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Artificial intelligence can make personality judgments based on photographs

June 6th, 2020 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Russian researchers from HSE University and Open University for the Humanities and Economics have demonstrated that artificial intelligence is able to infer people’s personality from ‘selfie’ photographs better than human raters do. Conscientiousness emerged to be more easily recognizable than the other four traits. Personality predictions based on female faces appeared to be more reliable […]



Facebook’s new AI tool will automatically identify items you put up for sale

June 5th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

‘We want to make anything and everything on the platform shoppable’ Facebook is launching what it’s calling a “universal product recognition model” that uses artificial intelligence to identify consumer goods, from furniture to fast fashion to fast cars. It’s the first step toward a future where the products in every image on its site can […]



Now hiring AI futurists: It’s time for artificial intelligence to take a seat in the C-Suite

June 4th, 2020 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  In a time of COVID-19 disruption, futurists can accelerate organizational recovery and capacity. When partnered with purpose-built AI, augmented intelligence can also spur radical innovation. Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business. These and other AI technologies are about to multiply, and we look at how organizations can best […]



Our weird behavior during the pandemic is messing with AI models

June 2nd, 2020 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

Machine-learning models trained on normal behavior are showing cracks —forcing humans to step in to set them straight. In the week of April 12-18, the top 10 search terms on Amazon.com were: toilet paper, face mask, hand sanitizer, paper towels, Lysol spray, Clorox wipes, mask, Lysol, masks for germ protection, and N95 mask. People weren’t […]



Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning

May 6th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning A graphic depiction of protein nanowires (green) harvested from microbe Geobacter (orange) facilitate the electronic memristor device (silver) to function with biological voltages, emulating the neuronal components (blue junctions) in a brain. Credit: UMass Amherst/Yao lab Only 10 years ago, scientists working on what […]



Tokyo researchers create a digital court for the digital age

April 22nd, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

THE “DIGITAL COURT” WOULD USE SMART CONTRACTS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a blockchain-powered mechanism for settling legal disputes. Researchers have developed a “digital court” mechanism using blockchain-powered smart contracts.



Self-supervised learning is the future of AI

April 21st, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Despite the huge contributions of deep learning to the field of artificial intelligence, there’s something very wrong with it: It requires huge amounts of data. This is one thing that both the pioneers and critics of deep learning agree on. In fact, deep learning didn’t emerge as the leading AI technique until a few years […]



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 […]



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