Artificial Brilliance

By David Johnston | Brilliant technology with a focus on artificial intelligence.

There's a new kind of computer coming — and the mouse, keyboard, and touchscreen won't be enough to use it

It's the dawn of a new kind of computer. And a new kind of computer requires a new way to get stuff done.<p>Each new era of computing has brought with it a big change to how we interact with our devices. PCs ditched the punch card and gave us the mouse and keyboard. Smartphones got rid of the mouse …

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Harness the Power of Machine Learning in Your Browser with Deeplearn.js

Posted by Nikhil Thorat and Daniel Smilkov, Software Engineers, Google Big Picture Team<br>Machine learning (ML) has become an increasingly powerful …

Machine Learning

5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Machine Learning

Unanimous A.I. Uses Human Swarms to Make Scary-Accurate Predictions

Here's how the human hive mind can predict the future.<p>If ants, birds, fish, and bees can pool their collective intelligence to make decisions, why …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

Building an Operating System for AI

<i>This post is a summary of a talk Diego Oppenheimer recently gave at the 2017 GeekWire Tech Cloud Summit, titled “Building an Operating System for</i> …

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Machine Learning

The Myth of a Superhuman AI

I’ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all our jobs and resources, and humans will go …

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

Augmented Reality

Researchers Unleash Database of Atari Gameplay to Teach A.I.

In humanity’s latest blunder to unwittingly help A.I. take over the world, machine learning researchers have now made 45 hours of video game replays …

7 AI Chatbot Startups Giving Technology a Voice

Shares 1K<p>Have you noticed that more and more websites now seem to have someone just waiting there to answer your questions? It’s a familiar chat …

Chatbots

The Essential Landscape of Enterprise A.I. Companies

Enterprise companies comprise a $3.4 trillion market worldwide of which an increasingly larger share is being allocated to artificial intelligence …

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

AI-powered diagnostic device takes out Tricorder XPrize

Launched in 2012, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize tasked competing teams with developing a portable and versatile medical diagnostics machine that …

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

The Brain

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.<p>Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable …

Chatbots

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …

Intelligence

DARPA's Lifetime Learning Project Will Let A.I. Grow Up

DARPA is working on a new machine learning technology that could let a future artificial intelligence grow up, learning from its experiences over the …

Machine Learning

How DeepMind’s Memory Trick Helps AI Learn Faster - MIT Technology Review

Intelligent machines have humans in their sights. Deep-learning machines already have superhuman skills when it comes to tasks such as face …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Cloud Machine Learning Startup Competition | Google Cloud Platform

MACHINE LEARNING STARTUP COMPETITION<p>Google Cloud’s Machine Learning Startup Competition brings together the most promising young startups …

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code.<p>Created by researchers at …

GPUs are now available for Google Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning

By John Barrus, Product Manager <br>Google Cloud Platform gets a performance boost today with the much anticipated public beta of NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs. …

Machine Learning

This Startup Has Developed A New Artificial Intelligence That Can (Sometimes) Beat Google

Gamalon founder and CEO Ben Vigoda (Photo credit: Gamalon)<p>The entire tech industry has fallen hard for a branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning. Also known as deep neural networks, the AI involves throwing massive amounts of data at a neural network to train the system to understand …

Machine Learning

Grammy-Nominee Alex Da Kid Creates Hit Record Using Machine Learning

Add write pop music hits to the list of things that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can now do.<p>As well as write poetry and novels, AI is now being used to create music by a Grammy-nominee producer, who collaborated with IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform on his newest release.<p>Alex Da Kid used …

Machine Learning

XNOR.ai frees AI from the prison of the supercomputer

When someone talks about AI, or machine learning, or deep convolutional networks, what they’re really talking about is — as is the case for so many computing concepts — a lot of carefully manicured math. At the heart of these versatile and powerful networks is a volume of calculation only …

Machine Learning

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software - MIT Technology Review

Progress in artificial intelligence causes some people to worry that software will take jobs such as driving trucks away from humans. Now leading …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT's New AI System: How It Learns By Surfing The Internet

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently presented their new artificially intelligent system that can fill the information …

Thanks to AI, computers can now see your health problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear infection after ear infection and trouble breathing at night. He was small for his age, and by his …

Machine Learning

JeVois Smart Machine Vision Camera (video)

JeVois based in Los Angeles California have created a new open source quad core smartphone machine vision camera aptly named the JeVois which they …