In this video, Siraj Raval explores the rise of AI in China.

From the video description:

The Chinese state run news agency Xinhua recently revealed the first Artificial Intelligence news anchor. They’re now able to generate video of a newscaster using a model trained on real newscaster data and use it to disseminate information 24/7. When I saw this, I knew it was time to start studying China’s role in the AI revolution in-depth. In this video, I’ll cover China’s power structure, generative adversarial networks, its startup scene, Confucianism, the social credit scoring system, algorithmic policing, surveillance, privacy, autonomous weapons, and convolutional neural networks. A lot of different topics to cover, but I hope this video provides a coherent narrative around the use of AI in China and how it plays into the global AI community. Enjoy!

Here’s an interesting look at how Disney World keeps mosquitoes in check despite being in a state where they generally thrive.

Here’s a quick summary, they use “sentinel chickens” to collect data and then use that data to adjust their spraying patterns. And yes, sentinel chickens are a thing.

Recently, Facebook has come under scrutiny for its data sharing practices. But exactly what does the social network know and how do they know it?

Here’s an interesting overview of how Facebook tracks you via your data. Spoiler alert: they know a lot more about you than you think they do.