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Russia Building Nuclear-Armed Drone Submarine

Russia is building a drone submarine to deliver large-scale nuclear weapons against U.S. harbors and coastal cities, according to Pentagon …

The U.S. Air Force Is Getting Rid of Its Predator Drones

From the earliest days of the War on Terror, the U.S. has had one weapon that none of its enemies -- and few of its allies -- possessed: drones.Specifically, MQ-1 Predator drones built by privately held defense contractorGeneral Atomics.<p>MQ-1 Predator. Image source: U.S. Air Force.<p>Twenty-seven feet …

Introduction to Neural Machine Translation with GPUs (part 3)

Note: This is the final part of a detailed three-part series on machine translation with neural networks by Kyunghyun Cho. You may enjoy part 1 and …

Simple mathematical computations underlie brain circuits

Optical mapping of functional inhibition by neurons<p>MIT neuroscientists report that two major classes of brain cells repress neural activity in …

Deep Learning and the Triumph of Empiricism

<b>Deep learning</b> is now the standard-bearer for many tasks in supervised machine learning. It could also be argued that deep learning has yielded the …

What my deep model doesn't know... | Yarin Gal

I come from the Cambridge machine learning group. More than once I heard people referring to us as "the most Bayesian machine learning group in the …

Nvidia attempts to ease the path to deep learning

Nvidia hopes to bring artificial intelligence to a wider range of applications with an update to its Digits software for designing neural …

Machine Learning

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is terrifying through the eyes of a computer

Google has spent the last few years teaching computers how to see, understand, and appreciate our world. It's an important goal that the search giant hopes will allow programs to classify images just by "looking" at them, but there's one problem — to computers, our world looks like a horrible …

Las Vegas

Let Google’s Deep Dream AI Turn Your Photos Into Psychadelic Nightmare Fuel

A couple of weeks ago, Google’s artificial neural networks research team showed off some of its work in teaching a computer to recognize what it was looking at. The programmers feed in images of different things, and the AI slowly learns to identify them in other photos it sees. But it also has a …

These are the research projects Elon Musk is funding to ensure A.I. doesn’t turn out evil

A group of scientists just got awarded $7 million to find ways to ensure artificial intelligence doesn't turn out evil.<p>The Boston-based Future of Life Institute (FLI), a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating existential risks to humanity, announced last week that 37 teams were being funded with the …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s AI system created some disturbing images after ‘watching’ the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Google's artificial neural network, Deep Dream, is capable of producing some amazingly trippy images.<p>A typical neural network looks for features of an image that match a particular concept, like a banana. But the Google program turns that on its head, by tweaking a random image to produce features …

Las Vegas

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

Are drones really on the verge of delivering packages to your doorstep?

Amazon says it is ready to fly deliveries by drone as soon as federal rules allow but experts suggest technological intricacies still need to be ironed out<p>How far away are we from a world where drones deliver packages? If Amazon is to be believed, not far at all. Others are not so sure: technical …

Drones

The 7 Best Data Science and Machine Learning Podcasts

Learn the basics and keep up with the latest news in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence by listening to these great …

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test - MIT Technology Review

Just over 100 years ago, the German psychologist William Stern introduced the intelligence quotient test as a way of evaluating human intelligence. …

Machine Learning

Rise of the ambulance drones

In December 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”).<p>Drones have been deployed by the U.S. military since the 1970s, for purposes ranging …

Google's Schaft robot wins Darpa rescue challenge

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1039000/1039165_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652896_6be0417f6cd405a4bac86fa46079381d<p><b>A robot developed by a Japanese start-up recently acquired by Google is the winner of a two-day competition hosted by the Pentagon's</b> …

Robotics

Meet The Four-Legged Freaks Competing In DARPA's Robotics Challenge

Including 'Centaur robots'<p>Robots are immune to pain, don’t have to breathe, and depending on how they’re designed, can go places humans can’t. They’re also, as my colleague Erik Sofge notes, about as good at walking as toddlers. Sofge is present to witness DARPA’s rescue robot competition, where …

Fun with ML, Stream Analytics and PowerBI – Observing Virality in Real Time

<i>This post is authored by</i> <i>Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian, Engineers in Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft. To</i> …

Machine Learning

Any R code as a cloud service: R demonstration at BUILD

At last month's BUILD conference for Microsoft developers in San Francisco, R was front-and-center on the keynote stage.<p>In the keynote, Microsoft CVP …

Look Out, Scientists! AI Solves 100-Year-Old Regeneration Puzzle

An artificial intelligence (AI) system has solved a puzzle that has eluded scientists for more than 100 years: how a tiny, freshwater flatworm …

Artificial Intelligence

Darpa robotics challenge: South Korea's humanoid nets team $2m

US defense department awards prizes in event that featured robots built and piloted with funding from sources that included Amazon and Nasa<p>On Saturday evening, with their sleek humanoid robot DRC-Hubo, a team of roboticists and engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology …

Robotics

Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil

Science fiction has a long tradition of pitting artificial intelligence (AI) against humanity in a struggle for dominance.<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google's …

Singularity

Meet Hydra, The Coolest Robot Not Competing In The DARPA Robotics Challenge

Its name is short for hydraulic, which is also pretty cool<p>There's a tragedy taking place at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals. At a competition filled with stunning humanoid robots, one machine stands out. It's called Hydra. It's six feet tall, 200 pounds, utterly nightmarish in design, and …

For Autonomous Robots, The School of Hard Knocks Is In Session

The Future of Self-Sufficient Robots Starts at the DARPA Robotics Challenge<p>It's impossible to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals without getting frustrated. What the robots are expected to do in the open-air course at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, which is meant to loosely …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

Start Your Humanoids: Today's DARPA Robotics Challenge Is Historic, And Hilarious

These bots are made for walking<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals are simultaneously the most important event in the field of robotics in years, and one of the most childish things ever cooked up by the Pentagon. On the one hand, the two-day contest being held at the Fairplex in Pomona, …

Api.ai Makes It Easier To Add A Siri-Like Conversational UI To Your IoT App Or Device

Want to add a Siri-like “conversational interface” to your mobile app or device? Then api.ai, the Palo Alto-headquartered startup and Russian team behind Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri alternative for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, has had you covered for a while.<p>But now the company has refined its …

Windows Phone

Silicon Valley mulls invasion of $1 billion 'unicorns'

That came just weeks after Slack, which makes a business software collaboration tool, entered the group which includes well-known names like Uber and Snapchat<p>While unicorns are supposed to be rare, mythical creatures, the proliferation of these billion-dollar startups has raised eyebrows as well as …

Venture Capital

This $300 cybernetic arm gets its smarts from your cellphone

Iron Man isn't the only one 3D-printing artificial limbs these days. But unlike the mechanical hand delivered by Robert Downey Jr, this recently unveiled prosthetic from Japanese manufacturer Exiii costs just $300 and leverages your mobile device's computing power to act just like the real thing. …