The great AI duopoly By Nathan Gardels

Kai-Fu Lee is the chairman of Sinovation Ventures and the president of its Artificial Intelligence Institute: “The AI revolution will have two engines — China and the United States — pushing its progress swiftly forward. It is unlike any previous technological revolution that emerged from a singular cultural setting. Having two engines will further accelerate the pace of technology.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/09/24/artificial-intelligence-2/?utm_term=.0a24fb14a19f

Announcing AI for Humanitarian Action, a new $40 million, five-year Microsoft program

“The initiative will harness the power of AI to focus on four priorities – helping the world recover from disasters, addressing the needs of children, protecting refugees and displaced people, and promoting respect for human rights. Our AI for Humanitarian Action program is part of Microsoft’s AI for Good suite – a growing $115 million, five-year commitment to work to unlock solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges with artificial intelligence.”

https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/09/24/using-ai-to-help-save-lives/

Canada to Study Cannabis Cryptomarkets Ahead of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

“The general goal of this project is to estimate the extent to which cannabis is illicitly bought and sold by Canadians on cryptomarkets, identify trends in the buying and selling behaviours of Canadian cryptomarket users, and discuss the policy and law enforcement implications of cryptomarkets within a Canadian context following legalization.”

Canada to Study Cannabis Cryptomarkets Ahead of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

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