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AGG for the WEEK OF Aug 15- Aug 21

BREAKING NEWS!

Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS! (Updates on stories)

Carnegie Mellon researchers create the most convincing deepfakes yet | VentureBeat

Man sues over Google’s “Location History” fiasco, case could affect millions – Ars Technica

 

TECHNOLOGY/AI

China Is Leading in Artificial Intelligence–and American Businesses Should Take Note | Inc.com

Here’s the funniest, most scathing, most informative and most useful talk on AI and security / Boing Boing

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans | TechCrunch

Gartner says AI and biohacking will shape the future of tech – SiliconANGLE

To hone its collaborative skills, this AI is taking on the world’s top video game players | Science | AAAS

A.I. in diabetes care: Can we trust it if we don’t know how it works?

AI could make dodgy lip sync dubbing a thing of the past

AI will try to paint what you tell it to, often generating surreal horrors / Boing Boing

Christie’s Will Be the First Auction House to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence | Smart News | Smithsonian

Artificial General Intelligence Is Here, and Impala Is Its Name – ExtremeTech

Nvidia is using AI in chips to make video games even more realistic – MIT Technology Review

Electric flight is coming, but the batteries aren’t ready – The Verge

 

LEFT-WING ACTS OF VIOLENCE

Social Distortion Frontman Mike Ness Accused Of Attacking Trump Supporter – CBS Sacramento

Man Attacked By Antifa For Holding ‘Fascist’ American Flag Turns Out To Be Bernie Supporter

 

ROBOTS THAT DO THINGS!

AI robots to help teach English in 500 classrooms next year – Japan Today

Video Tuesday: Robot Film Festival Highlights – IEEE Spectrum

Robot jobs revolution: British workers will be wiped out by artificial intelligence | Daily Star

Is a robot going to take over your job? Future tech expert answers all the important questions about AI – Mirror Online

Use of ‘killer robots’ in wars would breach law, say campaigners | Science | The Guardian

 

BIOMEDICAL/GENETICS/TRANSHUMANISM

Scientists Reverse Wrinkles, Restore Hair Growth In Mice. Implications Are ‘Huge’ For Aging Research

Scientists Crack Wheat’s Absurdly Complex Genome – The Atlantic

China Gets Another Crispr First With Embryo Base Editing | WIRED

New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease

Invitae May Become The Amazon Of Genetics – And It’s Happening Faster Than Expected

Is US Government Developing Real-Life Supersoldier, Wonder-Dog In New Research Program?  | Zero Hedge

Bacteria build stronger biosynthetic spider silk, protein by protein

Genetic link discovered between circadian rhythms and mood disorders

How Scientists Discovered Extra Steps in Evolution | The New Republic

 

CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND SOMETIMES FACTS!

Alex Jones, InfoWars accused of destroying evidence related to Sandy Hook suit

Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue : NPR

Meghan Markle’s dad compared the Royal Family to Scientologists – INSIDER

Harvard speaker busts coconut oil health myth calling it ‘pure poison’

 

“THE FOUR HORSEMEN of the TECHNOCALYPSE!”

Elon Musk Is Broken, and We Have Broken Him | WIRED

SEC Could Face Backlash if Elon Musk Is Exonerated

 

SPACE/ALIEN/ETs/UFOs

LUCA: Study says life came not long after first planet impact – SlashGear

Chance of alien life given massive boost as scientists reveal water ‘likely’ on thousands of exoplanets | Fox News

They’ve ‘Seen Things’ – The New York Times

Are We Alone?

Mysterious fur-covered sea ‘monster’ washes up on beach: ‘Could it be some ancient creature?’ | Fox News

 

FACEBOOK FACEPALMS

Facebook Is Now Quietly Scoring How Trustworthy You Are

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources | Article [AMP] | Reuters

Facebook: Iran has been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011 – Ars Technica

 

SOCIAL MEDIA/GOOGLE/AMAZON

Do teens use Facebook? It depends on their family’s income — Quartz

Facebook Just Got a Brilliant Message It Never Saw Coming | Inc.com

Anti-Facebook site launches despite legal threats

Trump, incensed by Twitter’s Alex Jones…

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This is not a military robot but I just saw an advertisement on Facebook for a new robot it's called The Fold mate it fold your clothes and organizes them it's kind of cool one of the things they said was finally a robot that fold your clothes! James in Central Michigan.

  2. Us, God's children against evil aka AI , Robots evil. Glad am not on Facebook. Can we shot down the internet go back to hand written letters of information? 😬😇🙏

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