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    Microsoft: Preferred partner with OpenAI

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/microsoft-invests-1-billion-in-ai-start-up-2019-07-22?mod=mw_theo_homepage All services to be featured on Azure after the billion dollar deal.
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    "You Can't Take my Door" a Country Song Written by AI

    What do you get when you train an AI by exposing it to a large catalog of country songs? You get the perfect country song. Nobody's job is safe. AI is coming for us all!
  3. modi123

    Nvidia Jetson Nano

    This is a pretty decent price point for a specialized board. Anyone else kicking around the idea of picking one, or more, up? https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/18/nvidia-jetson-nano-ai-computer/ https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/autonomous-machines/...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Flickr Photos Were Used to Train IBM Facial Recognition

    IBM, and a number of other researchers and institutions, have made extensive use of a Yahoo!-curated Flickr database for their facial recognition development efforts, and according to a recent report from NBC, this is raising concerns among privacy experts and the subjects within those photos...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Create an MMO for Neural Networks

    A few AI researchers have created, and recently published, a "Neural MMO" exclusively designed for reinforcement learning agents. The MMO's structure is loosely based on Runescape, which seemingly inspired the project, and the code itself contains numerous references to the Jagex game. However...
  6. cageymaru

    AMD Showcases Ryzen V1000 and EPYC 3000 at Embedded World 2019

    At Embedded World 2019, AMD unveiled its expanded partner embedded product lines based on its AMD Ryzen V1000 and EPYC 3000 platforms. Embedded GPUs and the SMACH Z handheld gaming console that can be upgraded like a desktop PC were highlights of the event. Advantech announced a partnership...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Boeing Reveals an Intelligent Drone Designed to Escort Manned Fighters

    Yesterday, Boeing introduced a autonomous UAV designed to perform the role of a "loyal wingman to manned platforms." The press release says that the aircraft is about 38 feet long has a range of over 2,000 nauticle miles, while Defense News says it can carry unspecified weapons into combat. It...
  8. cageymaru

    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Major chipmakers have tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as their foundry partner for advanced AI and 5G solutions. These cutting edge designs will be shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. TSMC is "well on track" for its 5nm EUV process to reach volume...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Intel's MESO Transistor Project Could See Results in Two to Five Years

    Late last year, Intel announced that they were working on a new type of transistor that could offer a massive performance leap over current CMOS chips. "MESO" transistors, as they call them, could operate at voltages as low as 100mV, but at the time, Intel said the technology was at least a...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Build an AI that Can Write

    According to a recent BBC report, researchers created an AI that excels at writing bogus news, as well as responses to a wide variety of prompts, without any human input. In order to train the model, the researchers say they scraped outbound Reddit links that have at least 3 karma, which they...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Ubisoft Partners With Mozilla For Bug-Fixing AI

    Ubisoft and Mozilla jointly announced that they're incorporating a bug fixing AI into their development workflows. "Clever-Commit," as they call it, is based on the "Commit Assistant" AI that Ubisoft La Forge showed off in March 2018, but now Ubisoft says they're starting to deploy the software...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    IBM's Project Debater AI Takes on a Human

    Yesterday, an IBM "artificial intelligence system" took on human debater Harish Natarajan in a live-streamed debate on the subject of subsidizing preschool. The Project Debater system opened in support of the resolution, and apparently, "she" only had 15 minutes to prepare for the topic...
  13. cageymaru

    Researchers Find A.I. Is Capable at Diagnosing Common Childhood Conditions

    Researchers in the USA and China have published a paper in Nature Medicine that finds artificial intelligence (A.I.) is as capable as an experienced physician's assistant when it comes to automatically diagnosing common childhood diseases. Data from 600,000 Chinese pediatric patient records...
  14. cageymaru

    Google Maps Augmented Reality Creates Navigation by Using Real World Landmarks

    Wall Street Journal reporter David Pierce was privy to a new form of pedestrian only, augmented reality navigation that is coming to Google Maps in the future. In the video below, Mr. Pierce takes his phone's camera and uses it to capture images of landmarks around him such as signs, shops, etc...
  15. cageymaru

    Tesla Owner Credits Autopilot Feature for Saving His Life

    Jubilant Tesla Model 3 owner Amit says the Autopilot feature that enables the car to self-drive; saved his life by avoiding an accident. When another car entered his lane on I-95, the Autopilot feature in his Tesla Model 3 emitted an audible alarm and swerved to the left to avoid the accident...
  16. cageymaru

    AI Creates a Deep Fake of Steve Buscemi's Face on Jennifer Lawrence's Body

    Delaware Destroyer on YouTube has used artificial intelligence (AI) to create a deep-fake of Steve Buscemi's face on Jennifer Lawrence's body. It is amazing how much better these amalgamations are becoming. Thanks Schtask ! Mashup of Steve Buscemi and Jennifer Lawrence
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Engineers Automate Software Exploitation and Patching

    IEEE Spectrum reports that engineers from Carnegie Mellon University won a DARPA challenge to develop a machine that finds, and fixes, software exploits in bytecode all by itself. "Mayhem," as they call it, reportedly found over 14,000 unique vulnerabilities within the entire Debian Linux...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Unity Partners With Google for Game Playing AI Challenge

    Google has pushed the field of game playing AIs by leaps and bounds recently. Last week, their DeepMind AI put up a remarkable fight against two fast-clicking StarCraft 2 Pros, beating them 10-1. And today, in what appears to be a partnership with Google, Unity announced the "Obstacle tower...
  19. cageymaru

    NVIDIA Stock Tanks 15% as the Company Cuts Q4 2019 Financial Guidance

    NVIDIA has updated its Q4 2019 financial guidance where it lowered its Q4 2019 revenue from $2.7 billion to $2.2 billion. This is due to slowdowns in both the Gaming and Datacenter sectors. NVIDIA admits that higher prices for high-end Turing GPUs has negatively affected sales as "macroeconomic...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Watch Deepmind Play StarCraft 2 at Noon

    DeepMind, Alphabet's subsidiary focused on neural-network bases game AIs, has been steadily training its titular AI to play a variety of games. It's beat the world's best human Go player in 2016. and achieved human-level performance in Quake 3 last year, while the company announced loftier...
  21. cageymaru

    Researchers at Iowa State University Use TensorFlow to Analyze Traffic Patterns

    The Iowa DOT and Iowa State University researchers have teamed up to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to analyze traffic pattern data such as speed, accidents, weather conditions, congestion, and more. This is accomplished by using the TensorFlow framework from Google...
  22. cageymaru

    Palmer Luckey Details His Vision of Reshaping National Security During Interview

    During an interview with CNN, former Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey detailed his vision for national security. After selling his Oculus VR technology to Facebook and leaving the company he founded behind, Palmer Luckey co-founded Anduril Industries in Orange County, California. There his team...
  23. cageymaru

    Toyota Unveils Guardian System That Can Make Decisions on the Fly to Avoid Accidents

    Gill Pratt of Toyota unveiled the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) new Guardian technology at CES 2019. This life saving AI technology can make decisions on the fly to avoid accidents. It amplifies human ability by assisting the elderly and young to drive more safely. For example if it detects...
  24. cageymaru

    Medical School Recruitment Should Mirror Techniques Used by the Tech Industry

    Medical schools typically recruit students by choosing candidates that can memorize tables of organic chemistry compounds and other rote memorization. Jefferson Health CEO and Thomas Jefferson University president, Dr. Steven Klasko suggests this is designed to "suck the creativity out of...
  25. cageymaru

    LG Electronics to Release 8K OLED HDR TV Models in 2019 with VRR Support

    LG Electronics has announced that its new ThinQ AI And Alpha 9 Gen 2 Processor use deep learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to analyze source content and enhance picture and sound based on ambient conditions. This technology will span multiple product lines of TVs from LG. The 8K TVs...
  26. cageymaru

    Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick Allows Students to Learn AI Programming

    The Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick is a development kit for Deep Learning. It can be used to design, develop, and prototype smart edge devices like the image classifier shown in the video below. Other uses would be autonomous drones, smart security cameras, industrial machine vision...
  27. cageymaru

    NVIDIA Leads the Race to the Bottom As Its Stock Takes a 54% Hit in 4Q18

    Wall Street investors are fleeing chip stocks as AMD, Micron, NVIDIA and others are getting hammered by a bear market. The honeymoon is over for stock market darling NVIDIA whose meteoric rise from early 2016 through September 2018 has turned into a meteor shower. NVIDIA has lost 54% of its...
  28. cageymaru

    Facebook Reality Labs Unveils Its DeepFocus AI Rendering System

    Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) has announced DeepFocus; an AI rendering system that works in conjunction with its upcoming eye tracking hardware called Half Dome. Half Dome has a varifocal design that that will recognize when users focus on objects in the VR world. DeepFocus AI will recognize this...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    A Researcher Emulated Thousands of Superspeed Gameboys to Train an AI

    A researcher has reportedly emulated thousands of gameboys, each running hundreds of times faster than the original console, in an effort to train an AI. Kamil Rocki was apparently inspired by Alphabet's progress in Google's DeepMind project, and set out to see how he could emulate the Intel...
  30. cageymaru

    Doom Modder Uses Artificial Intelligence to Enhance the Textures of the Cult Classic

    A Doom modder named "hidfan" on the Doomworld forums has used artificial intelligence (A.I.) to increase the texture fidelity of the 1993 cult classic. The Doom Neural Upscale 2X mod uses a combination of Super Resolution from the NVIDIA GameWorks: Materials & Textures toolset and Topaz AI...
  31. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaZero Can Definitely Beat You At Chess, and is Coming to Other Games Soon

    Google's DeepMind has already produced systems that can beat the world's best Go players, as well as systems that can compete with humans in Starcraft II. But according to IEEE Spectrum, DeepMind's AlphaZero system is in a league of its own. AlphaZero can allegedly "crack any game that provides...
  32. cageymaru

    Google Uses Machine Learning to Take Better Pictures in Portrait Mode

    The Google AI Blog has an article explaining how Pixel 3 smartphones predict depth in Portrait Mode with Machine Learning algorithms. The Portrait Mode feature in Pixel 3 smartphones creates a depth-dependent blur of the background to draw attention to the subject. By using TensorFlow, Google...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Explore Machine Learning Powered Avatars of the Deceased

    TechXplore reports that researchers are investigating the use of machine learning algorithms to create digital representations of the deceased. The study focused on an existing service called Replika, which is designed to create chatbots that mimic the personalities of the people they're...
  34. AlphaAtlas

    Experts Question the Use of AI in Police Body Cameras

    The use of body cameras on police officers is a controversial issue, but the technology behind the actual cameras doesn't get much press coverage. As in turns out, the leading maker of of police body cams, Axon Enterprise, has a lot in common with social media platforms and other businesses that...
  35. cageymaru

    Google Patents Data Mining Cameras in Bedroom and Listening Devices in Homes

    Google has created new, exciting patents to eavesdrop on your home environment. One patent will scan your home and identify items in your home. So if you have a shirt from a favorite artist in your closet, it will recommend tickets to see them live. It can scan your closet to learn your taste in...
  36. AlphaAtlas

    Princeton Processor Combines In-Memory and Analog Computing

    Traditional chips that you're probably using to read this article now work with binary data, and they typically separate the processor from the main memory pool. But, in an effort to curb increasingly slow jumps in processors performance, Researchers at Princeton University have come out with a...
  37. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Launches Neural Compute Stick 2

    As one of the first announcements at their artificial intelligence conference in Beijing, Intel unveiled the Neural Compute Stick 2. Like its predecessor, the USB stick can accelerate AI workloads while drawing all the power it needs from a USB 3.0 plug. The new version of the stick uses the...
  38. AlphaAtlas

    GPUs Can Track You in 4K

    GPUs are already being deployed to track people outside of Teslas and on the streets, but apparently, the algorithms those GPUs run are limited to relatively low resolutions of about 608x608 pixels. To keep up with improving camera technology, researchers have come up with a new algorithm that...
  39. AlphaAtlas

    China News Agency Reveals First AI Anchor

    Xinhua News Agency, the government-run news agency of China, has unveiled their first AI news anchor. The anchor made "his" debut at the World Internet Conference, and the news agency claims he "learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional...
  40. cageymaru

    NVIDIA Is Using Reinforcement Learning Algorithms to Train A.I. Robots Simultaneously

    A team of researchers at NVIDIA have developed a GPU-accelerated reinforcement learning simulator using just one NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU and a CPU core. The research team was able to train the AI to complete human-like tasks such as running in less than 20 minutes. The simulator can support...
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