Algorithms

Deep Learning for Program Synthesis

April 21, 2017 | Posted by Microsoft Research Blog<p><i>By Rishabh Singh, Jacob Devlin, Abdelrahman Mohamed, Researchers and</i> <i>Pushmeet Kohli, Partner</i> …

Deep Learning

How Facebook’s Algorithm Makes Audiences Smaller But More Engaged

For most startups looking for a seed round, an audience of at a few thousand early adapters is essential. And those users usually connect through the …

Facebook

Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars

Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an …

Snapchat

Language is training artificial intelligence to replicate human bias

No one taught AI the rule about never reading the comment section<p>Language is all about repetition. Every word you’re reading was created by humans, and then used by other humans, creating and reinforcing context, meaning, the very nature of language. As humans train machines to understand language, …

Artificial Intelligence

Making it clear when machines make decisions

<i>The following post is</i> <i>IF</i><i>’s submission to the inquiry on</i> <i>Algorithms in decision-making</i><i>, run by the Science and Technology Committee of the UK Parliament.</i><p>…

Machine Learning

Algorithm could predict fights between couples before they happen

Domestic arguments, the scourge of couples who want to enjoy spending time together but manage to rub each other up the wrong way, could soon be a thing of the past after researchers created an computer program that could help prevent fights.<p>Researchers at the University of Southern California have …

Marriage

The new algorithms enabling Facebook’s data fixation

Two billion photos find their way onto Facebook’s family of apps every single day and the company is racing to understand them and their moving …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intellegence Is Racist Because Its Teachers Are Humans

Silicon Valley would like to believe that algorithms and artificial intelligence are fundamentally objective. But whether it’s Microsoft’s chatbot becoming a foaming racist after coming in contact with the internet or legal algorithms showing racist bias despite enormous effort made to leave race …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse

<i>Editor's note: This article was previously published on Medium.com. It is being republished here with the author's permission.</i><p>Starting in January of …

Facebook

Mind-reading machine can guess the magic number

Scientists have made some hugely promising advances when it comes to brain-computer interfaces in recent times, with machines that can turn thoughts …

Machine Learning

Algorithm Aims to Predict Bickering Among Couples

Smartphone apps could eventually predict arguments among couples and help nip them in the bud before they blow up. For the first time outside the …

Machine Learning

Machine learning algorithms surpass doctors at predicting heart attacks

Why it matters to you<p>Between 15 and 20 million people die every year from heart attacks and related illnesses worldwide, but now, artificial …

Machine Learning

Open thread for night owls: Are we turning our computers into racists?

Researchers and corporations alike are turning more and more to artificial intelligence techniques to teach computers to make …

Liberal POV

Can there really be a formula for happiness?

Granted, Gawdat’s legend might explain some of the hype. The executive had been working on an “algorithm for happiness” for more than a decade, …

Happiness

How Algorithms and Authoritarianism Created a Corporate Nightmare at United

<i>“I was only following corporate algorithms” <</i> Testimony given at a future war crimes trial (riff on the Nuremberg defense)<p>United Airlines forcibly …

Aviation

Inside an Intergalactic Video Game, a Search for Real Alien Worlds

This June the University of Geneva will launch the largest citizen science project yet conceived, enlisting hundreds of thousands of video gamers in …

Astronomy

AI Beats Doctors at Predicting Heart Attacks

Self-taught computer algorithms could save thousands of lives and improve our understanding of how our bodies work.<p>Heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes, accounts for more than half a million deaths per year in the U.S. It's the leading cause of death for both men and women, and most …

Diabetes

pupper2vec: analysing internet dog slang with machine learning

I think my new thing is starting my posts with disclaimers, so: <b><br>DISCLAIMER:</b> The technical background to this post is a bit too technical for a general …

Machine Learning

Python Type Annotation with Graph Algorithms. Part II (Classes)

Generic Class<p>In this part, we will implement graph data structure using classes and interfaces, and discuss when it’s worth overruling type hints.<p>We …

Programming

Lossy Data Compression: JPEG

JPEG<p>Programs using complex graphics are showing up in virtually every area of computing applications including games, education, desktop publishing, …

Stanford University

What would make a computer biased? Learning a language spoken by humans

One of the amazing (and scary) things about artificial intelligence programs is that in learning to mimic their human masters so perfectly, these wonders of computer software hold up a mirror to patterns of behavior we engage in every day but may not even notice.<p>Beyond their extraordinary …

Artificial Intelligence

True, false, neutral: teaching machines to understand words, not just read them

Prof. Sam Bowman and company create a a multi-genre corpus for Natural Language Inference<p>Although natural language processing (NLP) has made major …

Programming

This Indian origin scientist from Princeton just discovered why Artificial Intelligence can be racist and sexist!

Artificial Intelligence systems can acquire our cultural, racial or gender biases when trained with ordinary human language available online, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Journal of Brief Ideas

BOUNDER ##design0.1##<br>One way 2 secure USB devices UTXO exchange /hardware/<p>Introduction.<br>While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fairly successful …

Arduino

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say<p>An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking …

Programming

A Procedural Texture Generation Framework Based on Semantic Descriptions. (arXiv:1704.04141v1 [cs.CV])

Authors: Junyu Dong, Lina Wang, Jun Liu, Xin SunProcedural textures are normally generated from mathematical models with parameters carefully …

Programming

AI Can Beat Us at Poker—Now Let’s See If It Can Work with Us

Progress in artificial intelligence has long been measured by its mastery of board games like chess, backgammon, and Go. Researchers are now working …

Artificial Intelligence

Semantics derived automatically from language corpora contain human-like biases

AlphaGo has demonstrated that a machine can learn how to do things that people spend many years of concentrated study learning, and it can rapidly …

Programming

OpenAI thrashes DeepMind using an AI from the 1980’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Decades old AI algorithms are increasingly demonstrating that, with some fine tuning, they can thrash today’s best systems – …

Machine Learning

AI picks up racial and gender biases when learning from what humans write

There is no objectivity<p>Artificial intelligence picks up racial and gender biases when learning language from text, researchers say. Without any supervision, a machine learning algorithm learns to associate female names more with family words than career words, and black names as being more …

Machine Learning