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September 15, 2018 Curated Content: The AI Cargo Cult: The Myth of a Superhuman AI

“The AI Cargo Cult: The Myth of a Superhuman AI,” Kevin Kelley, Wired, April 25, 2017
The founding editor of Wired magazine exposes the unproven assumptions regarding the development of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and lays out a way to think about machine intelligence that is more consistent with the actual science.

“Google AI Tool Identifies a Tumor’s Mutations From an Image,” Megan Molteni, Wired, September 17, 2018
Article reporting on an AI system at New York University that can do what humans cannot: identify the genetic mutations teeming inside a tumor from just a picture.

“The World Bank’s latest tool for fighting famine: Artificial intelligence,” Peter Holley, The Washington Post, September 23, 2018
Article describing how new AI tools will allow a coalition of aid organizations to better predict famine prospects across the globe.

“The great AI duopoly,” Nathan Gardels, The Washington Post, September 24, 2018
Interview with Kai-Fu Lee, chairman of Sinovation Ventures and the president of its Artificial Intelligence Institute, about his new book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order, in which he asserts that China and the U.S. will dominate in AI, with each evidencing particular strengths and weaknesses.

“How to Rein in Our Robots,” Tony Deller, Medium, September 26, 2018
Article identifies several approaches to articulating a set of ethical rules for robot behavior.

“Darpa Goes Underground for Its Most Daring Robot Extravaganza Yet,” Matt Simon, Wired, September 28, 2018
Following upon its Grand Challenge, a desert race between autonomous vehicles, and its Robotics Challenge, in which humanoid robots tried to open doors and drive carts, DARPA has announced a new Subterranean Challenge in which robots will attempt to navigate a series of caves and underground urban tunnels. Some have already called it the Death to All Robots Challange.

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