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Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

Illustration by Justin Metz<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.<p>Over the …

Deep Learning

Scientists Are Teaching AI Systems To Read Medical X-Rays — Starting With Fake Ones

Canadian researchers are using artificially generated X-rays to teach AI systems to identify medical conditions.<p>Science has already begun to explore …

Inside the creepy and impressive startup funded by the Chinese government that is developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere

A computer system that can track and identify any face anywhere may sound like science fiction, but, in China, two such companies are barreling ahead at making such technology an everyday reality.<p>The two startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are developing competing facial recognition platforms powered …

Artificial Intelligence

Another fitness app revealed the location of overseas soldiers

Who would have thought getting in shape could be so risky.<p>Fitness apps help you track your runs, calories burned, and maybe even your heart rate. If …

This man was fired by a computer. Real AI could have saved him

Ibrahim Diallo was allegedly fired by a machine. Recent news reports relayed the escalating frustration he felt as his security pass stopped working, his computer system login was disabled, and finally he was frogmarched from the building by security personnel. His managers were unable to offer an …

14 Incredible Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Everyone Should Know About

Every year, the World Economic Forum reports on technology pioneers from around the world. As you might expect, this year, many companies use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at the core of their business to deliver innovative products and service offerings. Anyone interested in AI …

Artificial Intelligence

SimHash for question deduplication - Data, what now?

During the past few weeks, I have been trying to squeeze more performance out of the model for the Quora Question Pairs competition challenge on …

Revisiting the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data

Posted by Abhinav Gupta, Faculty Advisor, Machine Perception<br>There has been remarkable success in the field of computer vision over the past decade, …

Deep Learning

NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data

NASA announced this week that it's looking for some citizen scientists to help out with a project. Six orbiting instruments make up NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project and they are used to study Earth's climate and the role clouds play in climate change. But …

Ceres

What the Data Says About Women in Management Between 1980 and 2010

Advancement toward gender equality at work has slowed since the 1990s for three major reasons: people’s attitudes stopped becoming more gender egalitarian, occupations stopped gender integrating, and the gender wage gap began decreasing at slower rates. Sociologist Paula England has called this …

AI is giving the entire medical field super powers

The field of medicine has, arguably, been more positively affected by modern deep learning techniques than any other industry. And, despite the unending deluge of panic-ridden articles declaring AI the path to apocalypse, we’re now living in a world where algorithms save lives every day. Welcome to …

Mysterious 15th century manuscript decoded by computer scientists using artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has allowed scientists to make significant progress in cracking a mysterious ancient text, the meaning of which has eluded …

Zero-sum games are turning AIs into powerful creative tools

In 2018, a new kind of AI will show off its ability to produce artworks that can not only imitate old masters but which can take off in startling new …

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?<p>We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human …

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Medical Technology

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …

Machine Learning

How Quickly Do You Lose Fitness When You Stop Running?

New research provides guidance on how much down time is too much.<p>Work and life overload. Injury or illness. Seemingly endless winter weather. Physical and mental fatigue after reaching a big goal. There are all sorts of reasons for runners to go cold turkey. In those situations, it’s natural to …

These handcrafted drawing machines create super precise geometric drawings that are so satisfying to watch

James Nolan Gandy is a drawing machinist. He builds intricate analog machines that create complex geometrical shapes.

Apple Health data used as evidence in murder trial

Data from the Apple Health app is being used as evidence in a trial concerning the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Germany. The individual accused of the crime is Hussein K., an Afghan refugee, who has been on trial since September.<p>The trial has been complicated by the fact that aspects …

AI learns how to fool text-to-speech. That’s bad news for voice assistants

A pair of computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley developed an AI-based attack that targets speech-to-text systems. With their method, no matter what an audio file sounds like, the text output will be whatever the attacker wants it to be.<p>This one is pretty cool, but it’s also …

Tableau Software Revamps Its Data Engine With Help From A Little German Startup

After fifteen years and $5.7 billion in market capitalization created, data visualization company Tableau Software is hoping to get a major business boost from a new data engine acquired from a little startup in Germany.<p>Tableau announced on Wednesday the general availability of its new data engine, …

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Will Explode in 2018

It was the number one tech trend of 2017 and will become even more useful in 2018.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) grew exponentially in 2017, and was the number one topic many executives called out as the hottest tech trend of the year. In 2018 it will be even bigger, particularly when it comes to …

CES 2018: Intel-Ferrari AI partnership will fundamentally change sports broadcasts

Intel's artificial intelligence partnership with Ferrari, announced at CES 2018, will involve aerial footage captured via drones, which will then be …

This live-stream of AI learning to play Super Mario Bros is awesome

Einfach nerdig, a Youtuber with currently only one video up, started a livestream of an AI learning to play “Super Mario Bros.” 4 days ago. It’s still running, and watching it is amazing.<p>The AI, MarI/O, comes courtesy of creator SethBling, who despite his own huge following, isn’t the one streaming …

How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Landscape Photography

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Nature Photographer of the Year winning image captured in five feet of crocodile-infested water

An image of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia has won the grand prize in the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest …

The first scientific fake news study is here to confirm your worst fears about America

A new study confirms your worst fears about fake news in the U.S. — it's widespread, skews pro-Trump, and is mostly consumed by your conservative …

Aura’s AI tech actually learns how to keep you focused and calm...and it’s only $59.99

Now that the crush of the holidays is wrapping up, it’s a good time to take a moment and make sure you’re entering 2018 with a calm, centered, fresh outlook. Daily stresses stack up like traffic during the morning commute, but the Aura Health app can help clear that road and get you stress and …

The documentary about Google DeepMind's 'AlphaGo' algorithm is now available on Netflix

One of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence was turned into a documentary called "AlphaGo" last year and the movie has just been released on Netflix.<p>"AlphaGo" is about an algorithm that learns how to play the ancient Chinese board game of Go to a superhuman level. The …

Artificial Intelligence