Better Control Over Humans By The Machine Overlords

In this edition, the top news starts with: 

NASA is making progress with growing plants in space, mostly focused on small experiments on small scales. 

https://www.popsci.com/nasa-growing-food-in-space 

A new startup is looking at some kind of centrifuge mass driver to put rockets into space…  

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/14/technology/spinlaunch-rocket/index.html 

It looks like IoT cameras have a nice vulnerability that could let hackers or machine AI take control.  Oh Joy…  

https://www.zdnet.com/article/vulnerabilities-in-these-iot-cameras-could-give-attackers-full-control-warn-researchers/ 

Developers bask in the joys of the Microsoft Empire controlling the open source community…  

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/18/17474284/microsoft-github-acquisition-developer-reaction 

The industry is starting to realize that machine learning is fragmented and needs to standardize more.   

https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/machine-learning-fragmentation-is-slowing-us-down-there-is-a-solution/ 

Another narrow AI trying to be all scary… but it just argues with you… maybe…  

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/18/artificial-intelligence-ibm-debate-project-debater 

A great new feasibility study passed peer review showing how easy it would be to abuse technology.  The new study used actual ‘shock’ bracelets and looked at dosing victim… er… I mean recalcitrant populations so that a government could help with right thinking…  

http://transhumanity.net/feasibility-study-and-practical-applications-using-independent-core-observer-model-agi-systems-for-behavioral-modification-in-recalcitrant-populations-preview/  

Bing still avoiding AI ads; Microsoft maintains a presence, but IBM Watson still rules Google AI ads.   

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 1573.60, again likely to be no more than another hump while remaining flat.   

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