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Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself

Posted on 03/01 15:07 in Shows | 0

They, and Cambridge Analytica as their agent, claim to be mindshare brokers of the highest order.There are a few fundamental tech applications that underlie what Cambridge Analytica claims it can do.

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Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads

Posted on 03/08 22:46 in Shows | 0

Unlike the venerable ATX standard, this one is designed for data centers and aimed at maximizing GPU performance as part of Microsoft’s Project Olympus initiative.According to Nvidia, HGX-1 is designed “to meet the exploding demand for AI computing in the cloud — in fields such as autonomous driving, personalized healthcare, superhuman voice recognition, data and video analytics, and molecular simulations.

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Scientists develop a robot capable of listening when told it's wrong, in real time

Posted on 03/13 16:12 in Shows | 0

Now a research team from Boston University and MIT’s CSAIL have successfully enabled Baxter to interpret and obey brain waves in real time.” Their setup gave Baxter a simple sorting task and a human judge wearing an EEG cap.

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Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to lead its self-driving car unit

Posted on 03/13 18:00 in Shows | 0

Now that approach has paid off handsomely for Mobileye’s shareholders, with an agreement to be acquired by Intel for $15 billion ($63.There has been a lot of attention paid to lidar technology for self-driving cars, especially with the recent lawsuit by Alphabet’s Waymo against Uber for alleged theft of intellectual property.

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Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges

Posted on 03/17 21:07 in Shows | 0

While certain recent political trends, namely Brexit and the nativism of Donald Trump would seem to belie this trend, now another luminary of academia has added his voice to the chorus calling for stronger forms of world government.Far from citing some ancient historical trends though, Stephen Hawking points to artificial intelligence as a defining reason for needing stronger forms of globally enforced cooperation.

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ARM announces new DynamIQ technology, will focus on AI, machine learning, and phones

Posted on 03/21 13:07 in Shows | 0

Dubbed DynamIQ, the CPU developer has created a CPU design that expands the idea of big.Here’s how ARM describes its own DynamIQ technology: The introduction of DynamIQ is an evolutionary step forward for ARM big.

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AI develops its own 'alien' language, the better to mock human underlings

Posted on 03/27 17:43 in Shows | 0

However, the folks at the OpenAI group (of Elon Musk fame) have made new strides in creating an AI that uses grounded, compositional language the way we do.To better appreciate the departure this research represents, it’s important to understand the relevance of grounded, compositional language, as opposed to the canned responses offered up by Siri or Google Assistant.

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Elon Musk wants to implant an AI interface in your brain

Posted on 03/28 16:36 in Shows | 0

Toward that goal, and with a happy side effect of therapeutic benefits for certain brain disorders, Elon Musk has been funding a company called Neuralink that wants to implant an AI interface in your brain.It has to be stressed here that brain implants are not a casual undertaking.

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Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

Posted on 04/06 16:13 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow.Now, Google has released some performance data for their TPU and how it compares to Intel’s Haswell CPUs and Nvidia’s K80 (Kepler-based) data center dual GPU.

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Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language

Posted on 04/06 17:45 in Shows | 0

This allowed the Baidu AI to achieve what’s called zero shot learning — the ability to solve a learning task without having received any previous examples of solving such a task, something that has remained elusive for AIs up to this point.Voila: one shot learning.

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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones

Posted on 04/06 19:36 in Shows | 0

Smartphones are by far the world’s most popular cameras, but they certainly aren’t the best.This is similar to the style transfer capability that Adobe Research teased earlier this week, but simplified and shrunk into a smartphone platform.

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google's TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Posted on 04/10 21:17 in Shows | 0

Last week, we covered Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit.Here’s Nvidia: Nvidia’s claim that the TPU has 13x the performance of K80 is provisionally true, but there’s a snag.

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