Sep 22, 2021

5 Posts

Hypothesis-Driven thinking chart
Sep 22, 2021

The Batch: Distance Killing, Walmart Revs Driverless Delivery, Neural Net Learns Sense Of Style, UN Versus AI

In my experience, the most sophisticated decision makers tend to be hypothesis-driven thinkers. They may be engineers solving a technical problem, product designers fulfilling a customer need, or entrepreneurs growing a business.
9 min read
Nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's funeral
Sep 22, 2021

Distance Killing: Israeli Agents Assasinated Iranian Scientist With AI-Sniper Rifle

A remote sniper used an automated system to take out a human target located thousands of miles away.What happened: The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad used an AI-assisted rifle in the November killing of Iran’s chief nuclear scientist,
2 min read
Commercial showing Walmart's self-driving delivery vehicles
Sep 22, 2021

Driverless Delivery in High Gear: Walmart Tests Self-Driving Delivery Vehicles

Walmart aims to deliver goods via self-driving vehicles this year.What’s new: The retail giant will test autonomous delivery in three U.S. cities. Cars built by Ford and piloted by Argo AI will ferry merchandise
1 min read
Animation showing image-to-image style transfer — mapping process
Sep 22, 2021

AI With a Sense of Style: Style Transfer Method Produces Consistent Output in Successive Frames

The process known as image-to-image style transfer — mapping, say, the character of a painting’s brushstrokes onto a photo — can render inconsistent results. When they apply the styles of different artists to the same target
3 min read
United Nations (UN) logo displayed multiple times
Sep 22, 2021

UN Calls Out AI: UN Report Highlights AI-Related Risks for Privacy, Bias

Human rights officials called for limits on some uses of AI.What’s new: Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, appealed to the organization’s member states to suspend certain
1 min read

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