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The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Space Science

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

Artists and Machine Intelligence – Medium

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren’t always the highest paid.<p>Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs.<p>She also …

Jada Pinkett Smith

A 3 Word Address? This Ingenious Navigation System Could Change Everything

Have you ever been frustrated when your GPS sat-nav mapping function automatically disengages as you near your destination? Or it misses your intended address by a whole block? Not anymore.<p>What3words (w3w) has a surprisingly simple and efficient way to find an address and get you there. The London …

Mercedes-Benz

Named Entity Recognition and the Road to Deep Learning

Not so very long ago, Natural Language Processing looked very different. In sequence labelling tasks such as Named Entity Recognition, Conditional …

Deep Learning

Visual Importance

Demo<p>Upload a graphic design or a data visualization to obtain importance predictions using the single-image demo, or play with our interactive design …

Graphic Design

Winding Tree is the new kid on the blockchain set on disrupting Airbnb and Expedia

Bitcoin and Ethereum may be the stars of the cryptocurrency story, but the real hero is the technology behind them: blockchain. Platforms like Winding Tree, which is operated by a non-profit out of Switzerland, are using the blockchain to disrupt industries.<p>Essentially there are two ways that …

Bitcoin

The Future of AI Depends on a Huge Workforce of Human Teachers

When Katharine Rubin has a spare moment on the way to school, she helps a big-name tech company smarten up its artificial intelligence. Rubin, a …

Machine Learning

How artificial intelligence is changing the tennis fan experience

When you think of artificial intelligence, you may picture a network of computers making impossibly complex calculations, or even a robot uprising …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s Inside Music makes anyone a remix artist

Google has teamed up with podcast <i>Song Exploder</i> in order to give users a new way to hear music. The podcast features musicians who tell the story of how their song was made -- taking it apart and going in depth on how the music came about. The song is often broken down into separate tracks so …

Google

Machine Vision Decodes Honeybee Waggle Dances - MIT Technology Review

Modern society depends on a safe, reliable food supply. This supply is a complex system that itself depends on a wide range of other systems, from …

Bees

Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do

Google has a new website compiled using search data and built by its News Lab, working together with Xaquin G.V., an interactive visual data journalist. The site uses data related to searches made by users about “How To” do things, which represents a massive amount of activity on Google, it turns …

Mobile

How conversational AI is driving the next generation customer experience, powered by chatbots and assistants

With a new era of <b>artificial intelligence</b> (AI) dawning upon us, it’s an incredible time for customer experience, with humongous benefits to the …

Chatbots

AI trained on Yelp data writes fake restaurant reviews ‘indistinguishable’ from real deal

‘Omgggg! Very flavorful! It was so delicious that I didn’t spell it!!’<p>How much do you trust the reviews you read online? Probably not a lot, right? You know, like most people, that glowing write-ups and five-star ratings can be easily bought. And you might even think you’re pretty good at spotting …

Restaurants

AI will fundamentally change how we manage content

Content management is about to undergo a foundational shift as artificial intelligence and machine learning bring long-sought order to enterprise content. As the volume of content has increased, the ability to manage it all seems to have eluded us. Ironic, since Content Management Systems were …

Machine Learning

These programmers taught an AI how to understand tattoos

Artificial Intelligence is getting hip by learning about tattoos. A couple of developers for the app Tattoodo wanted a better way to categorize all the tat pics they receive, so they built an algorithm. The pair created a neural-network and taught it how to use an iPhone camera to determine the …

Artificial Intelligence

Disney Is Developing an AI That Can Judge What Makes For a Truly Great Story

Can they crack the magic of storytelling with a neural network?<p>Disney's cuddly toys of the future could be smart enough to pick out the perfect …

Machine Learning

This is how Netflix's top-secret recommendation system works

Netflix splits viewers up into more than two thousands taste groups. Which one you’re in dictates the recommendations you get<p>More than 80 per cent of …

Netflix

Asian report says iPhone 8 face recognition system will work in ‘millionths of a second’

A Korean report on the Samsung-made OLED display for the iPhone 8 claims that the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in ‘millionths of a second.’<p>All the latest reports are pointing to Apple abandoning TouchID in the new flagship phone, replacing it with face …

Machine Perception

Crowded TV Marketplace Gets Ready for Three Tech Giants

Apple has more than $1 billion budgeted for original programming, Facebook wants its own version of “Scandal” and Google is ready to spend up to $3 million per episode on a drama.<p>The three digital giants have signaled to Hollywood that they are serious about entering a television landscape that …

TV

Twitch acquired video indexing platform ClipMine to power new discovery features

In an announcement about a set of new discovery tools, Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch also unveiled that it recently acquired Palo Alto-based video indexing platform ClipMine. The startup’s technology is now being put to use to translate visual information in videos – like objects, …

Content Curation

AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memories

An algorithm trained on real streets can create realistic-looking imaginary ones, and could one day be used to generate highly realistic video game …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT researchers use machine learning to kill video buffering

Don’t you just hate it when the YouTube clip you’re trying to watch pauses midway to buffer, or drastically lowers the resolution to a pixelated mess? A group of MIT researchers believe they’ve figured out a solution to those annoyances plaguing millions of people a day.<p>Using machine learning, the …

Machine Learning

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the mid-1990s, Douglas Eck worked as a database programmer in Albuquerque while moonlighting as a musician. After a day spent writing computer code inside a lab run by the Department of Energy, he would take the stage at a local juke joint, playing what he calls …

Machine Learning

This AI draws pretty good looking anime characters based on your input

Sketching up anime characters could be quite an intricate process – especially for amateurs. But thanks to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, soon there might be AI-powered assistants that can help you doodle your own anime renders.<p>Researchers from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon …

Anime

AI beats the world's best gamers after just two weeks of learning

The past year has proven to be a landmark in artificial intelligence research. We have seen several big breakthroughs in AI development that were …

Harness the Power of Machine Learning in Your Browser with Deeplearn.js

Posted by Nikhil Thorat and Daniel Smilkov, Software Engineers, Google Big Picture Team<br>Machine learning (ML) has become an increasingly powerful …

Machine Learning

Crowdsourcing may have just helped close the "analogy gap" for computers | ZDNet

It's vexed computer scientists for decades, but a huge roadblock for true AI is falling<p>To paraphrase Arthur Schopenhauer, genius is seeing what …