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The Turbulent Past and Uncertain Future of Artificial Intelligence
In 1967, MIT professor Marvin Minsky wrote: "Within a generation...the problem of creating 'artificial intelligence' will be substantially solved." Companies such as Nvidia had developed chips called graphics processing units (GPUs) for the heavy processing required to render images in video...
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Computer Weekly’s 2021 women in tech Rising Stars
Despite a lack of women in the technology sector, new champions of diversity, inclusion and technology are always surfacing – so who is likely to appear in Computer Weekly’s top 50 list in the future?
Researchers Warn Of ‘Dangerous’ Artificial Intelligence-Generated Disinformation At Scale
"We just needed a much smaller dataset, half hour of training time, and all of a sudden, GPT was now a New York Times writer," said Andrew Lohn, senior research fellow at CSET.
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Google Lens is coming to desktop Chrome, will soon handle text+image search
Google Previous SlideNext Slide Google Lens, Google's computer vision search engine, is coming to desktop Chrome. On desktop Chrome, you'll soon be able to right-click an image and pick "Search with Google Lens," which will dim the page and bring up a clipping tool so you can throw a certain image...
Leading Conversations in AI: Extended intelligence & humans with machines
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Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos
In an interview with WIRED, CEO Hoan Ton-That said the company has scraped 10 billion photos from the web—and developed new ways to aid police surveillance.
Discover The Essentials State of AI Report Q2
After thoroughly analyzing industry trends and our engagement data, we’ve gathered valuable insights on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. Stay tuned for the best articles from leading industry experts as we bring you our first-ever State of AI Report for Q2 from our sister newsletter, AI Essentials.
The truth about artificial intelligence? It isn’t that honest
Eliza was the first chatbot, but she can be seen as the beginning of a line of inquiry that has led to current generations of huge natural language processing (NLP) models created by machine learning. The most famous of these is GPT-3, which was created by Open AI, a research company whose mission...
How to prioritise humans in artificial intelligence design for business
Lorena Blasco-Arcas and Hsin-Hsuan Meg Lee propose a human-centred view for the design of specific frameworks and regulatory systems. However, to date, engineers have focused more on developing AI algorithms to solve complex problems than on monitoring and reporting the potential issues these...
Fusing Art and Engineering for a more Humane Tech Future
The interviews in this series explore how today’s AI practitioners, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and industry leaders are thinking about the ethical implications of their work, as individuals and as professionals. My goal is to reveal the paradoxes, contradictions, ironies, and uncertainties in the ethics and responsibility debates in the growing field of AI.
Amazon’s Astro robot: A feat of science or a successful product?
It packs a lot of interesting technology and shows just how far deep learning, sensor technology, and mobile robots have come. Chief among these limits are privacy issues and the growing discomfort of having your personal data sent, processed, and stored in the cloud, where big tech companies can...
The SMOOTH-Robot: A Modular, Interactive Service Robot
1The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark 2Institute for Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark 3Department of Informatics, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 4Dictus ApS, Brøndby, Denmark 5Department for the...
Caltech’s LEO Flying Biped Can Skateboard and Slackline
LEO combines lightweight bipedal legs with torso-mounted thrusters powerful enough to lift the entire robot off the ground, which can handily take care of on-ground dynamic balancing while also enabling some slick aerial maneuvers. Most importantly, while "Leonardo" used to stand for "LEg ON Aerial...
Personalizing HRI in Musical Instrument Practicing: The Influence of Robot Roles (Evaluative Versus Nonevaluative) on the Child’s Motivation for Children in Different Learning Stages
Learning to play a musical instrument involves skill learning and requires long-term practicing to reach expert levels. Research has already proven that the assistance of a robot can improve children’s motivation and performance during practice.
Neural network-based chess engine capable of natural language commentary
Contents Overview Motivation Comparisons Results Measurements Documentation Programs Files Installation Pre-installation Linux (Debian/Ubuntu), GPU Linux (Debian/Ubuntu), older-style TPU Linux (Debian/Ubuntu), newer-style Cloud TPU VM Windows, GPU Post-installation Linux, post-installation for...
Nvidia, University of Toronto are making robotics research available to small firms
In a paper published on arXiv, researchers at the University of Toronto, Nvidia, and other organizations have presented a new system that leverages highly efficient deep reinforcement learning techniques and optimized simulated environments to train robotic hands at a fraction of the costs it would...