Archive for the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ Category

Humanity uploaded an AI to Mars and lets it shoot rocks with lasers

AEGIS doesn’t cover general operations, which are still directed by humans. Instead it lets Curiosity pick its own targets on which to focus its ChemCam, an instrument that first vaporizes Martian rocks with a laser and then studies the resulting gases. AEGIS does so after analysing images captured by Curiosity’s NavCam, which snaps stereo images, […]

Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide risk with remarkable accuracy

In trials, results have been 80-90% accurate when predicting whether someone will attempt suicide within the next two years, and 92% accurate in predicting whether someone will attempt suicide within the next week. The prediction is based on data that’s widely available from all hospital admissions, including age, gender, zip codes, medications, and prior diagnoses. […]

Scientists Are Now Using AI to Predict Autism in Infants

Despite all the headway that science has made in understanding autism in recent years, knowing which children will one day develop autism is still almost impossible to predict. Children diagnosed with autism appear to behave normally until around two, and until then there is often no indication that anything is wrong. […] In a paper […]

Microsoft releases v2 of their AI system, Cognitive Toolkit

CNTK 2.0 The first production release of Cognitive Toolkit v.2. Highlights: CNTK backend for Keras. Extremely fast binary convolution with Halide. Java API. A new set of NuGet Packages. Multiple bug fixes. Github

AI-powered dynamic pricing turns its gaze to the fuel pumps

With the use of Artificial Intelligence PriceCast Fuel detects behavioral patterns in Big Data (all available data relevant to the sale) and relates to customer and competitor reactions with a frequency and level of accuracy that users of traditional pricing systems only can dream about,” the company explains in a brochure [PDF]. “Dynamically mapping customer […]

Google AI has access to 1.6m NHS patients data – without permission

The document – a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust – gives the clearest picture yet of what the company is doing and what sensitive data it now has access to. The agreement gives DeepMind access to a wide range of healthcare data on the 1.6 million […]

Real-Time User-Guided Image Colorization with Learned Deep Priors within minutes

We train on a million images, with simulated user inputs. To guide the user towards efficient input selection, the system recommends likely colors based on the input image and current user inputs. The colorization is performed in a single feed-forward pass, enabling real-time use. Even with randomly simulated user inputs, we show that the proposed […]

This Artificially Intelligent Speech Generator Can Fake Anyone’s Voice

“We train our models on a huge dataset with thousands of speakers,” Jose Sotelo, a team member at Lyrebird and a speech synthesis expert, told Gizmodo. “Then, for a new speaker we compress their information in a small key that contains their voice DNA. We use this key to say new sentences.” The end result […]

Caffe2 Open Source Brings Cross Platform Machine Learning Tools to Developers

We’re committed to providing the community with high-performance machine learning tools so that everyone can create intelligent apps and services. Caffe2 is shipping with tutorials and examples that demonstrate learning at massive scale which can leverage multiple GPUs in one machine or many machines with one or more GPUs. Learn to train and deploy models […]

AI Otto buys stock for ecommerce, decreases customer returns

The idea is to collect and analyse quantities of information to understand consumer tastes, recommend products to people and personalise websites for customers. Otto’s work stands out because it is already automating business decisions that go beyond customer management. The most important is trying to lower returns of products, which cost the firm millions of […]

There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem. Source: There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works It’s a good run down of some of the places where accountability (self-driving cars, medical recommendations, AI driven tanks and drones, Siri, […]

Open sourcing Sonnet – a new library for constructing neural networks with Tensorflow

We have found that the flexibility and adaptiveness of TensorFlow lends itself to building higher level frameworks for specific purposes, and we’ve written one for quickly building neural network modules with TF. We are actively developing this codebase, but what we have so far fits our research needs well, and we’re excited to announce that […]

This AI stuff is all talk! Bots invent their own language to natter away behind humans’ backs

At first, the bot lingo was more like Morse code: an abstract symbol was agreed upon and then scattered among spaces to create meaning, the researchers explained in a blog post. The team tweaked the experiment so that there was a slight penalty on every utterance for every bot, and they added an incentive to […]

Towards a lip-reading computer

The system, which has been trained on thousands of hours of BBC News programmes, has been developed in collaboration with Google’s DeepMind AI division. “Watch, Attend and Spell”, as the system has been called, can now watch silent speech and get about 50% of the words correct. That may not sound too impressive – but […]

MXNet – Amazon machine learning Open sourced

MXNet stands for mix and maximize. The idea is to combine the power of declartive programming together with imperative programming. In its core, a dynamic dependency scheduler that automatically parallelizes both symbolic and imperative operations on the fly. A graph optimization layer on top of that makes symbolic execution fast and memory efficient. The library […]

Google Cloud can now recognise items in videos

Cloud Video Intelligence API (now in Private Beta) uses powerful deep-learning models, built using frameworks like TensorFlow and applied on large-scale media platforms like YouTube. The API is the first of its kind, enabling developers to easily search and discover video content by providing information about entities (nouns such as “dog,” “flower” or “human” or […]

Keras – deep learning library for Tensorflow and Theano

Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano and TensorFlow You have just found Keras. Keras is a high-level neural networks library, written in Python and capable of running on top of either TensorFlow or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. Being able to go from idea to result with the least […]

Caffe | Deep Learning Framework

Caffe is a deep learning framework made with expression, speed, and modularity in mind. It is developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC) and by community contributors. Yangqing Jia created the project during his PhD at UC Berkeley. Caffe is released under the BSD 2-Clause license. Source: Caffe | Deep Learning Framework

PyTorch deep learning framework

Tensors and Dynamic neural networks in Python with strong GPU acceleration. PyTorch is a deep learning framework that puts Python first. We are in an early-release Beta. Expect some adventures. Source: PyTorch

AI being used for chemistry and space exploration

Machine learning is cropping up more and more in research papers – does it work? Source: From drugs to galaxy hunting, AI is elbowing its way into boffins’ labs • The Register

Image-to-Image Translation with Conditional Adversarial Networks

We investigate conditional adversarial networks as a general-purpose solution to image-to-image translation problems. These networks not only learn the mapping from input image to output image, but also learn a loss function to train this mapping. This makes it possible to apply the same generic approach to problems that traditionally would require very different loss […]

New ETSI group on improving operator experience using Artificial Intelligence

ETSI is pleased to announce the creation of the Industry Specification Group ‘Experiential Network Intelligence’ (ISG ENI). The purpose of the group is to define a Cognitive Network Management architecture that is based on the “observe-orient-decide-act” control model. It uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques and context-aware policies to adjust offered services based on changes in […]

X degrees of seperation lets an AI show you how any two art objects are related

you choose a sculpture and a painting and the Artificial Intelligence shows you how they are related through other art works. Invisible inspiration!

AI Software Juggles Probabilities to Learn from Less Data

Gamalon uses a technique that it calls Bayesian program synthesis to build algorithms capable of learning from fewer examples. Bayesian probability, named after the 18th century mathematician Thomas Bayes, provides a mathematical framework for refining predictions about the world based on experience. Gamalon’s system uses probabilistic programming—or code that deals in probabilities rather than specific […]

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