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Adobe Offers New Round Of Grants For Data Science Research

Adobe announced today that it would be hosting its third Data Science Symposium on May 26 of this year. At the symposium, the company will also be giving grants of up to $50,000 to university researchers in data science. Since 2014, the company has given away 18 such grants.<p>The reason for the …

Your future contact lenses could double as electronic displays

Forget Google Glass. Contact lenses could be used to browse the web and even monitor your health in the future.<p>Scientists have a proof of concept of …

Car-driving AI counts as an official 'driver' say US officials

The artificial intelligence controlling Google's driverless cars is can officially be classed as the "driver," US officials have …

Implementing a Neural Network from Scratch in Python – An Introduction

Get the code: To follow along, all the code is also available as an iPython notebook on Github. In this post we will implement a simple 3-layer …

Deep Learning

Marvin Minsky dies at 88; pioneer in artificial intelligence

Marvin Minsky, considered a father of the field of artificial intelligence, who sought parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, died Sunday in Boston.<p>The MIT emeritus professor was 88. The cause was cerebral hemorrhage.<p>Minsky wrote some of the earliest and most influential …

Neurotrack Secures $6.5 Million in Financing to Advance Cognitive Health

<i>Health company unveils a cognitive health program and new funding</i><p>PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 27, 2016–<p>Today, Neurotrack has announced the release of its first product, Neurotrack’s Imprint™, a digital cognitive assessment test that will enable earlier and more effective evaluation of …

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of “Learning Tools for OneNote.” This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. Meeting those expectations is the key to getting people to return, and increasingly hotel and leisure operators are turning to advanced analytics solutions …

What Will The Impact Of Machine Learning Be On Economics?

<i>What will be the impact of machine learning on economics? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Susan Athey, Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford GSB; Boards: Expedia, Ripple, on Quora:</b><p>The …

Google Partners With Chip Startup To Take Machine Learning Out Of The Cloud And Into Your Pocket

Machine learning has become important to many Google products — such as Google photos search and speech recognition. It’s a kind of artificial intelligence that that gives computers the ability to learn, make predictions and find patterns. But most of all that complex computing typically needs to …

Facebook and Google are in a race to build an AI that can beat humans at a 2,500-year-old Chinese board game

Go, the eastern version of chess, is a board game for two players that is thought to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and has trillions of possible moves.<p>"Scientists have been trying to teach computers to win at Go for 20 years," wrote Zuckerberg on his Facebook page. "We're …

Google's AI has beat a human grandmaster at Go for the first time

DeepMind, Google's London-based AI business, claims to have solved one of the "grand challenges" of artificial intelligence.<p>The company, which was …

Artificial Intelligence

Google AI computer beats human champion of complex Go boardgame

Fan Hui, three-time champion of the east Asian board game, lost to DeepMind’s program AlphaGo in five straight games<p>When Gary Kasparov lost to chess computer Deep Blue in 1997, IBM marked a milestone in the history of artificial intelligence. On Wednesday, in a research paper released in Nature, …

Artificial Intelligence

Learning to Code Neural Networks

<b>By Per Harald Borgen, Xeneta</b>.<p>This is the second post in a series of me trying to learn something new over a short period of time. The first time …

Deep Learning

New ‘OpenAI’ Artificial Intelligence Group Formed By Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, And More

A Silicon Valley supergroup has united to keep AI open -- so they say<p>In the last few years, the world of artificial intelligence has mainly been dominated by large internet companies with huge computing infrastructures like Google and Facebook, or research universities like MIT or Stanford.<p>Now, …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts computers as small as blood cells

Is the moment that man and machine converge almost upon us? Ray Kurzweil thinks it's not far off.<p>The American computer scientist discussed the future …

The Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog Has Made A Documentary about Robotics and A.I.

For anyone who has seen a Werner Herzog film, his voice isn’t something you’ll soon forget. Now the director is bringing that authoritative voice, …

Film Festivals

Harvard will take a close look at the brain to build better AIs

There's no AI that can learn as fast as the human brain -- at least not yet -- but Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to change that. The government organization has granted three departments within Harvard University a total of $28 million dollars to find out why our …

This wearable chair from Japan helps surgeons through long hours of surgery

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> As IT industry workers normally work facing to desktops or laptops, more than a few of them are willing to use items like a standing desk to avoid sitting at work for all day. While there are many jobs that let people work while standing, one of the hardest is probably surgical …

When Class Is Run by a Robot

Researchers in Europe and Turkey are working to develop teaching machines that help preschool-aged kids learn a new language.<p>The first “teaching machine” was invented nearly a century ago by Sydney Pressey, a psychologist at Ohio University, out of spare typewriter parts. The device was simple, …

Would You Trust A Self-Driving Car In A Snowstorm?

Think about the above question this weekend, whether you’re inching your way through snow-packed traffic or are merely watching the big blizzard unfold via television news reports while sitting toasty and warm at home.<p>The first wave of self-driving cars will essentially employ an array of cameras …

Augmented Reality Study Projects Life-Sized People into Other Rooms - MIT Technology Review

Nothing beats talking to another person face-to-face, but a group of researchers are considering whether a life-size projection of a person who …

‘The Terminator Conundrum’: Pentagon Weighs Ethics of Pairing Deadly Force, AI

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will invest the $12 billion to $15 billion from its fFiscal yYear 2017 budget slotted for developing a Third …

Artificial Intelligence

Python Training | Python For Data Science | Learn Python

<b>Journey from a Python noob to a Kaggler on Python</b><p>So, you want to become a data scientist or may be you are already one and want to expand your tool …

Big study predicts the winners and losers of the robot revolution

It is axiomatic that progress often means trouble. Virtually every industrial revolution has brought about greater productivity and resulted, in the …

Apple and Artificial Intelligence: The Odd Couple

Apple Builds Premium Computers as the World Moves toward Commoditized Invisible Computing<p>Apple is doomed. I said it. Sell your stock now, get out …

Artificial Intelligence

Conference explores the collision between neuroscience and machine learning

In a world inundated with data, we rely more and more on machines to help us understand it all. However, despite advances in machine learning, the …

Machine-learning business Maluuba raises $6.5m

Maluuba, a business focused on deep machine learning and AI, has almost quadrupled its total funding, with $6m raised in a Series A round this …

Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm uses machine learning games to make sure you wake up

Waking up is hard sometimes. If you’re like me, you set an extra couple of redundant alarms just to make sure you’re really up in time for work (and sometimes still fail). Microsoft’s Garage team thinks it has a better idea for keeping you up though: machine learning.<p>The Mimicker Alarm app – …