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AI is getting more in touch with your emotions

August 17th, 2019 at 2:06 am » Comments Off

EmoNet, a neural network model, was accurately able to pair images to 11 emotion categories. The EmoNet research study demonstrates how AI can measure emotional significance. Artificial intelligence might one day start communicating our emotions better than we do. EmoNet, neural network model developed by researchers at the University of Colorado and Duke University, was […]

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 […]

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 […]

AI Ethics: Seven Traps

May 7th, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

  The question of how to ensure that technological innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence leads to ethically desirable—or, more minimally, ethically defensible—impacts on society has generated much public debate in recent years. Most of these discussions have been accompanied by a strong sense of urgency: as more and more studies about algorithmic bias […]

AI : The future of photography ?

May 3rd, 2019 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

  How machine learning and artificially generated images might replace photography as we know it. When hearing the words ‘AI’, ‘Machine Learning’ or ‘bot’ most people tend to visualize a walking, talking android robot which looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie and immediately assume about a time far away in the future.

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