Mois : novembre 2017 (Page 2 of 3)

«Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing.  Atlas’ control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace.  Atlas’ ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint».

Source : Atlas | Boston Dynamics

«Many of the world’s leading AI researchers and humanitarian organizations are concerned about the potentially catastrophic consequences of allowing lethal autonomous weapons to be developed. Encourage your country’s leaders to support an international treaty limiting lethal autonomous weapons»

Source : Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons


«Sur le web, Issou a la notoriété d’une grande capitale. « Quand je dis que j’habite à Issou, les gens ne me croient pas », se plaint Sarah, lycéenne, qui remonte la rue de la gare en direction du château.
Dans la vidéo de 2007, vue plus d’un million de fois, El Risitas semble prononcer « Issou » en voulant dire « Jésus »… ce qui a rendu célèbre la commune sur les internets».

Source : Issou, petite ville harcelée qui voudrait que le forum 18-25 de l’oublie

Deep Learning

«DL will not disagree with any data, will not figure out the injustices in the society, it’s just all “data to learn”. You should hire a dedicated human staff to create fake fair data of an ideal society where white people are arrested as often as blacks, where 50% of directors are women, and so on. But the cost of creating vast amounts of de-biased data edited by human experts, just to train a DL model, makes not worth to replace humans with AI in first place! Further, even if you had trained a DL model that really is fair, you have no evidence to convince a judge or a user about the fairness of any decision, since the DL will give no explanations».

Source : Deep Learning is not the AI future

«According to Richard Burr, chair of the US Senate intelligence committee, Russian troll accounts on Facebook managed to organise both a protest and a counter-protest in Houston, in May 2016. Americans are perfectly willing to face off against each other on the streets, but if you want it to happen more often, make it easy».

Source : Nudging can also be used for dark purposes

«What concerns me is not just the violence being done to children here, although that concerns me deeply. What concerns me is that this is just one aspect of a kind of infrastructural violence being done to all of us, all of the time, and we’re still struggling to find a way to even talk about it, to describe its mechanisms and its actions and its effects. As I said at the beginning of this essay: this is being done by people and by things and by a combination of things and people. Responsibility for its out»

Source : Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium

twitter to 280 characters

«During the first few days of the test many people Tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after behavior normalized (more on this below). We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they Tweeted more easily and more often. But importantly, people Tweeted below 140 most of the time and the brevity of Twitter remained».

Source : Tweeting Made Easier

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