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AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

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How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest Critics

Judea Pearl helped artificial intelligence gain a strong grasp on probability, but laments that it still can't compute cause and effect.<p>Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl. In the 1980s he led efforts that allowed machines to reason probabilistically. Now he’s one of the …

Machine Learning

Why AutoML Is Set To Become The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

When businesses identify a problem that can be solved through machine learning, they brief the data scientists and analysts to create a predictive analytics solution. In many cases, the turnaround time for delivering a solution is pretty long.<p>Even for experienced data scientists, evolving machine …

Machine Learning

Apple is facing its toughest fight since the 1980s

Apple has done pretty well for itself these last few years. It’s got cash in the bank, healthy revenue, and it still sets the bar for what a modern smartphone should look like.<p>But while the iPhone is singularly important, both to Apple and to the category of devices it’s inspired over the last …

AI gets naughty by generating surreal nude portraits

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when the eye belongs to artificial intelligence, beauty could be translated as anything.<p>AI researcher Robbie Barrat decided to see what would happen when he fed a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) thousands of nude portraits from a dataset and then …

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UiPath raising around $120M at $1B+ valuation for its ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The initial hype around bots — applications that run partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other AI tech to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done — may have waned a bit, but a startup building the …

Microsoft’s AI image generator construct life-like pictures "pixel by pixel"

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly more advanced in areas like humanoid vocal inflections and even building itself, but the art of …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence Can Translate Languages Without a Dictionary

Parlez-vous artificial intelligence? Two new research papers detail unsupervised machine-learning methods that can do language translation without …

Google Brain chief: Deep learning takes at least 100,000 examples

While the current class of deep learning techniques is helping fuel the AI wave, one of the frequently cited drawbacks is that they require a lot of data to work. But how much is enough data?<p>“I would say pretty much any business that has tens or hundreds of thousands of customer interactions has …

How to Spot a Machine Learning Opportunity, Even If You Aren’t a Data Scientist

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a niche subfield of computer science. Tech giants have been using AI for years: Machine learning algorithms power Amazon product recommendations, Google Maps, and the content that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter display in social media feeds. But William …

Ben Goertzel on How Blockchain Can be Used to Decentralize Artificial Intelligence

Cointelegraph talks with AI visionary Ben Goertzel, who shares with us his vision of the future of AI and computing, while also offering insights on …

AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch

<b>Artificial intelligence research has made rapid progress in a wide variety of domains from speech recognition and image classification to genomics</b> …

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How Baidu Will Win China’s AI Race—and, Maybe, the World’s

<b>A company can have</b> the best technology in the world. It can have the strongest talent. It can have the coolest product ideas. But to train the …

Artificial Intelligence

Put Humans at the Center of AI - MIT Technology Review

As the director of Stanford’s AI Lab and now as a chief scientist of Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li is helping to spur the AI revolution. But it’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue

<b>For more than two decades,</b> Tim O’Reilly has been the conscience of the tech industry. Originally a publisher of technical manuals, he was among the …

Artificial Intelligence

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

Forget Killer Robots—Bias Is the Real AI Danger - MIT Technology Review

Google’s AI chief isn’t fretting about super-intelligent killer robots. Instead, John Giannandrea is concerned about the danger that may be lurking …

Machine Learning

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Deep Learning

Artificial intelligence pioneer calls for the breakup of Big Tech

Yoshua Bengio, the artificial intelligence pioneer, says the centralization of wealth, power and capability in Big Tech is "dangerous for democracy" …

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Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

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Scientists Have Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

This is crazy.<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human brain …

Artificial intelligence may soon replace our artists as well

An A.I. has been developed that can produce novel styles of art, and the human public is giving it the thumbs up.<p>Machines might one day replace human …

Is IBM Watson A 'Joke'?

On the May 8th edition of <i>Closing Bell</i> on CNBC, venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, created quite a stir in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) circles, when he took on IBM Watson, Big Blue’s AI platform.<p>“Watson is a joke, just to be completely honest,” …

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Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind just published a mind blowing paper: PathNet.

Potentially describing what general artificial intelligence will look like.<p>Since scientists started building and training neural networks, Transfer …

Deep Learning

The German Artificial Intelligence Landscape

As a Venture Capital firm for Artificial Intelligence we follow the growing AI market closely. For the German AI Landscape Map, we created a list of …

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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 …

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Why go long on artificial intelligence?

For more AI news and analysis, sign up to my newsletter here.<p>For those out there who know me, it’ll be no surprise to learn that I’m going long on …

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