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DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

Want to know what rats are squeaking about? You'd better check out DeepSqueak, the new deep learning artificial intelligence developed by researchers at the University of Washington. The post DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Rats, Deep Learning, Emerging Tech, University of Washington

This Robot Video Will Show You Why It’s So Hard To Predict The Future

If the threat of AI and Robots frightens you then you’re probably leaving out some very important math. If you’ve been following the work of Boston Dynamics (currently owned by Softbank) you’ve probably seen some of their four legged and wheeled robots which are able to navigate all sorts of obstacles and remain standing after ...
Tags: Technology, Softbank, Artificial Intelligence, Military, Drones, Robots, Innovation, Robotics, Boston Dynamics

Menlo Ventures Devotes New $500M Fund to Mid-Stage Growth Companies

Menlo Ventures, like many other Silicon Valley venture capital firms, has at times looked for big returns from spotting early-stage companies with great promise. But as it launches a new $500 million fund, it plans to hunt for companies that are further along, and seem poised to take off on a growth curve.Those early-growth stage companies can suffer from a funding gap, because many venture capital firms are pouring money instead into either fledgling startups or late-stage companies that need ...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Marketplaces, Financing, Investor, Matt Murphy

Proved : Sleeping is beneficial for even an artificial intelligence system

Hopfield Network is an artificial neural network in which nodes of the network can be updated synchronously or asynchronously. When the nodes are being updated asynchronously, the nodes are updated one at a time and they are selected randomly. While an artificial neural network are based on the biological neural networks, they never go to sleep unlike the biological ones. There has been comprehensive proof that sleep enhances the brain’s functioning and leads to regeneration of neurons. A team o...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Hopfield Network, Neural Networks Journal

Data is the Crown Jewels: What That Means for Marketers Today (Thinks Out Loud Episode 239)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Data is the Crown Jewels: What That Means Today (Thinks Out Loud Episode 239) – Headlines and Show Notes We’ve long talked about how data is the crown jewels for business. But what does that mean for marketers today? The latest episode of Thinks Out Loud takes a look for you. And here are the show notes: Why Google is the Beast That Scares Your Industry’s 800-lb. Gorilla (Thinks Out Loud Episode 238) Meet the king, the qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Podcast, Digital, Seo, E-commerce, Data, Google Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Airbnb, Vizio, Expedia, Thinks Out Loud

How Alphabet’s Jigsaw think tank is fighting radicalization online

Jigsaw — a unit within Alphabet — is one of the most important projects working towards countering cyber attacks, censorship, and online extremism. Using AI and machine learning, Jigsaw is tackling political challenges with technology, not policy. One of their most recent projects is the security app Intra, which protects its users from government censorship by passing all browsing queries and traffic through an encrypted connection to a trusted DNS (Domain Name Server). The app has been a succe...
Tags: Startups, Politics, World, Artificial Intelligence, Venezuela, Jigsaw, TNW Answers, Patricia Georgiou Jigsaw

How Google’s Jigsaw think tank is fighting radicalization online

Jigsaw — a tech incubator created by Google — is one of the most important projects working towards countering cyber attacks, censorship, and online extremism. Using AI and machine learning, Jigsaw is tackling political challenges with technology, not policy. One of their most recent projects is the security app Intra, which protects its users from government censorship by passing all browsing queries and traffic through an encrypted connection to a trusted DNS (Domain Name Server). The app has ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Politics, World, Artificial Intelligence, Venezuela, Patricia, Jigsaw, TNW Answers

Facebook Chief AI Scientist on future of AI : Holy grail is ‘common sense’!

While Machine Learning has entered our home and offices, the algorithms are still far away from having the human like capabilities. The reason has been evident but yet proves difficult to solve, because we do not yet understand completely how our brain works and hence to artificially mimic it in machines is impossible. Yann LeCunn, Chief of Facebook AI Research provides some insight for what lies ahead for AI in general. 1) Real and life changing AI would require tremendous amount of computing p...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Artificial Intelligence, Facebook AI Research, Yann LeCunn

Meet PlaNet, an AI agent from Google which learns about world from images only

Google AI and Deepmind has introduced a new “Deep Planning” network called PlaNet. It is an AI agent which learns the world model using only images as inputs. PlaNet works on what is called ‘latent dynamics’ model, where the information of the input images are encoded as ‘hidden states’ or ‘latent states’ and then these ‘hidden states’ are projected forward in future, to predict future images. Hence a ‘latent state forward’ is predicted, instead of the next image. Abstract representations such a...
Tags: Google, Business, Artificial Intelligence, Deepmind

Antescofo’s Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music

Meet Metronaut, an app for smartphones and tablets that could change the way you play classical music. The startup behind the app, Antescofo, raised a $4.5 million funding round (€4 million) and has attracted 160,000 downloads. Daphni and OneRagTime are leading the round, with Nobuyuki Idei, Yann LeCun, Sophie Gasperment and Thibault Viort also participating. Metronaut lets you play a music instrument with a professional orchestra playing all the other instruments with you. It isn’t just an audi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Europe, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, France Newsletter, Thibault Viort, Antescofo, Metronaut, Nobuyuki Idei Yann LeCun Sophie Gasperment

India’s AI policy implementation: A lot needs to change, but let’s start with the approach first

Niti Aayog has announced that India would use AI healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and smart mobility. The government recently announced the creation of apex body for AI research, National Centre on Artificial Intelligence. While the ‘intent’ is laudable, there are some crucial questions which demand greater introspection, if India has to come in the same terms as US and China, in the AI supremacy race. The problems which are at present difficult to address. 1 ) AI is nothing with...
Tags: Business, China, India, US, Artificial Intelligence, Chatham House, Niti Aayog, National Centre on Artificial Intelligence

Homenum Revelio! AI will destroy sperm donor anonymity

Maybe you’re a full-time student trying to come up with next month’s ramen budget. Perhaps you’ve just lost your job and you’re trying to earn a few bucks in between interviews. Or it could be you’re just happy to find a career doing something you’re really good at. For whatever reason, thousands of men donate sperm every year. Most of them expect a certain level of anonymity that no longer exists. The biggest current threat to sperm donor anonymity continues to be online genealogy services capa...
Tags: Startups, Artificial Intelligence

Natural Language Processing 101 : The technology behind ‘automatic fake news’ !

While the ramifications of ‘fake news’ have been more than evident in not so distant past, the combination of man and machine could take things to a different level altogether. In such context, it is essential to understand on a high level, how a machine generates fake news; while the ‘human’ form is something which we usually see in action nowadays. While, ‘true’ NLP (Natural Language Processing, the branch of AI which is essentially behind fake news generation) is far away in distant future, i...
Tags: Business, India, Artificial Intelligence

Here’s how Facebook taught its Portal A.I. to think like a Hollywood filmmaker

When Facebook introduced its Portal screen-enhanced smart speakers, it wanted to find a way to make video chat as intimate as sitting down for a conversation with a friend. Here's how it did it. The post Here’s how Facebook taught its Portal A.I. to think like a Hollywood filmmaker appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Smart Home, Portal, Emerging Tech

Elementary school Chinese students are now attending AI coaching camps

Chinese parents are now sending their elementary and middle school aged kids to AI Camps, where corporate trainers train them in AI and associated technologies. In fact, many language training centres have started courses offering related to AI, just like English or Japanese. And well, it’s no surprise that these training camps are getting completely sold out, even though they cost as much as Rs.10,000 per day. For Chinese parents, after English, AI is the surest path to prosperity, where an AI ...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Tencent, AI Camps, AI Education

Finally an alarm clock from Google and Lenovo which does it’s one job, perfectly right : Waking you up

Surprisingly, most product innovations can come from just asking the simple question, that what’s the one thing which the product is supposed to do precisely right? What would be an ideal alarm clock? This is almost 2020, but alarm clocks still ‘scares’ rather than ‘wakes’. No more, as Google and Lenovo have jointly together developed a new alarm clock, which wakes us gently using brightness and animation, rather than ‘bolt from the blue’ sound. So next time, when you wake up, it would be a ‘ris...
Tags: Google, Business, Artificial Intelligence, Lenovo

This AI Creates People’s Faces..But This Person Does Not Exist !

NVIDIA has a what could be termed as “side project” website called ThisPersonDoesNotExist which generates images of people through AI, which in real life do not exist. The images are not all perfect, but at first glance, they look like real people. It took 70,000 pictures from Flickr and trained a computer to generate new images through permutations and combinations of different styles, colour, ethnicity and gender. NVIDIA AI : This Person Doesn Not Exist The algorithm is called “Generative ...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, Nvidia, Flickr, Gan

Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has reportedly acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools, artificial intelligence to power those experiences, and toys like talking Barbie and Thomas The Tank Engine toys in partnership with Mattel. Founded in 2011 by former Pixar executives, PullString went on to raise $44 mill...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Apps, Hardware, Developer, Entertainment, Siri, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Barbie

A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist

No, this isn't a picture of a missing person. It's a face generated by a new artificial intelligence on the website Here's how the impressive A.I. works. The post A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Ai, Emerging Tech, Gan

AI price algorithms are learning from each other and.. inflating the price of products

Online shopping sites track prices of the competitors and an integral part of the price setting algorithms is the competitor’s price. Over a period time these self-learning price algorithms can get so smart that, they learn each other’s trade secret of setting price, on their own, without any human intervention. A team of researchers from the University of Bolognia, have found the autonomous nature of price algorithms to be ‘alarming’. Since any price algorithm has primary motive of ‘maximising ...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Daily Mail, University of Bolognia

OpenAI’s new language bot is scary good at predicting text – perhaps too good

California-based nonprofit artificial intelligence lab OpenAI has cautiously revealed the capabilities of its latest AI, which it’s calling GPT-2. The system can generate surprisingly convincing text to follow any sample you throw at it, like a news article headline, or the opening paragraph of a fictional tale, or a prompt for an essay on a specific topic. Here are some samples that OpenAI shared to illustrate what it can do: The organization has made its AI available to a few media outlets to ...
Tags: Startups, California, Artificial Intelligence, GPT

With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly

What if your car could know who's riding in it and customize the entertainment and safety options accordingly? That’s what's promised by the new CabinSense in-car Occupancy Monitoring System. The post With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Emerging Tech, Smart Camera

Biotech AI startup Sight Diagnostics gets $27.8M to speed up blood tests

Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using AI technology to speed up blood testing, has closed a  $27.8 million Series C funding round. The company has built a desktop machine, called OLO, that analyzes cartridges manually loaded with drops of the patient’s blood — performing blood counts in situ. The new funding is led by VC firm Longliv Ventures, also based in Israel, and a member of the multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Group. Sight Diagnostics said it was aft...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, UK, Israel, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Leukemia, Italy, Food And Drug Administration, Machine Learning, Fda

SXSW Startups:

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 14, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Artificial Intelligence, which pitches at 11 am Sunday, March 10, Testfire Labs is an award-winning software company that uses machine learning and artificial int...
Tags: Startups, US, Startup, Data, Canada, Robots, Alberta, Edmonton, Sxsw, Hendrix, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups, Artificial-intelligence, Cyndx Winners, Testfire Labs

Introducing #AiBoss Series: In-depth Interviews with AI Leaders

AI has become the next ‘I can play guitar’ buzzword. Every company and every developer that has used even basic pattern matching technique (thank you, PERL) is now claiming to be an AI expert! We, at NextBigWhat, are attempting to drive forward the conversation around Artificial Intelligence in India beyond headlines that scream for attention but don’t offer much, buzzwords that make your head buzz after a while, and countless utopian tales that vie for your eyes only to leave you with a scrat...
Tags: Business, India, US, Css, Artificial Intelligence, Mailchimp, PERL

AI to help restaurants predict the ‘taste’ of their customers in advance

For restaurants it is always a battle to be at the same spot on the sensory buds as their customers. Menus are changed once in a blue moon, while the taste buds are ever changing. If only restaurants are able to know what does the customer wants, all the time, they can tweak their offerings accordingly. More food served, is more money. Artificial Intelligence here can not only help in keeping track of people’s taste, but could also predict where the puck is going to be and skate there. Tastewise...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Tastewise

Tim Cook and IBM CEO, Rometty Join Trump’s Advisory Board to give ‘low’ skilled jobs, a ‘high’ ! #AIvsJOBS

Amid concerns of job loss over AI and in order to address the same in a comprehensive manner, Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty were appointed to Trump’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (Trump has launched American AI Initiative). The board would formalise a strategy to revamp the American workforce for 21st century. As the level of automation and use of AI/ML technology increases, giving rise to high-tech jobs and diminishing the low skills one, the board would try to keep t...
Tags: Apple, Business, Artificial Intelligence, Tim Cook, Ibm, Cnbc, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Ginni Rometty, American Ai Initiative, Rometty Join Trump s Advisory Board, American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Trump is face-generating AI at its creepiest

The most impressive magic trick AI‘s learned in the modern era is the one where it conjures people out of thin air. And there’s no better machine learning-powered wizardry than Nvidia‘s. Nvidia is a company most lauded for its impressive graphics cards. But in the world of machine learning, it’s one of the most ingenious companies using deep learning today. A couple of years back TNW reported on a new generative adversarial network (GAN) the company developed. At the time, it was an amazing exam...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Insider, Gan Makes Solar-Powered Computer Chip to Crunch, Learn from Data

By now, many consumers know that uploading a photo, video, or other file to “the cloud” on a service like Google or Facebook often means storing it in a data center. But the computer servers inside data centers don’t just store information—they are constantly processing complex algorithms and using energy to glean new insights for the companies that store it.A Seattle-based startup,, is attempting to build a business on the belief that it could also be possible to run machine learning a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Electronics, Big Data, Trends, Tech, Data, Smartphones, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing

Qloo acquires cultural recommendation service TasteDive

Qloo announced this morning that it has acquired TasteDive. The two companies sound pretty similar — according to the announcement, Qloo is “the leading artificial intelligence platform for culture and taste,” while TasteDive is “a cultural recommendation engine and social community.” What’s the difference? Well TasteDive is a website where you can create a profile, connect with other users and, as you like and dislike things, it will recommend music, movies, TV shows, books and more. Qloo, ...
Tags: Startups, Advertising Tech, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Elton John, M&a, Elias, Qloo, TasteDive, Alex Elias, Andrei Oghina

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