1. Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation
Researchers said the profiles, linked to the Epoch Media Group, used photos generated by artificial intelligence in a preview of an “eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation.” Facebook said on Friday that it had removed hundreds of accounts with ties to the Epoch Media Group, parent company of the Falun Gong-related publication and conservative news outlet The Epoch Times.
Read More On: The New York Times
2. Robert Downey Jr launches YouTube doc featuring AI baby
The documentary – produced by the actor in partnership with his wife Susan – is one of the platform’s highest profile and biggest-budgeted factual commissions to date. The Avengers star is expected to give the Age of AI mass appeal. One AI expert said there was “lots of eye candy for viewers with short attention spans”.
Read More On: BBC News
3. AI Will Transform The Field Of Law
The law touches every corner of the business world. Virtually everything that companies do sales, purchases, partnerships, mergers, reorganizations—they do via legally enforceable contracts. Innovation would grind to a halt without a well-developed body of intellectual property law. Day to day, whether we recognize it or not, each of us operates against the backdrop of our legal regime and the implicit possibility of litigation.
Author: Rob Toews
Read More On: Forbes
4. Why video games and board games aren’t a good measure of AI intelligence
Measuring the intelligence of AI is one of the trickiest but most important questions in the field of computer science. If you can’t understand whether the machine you’ve built is cleverer today than it was yesterday, how do you know you’re making progress?
Author: James Vincent
Read More On: The Verge
5. Ripple raises $200 million to improve global payments
Ripple has raised a $200 million Series C funding round. Tetragon is leading the round, with SBI Holdings and Route 66 Ventures also participating. According to Fortune, the company is now valued at $10 billion. “We are in a strong financial position to execute against our vision. As others in the blockchain space have slowed their growth or even shut down, we have accelerated our momentum and industry leadership throughout 2019,” Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said in the announcement.
Author: Romain Dillet
Read More On: TechCrunch
6. Alibaba Patents Would Secure, Accelerate Its Consortium Blockchain
One patent aims to reduce the time to verify block data, while the other is designed to help participants set a validity period for a transaction in a blockchain network. Both of the patents were approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week. The approvals comes at a time with Ant Financial, the fintech arm of Alibaba, announced the launch of its Ant Open Blockchain Alliance, a consortium that aims to finance small and medium-sized businesses on its blockchain-based platform.
Author: David Pan
Read More On: Coindesk
7. Why Cognitive Technology May Be A Better Term Than Artificial Intelligence
One of the challenges for those tracking the artificial intelligence industry is that, surprisingly, there’s no accepted, standard definition of what artificial intelligence really is. AI luminaries all have slightly different definitions of what AI is.
Author: Kathleen Walch
Read More On: Forbes
8. Is China Beating America to AI Supremacy?
Beijing is not just trying to master artificial intelligence—it is succeeding. AI will have as transformative an impact on commerce and national security over the next two decades as semiconductors, computers and the web have had over the past quarter century.
Author: Graham Allison
Read More On: The National Interest
9. By 2025 Nearly 5% of China’s Workforce Will Be Replaced by Robots, Reveals New Survey
A new survey by the Wuhan University Institute of Quality Development Strategy is revealing that in the next five years, machinery and robotics are set to take over nearly5% of China’s workers. The report surveyed nearly 2,000 companies in China.
Read More On: Interesting Engineering
10. Facebook Removes Accounts With AI Generated Profile Photos
The network used fake accounts, artificial amplification, and, notably, profile photos of fake faces generated using artificial intelligence.