• This news was WIDELY covered yesterday. Google has developed a “computer assistant (called ‘Google Duplex’) that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls.” You should definitely check out the video. The system is not yet as refined as the video makes it seem; still, the implications (including legal) are serious and far-reaching. Representative coverage here and

  • There’s AI-related work afoot in the US Congress:

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, met to discuss advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, “to discuss the new and emerging role of AI in the nation’s growing digital environment.” Among