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Google’s Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak

Creating convincing artificial speech is a hot pursuit right now, with Google arguably in the lead. The company may have leapt ahead again with the announcement today of Tacotron 2, a new method for training a neural network to produce realistic speech from text that requires almost no grammatical …

High Level

Artificial Intelligence Promises a Personalized Education for All

Adam Avery<p>As artificial intelligence becomes part of the classroom, teachers will be able to offer an individualized learning experience for every student.<p>In a 2015 interview, Bill Gates imagined a world where Artificially Intelligent Tutoring Systems (AITS) have transformed learning. He spoke of …

Tech giants and universities must work together to build the future of AI

The concept of AI has been a subject of fascination for almost as long as computers have existed. However, we’ve only recently begun to see what a future with AI might actually look like and — despite the grim picture that is often painted in sci-fi stories — the outlook is pretty exciting.<p>Luckily …

AI System Detects ‘Deception’ in Courtroom Videos

Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.<p>Courtrooms are inexact places. Juries and the processes they use to reach verdicts are parameterized, but a trial is nonetheless all about convincing those juries of something that is inexact and subjective at …

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

AIs won’t really rule us, they will be very interested in us: Juergen Schmidhuber

Juergen Schmidhuber, 54, is a computer scientist who works on <b>Artificial Intelligence (AI)</b>. Considered to be one of the pioneers in improving neural …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT's automated machine learning works 100x faster than human data scientists

Auto Tune Models (ATM) is an automated system that beats human-designed machine learning solutions for 30% of datasets tested.<p>Building a slide deck, …

Machine Learning

Facebook expands its use of facial recognition technology

Managing your identity on Facebook will soon be a bit easier thanks to facial recognition.<p>Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, director of applied machine …

The Great AI Paradox - MIT Technology Review

You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas.<p>1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other …

GPU killer: Google reveals just how powerful its TPU2 chip really is

Google's second-generation Tensor Processing Units Pods can deliver 11.5 petaflops of calculations.<p>So far, Google has only provided a few images of …

The Mirai botnet: three men plead guilty after weaponizing the Internet of Things

The Mirai botnet launched an attack on the internet, the scale of which had never been seen before.And now some of its perpetrators have admitted …

Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain

In the past few years, developments in technology have brought us closer to the hyper-connected world that futurologists imagined in the 1950s. …

Account Suspended

Data & analytics trends in 2018: What do the experts predict?

<b>It's been a big year for data-driven marketing. Gone, mostly, are the dry aphorisms about 'data as the new oil', and in their place are marketers</b> …

SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY OF MACHINE LEARNING & DATA ANALYSTS IN 2018

Undoubtedly, 2017 has been yet another hype year for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). As ML and AI become increasingly …

Alphabet's DeepMind Is Using Games to Discover If Artificial Intelligence Can Break Free and Kill Us All

DeepMind, the artificial intelligence (AI) unit of Google owner Alphabet, is trying to find out whether AIs can learn how to cheat.<p>The research is …

Microsoft releases quantum computing development kit preview

At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in September, Microsoft let it be known it was going to be a player in the future of quantum computing, and today the company took another step toward that goal when it released a preview of its quantum computing development kit.<p>The kit includes all of the pieces …

Quantum Physics

An inside look at the world's first nation with a minister for artificial intelligence

by Dom Galeon December 11, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 22129<p>Prioritizing the Future<p>From robots that can flawlessly perform backflips to electric …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft commits $50 million more to its AI for Earth program

Microsoft has announced an expansion to its AI for Earth program, committing an additional $50 million to organizations that are working to solve the climate change crisis.<p>The tech giant first announced AI for Earth back in June, and the initiative promised to provide a bunch of cloud-based tools …

Lenovo Launches China Industrial Big Data Application Alliance To Boost Smart Manufacturing

Lenovo Group Ltd. has teamed up with China Electronics Standardization Institution to launch an Industrial Big Data Application Alliance to support …

A Team of MIT Scientists Taught an AI to Get Emotional Over Movies

Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Machine Learning

Why does Alphabet want to build a city? To get more data, of course

Most people would probably draw a blank when asked to explain the phrase "building a city from the internet up". But get used to the idea, because …

AI will fuel a new cybersecurity race: Experts

MONTREAL -- Technological advances in artificial intelligence are fuelling a new race between hackers and those toiling to protect cybersecurity …

China’s big brother: how artificial intelligence is catching criminals and advancing health care | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The lifts rising to Yitu Technology’s headquarters have no buttons. The pass cards of the staff and visitors stepping into the elevators that service …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple AI chief reveals more progress on self-driving car tech

After remaining tight-lipped for years, Apple is now more than eager to share how much progress it's making on self-driving car technology. AI research director Ruslan Salakhutdinov made a presentation this week that revealed more of what the company's autonomous driving team has been up to. Some …

DeepMind AI teaches itself chess from scratch in four hours, proceeds to beat previous champion

DeepMind, Google's artificial intelligence focused cousin, has a history of creating computer systems that can defeat world champions at their own …

Elon Musk finally admits Tesla is building its own custom AI chips

And gives us the news that god-like machines will take over within a decadeElon Musk has revealed that Tesla, his electric automobile company, is …

Alpha Zero’s “Alien” Chess Shows the Power, and the Peculiarity, of AI - MIT Technology Review

The latest AI program developed by DeepMind is not only brilliant and remarkably flexible—it’s also quite weird.<p>DeepMind published a paper this week …

Artificial Intelligence

Nvidia’s $2,999 Titan V is a 110 teraflop GPU for AI processing

Nvidia cards are the de facto standard for running machine learning workloads and today, the company added yet another high-end compute-centric card to its line-up: the Titan V. This card, which is based on Nvidia’s Volta architecture, features 21.1 billion transistors on a 815 mm2 chip that can …

Machine Learning

To increase data skills, Airbnb has started its own university

In Airbnb offices around the world, graduates parade about with their college logo splashed across shirts, hats and computers. But they haven't come …