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Ideamotive Weekly Digest #4 By Ideamotive

Jul 25, 20191 min read

Patrycja Mach

Marketing Automation Specialist at Ideamotive

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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

IT Marketing Specialist with tech skills. Leads and initiate marketing activities going unconventional. Loves testing new tools and learning new skills.

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