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Artificial intelligence research may have hit a dead end
Decades of neuroscience have experimentally proven that neurons can change their function and firing thresholds, unlike transistors or binary information. Spontaneous fluctuations are neuronal activities that occur in the brain even when no external stimulus or mental behavior correlates to...
From Big Data to Good Data With Andrew Ng, Founder of DeepLearning.AI
Scale Transform brought together more than 9,000+ leading AI researchers, practitioners, and executives. The conference featured a line-up of 27 speakers and 19 sessions from the latest research breakthroughs to the real-world impact across industries.
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Is Natural Language Processing Ready to Take on Legal Hearings?
AI can help us read tens of thousands of case records within minutes, but some key Natural Language Processing challenges remain. In 2019 alone, the California Board of Parole Hearings held 6,061 hearings and granted parole in 1,181 cases.
10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run on time, AI is all around us. The Forum’s platform, Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, is bringing together key...
Artificial Intelligence is the Most Disruptive Technology of the Century
Artificial intelligence seems to be the next big thing in many industries today. In the modern world, businesses across diverse sectors use artificial intelligence as a tool to meet their goals, be it customer service through an intuitive chatbot or streamlining video production through synthetic...
Applied use cases
Soft Robotic Hand for Stroke Rehabilitation
The main limitation to the practical use of hand rehabilitation robotics is the availability which is limited due to these devices being expensive (material & developement costs) and complex. Current hand rehabilitation robots also offer 1 degree of freedom (DOF) for a single finger while fingers...
Nokia adopts blockchain to facilitate trusted sharing of data and AI models
Nokia has announced the launch of its Data Marketplace, a blockchain-based service providing real-time access to massive trusted datasets.
Covid-19 Devastated Some Industries But Accelerated AI Use By Companies Across The Country
Amid the crisis, companies scrambled to create new services for remote workers and students, beef up online shopping and dining options, make customer call centers more efficient and speed development of important new drugs.
Government must resolve AI ethical issues in the Integrated Review
The opportunities and risks involved with the development of AI and other digital technologies and use of data loom large in the 4 key areas of the Strategic Framework of the Integrated Review. The opportunities and risks involved with the development of AI and other digital technologies and use of...
Interview with Steven Umbrello: Ethics, Technology, and the Future of Work
In a continually advancing world, it is becoming ever more difficult for people to carve out their own niche. Issues like privacy rights emerge when we talk about facial recognition systems in public and the ethics of contact and tracing apps in this new age of pandemics.
Inside Faculty, the UK’s most controversial AI firm
Faculty’s links to Dominic Cummings left it in a swirl of controversy. It’s now trying to shake off its iffy reputation
Fish-inspired soft robot survives a trip to the deepest part of the ocean
But a new small self-powered underwater robotic fish appears to offer an alternative. The fins flap to propel the small robot, which measures only 22cm (8.7 inches) in length with a wingspan of 28cm.
The NYPD is sending its controversial robot dog back to the pound
The robot was deployed roughly half a dozen times during its tenure, mostly acting as a mobile camera in potentially hostile environments. The robot dog was deployed roughly half a dozen times, mostly as mobile surveillance “The NYPD has been using robots since the 1970s to save lives in hostage...
Who Needs Social Distancing when Robots Are Taking Over Food and Beverage
“The poultry industry is further ahead on this.” The Challenges of Robotics Food Processing The difficulty of automating food production was formattable even before the pandemic. Food and beverage is a very important and developing area for robots.” Converting Cobots into Hygienic Machines ABB is...
ICLR 2021: Key Research Papers
The introduced Transformer-based approach to image classification includes the following steps: splitting images into fixed-size patches; linearly embedding each of them; adding position embeddings to the resulting sequence of vectors; feeding the patches to a standard Transformer encoder; adding an...
Advancing the state of the art in computer vision with self-supervised Transformers and 10x more efficient training
Many of the most exciting new AI breakthroughs have come from two recent innovations: self-supervised learning, which allows machines to learn from random, unlabeled examples; and Transformers, which enable AI models to selectively focus on certain parts of their input and thus reason more...
Deep Implicit Attention: A Mean-Field Theory Perspective on Attention Mechanisms
Its diagonal elements can be obtained both from the explicit calculation of the spin variances from the partition function which can be solved for to yield where Given updated values for the cavity means and the cavity variances , spin means and spin variances can then be updated as follows: These...