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Lishtot’s TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it

Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one’s water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny device that instantly determines if water is safe to drink just by analyzing the electric field around it — no …

E.coli

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Bitcoin

Introducing: Blocks and Fuel – Frameworks for Deep Learning in Python

<b>By Jim O'Donoghue, @j_odonoghue.</b><p>Before introducing Blocks, a description of Theano will provide an understanding of the functionality being extended. …

Deep Learning

Combining AI and Blockchain to create Artificial Intelligence Crypto-Assets Investment Fund, Gabriel Zanko, Elpis advisor

<i>Interview with Gabriel Zanko Tech Entrepreneur. Investor. Build platforms, write about startups, musician, travel adventurer.</i><p><b>What is your background</b> …

Bitcoin

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Physics

Google's AI can predict whether humans will like an image or not

Google’s AI researchers recently showed off a new method for teaching computers to understand why some images are more aesthetically pleasing than others.<p>Traditionally, machines sort images using basic categorization – like determining whether an image does or does not contain a cat. The new …

Machine Learning

MIT's automated machine learning works 100x faster than human data scientists

Auto Tune Models (ATM) is an automated system that beats human-designed machine learning solutions for 30% of datasets tested.<p>Building a slide deck, …

Machine Learning

Deep Learning Meets Recommendation Systems

Almost everyone loves to spend their leisure time to watch movies with their family and friends. We all have the same experience when we sit on our …

About – Art Gallery

This is a collection of art, music and design using machine learning.<p>It was curated by Luba Elliott

The computing deployment phase

Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase. Here’s a chart (from this excellent book by …

Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality

<b>There’s a revolution afoot,</b> and you will know it by the stripes.<p>Earlier this year, a group of Berkeley researchers released a pair of videos. In one, …

Machine Learning

Artwork Personalization at Netflix

By Ashok Chandrashekar, Fernando Amat, Justin Basilico and Tony Jebara<p>For many years, the main goal of the Netflix personalized recommendation system …

Machine Learning

A Team of MIT Scientists Taught an AI to Get Emotional Over Movies

Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Entire human chess knowledge learned and surpassed by DeepMind's AlphaZero in four hours

Hundreds of years of chess knowledge was learned and then surpassed by Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence algorithm in just four hours, it has emerged.<p>The astonishing programme AlphaZero quickly mastered the ancient game, before coming up with completely new strategies, which are now being …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube is launching its own take Stories with a new video format called ‘Reels’

Even YouTube is adding Stories. The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps, is now making its way to YouTube as a new feature the company is calling “Reels.” To be clear, Reels is YouTube’s spin on Stories, not an exact …

Google’s New AI Designs AI Better Than Humans

The company’s new computer vision system bests anything created by humans.<p>Four Google Brain research scientists–Barret Zoph, Vijay Vasudevan, Jonathon Shlens, and Quoc Le–recently released the results of a fascinating project with two objectives. First, they wanted to create an AI system that can …

Transform anything into a vector – Insight Data

entity2vec: Using cooperative learning approaches to generate entity vectors<p>Javed Qadrud-Din previously worked as a business architect at IBM …

Set up TensorFlow with Docker + GPU in Minutes – Sicara | Agile Big Data Development

Along with Jupyter and OpenCV<p>This tutorial aims to install a complete toolkit for <b>real-time object recognition using deep learning</b>.<p>A difficult part of …

How 'super vision' will change the way we see the world

<b>Computers are getting better at recognising faces and shapes and making connections between images, heralding a new age of visual search that could transform the way we interact with the world around us.</b><p>Have you ever searched Google maps for a destination, asked it for directions, then walked off …

AI Is Learning How To Build Its Own Video Game Worlds

A team of researchers from the University of Lyon, Purdue and Ubisoft have published a paper showing what may well be the future of creating video …

This AI algorithm probably means the end of high-end art forgeries

In the mid-1900s, art historian Maurits Michel van Dantzig developed a system to identify artists by their brush or pen strokes, which he called Pictology. Dantzig found shape, length, direction, and pressure all contributed to a kind of stroke signature, unique to each artist.<p>New research with …

Big Data Mining in Business Intelligence against Analysis and Visualization in Information Architecture

What exactly is Big Data Mining in Business Intelligence against Analysis and Visualization in information architecture? Are they all the same?<p>Big …

Netflix Knows Some Very Strange Things About Public Viewing Habits

"Netflixing in Public"—the act of watching Netflix out in the world, not to be confused with "Netflix and chill"—is officially a thing. Ever since …

Netflix

Mastering the game of Go without human knowledge

Mastering the game of Go without human knowledge Silver et al., <i>Nature 2017</i><p>We already knew that AlphaGo could beat the best human players in the …

Now computers are writing perfectly acceptable pop songs

<b>"Ugh," my dad used to grunt when I switched on Radio 1 . "This music sounds like it was written by a computer".</b><p>It's a criticism that's been levelled at synthpop for years. But what if it was true?<p>Taryn Southern, a YouTube star and content creator, has just released a song she wrote with the help of …

This artificial intelligence is designed to be mentally unstable

DABUS is a new type of AI that paves the way for smarter machines. Nothing new there - but this machine-learning system is different. DABUS, short …

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Transportation

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

We've finally created an AI network that's been decades in the making

A New Network<p>Despite all of the arguably worthwhile hype over artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial neural networks, current systems require …

Artificial Intelligence