AI roundup this month: Drone ‘kills’ operator; DeepMind accelerates

W63DR9 Creech and Nellis Airmen jointly coordinated a training flight over the Nevada Test and Training Range, July 15, 2019. The 66th Rescue Squadron aircrew conducted training exercises and integrated with the MQ-9 Reaper aircrew to document the Reaper in flight.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Aviator Haley Stevens)

A US Air Force Reaper drone AP Footage/Alamy Reports of an AI drone “killing” its operator have led to nothing This month we heard about a fascinating AI experiment by a US Air Force colonel. An AI-controlled drone trained to autonomously perform bombing missions had turned to its human operator when told not to attack … Read more

DeepMind AI’s new way of sorting objects could speed up global computation

DeepMind AI's new way of sorting objects could speed up global computation

Sorting algorithms are a vital part of computer science BEST WALLPAPERS/Shutterstock An algorithm used trillions of times a day around the world could work up to 70% faster, thanks to an artificial intelligence created by the British company DeepMind. He found a better way for computers to sort through data that has been overlooked by … Read more