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Microsoft’s tech can make your hologram speak another language

August 12th, 2019 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

This exec doesn’t speak Japanese — but it sure looks like she does. You no longer need to speak another language to look like you’re fluent in it — to anyone, anywhere. On Wednesday, Microsoft executive Julia White took the stage at the company’s Inspire partner conference to demonstrate how it’s now possible to not […]



Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

August 4th, 2019 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

From left to right, Zongfu Yu, Ang Chen and Efram Khoram developed the concept for a “smart” piece of glass that recognizes images without any external power or circuits. The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech. This […]



Machine learning goes beyond theory to beat human poker champs

July 26th, 2019 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

How to deal with a breakdown in theoretical support in machine learning? Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Facebook describe winning many hands against the world’s top poker players by inventing smart search strategies to counter a lack of theoretical math used in most game-playing AI. Among the many achievements of machine learning in recent years, […]



Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages

July 17th, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Some languages that have never been deciphered could be the next ones to get the machine translation treatment. In 1886, the British archaeologist Arthur Evans came across an ancient stone bearing a curious set of inscriptions in an unknown language. The stone came from the Mediterranean island of Crete, and Evans immediately traveled there to […]



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 […]



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