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Here's why those tech billionaires are throwing millions at ethical AI

Worried about a dystopian future in which AI rule the world and humans are enslaved to autonomous technology? You're not alone. So are billionaires …

Harvard Launches Open-source Neural Machine Translation System

On December 19, 2016, a Monday, at exactly half past nine, the Twitterverse was alerted to the existence of the OpenNMT project over at the Harvard …

Artificial Intelligence

2017 Is the Year of Artificial Intelligence

Here are some key insights into what new A.I. will mean for your business.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I polled the business community for their top technology predictions for 2017 and within a couple hours, I had a few hundred emails in my inbox with some really great insights. Fascinatingly enough, the …

Artificial Intelligence

The state of artificial intelligence in 5 charts

Artificial intelligence is hot right now: IBM, Google and Facebook are all competing to push the boundaries of AI, while big agencies like MDC, Huge, …

Artificial intelligence has a big year ahead

Get ready for AI to show up where you'd least expect it.<p>In 2016, tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft launched dozens of products and services powered by artificial intelligence. Next year will be all about the rest of the business world embracing AI.<p>Artificial intelligence is …

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Internet of Things

Microsoft AI: Now you can get universal language translator for groups

A new Microsoft voice-to-text application allows speakers of 60 different languages to communicate in real time, thanks to neural network-powered …

The Rise of Codeless Computer – An End of Programming Elitists!?

Right, let’s dive into it. Computer programming is a hot trend. However, this demand is going down the drain as we continue training instead of …

Ever want to build your own AI? Here’s where to start!

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>When we think about Artificial Intelligence, we tend to imagine this technology being locked away in expensive research facilities as government labs.<p>However, …

Artificial Intelligence

The director of “Spirited Away” called animation made by AI an "insult to life itself"

When shown an animation generated by artificial intelligence, famed animator Hayao Miyazaki was not impressed.<p>“I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself,” said the man behind movies like <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>, who was shown an AI-generated animation of a human-like being …

Artificial Intelligence

This Company Has Acquired the Most Artificial Intelligence Startups

Mergers and acquisitions of artificial intelligence startups have been on the rise since 2011. This company is leading the trend.<p>Large tech companies are snatching up artificial intelligence startups left and right. Who's the biggest eater? Turns out, it's a very familiar name.<p>Google has acquired …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

This column is by James Li, Product Intern at NewStoryCharity<p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has …

In The Battle Of Online Language Learning Programs, Who Is Winning?

Online language programs seem to be growing substantially in users and revenue. According to Ambient Insight, the worldwide market for the digital English learning products (the most popular language) was $2.8 billion in 2015, projected to grow to $3.8 billion by 2020. There are a lot of companies …

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Writing

JK Rowling to release series of ebooks on Harry Potter Hogwarts characters

Author will bring out series called Pottermore Presents, featuring characters such as Horace Slughorn and Professor Minerva McGonagall<p>JK Rowling is delving back into the world of Harry Potter for a series of short ebooks with new stories about some of her characters from the Hogwarts School of …

Experts Are Calling for A "Policing" of Artificial Intelligence

AI Police<p>Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, has not been shy about sharing his fears on the progress of artificial intelligence (AI). While …

AI’s Language Problem - MIT Technology Review

About halfway through a particularly tense game of Go held in Seoul, South Korea, between Lee Sedol, one of the best players of all time, and …

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Science Fiction

Justin Cronin on Star Trek and Shakespeare

Justin Cronin has spent a few weeks on the road, promoting his newest novel, <i>The</i> <i>City of Mirrors.</i> It’s the last in the trilogy that started with <i>The</i> …

Star Trek

Sci-fi teleports into the mainstream with Barbican exhibition

Summer 2017 show will include concept art and models from the films Godzilla, Stargate and Dark City<p>The journey of science fiction from niche to mainstream popular culture is to be explored in a major exhibition that will run the gamut from Jules Verne to Godzilla to Star Wars.<p>The Barbican centre …

Satya Nadella's rules for AI are more boring (and relevant) than Asimov's Three Laws

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics (technically four) have been a stalwart of science fiction for decades. With recent advances in artificial intelligence, though, computer scientists and tech companies are beginning to seriously consider the rules we actually need to protect ourselves from …

25 maps that explain the English language - Vox

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Michael Hofmann: ‘English is basically a trap. It’s almost a language for spies’

The influential Anglo-German poet, critic and translator on how he came to be depicted as a lit‑crit Johnny Fartpants<p>The savagery with which Michael Hofmann can wield a hatchet has earned him unlikely fans outside the literary circuit. A recent issue of Viz ran a cartoon of the critic, poet and …