Anurag Kankanala

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DARPA develops digital copilot for military aircraft

ALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.<p>Driverless cars may have been making headlines of late, but DARPA’s ALIAS program has also been making great strides in the development of “digital pilot” technology.<p>The brainchild of …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping …

Nvidia Chases Bigger (And Better) Chunk Of Burgeoning Artificial Intelligence Market

Nvidia is hungry for more of the artificial intelligence market. Already, its beefy graphics processing units (GPUs) are the standard for training deep learning AI algorithms. But Nvidia hasn’t yet taken over the so-called “inference” part of deep learning, where trained neural nets are actually …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's how deep learning neural networks are designed - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In the world of machine learning, deep learning neural networks (DLNN) is the fastest growing field.<p>World Scientific's latest book "Deep Learning …

Why Intel Bought Artificial Intelligence Startup Nervana Systems

Intel is bolstering its artificial intelligence efforts by acquiring Nervana Systems, a two-year-old startup considered among the leaders in …

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

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 …

JavaScript

Cognitive Technology: What It Is And Why Marketers Should Care

At IBM’s recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that integrates data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. To better understand what it is and why CMOs should care, I consulted …

Cognitive Computing

India is primed for the chatbot revolution

On my way to work in Bangalore last week (I’m an intern at a chatbot company), I was listening to Radio One, an Indian radio station, when I heard an ad for a competition. At first I didn’t think much of it. Phone-in radio shows are nothing new in India. But then the radio show host said something …

What Is Deep Learning? | How It Works, Techniques & Applications

Examples of Deep Learning at Work<p>Deep learning applications are used in industries from automated driving to medical devices.<p>Automated Driving: …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Stephen Hawking

The future of machine learning: 5 trends to watch around algorithms, cloud, IoT, and big data

Algorithms. Cloud. Internet of Things. Data.<p>No one can predict the future of technology with 100 percent accuracy. But these four pillars are …

What Are Chatbots? And Why Does Big Tech Love Them So Much?

Chatbots! They're all the rage: Kik has them, Facebook wants them, and it seems like every computer coder wants to make them. But what are they? And why is every company suddenly hot on this new A.I. trend?<p>Bots are simple artificial intelligence systems that you interact with via text. Those …

Chatbots

There's an 'AI backbone' that over 25% of Facebook's engineers are using to develop new products

FBLearner Flow, as the software is known, is filled with algorithms developed by Facebook's AI/ML experts that can be accessed by more general engineers across the company to build different products.<p>"FBLearner Flow [is] capable of easily reusing algorithms in different products, scaling to run …

Learning about deep learning

A machine capable of reacting to real-world visual, auditory or other type of data -- and then responding in an intelligent way -- has been the stuff of science fiction until very recently.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions,</i> …

IBM makes a big shift into cognitive computing

IBM's California research lab sits atop a green hill in Almaden, 15 miles south of downtown San Jose.<p>There aren't any signs that suggest if you drive up the narrow road that wraps around the hill you'll find a research facility at the top. No signs that the research center is home to a Fortune 500 …

This Web Bot Can Automatically Design Hundreds of Logos for You

Is this the beginning of the end for the creative industry?<p>It’s hard to deny that technological breakthroughs have benefited modern designers, but it has also become increasingly clear that advances in artificial intelligence could have a big impact on the future of human creativity. Case in point …

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Can It Take Over?

Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk first warned us about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk then turned around and with other technologists put $1B into starting a nonprofit research effort - OpenAI just to "keep an eye on it"! Facebook, Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Shopify and others are …

An Overview of Startups Advancing the Deep Learning in Healthcare Revolution

By <b>Daria Danilina</b>, MBA Student - London Business School<br>April 13, 2016<p>During the Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit in London last week we hosted the …

Programmers are going crazy for free Google software that creates self-learning computers

The company added the ability to run this software, known as TensorFlow, across a network of many computers — the same way that Google uses it for its own operations.<p>This means that anyone with access to a bunch of computer servers can create their own smart computer that can basically program …

What Happens When You Apply Machine Learning To Logo Design

The rise of neural networks and generative design have created new opportunities for designers. But what if it went the other way, and robots created a Skynet that kills off human designers (or at least their careers) once and for all?<p>A heady question. Depending on whether you embrace or fear the …

Play With the Inner Workings of a Neural Network on This Neat Website

Neural networks are a fundamental part of Artificial Intelligence: Software systems that train themselves to make sense of the human world. But if …

Machine Learning

Facebook Wants to Make the Smartphone Smart Again

You probably only use three apps on your smartphone—and one of them is likely a messaging app. By some estimates, messengers are even more popular …

Chatbots

Facebook is playing a dangerous game with Apple

It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEO Phil Libin praise as the next big thing in computing. And investors are pouring cash into startups that promise to ride the wave.<p>Which makes it even weirder that Facebook's introduction of …

Why We Can't Just Let Algorithms Be Algorithms

Picture this: you’re in a busy restaurant having a quiet meal with a friend. Suddenly, one of the patrons, obviously drunk, starts getting loud and obnoxious, going from table to table insulting the other diners. Within a minute or two, all of the other customers are very uncomfortable and wishing …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning's biggest job

When Satya Nadella made machine learning the centerpiece of the Microsoft Build conference, I think it became official: 2016 is the year of machine …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why the world's most powerful tech companies think they're the biggest thing since the iPhone

"It's technology that's inevitable," Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said. On Tuesday, Facebook is expected to release a Bot Store in a launch that could define the next decade in the same way that the Apple App Store launch paved the path for companies like Uber to build a business off your …

Chatbots

Salesforce Has Big Plans For Latest Artificial Intelligence Acquisition

Salesforce’s acquisition of an artificial intelligence startup this week will ultimately help customers wring more value from the data they’ve been …

Neural Networks: What Are They, And Why Is The Tech Industry Obsessed With Them?

The likes of Google and Facebook are pegging their futures on neural networks. Here’s why they’re the future of computing.<p>From Deep Dream to Deep Drumpf, everyone’s talking about neural networks these days. But what the heck <i>are</i> neural networks and what do they mean for the future of computing and …

Thirteen Companies That Use Deep Learning To Produce Actionable Results

Our means for gathering data have largely outstripped our tools for analyzing that data. The result is a mountain of unstructured and largely inaccessible information gathered from social media, app permissions, website cookies and hardware and software service agreements. There’s gold in that …

Machine Learning