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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 […]

Online dating in a world of deepfakes

October 4th, 2019 at 12:27 am » Comments Off

Facebook has teamed up with the Partnership on AI, Microsoft, and academics from Cornell Tech, MIT, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and University at Albany–SUNY to build the Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC). Deepfake detection is an enduring arms race that will never end. In case you are wondering… no, this […]

Using machine learning to reconstruct deteriorated Van Gogh drawings

September 27th, 2019 at 1:41 am » Comments Off

Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have recently developed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based model to reconstruct drawings that have deteriorated over time. In their study, published in Springer’s Machine Vision and Applications, they specifically used the model to reconstruct some of Vincent Van Gogh’s drawings that were ruined over the years due to […]

An artificial-intelligence first: Voice-mimicking software reportedly used in a major theft

September 17th, 2019 at 12:52 am » Comments Off

A fake video featuring former president Barack Obama. A new worry: fake voice recordings that can be used to persuade people that they’re being asked to do something by an authority. (AP/AP) Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive’s speech and dupe his subordinate into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a […]

The future of manufacturing technology

August 21st, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

The global manufacturing market reached $38 trillion in 2018, contributing a 15% increase in global production output. Within this market, a broad range of goods is produced and processed, spanning from consumer goods, heavy industrials to storage and transportation of raw materials and finished products. To sustain ongoing growth, today’s manufacturers are hyper-focused on three […]

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