AI & Machine Learning

By Chaya Cooper | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Stitch Fix is letting algorithms help design new clothes—and they’re allegedly flying off the digital racks

Traditional clothing designers might start the creative process with mood boards and sketches, but Hybrid Designs starts with AI.<p>The in-house brand of subscription fashion startup Stitch Fix, Hybrid Designs employs a data science team that works with the company’s order data to predict which …

Consulting

Parknav CEO Eyal Amir “In 5 to 7 years, the hype around neural networks will die down.”

<i>Parknav</i><i> — a real-time parking availability estimation service</i><p><i>Eyal Amir</i><i>, Co-founder and CEO of Parknav, is a well respected Artificial Intelligence</i> …

An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do

If you spend much time with children, you’re bound to wonder how young human beings can possibly learn so much so quickly. Philosophers, going all …

American Museum of Natural History

What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails

Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with …

Machine Learning

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’ James Kisner. The group believes that IBM’s investment into Watson will struggle to return value to shareholders. In recent years, IBM has increasingly leaned on Watson as one of its core …

IBM Watson

Fringefy Co-Founder Assif Ziv: “AI has reached a point equivalent to human intuition.”

You’ve probably been in a situation where you can’t find your Uber and you have to call the driver to explain where you are. Well, Fringefy is …

Evolving Beyond God: From Floppy Disks to a Technological Singularity

Imagine that the Earth is hardware and humanity is software that updates itself through an evolutionary process. Basically, your kids are literally a …

Singularity

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 …

Advertising Industry

Curiosity May Be Vital for Truly Smart AI - MIT Technology Review

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

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Machine Learning

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, …

Artificial Intelligence

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 - 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 …

The Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers - MIT Technology Review

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 …

Playtime’s Over - MIT Technology Review

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 to Build an Artificially Intelligent Bot in Under Two Hours

IBM, meanwhile, is using its Learning Lab to help equip people of all backgrounds to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Jeanne Jang, IBM …

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

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 world, their rise has handed a megaphone to the world’s hate and vitriol. In fact, it was Twitter who initially …

Censorship

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