Four Weekly Tech Newsletter – April 25

A round up of the latest tech stories, curated for you weekly, by Four.

Lead articles from April 25

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Using Artificial Intelligence to save coral reefs

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. They are a vital part of marine life, act as guards against forces of nature and are a key source of livelihood for millions. These diverse habitats are rapidly degrading. Advanced technologies such as AI are being used to save them.

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NFTs and AI are unsettling the very concept of history

As an archivist, I’m excited about what disruptive innovations like non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and artificial intelligence may mean for archives. But I’m also worried. These developments pose existential threats to our field, and by extension, to the survival of human history and culture.

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China and Artificial Intelligence

While China has made technological strides in the AI field, the authors of the report view these developments as a threat. As recorded in the report, potential threatening applications can be made in a number of areas. First, AI boosts the threat imposed by potential cyberattacks coming from China. With AI, cyberattacks can be made more rapidly, with better precision, and in greater secrecy.

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Move over Artificial Intelligence - there's a new AI in town

Augmented intelligence refers to the idea that humans and artificial intelligence combined can create better results than either alone. While that sounds logical at first glance, it is important to note that many fears of AI – the artificial kind, are that it will replace humans in some form. Augmented intelligence is appealing in that it proposes to combine the best of humans and AI in a win-win future.

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Machine Learning explained

This pervasive and powerful form of AI is changing every industry. Here’s what you need to know about the potential and limitations of ML and how it’s being used. ML is behind chatbots and predictive text, language translation apps, the shows Netflix suggests to you, and how your social media feeds are presented. It powers autonomous vehicles and machines that can diagnose medical conditions based on images.

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The incredible rise of Artificial Intelligence in three key points

For many of us, AI remains something about which our knowledge is limited. We know we’ve encountered it, and we know it’s bound to play a central role in our collective future, but it remains something of a mystery – even in spite of the fact that many of us have existed for the majority of modern AI’s existence. Keep reading to find out about three ways in which AI has already risen to high acclaim.