Berto Jongman: This million-core [neural network] supercomputer inspired by the human brain breaks all the rules

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Berto Jongman

This million-core supercomputer inspired by the human brain breaks all the rules

SpiNNaker’s spiking neural network mimics the human brain, and could fuel breakthroughs in robotics and health.

Historically, the difficulty in making computers that could mimic the brain largely comes down to connectivity. Neurons — the nerve fibres that travel throughout the body and largely terminate in the brain — each have thousands of inputs and thousands of outputs. Computing systems struggle with anything on a similar scale.

Currently, it models one percent of the human brain, so a SpiNNaker system that could give a robot human-level cognition would require something of an engineering miracle.

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Berto Jongman: Information Technology Futures

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Berto Jongman

What Tech Will Look Like in 2039

Open source technology trends 2019

Phi Beta Iota: They both ignore short-falls in data collection (1%) and data processing (1% of the 1% we collect) and none of them really speak to sense-making tools and collective human intelligence.

Berto Jongman: Artificial Intelligence Alarm? AI Predictions for 2019…

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Berto Jongman

Gobal AI experts sound the alarm

Leading researchers co-author unique report warning of the malicious use of AI in the coming decade

AI predictions for 2019 that you can’t afford to ignore

List only, and comment, below the fold.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon End of Year Wrap

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Stephen E. Arnold

Amazonia for 31 December 2018

Highlights:

Amazon Does Ontologies
Amazon Drones Stalled
More Store Fronts and More Pressure on Delivery Services
Amazon Flicks to Physical Theaters
Play Ball with Amazon
Amazon Wants to AWS Health Care
Amazon Solimo: Stalled? What’s a Solimo

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Stephen E. Arnold: Search for a Person in China…

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Stephen E. Arnold

Search for a Person in China: Three Seconds and You Are Good to Go

read “Welcome to Dystopia : China Introduces AI Powered Tracking Uniform in Schools.” The article explains that “China has started to introduce school uniforms which track pupils all the time.”

The “all” is problematic. A student equipped with the new uniform has to take it off, presumably for normal body maintenance and the inevitable cleaning process.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Do It Yourself Neural Network

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Stephen E. Arnold

DIY Neural Network Could Be First Step In Big Change

The once complex is beginning to become easy.

Data scientists make a lot of comparisons between the network of neurons in our brain and the way big data search operates. We tend to think that’s a pretty good comparison. So, when we discovered someone came up with a way to build a neural network from scratch, the armchair brain surgeon in us couldn’t resist. We learned more from a recent Toward Data Science piece, “How to Build Your Own Neural Network from Scratch in Python.”

According to the piece:

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Stephen E. Arnold: Deep Fakes – AI Shows Its Hand in Creating the Matrix

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Stephen E. Arnold

Deep Fakes: Technology Is Usually Neutral

Ferreting out fake news has become an obsession for search and AI jockeys around the globe. However, those jobs are nothing compared to the wave of fake photos and videos that grow increasingly convincing as technology helps to iron out the wrinkles. That’s a scary prospect to more than a few experts, as we discovered in a recent MIT Technology Review article, “Deepfake Busting Apps Can Spot Even A Single Pixel Out of Place.”

According to the story:

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Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Update Including Lockheed Martin Satellite Grid Deal…

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Stephen E. Arnold

Amazonia for December 10, 2018

  • What’s with Amazon in the space data game? We learned  about “Amazon’s Plan to Profit from Space Data” from the Daily Herald. Here’s the plan: “Rather than build its own satellite dishes and ground stations, the company has brokered an exclusive “multiyear strategic business agreement” with Bethesda-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which manufactures and operates satellites for the U.S. military.” Useful for policeware and intelware use cases, don’t you think? Nah.
  • How much money does Amazon’s Prime video generate? Variety states that it is $1.7 billion. I thought Prime was for shipping. What about the data those viewing habits spin out? What happens if those data are cross matched to book browsing, purchase history, and method of payment? Grab some popcorn and kick back. Relax. It’s Amazon.

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Robert Steele: POTUS Truth Channel Fake News? Comment

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

A Fake News item that is conceptually sound but factually incorrect, has been published, President Trump Begins Purge Of Main Stream Media – Finally.

According to this article, the elements of the Trump Truth Channel will be as follows, all as allegedly included in the National Defense Act (false):

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