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Research

We invite applications in the field of advanced research in machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing, and how AI interacts …

China to Start Using Blockchain to Collect Taxes and Send Invoices

Blockchain In China<p>The Chinese government listed blockchain in its “Thirteenth Five-Year” National Informatization Plan from 2015, and since that …

IBM Just Achieved a Deep Learning Breakthrough

Learning Faster<p>Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are usually run using machine learning algorithms. These operate on what’s called a …

Machine Learning

The State of Cryptocurrency: Mid-2017 Edition

I went to the 2017 Blockstack Summit to try and get a feel for the current state of the cryptocurrency technology and market.<p>Many of the people I …

Is Crypto-Token Mania the Beginning of a New Economy?

A new way ezoeo raise money for startups is turning traditional fundraising on its head. (Courtesy of Autonomous NEXT)Where there’s smoke, there’s …

Cryptocurrency

Trump's 'America First' Policies Won't Work in Space

Space is a big place, but our upper atmosphere isn’t. Rapidly increasing numbers of satellites orbit there, in addition to innumerable bits of space …

Risk Takers Are Back in the Space Race—and That’s a Good Thing

“In a fight between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who would win?” Peter Diamandis asked Blue Origin’s Erika Wagner to kick off a conversation with a …

Space Travel

China issues guideline on artificial intelligence development

The State Council has issued a guideline on developing artificial intelligence (AI), setting a goal of becoming a global innovation center in this …

Artificial Intelligence

Accurate, Large Minibatch SGD: Training ImageNet in 1 Hour

Abstract<p>Deep learning thrives with large neural networks and large datasets. However, larger networks and larger datasets result in longer training …

Printing metal in midair

3D printing and laser annealing of conductive metallic inks without supports could lead to customized electronic and biomedical devices<p>(BOSTON) — …

The Lord Of The Rings’ Weapons Designer Invented This Cool New Material

From Viggo Mortensen’s chainmail to architectural facades.<p>On the set of <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, actor Viggo Mortensen had a nickname for the chainmail he and his costars wore: Kaynemail.<p>It was a reference to Kayne Horsham, the film’s creature, armor, and weapons art director. Though you might only …

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

Deep Learning for Program Synthesis

April 21, 2017 | By Microsoft blog editor<p><i>By Rishabh Singh, Jacob Devlin, Abdelrahman Mohamed, and</i> <i>Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research</i><p>Despite the many …

We Created AI, and Now They Are Teaching Us

Catastrophic Forgetting — Forgotten<p>The latest research from DeepMind is proving how inspired the idea to model neural networks of the human mind …

Redirecting

Facebook’s AI Chief: Machines Could Learn Common Sense from Video - MIT Technology Review

Five years ago, researchers made a sudden leap in the accuracy of software that can interpret images. The technology behind it, artificial neural …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Happens When We Debate Ethics in Front of Superintelligent AI

Is there a uniform set of moral laws, and if so, can we teach artificial intelligence those laws to keep it from harming us? This is the question …

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 …

Deep Learning

Redirecting

How in-car sensing technology will save lives

It’s no surprise that a future with self-driving cars and passengers as co-drivers is fast approaching. Yet while automakers race to be the first to bring a fully autonomous vehicle to the market, there is also a growing focus on the driver.<p>Cars that are 100 percent autonomous (and affordable) are …

Google DeepMind's Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful

For Silicon Valley, the headline was sweet nectar: Google DeepMind, the world's hottest artificial intelligence lab, embraces the blockchain, the …

We Have Overcome the Plant-Animal Communication Barrier, MIT Professor Claims

Leafy greens are not everyone’s favorite. Take spinach for example. Lots of kids and even some adults turn up their noses, as soon as they see it on …

Diagnosing Disease with a Snapshot - MIT Technology Review

Not long ago, a geneticist in Delaware was doing what geneticists do, trying to arrive at a diagnosis for a patient with undiagnosed disease.<p>The …

Genetics

An ultra-low-power artificial synapse for neural-network computing

(Left) Illustration of a synapse in the brain connecting two neurons. (Right) Schematic of artificial synapse (ENODe), which functions as a …

Nanotech

Artificial Intelligence Could Dig Up Cures Buried Online

This summer, Riva-Melissa Tez was searching online for research that might help her father. He’d gone into a coma after suffering a stroke, and she …

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.<p>One Japanese insurance …