AI

Deep Learning Networks Can’t Generalize; But They’re Learning From the Brain

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Without a slew of correct assumptions to guide the deep neural nets in their learning, “generalization is impossible.”

California officially bans police use of facial recognition in body cameras

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Continuing the growing pushback against facial recognition technology, California has now passed a new law banning the tech in connection with data gathered by police body cameras. The law comes into effect at the beginning of 2020 and will expire after three years.

AI startups on pace to break funding records in 2019

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Artificial intelligence’s potential to transform a growing range of industries has venture capitalists writing checks to promising startups at a rate that will likely set a new record in 2019 for the industry.

Google Brain’s ROBEL benchmark lets devs track AI quality on affordable robots

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

More affordable robots designed to work with platforms and performance benchmarks make adoption more likely by developers, students, or startups interested in iterating to advance the field.

Google’s highly scalable AI can generate convincingly humanlike speech

Posted in Software on 2nd Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Their model not only generates high-fidelity speech with “naturalness” but that it’s highly parallelizable, meaning it’s more easily trained across multiple machines compared with conventional alternatives.