AI is Getting Bigger, Better, Faster and as an Added Bonus, More Power Efficient…

In this edition, the top news starts with:

Liberal Arts are important for humans to learn, so they have something to do once their AI overlords take over and the humans lose their jobs…

https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/12/why-liberal-arts-and-the-humanities-are-as-important-as-engineering/

IBM’s new artificial synapses look to make AI 100 times more energy efficient.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611390/ai-could-get-100-times-more-energy-efficient-with-ibms-new-artificial-synapses/

The United States is looking at creating a virtual border wall, using technology developed by the guy who designed Oculus Rift.

https://futurism.com/virtual-border-wall/

While Google promises to do the ethical thing, they are distancing themselves from their DoD contract and being unethical, by not helping the DoD build the AI driven combat drones we so desperately need to be able to get humanity out of the loop.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/08/google-promises-ethical-ai/

Facebook seems to have forgotten its patents on eye tracking, saying they have done no such thing and that there is nothing to see here and we should move on.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/12/facebook-denies-building-eye-tracking-software.html

Video games are increasingly being used to train AI to be even more awesome than it already is…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/06/13/artificial-intelligence-the-clever-ways-video-games-are-used-to-train-ais/

Bing still has no AI ads; Microsoft shows up on Google AI ads but IBM Watson remains atop the list.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is creeping up at 1572.67, we think… the graph looks a bit on the flat side.

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