Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s AI understanding is “limited”

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It is not often the heads of two major companies blast each other in public, so Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence warnings “pretty irresponsible” on a Facebook Live broadcast was seen as a big deal. Musk intensified the drama in response to a tweet, which said Zuckerberg’s “understanding of the subject is limited.” This is despite Facebook working heavily on AI and integrating narrow AI into some of its programs, and Zuckerberg building a home automation system. I've talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the…Read More

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When is the time to jump in on industrial augmented reality?

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As a passive spectator of the AR solutions offered to industrial (B2B) applications for the last 10 years, I have interacted with many different peers, the ideas of whom I could always put in two buckets. The early adopters: It was easy to learn about their current projects, listen to them passionately talk about developments in the field, and scratch the surface of their content to discover all the limitations of the solution applied. Most of their AR products and ideas had a very narrow field of application, hardware limitations, costs that would break any plausible economic…Read More

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Forget Elon Musk’s ban — let’s put our energy into building safe AI

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Elon Musk recently commented on the need to regulate AI, citing it as an existential risk for humanity. As is the case with any human creation, the increasing leverage technology affords humans can certainly be used for good or evil, but the premise that we need to fear AI and regulate it this early in its development is not well founded. The first question we might consider is whether what we fear is the apathy or malevolence that AI might evolve. I bring this up because Musk himself has previously referred to the development of AI as “summoning the demon,” associating the…Read More

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How dangerous are the threat of kill chain attacks on IoT?

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According to recent research from IDC, it is forecasted that there will be 200 billion connected IoT devices by the end of 2020. And while connected, autonomous technology will clearly increase efficiency and productivity, businesses and individuals alike should not underestimate the risks posed by IoT. See also: Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack One of the major issues with IoT devices in businesses is that, after initial installation, the devices are often forgotten and left to run on their own. This allows major threats to IoT security, like distributed…Read More

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Amazon reportedly acquires startup to make Alexa smarter

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Amazon has reportedly acquired data analysis and search engine startup Graphiq for around $ 50 million, according to LA Times, citing four sources familiar with the deal. Launched in 2009 as FindTheBest, the startup offered online spreadsheets comparing vacations, technology, real estate, and more. It would pull data, like prices and ratings, from public sources, allowing them to create valued data for researchers. See Also: Could drone beehives solve delivery issues in tomorrow’s cities? In 2016, Graphiq launched a now unavailable Alexa app that let users ask questions, such as “What is…Read More

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