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AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

Deep Learning

How referendums break democracies

The Dutch parliament have just agreed to abolish advisory referendums. I don’t blame them. I did not much care for the result of the latest …

Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook employees were in an uproar on Friday over a leaked 2016 memo from a top executive defending the social network’s growth at any cost — even if it caused deaths from a terrorist attack that was organized on the platform.<p>In the memo, Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook vice …

The Unexpectedly Moving Story of U-God, the Least-Loved Member of the Wu-Tang Clan

Most fans of the Wu-Tang Clan have a favorite member. You can make a strong case for at least two-thirds of the nonet: GZA has the old-fashioned flow and the foreboding intellect; Method Man oozes cunning and charisma; the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard was pure funk, like the human embodiment of a James …

DeepMind just published a mind blowing paper: PathNet.

Potentially describing what general artificial intelligence will look like.<p>Since scientists started building and training neural networks, Transfer …

Brands struggle to sustain ‘purpose’ commitments

en_GB<p>article<p>As high-profile brands such as Apple and Diageo fall out of the top 100 for 'purpose', it seems many companies are not following through …

Machine learning: why we mustn’t be slaves to the algorithm

There’s a huge buzz around the marvels of machine learning, but computers are only as good as the biased data we feed them<p>The tech craze <i>du jour</i> is machine learning (ML). Billions of dollars of venture capital are being poured into it. All the big tech companies are deep into it. Every computer …

Machine Learning

How the advertising industry is wasting talent and what we can do about it.

<b>by Andy Grayson and Graham North</b><p><b>Can we please stop all the whining about how advertising is irreparably broken?</b><p>You can’t look at your feed these days …

The future of finance: Banking as a platform

Technology has lent itself well to changing and revolutionizing the world around us. Over time, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, travel from place to place, conduct business, and how we maintain and organize our lives.<p>As more technology has developed over the years and …

Banking

Automation Will Make Us Rethink What a “Job” Really Is

As businesses enter the unchartered waters of machine intelligence – where machines learn by experience and improve their performance over time – researchers are trying to predict its impact on jobs and work. Optimists suggest that by taking over cognitive but labor-intensive chores the intelligent …

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

Personalized Advertising is an Oxymoron

or: <b>How We Forgot That Minority Report Was A Dystopian Vision</b><p><i>This post was selected by the editors of</i> Context <i>as one of the best posts about the</i> …

The top 5 secrets of great creative work

To promote its AI horror thriller, Morgan, film studio 20th Century Fox commissioned technology platform IBM Watson to analyze the movie and generate …

When 5 Billion Customers Shift Their Habits, You Shift With Them.

How Marc Pritchard works with Google, Facebook, and Snapchat to help P&G transition to a new world order<p>If you’re a senior executive running a …

Do You Want My Attention? Then Make Something New.

Everything your company does, it does for the scarce resource of attention.<p>All work is transformation<p>If you use effort to achieve an objective, …

Barack Obama on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Cars, and the Future of Humanity | WIRED

Photographs by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos for WIRED<p>IT’S HARD TO think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 …

How Successful Leaders Think

We are drawn to the stories of effective leaders in action. Their decisiveness invigorates us. The events that unfold from their bold moves, often culminating in successful outcomes, make for gripping narratives. Perhaps most important, we turn to accounts of their deeds for lessons that we can …

Art of the lie

CONSIDER how far Donald Trump is estranged from fact. He inhabits a fantastical realm where Barack Obama’s birth certificate was faked, the president …