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Google is using AI to design chips that will accelerate AI

April 8th, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

A new reinforcement-learning algorithm has learned to optimize the placement of components on a computer chip to make it more efficient and less power-hungry. 3D Tetris: Chip placement, also known as chip floor planning, is a complex three-dimensional design problem. It requires the careful configuration of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of components across multiple layers in […]

Intel is using A.I. to build smell-o-vision chips

March 24th, 2020 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

While smell-o-vision may be a long way from being ready for your PC, Intel is partnering with Cornell University to bring it closer to reality. Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic research chip, a a powerful electronic nose with a wide range of applications, can recognize dangerous chemicals in the air. “In the future, portable electronic nose systems […]

Yale researchers say humans would like robots better if they were more vulnerable

March 18th, 2020 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Three humans and a robot form a team and start playing a game together. No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke, it’s the premise of a fascinating new study just released by Yale University. Researchers were interested to see how the robot’s actions and statements would influence the three humans’ interactions among one another. […]

This robot taught itself to walk entirely on its own

March 14th, 2020 at 3:56 am » Comments Off

Google is creating AI-powered robots that navigate without human intervention—a prerequisite to being useful in the real world.  Within 10 minutes of its birth, a baby fawn is able to stand. Within seven hours, it is able to walk. Between those two milestones, it engages in a highly adorable, highly frenetic flailing of limbs to […]

Researchers observe brain-like behavior in nanoscale device

December 30th, 2019 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

A device like the one in the study (right), and an electron microscope image showing the device’s neuron-like arrangement of nanowires. UCLA scientists James Gimzewski and Adam Stieg are part of an international research team that has taken a significant stride toward the goal of creating thinking machines. Led by researchers at Japan’s National Institute […]

AI robot does its own experiments in revolution that could replace scientists

December 5th, 2019 at 2:13 am » Comments Off

The ITT works continuously day and night without any interruption or supervision  The Intelligent Tow Tank conducts experiments and changes experimental values to seek out new and useful results, conducting 100,000 experiments a year Scientists are always warning us that our jobs are under threat from artificial intelligence. Self-driving technology will replace van drivers . […]

New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers

December 2nd, 2019 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

Today, Amazon announced a new approach that it says will put machine learning technology in reach of more developers and line of business users. Amazon has been making a flurry of announcements ahead of its re:Invent customer conference next week in Las Vegas. While the company offers plenty of tools for data scientists to build […]

Robot debates humans about the dangers of artificial intelligence

November 30th, 2019 at 1:40 pm » Comments Off

Project Debater argued both for and against the benefits of artificial intelligence An artificial intelligence has debated the dangers of AI – narrowly convincing audience members that the technology will do more good than harm. Project Debater, a robot developed by IBM, spoke on both sides of the argument, with two human teammates for each […]

Google’s parent company Alphabet introduced a new project aimed at developing A.I-enabled robots that learn on their own

November 29th, 2019 at 12:54 pm » Comments Off

The new project is focused on building robots capable of useful, everyday tasks, like sorting recycling. Alphabet’s X group, the R&D lab formerly known as Google X, introduced the Everyday Robot Project on Thursday. The project comes out of Alphabet’s string of robotics acquisitions several years ago, which had been put on hold. The new […]

Using imitation and reinforcement learning to tackle long-horizon robotic tasks

November 22nd, 2019 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Reinforcement learning (RL) is a widely used machine-learning technique that entails training AI agents or robots using a system of reward and punishment. So far, researchers in the field of robotics have primarily applied RL techniques in tasks that are completed over relatively short periods of time, such as moving forward or grasping objects. A […]

Men in creative jobs are described very differently than their female peers

November 18th, 2019 at 3:18 pm » Comments Off

Machine learning reveals that news coverage of people in creative industries such as design and art is shaped by gender. Can it guide us toward parity? How long would it take you to review half a million articles? Not just to read, but to tally for particular keywords, such as “he,” “she,” and the words […]

Researchers tout AI that can predict 25 video frames into the future

November 17th, 2019 at 3:55 pm » Comments Off

AI video prediction AI and machine learning algorithms are becoming increasingly good at predicting next actions in videos. The very best can anticipate fairly accurately where a baseball might travel after it has been pitched, or the appearance of a road miles from a starting position. To this end, a novel approach proposed by researchers […]

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