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By Tom Higley | Artificial Intelligence

To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain

Your three-pound brain runs on just 20 watts of power—barely enough to light a dim bulb. Yet the machine behind our eyes has built civilizations from …

Artificial Intelligence

The First 1,000-Year-Old Person Could Already Be Alive, Thanks to A.I.

Ben Goertzel is excited for the future.<p>The first human to live for 1,000 years may have already been born. Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of …

Artificial Intelligence

Simple diagrams of convoluted neural networks

A good diagram is worth a thousand equations — let’s create more of these!<p>(See Reddit and Hacker News discussion threads.)<p>Neural networks are …

Deep Learning

Can you guess which of these paintings was not made by a human?

Take a look at the paintings above. Five were painted by artists from around the world. One was painted by a robot. If you can’t tell the difference, you’re not alone.<p>The pieces were commissioned as part of an experiment by GumGum, a Santa Monica-based artificial intelligence company, and the Art & …

Design Thinking

CB Insights: AI health care startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013

Artificial intelligence is transforming health care, which is hardly news to folks who’ve followed Google subsidiary DeepMind’s collaboration with the U.K.’s National Health Service or Nvidia’s recent investments in medical imaging. But for those who haven’t, a report published today by research …

Business

Microsoft acquires Lobe, a drag-and-drop AI tool

Microsoft today announced that is has acquired Lobe, a startup that lets you build machine learning models with the help of a simple drag-and-drop interface. Microsoft plans to use Lobe, which only launched into beta earlier this year, to build upon its own efforts to make building AI models …

Machine Learning

MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops AI that shows its decision-making process

Artificial intelligence (AI) that explains its decisions like a human? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.<p>In a paper published by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group (“Transparency by Design: Closing the Gap Between Performance and Interpretability in …

Business

The Pentagon is going to spend $2 billion on AI because things are getting serious now

If North Korea’s dear leader wakes up tomorrow, takes a crazy pill and decides to lob a nuclear missile at the U.S. mainland, there’s a good chance …

Artificial Intelligence

Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society'

We’ve gone from a 60-hour working week to a 45-hour week and we could go to 30 or 25 Joseph Stiglitz<p>It must be hard for Joseph Stiglitz to remain an optimist in the face of the grim future he fears may be coming. The Nobel laureate and former chief economist at the World Bank has thought carefully …

Joseph Stiglitz

Coding Neural Network — Regularization

Coding Neural Network — Regularization<p>Bias-Variance Trade-off<p>Generalization (test) error is the most important metric in Machine/Deep Learning. It …

Algorithms

Using AI to Design Deep Learning Architectures

Selecting the best architecture for deep learning architectures is typically a time-consuming process that requires expert input, but using AI can …

Machine Learning

Baidu has created a ‘no code’ platform to make building AI models easier

Hoping to make up ground in the hotly contested artificial intelligence battleground, Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. is releasing a tool that …

Machine Learning

New artificial intelligence does something extraordinary — it remembers

by Dan Robitzski August 31, 2018 Artificial Intelligence 20555<p>When you return to school after summer break, it may feel like you forgot everything …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Neural Network Architectures Machine Learning Researchers Need To Learn

<b>Why do we need Machine Learning?</b><p>Machine learning is needed for tasks that are too complex for humans to code directly. Some tasks are so complex that …

Deep Learning

Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>July 01, 2018</b><p>Artificial intelligence is transforming all sectors of the economy, but there's no reason to fear that robots will replace all human employees. In fact, companies that automate their operations mainly to cut their workforces will see only short-term …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Quotes About Artificial Intelligence By Elite Experts That Will Scare You Senseless

I knew it — the robot apocalypse is nigh. And now I have proof. Well, sort of. The man whose name is synonymous with science, Stephen Hawking, has …

Artificial Intelligence

Next Step For Artificial Intelligence: The Autonomous Enterprise

We are still in the early days of artificial intelligence and machine learning transforming many aspects of our world, including how work gets done. For those of you who can remember how work got done before computers, the internet, and mobile, you have a sense of just how transformational new …

Machine Learning

Google just gave control over data center cooling to an AI - MIT Technology Review

In a first, Google is trusting a self-taught algorithm to manage part of its infrastructure.<p>Google revealed today that it has given control of …

Artificial Intelligence

AI could make MRI scans as much as 10 times faster

In medical imaging, less data could be better.<p>Getting an MRI means being in a noisy, claustrophobia-inducing tube. For many, that's no fun. For others—like children or the very unwell—it’s worse. So to make these diagnostic tools run even faster, researchers are exploring incorporating a new …

MIT made an image editing AI that can replace the background in any image

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) just developed an AI-assisted image editing tool that automates object selection. This is the Holy Grail of selection tools — you can behold it in the video below.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site …

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The AI Paradox: How A Deep Learning Startup Is Building Successful AI Solutions

We have a paradox staring us in the face. On one hand, artificial intelligence is everywhere:<p>A Google search for “AI” returns 2.3 billion hits — one web page for every person in China, India and United States, combined.<br>• The startup database Crunchbase lists 9,532 ventures doing artificial …

Google Search

Google Strategy Teardown: Google Is Turning Itself Into An AI Company As It Seeks To Win New Markets Like Cloud And Transportation

Google

The AI-first startup playbook

Iterative Lean Startup principles are so well understood today that an minimum viable product (MVP) is a prerequisite for institutional venture funding, but few startups and investors have extended these principles to their data and AI strategy. They assume that validating their assumptions about …

Machine Learning

The Amazing Ways How Wikipedia Uses Artificial Intelligence

The Wikipedia community, the free encyclopedia that is built from a model of openly editable content, is notorious for its toxicity. The issue was so bad that the number of active contributors or editors—those that made one edit per month—had fallen by 40 percent during an eight-year period. Even …

Artificial Intelligence

The AI detectives

As neural nets push into science, researchers probe back<p>Jason Yosinski sits in a small glass box at Uber's San Francisco, California, headquarters, …

Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Tasks, Not Jobs

There is no shortage of angst when it comes to the impact of AI on jobs. For example, a survey by Pew Research Internet finds Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm (33%) about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are …

The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

Fred Rogers of <i>Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood</i> shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people …

Could Machine Learning Mean the End of Understanding in Science?

Much to the chagrin of summer party planners, weather is a notoriously chaotic system. Small changes in precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind …