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Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Microsoft made a splash in the world of dedicated AI hardware today when it unveiled a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models. The company showed off a new system called Brainwave that will allow developers to deploy machine learning models onto programmable …

Machine Learning

Apple AI Expert's Full TED Talk Now Available on YouTube

Back in April, Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk, where he spoke about his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence.<p>The full 10-minute TED Talk was today published on YouTube, giving us a chance to hear his complete thoughts on the future of …

TED Talks

The AI Takeover Is Coming. Let’s Embrace It.

Yes, millions of low-paying, low-skilled jobs are increasingly at risk. But there’s also much to gain from the coming AI revolution.<p>On Tuesday, the …

Artificial Intelligence

This Biotech Startup Is Using AI To Help Researchers Develop Cures Quicker

The increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is steadily shifting the paradigm of medical research and treatment, providing researchers real-time access to every white paper and clinical case study conducted on a genetic disorder. Being able to develop such an elaborate …

Biotechnology

Merging big data and AI is the next step

AI is one of hottest trends in tech at the moment, but what happens when it’s merged with another fashionable and extremely promising tech?<p>Researchers are looking for ways to take big data to the next level by combining it with AI. We’ve just recently realized how powerful big data can be, and by …

Big Data

DeepMind developing an artificial intelligence with imagination

DeepMind, a British artificial intelligence firm acquired by Google in 2014, is building an AI capable of “imagination” and understanding the consequences of previous actions.<p>In two research papers submitted last week, DeepMind describes how the AI would be able to “construct a plan” and remember …

Artificial Intelligence

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

• <b>Humans can generally trust what they see and hear — but that won't be the case for long.</b>• <b><br>Advances in AI and CGI will soon make it possible for anyone to create photorealistic video and audio.</b>• <b><br>Experts say it will transform information warfare, allowing the creation of sophisticated propaganda and</b> …

War

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence presents 'vastly more risk than North Korea'

Elon Musk tweeted some warnings about artificial intelligence on Friday night.<p>"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted after his $1 billion startup, OpenAI, made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament Friday …

Artificial Intelligence

Using AI to Super Compress Images

Data driven algorithms like neural networks have taken the world by storm. They recent surge is due to several factors, including cheap and powerful …

Deep Learning

Google's DeepMind is teaching its artificial intelligence how to sleep

Google has been pretty far ahead of the curve when it comes to its artificial intelligence research. The world was shocked when its AI beat a top human player at the game of Go. More recently the company taught AI to use imagination and make predictions. The latest trick in Google's …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Helps Magicians Perform Mind-Reading Tricks

A muggle technology known as AI can help nonwizards exploit human psychology for magic tricks Illustration: iStockphotoComputer algorithms can help …

Magic

AI, responsible sustainability, and my broken washing machine

I had just sat down to work one Saturday afternoon, when the familiar sound of the clothes washer, starting its spin cycle like an airplane taking off, started humming in the background. It was that sort of familiar noise that was both comforting and quickly drowns out the background, allowing me …

Washing Machines

This Elon Musk-Backed Startup Just Used AI to Defeat a Pro Gamer

Artificial intelligence took a step forward last night, at an annual tournament for players of the tactical wargame <i>Defense of the Ancients 2</i>. A bot …

Artificial Intelligence

StarCraft II is now a laboratory for AI research

Blizzard’s partnership with DeepMind, a firm that specializes in machine learning, has culminated in the release of the StarCraft II API, which is available now. This mechanism for enabling outside creators into integrate their apps into StarCraft II is going to open up the competitive sci-fi …

Artificial Intelligence

'AI is the new electricity' and millions of people should learn it, expert says

Former Baidu AI expert Andrew Ng is launching a new Coursera course on deep learning to bring more AI experts into the world.<p>Former Baidu AI chief …

Artificial Intelligence

The T. Rex probably couldn't run, according to this AI-driven model

The University of Manchester used 3D modelling and machine learning to determine the top speed of the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex — and it’s a bit of a let-down.<p>The researchers built an algorithm that moves an accurate 3D model of the T. Rex from one point to another as fast as possible — and let’s …

Dinosaurs

AI is analyzing you on social media for market research

Businesses are turning to AI for everything, it seems, including marketing strategies. Marketing runs on data, and people don’t have the kind of relationship with information that computers have. Why spend months researching dozens of customers when machine-learning can research them all in …

Market Research

Leader Of Voter Fraud Probe Really Doesn't Want To Release Trump Meeting Documents

Kris Kobach said making the documents public would undermine his work on the panel.<p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) continued to fight releasing documents from a meeting with President Donald Trump in November, saying that the public did not need to see them and that disclosing them would …

Government

6 Hot AI Automation Technologies Destroying And Creating Jobs

Nothing gets the Silicon Valley-obsessed media more excited than watching the online mud-wrestling of two tech titans, especially when the fight is over the hottest topic of the day: Will AI destroy our jobs or will it be a force for good?<p>It all started with Elon Musk declaring that “robots will be …

Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here’s How to Move It Forward.

Artificial Intelligence is colossally hyped these days, but the dirty little secret is that it still has a long, long way to go. Sure, A.I. systems have mastered an array of games, from chess and Go to “Jeopardy” and poker, but the technology continues to struggle in the real world. Robots fall …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Pull Plug on AI After It Invents Own Language

We haven't quite reached the terrifying sci-fi hellscape described by the Terminator franchise, but researchers at Facebook have brought us just a …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's DeepMind creates an AI with 'imagination'

The AI firm is developing algorithms that simulate the human ability to construct plans<p>Google's DeepMind is developing an AI capable of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

A new week brings a fresh Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment vehicle. Two days later we watched the finalists of Google Cloud’s machine learning competition pitch to a panel of top AI …

Startups

Qualcomm opens up its AI optimization software, says dedicated mobile chips are coming

The chipmaker’s SDK adapts its mobile processors to AI demands, but dedicated chips are the next step<p>In the race to get AI working faster on your smartphone, companies are trying all sorts of things. Some, like Microsoft and ARM, are designing new chips that are better suited to run neural …

Machine Learning

Facebook A.I. Programmed to Negotiate Teaches Itself to Lie

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Artificial Intelligence

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

The $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick is tuned for tinkerers and engineers who want to give neural network technology a whirl.<p>Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers …

Machine Perception

How Artificial Intelligence benefits companies and ups their game

A file photo of workers at the General Electric Co. (GE ) energy plant in Greenville, South Carolina, US. GE uses machine learning to predict …

Machine Learning

Enterprise Chatbots With AI Are the Solution for Customer Service

Customers are impatient but chatbots are tireless.<p>Customer support services have changed. Before, you'd have a team of people in an office with headsets and computers, answering call after call, and email after email. While this is still the case in many organizations, the way we communicate with …

Customer Service