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Upgrading a 3D Printer with OctoPrint

If you’ve been hanging around 3D printing communities, or reading the various 3D printing posts that have popped up here on Hackaday, you’ve almost …

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Thermistors and 3D Printing

I always find it interesting that 3D printers — at least the kind most of us have — are mostly open-loop devices. You tell the head to move four …

Arduino
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Will the Future of AI Learning Depend More on Nature or Nurture?

NYU's Yann LeCun and Gary Marcus debated the degree to which algorithms will need the inherent understanding of the world with which we are hardwired …

Artificial Intelligence

We've finally created an AI network that's been decades in the making

A New Network<p>Despite all of the arguably worthwhile hype over artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial neural networks, current systems require …

Artificial Intelligence

China could soon overtake the US in AI development, former Google CEO says

Keeping Up the Pace<p>During his talk at a tech summit organized by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) on Wednesday, former Google CEO Eric …

Like Self-Driving Cars, Healthcare Must Solve Its Machine Learning Problem

<i>DeepXplore, a new debugging tool, found that the darker photo fooled a set of neurons into commanding a self-driving car to turn right. DeepXplore</i> …

SoftBank CEO promises "super artificial intelligences" with IQ of 10,000 in 30 years

The Coming Singularity<p>There are few people who we can genuinely say are keen on bringing about the so-called technological singularity —i.e., that …

Stanford researchers built a 'gaydar' for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition technology

Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of Business caused a stir last month when they suggested that artificial intelligence could apply a sort of "gaydar" to profile photos on dating websites.<p>In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Personality …

Artificial Intelligence

How you can use Python to build your own CNC controller and 3D printer

This article discusses the process I used to build the first ever CNC machine controller implementation on pure Python.Computer numerical control …

Microcontroller

Build a Simple PantoProbe for High-Precision Electronics Troubleshooting

Anyone who has done circuit testing/troubleshooting on surface-mounted components knows how hard it can be to accurately position the probes over the pads and points you wish to test. To solve this frustration, one industrious maker, Kurt Schaefer, has created a website and 3D print files to spread …

Power Tools
Chatbots

The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse

Researchers claim they can spot gay people from a photo, but critics say we’re revisiting pseudoscience<p>Two weeks ago, a pair of researchers from Stanford University made a startling claim. Using hundreds of thousands of images taken from a dating website, they said they had trained a facial …

Artificial Intelligence

How to calibrate a 3D Printer

Your 3d printer is delivering bad and off-scale printings? If the answer is yes, this is exaclty what you need, you will learn how to Calibrate a 3d …

3D Printing

Scientists are now using Wi-Fi to read human emotions

Scientists at MIT are using Wi-Fi and AI to determine your emotional state. They’ve created an algorithm that can detect and measure individual heartbeats by bouncing RF signals off of people.<p>An RF emitter coupled with the algorithm works in the same way as an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), without …

TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning: The smart person's guide

TensorFlow is an open source software library developed by Google for numerical computation with data flow graphs. This TensorFlow guide covers why …

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

The Sense Power Monitor Uses Machine Learning to Make a True “Smart Home”

Many of us have Smart Homes but are we actually smart about our homes? That is to say, while you may be able to interact with a variety of connected …

Smart Homes

Google is sharing a new AI to make the Internet a nicer place

Internet rule #1: “Don’t read the comments.” It’s not just unfortunate that many of us will unwittingly scroll into abusive speech during our digital …

Artificial intelligence makes shocking advance

Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually …

Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial Intelligence

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs

In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative …

The Future

Google's prototype machine learning software lets you enhance low-res photos

Pulling up a low-quality image and telling the computer to "enhance" the resolution has long been the stuff of TV fantasy. But, thanks to machine learning, we are actually getting much better at zooming into a photo <i>without</i> losing picture quality. This week, Google unveiled prototype software that …

Machine Learning

Defining our relationship with early AI

Andrew Heikkila Contributor<p>Andrew Heikkila is a tech enthusiast and writer from Boise, Idaho.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition<br>• Let’s start getting excited about robots taking our jobs<p><i>“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack</i> …

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Here’s the first sign that Microsoft is building an A.I. empire

Forget everything you know about Microsoft’s Tay chatbot. It was a disaster, it didn’t work, the researchers behind it have likely all been fired or reassigned. In truth, it was a test of the Microsoft natural language processing algorithms, and it didn’t pass the test.<p>Plus, Tay was never intended …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

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