Karen Walsh

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Politeness

Politeness<p>For most of human history, the idea of being ‘polite’ has been central to our sense of what is required to count as a good and civilised …

Self-Censorship

Power to the People: How One Unknown Group of Researchers Holds the Key to Using AI to Solve Real Human Problems

In the last few years, a series of spectacular research results have drawn the world’s attention to the field of machine learning. Excitement for AI …

How to Build a Neuron: Exploring AI in JavaScript Pt 2

In this series, we’re discussing a topic that will transform the world we live in over the course of the next 25 years. We’re going to see lots of …

Firms must embrace AI or risk being left behind

Plenty of media attention has been devoted to robots replacing lawyers. Conversely, some industry players claim that artificial intelligence (AI) is …

a16z Podcast: When Humanity Meets A.I.

Who has the advantage in artificial intelligence — big companies, startups, or academia? Perhaps all three, especially as they work together when it …

Deep Learning

Deep Learning for Computer Vision with MATLAB

Computer vision engineers have used machine learning techniques for decades to detect objects of interest in images and to classify or identify …

Artificially intelligent: A brief glossary of the ideas behind AI

What if the scariest thing about AI is the vocabulary test?<p>Sure, some people worry about machines putting an end to humanity as we know it, but that may be no more likely than a Mayan-predicted apocalypse. Artificial intelligence, though, may actually bring us lots of things we'll like: …

Life on Saturn’s frozen moon: Scientists believe they’ve discovered a habitable world

<b>(NASA)</b><p>Enceladus contains a source of energy and a subterranean ocean. The challenge now is how to explore its surface<p>Annie Sneed<p>June 29, 2016 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Saturn’s frozen moon Enceladus is a tantalizing world—many scientists are …

Astronomy

Taking Killer Robots Seriously

Killer robots are a mainstay of science fiction. But unlike teleportation and flying cars, they are something that we are likely to see within our …

Robots

11 Incredible Cities Where Living Abroad Is Cheap

It's time to make moves.<p>Moving to a faraway city is a dream for many of us. But the cost of living abroad is often scary enough to keep us stuck in our cozy little hometowns.<p>In <i>these</i> cities, however, money isn't as big a concern. All 11 of the following far-flung spots are known for being relatively …

European Travel

Anki's tiny Cozmo robot is a Pixar character made real

Best known for its sleek and intelligent remote controlled cars, Anki is stepping into new territory with its latest product, a small robot toy named Cozmo. If you've seen <i>Wall-E</i>, you've already got a good sense of its personality. Thanks to a combination of artificial intelligence, robotic movement …

How The Majorana Fermion Might Change The World

Chinese scientists won a major victory recently, by proving that the Majorana fermion — a particle we’ve found tantalizing hints of for years — genuinely exists. This discovery has huge implications for quantum computing, and it might change the world. But how?<p>What Is A Majorana Fermion?<p>A Majorana …

4 Disruptive Health Care Technologies That Will Change Everything

From machine learning to virtual reality, the face of health care is changing quickly.<p>Fahad Aziz is the co-founder of Caremerge, an "award-winning technology company revolutionizing communication and coordination of care for seniors." As an industry leader in the tech space, Aziz has his finger on …

Here's why you should keep your smartphone in your pocket the next time you're bored

Who doesn't hate being bored?<p>In fact, it turns out that we hate boredom so much that a surprising amount of people said they would rather be shocked with electricity than sit there quietly and think.<p>But thanks to the invention of smartphones, all we need to do to keep ourselves occupied these days …

U.S. Navy

You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

In a world where the phrase “oh god, not another app” often springs to mind, along with “Yeah, yeah, I’m <i>sure</i> you want to make a world a better place” TraffickCam is a blast of icy-fresh air.<p>TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex …

Tim Dowling: my wife and I are at the cinema, but the real action is off screen

The film begins. I can’t concentrate, because the American woman is scraping the bottom of her popcorn box with long fingernails<p>My wife has read a film review, and now wants to see a film. “We could go tomorrow,” she says. “It’s not as if we’re doing anything else.”<p>“Maybe,” I say. My wife picks up …

This Game Engine-Rendered Sci-Fi Short Film's Graphics Are Jaw-Dropping

The Unity Demo Team show off new digital filmmaking tools in their latest short film, 'Adam.'<p>When artificially intelligent humanoids pass beyond the uncanny valley, most theorists assume they will one day become indistinguishable from humans. Or, perhaps they will pass into another realm of …

Chatbots And Millennials: How Smart Brands Should Be Using Artificial Intelligence

This is the year of the chatbot. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), bots are responding to queries, helping users find products, and even troubleshooting customer service issues. It’s clear that the digital experience is evolving, and brands that want to stay ahead of the curve need to …

Embattled Wipro hopes for Holmes to imitate Watson to solve its current problems

Wipro is betting that its machine learning and AI-fuelled platform can make it a contender in the IT Services sweepstakes.<p>Indian IT services firms …

Google researchers tackle AI and robotics safety, prevent future toasters from killing us in our sleep - ExtremeTech

By on June 24, 2016 at 8:24 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Humans have been afraid of the …

AI And The Future Of Food | Articles | Analytics

The relationship between population growth and scarcity of resources is much disputed. Thomas Malthus, in his Essay on the Principle of Population, …

Artificial Intelligence: Google Outlines Five Key Safety Problems For Cleaning Robots Gone Rogue

Just a few weeks back, scientists at Google’s artificial intelligence division DeepMind announced they were developing a “kill switch” to ensure that …

Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick

Artists beware! AI is coming for your paintbrush too… A new iOS app, called Prisma, is using deep learning algorithms to turn smartphone photos into stylized artworks based on different artwork/graphical styles.<p>Snap or choose your photo, select an ‘art filter’ to be applied and then wait as the app …

Deep Learning

Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

And may scare you too<p>Google is one of the companies at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence research, and being in that position means they have the most to worry about. The idea of a robot takeover may still be an abstract, science fictional concept to us, but Google has actually …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far

What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide …

Top 10 Rules You Must Follow To Lose 10 Pounds

Experts say the key to losing weight—and actually keeping off the weight—isn’t a crash diet or starving yourself. Rather, it’s making long-term …

Nutrition