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How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

AI and Compute

We're releasing an analysis showing that since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has been increasing exponentially …

Deep Learning

Deep Learning On Your Desktop

The AI revolution is here. However, GPU-accelerated AI and HPC deployments can be complex and time consuming to build, test and maintain. And keeping pace with the community’s fast-moving advances in software development requires a high level of expertise to manage driver, library, and framework or …

Deep Learning

To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect

Judea Pearl, a pioneering figure in artificial intelligence, argues that AI has been stuck in a decades-long rut. His prescription for progress? …

Artificial Intelligence

Consumers Say Artificial Intelligence OK For Healthcare, Not Retail, Banking

Consumers may be getting comfortable using artificial intelligence in their daily lives, though their comfort level may differ based on the situation.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Sennheiser brings their sound expertise to the new fitness-focused CX Sport wireless headphones

Built for active audiophiles.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>There are plenty of sport-specific wireless headphones out there, but only a few …

Consumer Tech

Google’s data collection might become creepier than ever with the help of AI

If you thought Google’s data collection practices were creepy, then wait until you hear about what the future holds.<p>Google may be looking to turn …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Employees Quit in Protest Over Military Artificial Intelligence Program

Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)<p>Google is working with the U.S. military to deploy artificial intelligence that …

Artificial Intelligence

Chinese ASIC Manufacturer To Turn To AI In Case Of Stricter Gov’t Regulation

Due to the recent crypto crackdown in China, Chinese ASIC chip manufacturer Bitmain is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) as an alternate …

Cryptocurrency

Speaker Cables: Can You Hear the Difference? Tables With Data

<b>Tables With Data</b><p>Table I shows the results of the listening panel’s pre-test evaluations of the three cables tested (left part) and their ratings of …

Audiophile

China Leads The U.S. In Patent Applications For Blockchain And Artificial Intelligence

China, thanks to its 1.37 billion residents, leads the world on a number of counts. The smartphone user population totaled 663 million last year, more than anywhere else, and its internet penetration stood at 751 million.<p>Now China ranks first in the world in the number of patent applications from …

Artificial Intelligence

Will Google Duplex Evolve Into a Virtual Teaching Assistant?

Blog: Technology and LearningIf you have not already, I recommend taking 4 minutes and 11 seconds to watch the Google Duplex demo:Your first reaction …

Artificial Intelligence

Deals: Get Started In AI With This Online Course

From self-driving cars to the music recommendations Siri gives you, AI plays a pivotal role in the tech we use today. And, as more companies leverage …

Machine Learning

AI Made These Paintings

Less than a year after he got his high school diploma and left Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., for Silicon Valley, Robbie Barrat began teaching computers …

Artificial Intelligence

China's city of Tianjin to set up $16-billion artificial intelligence fund

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northern port city of Tianjin announced plans on Thursday to set up funds worth 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) to support the artificial intelligence industry, official news agency Xinhua said.<p>China aims to become a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2025, taking …

Artificial Intelligence

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

The Toronto Declaration on Machine Learning calls for AI that protects human rights

When it comes to developing artificial intelligence, President Trump may want a free-market approach. But a number of experts disagree — we need …

Machine Learning

The data science life: Intuit's Ashok Srivastava on AI, machine learning, and diversity of thought

Intuit's chief data officer Ashok Srivastava explains where AI and machine learning overlap, managing data science teams and why he looks to hire …

Machine Learning

Honor aims high with AI-powered flagship - Mobile World Live

Honor took the wraps off its 2018 flagship smartphone, Honor 10, which it said introduces two “ground-breaking” technologies to consumers.<p>Firstly, …

Artificial Intelligence

Platform Aiming to Identify Health Problems Using AI Launching Alpha Version Within Weeks

<b>A blockchain-based platform which bills itself as the “future of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare” is preparing to launch an alpha version</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will replicate the human biases we don't acknowledge having

If we struggle to understand the unfairness of the world, the computers we program will share the same fate.<p>The idea of shifting decision-making to algorithms and artificial intelligence is a compelling one: It can, so the theory goes, remove the inconsistencies and prejudices of human …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump just appointed himself the White House's top AI adviser

The White House last week proudly announced the formation of a committee to advise the president and Federal government on AI. It’s a shame that it’s a total sham.<p>Sure, the US is forming the committee, that part’s real. Here’s a link to the official document announcing the panel, including remarks …

Donald Trump

These Cloud Apps Leverage AI To Boost Business Efficiency — and Predict Mishaps Before They Happen

Boosted efficiency, better decisions, minimized costs and increased yields are all top of mind for businesses — especially in today’s evolving retail …

Artificial Intelligence

Discover Today's Most Popular Commercial Machine Learning Techniques with 6 e-Books & 12.5 Hours of Course Content

<b>Python Machine Learning</b><p>Build Powerful Python Machine Learning Algorithms to Generate Useful Data Insights<p><b>Step-by-Step Machine Learning with …

Machine Learning

Google employees reportedly quit over military drone AI project

Around a dozen Google employees have quit over the company's involvement in an artificial intelligence drone program for the Pentagon called Project Maven, <i>Gizmodo</i> reported today. Meanwhile, nearly 4,000 workers have now demanded an end to the company's participation in Maven in a petition that also …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers use AI to brighten ultra-low light images without adding noise

Researchers with the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign and Intel have developed a deep neural network that brightens ultra-low light images …

Machine Learning

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Nutrition

‘Deep learning’ — the hot topic in AI

Deep learning may be one of the most overhyped of modern technologies, but there is a good chance that it will one day become the secret sauce in …

Machine Learning

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.<p>Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. …

Artificial Intelligence

Could a Stranger Hijack Your Smart Home?

Voice-activated devices like Alexa and Google Assistant may be more vulnerable than we thought. So what happens when they control your whole home?<p>In a way, there was something almost quaint about the news this week that Amazon is doubling down on its smart-home endeavors by creating a line of model …

Artificial Intelligence