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IBM Researchers Explain Machine Learning Models By Exploring What Isn't There

In “The Adventure of the Silver Blaze,” Sherlock Holmes famously solved a case not by discovering a clue – but by noting its absence. In that case, it was a dog that didn’t bark, and that lack of barking helped identify the culprit.<p>The fact that humans are able to make deductions and learn from …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk is 'exactly wrong' on AI, says Google's Eric Schmidt

The Alphabet chairman doesn't mince his words. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, is slightly more sympathetic toward Musk.<p>Elon Musk is not a man who's short of opinions, but some of his opinions are less popular than others.<p>For instance, the Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Co. chief's thoughts on AI -- …

Artificial Intelligence

A new form of “Master algorithm” could pave the way for super intelligent machines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>One day we will create super intelligent machines that far surpass our own level of intellect, and experts believe this new …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Has a Big Privacy Problem and Europe's New Data Protection Law Is About to Expose It

“Artificial intelligence” technology is on a roll these days, but it’s about to hit a major blockage: Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation …

Machine Learning

U.S. Army TALOS Exoskeleton to Begin Manned Testing in 2019

An exoskeleton, as envisioned by various companies and military around the world, is a device of sorts meant to give regular humans power beyond …

U.S. Army

Why AI can't solve everything

The hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There seems to be no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI could …

Artificial Intelligence

Stitch Fix: The Amazing Use Case Of Using Artificial Intelligence In Fashion Retail

Stitch Fix, established in 2011 in San Francisco, has disrupted the fashion retail industry. With input from the customer and collaboration between artificial intelligence (AI) and human stylists, the online styling subscription service eliminates the need for their customers to go out and shop for …

Artificial Intelligence

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

Reconstructing Work

Automation, artificial intelligence, and the essential role of humans<p>Discussions about the future of work often coalesce around one major point of contention: the impact of automation on the workforce. Pessimists believe that humans will be made redundant by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, …

Artificial Intelligence

How researchers are teaching AI to learn like a child

It's a Saturday morning in February, and Chloe, a curious 3-year-old in a striped shirt and leggings, is exploring the possibilities of a new toy. …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Innovative Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Advancing Technology

Artificial intelligence is moving forward in these five important ways. Are you ready for it?<p>5 min read<p>Bots are dominating online communication, and most consumers don’t even realize the number of times they have interacted with a bot while browsing their favorite website or completing an online …

Artificial Intelligence

There Is No 'One Size Fits All' In AI -- Qualcomm Targets A Multifarious Approach

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are changing everything in the electronics industry. Engineers are now evaluating how to design and train intelligence solutions in everything from sensors, to smartphones, to networks, to cloud data centers. However, just as there has never …

Machine Learning

This Robotic, Spider-Legged Chair Looks Like It Crawled Out of a Supervillain’s Workshop

Mark Ellis’ slightly-unsettling creation, the ‘Playa Crawler’ is making the rounds on DIY and maker subreddits.<p>A Redditor spotted Richmond, CA-based Mark Ellis trundling around the Maker Faire festival in San Mateo last weekend in his many-legged chair, and uploaded the video to Reddit, where it’s …

Maker Faire

Google and Coursera launch a new machine learning specialization

Over the last few years, Google and Coursera have regularly teamed up to launch a number of online courses for developers and IT pros. Among those was the Machine Learning Crash course, which provides developers with an introduction to machine learning. Now, building on that, the two companies are …

Machine Learning

WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing errors

popsci shop<p>Produce perfect grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation<p>When you spend all day writing emails and reports, it’s easy to make typos. Unfortunately, it only takes one misplaced letter to cause serious embarrassment. WhiteSmoke is a top-rated app that uses intelligent algorithms to spot …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI And Machine Learning Are Transforming Law Firms And The Legal Sector

Whenever a professional sector faces new technology, questions arise regarding how that technology will disrupt daily operations and the careers of those who choose that profession. And lawyers and the legal profession are no exception. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to transform …

Artificial Intelligence

Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

<b>Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there's new evidence that one police department — …

Surveillance

Bitcoin explained by AI will melt your brain

Hello, I have watched this video and I will never be the same again.<p>By now I'm assuming we all have a fundamental understanding of what Bitcoin is: digital money regulated and distributed with encryption techniques, stored on a ledger independent of a centralised bank.<p>Something like that. Maybe go …

Bitcoin

Google launches new features for running AI and software containers on its cloud

Google Inc. today rolled new features for its cloud platform that address two of the most important technology trends in the enterprise: software …

Artificial Intelligence

Larry Page's silence speaks volumes as Alphabet faces one ethical crisis after another

Who speaks for Alphabet these days?<p>Mark Zuckerberg is the face of Facebook. Jeff Bezos is definitely in charge of Amazon. Tim Cook runs Apple. Satya …

Silicon Valley

AI 101, because we can't escape the inevitable (it's free too)

Artificial intelligence plays a role in nearly everyone’s life now, so it only seems fair that everyone should also have the opportunity to learn …

Artificial Intelligence

Explainable AI could reduce the impact of biased algorithms

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across the EU, requiring sweeping changes to how organizations handle personal data. And GDPR standards have real teeth: For most violations, organizations have to pay a penalty of up to €20 million or 4 percent of …

Machine Learning

Five Things To Tackle Before Jumping Into AI

It seems like every day there is a new article or story about artificial intelligence (AI). AI is going to take over all of the jobs. AI is going to do all of the repetitive, menial tasks carried out by admins on a daily basis. AI is going to rise up and take over. AI is not going to take over but …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots can now complete tasks by simply observing humans

Humans to be completely useless soon: confirmed.<p>It's hard to suppress the gnawing anxiety that every human being on this planet will be completely redundant within a decade.<p>And thanks to Nvidia, that process is about to be accelerated.<p>Nvidia announced Sunday that a team of researchers has built a …

Robotics

Kriti Sharma Wants To Change How We Make Artificial Intelligence Work

You are likely very familiar with artificial intelligence, even if you don't recognize it as such: all your tech assistants, from Siri to Alexa, run …

Artificial Intelligence

Baidu Star's Shock Exit Casts AI-First Ambitions in Doubt

The departure of Baidu Inc.’s most senior operational executive threatens to derail the Chinese search giant’s ambition of placing artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots on the job site

Construction is next sector to embrace automation as legacy players team up with tech innovators<p>The market for construction robots is set to grow to …

Robotics

Wireless 'robofly' looks like an Insect, gets its power from lasers

A new type of flying robot is so tiny and lightweight — it weighs about as much as a toothpick — it can perch on your finger. The little flitter is also capable of untethered flight and is powered by lasers.<p>This is a big leap forward in the design of diminutive airborne bots, which are usually too …

University of Washington

Hacking the economy to prosper in the coming age of artificial intelligence

AI is changing everything, from our automated smart homes to the way we drive our cars, but one of the biggest impacts will be on the job market – so …

Artificial Intelligence