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The 5 biggest technology trends in 2021 everyone must get ready for now

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

It might seem strange to be making predictions about 2021, when it’s far from certain how the remainder of 2020 is going to play out. No-one foresaw the world-changing events of this year, but one thing is clear: tech has been affected just as much as every other part of our lives. Another thing that […]



A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?

September 17th, 2020 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace ‘We are not plotting to take over the human populace.’ I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. […]



The fourth generation of AI is here, and it’s called ‘Artificial Intuition’

September 14th, 2020 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most powerful technologies ever developed, but it’s not nearly as new as you might think. In fact, it’s undergone several evolutions since its inception in the 1950s. The first generation of AI was ‘descriptive analytics,’ which answers the question, “What happened?” The second, ‘diagnostic analytics,’ addresses, “Why did […]



AI researchers use heartbeat detection to identify deepfake videos

September 12th, 2020 at 12:46 am » Comments Off

Facebook and Twitter earlier this week took down social media accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm that interfered in the U.S. presidential election four years ago, that had been spreading misinformation to up to 126 million Facebook users. Today, Facebook rolled out measures aimed at curbing disinformation ahead of Election […]



Brain-inspired electronic system could vastly reduce AI’s carbon footprint

September 4th, 2020 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

A wafer filled with memristors. Extremely energy-efficient artificial intelligence is now closer to reality after a study by UCL researchers found a way to improve the accuracy of a brain-inspired computing system. The system, which uses memristors to create artificial neural networks, is at least 1,000 times more energy efficient than conventional transistor-based AI hardware, […]



Are robots eating our jobs? Not according to AI

September 4th, 2020 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Automation has been gradually transforming the workplace for years (think Excel spreadsheets or chatbots). As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning systems that can learn from each other become more prevalent and smarter (think Alexa or IBM Watson), they continue to replace more manual, repetitive job tasks. Consequently, automation and robots are changing […]



Physna aims to be Google of 3D search with geometry-based AI

August 30th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

Physna, a midwestern U.S. startup founded in 2015, is trying to do for physical object (3D model) search what Google did for text and image search. Using geometric deep-learning technology and proprietary algorithms, Physna is able to understand, map and compare 3D models and index them based on their geometry. While it has been possible […]



Artificial intelligence will surveil and study released prisoners to “reduce recidivism”

August 29th, 2020 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

A group of researchers is launching a new artificial intelligence led study that will collect data from recently released prisoners. Artificial intelligence applications are popping up everywhere these days, from our Internet browsing to smart homes and self-driving cars. Now a group of researchers is launching a new AI-led study that will collect data from […]



How robotics and automation could create new jobs in the new normal

August 26th, 2020 at 3:00 am » Comments Off

Depending on who you ask, AI and automation will either destroy jobs or create new ones. In reality, a greater push toward automation will probably both kill and create jobs — human workers will become redundant in certain spheres, sure, but many new roles will likely crop up. A report last year from PA Consulting, […]



Helm.ai pioneers breakthrough…. “Deep Teaching” of neural networks

August 12th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

  Helm.ai today announced a breakthrough in unsupervised learning technology. This new methodology, called Deep Teaching, enables Helm.ai to train neural networks without human annotation or simulation for the purpose of advancing AI systems. Deep Teaching offers far-reaching implications for the future of computer vision and autonomous driving, as well as industries including aviation, robotics, […]



Exploring the three elephants in the autonomous vehicle room

August 10th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The expression “elephant in the room” refers to an important question that everyone knows about but no one wants to discuss because it makes them uncomfortable. Today, in the area of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), there are three elephants in the room which are worth exploring. Let’s get started.



The 6 unholy AI systems thou shalt not develop

August 9th, 2020 at 5:03 am » Comments Off

TLDR; don’t pretend a Magic 8 Ball is a useful tool for grownups and don’t build hate machines Artificial intelligence may be the most powerful tool humans have. When applied properly to a problem suited for it, AI allows humans to do amazing things. We can diagnose cancer at a glance or give a voice […]



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