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This animated Mona Lisa was created by AI, and it’s terrifying

June 6th, 2019 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

  A new type of artificial intelligence can generate a “living portrait” from just one image. Original Image The enigmatic, painted smile of the “Mona Lisa” is known around the world, but that famous face recently displayed a startling new range of expressions, courtesy of artificial intelligence (AI). In a video shared to YouTube on […]

Advancing AI by teaching robots to learn

June 4th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Robotics provides important opportunities for advancing artificial intelligence, because teaching machines to learn on their own in the physical world will help us develop more capable and flexible AI systems in other scenarios as well. Working with a variety of robots — including walking hexapods, articulated arms, and robotic hands fitted with tactile sensors — […]

AI used to “fill in the blanks”

May 24th, 2019 at 12:03 am » Comments Off

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do—take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots […]

Powerful new AI framework turbocharges automated learning process

May 23rd, 2019 at 12:44 am » Comments Off

Framework improves ‘continual learning’ for artificial intelligence Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while “forgetting” less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks. The researchers have also demonstrated that using the framework to learn a new task can make […]

The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don’t

May 8th, 2019 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms—from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date, to complex legal and judicial matters such as predictive policing. Big tech companies like Google and Facebook use AI to obtain insights on their gargantuan trove of […]

11 critical skills for the future