Aug 23, 2019
The National Security Commission on AI solicits creative and original ideas to challenge the status quo assumptions on maintaining US global leadership in AI. Researchers at MIT and Colgate publish an engineering *concept* that would use superconducting nanowires to mimic artificial neurons in a way that would theoretically match the energy efficiency of brains. Microsoft invests $1B in OpenAI to create brain-like machines. A proposed bill would prohibit the use of facial recognition technology for all public housing units that receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle demonstrate that octopuses' arms are capable of making decisions without input from their brains, with more than 350 million of its 500 million neurons in their arms. Google DeepMInd uses a generative adversarial model to generate fictional videos with DVD-GAN.
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