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AI beats doctors at visual diagnosis, observes many times more lung cancer signals

Posted on 08/18 19:16 in Shows | 0

” But in a busy hospital, there isn’t always time to find such a perfect human to review your results.” For instance, take a look at these stained breast cancer slides.

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Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize

Posted on 08/29 21:50 in Shows | 0

Both Google and Facebook have released major AI technologies into open source, and Google’s DeepMind famously tackled the challenge of Go, by beating one of the world’s best players.So Apple took the very unusual step of spending an entire day bragging about its AI efforts to journalist Steven Levy, who published a very-thorough account on Backchannel.

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Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation

Posted on 08/30 19:03 in Shows | 0

This new learning process is called Turing Learning because it basically puts a very simple version of this pass-fail differentiation test into practice, over and over again.(As an aside, yes, the “model” swarm should really be the one that is used as the model, but whatever.

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Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts

Posted on 09/06 18:35 in Shows | 0

Chip giant Intel has acquired it to help accelerate its RealSense project and other efforts to provide computer vision and deep learning solutions.By creating optimized, custom silicon — its Myriad chip family — Movidius has reduced the power needed to run machine learning and vision libraries by well over an order of magnitude compared to a more-general-purpose GPU.

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Robots receive a scary-accurate new voice, courtesy of Google’s DeepMind

Posted on 09/12 20:29 in Shows | 0

Whatever you may think of the robotic voices foisted upon the world thanks to Google Voice Search and Siri, you’re unlikely to mistake them for human voices.With DeepMind’s WaveNet, we may be witnessing the emergence of something like an uncanny waveform, a robotic voice close enough to our own as to be distinctly creepy.

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Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics

Posted on 09/20 13:47 in Shows | 0

This was long before even the most rudimentary artificial intelligence existed, so Asimov created a basic framework for robot behavior called the Three Laws of Robotics.Now the British Standards Institute (BSI) has issued its own version of the Three Laws.

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Algorithm-generated nonsense reviews fool actual human peer reviewers one in four times

Posted on 09/22 17:10 in Shows | 0

) Building on SCIgen and programs like it, researchers have now taken another shot at the peer reviewing process.The researchers made randomly generated reviews of actual published articles using their iteration of a Markov chain, and then gave them to reviewers, slipped into the stack like ringers between actual reviews.

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How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

Posted on 09/29 14:23 in Shows | 0

Make no mistake: neuromorphic computing is going to change the world, and it’s going to do it more quickly than you might imagine.Part of the reason a digital computer is more efficient than a human being is its transistors can fire with incredible speed — but so can our neurons.

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IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

Posted on 09/29 18:56 in Shows | 0

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon have all signed on as marquis members, though the group hopes to expand even further over time.The goal is to create a body that can provide a platform for discussions among stakeholders and work out best practices for the artificial intelligence industry.

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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Posted on 10/04 14:44 in Shows | 0

Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

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Tesla declares victory on self-driving car hardware, announces full autonomous capability

Posted on 10/20 19:07 in Shows | 0

But to fulfill Tesla’s promise of full Level 5 capability, eventually it will need to be able to get you door to door.The fine print in Tesla’s announcement reveals that cars with the new hardware will actually have less features for now (and that’s expected to start changing in December).

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MIT demonstrates nightmare-fuel AI just in time for Halloween

Posted on 10/26 21:09 in Shows | 0

Putting machine learning to a novel use as a social experiment, MIT’s Media Lab has debuted an AI that churns out nightmare-fuel images, just in time for Halloween.We seem to have an inexhaustible appetite for being creeped out, jangled or outright scared, and the Nightmare Machine is quite the creepy fix.

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Google Brain's neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy

Posted on 10/27 16:47 in Shows | 0

The company’s neural net/machine learning project, Google Brain, has been working on problems in medical imaging, robotics, and natural language processing, among others.It’s a machine-learning company,” Matthew Zeiler, a Google Brain alumnus, told Wired.

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Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy?

Posted on 11/15 21:53 in Shows | 0

But this same local control makes it difficult to implement the kinds of systems that would help voters better understand issues.Even ballot design is typically controlled locally, and is limited to whatever local officials draw up and their own printers can print.

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Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

Posted on 11/21 14:12 in Shows | 0

The upcoming Knights Mill is still pretty hazy, but Intel has stated that the chip will be up to 4x faster than existing Knights Landing hardware.Right now, the company is working on three separate forays into the AI / deep learning market.

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Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream

Posted on 11/28 16:26 in Shows | 0

Following in the wake of recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing the importance of dreams for memory consolidation, Google’s AI company DeepMind is pioneering a new technology which allows robots to dream in order to improve their rate of learning.Not surprisingly given the company behind the project, the substance of these AI dreams consists primarily of scenes from Atari Video games.

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Scientists discover nature's algorithm for intelligence

Posted on 12/08 17:22 in Shows | 0

Throughout the ages, one old chestnut has stubbornly resisted yielding up its secret: the organizational principle behind the human brain.Joe Tsien, think they may be onto the answer with a recent paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

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AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence

Posted on 12/12 16:11 in Shows | 0

It’s still fairly early days for the AI and deep learning markets, and AMD could definitely use the cash — but what’s it going to bring to the table?(It’s not clear how much AI and deep learning workloads depend on RAM, but AMD presumably wouldn’t sell the chip into this market if it didn’t have a viable use-case for it.

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Robots are developing emotions, thanks to engineers at Honda

Posted on 12/19 16:59 in Shows | 0

Not surprisingly, the technology will first see use in a self-driving concept car Honda is developing called the NeuV (pictured, top).However, there is little reason to believe such a system would not find broader application in robots, like Pepper, that are specifically designed for human-robot interaction.

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Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Posted on 01/12 14:58 in Shows | 0

Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

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