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10 Podcasts for Exploring Machine Learning

Although the term 'machine learning' was coined almost sixty years ago, it’s only in the past few years that this field of computer science has …

Machine Learning

Google’s latest AI experiments let you talk to books and test word association skills

Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time<p>Google today announced a pair of new artificial intelligence experiments from its research division that let web users dabble in semantics and natural language processing. For Google, a company that’s primary product is a …

Artificial Intelligence

This Deep Neural Network Turns Mundane Objects Into Beautiful Works Of Art

Not all artificial intelligence products are being made to replace your job or mine your data; some are just pure whimsy.

Artificial Intelligence

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Mathematics

This Kickstarter Hit Finds a Way to Unlock a Whole New Coffee Market

The designers behind the Humanscale manual relaunch return to crowdfunding with an idea for coffee<p>On Kickstarter, it feels as if designers are …

Coffee

Mind-bending new screen technology uses ‘magic pixel’ to display different content to multiple people

Walking through the airport, you look up at the big screen to find your gate. But this is no ordinary public display. Rather than a list of arrivals …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Online Education

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Neuroscience

AI gets naughty by generating surreal nude portraits

Who knew neural networks could envision naked ladies like a surrealist artist? A researcher talks about how he created an AI artist with a talent for making racy art.<p>Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when the eye belongs to artificial intelligence, beauty could be translated as anything.<p>AI …

Art

This App Aims To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones [Updated] | Ars Technica

Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook’s algorithms know who you called.<p><b>[Update, March 25, 2018, 20:24 Eastern Time]: Facebook has</b> …

Google Play

A Free Oxford Course on Deep Learning: Cutting Edge Lessons in Artificial Intelligence

Nando de Freitas is a "machine learning professor at Oxford University, a lead research scientist at Google DeepMind, and a Fellow of the Canadian …

Artificial Intelligence

Automated front-end development using deep learning

Creating intuitive and engaging experiences for users is a critical goal for companies of <i>all</i> sizes, and it’s a process driven by quick cycles of …

Machine Learning

Top 5 Data Science Machine Learning Repositories on GitHub in Feb 2018

Introduction<p>Continuing our theme of collecting and sharing the top machine learning GitHub repositories every month, the February edition is fresh …

Machine Learning

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

A new AI-powered app transcribes your conversations in real-time

Transcription on the Go<p>If you have to deal with transcribing interviews as part of your daily work (like we do), you’ll find a welcome partner in a …

Google's new Song Maker tool lets you create original music right in your browser

Google believes you don't have to be a virtuoso to make decent music as evident by their Chrome Music Lab initiative. If you're not aware, Chrome …

Google aims to build diversity in AI with new educational tools

The site "Learn with Google AI" features a free course on machine learning that's available to anyone.<p>Google on Wednesday publicly released a set of …

Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal.<p>Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of …

4 ways AI could help shape the future of medicine

At times, progress occurs so quickly that it’s difficult to separate science fiction from real life. Just five decades ago, computers were massive, unwieldy machines running on punch cards and primitive circuits. Today, a single smartphone has more processing power than the computer used on the …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

Hate your boss? B12 is designing work without (human) managers

Online labor marketplaces have been around since the dawn of the internet. Post a task, select a worker, verify the work, and submit a payment. There are dozens of companies that broker labor services, and the rise of these marketplaces has been a large factor in encouraging as many as a third of …

Computer Science

What Changes When AI Is So Accessible That Everyone Can Use It?

Mazin Gilbert has an ambitious goal. As vice president of advanced technologies at AT&T, Gilbert wants to make AI technologies widely available throughout the corporation, especially to those who might not have a computer science background and may not even know how to program. Call it the …

Cognitive Computing

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

9 Essential Anime Movies That Aren’t Made by Studio Ghibli

Everyone knows that Studio Ghibli is basically the Disney of anime—universally beloved by viewers of all ages, with exquisitely crafted tales of …

The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do

Not a day goes by without the announcement of the appointment of a new VP of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a Chief Data Scientist, or a Director of AI Research. While the enthusiasm is undeniable, the reality is that AI remains an early-stage technology application. The potential is vast, but how …

Innovation

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

The Brain

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.<p>"You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way — homework and staying in …

Silicon Valley