Saturday, February 11, 2017

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They can't see his data. He can't see them. But Richard Craib believes the blind can lead the blind to a better hedge fund.
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A Note From Today's Guest Editor, WIRED
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WIRED is taking over Digg today to serve up a selection of stories about artificial intelligence. Read their editor's note here.
IT TOOK OUR JOBS
WALL STREET WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
7,500 Faceless Coders Paid In Bitcoin Built A Hedge Fund's Brain
wired.com
They can't see his data. He can't see them. But Richard Craib believes the blind can lead the blind to a better hedge fund.
YEAH, THAT'S ALSO BAD
The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's The End Of The Middle Class
wired.com
The world's top AI researchers met to consider the threats posed by their research. The global economy could be the first casualty.
AI CAN PLAY THEIR CARDS RIGHT
Rival AIs Battle To Rule Poker (And Global Politics)
wired.com
Two research groups are battling to build AI that can crack no-limit Texas Holds 'Em. That could be useful — with auctions, politics, even financial markets.
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DOING IT BETTER THAN US
TALK ACCURATELY TO ME
Listen To The Super Lifelike Computer Voice Google Is Building
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DeepMind — the Google company behind AlphaGo, the groundbreaking "Go"-playing bot — is working on a new speech generator called WaveNet, and it sounds really, really good.
DOING ITS OWN THING
The $10,500 Robot Arm That Can Build Its Coworkers
qz.com
Also, it doesn't stab people.
BUILDING A COMMON SENSE ENGINE
One Genius' Lonely Crusade To Teach A Computer Common Sense
wired.com
For decades, as the tech world passed him by, Doug Lenat has fed computers millions of rules for daily life. Is this the way to artificial common sense?
GROWING UP SO FAST
THE NEW WAVE OF AI
The Great AI Awakening
nytimes.com
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
EMBRACING CHILDISH BEHAVIOR
The Future Of Computers Is The Mind Of A Toddler
bloomberg.com
Facebook and Google are trying to create artificial intelligence that mimics the human brain. First, they need to figure out how our own minds work.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
VIRTUAL FRIEND
This Japanese Holographic Home Assistant Is Super Creepy
digg.com
The device is called 'Azuma' and she is trying to give 'Siri' and 'Alexa' a run for their money. But she's also super creepy. Just watch.
That's all for this email! Check out Digg.com for more of WIRED's picks and have a splendid weekend.

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