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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

Infrastructure 3.0: Building blocks for the AI revolution

By any measure, we’ve entered the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The confluence of massive data, cheap storage, elastic compute, and algorithmic advances, particularly in deep learning, has given rise to applications that previously were confined to the pages of science …

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

SAN FRANCISCO — We expect a lot from our computers these days. They should talk to us, recognize everything from faces to flowers, and maybe soon do the driving. All this artificial intelligence requires an enormous amount of computing power, stretching the limits of even the most modern …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Machine learning comes to your browser via JavaScript

There’s now a JavaScript library for executing neural networks inside a webpage, using the hardware-accelerated graphics API available in modern web …

Designers Are Forgetting One Major Element Of The Design Process

What do you do with broken products? You fix them.<p>What do you do when your toaster breaks?<p>Chances are, you toss it and buy another one. It’s only a toaster, after all. But what if your toaster was designed so that it’s easy to fix? What if a screwdriver and a replacement part could save you that …

Product Design

Inside Microsoft's AI Comeback

<b>Yoshua Bengio has never been one</b> to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial …

Creativity’s bottom line: How winning companies turn creativity into business value and growth

Top-performing companies use four key management practices to turn creativity into value.<p><b>Most of us can remember</b> a couple of favorite ads. They’re …

Innovation

The Business of Creativity

What links Christopher Columbus, Punk Rock, and the banking industry?Creative Enterprise: something that should be at the heart of economic thinking, …

Creativity

How Business Technology Is Paving the Way for Creativity

We are creative beings by nature. We’re always looking for new ways of self-expression to define ourselves and find meaning and purpose through our …

Business Technology

Gary Marcus: Enhancing Creativity

Gary Marcus, who directs New York University’s Center for Language and Music, talks with Kurt Andersen about scientific efforts to find and describe creativity. They discuss experiments that produce images of musicians’ brains doing different kinds of musical tasks. “This is pioneering research,” …

Creativity

Google Is Using Its Absurdly Advanced AI To Turn You Into An Emoji

The emoji is, like it or not, part of our visual vernacular — to the point where Sony is making a movie starring the infuriating little icons. And Google, hoping to get you to use their chat app, has brought enormous technological prowess to the task of turning your face into a set of stickers.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

When an AI Tries to Pick Paint Color Names, Magic Happens

The names we give paint colors are basically arbitrary anyway, so why not just let an AI have some fun with it?<p>If you've ever tried to pick a color to paint a room, you know paint colors have some of the strangest names. There's a lot of paint colors out there, and eventually all the normal color …

Shutting down part of our brain can make us more creative

How does creativity work? And, more importantly, what can we do to become more creative individuals? These questions baffle the minds of …

Nvidia CEO: Software Is Eating the World, but AI Is Going to Eat Software - MIT Technology Review

Tech companies and investors have recently been piling money into artificial intelligence—and plenty has been trickling down to chip maker Nvidia. …

The Deep Learning Roadmap

It just occurred to me, that after a couple of years tracking Deep Learning developments, that nobody has even bothered to create a map of what’s …

Machine Learning

The Next Step in AI Is Training Machines to Think Like We Do

by Karla Lant April 13, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 3148<p>Deep Learning Right Now<p>When you think of “amazing” tasks a computer can manage, you probably …

Artificial Intelligence

Neural networks made easy

If you’ve dug into any articles on artificial intelligence, you’ve almost certainly run into the term “neural network.” Modeled loosely on the human brain, artificial neural networks enable computers to learn from being fed data.<p>The efficacy of this powerful branch of machine learning, more than …

Deep Learning

Explained: Neural networks

In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems — such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest …

A look at deep learning for science

Deep learning is enjoying unprecedented success in a wide variety of commercial applications. Around 10 years ago, very few practitioners could have …

Google Brain’s new super fast and highly accurate AI: the Mixture of Experts Layer.

Conditional Training on unreasonable large networks.<p>One of the big problems in Artificial Intelligence is the gigantic amount of GPUs (or computers) …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Rapidly Adopted By Enterprises, Survey Says

62% of enterprises will use AI technologies by 2018<p>Artificial intelligence has replaced big data this year as the most talked about new set of technologies. As with big data five years ago—behind the hype, the confusion generated by an ill-defined term, and the record funding by VC—we are starting …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software - MIT Technology Review

Progress in artificial intelligence causes some people to worry that software will take jobs such as driving trucks away from humans. Now leading …

The next acronym you need to know about: RPA (robotic process automation)

RPA is a promising new development in business automation that offers a potential ROI of 30–200 percent—in the first year. Employees may like it</b> …

AI and the future of design: What skills do we need to compete against the machines?

The word robot was coined by Czech author Karel Čapek, who used it in his 1921 play <i>R.U.R.</i> to describe a fleet of intelligent machines. He named his …

Artificial Intelligence

A Very Short History Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

1308 Catalan poet and theologian Ramon Llull publishes <i>Ars generalis ultima</i> (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from combinations of concepts.<p>1666 Mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Leibniz publishes <i>Dissertatio</i> …

Artificial intelligence is going to make it easier than ever to fake images and video

Smile Vector is a Twitter bot that can make any celebrity smile. It scrapes the web for pictures of faces, and then it morphs their expressions using a deep-learning-powered neural network. Its results aren’t perfect, but they’re created completely automatically, and it’s just a small hint of …

Artificial Intelligence

Chatbots are the DOS of AI

Have you ever had a conversation like this?<p>Me: I’d like to order a pizza<br>Chatbot: What kind would you like?<br>Me: What toppings do you have?<br>Chatbot: I have pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, ham, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers. Would you like to hear more?<br>Me: Yes<br>Chatbot: I also have ground beef, …

McKinsey's 2016 Analytics Study Defines The Future Of Machine Learning

• U.S. retailer supply chain operations who have adopted data and analytics have seen up to a 19% increase in operating margin over the last five years.<br>• Design-to-value, supply chain management and after-sales support are three areas where analytics are making a financial contribution in …

Big Data