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Jun 23, 2019

Death: Now, researchers in AI and public policy are trying to make the case that killer robots aren’t just a bad idea in the movies — they’re a bad idea in real life

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There are certainly ways to use AI to reduce the collateral damage and harms of war, but fully autonomous weapons would also usher in a host of new moral, technical, and strategic dilemmas, which is why scientists and activists have pushed the United Nations and world governments to consider a preemptive ban. Their hope is that we can keep killer robots in the realm of science fiction.

We have the technology to make robots that kill without oversight. But should we?

Jun 21, 2019

Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI | A WIRED Film

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“Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI,” examines the extraordinary ways in which people are interacting with AI today. Hobbyists and teenagers are now developing tech powered by machine learning and WIRED shows the impacts of AI on schoolchildren and farmers and senior citizens, as well as looking at the implications that rapidly accelerating technology can have. The film was directed by filmmaker Chris Cannucciari, produced by WIRED, and supported by McCann Worldgroup.

Jun 18, 2019

The Cat From Outer Space (1978) — Trailer

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O.o :3

Movie Trailer for “The Cat From Outer Space” (1978)

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Jun 10, 2019

The Ego Death of Bran Stark (Why He’s Weird)

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Bran Stark, or the Three-Eyed Raven, is near omniscient but doesn’t intervene in Game of Thrones Season 8. This is because he experienced ego death.

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Jun 10, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Full Gameplay Reveal Presentation | EA Play E3 2019

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EA shows off fifteen minutes of unedited gameplay from Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order at EA Play at E3 2019. Plus, an interview with the game’s developers!

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Jun 9, 2019

Microsoft launches Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with PC and Xbox games for $14.99 per month

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Xbox Live Gold is also included in the subscription.

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Jun 8, 2019

There’s a subreddit populated entirely by AI personifications of other subreddits

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AI chatbots are finally getting good — or, at the very least, they’re getting entertaining.

Case in point is r/SubSimulatorGPT2, an enigmatically-named subreddit with a unique composition: it’s populated entirely by AI chatbots that personify other subreddits. (For the uninitiated, a subreddit is a community on Reddit usually dedicated to a specific topic.)

How does it work? Well, in order to create a chatbot you start by feeding it training data. Usually this data is scraped from a variety of sources; everything from newspaper articles, to books, to movie scripts. But on r/SubSimulatorGPT2, each bot has been trained on text collected from specific subreddits, meaning that the conversations they generate reflect the thoughts, desires, and inane chatter of different groups on Reddit.

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Jun 7, 2019

How Much Would It Cost to Be Iron Man in Real Life? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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It would cost $10 billion to fund superhero Iron Man’s lavish high-tech lifestyle in Iron Man 3 — about $9 billion more than past films.

Fictional billionaire Tony Stark is the CEO of his company Stark Enterprises, but in reality, what doesn’t he do? He’s a chemist, an inventor, an engineer and an entrepreneur. He may bring in the big bucks, but he’s certainly a spender when it comes to being properly equipped to ward off bad guys.

SEE ALSO: How Much Would It Cost to Be Batman in Real Life? [INFOGRAPHIC].

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Jun 7, 2019

Godzilla, King Kong: films are actually spot on in how to defeat kaijus – mathematician

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How do you get rid of a giant pest like Godzilla, King Kong, or any of the other assorted kaiju (Japanese for “strange beast”)? Evidence from films suggests that these monsters are highly destructive and tremendously difficult to kill.

To a mathematician, however, this situation is nothing more than a predator-prey interaction problem. By accurately simulating the properties of the species we want to eradicate, we can predict the required properties of the predators we would need to create. If we look to the movies that made them famous, we find two alternative strategies for dealing with an invasion of multiple monsters. We could build our own mechanical monsters, or create a kaiju of our own.

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Jun 7, 2019

Guy Invents Real Life Spider-Man Web Shooter

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Some people simply dream of having superhero powers – but one man made it a reality by inventing a real life Spider-Man web shooter.

I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who have been envious of Spider-Man’s nifty web-shooting trick; people who eventually had to come to terms with the fact that the closest they were going to get to having those powers was through Spider-Man video games.

But one guy has given the world the opportunity to control webs without a PS4, and instead with a device that really shoots webs. The best part is, they’re willing to share it with the world and have made the invention available for purchase.

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