Daily Dish 011419

Daily Dish Monday 14th January, MMXIX
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CBS 60 Minutes – The Oracle of AI.[CBS]Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence Scott Pelley reports on the developments in artificial intelligence brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee’s investments and China’s effort to dominate the AI field

Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends [GITHUB] Advances in artificial intelligence (AI)1 could impact nearly all aspects of society: the labor market, transportation, healthcare, education, and national security. AI’s effects may be profoundly positive, but the technology entails risks and disruptions that warrant attention.

Removing automatic posting of public YouTube activity on Twitter and Google+  [YouTube] Many years ago, we introduced the option to automatically post your public YouTube activity with your social media followers on both Twitter and Google+. Since then, we’ve found that social sharing works better when the message is more customized and takes advantage of social media features, such as @mentions. Overall, this provides a better experience for both you and your followers vs automatically generated posts.

dropgangs, or the future of darknet markets  This will lead to further developments that serve the convenience and security of black market merchants and customers. A plausible next step would be the development of markets for dead drop operators that make their living by picking up product from one dead drop and placing it in another, working as a proxy for the customer to increase his safety and to reduce his efforts.

Hedge-Fund-Backed Media Group Makes Bid for Gannett [WSJ] Digital First Media has taken 7.5% stake in USA Today publisher. MNG, better known as Digital First Media, is offering $12 a share for Gannett, a 23% premium over Friday’s closing price of $9.75. The shares, which fell steeply last year, have been rising lately.

Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War  [foreignaffairs.com]In a world already primed for violence, such recordings would have a powerful potential for incitement. Now imagine that these recordings could be faked using tools available to almost anyone with a laptop and access to the Internet—and that the resulting fakes are so convincing that they are impossible to distinguish from the real thing.

The Overdub Tampering Committee (Medium 2015) How a group of Boston musicians exacted their weird price from the world of online music sharing — without actually doing a thing

Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends Center for the Governance of AI (GovAI), Baobao Zhang and Allan Dafoe.