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Making Music and Art Through Machine Learning - Doug Eck of Magenta

Doug Eck is a research scientist at Google and he’s working on Magenta, a project making music and art through machine learning.<p>If you want to learn …

Machine Learning

Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data

We’ve already taken a look at neural networks and deep learning techniques in a previous post, so now it’s time to address another major component of deep learning: data — meaning the images, videos, emails, driving patterns, phrases, objects and so on that are used to train neural …

Machine Learning

Disney uses neural net technology to see if you love its movies like you should

Why it matters to you<p>Neural net technology might contribute to making the next Disney movie one that you're almost guaranteed to enjoy.<p>Disney really …

Machine Learning

Semantic Annotation - Tag Metadata in Text

What is Semantic Annotation?<p>Comments Off on What is Semantic Annotation?<p>Semantic annotation is the process of attaching additional information to …

Here's Spotify's biggest problem - in a Netflix-shaped nutshell

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we take a look at Netflix’s revelatory latest quarterly …

Netflix

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

The Permanent Future Of Conversational Commerce: eBay's RJ Pittman On AI And Chatbots

Fashion and electronics are the two top categories users are browsing on eBay’s Shopbot, according to the e-commerce company’s latest insights.<p>The Facebook Messenger-based chatbot, which launched in October 2016, aims to satisfy consumer demands for richer and more contextually relevant search …

Chatbots

Google’s AI scientists showed that you can get better image recognition results by feeding machines a whole lot more data

A recent artificial intelligence (AI) experiment Google conducted in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) showed that it's possible to get far better image recognition results simply by feeding algorithms a lot more data, according to a Wired report.<p>Google released a new paper last …

Machine Learning

Mozilla is crowd-sourcing a massive speech-recognition system

From Amazon's Alexa to Apple's Siri, speech recognition and response are becoming mainstays of how we interact with computers, apps, and internet services. But the technology is owned by giant corporations. Now the Mozilla Foundation, maker of the free Mozilla browser, is <b>recruiting volunteers to</b> …

Machine Learning

How AI-enabled Real-time Optimization Will Shape Content in Future

Digital marketers can well frame a strategy based on this analysis of the pinpointed audiences from different domains<p>AI or Artificial Intelligence is an attempt by the human mind to make machine function like a human brain with predictive analysis.<p>As and when I happen to listen to the buzzword …

Artificial Intelligence

Brit neural net pioneer just revolutionised speech recognition all over again

<b>Profile</b> One of the pioneers of making what's called "machine learning" work in the real world is on the comeback trail.<p>At Cambridge University's …

Machine Learning

One Shot Learning with Siamese Networks in PyTorch

This is Part 1 of a two part article. Part 2 will be shown here once it is published.<p>Deep neural networks are the go to algorithm when it comes to …

Deep Learning

Google taught an AI to edit photos like a pro and the results are glorious

Landscape photography is hard, no matter how beautiful an environment you’re shooting in. You need to be well-versed in composition, deal with weather conditions, know how to adjust your camera settings for the best possible shot, and then edit it to come up with a pleasing picture.<p>Google might be …

Google Street View

Comment: Until holodecks arrive, AR not VR will be where the action is

While I’m generally more of a hard-SF fan, I’m not above a little lighthearted fun where sci-fi is concerned – so I can enjoy a good Star Trek episode as much as the next person. And there are a couple of Star Trek toys I think most of us would like to see: replicators and holodecks.<p>Replicators as …

Virtual Reality

New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips

I’m not saying you should be afraid of the future, but… okay, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it.<p>I’m afraid, very …

Filmmaking

Microsoft's new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people

The app uses AI to recognize people, objects, and scenes<p>Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how …

Artificial Intelligence

Google launched an in-house AI fund to help startups turn sci-fi into 'nonfiction'

Google on Tuesday announced a new venture fund called Gradient Ventures, which aims to mentor and develop early-stage startups focused on artificial intelligence.<p>Gradient Ventures will be overseen by Anna Patterson, who has worked within many branches of Google but most recently served as the …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Move Poster Generator

What if Hollywood movies were created by artificial intelligence? There's no chance of that just yet, as the technology hasn't reached that level. As …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Learning Is Here to Automate Parking Enforcement

A new system achieves 99 percent accuracy in identifying illegally parked vehicles.<p>If you live in a city and own a car, you're familiar with the calculus of illegal parking. How can we maximize our time in an illegal parking spot while minimizing the chances of getting caught, and, thus, ticketed …

Machine Learning

The Human Army Using Phones to Teach AI to Drive

As her fellow patients read dog-eared magazines or swipe through Instagram, Shari Forrest opens an app on her phone and gets busy training artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Google wants to build 'people-centric' AI systems

How do we prevent pre-existing biases from bleeding into the artificial intelligence systems we're increasingly relying on for day-to-day tasks? By paying closer attention to the data and machine learning used to build those AIs.<p>Google's new initiative, PAIR, or People + AI Research, unveiled on …

Artificial Intelligence

Computer learns to read body language – right down to the fingers

Scientists at the Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (CMU RI) are working on a computer system that can read body language right down to …

Body Language

Self-driving cars prove to be labour-intensive for humans

Self-driving cars seem like a magical idea. The concept of vehicles that can operate themselves, without steering wheels or pedals, leaps straight …

Machine Learning

TrueFace.AI busts facial recognition imposters

Facial recognition technology is more prevalent than ever before. It's being used to identify people in airports, put a stop to child sex trafficking, and shame jaywalkers.<p>But the technology isn't perfect. One major flaw: It sometimes can't tell the difference between a living person's face and a …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Project Produces New Styles of Art

Artificial intelligence is getting pretty good at besting humans in things like chess and Go and dominating at trivia. Now, AI is moving into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on tiny amounts of power -- just 113 picowatts, around 10 billion times less power than a watt. The sensor was described in a study recently published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. "We're building systems that have such low power …

Engineering

Introduction to Neural Networks

Neural network basics<p>What are neural networks<p>Neural networks, commonly known as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are quite a simulation of human …

Deep Learning

Fake news: you ain’t seen nothing yet

EARLIER this year Françoise Hardy, a French musician, appeared in a YouTube video (see link). She is asked, by a presenter off-screen, why President …

Machine Learning

Google Stakes Its Future on a Piece of Software - MIT Technology Review

<b>Early in 2015, artificial-intelligence</b> researchers at Google created an obscure piece of software called ­TensorFlow. Two years later the tool, which …

Artificial Intelligence