Computer Science

This bizarre image-translation tool turns drawings into photographs

Or at least it tries to.<p>A new machine learning-based image generator, called the Image-to-Image Demo, is getting attention for the bizarre creations it produces.<p>The interactive image-translation demo uses inputed outlines, or “edges,” to produce a complete photographic image, based on a body of …

Machine Learning

“Creepy . . . but impressive” facial recognition software is going to the next level

Soon our faces will unlock doors and buy socks for us — and allow us to be tracked and ID'd with scary precision<p>Facial recognition systems — computers that can verify a person’s identity from a digital image or video still — have been around for a few years now. Following a recent explosion in big …

Machine Learning

Why composition is superior to inheritance as a way of sharing code

Inheritance is one of the pillars of Object-oriented programming (OOP), the other two being polymorphism and encapsulation. Inheritance is therefore …

Programming

A gallery of interesting Jupyter Notebooks

This page is a curated collection of Jupyter/IPython notebooks that are notable for some reason (the page was created before the Jupyter name …

Machine Learning

Google harnesses machine learning to help publishers thwart abusive comments online

Google and its early-stage incubator Jigsaw have launched a new tool that uses machine learning to help publishers combat online abuse.<p>With Perspective, Google is offering online publishers an API that they can integrate into any of their platforms that facilitate user comments. Perspective taps a …

Machine Learning

Facebook Chatbots Hit 70% Failure Rate As Consumers Warm Up To The Tech

by @lauriesullivan,<p>Facebook released an API late last year aimed at developers wanting to build a chatbot for Messenger, but the company's ambitions …

Chatbots

Elon Musk: the Two Things Humans Need to Do to Ensure Their Future

A fascinating conference on artificial intelligence was recently hosted by the Future of Life Institute, an organization aimed at promoting …

Singularity

Understanding the differences between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become integral for many businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Machine Learning

China is funding Baidu to take on the US in deep-learning research

While US-based companies like Alphabet, IBM, Facebook, and Microsoft typically dominate US artificial-intelligence headlines, China’s government is now accelerating the country’s own contributions to the field.<p>China’s National Development and Reform Commission, a government agency tasked with …

Machine Learning

IBM Deploys 400 Blockchain Projects, But Perspectives Are Unclear

IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty believes Blockchain technology is far more important than Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.<p>At the …

IBM

FinTech - Artificial Intelligence in Financial Trading - Disruption

Impartial, efficient and accurate. . .<p>Artificial Intelligence seems like the perfect tool for the financial market, using forecasts to make vital …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook scales back AI flagship after chatbots hit 70% f-AI-lure rate

So it begins.<p>Facebook has scaled back its ambitions and refocussed its application of "artificial intelligence" after its AI bots hit a 70 per cent …

Artificial Intelligence

New JavaScript library invites coders to play with Canvas

Looking to blur the line between technology and art, the Sandpit library for creative coding uses JavaScript and the canvas 2D element.<p>Accessible on …

JavaScript

Russian Programmer 3D-Prints His Very Own T-800 Terminator Robot Complete with Artificial Intelligence

The machine-dominated world envisioned by James Cameron in “Terminator” once seemed like pure science fiction, but now, not so much. Just a few days …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence in the real world: What can it actually do?

What are the limits of AI? And how do you go from managing data points to injecting AI in the enterprise?<p>AI is mainstream these days. The attention …

Artificial Intelligence

Aussie startup has a different take on AI

Machine learning has become almost synonymous with artificial intelligence (AI), thanks to successes by big technology companies such as IBM and …

Machine Learning

Why UX is pivotal to the future of SEO

As search engine algorithms become more sophisticated, many believe user signals will play a greater role in search rankings. Columnist David Freeman …

UX Design

10 Ways Machine Learning Will Transform the Everyday Digital Experience

Machine learning is creating a foothold in the business world, especially when it comes to innovative digital experience, and Web Content Management …

Machine Learning

Payments, AI and machine learning to drive MYOB forward

MYOB chief executive Tim Reed believes the company is at one of the second big turning points in the its history, thanks in part to the $48 million …

Machine Learning

Entity Framework Core Tutorial

Entity Framework is a powerful Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) framework for data access in .NET. This framework can be used to build Data Access …

macOS Development for Beginners: Part 1

Do you want to learn how to develop your own apps for macOS?<p>Good news! Apple makes developing for macOS incredibly easy, and in this tutorial series …

XCode

Can Neural Nets Usher In A New Era Of Optical Astronomy?

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field "XDF" (2012) view — except for a few stars, every speck of light is an entire galaxy — some as old as 13.2 billion …

Astronomy

Four Tips for Powerful Mobile App Development Using Artificial Intelligence

While artificial intelligence now encompasses multiple fields other than mobile app development, its steady rise in usage in this field is a telling …

Artificial Intelligence

Will artificial intelligence ever actually match up to the human brain?

Most of today’s AI is designed to solve specific problems<p>Today’s artificial intelligence is certainly formidable. It can beat world champions at intricate games like chess and Go, or dominate at <i>Jeopardy!</i>. It can interpret heaps of data for us, guide driverless cars, respond to spoken commands, and …

Artificial Intelligence

How Machine Learning is Upending Marketing

A marketing makeover is underway.<p>Machine learning is shaking up standard practices and enabling radical improvements around personalization, customer …

Machine Learning

Real-world artificial intelligence: lessons from the field

<b>Everyone’s talking AI at Mobile World Congress. See it in action—and saving money—in field service.</b><p><i>Artificial intelligence</i> (AI) has never felt like a …

Artificial Intelligence

How Pinterest’s visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine

Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision.<p>At least that’s the philosophy that Pinterest engineer …

Machine Learning

Four ways AI is already being applied to sales and marketing

<b>Behind the scenes, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is increasingly present in sales and marketing software.</b><p>And many believe that it is not …

Artificial Intelligence

How to construct a design system

Tips for designing and building a consistent design system.<p>Without doubt, I get asked about design systems more than anything else. So, having spent …

Digital Design

The Young Pope’s Pope Bot Is Trolling People With Bible Verses, Helped by IBM’s Watson

Fans of The Young Pope already know that Pope Pius XIII, played by Jude Law, isn’t cut from the same cloth as his predecessors. He’s seductive. He …

Artificial Intelligence