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The big deal about an AI model that can talk like you

February 6th, 2019 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

  Meryl Streep is pitch perfect as the narrator of the Norah Ephron novel Heartburn. In the audiobook version, Streep’s classic delivery brings alive the emotional turmoil as well as the self-deprecating wit of Rachel Samstat, who has just found out about her husband’s affair. In the Harry Potter audiobooks, it’s singer-actor Jim Dale who […]



A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we do

January 25th, 2019 at 1:42 pm » Comments Off

Generative adversarial networks are not just good for causing mischief. They can also show us how AI algorithms “think.” GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are the social-media starlet of AI algorithms. They are responsible for creating the first AI painting ever sold at an art auction and for superimposing celebrity faces on the bodies of […]



This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task

January 9th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and back was found to be cheating by hiding information it would need later in “a nearly imperceptible, high-frequency signal.” Clever girl! But in […]



AI competition is the new space race

January 7th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

  The technology still has a long way to go despite progress in 2018. The EU, U.S. and China are all determined not to be left behind. It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news […]



Google created AI that just needs a few snapshots to make 3D models of its surroundings

December 27th, 2018 at 2:54 am » Comments Off

  The algorithm only needs a couple perspectives to figure out what objects look like. Google’s new type of artificial intelligence algorithm can figure out what things look like from all angles — without needing to see them. After viewing something from just a few different perspectives, the Generative Query Network was able to piece […]



How fast is artificial intelligence growing? Look at the key bellwethers

December 23rd, 2018 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

AI & Big Data One can intuitively surmise artificial intelligence (AI) is today’s hot commodity, gaining traction in businesses, academia and government in recent years. Now, there is data — all in one place — that documents growth across many indicators, including startups, venture capital, job openings and academic programs. These bellwethers were captured in […]



These people are not real – they were created by AI

December 21st, 2018 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

  Machine learning algorithms are getting scary-good at creating fake images that look real. Computers are getting better at generating fake images and video of people saying or doing things they never did in real life. The latest work from chip maker Nvidia takes this a step further by generating convincing-looking images of people who […]



The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly

December 19th, 2018 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field’s progress and acceleration. The rate of progress in the field of artificial intelligence is one of the most hotly contested aspects of the ongoing boom in teaching computers and robots how to see the world, make sense of it, and […]



In a major breakthrough, Google unveils an AI that learns on its own

December 2nd, 2018 at 3:10 am » Comments Off

  Surpassing The Masters We’ve written before about how Google is one of the most prominent tech companies leading the way when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence. As each month passes, its AI division, DeepMind, continues to reveal increasingly advanced AI capabilities, especially when it comes to AlphaGo. This particular AI is […]



Microsoft’s CTO lays out the 2 tech trends he believes will change the world: ‘People haven’t wrapped their heads around this yet’

December 1st, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Microsoft’s chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, sees two big things coming down the pipeline in the tech industry, he told Business Insider. The first is an explosion of cheap, powerful silicon processors coming in the next five to eight years, leading to every device, everywhere, getting a microprocessor capable of running advanced artificial intelligence. The […]



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