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Top VFX Company Attempts to Bridge Uncanny Valley, Fails

Well, this is horrifying.Read more...
Tags: Science, Machine Learning, Ai, Vfx, Digital Domain, Consumer Tech, Photorealism, Virtual Assistants, Hell No


Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?

Adam Benzion Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Benzion is a serial entrepreneur, writer, tech investor, co-founder of Hackster.io and the CXO of Edge Impulse. Images of elephants roaming the African plains are imprinted on all of our minds and something easily recognized as a symbol of Africa. But the future of elephants today is uncertain. An elephant is currently being killed by poachers every 15 minutes, and humans, who l...
Tags: Column, Internet Of Things, Japan, Science, Microsoft, Developer, Africa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, John Legend, GreenTech, Natalie Portman, Western Digital, Sara, Tim


Researchers are trying to save a vulnerable California frog species using cutting-edge AI

Researchers are working on how to better identify the habitats and patterns of vulnerable species. Nicholas Berger for Business Insider Weekly The vulnerable California red-legged frog faces pressure from farmers who need their breeding grounds to irrigate crops. One company, Conservation Metrics, is using machine learning technology to better identify the frogs' habitats and flag them for protection. The same technology is being used to track at-risk wildlife around the world, and could p...
Tags: Video, Science, California, Trends, Nature, Frogs, Conservation, Machine Learning, Endangered Species, Ai, Frog, Santa Cruz California, Tech Insider, Nicholas Berger, Business Insider Weekly, Emily Hager


Amazon's Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Responding to demands from consumers for “an Alexa, but make it talk even more,” Amazon announced on Wednesday that its latest digital assistant model will be able to infer a user’s “latent goals,” and will use those to pose follow-up questions to users.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Alexa, Digital Assistants


Alphabet’s X details Project Amber, a quest for a single biomarker for depression that fell short of its goal

Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called ‘Moonshot Factory’) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years – the results of which it’s now making available open source for the rest of the mental health research community to learn from, and hopefully build upon. The X project sought to identify a specific biomarker for depression – it did not accomplish that (and the researchers now believe that a single biomarker for depression an...
Tags: Google, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, Mental Health, Depression, Machine Learning, Mental Illness, Biotech, Github, Counseling, Moonshot Factory


This AI Can Tell if You Have Covid-19 Just by Listening to Your Cough

It feels like whenever I cough these days it triggers a mini-panic attack that I promptly try to quash with a steady stream of chamomile tea. Thankfully, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have figured out a way to gauge whether a person has covid-19 just from the sound of their cough, so I may…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Neural Networks, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Pandemic, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


This AI Can Tell if You Have Covid-19 Just by Listening to Your Cough, Researchers Say

It feels like whenever I cough these days it triggers a mini-panic attack that I promptly try to quash with a steady stream of chamomile tea. Thankfully, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they figured out a way to gauge whether a person has covid-19 just from the sound of their cough, so I…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Neural Networks, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Pandemic, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a pattern that subtly, but reliably, marks a person as likely to be in the early stages of infection. It could make for a much-needed early warning system for the virus. The sound of one’s cough can be very revealing, as doctors have known for many years. AI models have be...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ibm, Fda, NWU, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Brian Subirana, Subirana


New Oxford machine learning-based COVID-19 test can provide results in under 5 minutes

Oxford scientists working out of the school’s Department of Physics have developed a new type of COVID-19 test that can detect SARS-CoV-2 with a high degree of accuracy, directly in samples taken from patients, using a machine learning-based approach that could help sidestep test supply limitations, and that also offers advantages when it comes to detecting actual virus particles, instead of antibodies or other signs of the presence of the virus which don’t necessarily correlate to an active, tr...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Virus, Oxford, Machine Learning, Biotech, Influenza, Department of Physics, New Oxford, Occupational Safety and Health


An AI Analysis of 500,000 Studies Shows How We Can End World Hunger

Ending hunger is one of the top priorities of the United Nations this decade. Yet the world appears to be backsliding, with an uptick of 60 million people experiencing hunger in the last five years to an estimated 690 million worldwide. Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Hunger, United Nations, Agriculture, Machine Learning, Ai


Twitter Wants to Replace Its Seemingly Racist Cropping Tool With Users Like You

Last month, Twitter apologized after users noticed that its automated tool for cropping photos appeared to favor subjects with light skin. The social network said that it was investigating bias in its existing machine learning algorithm, and on Thursday it announced that it has seen enough to know it’s time for a…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Racism, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Photo Cropping


In 2020, more men and women are likely to consider sex with a robot

In 2016, "Harmony", the world's first AI sex robot was designed by a tech firm called Realbotix. According to 2020 survey data, more than one in five Americans (22 percent) say they would consider having sex with a robot. This is an increase from a survey conducted in 2017.Robots (and robotic tech) already play a vital role in speeding up manufacturing, packaging, and processing across various industries. From homemade dildos to Harmony, the AI sex robot "...amid an economic crisis, with re...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Science, Technology, Learning, Sex, China, Germany, Future, America, Bloomberg, Computers, Discovery, Innovation, Machine Learning, Statistics


Deep Science: Robot perception, acoustic monitoring, using ML to detect arthritis

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. The topics in this week’s Deep Science column are a real grab bag that range from planetary science to whale tracking. There are also ...
Tags: Social, TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Simulation, Santa Barbara, Marc Benioff, PNAS, EPFL, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Lynne, Cognitive Science


I Have Seen the Face of God

Artists have trained a machine to reveal its psychedelic inner visions, unleashing human-Pixar hybrids which provoke profound fear, disgust, revulsion, disgust, nausea, fear, and an immediate recognition of humanity’s highest potential. Dubbed “Toonify,” the project allows us to stare into the eyes of God. My only…Read more...
Tags: Science, Machine Learning, Pixar, Deep Learning, Generative Networks, Toonify


Microsoft Lands Exclusive License for OpenAI's Astonishing GPT-3 Model

Microsoft is having a hell of a week. On Monday, the company announced a $7.5 billion deal to acquire Zenimax and all of its big video game properties. In one move, the Xbox platform’s future suddenly looked a lot brighter. Today, Microsoft announced another deal that could also have a huge long-term impact in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Machine Learning, Openai, ZeniMax, GPT, Gpt 3


Microsoft launches Premonition, its hardware and software platform for detecting biological threats

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced that Premonition, a robotics and sensor platform for monitoring and sampling disease carriers like mosquitos and a cloud-based software stack for analyzing samples, will soon be in private preview. The idea here, as Microsoft describes it, is to set up a system that can essentially function as a weather monitoring system, but for disease outbreaks. The company first demonstrated the project in 2015, but it has come quite a long way since. Pr...
Tags: TC, Internet Of Things, Texas, Science, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Mosquito, United States, Computing, Machine Learning, Jackson, Bayer, Zika, National Science Foundation


Deep Science: Dog detectors, Mars mappers and AI-scrambling sweaters

Research papers come out at far too rapid a rate for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers, particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence, and explain why they matter. This week in Deep Science spans the stars all the way down to human anatomy, with research concerning exoplanets and Mars explor...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mars, Robotics, University of Warwick, Computer Vision, Lidar, Kepler, Science and Technology, Emerging-technologies


What does GPT-3 mean for the future of the legal profession?

Rudy DeFelice Contributor Rudy is co-founder and CEO of Keesal Propulsion Labs, a digital transformation company serving the law departments of the Fortune 500. Rudy is an attorney, technology entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and best-selling author. He is a an alumnus of Harvard Business School and the University of Connecticut School of Law. One doesn’t have to dig too deep into legal organizations to find people who are skeptical about artificial intelligence. AI i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Science, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Arthur C Clarke, Sam Altman, Lawyers, Rudy, Deep Learning, Musk, Openai


Will automation eliminate data science positions?

Michael Li Contributor Share on Twitter Tianhui Michael Li is founder of The Data Incubator, an eight-week fellowship to help PhDs and postdocs transition from academia into industry. Previously, he headed monetization data science at Foursquare and has worked at Google, Andreessen Horowitz, J.P. Morgan and D.E. Shaw. More posts by this contributor Five building blocks of a data-driven culture The perils o...
Tags: Google, TC, Ecommerce, Column, Science, Developer, Big Data, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Andreessen Horowitz, Donald Trump, Business Intelligence, Brexit


Can your smartphone detect how drunk you are?

The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving in the U.S is 0.08 percent. You can measure your BAC 15 minutes after your first drink and your levels will remain safe if you consume no more than one standard drink per hour.Portable breathalyzers can be used to measure BAC, but not many people own these devices. A small proof-of-concept study suggests that your smartphone could detect your drunkenness based on the way you walk.The legal limit for driving within the United States is...
Tags: Health, Programming, Science, Future, Infographic, Data, Intelligence, Computers, Software, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Machine Learning, Addiction, Algorithm, Bac


Here are a few ways GPT-3 can go wrong

Liz O'Sullivan Contributor Share on Twitter Liz O’Sullivan is a co-founder and VP of Commercial at Arthur, an AI monitoring and explainability company. She is also Technology Director of STOP, the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, where she fights the ever-growing threat of technology-enabled surveillance. John P. Dickerson Contributor Share on Twitter ...
Tags: TC, Column, Science, Developer, Opinion, Wikipedia, Tech, Diversity, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, New York Times, Reddit, Machine Learning, Api, Black Lives Matter


Teaching Robots There Are No Toilets in the Kitchen Makes Them Better at Navigating a House

If you’re visiting a friend and find yourself sleepily stumbling through their house in the middle of the night, basic common sense tells you that if you see a fridge, you’re probably in their kitchen. But a toilet? More than likely you’re in a bathroom. It’s a common sense approach to navigation that robots are…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Research, House, Robots, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Carnegie Mellon University


Activ Surgical raises $15 million to advance autonomous and collaborative robotic surgery

Boston-based startup Activ Surgical has raised a $15 million round of venture funding led by ARTIS ventures, and including LRVHealth, DNS Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, Tao Capital Partners and Rising Tide VC. The round will help Activ continue to develop and expand availability of its software platform, which it launched to market in May. Activ Surgical’s ActivEdge platform uses data collected from surgical implements, outfitted with sensors created by the company to collect real-time data du...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Boston, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Surgery, Machine Learning, Fda, Robotics, Telemedicine, Artis, Real Time Data, Tao Capital Partners


MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content

Earlier this week, MIT permanently pulled its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset—a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment. The reason? It used racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, ImageNet, 80 Million Tiny Images


CMU researchers develop a an automatic politeness engine for text-based communications

If you’re a typically terse communicator who could probably benefit from a little more civility in your everyday communications, a new Carnegie Mellon University research project could be the answer. A team at CMU created an automated way to improve the politeness of written requests and communications, which could have a number of potential applications – including eventually providing the basis for a sort of Grammarly but designed for writing tone instead of adherence to grammar rules. The ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Language, Linguistics, Machine Learning, Ai, Carnegie Mellon University, Natural Language Processing, Grammarly, CMU, Enron, NLP, Chatbots


Researchers Have Created a Tool That Can Perfectly Depixelate Faces

There are now more reasons than ever to hide faces and protect the privacy of people and bystanders in photos and videos being shared to social media. But some approaches are more effective than others, as researchers from Duke University have demonstrated with a new tool that can perfectly reveal faces that have been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Machine Learning, Pulse, Ai, Deep Learning, Image Processing, Duke University, Generative Adversarial Networks


You can help a Mars Rover’s AI learn to tell rocks from dirt

Mars Rover Curiosity has been on the Red Planet for going on 8 years, but its journey is nowhere near finished — and it’s still getting upgrades. You can help it out by spending a few minutes labeling raw data to feed to its terrain-scanning AI. Curiosity doesn’t navigate on its own; There’s a whole team of people on Earth who analyze the imagery coming back from Mars and plot a path forward for the mobile science laboratory. In order to do so, however, they need to examine the imagery carefully...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mars, Computer Vision, Mars Rover, Jpl, Red Planet, NASA JPL, SPOC, Mars Rover Curiosity, Hiro Ono


Microsoft's Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Journalism, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai, Reporter, Msn, Did A Bot Write This


Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Journalism, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai, Reporter, Msn, Did A Bot Write This


Xilinx launches a new reconfigurable space-grade chip optimized for local machine learning on orbit

Space-specific silicon company Xilinx has developed a new processor for in-space and satellite applications that records a number of firsts: It’s the first 20nm process that’s rated for use in space, offering power and efficiency benefits, and it’s the first to offer specific support for high performance machine learning through neural network-based inference acceleration. The processor is a field programmable gate array (FPGA), meaning that customers can tweak the hardware to suit their spec...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Technology, Tech, Earth, Satellite, Machine Learning, Radiation, Aerospace, Semiconductors, FPGA, Xilinx, Neural Network



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