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5 Artificial Intelligence Companies to Watch in 2018

Expect big things from these tech companies this year.<p>Artificial intelligence hit some key milestones in 2017. At Facebook, chat bots were able to negotiate as well as their human counterparts. A poker-playing system designed by Carnegie Mellon professors mopped the floor with live opponents. There …

Dogs

A look at the current state of embodied AI companies

After a recent seminar at Stanford, I had a chat with adjunct professor Jerry Kaplan about artificial intelligence embodiment. The question was: Who are the thinkers and companies who are really pushing AI theory? Some experts believe that for artificial intelligence or artificial general …

Artificial Intelligence

Building AI systems that work is still hard

Even with the support of AI frameworks like TensorFlow or OpenAI, artificial intelligence still requires deep knowledge and understanding compared to a mainstream web developer. If you have built a working prototype, you are probably the smartest guy in the room. Congratulations, you are a member …

Stock Performance Prediction Prototype Shows 62% Accuracy Using NLP, Deep Learning

Stock performance prediction prototype shows 62% accuracy using NLP, Deep Learning<p>Accurately predicting stock performance involves acquiring highly …

China’s big brother: how artificial intelligence is catching criminals and advancing health care | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The lifts rising to Yitu Technology’s headquarters have no buttons. The pass cards of the staff and visitors stepping into the elevators that service …

Changepoints

Is automatic detection of changepoints in timeseries good enough to focus human attention when reviewing large government reports that are released …

Algorithm leverages Titan supercomputer to create high-performing deep neural networks

One science domain in which MENNDL is already proving its value is neutrino physics. Neutrinos, ghost-like particles that pass through your body at a …

The 20 data science projects at the core of every successful business

What do you get if you draw a map linking the thirteen key business functions…<p>Marketing, Customer Services, Sales, R&D, Purchasing, Production, …

Machine learning methods (infographic)

<b>What’s the right algorithm for the task? Our visual primer shows the most common ones in use and the business problems they solve.</b><p>Artificial …

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

50 Questions to Test True Data Science Knowledge

Data Science

Data Science Project Checklist To Use Before You Start A Project To Convey You Can Actually Get Work Done

You're relatively new to DS, you're about to start project, and you're looking to make sure that you're going to be on the right track so that you …

A new tool lets artificially intelligent algorithms control computers the way a human would

Artificial intelligence (AI) is usually built into the software we use, from automatic tagging on Facebook to chatbots in Google and Apple’s mobile operating systems. Instead of injecting AI into software, a new tool from OpenAI teaches algorithms to control a computer the way a human would: by …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

All right, don’t panic, but <i>computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now</i>. Well, that’s kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there <i>is</i> a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Google’s AI …

Google Translate just got a lot smarter

The search giant says it's made a "leap" in giving you more natural translations. It's just one step in a big push in machine learning that Google detailed Tuesday.<p>World travelers, language nerds and everyone in between, you're in luck.<p>Google said Tuesday it has vastly improved its Google Translate …

Artificial Intelligence

Now AI Reads Lips With Stunning Accuracy

The new deep learning AI could soon be used as an assistant for the deaf and hard of hearing.<p>Oxford University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence that can accurately read lips using deep learning technology from DeepMind. The team calls its AI LipNet and it uses a technique …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla’s price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid …

Clean Energy

Machines Can Now Recognize Something After Seeing It Once - MIT Technology Review

Most of us can recognize an object after seeing it once or twice. But the algorithms that power computer vision and voice recognition need thousands …

Uncertainty in Deep Learning (PhD Thesis) | Yarin Gal

<i>Function</i> draws from a dropout neural network. This new visualisation technique depicts the distribution over <i>functions</i> rather than the predictive …

Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather's shoulders, waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii. This was years before we'd set foot on the moon. Decades before we'd land a rover on Mars. A generation before photos from the International Space Station would show up …

Barack Obama

Tesla is about to increase its lead in semi-autonomous driving w/ ‘Tesla Vision’: computer vision based on NVIDIA’s parallel computing

It’s arguable, of course, but third-party tests have shown Tesla Autopilot outperforming other semi-autonomous or advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) from Mercedes, Hyundai and Cadillac by a wide margin. That, and the fact that Tesla is gaining more real world data in its vehicles than anyone …

Tesla-beating brothers have car executives excited

by Jonathan Tirone<p>Car executives are travelling to a remote Austrian town where three brothers are designing electric cars they say can go faster and …

Replicating Life in Code

A few years ago, Michael Levin faced a conundrum. He and his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology just outside …

Biology

Does Machine Learning Spell The End Of The Data Scientist? | Articles | Analytics

The data scientist role has long been considered one of the most prestigious of the digital age, with wages averaging around $120,000. Despite this, …

We're Already Violating Virtual Reality's First Code of Ethics

Two German philosophers developed the first virtual reality code of ethics to help stave off our descent into a Matrix-esque hell, but we're already violating that code.<p>It seems as though the advent of any radically new technology is inevitably accompanied by a mad scramble to legislate its proper …

Virtual Reality

AI made quantum experimentation easier for our feeble brains

Is the cat in the box alive, dead or... alive-dead? Questions like the one posed by the Schroedinger's Cat thought experiment have vexed mere mortals for far too long, and the scientific community knows that quantum mechanics is pretty tough to wrap our human brains around. So, a group of …

Some top execs are saying 'big data' is screwing up their business

<b>Why big data isn't paying off for companies yet (Fortune)</b><p>The promise of big data hasn't yet been fulfilled, and some executives say it's hurting more than helping. According to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs, which was cited by Fortune, "roughly 80% of large companies report they've …

Charles Schwab

Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper

Computer vision is now a part of everyday life. Facebook recognizes faces in the photos you post to the popular social network. The Google Photos app …

The Future of AI: Quotes and highlights from Monday’s NYU symposium

A veritable who’s who in artificial intelligence spent today discussing the future of their field and how to ensure it will be a good one. This …

Artificial Intelligence

How brain architecture relates to consciousness and abstract thought

Human brain connectome (credit: NIH Human Connectome Project)Ever wonder how your brain creates your thoughts, based on everything that’s happening …

Neuroscience