How an artificial brain could help us outsmart hackers

How an artificial brain could help us to outsmart hackers

  • The big conceptual difference between deep learning and traditional machine learning is that deep learning is the first, and currently the only learning method that is capable of training directly on the raw data (e.g., the pixels in our face recognition example), without any need for feature extraction.
  • When applying traditional machine learning, it is necessary to first convert the computer files from raw bytes to a list of features (e.g., important API calls, etc), and only then is this list of features fed into the machine learning module.
  • Additionally, unlike traditional machine learning, which reaches a performance ceiling as the number of files it is trained on increases, deep learning can effectively improve as the datasets grow, to the extent of hundreds of millions of malicious and legitimate files.
  • The results of benchmarks that compare the performance of deep learning vs traditional machine learning in cybersecurity show that deep learning results in a considerably higher detection rate and a lower false positive rate.
  • As malware developers use more advanced methods to create new malware, the gap between the detection rates of deep learning vs traditional machine learning will grow wider; and in coming years it will be critical to rely on deep learning in order to have a realistic chance of foiling the most sophisticated attacks.

During the past few years, deep learning has revolutionized nearly every field it has been applied to, resulting in the greatest leap in performance in the history of computer science.
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Dubai is introducing robotic policemen, to make up 25% of the force by 2030

Robotic policemen will make up 25% of Dubai's police force by 2030  #AI

  • On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force.
  • This modified version of the REEM robot (Designed by PAL robotics and unveiled in 2011) is capable of feeding video to a command center, forwarding reported crimes to police, settling fines, facial recognition, and speaking nine languages.
  • Dubai hopes robots will constitute 25 percent of its police force by 2030, with the next stage being to use them as receptionists in police stations.
  • Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, General Director of Dubai Police’s Smart Services Department, told CNN that they eventually want to release a “fully-functional robot that can work as [a] normal police officer.”
  • In February, China started using the AnBot that uses facial recognition to identify criminals and is capable of following them until the police arrive.

On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force. This modified version of the REEM robot (Designed by PAL robotics and unveiled in 2011) is capable of feeding video to a command center, forwarding reported crimes to police, settling fines, facial recognition, and speaking nine languages. It will operate at most malls and tourist attractions.
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Dubai is introducing robotic policemen, to make up 25% of the force by 2030

Dubai is introducing robotic policemen, to make up 25% of the force by 2030  #AI

  • On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force.
  • This modified version of the REEM robot (Designed by PAL robotics and unveiled in 2011) is capable of feeding video to a command center, forwarding reported crimes to police, settling fines, facial recognition, and speaking nine languages.
  • Dubai hopes robots will constitute 25 percent of its police force by 2030, with the next stage being to use them as receptionists in police stations.
  • Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, General Director of Dubai Police’s Smart Services Department, told CNN that they eventually want to release a “fully-functional robot that can work as [a] normal police officer.”
  • In February, China started using the AnBot that uses facial recognition to identify criminals and is capable of following them until the police arrive.

On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force. This modified version of the REEM robot (Designed by PAL robotics and unveiled in 2011) is capable of feeding video to a command center, forwarding reported crimes to police, settling fines, facial recognition, and speaking nine languages. It will operate at most malls and tourist attractions.
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A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

A designer's guide to the $15 billion artificial intelligence industry  (from 2016)

  • The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users.
  • It allows designers to cater to, and anticipate, individual users’ needs.
  • With AI, products and services aren’t just performing basic functions; they’re emotionally aware, letting designers create the best experience for each user.
  • Psychology: The way an AI system communicates with users at 2 p.m. should be different from the way it talks to them at 2 a.m., taking into account the unusually late time and understanding that the users are likely frustrated because they can’t sleep, playful because they’ve been drinking, or panicked because there’s been an emergency.
  • Designers have to understand the many ways users might react in different scenarios and how they will express their intention depending on factors like their mood, location, and what they ate that day.

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.

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Facebook is using machine learning to prevent suicide

Facebook is using machine learning to prevent suicide  #technology

  • Social networks have made headlines for inadvertently providing a forum for those planning to take their own lives, with a number of people livestreaming their suicide attempts.
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    Identifying high-risk cases

    Facebook has now taken the initiative to monitor its network actively for hints that someone may be contemplating to commit suicide.

  • “The AI is actually more accurate than the reports that we get from people that are flagged as suicide and self-injury,” Facebook Product Manager Vanessa Callison-Burch said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
  • To tackle the live video streaming of suicide attempts, Facebook has also launched a new tool for friends to report videos that concern them.
  • Image: Facebook

    How other digital platforms react

    If you search ‘how to commit suicide’ on Google, the search engine flags up the Samaritan’s helpline, along with ads for a number of other support organisations.

Social networks have made headlines for inadvertently providing a forum for those planning to take their own lives, with a number of people livestreaming their suicide attempts.
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Facebook is using machine learning to prevent suicide

Facebook is using machine learning to prevent suicide  #technology

  • Social networks have made headlines for inadvertently providing a forum for those planning to take their own lives, with a number of people livestreaming their suicide attempts.
  • Image: Facebook

    Identifying high-risk cases

    Facebook has now taken the initiative to monitor its network actively for hints that someone may be contemplating to commit suicide.

  • “The AI is actually more accurate than the reports that we get from people that are flagged as suicide and self-injury,” Facebook Product Manager Vanessa Callison-Burch said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
  • To tackle the live video streaming of suicide attempts, Facebook has also launched a new tool for friends to report videos that concern them.
  • Image: Facebook

    How other digital platforms react

    If you search ‘how to commit suicide’ on Google, the search engine flags up the Samaritan’s helpline, along with ads for a number of other support organisations.

Social networks have made headlines for inadvertently providing a forum for those planning to take their own lives, with a number of people livestreaming their suicide attempts.
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Taxing robots? This is why we might need to

Taxing robots? This is why we might need to @RobertJShiller  #AI

  • Optimists point out that there have always been new jobs for people replaced by technology; but, as the robot revolution accelerates, doubts about how well this will work out continue to grow.
  • A tax on robots, its advocates hope, might slow down the process, at least temporarily, and provide revenues to finance adjustment, like retraining programs for displaced workers.
  • But let’s not rule out so quickly at least modest robot taxes during the transition to a different world of work.
  • And while this would not tax individual human success, as income taxes do, it might in fact imply somewhat higher taxes on higher incomes, if high incomes are earned in activities that involve replacing humans with robots.
  • A moderate tax on robots, even a temporary tax that merely slows the adoption of disruptive technology, seems a natural component of a policy to address rising inequality.

The idea of a tax on robots was raised last May in a draft report to the European Parliament prepared by MEP Mady Delvaux from the Committee on Legal Affairs. Emphasizing how robots could boost inequality, the report proposed that there might be a “need to introduce corporate reporting requirements on the extent and proportion of the contribution of robotics and AI to the economic results of a company for the purpose of taxation and social security contributions.”
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