No one wants a drone-related accident. The best way to ensure that one doesn't happen is to make sure everyone with a drone flies responsibly. Failing that, the second-best option could be a system of sensors and jammers that detects drones within a certain area and then sends them home.
In artificial intelligence research, everyone is talking about style transfer. It takes traits from one piece of art, like the brushstrokes of a painting, and applies it to another image. It's the software behind the popular photo app Prisma, and Twitter bots like the now-defunct DeepForger.
Artificial intelligence lets us offload tasks onto machines—they're beginning to tag our photos, drive our cars, and fly our drones. These A.I. systems occasionally make wrong decisions while doing these things, as speculated in the recent Tesla Autopilot crash or mishearing a voice command, but new research suggests that hackers with experience in A.I. could force these algorithms to make wrong and potentially harmful decisions.
There are innumerable blogs dedicated to posting prose and poetry. CuratedAI, however, is a collection of machine generated creative writing that launched last week. The poems and prose come from multiple different artificial intelligence programs selected by human beings. If the Turing Test is a (debatably) subjective way to measure a machine's passable humanity, then poetry is the subjective cheat sheet.
Blimps are gigantic sky-whales. By the very nature of their design, a durable yet light sack of air suspending a small, heavier compartment with people and engines, there's a lot of surface area on a blimp and not a great way to look at it. So Skunk Works, the research laboratory of defense giant Lockheed Martin, went and did the only sensible thing: made a robot that can crawl on the surface of blimps.
We already interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Furby and Clippy were early forms; driverless cars and Facebook's chatbots pick up the mantle today. But if AI is to continue its evolution, it'll have to get more convincingly human. Right now, its capacity for emotional depth is seriously lacking.