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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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Your next car may be the most powerful computer you own

Posted on 10/05 16:36 in Shows | 0

Increasingly, though, new cars are powerful computing platforms — and starting to pack more compute power than laptops and even desktops.Coupled with an internal monitor, the result would be a more aerodynamic profile for the car, especially helpful for range-hungry electric vehicles.

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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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MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence

Posted on 11/01 18:03 in Shows | 0

But the difficulty is compounded when they involve artificial neural networks.Towards this end, researchers at MIT are investigating ways of making artificial neural networks more transparent in their decision-making.

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Google's DeepMind survival sim shows how AI can become hostile or cooperative

Posted on 02/16 20:48 in Shows | 0

Google’s DeepMind AI firm pitted a pair of neural networks against each other in two different survival scenarios.In the fruit-gathering scenario, the two AIs (indicated by red and blue squares) move across a grid in order to pick up green “fruit” squares.

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Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0

Posted on 02/17 16:38 in Shows | 0

That began to change with the release of a number of open-source machine learning frameworks like Theano, Spark ML, Microsoft’s CNTK, and Google’s TensorFlow.With this week’s release of TensorFlow 1.

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

Posted on 04/05 17:11 in Shows | 0

Now a group of researchers from Cornell University and Adobe have layered neural nets atop an image style transfer AI, to create an even more powerful image manipulation tool they’re calling Deep Photo Style Transfer.It takes a reference image, often heavily stylized, and an input image.

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Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters

Posted on 05/05 03:24 in Shows | 0

In the midst of fulminating about an approaching robot apocalypse, a strange and disturbing counter trend is taking place: the rise of violence against robots.Only more recently have robots found themselves performing jobs in the public eye — jobs like delivering pizza and patrolling malls.

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Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

Posted on 05/10 22:02 in Shows | 0

SAN JOSE, CA–A first-time attendee to Nvidia’s flagship GTC conference this week could be forgiven for thinking Nvidia was an AI company.The capstone was the announcement of Nvidia’s new Volta architecture and V100 chip.

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Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Posted on 05/12 16:53 in Shows | 0

A year ago, the Office of the Vice President started the Cancer Moonshot.The Data Science Bowl is one such program, and awarding its prize is a critical milestone in support of the Cancer Moonshot.

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Google's AlphaGo Defeats World's Top Human Go Player

Posted on 05/23 21:08 in Shows | 0

After defeating several of the top players in the world, the “AlphaGo” AI has now bested Ke Jie, the current Go world champion.It’s possible for a moderately powerful computer to brute force all possible moves.

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AI Acquires Spatial Reasoning Abilities, in Another Victory for Our Machine Overlords

Posted on 06/20 18:07 in Shows | 0

The focus of the DeepMind paper concerns spatial reasoning, in particular the ability to grasp the relation of objects to each other.This kind of spatial reasoning has proved difficult for computers, at least until now.

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Designing Intelligent Artificial Intelligence

Posted on 07/19 07:59 in More | 0

If a neural pathway has not been used in a long time, we reduce its weight.If the neural response was positive, we strengthen the neural pathway by increasing the neural connection weights.

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The Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

Posted on 08/30 13:45 in Shows | 0

The Myriad 2 had 12 of these cores, as shown in the diagram below, while the Myriad X bumps that figure up to 16.But the Myriad X doesn’t just extend the architecture of the Myriad family; it also implements custom hardware specifically intended for neural network inferencing workloads.

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With Your Brain Waves and Virtual Reality, 'The Matrix' May Be Just Around the Corner

Posted on 08/31 15:42 in Shows | 0

Earlier this year, we reported on some of the alternately weird and inspired devices created in pursuit of immersive virtual reality.For the latter, you would probably need to interface directly with a person’s brain, intercepting thoughts directly at their source and translating them into movement within a virtual world.

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Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks

Posted on 09/11 15:33 in Shows | 0

As AI and deep learning have gone mainstream, a wide range of companies have announced they’ll bring compatible products to market.But the software that runs on deep learning and AI-specific hardware is still typically a custom solution developed by individual companies.

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