Thursday Dec 09, 2021

AI for Mathematicians, Timnit Gebru‘s New Research Center, No Ban on Killer Robots, Vertigo AI

Our 80th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news!

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(01:10) Procedural storytelling is exploding the possibilities of video game narratives 
(04:16) Twitch Introduces Machine Learning Feature to Detect Suspicious Users
(07:28) DeepMind’s AI helps untangle the mathematics of knots
(11:06) Yale researchers combat biases in machine learning algorithms
(13:40) Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center
(17:20) US rejects calls for regulating or banning ‘killer robots
(19:50) Who, exactly, authored this AI-generated spin on Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo? 
(25:00) Outro

Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (

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