Eelgrass wasting disease has new enemies: Drones and artificial intelligence

Every year, the world loses an estimated 7 percent of its seagrasses. While the reasons are manifold, one culprit has long confounded scientists: eelgrass wasting disease. This September a team of biologists is zeroing in on the problem, in the first study of the disease to stretch along the Pacific Coast from southern California to Alaska.
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Google's artificial intelligence chief departs

  1. Google’s artificial intelligence chief departs  CNET
  2. As expected, Google Cloud’s head of AI will step aside and be replaced by Carnegie Mellon’s Andrew Moore  Business Insider
  3. Google’s AI Cloud Star Leaves After Pentagon Deal Protests  Bloomberg
  4. Carnegie Mellon’s Andrew Moore to join Google Cloud as new head of AI later this year  GeekWire
  5. Andrew Moore is departing CMU to lead AI efforts for Google Cloud  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Former intelligence officials bite back after Trump goes after Brennan's clearance

  1. Former intelligence officials bite back after Trump goes after Brennan’s clearance  Washington Post
  2. Former CIA Director John Brennan says Trump is “drunk on power”  CBS News
  3. Trump and Brennan Swap Insults of ‘Worst’ and ‘Drunk on Power’  Bloomberg
  4. The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World  NPR
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Artificial intelligence has a racial bias problem. Google is funding summer camps to try to change that

Artificial intelligence has been criticized for its use as a surveillance tool and for racist algorithms built into software. Nonprofit organization AI4All wants to show people that AI can be used to better humanity, starting with creating tech spaces for minorities while they’re still young.




Source: USA Today