When AI gets so real it makes actual mistakes. Also: Clean water and space food. — FTN DAILY EDITION #115, Innovation & Technology


Go, Singularity!

To win the worlds most complex game, engineers built an AI that makes human errors.

Cade Metz for WIRED:

Move 37 was the moment machines and humanity finally began to evolve together.

https://www.wired.com/2016/05/google-alpha-go-ai/


Space Garden

NASA explores ways to grow sustainable food in space.

Eleanor Cummins for Popular Science:

Though it’s small, the new habitat is equipped with over 180 sensors and three cameras.

http://www.popsci.com/nasa-space-agriculture-farm-mars


Drink heartily

This devices provides clean drinking water at low cost and high efficiency.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo for Futurity:

The solar still coverts water to vapor very efficiently.

http://www.popsci.com/nasa-space-agriculture-farm-mars


Baby Steps

Walking robots are on their way out of the laboratories and into the streets.

Ben Coxworth for New Atlas — Latest News:

And no, it’s not specifically intended to look like an ostrich — although the group did make a point of studying bird legs as a means of achieving agility, efficiency and robustness.

http://www.popsci.com/nasa-space-agriculture-farm-mars


Battle Royal

How to figure out which AI is best? Make them fight each other.

Dyllan Furness for Motherboard:

For one month, these teams of mostly students from around the world test and tweak their algorithms to one-up their opponents or outsmart the game’s developers with sly hacks.

http://www.popsci.com/nasa-space-agriculture-farm-mars


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