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Machine-learning system tackles speech and object recognition, all at once

October 6th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Model learns to pick out objects within an image, using spoken descriptions. MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description […]



Music made by AI composers can help you improve concentration

September 2nd, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Through purposefully designed sound and endless playlists, music made by AI composers will trick your brain into improving your focus and productivity.



Five AI clouds you can use today

June 29th, 2018 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

The sensationalist hype around AI has a lot of people believing that the technology may be too advanced or too technical for their businesses to take advantage of. This is false. AI is here now and you can start using it today.



Can AI have good taste? Auction giant Sotheby’s is counting on it

June 9th, 2018 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Sotheby’s acquired startup Thread Genius, whose machine learning tech can discern clients’ artistic and style leanings–and suggest customized purchases. Just a few doors down from its CEO and the wood-paneled cubicles where sharply dressed professionals sit, the eighth floor of Sotheby’s New York takes on a very different vibe. Suddenly, it’s more Silicon Valley than […]



Will AI ever become conscious?

May 29th, 2018 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

When science-fiction worlds introduce robots that look and behave like people, sooner or later those worlds’ inhabitants confront the question of robot self-awareness. If a machine is built to truly mimic a human, its “brain” must be complex enough not only to process information as ours does, but also to achieve certain types of abstract […]



Five myths about artificial intelligence

May 4th, 2018 at 7:45 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence is the future. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple are all making big bets on AI. (Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.) Congress has held hearings and even formed a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Caucus. From health care to transportation to national security, AI has the potential to improve lives. But it […]



Who’s a good AI? Dog-based data creates a canine machine learning system

April 14th, 2018 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

We’ve trained machine learning systems to identify objects, navigate streets and recognize facial expressions, but as difficult as they may be, they don’t even touch the level of sophistication required to simulate, for example, a dog. Well, this project aims to do just that — in a very limited way, of course. By observing the […]



Paul Allen wants to teach machines common sense

March 13th, 2018 at 12:22 am » Comments Off

“To make real progress in A.I., we have to overcome the big challenges in the area of common sense,” said Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft in the 1970s with Bill Gates. Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday that he was pumping an additional $125 million into his nonprofit computer research lab for an ambitious new […]



Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots

February 18th, 2018 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then, massive advancements have been made in control systems, movement architecture and programming. The most advanced animatronic figures like the Na’Vi Shaman […]



Keeping robots friendly: Meet the woman teaching AI about human values

February 11th, 2018 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

Anca Dragan has a cool name, an impressive CV and an important job. While many roboticists focus on making AI better, faster and smarter, Dragan is also concerned about robot quality control. In anticipation of robots moving into every area of our lives, she wants to ensure our interactions with robots are positive ones. The […]



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