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80% of US accepts that there’s a human role in climate change

80% of US accepts that there’s a human role in climate change

Welcome to reality — Partisan gap on climate change is mostly due to older male conservatives. John Timmer - Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm UTC One of the stranger aspects of the post-factual era is that basic aspects of reality have become partisan issues. Exhibit A of that problem is climate change. In the US…
Human Interface: What (almost) every button in an F-15C fighter’s cockpit does

Human Interface: What (almost) every button in an F-15C fighter’s cockpit does

ghost rider — We kick off a new video series designed to show off high-tech systems and how they work. Lee Hutchinson - Jun 30, 2020 3:10 pm UTC Video directed by Morgan Crossley, edited by Ron Douglas and Brady Jackson. Motion graphics by Brady Jackson and Dylan Blau. Click here for transcript.Welcome to the pilot…
WTF Is an Artificial Human and Where Did They Come From? – Gizmodo

WTF Is an Artificial Human and Where Did They Come From? – Gizmodo

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo)Neon is the name of the company and also the name of its only product—if you can call it that. I’m told a Neon is a living entity, but it doesn’t have a physical body. I’m told a Neon is computationally created, but it’s not an AI assistant. So what the fuck…
How Much Is a Human Life Worth, In Dollars?

How Much Is a Human Life Worth, In Dollars?

The numbers are staggering. On May 7, 2,231 Americans died of the disease Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the United States to 75,662, and more than 270,000 worldwide. The economic effects have been nothing short of American carnage. At the end of April the US Congressional Budget Office hinted that the second…
When AI needs a human assistant

When AI needs a human assistant

For years, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) has been a kind of open secret in the tech world, a place where fledgling algorithms can hire human labor on the cheap. If you need a hundred people to trace the boundaries of an object or fill out a survey, it’s the single best place to make it…

Human Readable Magazine

The use of the right data structure that is adequately suited for the complexity of a problem is one of the attributes that distinguishes experienced developers from the rest. After several years of plying my trade as a software engineer, I assumed I had at least encountered most of the consequential data structures in the…
MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

MIT has terminated a research collaboration with iFlytek, a Chinese artificial intelligence company accused of supplying technology for surveilling Muslims in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.The university canceled the relationship in February after reviewing an upcoming project under tightened guidelines governing funding from companies in China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. MIT has not said why…
hypothesis in the field of robotics and animation, stating that human replicas which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit feelings of eeriness and revulsion

hypothesis in the field of robotics and animation, stating that human replicas which appear...

An empirically estimated uncanny valley for static robot face images[1] In aesthetics, the uncanny valley is a hypothesized relationship between the degree of an object's resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object. The concept of the uncanny valley suggests that humanoid objects which imperfectly resemble actual human beings provoke…
“Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late

“Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late

Dr. Stuart Russell, a distinguished AI researcher and computer scientist at UC Berkeley, believes there is a fundamental and potentially civilization-ending shortcoming in the “standard model” of AI, which is taught (and Dr. Russell wrote the main textbook) and applied virtually everywhere. Dr. Russell’s new book, Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control,…
The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Kotaku

The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Kotaku

Photo: ActivisionOne Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, the developers at Treyarch held a happy hour event to welcome the summer interns. There was pizza, beer, and jubilation for everyone at the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4—except the quality assurance testers, who had to leave shortly after they got there.“QA was told…

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Sony’s new noise-canceling sports earbuds are here! (review) – CNET

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