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Tags results for 'artificial intelligence'

Vicarious AI breaks CAPTCHA test

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2013 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Vicarious, a startup developing artificial intelligence software, today announced that its algorithms can now reliably solve modern CAPTCHAs.

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense

Posted in Software on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
NEIL program labels images, learns associations with minimal help from people

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Singularity University believes it will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

PlanetTechNews Interviews David Wood, Chair of London Futurists

Posted in Interviews on 31st Dec, 2013 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTech talks with David Wood about the future of technology, making predictions and the plausibility of the technological singularity.

An AI Chip to Help Computers Understand Images

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Hardware designed specifically to run complex neural networks could let personal devices make sense of the world.

A smart-object recognition algorithm that doesn’t need humans

Posted in Software on 18th Jan, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences, without human calibration.

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech website Recode reported that Google paid $400 million for the startup based in London. DeepMind describes itself as a "cutting edge artificial intelligence company".

Google’s Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a shopping spree, buying startup after startup to push its business into the future.

Sharing Photos Online? Companies are Tracking What you Wear and How you Feel

Posted in Business on 12th Mar, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
In all of this free and open communication, corporations want to know what’s being said about their brands.

Japan: Robot to take top university exam

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears.

New AI lets your smartphone identify objects

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The Purdue team developed new software and hardware and showed how a smartphone could run deep learning on its own.

Can an AI give a great TED Talk?

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
We're currently living in an age of technology where artificial intelligence is being born.

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding.

Solve For Standing Ovation: Should AI Researchers Bother Building A TED-Bot?

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The latest XPrize is, without a doubt, the strangest XPrize so far.

Increasingly, Robots of All Sizes Are Human Workmates

Posted in Hardware on 27th Apr, 2014 04:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.

The FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Concern

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology isn’t yet sophisticated enough to identify people very accurately.

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

Posted in Software on 10th May, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.

No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time And Everyone Should Know Better

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost everything about the story is bogus.

Search program aims to teach itself everything about any visual concept

Posted in Software on 15th Jun, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have created a computer program that they claim “teaches everything there is to know about any visual concept.”

Collaborative learning for artificial intelligence and robots

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
New algorithm lets independent agents collectively produce a machine-learning model without aggregating data.

Elon Musk calls Artificial Intelligence 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

Posted in Software on 6th Aug, 2014 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk is a major investor in AI startup Vicarious, which is focused on creating the next generation of AI-powered algorithms.

Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp

Posted in Hardware on 8th Aug, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have produced a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the brain, and squeezed in one million computational units called "neurons".

On track for human brain scale neuromorphic systems with 20 billion neurons and 200 trillion synapses in 2019 or 2020

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The TrueNorth chip is a synaptic supercomputer in your palm.

Why 3 Google execs have left for Chinese companies in a year

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
“I thought the best place to advance the AI mission is at Baidu.”

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.

Poker Bots: The Rise and development of the card shark machinery

Posted in Games on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:46 AM
by Diego Bocanegra
Since their evolution, their very name sends shivers down even the most experienced players’ spines.

The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

Posted in Software on 20th Oct, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s reasonable to expect that major players like Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft will lead a fierce consolidation effort for the AI market over the next five years.

Are we closer to AI?

Posted in Business on 30th Oct, 2014 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself.

Does Watson Know the Answer to IBM’s Woes?

Posted in Business on 6th Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM is betting that research on more human-like artificial intelligence will help it turn things around.

Researchers: AI program smart enough to enter 80% of private Japanese universities

Posted in Software on 10th Nov, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The goal of the project, started in 2011, is for the AI system to achieve a mock test score required to enter the University of Tokyo by 2021.

Google makes big advances in image recognition and computer vision

Posted in Software on 19th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Google have created AI software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before.

Robots face new test of creative abilities

Posted in Software on 21st Nov, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A US professor is proposing a new way to test whether artificial intelligence (AI) is on a par with that of humans.

Robots Are Still Toddlers; But They’re Growing Up Fast

Posted in Software on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Today’s most advanced robots are still toddlers. But dont expect that to last long. A few underlying drivers are pushing their development forward.

Report: artificial intelligence will cause “structural collapse” of law firms by 2030

Posted in Business on 2nd Dec, 2014 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate legal practice within 15 years.

Does AI threaten humanity?

Posted in Software on 5th Dec, 2014 03:32 AM
by AlexMuller
But is the risk real? Once humans code the first genuinely smart computer programs that then goes on to develop its smarter successors, is the writing on the wall for humans?

Deep-learning startup MetaMind launches with $8M from Benioff & Khosla Ventures

Posted in Software on 7th Dec, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
MetaMind may have the ability to understand images and text better than any other available technology out there.

Climbing The Mountain: The long foggy race to General-Purpose Superintelligence

Posted in Reviews on 10th Dec, 2014 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
An explosion will take place in AI investments. Deep learning is the first step.

Can AI save us from AI?

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
While we don’t know exactly when artificial intelligence will rival human intelligence, experts believe there is a good chance it will happen at some point during the 21st century.

Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace?

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2014 04:46 PM
by AlexMuller
From the growing clamor of voices warning robots will take away our jobs, it is clear we are focusing more on the problems of AI, robotics, and automation than the solutions.

Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI beneficial

Posted in Software on 17th Jan, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity.

$4 Million in funding to develop Artificial General Intelligence

Posted in Software on 22nd Jan, 2015 06:12 PM
by AlexMuller
AGI is the AI discipline concerned with developing systems with human-like cognitive abilities such as general learning, reasoning, and problem solving.

As the Powerful Argue, Might Superintelligence Arise on the Fringes?

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Bill Gates is voicing concern over AI, even as a chief of research at Microsoft said AI doesn’t worry him. It’s a hotly debated topic. Why?

The age of superhuman visual comprehension:

Posted in Reviews on 4th Feb, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
What could we do with superhuman computer visual understanding driven by advances in deep learning?

Training AIs to understand sentiments conveyed by images

Posted in Software on 13th Feb, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
‪Once trained, the AI can be used to determine what sentiments (feelings) that a given image is likely to elicit.

The New Era of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 20th Feb, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Horvitz says that we are in a resurgence of optimism and hope as it relates to solving some of the core problems in artificial intelligence and there is much to look forward to.

Deep Learning is About to Go Mainstream

Posted in Business on 24th Feb, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence technology is increasingly being embedded into other systems from marketing, to health applications and the list continues to expand.

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2015 09:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.

Baidu welcomes China's military to join China Brain project on AI systems

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Chinese search giant Baidu, has proposed a state-level project on artificial intelligence (AI) systems called 'China Brain'.

A 'visual Turing test' of a computer's understanding of images

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2015 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way to evaluate how well computers can understand the relationships between objects in photographs, videos, and other images.

Google expert explains why deep-learning neural nets are hot in everything from games to recognizing cats

Posted in Software on 19th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The revitalized category of 'deep-learning neural networks' is making huge progress.

AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

Posted in Software on 20th Mar, 2015 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'There's also a lot of hype, that AI will create evil robots with super-intelligence. That's an unnecessary distraction.'

Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the project is to completely reproduce a bee's brain in digital form, allowing at some point, a flying robot to function as the real thing with onlookers none the wiser.

IBM creates a research group to test Numenta, a brain-like AI software

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our goal is not to be biologically inspired; I want to re-create exactly; this is how you would really build a machine intelligence.'

MIT is Developing an AI Cancer Diagnosis System

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer is a depressingly common activity in hospitals, but spotting subtle variations in tumour types can require sifting through hundreds of previous cases.

IBM's Watson artificial intelligence to speed up cancer care

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM's supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced.

Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The past decade has seen dramatic advances. What amazing things are we likely to see in the next 10 years? Here's the summary.

MIT deep-learning system autonomously learns to identify objects

Posted in Software on 15th May, 2015 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A deep-learning system designed to recognize and classify scenes has also learned how to recognize individual objects.

PlanetTech News interviews Calum Chace, Science Fiction Author, on the future of artificial intelligence

Posted in Interviews on 16th May, 2015 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Calum Chace has done considerable research into the issues surrounding AI, in particular superintelligence, for his novel Pandora's Brain.

Wolfram launches online computer vision system

Posted in Software on 17th May, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The deep learning system will get better with experience, so test out it's current abilities for yourself

Google moves to develop machines with human-like intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st May, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Hinton believes that thought vectors will crack two of the central challenges in AI: mastering conversational language, and the ability to make leaps of logic.

Robots master skills with 'deep learning' technique

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed new algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks by trial and error, using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn.

What the Experts Think About the Existential Risks of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The majority of AI experts think machine super-intelligence poses no existential threat to humanity.

Google says its speech recognition has now an 8% error rate

Posted in Software on 29th May, 2015 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Google today announced its advancements in deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, for key processes like image recognition and speech recognition.

Deep Learning Catches On in New Industries, from Fashion to Finance

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain like machine learning technique that has already given computers an eerie ability to recognize speech and categorize images is now creeping into many industries.

Deep Learning System Beats Humans in IQ Test

Posted in Software on 13th Jun, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.

IMB Watson's AI-created recipe app goes live

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The Chef Watson app offers unique recipes by combining ingredients with data about the way humans perceive food.

Pepper robot gets helping hand from Foxconn and Alibaba

Posted in Business on 28th Jun, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, predicts a future when robots will become smarter than humans, saying robots connected to the internet will be the future of innovation.

Snips Grabs $6.3 Million To Add An Artificial Intelligence Layer To Your Phone

Posted in Software on 1st Jul, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By gathering data, such as location and calendar data, an AI could show you what you need.

Facebook CEO says telepathy is coming after virtual reality

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg shares his predictions for the future in a crowdscourced interview.

Google is teaching its neural network AI how to chat

Posted in Software on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots are notoriously difficult to make work well. But now Google’s developed a new conversational AI that uses neural networks to learn. Right now its still quite child-like.

These are the projects Elon Musk is funding to prevent killer AI

Posted in Software on 5th Jul, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has donated millions to the Future of Life Institute, and now the organization is funding research into keeping artificial intelligence 'robust and beneficial'.

Opinion: Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Erase Jobs in Nearly Every Industry

Posted in Business on 8th Jul, 2015 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Vivek Wadhwa describes the technology advances that are happening now, which will bear fruit in the 2020s.

Biggest Neural Network Ever Pushes AI Deep Learning

Posted in Software on 10th Jul, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A cognitive computing company announced that it has trained a neural network consisting of 160 billion parameters, more than 10 times previous neural networks.

We need to adapt capitalism to fit a robot-run future

Posted in Business on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
With the technology advances that are presently on the horizon, not only low-skilled jobs are at risk; so are the jobs of knowledge workers.

AI triumphs at Pictionary-like sketch recognition task

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system has beaten humans at a sketch-recognition task.

Hawking and Musk Warn Of the 'Virtually Inevitable' AI Arms Race

Posted in Software on 29th Jul, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and over 1,000 AI and robotics researchers have signed a letter suggesting a ban on AI warfare.

Similar to the consumer model, 'Pepper for Biz' to launch for enterprise

Posted in Software on 30th Jul, 2015 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
SoftBank has announced that its emotionally intelligent robot, Pepper, will be making its mark in the enterprise with preorders from October.

Why it's time to prepare for a world where machines can do your job

Posted in Business on 5th Aug, 2015 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Changes in employment patterns are on the way as artificial intelligence takes on many routine, repetitive tasks currently performed by people.

The IBM Watson AI system will learn to understand medical images

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Watson will have the ability to 'see' by bringing together Watson’s advanced image analytics and cognitive computing system with data and images from medical imaging.

IBM Introduces Researchers To Their Artificial Brain

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2015 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
By stringing chips together researchers can build an artificial neural network. The version that IBM just debuted is roughly equivalent to the computing capacity of a rat's brain.

Singularity University students use AI so the blind may see the world

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Aipoly is an intelligent assistant for the visually impaired that empowers them to explore and understand their surroundings through computer vision and audio ­feedback.

PlanetTech interviews Michael Stewart, founder, chairman & CEO of Lucid AI

Posted in Interviews on 21st Aug, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Lucid is an Artificial Intelligence company that is developing the causal reasoning system Cyc to solve complex business problems.

Neuromorphic Processors Could Mean Big Leap in Machine Learning

Posted in Software on 5th Sep, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A start-up company called Knowm says it will soon begin commercializing a new technique for building neuromorphic computing chips.

The ongoing struggle to define artificial intelligence

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2015 08:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Having a usable definition of AI is vital for any regulation and governance of the technology because laws and policies simply will not operate without one.

Could the development of powerful Artificial Intelligence cause us harm?

Posted in Software on 18th Sep, 2015 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
We need to make sure that responsible people stay at the forefront of what will be an incredibly important technology in the next 10 or 20 years.

Originally developed for Japan, Pepper the robot is going to Learn the American way

Posted in Software on 19th Sep, 2015 04:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Robot Pepper is getting a personality adjustment for its launch in the United States.

AI system solves SAT geometry questions as well as average American 11th-grade student

Posted in Software on 24th Sep, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
GeoS uses computer vision to interpret diagrams, natural language processing to read and understand text, and a geometric solver.

Apple reportedly buys secretive deep learning startup Perceptio

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2015 01:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The news comes just three days after a report that Apple had bought another artificial intelligence startup, VocalIQ.

AI machine achieves IQ test score of young child

Posted in Software on 7th Oct, 2015 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
All await the next chapters in artificial intelligence to see what more a machine can do to mimic human intelligence.

Inside Google's Efforts to Create a General-Purpose Robot

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2015 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Behind the scenes, the company is laying the groundwork for intelligent, multipurpose robots.

Is your AI as smart as an 8th grader? Prove it to Paul Allen's AI2 for a shot to win $50K

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2015 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Each AI system will have to answer a large set of multiple-choice science questions set at the 8th grade level. (13 to 14 years old).

Google Doubles Down On AI In Europe As It Takes A Stake In DFKI Research Center In Germany

Posted in Software on 9th Oct, 2015 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has been investing in building out its artificial intelligence, deep learning and robotics capabilities.

Forget Humans vs. Machines: It’s a Humans + Machines Future

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2015 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
We’re trying to augment human intelligence with AI, not replicate it, stressed Modha.

Deep Learning Researchers Create System that Annotates Video

Posted in Software on 29th Oct, 2015 11:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"The experiments show that our approach is able to generate multiple sentences or a paragraph for a long video and achieves the state-of-the-art results"

Google's neural network wants to compose email responses for you

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2015 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The system will use a deep neural network to analyze incoming emails for what information is required to form an appropriate response, and to propose likely replies.

Facebook to share AI advances in image understanding

Posted in Online on 4th Nov, 2015 12:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook hopes artificial intelligence will be able to help blind people 'see' images by enabling our computers to distinguish what is in a picture.

Toyota to spend $1bn on artificial intelligence project in Silicon Valley

Posted in Software on 7th Nov, 2015 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
The investment, which will be spread over five years, comes on top of $50m Toyota announced earlier for artificial intelligence research at Stanford and MIT.

AI based scientific search engine aims to accelerate the research process

Posted in Software on 8th Nov, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Leveraging expertise in data mining, natural-language processing and computer vision, Semantic Scholar provides AI-enhanced search.

I’m going to make artificial intelligence that predicts what happens in videos

Posted in Software on 10th Nov, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Yann Lecun, Facebook's director of AI, reveals his ideas for the future of AI in an interview with New Scientist.

Google Open Sources Its AI System, 'TensorFlow'

Posted in Software on 11th Nov, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The machine learning software is already at the core of many of the company's products.

Researchers create synthetic synapse that could lead to more intelligent machines

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2015 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have reported the development of a first-of-its-kind synthetic synapse that mimics the plasticity of the human brain.

Exponential Medicine: AI Better Than Your Doctor at Finding Cancer

Posted in Software on 13th Nov, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'If you detect cancer early, your probability of survival is 10 times higher.'

Japanese AI Bot Blitzes Uni Entrance Exam

Posted in Software on 17th Nov, 2015 05:46 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence engine received such high scores on a standardised test that it’d have an 80 per cent chance of getting into a Japanese university.

Google’s app for Android and iOS can now answer complex questions

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The app is now better at understanding complex questions. In particular, the Google app can now handle superlatives, ordered items, and dates.

Google's Open-Sourcing Of TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
We finally have the enormous amounts of computing power and data needed to make deep learning AI viable.

Artificial intelligence in healthcare to replace jobs

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2015 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Technological innovations not only reinforce change but they also transform the future of industries, whether we like it or not

AI and robotics will redefine jobs rather than eliminate them in the short term

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A study claims that even the highest-paid occupations have a significant amount of activity that can be automated.

Cambridge University launches centre to study AI and the future of intelligence

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Freed of biological constraints, machines might one day become much more intelligent than humans. What would this mean for us?

Robots could learn the same way babies do

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2015 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
They are the best learners on the planet, so how could we design robots that learn as effortlessly as a child?

Computers are getting closer to copying the way humans learn

Posted in Software on 11th Dec, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A lot of work in machine learning, which is how we tackle AI, is centered around how to best represent objects and ideas so computers can understand them.

Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and others commit $1B to nonprofit artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI

Posted in Software on 12th Dec, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'The research will focus on positive human impact.'

Facebook says its object detection tech has improved by 60% in one year

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook placed second in the 2015 Microsoft Common Objects in Context image recognition competition, after Microsoft Research.

MIT scientists create algorithm that can make photographs more memorable

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The alogrithm can predict photo memorability at "near-human" levels

7 trends for artificial intelligence in 2016: 'Like 2015 on steroids'

Posted in Software on 21st Dec, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Its that time of the year again for predictions; TechRepublic caught up with some names in AI research to predict the year ahead:

Eric Schmidt: AI should have verification systems to avoid 'undesirable outcomes'

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Schmidt calls for the makers of AIs to follow three guiding principles:

Google is hard at work on a next generation chatbot

Posted in Online on 29th Dec, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Many people consider Google Now to be the best virtual assistant. Building A.I into a messaging platform makes a world of sense for Google.

6 startups that could change the face of AI in 2016

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
As part of the Hacker Unit accelerator program, the remote accelerator for disruptive startups, these companies aim to shape the future of AI.

How brain architecture relates to consciousness and abstract thought

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2015 09:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to better ways to identify and treat brain diseases and to new learning AI systems.

Can Human-Machine Superintelligence Solve the World's Problems?

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A combination of human and computer reasoning might be just what we need to solve the hardest problems in the world.

IARPA wants human-like robot brains; at least, brain-like computers

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2016 11:00 AM
by AlexMuller
IARPA is the far-future research projects arm of America’s intelligence agencies, much like DARPA is for the Pentagon.

Apple Purchases AI company Emotient to read users’ expressions

Posted in Software on 11th Jan, 2016 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Emotient presents themselves as 'the leader in emotion detection and sentiment analysis’, which can be used to help organizations understand audience reactions.

Jurgen Schmidhuber Explains the Big Expectations of AI

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'we can probably expect that once we have animal level AI, very soon afterwards we will have something like human-level AI and its not going to stop there.'

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Posted in Online on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data.

Could Store Visits Be Guided By Robots? IBM Hopes So

Posted in Software on 24th Jan, 2016 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is that human-like robots such as Pepper, will be powered by IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology to turn the robot into a store associate.

When Class Is Run by a Robot

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2016 11:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Europe and Turkey are working to develop teaching machines that help preschool-aged kids learn a new language.

Harvard is trying to build an AI like the human brain

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The bold ambition is the new systems could be used to complete just about any task normally reserved for human brains.

Google achieves AI 'breakthrough' by beating the European Go champion

Posted in Software on 28th Jan, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The exciting aspect is not only how complicated the game is but also is how it trained itself to get better and can play many other games.

Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence and its boader implications

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, AI researcher Ben Goertzel predicts, an AGI will be created that will do to the field what Sputnik did for space.

An evolutionary approach to AI learning

Posted in Software on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
AI guru Nick Bostrom highlights the crucial importance of the goal setting process when building a superintelligence.

Will AI Investors Outsmart the Market?

Posted in Business on 4th Feb, 2016 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning could be good 'for extracting hidden trends, information, and relationships'.

YouTube will livestream Google’s AI playing Go superstar Lee Sedol in March

Posted in Online on 5th Feb, 2016 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Google will provide livestreams of its AI playing Go against Lee Sedol, the highest ranked Go player in the world.

CMU announces research project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2016 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A Human Genome Project-level plan to make computers learn like humans.

Artificial Intelligence in Business: 10 Important Statistics

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2016 02:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing trend in the business world.

Artificial Intelligence Offers a Better Way to Diagnose Malaria

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2016 10:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Now an artificial intelligence program can diagnose malaria more reliably than most humans.

When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi expects that within 30 years, machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.

Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2016 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
'For 50 years, we've ideated about this idea of AI. But it's only been in the last few years that we've seen a fundamental transformation in this technology.'

XPrize and IBM announce a $5 million AI competition

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
This time XPrize is allowing teams to define their own AI challenges.

Creating a Wikipedia resource for Robots to share knowledge and learning

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2016 09:08 PM
by AlexMuller
People have learned to pool their knowledge. We need to help machines do the same.

Pepper robot will make first appearance in U.S. businesses this year

Posted in Business on 25th Feb, 2016 11:30 AM
by AlexMuller
After its debut in July 2014, there are now more than 10,000 Pepper robots in use in other countries, primarily Japan.

Google AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

Posted in Software on 26th Feb, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.

AI learns to understand and predict human behaviour by reading our fiction

Posted in Software on 29th Feb, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a novel means of teaching artificial intelligence how to predict human responses to actions and events.

The Multi-Billion Dollar Robotics Market Is About to Boom

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2016 02:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Robotics as a technology has reached its tipping point. Worldwide spending on robotics will nearly double by 2019.

Google AI takes on the world's Go champion

Posted in Software on 8th Mar, 2016 11:25 AM
by AlexMuller
AlphaGo has already beaten the European champion but, experts say, this is easy-peasy compared to taking on the masters in Asia.

Google's AlphaGo AI defeats human in first game of Go contest

Posted in Software on 9th Mar, 2016 04:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Lee Sedol expressed surprise at his opponent’s strong performance. “I didn’t know AlphaGo would play such a perfect game,” he said.

AI 'should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring'

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Academics argue AI could radically transform our education system for the better, but is being held back by funding.

Artificial intelligence: Google's AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Sedol

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2016 08:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer program has beaten a master Go player 3-0 in a best-of-five competition, in what is seen as a landmark for AI.

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments

Posted in Games on 14th Mar, 2016 04:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is to become a testing ground for artificial intelligence experiments.

US Bets $100 Million on Machines That Think Like Humans

Posted in Software on 14th Mar, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The government is pushing forward what is perhaps the most high-risk, high-reward project of our time: brain-like artificial intelligence.

Facebook is donating servers to speed up Artificial Intelligence research

Posted in Software on 14th Mar, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The big tech companies investing in AI research, as studies suggest that the impact of AI over the next decades will be enormous.

Google's DeepMind finishes historic Go contest with a 4-1 victory

Posted in Software on 15th Mar, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Hassabis has frequently expressed interest in creating a 'robot scientist', and this victory marks one of the early stages of that quest.

The Robot Revolution: Breakthroughs You Should Watch For

Posted in Software on 15th Mar, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, robots will be commanding professions where accuracy and patience are key.

South Korean government announces nearly $1 billion in AI funding

Posted in Software on 17th Mar, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
SK announced it would spend 1T won (US$840 million) by 2020 to forward AI. It seems that everyone wants to get in on the AI revolution.

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st Mar, 2016 10:49 AM
by AlexMuller
'Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.'

Microsoft shuts Twitter AI bot after it learns racism from Twitter users

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft launched an AI on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

The race is on to develop and control Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2016 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry’s biggest companies, like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook, are jockeying to become the go-to platform for A.I.

In Contrast to Tay, Microsoft's Chinese Chatbot, Xiaolce, Is Actually Pleasant

Posted in Online on 28th Mar, 2016 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Trolls turned Tay into a monster in less than a day, but China's Xiaolce is a therapeutic A.I.

IBM wants to accelerate AI learning with new processor tech

Posted in Hardware on 29th Mar, 2016 12:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Resistive chips could speed up neural network training 30,000 times.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab and IBM build brain-inspired computer

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2016 09:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The project is focusing on cognitive AI tasks such as pattern recognition and sensory processing.

Build 2016: Microsoft proposes helper bot boom

Posted in Business on 31st Mar, 2016 09:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Social bots are automated programs that can chat to users in a humanlike way.

Paul Allen doubles down on artificial intelligence research in Seattle

Posted in Software on 2nd Apr, 2016 08:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Allen's AI2 project is attempting a much bigger challenge than Go; teaching a computer to be a mastermind in all disciplines of science.

'Pepper's father' ready for new robotic challenge

Posted in Business on 4th Apr, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Kaname Hayashi, who led the team that developed the Pepper robot, is again in the spotlight as he recently set up a venture firm to create a new robot.

Dharmendra Modha Discusses the Roadmap for Neuromorphic Computing

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM is developing energy-efficient, brain-inspired machines that mimic the brain’s abilities for perception, action, and cognition.

Facebook lets blind people understand photos with the help of AI

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.

Mass General will use artificial intelligence to improve hospital care

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2016 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, to advance health care with AI to improve detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Jeff Hawkins Talks About What It Will Take To Create Intelligent Machines

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2016 02:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Numenta founder Jeff Hawkins spoke recently about the biological nature of intelligence and what it might mean for the development of AI.

The Curtains Will Peel Back on Viv Next Month

Posted in Online on 10th Apr, 2016 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Viv expands on the work of Siri with a powerful conversational interface that can be used for much more than finding out the weather forecast, or launching an app.

The Rise of the Chat Bots

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots communicate with people in natural language. They are becoming popular and the companies that develop the software behind them are attracting serious venture capital.

Research Describes How the Brain Learns Sequences, a Key For Intelligence

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A theory of how the brain learns and understands sequences of patterns may be an essential component for intelligent machines.

Google is about to supercharge its Tensorflow open source AI

Posted in Business on 15th Apr, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
TensorFlow was among the 6 open source projects that received the most attention from developers in all of 2015, even though it was only released in November.

Researchers Work to Make Programming Robots Less Complicated

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2016 12:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a project called PRINTEPS, a framework for creating practical applications of AI, and putting it to use.

OpenAI launches Gym, a toolkit for testing learning algorithms

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2016 12:05 PM
by AlexMuller
OpenAI, the nonprofit artificial intelligence research company established last year with backing from several Silicon Valley figures, today announced its first product:

Google looks to the future: Go big on artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning.

Key trends in the evolution of intelligent assistance

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Personal assistants and software bots have enjoyed significant buzz in recent months. New assistants are launched every week.

Intelligent Machines: AI had IQ of four-year-old child

Posted in Software on 2nd May, 2016 03:25 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken an IQ test designed for a young child.

Google DeepMind analyzing medical data and providing predictive analytics

Posted in Software on 3rd May, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Comparing a patient information, DeepMind might be able to identify the early stages of a disease that is not yet symptomatic.

DeepMind To Start Using TensorFlow for Future Artificial Intelligence Research

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The Google-owned company that made headlines by beating world Go champion with AI is becoming more integrated.

More on the OpenAI "Robot Gym" for Artificial Intelligence Training

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 04:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has developed a $1 billion-program "Robot Gym" to train AI. He says he wanted the robots to be as versatile as humans when it comes to thinking.

Viv: The a next generation AI assistant

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The real secret sauce of Viv is 'dynamic program generation' which allows the AI assistant to understand intent and generate a program itself to best answer the query.

Artificial intelligence course creates AI teaching assistant

Posted in Online on 10th May, 2016 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Jill Watson is a virtual teaching assistant. She was one of nine teaching assistants in an AI online course. And none of the students guessed she wasn't a human.

Google open-sources SyntaxNet, natural-language understanding for TensorFlow

Posted in Software on 13th May, 2016 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Google uses deep learning for image recognition and speech recognition, and now it’s showing gains in language understanding.

Google’s summer plan: To become the OS of your life

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By leveraging AI and natural interaction, Google intends to be the OS of your life

Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers dropped from just one factory as China turns to artificial intelligence

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The manufacturing hub for the electronics industry, Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is seeking a drastic reduction in labour costs.

SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper is getting a job at Pizza Hut

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2016 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Pizza Hut Asia and MasterCard are partnering to bring Pepper robot to restaurants by the end of 2016.

China plans to expand artificial intelligence products market to $15 billion

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2016 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
China will speed up the development of its AI sector and create a market worth more than $15.26 billion over the next three years.

Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
For overwhelmed researchers navigating a growing stack of science literature, the value isn’t in having so much new information, but finding insights when they need them.

Tech CEOs Declare This the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Top tech executives repeatedly said that artificial intelligence (AI) was on the verge of changing everyday life at the Recode conference this week.

Google considers making a "big red button" to stop dangerous AI

Posted in Software on 4th Jun, 2016 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google in conjunction with The Future of Humanity Institute, has released a study that determines how we would stop an AI if it were to go rogue.

Google's AlphaGo Will Now Compete Against World's Best Go Player

Posted in Games on 6th Jun, 2016 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Though Ke is currently the world number one after beating Sedol to the title earlier this year, Sedol noted for his greater experience.

Would you trust a bot? Conversational commerce depends on it

Posted in Software on 6th Jun, 2016 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
As AI technology improves, the number of scenarios where a human needs to take over to answer questions will decrease.

Google's Neven predicts in 10 years there will only be quantum machine learning and no machine learning on classical computers

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2016 09:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Google believes that quantum supremacy will advance its research in AI.

Google working on 'common-sense' AI engine at new Zurich base

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2016 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's high profile AI team DeepMind, based in London, has the broader ambition to "solve intelligence".

A Drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2016 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists said we were now in an explosive stage of merging advances in computing with medicine.

OpenAI says it will build a robot that can do housework as well as other intelligent agents

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2016 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’re working to enable a physical robot to perform basic housework'

Stanford AI achieves 72-75.8% accuracy in understanding news articles

Posted in Software on 22nd Jun, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Enabling a computer to understand a document so that it can answer comprehension questions is a central goal of language processing.

Toyota will spend a billion dollars on a 5 year project to make affordable helper robots

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2016 11:02 AM
by AlexMuller
'My thought is, if the Toyota production system can be applied to cars, maybe it can also be applied to robots, because they’re quite similar'.

Teaching Computers To Reason and Learn by Analogy

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a structure mapping system based on analogy, researchers have created a system that allows machines to reason more like humans do.

IBM and Xprize open $5M A.I. competition to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jun, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Can AI be harnessed to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges? IBM and Xprize want to find out.

Artificial Intelligence Explodes: New Deal Activity Record For AI Startups

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2016 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
In Q1'16, there were over 140 deals to startups focused on AI. Khosla Ventures emerges as most active VC investor in the category.

Sony is Getting Back into Making Robots

Posted in Business on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Sony is planning to get back into the robot business with machines capable of forming emotional bonds with humans, the company’s CEO has said.

Google's DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google.

Bots need personality, not a brain like a vending machine

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2016 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
There’s a major problem with these new bots: a lack of human understanding.

Microsoft CEO: Chatbots will 'fundamentally revolutionize' computing

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
In time, human language will be taught to all computers and become “the new interface.”

Apps put on notice as new study suggests teens love chatbots

Posted in Business on 18th Jul, 2016 08:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Bots are growing in popularity, largely driven largely by this generation’s preferred methods of communication.

Chatbots are the next evolutionary step for robots

Posted in Business on 19th Jul, 2016 02:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Businesses will increasingly pay for more and more of their decision-making to be outsourced to algorithms.

Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's DeepMind has moved on from playing Go to more serious matters - attempting to solve some of the world's biggest health problems.

10 jobs that Artificial Intelligence and chatbots are poised to eventually replace

Posted in Software on 24th Jul, 2016 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The AIs are lining up at the door. Time to sharpen up those resumes.

The artificial intelligence bots are about to get emotional

Posted in Software on 25th Jul, 2016 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
'Artificial intelligence must be socially and emotionally responsive and able to think and learn like humans.'

Pat Inc. natural language chat technology is a step in the right direction for bots

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2016 07:04 AM
by AlexMuller
New AI would not need to ask multiple follow-up questions or request more details. It could look at a sentence and determine our intent.

Robots are getting a sense of self-doubt: introspection is the key

Posted in Software on 3rd Aug, 2016 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
For robots and drones to thrive in the real world, they need to realize their limits.

AI Saves Woman's Life By Identifying Her Disease When Other Methods (humans) Failed

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Reports assert that Japanese doctors have, for the first time in history, used AI to detect a type of leukemia, which helped to save a patient's life.

Koko raises $2.5 million to put human empathy inside every virtual assistant

Posted in Business on 9th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Bots that more closely resemble interactions with a human but also to help people experiencing mental health emergencies.

Intel acquires deep learning startup Nervana for more than $350 million

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2016 07:28 PM
by AlexMuller
This move represents a clear signal that Intel is determined to gain ground in the world of A.I.

Why is now the time for artificial intelligence?

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A.I. has been on the cusp of the mainstream for the past 40 years, but 2016 is the year it’s become a buzzword.

The first 5 A.I. 'employees' you will hire

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2016 05:32 PM
by AlexMuller
AIs will shake up entire markets, and it all starts with employees.

Elon Musk's OpenAI continues to poach talent

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2016 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Since announced in December 2015, Elon Musk and Sam Altman's OpenAI has recruited some of the foremost names in modern artificial intelligence research.

Intel Bets Big on Deep Learning

Posted in Software on 19th Aug, 2016 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a deal rivaling Google's acquisition of DeepMind, Intel has agreed to acquire Nervana Systems, a company that specializes in deep learning technology.

AI to explain its conclusions and its reasoning to humans

Posted in Software on 19th Aug, 2016 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
AI systems offer tremendous benefits, but their effectiveness would be limited by a machine's inability to explain its decisions and actions to humans.

How chatbots can help small business

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2016 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots aren’t just for big name tech brands and retail; small businesses stand to gain plenty from them, as well.

Machine Learning is the engine that will drive Google's Future

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2016 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 100 teams are currently using machine learning at Google.

Artificial Intelligence will chomp down a chunk of India’s present knowledge economy

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of taking on tasks that require analytical skills.

Expert calls for long-term blueprint for China's AI industry

Posted in Hardware on 30th Aug, 2016 07:15 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015, the global AI market stood at $127 billion, Tan said, adding the figure is predicted to reach $165 billion this year and to exceed $200 billion in 2018.

Researchers discover machines can learn by simply observing

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for.

7 Key Factors Driving the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Posted in Business on 31st Aug, 2016 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Jacobstein imagines in a future in which there's a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence.

Will chatbots ever hold a 'real' conversation?

Posted in Business on 3rd Sep, 2016 04:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest question seems to be whether chatbots can be useful enough to convincingly replace a complex human conversation.

How a chatbot could help people take their medication

Posted in Online on 5th Sep, 2016 06:20 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s been a big investment in medication adherence and there’s good reasons.

Stressed? We're teaching computers to help handle our feelings

Posted in Software on 6th Sep, 2016 03:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A program that aims to deliver the right words at the right time

IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE -Using AI in new ways to solve the World's biggest problems

Posted in Software on 8th Sep, 2016 02:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.

Google is making it harder to pick out fake voices

Posted in Business on 10th Sep, 2016 10:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Robotic human speech is becoming less robotic and more human.

AI will eliminate 6 percent of US jobs in five years, says report

Posted in Business on 14th Sep, 2016 10:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Within 5 years AI will eliminate many positions in customer service, trucking and taxi services, amounting to 6 percent of jobs, according to a Forrester report.

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.

Amazon's $2.5M 'Alexa Prize' seeks chatbot that can converse intelligently for 20 minutes

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alexa Prize will encourage researchers to come up with great ideas for real-world conversational AI.

RBS, NatWest and SEB banks employ virtual staff

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2016 09:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Customers at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest may soon be sorting out issues with help from a virtual chatbot.

OK, Google - who will win the AI wars?

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:54 AM
by AlexMuller
"We're moving from a mobile first to an AI-first world."

Why Google Assistant is smarter than Alexa

Posted in Online on 10th Oct, 2016 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has spent the last 18 years parsing the data for search queries.

In quest for better AI, tech behemoths gobble up smaller companies

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2016 09:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet's Google and iPhone maker Apple have been quietly snapping up dozens of artificial intelligence companies over the last five years.

DeepMind Unleashes Another AI Breakthrough

Posted in Software on 13th Oct, 2016 02:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The system can learn from examples like neural networks, but they can also store complex data like computers.

The white house sizes up the future of artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 14th Oct, 2016 02:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The policy paper suggests retraining workers so they can work alongside artificial intelligence, rather than keeping jobs that the machines will explicitly do better.

China Has Overtaken the U.S. In AI Research

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2016 09:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Lagging behind in AI research could put the U.S. at a disadvantage if other countries get the opportunity to dictate how the technology is used.

SARA seeks to give artificial intelligence people skills

Posted in Software on 16th Oct, 2016 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Using cameras and a microphone, the Socially Aware Robot Assistant is able to not only listen to your queries but take in how you are feeling about the interaction.

What the growth and developent of AI means for the future of chatbots

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2016 11:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots are one of the hottest subsets of AI right now, and in the coming years they are going to become much more prevalent.

Google has more than 1,000 AI projects in the works

Posted in Business on 20th Oct, 2016 02:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has more than 1,000 deep-learning projects in every major product category, including search, maps, translation, and cars.

Researchers: AI Could Take Over Much More Than Blue Collar Jobs

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2016 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a standing belief that some human experts, like doctors, lawyers, and accountants, cannot be replaced by robots equipped with artificial intelligence (AI).

Predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

Posted in Business on 24th Oct, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
In the last twelve months, we've witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning.

AI predicts outcome of human rights cases

Posted in Software on 25th Oct, 2016 12:20 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers have claimed.

Elon Musk is concerned that AI could be used to take down the internet

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The systems that keep the internet running are vulnerable to brute-force computing attacks that artificial intelligence could excel at.

Light-based neural network could lead to super-fast AI

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2016 12:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Computers could not only act like brains, but respond as quickly.

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2017 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet has been one of the world's biggest spenders on AI. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.

Google Develops A Deep Learning Machine That Could Learn As Fast As Humans

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
By replicating how the brain works, the search giant can now train its AI to learn faster.

Google Chases General Intelligence With New AI That Has a Memory

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'catastrophic forgetting,' condemns our AIs to be one-trick ponies.

Google Says Machine Learning Chips Make AI Faster and More Efficient

Posted in Software on 24th Apr, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google recently bared the inner workings of its dedicated machine learning chip, the TPU, the latest in the arms race for AI supremacy.

Google Is Becoming 'A.I. First'

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2017 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
'We continue to set the pace in machine learning and A.I. research,' Pichai said on the Thursday call. 'We’re transitioning to an A.I.-first company.'

China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology

Posted in Software on 15th May, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
China's first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday in Hefei.

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Posted in Business on 18th May, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
At Google’s annual developer conference, the company showed off some of the best practical applications of AI and machine learning I’ve seen yet.

Google is betting that artificial intelligence will succeed search

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is becoming more and more confident with its bet on AI.

Google Artificial Intelligence defeats human Go champion

Posted in Games on 25th May, 2017 03:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie.

Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

Posted in Business on 27th May, 2017 11:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios.

Don’t get too excited about Facebook and Musk’s brain-interface ideas

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2017 05:38 PM
by Alex Muller
There has been a lot of excitement recently about developments in brain-computer interfacing.

Google AI Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 06:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself.

A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Eric Schmidt strikes a contrary tone to many who've warned of large-scale unemployment.

Google advances AI with 'one model to learn them all'

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning.

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:47 AM
by Alex Muller
You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.

Google funds automated news project

Posted in Online on 7th Jul, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media.

This Is How Google Wants to 'Humanize' Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 12th Jul, 2017 06:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s plans a big research project aimed at making artificial intelligence more useful.

Google launches Gradient Ventures, an AI-focused fund

Posted in Business on 13th Jul, 2017 03:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Google launched today a venture capital fund, named Gradient Ventures, that will focus on early-stage AI startups.

5 ways chatbots need to evolve before they go mainstream

Posted in Online on 16th Jul, 2017 05:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Advances in artificial intelligence have enabled these talkative assistants to become a reality, and they’re now cropping up in many different forms.

Why chatbots need a big push from deep learning

Posted in Software on 24th Jul, 2017 04:52 PM
by Alex Muller
Deep learning has recently revolutionised fields such as computer vision and natural language processing (NLP).

Microsoft just officially listed AI as one of its top priorities, replacing mobile

Posted in Business on 4th Aug, 2017 12:21 PM
by Alex Muller
The change comes after Microsoft formed the Artificial Intelligence and Research group.

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Posted in Business on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Microsoft made a splash in the world of AI hardware with a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models.

Bill Gates and Satya Nadella disagree with Elon Musk about an imminent AI threat

Posted in Software on 26th Sep, 2017 11:17 PM
by Alex Muller
The so-called control problem that Elon Musk is worried about isn’t something that people should feel is imminent.

How Close Is The Dream of Conversational Machines?

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2017 07:27 PM
by Alex Muller
The gauntlet was thrown down in 1950 and, so far, no computer program has managed to pass the Turing test.

AI will eliminate 1.8M jobs but create 2.3M by 2020, claims Gartner

Posted in Software on 3rd Oct, 2017 10:01 AM
by Alex Muller
AI will augment workers and be a 'net job creator' by 2020 according to new research, which Gartner touted.

China is betting big on AI

Posted in Science on 18th Oct, 2017 12:13 AM
by Alex Muller
China is planning to invest tens of billions of dollars in the next few years to master artificial intelligence.

Google DeepMind: AI becomes more alien

Posted in Software on 20th Oct, 2017 12:53 AM
by Alex Muller
Google's DeepMind says it has made another big advance in artificial intelligence by getting a machine to master the Chinese game of Go without help from human players.

Eric Schmidt says America needs to 'get its act together' in AI competition with China

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2017 09:09 AM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.

U.S. officials are having a 'Sputnik moment' over AI innovation in China

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2017 09:44 AM
by Alex Muller
It was the American fear of the technological gap between the United States and the U.S.S.R. that ignited the space race to put a man on the moon.

AI will obliterate half of all jobs, starting with white collar, says ex-Google China president

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
'The white collar jobs are easier to take because they're pure a quantitative analytical process.'

Samsung to establish an AI research hub

Posted in Business on 22nd Nov, 2017 11:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Samsung said on Wednesday it would create an AI research center and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups.

New technology allows robots to visualize their own future

Posted in Hardware on 8th Dec, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
A robotic learning tech that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.

An investor’s view of AI in 2018

Posted in Software on 9th Dec, 2017 01:24 PM
by Alex Muller
AI has become a buzzword for investors of late, many of whom recognise its enormous potential to become the most game-changing technology since the industrial revolution.

DeepMind Proves Its AI System's General Purposefulness

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2017 11:15 PM
by Alex Muller
The prolific DeepMind AI research team has just claimed their software has been generalised so that it can learn other games besides Go.

AI Is Better at Compromise Than Humans, Finds New Study

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2018 09:40 PM
by Alex Muller
'This particular algorithm is learning that moral characteristics are good. It’s programmed to not lie, and it also learns to maintain cooperation once it emerges'

Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI

Posted in Software on 22nd Jan, 2018 11:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'The easier it is to communicate, the faster change happens'

UK PM seeks 'safe and ethical' artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2018 01:30 AM
by Alex Muller
The prime minister is to say she wants the UK to lead the world in deciding how artificial intelligence can be deployed in a safe and ethical manner.

Artificial Intelligence To Be Taught To Schoolkids Thanks To Deep Learning Kit

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2018 12:11 AM
by Alex Muller
UK teenagers are to be taught about artificial intelligence with the launch of a new deep learning teaching kit.

The 6 biggest hurdles slowing the pace of AI innovation

Posted in Software on 4th Feb, 2018 10:37 PM
by Alex Muller
There are countless exciting prospects for AI development, including applications for health care, agriculture, and other realms of technology, but the AI industry isn’t a runaway train just yet.

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Posted in Software on 21st Feb, 2018 07:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands.

Seeking to outsmart the US, China races ahead on artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 24th Feb, 2018 10:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Experts say the race is in its early stages but the challenge has been set, and China is taking action to move toward its aspirations.

Serious eye diseases accurately diagnosed through AI

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2018 09:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A deep-learning framework is utilised to develop an image-based diagnostic tool.

China versus USA in AI potential

Posted in Business on 21st Mar, 2018 12:36 AM
by Alex Muller
China has set a 2020 target for the core AI industry’s gross output (RMB 150 billion) would represent a tenfold increase of the AI industry in the next three years.

DeepMind explores inner workings of artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 24th Mar, 2018 12:16 AM
by Alex Muller
As with the human brain, the neural networks that power artificial intelligence systems are not easy to understand.

Taxing AI job displacement will not be easy

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2018 02:33 AM
by Alex Muller
It seems that in order to be clear what is being taxed, then a government would need to have a tax or penalty for mass layoffs that were not the result of financial distress.

Twenty-four EU countries sign artificial intelligence pact in bid to compete with US & China

Posted in Software on 11th Apr, 2018 02:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Twenty-four EU countries pledged to band together to form a 'European approach' to artificial intelligence.

Google announces new 'Talk to Books' semantic-search feature

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2018 03:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Answers to your questions in more than 100,000 books.

One machine to rule them all: A 'Master Algorithm' may emerge sooner than you think

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2018 10:56 PM
by Alex Muller
It remains to be seen if this new math can spawn a mechanical species of beings with their own beliefs and motivations.

United Kingdom Plans $1.3 Billion Artificial Intelligence Push

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2018 04:28 AM
by Alex Muller
The United Kingdom is planning a big investment in artificial intelligence technologies in a deal worth nearly £1 billion, or about $1.3 billion.

On the threshold of a major jump in AI technology that can adapt to new circumstances

Posted in Software on 15th May, 2018 03:59 AM
by Alex Muller
L2M seeks to enable AI systems to learn from experience and become smarter, safer, and more reliable than existing AI.

Evolutionary computation will drive the future of creative AI

Posted in Software on 18th May, 2018 06:06 AM
by Alex Muller
We could view evolutionary computation as the next step in the progress of AI.

3 key artificial intelligence benefits for the future of work

Posted in Software on 21st May, 2018 04:14 PM
by Alex Muller
We are in a period of breakneck and breakthrough digital transformation, driven by a massive marketplace shift, namely, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

From Here to Human-Level AGI in Four Simple Steps According to Ben Goertzel

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2018 01:48 AM
by Alex Muller
Artificial General Intelligence is AI oriented toward creating machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond.

Teaching robots to do household chores

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2018 02:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The future goal is to allow robots to learn by simply watching a YouTube video.

DeepMind AI can 'imagine' a world based on a picture

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2018 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed a neural network that taught itself to 'imagine' a scene from different viewpoints, based on just a single image.

IBM Unveils System That 'Debates' With Humans

Posted in Software on 21st Jun, 2018 03:22 AM
by Alex Muller
In recent years, researchers have significantly improved systems that recognize people and objects, identify spoken words and translate between languages.

AI beats 15 doctors in tumor diagnosis competition

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2018 06:46 PM
by Alex Muller
An AI system has wiped the floor with some of China’s top doctors when it comes to diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion.

From Here to Human-Level Artificial General Intelligence in 4 Steps By Ben Goertzel

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
AIs that can generalise to unanticipated domains and confront the world as autonomous agents are part of the road ahead.

DARPA will fund 18 month experiments of potential AI breakthroughs

Posted in Software on 4th Aug, 2018 09:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Exploring new AI concepts, DARPA aims to outpace competing, global AI science and technology discovery efforts.

Algorithms provide more performance gain than hardware in many cases

Posted in Software on 24th Aug, 2018 03:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Given the rate and the magnitude of algorithm evolution, many AI chip designs may become obsolete before their commercial releases.

Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2018 07:28 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have used artificial intelligence to predict how cancers will progress and evolve.

AI to create more jobs than are lost because of economic growth

Posted in Software on 7th Oct, 2018 08:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Around 26% of existing jobs in China could be automated over the next 20 years, but this is projected to be more than offset by job creation of 38%.

China plan to win AI with lots of money, data and easy regulations

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2018 03:01 PM
by Alex Muller
China wants to integrate four areas for stronger AI. China will use abundant data, hungry entrepreneurs, many AI scientists, and AI-friendly policy.

OpenAI launches reinforcement learning training

Posted in Software on 9th Nov, 2018 03:19 AM
by Alex Muller
OpenAI today announced the launch of Spinning Up, a program designed to teach anyone deep reinforcement learning.

IBM Has Ten Artificial Intelligence Achievements and Predicts Three Directions for AI

Posted in Business on 14th Dec, 2018 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Dominant AI trends that will start in 2019.

Will Mimicking The Nervous System Advance Artificial Intelligence?

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2018 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Frequently reported advances in artificial intelligence make some people curious, and others nervous

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