Ideamotive Weekly Digest #4

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Patrycja Mach
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A proactive approach to more secure code

  • Microsoft Security Response Centre claims that the majority of vulnerabilities are caused by developers who have accidentally inserted memory corruption bugs into their C and C++ code. 
  • Microsoft provides many tools to help write secure code like complex static analysis tools, taint analysis and constraint solvers.
  • Rather than investing in more tools, they consider languages regarded as safe from memory corruption vulnerabilities. 
  • Rust, invented by Mozilla, was mentioned as the most promising programming language consistent with the requirements.

Microsoft invests in and partners with OpenAI to support us building beneficial AGI

  • Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI .
  • They’re partnering to develop a platform within Microsoft Azure.
  • Microsoft wants to use AGI to solve laborious problems, like climate change.
  • Instead of building a product, they plan to license some of pre-AGI technologies.

Mapping roads through deep learning and weakly supervised training

  • Facebook AI engineers have developed a new method for creating accurate maps.
  • The method uses fully convolutional neural networks for semantic segmentation and Weakly Supervised Training and predicts road networks from satellite imagery.
  • Details of the model are available through the Map With AI
  • The system was used to map roads in Thailand in Open Street Map

Virtual Reality Trends 2019

  • The VR and AI Enhancement: there are many examples from Snapchats filtres to Machine Learning Microscope of Google
  • Consumer Entertainment: VR headset technology, like Oculus, is becoming more and more accessible.
  • Education and Training: VR can reduce employees training. The examples are Walmart and the U.S. Army.
  • Travel and Tourism: VR allows experience travel destinations, explore cruise ship rooms, check venues and restaurants. 
  • The future of VR is to ensure users the VR experience regardless of their location.

How Deepfakes and Other Reality-Distorting AI Can Actually Help Us

  • Deepfakes caused a panic when people saw possibilities of AI like swapping faces.
  • Technology is constantly evolving regardless of any effort to stop it.
  • The problem is not with AI, but when with believe the full story when we only know a few details.
  • AI will still erode the false comforts we enjoy. The only choice is the attempt to understand it and use it.

Patrycja Mach

Marketing Automation Specialist in Ideamotive.

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