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These laughable depictions of AI can have serious consequences

What do you imagine when you think about artificial intelligence? For many of us, the question conjures up images from movies, novels, posters, media reports, and stock libraries. But these visualizations are often risibly unrealistic depictions of robots and AI. Just check out these beauties: You’re a screen. If serial killers made sexbots… Without a blackboard, how could robots master geometry? Pull me in, I’ve had enough. A fittingly dreadful headline for a horrifying image. “It’s like lookin...
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This AI wants to play with your garbage so we don’t all die

Saving the world keeps getting harder every year. Not so long ago we were told that we had the power to make a difference if we all just sorted our recyclables. Unfortunately, that hasn’t quite panned out the way we were led to believe it would. The big problem is people. We suck at sorting, most of us don’t have access to proper bins and recycling services, and there’s just too much garbage for us to properly manage each day. We need help. Enter AI: There are few problems perfectly suited for r...
Tags: Startups, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural, Next Featured


Scientists developed filters for regular eyeglasses that could let you see in the dark

Scientists have developed new night-vision filters for eyeglasses that allow people to see clearly in the tech. The ultra-thin film is comprised of nanometre-scale crystals that transform infrared light into images that people can see. Per the study paper: In this process, an infrared image of a target is mixed inside the metasurface [of nanocrystal layers] with a strong pump beam, translating the image from the infrared to the visible in a nanoscale ultrathin imaging device. The researchers say...
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Google News thinks I’m the queerest AI journalist on Earth

Have you ever wondered why Google News surfaces some articles higher than others? If you answered “no” to that question, you probably don’t work in marketing or journalism. Google News is among the largest traffic drivers for online news sources and it plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Think about it. Let’s say you’re a reporter who writes about barns. You travel the countryside looking for the most interesting barns and you write barn stories. When people search Google News for the wor...
Tags: Google, Startups, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Pride, Google News, Neural, Next Featured


Is ‘brain drift’ the key to machine consciousness?

Think about someone you love and the neurons in your brain will light up like a Christmas tree. But if you think about them again, will the same lights go off? Chances are: the answer’s no. And that could have big implications for the future of AI. A team of neuroscientists from the University of Columbia in New York recently published research demonstrating what they refer to as “representational drift” in the brains of mice. Per the paper: Although activity in piriform cortex could be used to ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, University of Columbia


Watch a 360-degree video of Mars captured by the Perseverance Rover

The Perseverance rover has beamed back a stunning collection of the sights and sounds on Mars since it touched down in February, and its latest footage is the most entrancing yet. NASA has released an interactive 360-degree panorama of the red planet, which was captured by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z stereo imaging system. The space agency says the 2.4-billion-pixel image is a blend of 992 separate images of the Van Zyl Overlook. The pictures were taken between April 15 and 26, while Perseverance w...
Tags: Startups, Nasa, Mars, Insider, Neural


Artificial intelligence and the McData-fueled future of capitalism

Ba da ba ba bah, McDonald’s is capturing and storing biometric data on its customers without their knowledge or consent. Per a report from The Register, McDonald’s may be facing a class action lawsuit after an Illinois customer sued the mega-corporation for allegedly violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA): (The plaintiff) sued McDonald’s … on behalf of himself and all other affected residents of Illinois. He claimed the fast-chow biz has broken BIPA by not obtaining writt...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Business, Artificial Intelligence, Illinois, McDonald, Neural, McData


New Amazon robots could enable ‘safer’ exploitation of warehouse staff

Weeks after a study revealed that Amazon warehouse workers are injured at higher rates than staff at rival firms, the company has revealed it’s testing new robots designed to improve employee safety. The e-commerce giant has ingratiatingly named two of the bots after Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie. Bert is an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) that’s built to navigate through Amazon facilities. In the future, the company envisions the bot carrying large and heavy items or carts across a site, reducin...
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AI can now convincingly mimic cybersecurity experts and medical researchers

If you use such social media websites as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation. So far, most misinformation – flagged and unflagged – has been aimed at the general public. Imagine the possibility of misinformation – information that is false or misleading – in scientific and technical fields like cybersecurity, public safety and medicine. There is growing concern about misinformation spreading in these critical fields as a result of commo...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Neural


DeepMind researchers say reinforcement learning is the key to cracking general AI

In their decades-long chase to create artificial intelligence, computer scientists have designed and developed all kinds of complicated mechanisms and technologies to replicate vision, language, reasoning, motor skills, and other abilities associated with intelligent life. While these efforts have resulted in AI systems that can efficiently solve specific problems in limited environments, they fall short of developing the kind of general intelligence seen in humans and animals. In a new paper su...
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A quantum physics lullaby to ward off your killer robot nightmares

The reports of humanity’s imminent demise at the hands of sentient killer robots have been greatly exaggerated. Based on the current state of artificial intelligence – that is, it’s really good at sifting through data and it can usually tell the difference between a dog and a cat – we don’t have to worry about “conscious” AI anytime soon. I put “conscious” in quotes because, as every article you’re likely to read on the subject will point out, we don’t really understand consciousness. There’s a ...
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OpenAI says it can make GPT-3 less toxic without enforcing ‘universal values’

GPT-3 is renowned for generating two things: strikingly human-like text and toxicity. On Thursday, the model’s creators said they’ve found a way to keep the latter out of the former. OpenAI’s new technique alters AI language model “behavior” by fine-tuning on a small, curated dataset of specific values. The method aims to narrow down a language model’s universal set of behaviors to a more constrained range of values that operators embed in their individual applications. [Read: Why entrepreneursh...
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AI-powered construction supervisor app ensures buildings are earthquake safe

“It’s not an earthquake that kills people, but the collapse of a poorly built building.” Build Change, a foundation dedicated to preventing housing loss caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and windstorms, is announcing the “Intelligence Supervision Assistant for Construction” (ISAC-SIMO) app. It’s an open-source, AI-powered quality assurance tool for construction. And it could save countless lives. Meet ISAC-SIMO: The tool utilizes machine learning to help people ensure they’re using...
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Study: People are more likely to exploit trustworthy AI than other humans

Cooperation between people holds society together, but new research suggests we’ll be less willing to compromise with “benevolent” AI. The study explored how humans will interact with machines in future social situations — such as self-driving cars that they encounter on the road — by asking participants to play a series of social dilemma games. The participants were told that they were interacting with either another human or an AI agent. Per the study paper: Players in these games faced four d...
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Yo, plastic soup! These tiny swimming bots are coming to destroy you

Microplastics are everywhere, from the Mediterranean seafloor to Mount Everest, and the tiny fragments of litter can take hundreds of years to degrade. They can also absorb heavy metals and pollutants that could harm humans or animals that inadvertently consume them. At less than 5mm in length, the polymers are hard to remove manually. But there may be a more efficient method of eliminating the plastic scourge: attacking them with bacteria-sized robots. Scientists at the University of Chemistry ...
Tags: Startups, Prague, Mount Everest, Mediterranean, Insider, Neural, University of Chemistry and Technology


Grace the robot nurse can’t replace human caregivers

The makers of Sophia the robot have unveiled another creepy-looking humanoid: Grace, a healthcare droid designed to help the elderly and isolated. The prototype device uses AI to diagnose patients and a thermal camera to take their temperatures. It can also provide social stimulation and talk therapy, Reuters reports. The robot could provide some support to overworked medical staff and people feeling lonely during the pandemic. But, at best, it will augment rather than replace human carers. Soci...
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Watch a drone refuel another aircraft in mid-air for the first time

An unmanned drone has refueled another aircraft during flight for the first time, a milestone that the US Navy says could help change future warfighting. Boeing’s unmanned MQ-25 Stringray plugged a hose into a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and pumped 325 pounds of fuel into the fighter jet on June 4, the manufacturer announced on Monday. Credit: Kevin FlynnThe Stingray used the Navy’s standard aerial refueling method. The 4.5-hour test was conducted from the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah,...
Tags: Startups, Navy, Boeing, US Navy, Insider, Neural, MidAmerica St Louis Airport, Mascoutah Illinois, Kevin FlynnThe Stingray


How to build your own meme generator with machine learning

In this article, I’ll show you how I built a system called AI-Memer that generates memes using the latest AI models. I start with a high-level description of the system components before getting into the background of memes and details of the components. I’ll then show you how to generate your own memes using the Google Colab, here. After a brief discussion of results and next steps, you can see some sample memes in the appendix. Oh, and I’ll show a newly generated meme at the head of each secti...
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How can we make sure everyone benefits from the next quantum revolution?

Over the past six years, quantum science has noticeably shifted, from the domain of physicists concerned with learning about the universe on extremely small scales, to a source of new technologies we all might use for practical purposes. These technologies make use of quantum properties of single atoms or particles of light. They include sensors, communication networks, and computers. Quantum technologies are expected to impact many aspects of our society, including health care, financial servic...
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Why the dream of truly driverless cars is slowly dying

We were told there’d be fully-autonomous vehicles dominating roadways across the globe by 2018. When that didn’t happen, we were told they’d be here by the end of 2020. And when that didn’t happen, we were told they were just around the corner. It seems like now the experts are taking a more pragmatic approach. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, many computer science experts believe we could be at least a decade away from fully-driverless cars, and some believe they may n...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Wall Street Journal, Shift, Neural, Next Featured


Global AI market predicted to reach nearly $1 trillion by 2028

The financial outlook for the global artificial intelligence market looks pretty good in 2021. But that’s nothing compared to the expansion experts expect to see over the next seven years. According to a recently released analysis report from Grand View Research, the AI market is expected to reach nearly $100 billion in 2021 and nearly ten times that by 2028. Per a report from Grand View Research: The global AI market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40.2% from 2021 to 202...
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How hackers have manipulated Twitter’s trending algorithm for years

A new study has discovered a vulnerability in Twitter’s trending algorithm that makes the platform susceptible to astroturfing attacks. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) found that the social network doesn’t consider whether a tweet has been deleted when determining which keywords should trend. As a result, attackers can artificially push topics up the list of Twitter Trends and then remove evidence of the manipulation. The researchers call this new fo...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Lausanne, Insider, EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Neural


The rush to commercialize AI is creating major security risks

At this year’s International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), a team of researchers from the University of Maryland presented an attack technique meant to slow down deep learning models that have been optimized for fast and sensitive operations. The attack, aptly named DeepSloth, targets “adaptive deep neural networks,” a range of deep learning architectures that cut down computations to speed up processing. Recent years have seen growing interest in the security of machine learnin...
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Microsoft’s first GPT-3 product hints at the commercial future of OpenAI

One of the biggest highlights of Build, Microsoft’s annual software development conference, was the presentation of a tool that uses deep learning to generate source code for office applications. The tool uses GPT-3, a massive language model developed by OpenAI last year and made available to select developers, researchers, and startups in a paid application programming interface. Many have touted GPT-3 as the next-generation artificial intelligence technology that will usher in a new breed of a...
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Twitter’s new ‘Blue’ service is yet another tax on minorities

Twitter today launched its new Blue subscription service in Canada and Australia. As Neural’s Thomas Maucaulay reported earlier, users in the initial subscriber areas can now pay a small monthly fee to get a VIP social media experience. The big sell here is that Blue subscribers will get access to an “undo tweet” ability, bookmark folders, “reader” mode, and “dedicated subscription customer support.” None of that makes any sense. Wasn’t the algorithm supposed to solve the customer support crisis...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Australia, Opinion, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, Neural, Next Featured, Thomas Maucaulay


EU unveils plans for digital ID wallet for accessing services across the bloc

The EU has unveiled plans for a digital ID wallet that people in the bloc could use to access services across the 27 member states. Citizens will be able to use the wallets to prove their ID and share electronic documents “with the click of a button on their phone,” the European Commission said on Thursday. “The European digital identity will enable us to do in any Member State as we do at home without any extra cost and fewer hurdles,” said Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s executiv...
Tags: Startups, Eu, European Commission, Citizens, Margrethe Vestager, Insider, Neural


China’s ‘Wu Dao’ AI is 10X bigger than GPT-3, and it can sing

China’s going all in on deep learning. The Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI) recently released details concerning its “Wu Dao” AI system – and there’s a lot to unpack here. Up front: Wu Dao is a multi-modal AI system. That means it can do a bunch of different things. It can generate text, audio, and images, and, according to Engadget, it can even “power virtual idols.” The reason for all the hullabaloo surrounding Wu Dao involves its size. This AI model is huge. It was trained us...
Tags: Startups, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Engadget, GPT, Neural, Next Featured, Wu Dao, Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence BAAI


Why the United Nations urgently needs its own regulation for AI

The European Commission recently published a proposal for a regulation on artificial intelligence (AI). This is the first document of its kind to attempt to tame the multi-tentacled beast that is artificial intelligence. “The sun is starting to set on the Wild West days of artificial intelligence,” writes Jeremy Kahn. He may have a point. When this regulation comes into effect, it will change the way that we conduct AI research and development. In the last few years of AI, there were few rules o...
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Spotify’s new Only You feature will tell you that you’re special, but you’re probably not

If you ever feel like a boring normie, Spotify wants to let you know that at least your taste in music is special. The streaming giant today launched Only You, a new feature that generates personalized playlists and pays you fawning compliments for your “unique” listening habits. The experience is similar to Spotify Wrapped, with a visual breakdown of your streaming patterns, a Stories-like interface, and new insights about your tastes. You can find a “unique audio pairing” of tracks you play ba...
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Here’s why the US continues to beat China in the AI race

The global AI race was supposed to be a sprint. Back in 2017 when driverless cars and domestic robots were thought to be just around the corner, the promise of deep learning made it seem like we were mere months away from living in an AI-powered utopia. As it turns out, the global AI race is more of a marathon. And the US has a huge lead that’ll be difficult to overcome for any country, but especially China. The setup It was easy to believe China would pull ahead a few years ago. US big tech com...
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