Author: Jordan McGee

The Social Dilemma

Over the course of quarantine, a handful of shows have been thrust into the forefront of popular culture. The current program that has captured the attention of the nation is the documentary The Social Dilemma. The documentary uncovers the dark truths behind major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as former employees of the aforementioned companies explain the various AI techniques these platforms use to keep their users engaged as long as possible. The documentary has already shot into the top five of the most trending shows on Netflix, and it can only be presumed that...

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This Football Season’s Most Important Piece of Equipment

As the return of football is upon us, the fight to combat the spread of Covid-19 continues. Seeing that the NBA has done a phenomenal job safely continuing there season amid the pandemic through the use of state of the art technology, the NFL has looked into similar options to ensure player safety. NFL players have been instructed to wear a wristband created by Kinexon that enforces social distancing and can indicate which players or personnel come in contact who have tested positive for the virus. In what some people deem to be the highest contact sport, the NFL...

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The Hurricane Whisperer

It seems that hurricanes are an annual occurrence resulting in significant destruction and endless media coverage. NASA may be looking to put an end to this, as they have developed an AI software capable of forecasting hurricane paths at an even greater rate and accuracy than most meteorologists. This type of intel could give people more time to prepare and potentially evacuate a given area. The team who created the software has used the most recent set of hurricanes to test out their model, and if proven effective, it could help save lives and minimize property damage.   https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/09/03/nasas-impressive-new-ai-can-predict-when-a-hurricane-intensifies/...

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AI brings the Ancient Alive

In his most recent video, Hu Wengu, an indie game developer, used the power of AI technology to bring actual 2,000-year-old terracotta warriors to life. Wengu recreated the faces of the warriors based on ancient paintings and pictures of the statues themselves. After two months of running the images through various programs and numerous applications to produce a four-minute video. The results were breathtaking as the 2,000-year-old warriors are brought to life, giving us a realistic depiction of the past. https://www.scmp.com/abacus/tech/article/3099065/ancient-chinese-terracotta-warrior-brought-life-coder-using-artificial...

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AI Airforce

Technology has been used to fight many of our battles, but now that might literally be the case. Artificial Intelligence experts with the Airforce have developed a machine capable of beating a human pilot in a virtual dogfight. The Airforce does not believe that the simulation results indicate an immediate move to AI pilots, but could be an indication of what is to come in the future. Technology has proven to make our lives much easier, but the use of AI in the military can keep soldiers out of harm’s way and ultimately save lives.  ...

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