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The inside story of how AI got good enough to dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn’t get into the AI business to change the course of history.<p>Krizhevsky, born in Ukraine but raised in Canada, was just looking to delay getting a coding job when he reached out to Geoff Hinton about doing a computer-science PhD program in AI at the University of Toronto. The …

Deep Learning

A machine has figured out Rubik’s Cube all by itself - MIT Technology Review

Yet another bastion of human skill and intelligence has fallen to the onslaught of the machines. A new kind of deep-learning machine has taught …

Computer Science

Intent classification for a chatbot using Convolutional Neural Networks

This is a Keras implementation for the task of sentence classification using CNNs. This work was done as a part of Midterm Assignment given by Siraj …

Debugging AI is a "hard problem"

Writing code is a lot easier than fixing code! For a lot of well-understood reasons, code requires a lot of debugging to run safely and property, and …

Machine Learning

Human in the loop: Machine learning and AI for the people

HITL is a mix and match approach that may help make ML both more efficient and approachable.<p>Paco Nathan is a unicorn. It's a cliche, but gets the …

AI Weekly: Watson, Einstein, and Sensei must die

What do Einstein, Watson, and Sensei have in common? All three brands are supposed to encompass a major tech company’s AI features, and they all need to go away.<p>It’s easy to see why a company would want a megabrand to represent its AI efforts — such a brand makes it possible to consolidate all of a …

Google's AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations

Well, that's just great.<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, Skynet, wrought upon …

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Stars billions of years old drop big clue to early universe

Astronomers have picked up a radio signal from the moment the lights went on in the universe billions of years ago, and they've discovered some surprises embedded in it. No, not aliens, but potential evidence of something just as mysterious and elusive.<p>Using a sensitive antenna only about the size …

Universe

This Bizarre, Overstuffed Atom Is the Turducken of the Microscopic World

It's the turducken of the microscopic world: an atom crammed with other atoms, linked up with other atoms, to create an exotic new state of …

To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain

Your three-pound brain runs on just 20 watts of power—barely enough to light a dim bulb. Yet the machine behind our eyes has built civilizations from …

Artificial Intelligence

Before Investing in Artificial Intelligence, You Should Know These 4 Things

You need to train and integrate a cognitive agent much as you would a human one<p>IPsoft is, in many ways, an unusual entrant into the crowded, but burgeoning, artificial intelligence industry. First of all, it is not a startup, but a 20-year-old company and its leader isn't some millennial savant, …

Artificial Intelligence

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals

Topological effects, such as those found in crystals whose surfaces conduct electricity while their bulk does not, have been an exciting topic of …

Scientists Take Viewers to the Center of the Milky Way

A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip – complete with a 360-degree view – to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

Device creates negative mass—and a novel way to generate lasers

Most objects react in predictable ways when force is applied to them—unless they have "negative mass." And then they react exactly opposite from what …

Quantum Physics

"Attempt No Voyage Here!" Milky Way Harbors 100 Million Black Holes --'There are Tens of Millions of these Dark Enigmatic Objects Each the Size of 30 Suns' (Today's Most Popular)

"The weirdness of the LIGO discovery" --The detection of gravitational waves created by the merger of two 30-solar-mass black holes (image below) had …

Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries

A type of symmetry so unusual that it was called a “pariah” turns out to have deep connections to number theory.<p>In 1892, the mathematician Otto …

Mathematics

Gravity may be created by strange flashes in the quantum realm

HOW do you reconcile the two pillars of modern physics: quantum theory and gravity? One or both will have to give way. A new approach says gravity …

Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles

Physicists are trying to rewrite the axioms of quantum theory from scratch in an effort to understand what it all means. The problem? They’ve been …

Quantum Mechanics

Mathematicians Measure Infinities and Find They’re Equal

Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising …

Monster x-ray machine blasts apart black hole theory

There is lightning being made in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But unlike the kind that shoots between sky and earth, this lightning takes place inside …

Black Holes

Scientists Unveil New Inventory of Universe’s Dark Contents

The first major results from the Dark Energy Survey signal the start of a new era of cosmology.<p>A Dark Map<p>Until now, the best way to inventory the …

New Shapes Solve Infinite Pool-Table Problem

Two “rare jewels” have illuminated a mysterious multidimensional object that connects a huge variety of mathematical work.<p>Strike a billiard ball on a …

Mathematics

Symmetry, Algebra and the Monster

To begin to understand what mathematicians and physicists see in the abstract structures of symmetries, let’s start with a familiar shape.<p>You could …

Scientists observe gravitational anomaly on Earth

When one speaks of right- and left-handed particles this property is called chirality. Normally the two different species of particles, identical …

Teleportation: Photon particles today, humans tomorrow?

<b>Chinese scientists say they have "teleported" a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting 1,400km (870 miles) away.</b><p>For many, however, teleportation evokes something much more exotic. Is a world previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?<p>Well, sort of. But we are not …

Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped?

Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech behemoths are transforming the U.S. economy and labor market, with scant public debate or scrutiny. Changing course won’t be easy.<p>Sometimes it is hard to grasp how quickly the giant tech companies have come to dominate the world economy. Ten years ago, only …

Market Capitalization

NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars

"I can't put a date on humans on Mars," chief of human spaceflight says.<p>For the last five years or so, NASA has sold the public on a Journey to Mars, …

At 18, He Strapped a Rocket Engine to His Bike. Now He’s Taking on SpaceX

Peter Beck was more productive than most teenagers. He spent much of his youth tinkering in the family’s garage workshop in small-town New Zealand, …

Space Exploration

Yearning for New Physics at CERN, in a Post-Higgs Way

MEYRIN, Switzerland — The world’s biggest and most expensive time machine is running again.<p>Underneath the fields and shopping centers on the French-Swiss border outside Geneva, in the Large Hadron Collider, the subatomic particles known as protons are zooming around a 17-mile electromagnetic …