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India working on application of artificial intelligence to boost capabilities of armed forces

A task force led by Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran is finalising the specifics and framework of the project, which would be implemented in a …

Self-heating jacket uses machine learning to keep its owner comfy

We've seen a number of smart home thermostats over the past few years that learn just how toasty you like your living room, but these won't do much …

I'd rather have a cheaper phone with a great camera than a premium phone with a mediocre one

Never has there been a phone that has kept me up at night as much as the recently released OnePlus 5T.<p>As I wrote in my review, it's a mighty fine …

Uncertainty in Deep Learning (PhD Thesis) | Yarin Gal - Blog | Oxford Machine Learning

<i>Function</i> draws from a dropout neural network. This new visualisation technique depicts the distribution over <i>functions</i> rather than the predictive …

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

One of the greatest chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov, talks about artificial intelligence and the interplay between machine learning and humans

<i>Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, is famous for his pair of faceoffs against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.</i><p><i>Kasparov won the first match against the computer, 4-2, in 1996, but lost in the rematch, 3½-2½, in 1997.</i><i>He recently published a book, "Deep Thinking," about the</i> …

Computers taught to recognise hate speech and violent language

The rise and rise of social media and Web 2.0 encourage us to form into online groups, based on our common interests and behaviour patterns. While …

One More Reason For Running Machine Learning Jobs In The Cloud: GPUs

Top public cloud vendors want you to store massive data sets in their platforms to run complex Machine Learning algorithms. Apart from offering affordable compute and storage services based on pay-as-you-go pricing model, they are also luring the customers by bringing the latest GPU technology to …

Machine Learning

The public debut of Facebook’s M is a tiny step toward a do-it-all AI assistant

Facebook announced today that its virtual assistant, M, will be available to US users to make suggestions within users’ conversations for a limited number of functions.<p>M will analyze each of your messages to detect whether you’re looking to send a sticker, request or send money, get a ride, or …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So

The Sentiment Neuron<p>Much of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) relies on machine learning: where machines respond or react autonomously after …

OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s

AI research has a long history of repurposing old ideas that have gone out of style. Now researchers at Elon Musk’s open source AI project have …

Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language - ExtremeTech

Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Security researcher unearths serious iOS and Android Wi-Fi exploit

Security researcher Gal Beniamini — who works for Google’s Project Zero — recently unearthed a serious vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi chipsets …

After Spark: Ray project tackles real-time machine learning

RISELab, the successor to the U.C. Berkeley group that created Apache Spark, is hatching a project that could replace Spark—or at least displace it …

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

The Galaxy S8's misplaced fingerprint scanner was probably a last-minute change

Ask anyone to tell you where a smartphone's fingerprint reader should be and, though the answers will vary, you'll never be told "off center, right next to the camera lens on the back." But lo and behold, that's exactly where Samsung plopped <i>its</i> fingerprint scanner on the new (and otherwise …

The Galaxy S8’s facial scanner can, unsurprisingly, be tricked with a photo

Just days after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8’s new facial-scanning feature, someone has already successfully spoofed it. Bloggers at <i>Marcianophone</i> secured a S8 with their face and then tricked the phone with a selfie that was saved on another device. The S8 eventually unlocked, though it took a …

Face recognition tech still insufficient for security

The facial recognition technology equipped in Samsung Electronics Co.'s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, will not be sufficient to guarantee …

Artificial Intelligence

Video shows you can fool Samsung Galaxy S8 face unlock with a photo

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a nifty new feature that lets you unlock the phone using your face. It's fast and works really well, unlocking the phone …

Machine Perception

How AI will boost your sales

Every morning, I see a self-driving car cruising around my neighborhood. The only thing that’s remarkable about it is how unremarkable it is. There aren’t scientists running alongside it, or press taking photos. When I see it, I’m reminded that artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t some future dream; …

Google and Mark Zuckerberg's investment fund are backing a $150 million AI institute in Toronto

Launched on Thursday, the Vector Institute is based in the city of Toronto, which already has a reputation as one of the strongest AI hubs in the world, largely as a result of the research efforts at the University of Toronto.<p>The institute wrote in a press release that it intends to produce more …

Telegram offers secure, encrypted voice calls with emoji keys

In addition to games, stickers, and supergroups, Telegram today announced it would actually allow you to make calls.<p>The service will roll out to a few at first:<p>Today we’re rolling out Voice Calls in Western Europe. The rest of the world will get them very soon as well.<p>Telegram has billed itself as …

Baidu’s Plan for Artificial Intelligence without Andrew Ng - MIT Technology Review

When Andrew Ng, one of the world’s leading thinkers on artificial intelligence, announced he would be stepping down from his position as chief …

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wireless standard. To recap, 5.0 promises up to …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook is bringing chatbots to groups on Messenger

Messenger chatbots will soon be available to groups, according to a report by TechCrunch.<p>To clarify, these won’t be “chatbots” in the sense that they won’t be trying to make conversation with you. Instead they’ll function more like news tickers, updating group members on outside information.<p>The …

Walmart undercuts the Chromecast with $25 Vudu Spark

You get what you pay for<p>Walmart thinks it can out-price the Google Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick, and Amazon Fire TV Stick. The mega retailer has quietly put out its very own streaming device, called the Vudu Spark, and it costs just a meagre $24.95, a Walmart representative tells <i>Gigaom</i>. And …