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ladajo
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Re: Skynet is coming.

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So what you are really saying here is that rogue rouge is in style...
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These incredibly realistic fake faces show how algorithms can now mess with us


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Nvidia researchers posted details of the method for producing completely imaginary fake faces with stunning, almost eerie, realism (here’s the paper).

The researchers, Tero Karras, Samuli Laine, and Timo Aila, came up with a new way of constructing a generative adversarial network, or GAN.

GANs employ two dueling neural networks to train a computer to learn the nature of a data set well enough to generate convincing fakes. When applied to images, this provides a way to generate often highly realistic fakery. The same Nvidia researchers have previously used the technique to create artificial celebrities (read our profile of the inventor of GANs, Ian Goodfellow).

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6126 ... s-with-us/
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The Wall Street Journal
Secret U.S. missile reportedly can kill terrorist targets without an explosion and with minimized collateral damage
Published: May 16, 2019 1:09 p.m. ET


ImageDetail from illustration of the R9X weapon system

The R9X is known colloquially as the ‘flying Ginsu,’ for the blades that can cut through buildings or car roofs and kill the target. The nickname is a reference to the sold-on-TV knives whose commercials showed them cutting through tree branches and tomatoes alike. The weapon has also been referred to as the ‘Ninja bomb.’



WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has developed a specially designed, secret missile for pinpoint airstrikes that kill terrorist leaders with no explosion, drastically reducing damage and minimizing the chances of civilian casualties, multiple current and former U.S. officials said.

Both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon have used the weapon while closely guarding its existence. A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, the weapon carries an inert warhead. Instead of exploding, it is designed to plunge more than 100 pounds of metal through the tops of cars and buildings to kill its target without harming individuals and property close by.

The R9X is known colloquially as the ‘flying Ginsu,’ for the blades that can cut through buildings or car roofs and kill the target. The nickname is a reference to the sold-on-TV knives whose commercials showed them cutting through tree branches and tomatoes alike. The weapon has also been referred to as the ‘Ninja bomb.’


To the targeted person, it is as if a speeding anvil fell from the sky, the officials said. But this variant of the Hellfire missile, designated as the R9X, also comes equipped with a different kind of payload: a halo of six long blades that are stowed inside and then deploy through the skin of the missile seconds before impact to ensure that it shreds anything in its tracks.

Details about the secret weapon and its deployment were confirmed by more than a dozen current and former U.S. officials. Its development and use haven’t been previously disclosed, though its existence has been the subject of speculation.





https://www.marketwatch.com/story/newly ... latestnews

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Didn't the first Sherman Tank ammo in WW2 use a coiled razor sharp ribbon in the shell that would unravel inside the target?
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In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE

Published on Dec 2, 2019


A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China.

FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society.





00:00 Introduction.
02:23 In the Age of AI.
06:42 Part 1 - China has a Plan.
21:40 Part 2 - The Promise.
42:00 Part 3 - The Future of Work.
1:06:24 Part 4 - The Surveillance Capitalists.
1:32:28 Part 5 - The Surveillance State.


44:30 I trusted the machines when my car was replacing my horse, or my computer was replacing my phone or my newspaper. However now AI is replacing my brain. That is very different.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dZ_lvDgevk

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Musk's Neuralink venture unveils pig with computer chip in brain

Synopsis
Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, dementia and spinal cord injuries.

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Musk has a history of bringing together diverse experts to drastically accelerate the development of innovations previously limited to academic labs, including rocket, hyperloop and electrical vehicle technologies through companies such as Tesla Inc and SpaceX.

By Tina Bellon

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, demonstrating an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.

Co-founded by Musk in 2016, San Francisco-based Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.

"An implantable device can actually solve these problems," Musk said on a webcast Friday, mentioning ailments such as memory loss, hearing loss, depression and insomnia.

But Musk said the focus of Friday's event was recruiting.

"We're not trying to raise money," Musk said. "We're trying to convince great people to come work at Neuralink."



Musk has a history of bringing together diverse experts to drastically accelerate the development of innovations previously limited to academic labs, including rocket, hyperloop and electrical vehicle technologies through companies such as Tesla Inc and SpaceX.

Neuralink has received $158 million in funding, $100 million of which came from Musk, and employs roughly 100 staff members, according to LinkedIn data.

During a Neuralink presentation in July 2019, Musk said the company was aiming to receive regulatory approval to implant its device in human trials by the end of this year. Beyond healthcare, Musk, who frequently warns about the risks of artificial intelligence, has said the implant would "secure humanity's future as a civilization relative to AI."

Musk described Neuralink's sensor, which is roughly eight millimeters (three-tenths of an inch) in diameter, or smaller than a fingertip, as "a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires."

With the help of a sophisticated robot, flexible threads or wires smaller than a human hair are implanted in brain areas responsible for motor and sensory functions while the recipient is under only local anesthesia. The device is removable, Musk said.

Neuroscience experts said that while Neuralink's mission to read and stimulate brain activity in humans is feasible, the company's timeline appeared overly ambitious.

"Everyone in the field would be very impressed if they actually showed data from a device implanted in a human," said Graeme Moffat, a University of Toronto neuroscience research fellow.

Small devices that electronically stimulate nerves and brain areas to treat hearing loss and Parkinson's disease have been implanted in humans for decades.

Neuroscientists have also conducted brain implant trials with a small number of people who have lost control of bodily functions due to spiral cord injuries or neurological conditions like strokes. Humans in those trials could control robotic limbs or small objects, like a computer keyboard or mouse curser, but have yet to complete more sophisticated tasks.

Most of the current cutting-edge research in brain-machine interface is conducted on animals, scientists note, with safety challenges and lengthy regulatory approval procedures preventing larger human trials.

Brain-machine interface science has had a surge in investment activity over in recent years with startups such as Kernel, Paradromics and NeuroPace trying to exploit advancements in material, wireless and signaling technology.

The field also includes established medical device maker Medtronic PLC, which produces brain implants to treat Parkinson's disease, essential tremors, epilepsy and other conditions.

But scientists still face a range of issues, including preventing tissue scarring around the implant, the quality of measurements and the development of machine-learning algorithms to interpret brain signals, said Amy Orsborn, an assistant professor at the University of Washington who researches neural interfaces.

"I don't think we know what the magic bullet is, we only know the problem," Orsborn told Reuters.



https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/sm ... 816696.cms

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Re: Skynet is coming.

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one would logically assume that if it could read your mind and you can control external object by it the reverse could be true.
That is how I/O systems work.
I for one welcome our robot overlords
I am not a nuclear physicist, but play one on the internet.

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