Four short links: 6 June 2016

Intelligence Follows Data, Shell Style, Moral Robots, and Artificial Kidney

By Nat Torkington
June 6, 2016
Four short links
  1. The Barbell Effect of Machine LearningMachine learning will likely have a profound barbell effect on the technology landscape. On one hand, it will democratize basic intelligence through the commoditization and diffusion of services such as image recognition and translation into software broadly. On the other, it will concentrate higher-order intelligence in the hands of a relatively small number of incumbents that control the lion’s share of their industry’s data.
  2. Shell Style Guide — Google’s scripting style guide.
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  4. Moral Cognition — Brown University research. [O]ur lab has begun to examine what it would take to instil a robot (or any AI) with moral competence. (via IEEE Spectrum)
  5. The Kidney ProjectA national research project is under way to create a small, surgically implanted, and free-standing bioartificial kidney to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
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