AI & Machine Learning

By Chaya Cooper | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

AI For Good

AI Can Help Achieve The UN Sustainable Development Goals <i>“With the acceleration and democratization of AI, we recognize the tremendous opportunity for</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Saatchi LA Trained IBM Watson to Write Thousands of Ads for Toyota

The Mirai is Toyota’s car of the future. It runs on hydrogen fuel cells, gets 312 miles on a full tank and only emits water vapor. So, to target tech …

Curiosity May Be Vital for Truly Smart AI

A computer algorithm equipped with a form of artificial curiosity can learn to solve tricky problems even when it isn’t immediately clear what …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet These Incredible Women Advancing A.I. Research

You already know that artificial intelligence is eating the world, transforming virtually every industry and function. But you might not have met the brilliant AI researchers and technologists driving the edge of innovation.<p>Incredible breakthroughs occur when talented and diverse thinkers …

Artificial Intelligence

Just How Smart Are Smart Machines?

If popular culture is an accurate gauge of what’s on the public’s mind, it seems everyone has suddenly awakened to the threat of smart machines. …

Intelligence

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

As technologists, and no small number of films, frequently remind us, the singularity, a time when the realization of smarter-than-human computers irrevocably alters our future, is nearer every day. Futurists take this prospect very seriously. They gather to discuss what it means at the annual …

Gender

Why this model can initiate a new era of Artificial Intelligence?

(<i>original text in spanish...</i>)<p>This model allows quantifying —in precise way— any fact, matter, phenomenon or thing, which has some relevance for the …

This Is What a True Artificial Intelligence Really Is

Ambiguity Abounds<p>To borrow a cliché opening from the last high school commencement or Maid of Honor speech you heard, the dictionary defines …

Machine Learning Is Not Magic: It’s All About Math, Stats, Data, and Programming

<i>This piece is the first in a series, called “Machine Learning Is Not Magic,” covering how to get started in machine learning, using familiar tools</i> …

Machine Learning

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you.<p>“Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According to YouTube, the …

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That’s something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Supervised V Unsupervised Machine Learning -- What's The Difference?

In recent articles I have looked at some of the terminology being used to describe high-level Artificial Intelligence concepts – specifically machine learning and deep learning.<p>In this piece, I want to look at two other concepts which are vital to understanding how machines are becoming …

Machine Learning

How DeepMind’s Memory Trick Helps AI Learn Faster

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

Machine Learning

The Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers

Entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he wanted to become very rich in order to do something great for humankind.<p>Last year Johnson, founder of the online …

The Brain

Playtime’s Over

Early last year, a computer achieved world-class performance in the game Go—years before most people believed such a feat would be possible.<p>That’s …

Artificial Intelligence

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real<p>Artificial intelligence is shaping up as the next industrial revolution, poised to rapidly reinvent business, the global economy and how people work and interact with each other.<p>Andrew …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Build an Artificially Intelligent Bot in Under Two Hours

Peter WardTech EditorUpdated: 27 February 2017<p>Artificial intelligence is everywhere. For many, that can seem daunting and scary. Ask the majority of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google is Studying How Robots Will Collaborate

Technologists are still working to perfect A.I. and automation technologies that can accomplish one or two tasks—say, driving or fraud detection—in a …

Robots

Artificial Intelligence Poker Champ Bluffs Its Way to $1.7 Million

Real world applications include cyber-security, finance and military strategy.<p>Libratus, an artificial intelligence, just beat the world's top poker players by a margin of $1.7 million. (Not real money, sadly for the scientists behind the AI.) "I thought we had a 50-50 shot, but to have such a huge …

Artificial Intelligence

Fighting Social Media Hate Speech With AI-Powered Bots

Could AI-powered bots fight hate speech by flooding the internet with love? (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)<p>As social media platforms have become ever more intrinsic to how we live our lives and begun to evolve into the primary medium through which we communicate and listen to the rest of the …

Censorship

The AI 100

Apple is finally going to start publishing its AI research

Artificial intelligence researchers at Apple are going to start publishing some of their work and engaging more with the wider academic community.<p>Russ Salakhutdinov, director of AI research at Apple and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, made the announcement at the NIPS …

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IBM’s Watson Now Fights Cybercrime in the Real World

You may know Watson as IBM’s <i>Jeopardy</i>-winning, cookbook-writing, dress-designing, weather-predicting supercomputer-of-all trades. Now it’s embarking …

Microsoft Debuts Another Wise-Cracking Chatbot

Microsoft is giving it another go at releasing experimental chatbots into the wild.<p>The technology giant is testing a new chatbot named Zo on the …

Chatbots

What Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Actually Do

When an app claims to be powered by “artificial intelligence” it feels like you’re in the future. What does that really mean, though? We’re taking a …

Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s OpenAI project

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research non-profit backed by Tesla’s Elon Musk, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, a Donald Trump fan called Peter Thiel, and numerous other tech luminaries, is partnering with Microsoft to tackle the next set of challenges in the still-nascent field.<p>OpenAI will also …

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Cognitive Business: AI Powered Personal Shopping Assistants

In this <i>Cognitive Business</i> interview, we sit with Brian Mitchinson, Chief Marketing Officer at Fluid, an IBM Watson eCommerce partner who’s powering the future of the AI personal shopping experience.<p>Brian has a passion for people and machines working together. And he doesn’t think there is anything …

Artificial Intelligence

When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him