcements from Big Tech players indicating their interest and investment in the space.

In the report that follows, we discuss the possibility that the Metaverse is moving towards becoming the next iteration of the internet, or Web3. This “Open Metaverse” would be community-owned, community-governed, and a freely interoperable version that ensures privacy by design.



Fidelity in the Metaverse

By Fidelity Customer Service

Explore Fidelity’s new immersive educational Metaverse experience, The Fidelity Stack, in Decentraland—and complete our Invest Quest challenge.


Fidelity in the Metaverse


The Age of AI
and our human future

By Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, Daniel Huttenlocher

Three of the world’s most accomplished and deep thinkers come together to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the way it is transforming human society—and what this technology means for us all.

An AI learned to win chess by making moves human grand masters had never conceived. Another AI discovered a new antibiotic by analyzing molecular properties human scientists did not understand. Now, AI-powered jets are defeating experienced human pilots in simulated dogfights. AI is coming online in searching, streaming, medicine, education, and many other fields and, in so doing, transforming how humans are experiencing reality.



The Second Quantum Revolution
Scientists Develop Experimental Platform

By Stony Brook University — ScienceTechDaily



In the Age of AI
watch the full film here

By Frontline PBS

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China.



Artificial Intelligence
and the Future of Government

By Centre for Public Impact

The Centre for Public Impact is investigating the way in which artificial intelligence (AI) will change outcomes for citizens.

watch the video here


Artificial Intelligence Bias

By Sigal Samuel — VOX 

Why is it so damn hard to make AI fair and unbiased?

There are competing notions of fairness — and sometimes they’re totally incompatible with each other. Computer scientists are used to thinking about “bias” in terms of its statistical meaning: A program for making predictions is biased if it’s consistently wrong in one direction or another. (For example, if a weather app always overestimates the probability of rain, its predictions are statistically biased.) That’s very clear, but it’s also very different from the way most people colloquially use the word “bias” — which is more like “prejudiced against a certain group or characteristic.”





Making Artificial Intelligence Fair
here’s what we must do

By Mona Slone — Nature

Developers of artificial intelligence must learn to collaborate with social scientists and the people affected by its applications.

Beginning in 2013, the Dutch government used an algorithm to wreak havoc in the lives of 25,000 parents. The software was meant to predict which people were most likely to commit childcare-benefit fraud, but the government did not wait for proof before penalizing families and demanding that they pay back years of allowances. Families were flagged on the basis of ‘risk factors’ such as having a low income or dual nationality. As a result, tens of thousands were needlessly impoverished, and more than 1,000 children were placed in foster care.



Artificial Intelligence: 101
Things you must know about our future

By Lasse Rouhiainen

Do you wonder how artificial intelligence will impact our society in the post-COVID-19 world?

Discover how technological breakthroughs in AI will change your world.

  • Are you worried that AI will steal your job?
  • Do you fear you’ll get left behind in the data-driven marketplace?
  • Are you concerned about AI disrupting your life?

Lasse Rouhiainen is here to demystify the AI revolution and show you how this transformative technology will profoundly help humankind.



The Philosophy of Mind and
Consciousness Has Affected AI
the ai in a jar

By Ben Dickson — The Next Web TNW

The “brain in a jar” is a thought experiment of a disembodied human brain living in a jar of sustenance. The thought experiment explores human conceptions of reality, mind, and consciousness. This article will explore a metaphysical argument against artificial intelligence on the grounds that a disembodied artificial intelligence, or a “brain” without a body, is incompatible with the nature of intelligence.



Google’s AI Is Something Even
Stranger Than Conscious
Machine sentience is overrated.

By Stephen Marche — The Atlantic

The silly fantasy of machine sentience has once again been allowed to dominate the artificial-intelligence conversation when much stranger and richer, and more potentially dangerous and beautiful, developments are under way.



Conversational AI
five industry use cases

By Ruhani Rabin

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most pervasive technologies in use today. With the human language being the medium to how we communicate, it is no surprise that Conversational AI (CAI) is becoming the most prominent frontier of this technology. 



The Future of Everything
The World-Changing Race to Develop the Quantum Computer

By Stephen Witt — The New Yorker

Such a device could help address climate change and food scarcity, or break the Internet. Will the U.S. or China get there first?




AI Fuses with Quantum Computing
in a promising new Memristor

By Charles Q.Choi — IEEE Spectrum

This Quantum device points the way toward an exponential boost in “smart” computing capabilities.

Recent years have seen computing advance in two major ways—breakthroughs in machine learning to develop algorithms that improve automatically through experience, and research into quantum computers that can theoretically prove more powerful than any supercomputer. Now scientists have created the first prototype of a device known as a quantum memristor, which might help bring together the best of both of those worlds—combining artificial intelligence with quantum computing for unprecedented capabilities.



The Quantum Contingent
the future . . . is here!

By Gregory Charles Simpson

This is a globe-trotting, techno-spy thriller with pop-culture references and even its own Spotify playlist! This novel is set in richly detailed locations around the globe and features today’s technologies extrapolated for tomorrow, including cryptocurrency, drones, and SpaceX rocket ships.

In 2028, a mysterious group known as The Quantum Contingent has achieved true quantum computing capabilities. The Quantum Contingent have their sights set on achieving immortality for a select few who will chart humanity’s destiny.

They are willing to hold the world’s governments hostage to achieve their goals.


Will Quantum Theory and Relativity
Meet at the Nanoscale?
Research Highlights from Kavli Nanoscience Institutes

By Alan S. Brown — The Kavli Foundation

In the world of physics, Delft scientists have received a grant to use massive quantum objects to probe the incompatible theories of quantum mechanicals and general relativity. And finally, Cornell researchers have developed a thin nanocoating that enables nickel anodes to compete with far more expensive platinum anodes in alkaline fuel cells.



Columbia Engineering
Artificial Intelligence Program Online

By Columbia University AI Program

Drive transformational change for your organization by leading the building of systems, products, and services powered by AI.



Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Governance and Cyber-Security

A beginner’s handbook on securing and governing AI systems

By Taimur Ijlal

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is causing massive changes in our lives both at the individual and societal level with the global A.I. market expected to reach around 126 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. As more and more decision-making moves to AI systems, unique risks are being introduced. 



The Beginner’s Guide to AI

History and AI in Ten Industries Today

By David Rainey

Experts predict that AI will eliminate 30 million jobs this decade – the 2020’s. Are you ready?

The solution to this question is to change what you do for a career.



Can Computers Learn Common Sense?

By Matthew Hutson — The New Yorker

A.I. researchers are making progress on a long-term goal: giving their programs the kind of knowledge we take for granted.

For certain kinds of tasks—playing chess, detecting tumors—artificial intelligence can rival or surpass human thinking. But the broader world presents endless unforeseen circumstances, and there A.I. often stumbles.



Computers Ace IQ Tests
but still make dumb mistakes! Can different tests help?

By Matthew Hutson — Science

Trained on billions of words from books, news articles, and Wikipedia, artificial intelligence (AI) language models can produce uncannily human prose. They can generate tweets, summarize emails, and translate dozens of languages. They can even write tolerable poetry. And like overachieving students, they quickly master the tests, called benchmarks, that computer scientists devise for them.



Artificial Intelligence, Dreams and Fears

By Adrian Zidaritz —

Artificial intelligence will change the script and the music. Our awareness, politics, and truth, will determine the outcome.

Artificial Intelligence is perhaps the most important technology humans have ever invented. Many of them think it may also be their last one. As AI is becoming more widespread and our lives are increasingly dependent on it, the questions about its future direction are gaining power and urgency, and so too are the dreams and the fears.



AI Is Mastering Language
should we trust what it says?

By Steven Johnson — The New York Times

OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency — a development that could have profound implications for the future.



Artificial Intelligence Is Here
Two “Strong Buy” Stocks that stand to benefit

By TipRanks — Yahoo! Finance

It’s the nature of investing to look for the ‘next new thing,’ the company or technology or product that will bring the next sea-change to its industry – and with it, windfall profits. A look at history will show that these developments are often unpredictable, but they can be recognized early. 

Now, artificial intelligence – AI, or machine learning – is poised to take the digital world to its next frontier. Woo-Hoo!



Transformer Model
the next big wave in ai

By Rick Merritt — NVIDIA

A transformer model is a neural network that learns context and thus meaning by tracking relationships in sequential data like the words in this sentence. Transformer models apply an evolving set of mathematical techniques, called attention or self-attention, to detect subtle ways even distant data elements in a series influence and depend on each other.



NVIDIA AI Research
Science Fiction Takes One Step Closer to Reality

By Sean Michael Kerner — VentureBeat

No one can say with any certainty what precisely the future of artificial intelligence (AI) will hold. But one way to get a glimpse is by looking at the research that NVIDIA will present at Siggraph 2022, to be held August 8-11.



Ancient Namibian Stone
Could Hold the Key
to future quantum computers

By University of St. Andrews — Physics.Org

A special form of light made using an ancient Namibian gemstone could be the key to new light-based quantum computers, which could solve long-held scientific mysteries.

Rydberg polaritons switch continually from light to matter and back again. In Rydberg polaritons, light and matter are like two sides of a coin, and the matter side is what makes polaritons interact with each other.



Nanotechnology Enables 3D Visualization
crucial rna structures at near-atomic resolution

By WYSS Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

We live in a world created and run by RNA, the equally important sibling of the genetic molecule DNA. In fact, evolutionary biologists hypothesize that RNA existed and self-replicated even before the appearance of DNA. Fast forward to modern-day humans: science has revealed that less than 3% of the human genome is transcribed into messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules that in turn are translated into proteins. In contrast, 82% of it is transcribed into RNA molecules with other functions many of which are yet unknown.



Artificial Intelligence to
Hypersonic Engine Simulations
boosting us fighter jets

By Tanma Kadam — The EurAsian Times

Researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have teamed up with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the speed of simulations to study the behavior of air surrounding supersonic and hypersonic aircraft engines.



Riding the Wave of AI Innovation
10 startups!

By Kolawole Samuel Adebayo — VentureBeat

Organizations are increasingly adopting AI-enabled technologies to address existing and emerging problems within the enterprise ecosystem, meet changing market demands and deliver business outcomes at scale.

report published last month by Statista showed the number of AI-focused startups worldwide was 3,465 in 2018, with 1,393 in the U.S. alone. 



Financial Service Firms Are
Setting Up in the Metaverse

By Sean Allocca — Investment News

Registered investment adviser Arbor Digital’s new storefront will be designed to look like any other wealth management office, with a newly minted sign hanging from an awning on a piece of finely landscaped real estate.

The only difference is this workplace, slated to open in 2023, won’t be in a brick-and-mortar building downtown — it’s inside the metaverse.



Pondering the Bits That
Build Space-Time and Brains

By Vijay Balasubramanian — Quanta Magazine

Might the fabric of the universe be built from information?

What does it mean that physicists can even ask such a question?



The Man from the Future
the visionary life of john von neumann

By Ananyo Bhattacharya

An electrifying biography of one of the most extraordinary scientists of the twentieth century and the world he made.

The smartphones in our pockets and computers like brains. The vagaries of game theory and evolutionary biology. Nuclear weapons and self-replicating spacecrafts. All bear the fingerprints of one remarkable, yet largely overlooked, man: John von Neumann.



A Conversation with Ananyo Bhattacharya
Author of John von Neumann: The Man from the Future

Interviewed By Jørgen Veisdal

We talk about von Neumann’s upbringing in Budapest, his years pursuing two degrees in two different universities simultaneously, his work in Göttingen, admiration of Gödel, relationship with Turing, work on game theory, contributions to the Manhattan Project, fascination with computing and much much more.



Pilgrimage of an Android

Pilgrimage of an Android by [J.F. Wiegand]

By J.F. Wiegand

“Humans. Can’t live with them, can’t kill them.” It’s an old android joke, but no longer applies to Annie. She’s an android who’s wanted for murder.

Annie escapes to the Appalachian Trail, but a new breed of human has been sent to hunt her down. The press has labeled them E-Squareds. They’re efficiency experts, whose rigid lifestyles allow them to compete with the latest robots. But for this E-Squared it’s personal. He doesn’t just want to catch and recycle Annie, he wants to beat her to Mount Katahdin. Because he believes he can. Because he believes he’s better.

But there’s a reason Annie has chosen the Appalachian Trail. This isn’t just a hike. It’s a pilgrimage.



A Short Story About AI and Morality

Human: A Short Story About AI and Morality by [Olympia Black]

By Olympia Black

“Men have given me this power, and men need me to stop them since they cannot stop themselves…”
— AI

In the not-too-distant future, UNIT JHEU198, a Safety and Street ROBO, has malfunctioned. It has attacked an innocent man. This shouldn’t be possible. No one was truly harmed, and no real blood was spilled, but still, Amir has the board breathing down his neck for answers. The last thing the company needs is bad publicity or for social media to run amuck with conspiracy theories about an AI singularity. So, he and his team at HDJE ROBOTICS are going to pull an all-nighter to figure out what happened.

Will Amir and his team stop the AI in time?



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