AI, Art and an Auction

Last week, Christie’s announced it would be the first auction house to sell art made by artificial intelligence. The work, developed by French art collective Obvious, uses a technique called Generative Adversarial Networks. The art will be on sale October 23-25.

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On Summer Heat, Too Much Meat and more

As July delivered changing weather patterns around the world (including 29 all-time highs in regions of the US), global meat demand contributed to agricultural emissions that increase the planet’s temperature. The future will require the development of various mitigation and adaption strategies.

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On Self-Driving Vehicles in the U.S.

Survey results from the Brookings Institute and others cite a low acceptance for self-driving vehicles. While improved reliability should reverse the trend, issues related to privacy, liability and road etiquette need to be addressed as well.

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On "The Future of Money: Digital Currency"

Comments from “The Future of Money: Digital Currency”, a hearing by a U.S. House of Representatives finance committee included: Rodney J. Garratt, Chair of Economics - University of California (Santa Barbara). Norbert J. Michel, Director, Center for Data Analysis - The Heritage Foundation, Eswar S. Prasad - Professor of Trade Policy & Economics, Cornell University and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.. Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior- Fellow, R Street Institute

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On Facial Recognition, Data Privacy and more

Comments from Microsoft President Brad Smith’s posting “Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility’, the Brookings Institute’s report Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to change the game”, efforts by the Orlando, FL Police Department and more.

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On "Cryptocurrencies: looking beyond the hype"

Comments by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), whose members are 60 central banks from around the world included: “Cryptocurrencies promise to replace trusted institutions with distributed ledger technology ...Transactions are slow and costly, prone to congestion, and cannot scale with demand.

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