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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

RealityEngines.AI becomes Abacus.AI and raises $13M Series A

RealityEngines.AI, the machine learning startup co-founded by former AWS and Google exec Bindu Reddy, today announced that it is rebranding as Abacus.AI and launching its autonomous AI service into general availability. In addition, the company also today disclosed that it has raised a $13 million Series A round led by Index Ventures’ Mike Volpi, who will also join the company’s board. Seed investors Eric Schmidt, Jerry Yang and Ram Shriram also participated in this oversubscribed round, ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Funding, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Aws, Deep Learning, Jerry Yang, Eric Schmidt, Abacus, Ram Shriram, Index Ventures, Reddy

Lunar Rover Footage Upscaled With AI Is as Close as You'll Get to the Experience of Driving on the Moon

The last time astronauts walked on the moon was in December of 1972, decades before high-definition video cameras were available. They relied on low-res grainy analog film to record their adventures, which makes it hard for viewers to feel connected to what’s going on. But using modern AI techniques to upscale classic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Apollo 16

Disney's Developed Movie-Quality Face-Swapping Technology That Promises to Change Filmmaking

In a few short years, neural-network-powered automated face swaps have gone from being mildly convincing to eerily believable. But through new research from Disney, neural face-swapping is poised to become a legitimate and high-quality tool for visual effects studios working on Hollywood blockbusters.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Disney, Research, Visual Effects, Disney Research, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Eth Zurich, Deepfakes

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

TinyML is giving hardware new life

Adam Benzion Contributor Share on Twitter A serial entrepreneur, writer, and tech investor, Adam Benzion is the co-founder of, the world's largest community for hardware developers. Aluminum and iconography are no longer enough for a product to get noticed in the marketplace. Today, great products need to be useful and deliver an almost magical experience, something that becomes an extension of life. Tiny Machine...
Tags: Gadgets, Cloud, Wearables, Column, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Machine Learning, Arduino, Manufacturing, Biotech, Robotics, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Embedded Systems

R&D Roundup: Ultrasound/AI medical imaging, assistive exoskeletons and neural weather modeling

In the time of COVID-19, much of what transpires from the science world to the general public relates to the virus, and understandably so. But other domains, even within medical research, are still active — and as usual, there are tons of interesting (and heartening) stories out there that shouldn’t be lost in the furious activity of coronavirus coverage. This last week brought good news for several medical conditions as well as some innovations that could improve weather reporting and maybe sav...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cambodia, Columbia University, Satellite Imagery, Ultrasound, Deep Learning, Retina, Emerging-technologies, Ozone

Terrifying Things Happen When an AI Generates Fake Faces Synced to Music

We’re still trying to figure out the best applications for neural networks, machine learning, and all the recent advancements in artificial intelligence. Amongst all the practical research being conducted, there’s also lots of frivolous experimentation being done with results that walk the line between fascinating and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Ai, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Mario Klingemann, Stylegan2

AI Trained on Moon Craters Is Helping Find Unexploded Bombs From the Vietnam War

There’s still no completely safe and surefire method for locating unexploded ordinance after a war is over, but researchers at Ohio State University have found a way to harness image processing algorithms, powered by machine learning, to study satellite imagery and locate hot spots where UXO are likely to be located.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Satellite Imagery, Vietnam War, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Bombs, Uxo, Ohio State University

How To Train Your Robot, a free kids book by an engineer and his 10-year-old daughter

My buddy Ken Goldberg, a UC Berkeley professor of robotics, his 10-year-old daughter Blooma, and science communicator Ashley Chase wrote a delightful children's book called How to Train Your Robot! Illustrated by Dave Clegg, the story, about a fourth grade robotics club, is a fun and understandable introduction to how deep learning can help robots gain new skills in the messy, unstructured human world. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation and UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of S...
Tags: Post, Books, Family, Kids, News, Children, Stem, Steam, Robots, Robotics, UC Berkeley, Deep Learning, National Science Foundation, Ashley Chase, Ken Goldberg, Lawrence Hall

This robot plays the marimba and writes and sings its own songs

Shimon, the robotic maestro from Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology, is releasing an album and going on tour. To write lyrics, the robot employs deep learning combined with semantic knowledge and rhyme and rhythm. Shimon has also had a complete facelift giving it a much more expressive mug for singing. In IEEE Spectrum, Evan Ackerman interviewed Shimon's creators, professor Gil Weinberg and PhD student Richard Savery: IEEE Spectrum: What makes Shimon’s music fundamentally diff...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai, Robotics, Deep Learning, Georgia Tech, Gil Weinberg, Shimon, Evan Ackerman, Richard Savery, Shimon More

Deepgram raises $12M for enterprise speech recognition

Deepgram, a startup focused on high-quality, real-time speech recognition, announced a $12 million Series A this morning. The startup, founded a half decade ago, according to Crunchbase data, with just a few million in raised capital, is interesting, as its success to date was founded on two consecutive experiments. The first dealing with its technology, and the second concerning its market. Deepgram sits in the midst of our continuing conversation about AI-grounded companies, or at least com...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Ceo, Speech Recognition, Nvidia, Ai, Deep Learning, Otter, Series A, Crunchbase, Stephenson, Scott Stephenson, DeepGram, Jeff Herbst

Amazon is now selling its cashierless store technology to other retailers

Amazon on Monday announced it will now offer its cashierless store technology called “Just Walk Out,” to other retailers. The technology uses a combination of cameras, sensors, computer vision techniques, and deep learning to allow customers to shop then leave the store without waiting in line to pay. This is the same technology that today powers the Amazon Go cashierless convenience stores and Amazon’s newly launched Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle.  Reuters first reported the news just ahea...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Shopping, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Stores, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Sam s Club, Instead Amazon, Amazon Go, SEATTLE Reuters, Cashierless, Amazon Go Grocery, AiFi Grabango Standard Cognition

Clever Browser Tool Erases People From Live Webcam Feeds in Real Time

An extra post-it note is all you really need to prevent someone from spying on you through a laptop’s built-in webcam. But Jason Mayes apparently likes to do things the hard way: He’s developed an AI-powered tool for browsers that can erase people from live webcam feeds in real-time but leave everything else in the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Webcams, Privacy, Javascript, Browsers, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Tensorflow, Tensor Flow, Jason Mayes

Deep learning A.I. can imitate the distortion effects of iconic guitar gods

Listeners were fooled into thinking it was the genuine article
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Emerging Tech

Neural Networks Upscale Film from 1896 to 4K, Make It Look Like It Was Shot on a Modern Smartphone

There are lots of valid reasons to be worried about how deep learning techniques could potentially be used to manipulate footage for nefarious reasons. But as Denis Shiryaev demonstrates by upscaling some old black and white film footage from 1896, those AI-powered tools can also be a powerful way to bring the past…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Denis Shiryaev, Larrivee Dun Train En Gare De La Ciotat

Skymind Global Ventures launches $800M fund and London office to back AI startups

Skymind Global Ventures (SGV) appeared last year in Asia/US as a vehicle for the previous founders of a YC-backed open-source AI platform to invest in companies that used the platform. Today it announces the launch of an $800 million fund to back promising new AI companies and academic research. It will consequently be opening a London office as an extension to its original Hong Kong base. SGV Founder and CEO Shawn Tan said in a statement: “Having our operations in the UK capital is a strategic ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, London, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Hadoop, Computing, Vice President

During Brain Surgery, This AI Can Diagnose a Tumor in 2 Minutes

Expert human pathologists typically require around 30 minutes to diagnose brain tumors from tissue samples extracted during surgery. A new artificially intelligent system can do it in less than 150 seconds—and it does so more accurately than its human counterparts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Neuroscience, Brain Tumors, Deep Learning, Brain Surgery

Using Stylegan to age everyone in 1985's hit video "Cry"

Shardcore (previously) writes, "I took Godley & Creme's seminal 1985 video and sent it through a StyleGAN network." Every time I see a GAN face morph, it makes me think of the Godley & Creme video, so I decided to see what would happen if the two met. I split the Cry video into its constituent frames and asked the network to try and produce a portrait of each one. I then asked it to produce a slightly older version of the same face. Often this seems to involve adding a pair of glasses....
Tags: Videos, Post, Video, Copyfight, News, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Gans, Gan, Shardcore, A Box Of Faces, Godley Creme

Revisiting the rise of A.I.: How far has artificial intelligence come since 2010?

The 2010s have a good claim for being the greatest 10 years in the history of artificial intelligence. What were the biggest advances in A.I. over the past decade? Join us on a trip down memory lane.
Tags: Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Ai, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Deepmind, Emerging Tech, AlphaGo, Ten Years of Tech

Facebook removes nearly 1,000 accounts with AI-generated profile photos

When AI-generated faces became more widespread and available, some people feared that these fake portraits could be misused. Well, their fears came true. On Friday, Facebook removed almost a thousand of fake profiles, pages, and groups that used photos generated by artificial intelligence. And according to the sources, all of them were used to push […] The post Facebook removes nearly 1,000 accounts with AI-generated profile photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Portraits, Neural Networks, Faces, Neural Network

Stemonix, Atomwise Team Up on Drug Discovery With MicroOrgans and AI

Two venture-backed startups that have developed technologies intended to speed up the drug discovery and development process are combining those tools in a bid to achieve their goals together.San Francisco-based Atomwise has developed deep learning techniques for use in structure-based small molecule drug discovery. Since 2012 it has raised more than $50 million to bolster the development and application of its tech, which has been used by pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies, as well as b...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Trends, Collaboration, San Diego, Machine Learning, Fda, Novartis, Ai, Biotech, Deep Learning, Atomwise, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Rett syndrome, Gene Therapy

Google launches TensorFlow Enterprise with long-term support and managed services

Google open-sourced its TensorFlow machine learning framework back in 2015 and it quickly became one of the most popular platforms of its kind. Enterprises that wanted to use it, however, had to either work with third parties or do it themselves. To help these companies — and capture some of this lucrative market itself — Google is launching TensorFlow Enterprise, which includes hands-on, enterprise-grade support and optimized managed services on Google Cloud. One of the most important fea...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Programming Languages, Free Software, Deep Learning, Cloud Services, Tensorflow, Google Cloud, Tensorflow Google, Tensor Processing Unit, Google AI

Deep Learning Is Making Video Game Characters Move Like Real People

As video games give players more freedom to explore complex digital worlds, it becomes more challenging for a CG character to naturally move and interact with everything in it. So to prevent those awkward transitions between pre-programmed movements, researchers have turned to AI and deep learning to make video game…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, University of Edinburgh, Adobe Research

Even Your Parents Could Master Photoshop's New AI-Powered Automatic Selection Tools

Adobe has been slowly upgrading Photoshop with better tools to make the worst photo editing task—close cropping complex objects—less of a pain. The Magic Wand, the Magnetic Lasso, and the Quick Selections tools were all big improvements, but Photoshop’s AI-powered “Select Subject” tool was the quantum leap pixel…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Ai, Deep Learning, Lasso, Object Selection Tool

Nvidia's New AI Lets You Know if Your Pet Would Look Cuter As a Different Animal

Sure, you love your dog/cat/currently trendy animal people are keeping as pets, but is there a chance you might like it more if it were a different breed? You can’t simply trade in your Golden Retriever for a weekend test drive with a Schnauzer, but with Nvidia’s new GANimals tool, you can at least see if your beloved…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Pets, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Ai, Deep Learning, Ganimals

Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

Image from Pixabay You have probably heard of data science, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing. You may also have heard of big data, The Internet of Things and Blockchain. These technologies are all beginning to play roles in our digital lives and will grow in significance in the future.But have you heard of cognitive technology? It's another way of saying 'computers that are capable of mimicking human characteristics'. Cognitive technologies can be defined ...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Future, Digital, Watson, Algorithm, Ai, Hewlett Packard, Deep Learning, eLearning, Mooc, Georgia Tech, Chatbot, Donald Clark, Steve Wheeler

Quantum Computing 101: Brilliant, Google, Microsoft Training Workers

From Microsoft and IBM to Alphabet’s unit X and Canada’s D-Wave Systems, companies are racing to build powerful quantum computers that may solve problems beyond the capacity of the most sophisticated conventional processors, and do it much faster.It’ll be some years before such uber-computers are robust and reliable enough for broad commercial use. But tech companies are already writing the novel kinds of software these revolutionary computers will need in order to operate—and businesses are ev...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Intel, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence

Samsung has developed an AI that turns still images into talking portraits

Deepfake has become a pretty hot topic in the world of visual AI over the last couple of years, and it’s come a very long way in a short amount of time. It’s an incredible and terrifying technology. And now Samsung has jumped on the bandwagon. Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Mosci and […] The post Samsung has developed an AI that turns still images into talking portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Samsung, Ai, Deep Learning, Computational Imaging, Deepfake

Seattle Algorithm Marketplace and Manager, Algorithmia, Snags $25M

Algorithmia was founded on the idea that lots of people who write algorithms, from academics to private sector employees, have good products but no way to commercialize them. It launched in 2014 as a marketplace for people who want to buy or sell algorithms, and raised a $2.4 million seed funding round.Today, there’s more to the business, including a service launched in 2017 that helps developers manage and deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in their applications (ke...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Microsoft, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Trends, It, People, Artificial Intelligence, Larry Page, Innovation, Sergey Brin, Venture Capital, Machine Learning