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  1. AlphaAtlas

    FPGA Startup Claims to Have Solved the Deep Learning DRAM Problem

    Deep learning is big business these days, and Nvidia is currently a major leader in the field. But more and more companies are showing off alternatives to GPU-like architectures for AI processing. IBM unveiled a concept for a tile-based neural net system earlier this month, and according to a...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    EU Will Start Using AI Lie Detectors at Border Crossing Points

    Computers could already catch lies back in 2012. But machine learning has come a long way since then, and now, the EU wants to use "AI" lie detector technology at border crossing points. The system developed by iBorderCtrl uses an virtual border guard to ask travelers questions, and AI to assess...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    LawGeex AI Beats 20 Top Lawyers

    According to a study published by Lawgeex, "20 experienced US-trained lawyers" were bested by the LawGeex Artificial Intelligence algorithm. The robo lawyer achieved a 94% accuracy rate looking for issues in 5 separate Non Disclosure Agreements, matching the best human lawyer's score of 94% and...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Smart Sam's Club Store Opening in Dallas Next Week

    Responding to the cashier-less concept store Amazon opened earlier this year, Walmart's subsidiary Sam's Club is opening a smart store of their own in Dallas, Texas. Instead of employing cashiers, Sam's Club Now will have "'Member Hosts,' who will act more like concierges." Purchases will be...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    MIT Publishes Self Driving Morality Survey Results

    MIT opened up their "Morality Machine" project over 2 years ago, asking participants to rate various accident scenarios self driving cars could run into. For those that want to take the survey, the site is still up. MIT published an analysis of their current data in Nature, and the results are...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    AI Portrait Sells for $432,500

    A portrait "painted" by an AI was sold for $432,500 at Christie's Auction House. The algorithm behind that art was developed and trained by a Paris based art collective, who listed an estimated selling price of "7000 - 10000 Euros" at the time of this writing. The artists tried feeding the AI a...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    AI Clinician Recommends Treatment for Sepsis Patients

    Using AI as a diagnostic aid is nothing new. Some systems are already helping radiologists spot tumors, but systems like that stop short of actually recommending treatments. Now, researchers have made an "AI Clinician" that looks at a patient's symptoms and actually recommends sepsis treatments...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    See the World Through the Eyes of a Tesla

    Tesla made some big changes to their autopilot with the v9 update. The neural net can now use all the car's cameras to recognize things on the road, and one particular Tesla owner managed to overlay the computer's metadata on top of the camera feeds. Check out the footage here, or watch a more...
  9. cageymaru

    Some Citizens Are Concerned About New Robotic Patrols in NYC

    New York City has begun experimenting with allowing robots to patrol areas. Rosie the robot has 5 cameras, thermal imaging, artificial intelligence, self-driving car technology, analytics and is directly connected to law enforcement. Her job is to observe people walking on the streets, record...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Eta Compute Brings AI to Tiny Computers Near You

    Don't have enough AI in your IoT devices yet? Eta Compute has you covered. At ARM con, the California-based startup demonstrated low power processors that can train their own neural networks, which they call "One of the holy grails of machine learning." In typical low power devices, neural...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Amazon Scraps Biased Recruiting AI

    An AI Amazon built to automate the hiring process reportedly took a turn for the worse. According to the report, the machine learning algorithm was programmed to sort through resumes and pick out the best candidates for a job. Machine learning algorithms learn from the data they're trained on...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei Announces Ascend AI Chips

    At a company event in Shanghai, Huawei CEO Eric Xu announced a lineup of dedicated AI accelerators. The Ascend 910 is aimed squarely at datacenters, as Huawei claims it will deliver "the world's highest ever power density in a single 7nm chip." Huawei says it will offer 256 Tflops of "cluster...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Squeezes AI Into Tiny Scalable Cores

    At VLSI 2018, IBM showed off an interesting machine learning architecture. Instead of squeezing a ton of throughput through huge cores, as AMD, Nvidia, and Google do with their AI products, IBM tiled tiny cores in a giant 16x32 2D array. David Kanter says that each "PE is a tiny core; including...
  14. cageymaru

    Xilinx Announces Partnership with AMD and New 7nm ARM Based ACAP Platform

    Xilinx is known as the creator of the field-programmable gate array (FPGA), but now they want to conquer the artificial intelligence (AI) field. Today they unveiled the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) which can be used with AI and many other technologies. As the largest player in...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Taiwan is Gearing Up for AI Development

    Taiwan's government is preparing to set up an "AI on Chip" development project. The Board of Science and Technology wants to pool resources from schools, researchers, designers, and manufacturers around the world to make a "world class AI chip development ecosystem." Representatives from Google...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Ford is Using NASA's Quantum Computers to Optimize Travel

    IEEE Spectrum says that Ford Motor Company signed a contract with NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to use their D-Wave 2000Q quantum annealer for research. More specifically, Ford is seeking a generalization of the "traveling salesman problem," which involves finding the most...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Robots are Getting Better at Opening Doors

    Boston Dynamics showed off some footage of robots escaping rooms by opening doors, but it seems that they have some competition now. Robot Systems Lab uploaded a video with footage of their 4 legged "ANYmal" robot opening doors, throwing away some trash, and carrying a box with a human. They've...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Snapchat Partners with Amazon

    Snapchat just announced a new feature that lets users search for products on Amazon. Point a camera at the object you desire, touch it on the screen, and Snapchat will attempt to open the corresponding Amazon page for the product via the Amazon app. The scanner works with barcodes too, and...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Use Eye Tracking and AI to Control a Drone

    Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and New York University created a system that can control a drone with nothing but eye movement. The setup uses Tobii Pro Glasses 2 to track both eyes and provide an HD camera feed, which is fed to an Nvidia...
  20. FrgMstr

    Your Meme Sucks - The Computer Told Me So

    Facebook is setting itself up to use AI to read your memes...something like a billion memes a day on its platforms. You can read about Rosetta tech in this blog post. Not that identifying text and reading it in a picture is anything new, but how it will be using that data is the likely...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Brainchip Releases Neuromorphic SOC

    Brainchip announced the "Akida" neuromorphic system on a chip today. The chip is designed for neural network acceleration, and is built on a traditional CMOS process. But, unlike competing designs that use convolution neural networks, Akida uses a spiking neural network architecture, which is...
  22. cageymaru

    Nvidia Technical Marketing Gives an Interview to HotHardware on Turing

    HotHardware has conducted an interview with Nvidia Director of Technical Marketing, Tom Petersen where they discuss various topics such as how Turing compares to Pascal. Tom Petersen had this to say. "The fact is that Turing, just a just the traditional Turing where you think about shaders...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    WPI Develops Autonomous Fish Hunting Robot

    Students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing an autonomous, underwater robot capable of hunting and harvesting Lionfish. Robots designed to hunt invasive species are nothing new, but up until now, they've all required a tether with a human operator on the other end, limiting their...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    SkyRyse Wants to Create Self Flying Helicopters

    While tech companies like Google and Uber are developing their own flying taxis, SkyRyse is tackling the problem from the other end. Instead of creating self-flying vehicles from the ground up, the California based startup is attempting to add self-flying technology to existing helicopter...
  25. DooKey

    GeForce Experience Is Bringing New Ray Tracing And AI Tech With Ansel RTX

    The folks at NVIDIA are in a full-court press in hyping their ray tracing technology and they've announced the new Ansel RTX. Ansel RTX is part of the new GeForce Experience and it leverages ray tracing and deep learning in the new RTX 2XXX family of GPU's. Using Ansel RTX you can take...
  26. cageymaru

    Nvidia Releases List of Games That Support AI and Real-Time Ray Tracing

    Nvidia has released a list of games that support the real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) found on their new GeForce RTX lineup of video cards. Real-time ray tracing allows for "objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and...
  27. FrgMstr

    AI Driven Malware: DeepLocker at DEFCON

    We get some firsthand information from our security man on the ground from DEFCON. Thanks to SCHTASK for the writeup! Of the many briefings I attended at the Blackhat / Defcon conferences of last week, the Deeplocker Briefing presented by IBM resonated with me the most. AI driven technology...
  28. FrgMstr

    Deep Dive into the AI Behind DOOM

    AI and Games gives us a lot of insight into how exactly the AI systems work in 2016's DOOM. While many of us hated RAGE, it was not because of the AI, but rather the shoddily done graphics, and RAGE's AI actually paved the way for DOOM. Push forward combat, and "Call of DOOMy" are touched on.
  29. DooKey

    The Defense Department has Produced the First Tools for Catching Deepfakes

    The DoD has developed the first forensic tools to detect deepfakes. The new tools use AI to detect the deepfakes that are usually created with AI or machine learning tools. One key discovery that helps make detection easier is that most deepfakes use still images of people and then overlay the...
  30. DooKey

    Edge Computing, AI to Drive Smart Storage Development, says Seagate Executive

    Banseng Teh, VP of Global Sales and Sales Operations for Seagate, is predicting edge computing and AI will drive smart storage development. He believes edge computing will continue to grow along with cloud computing and there will be a need to speed up transfer of data from the cloud to the edge...
  31. DooKey

    Tesla is Building its Own AI chips for Self-Driving Cars

    Elon Musk announced that Tesla will begin building its own AI chips for self-driving cars during their earnings call yesterday. Until now they've been using Nvidia's Drive Platform, but they say their in-house chips will focus on their specific needs and will run faster than current hardware...
  32. DooKey

    Snark AI Looks to Help Companies Get On-Demand access to Idle GPUs

    Startup Snark AI wants to help companies and research teams get access to GPU's at cheaper prices. They plan to work with companies that have GPU's that might be sitting idle that can be used for other projects. They'll rent out these GPU's and make them available at a price smaller firms can...
  33. DooKey

    China's Sex Doll Makers Jump on AI Drive

    China has been investing billions in the AI market and this includes Chinese Sex Doll companies. Since 2016 WMDOLL has been building sex dolls that have moving eyes, arms, and torsos. The AI in the doll can answer questions though it can't carry on much of a conversation. Further, these dolls...
  34. DooKey

    AI leaders Pledge Not to Develop Killer Robots

    A group of more than 170 companies and over 2,600 individuals have signed a pledge not to develop killer robots. One of the noteworthy members of this group is Elon Musk and he has long warned of the dangers of AI to humanity. However, while it's a good first step it's just a drop in the bucket...
  35. DooKey

    Making Sense out of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

    The good folks at AMD have published a page on Machine Learning and Deep Learning. It's a good read because it breaks down what many call AI and does it in an easily understood fashion. I've never really dug too deeply into the differences between ML and DL so this write-up was an eye-opener for...
  36. DooKey

    Automating Drug Discoveries Using Computer Vision

    Over at the Google AI blog they're talking about computer vision and how they are using it to find protein crystallization. According to Google, computer vision will replace human researchers and reduce human error while finding individual protein crystals that can be targeted by new drugs. This...
  37. FrgMstr

    NVIDIA AI Fixing Grainy Pictures

    While some of us have some incredibly complex smartphones that take beautiful pictures, there are still those times when lighting causes us to get less than favorable shots. While this tech is not available to us yet, and likely will not be for a while, the folks at Aalto University, MIT, and...
  38. FrgMstr

    Photoshop Uses AI to Find Photoshopped Photoshops

    Deep neural networks are being used by Adobe to find out if you used Abode tools to manipulate an image with its image manipulation software. I think you all see where this is going, but is what you are looking at already photoshopped? Check out the video. Vlad explains that a variety of...
  39. FrgMstr

    Google AI will Tell You When to Die

    Google is soon going to be in the business of telling us when we are going to die. Would have liked to have seen the percentages it gave me when I headed into corner 10 at CoTA off-line at about 120mph. In all seriousness, as morbid as it is, WebMD looks to be in trouble. The hospital’s...
  40. DooKey

    AI Powers Windows 10 April 2018 Update Rollout

    Microsoft is proud of their latest update rollout and they give all the credit to AI for making it happen smoothly. They say this is the first time they've leveraged AI on this scale and it really improved the quality and reliability of the update. The AI uses feedback from all that telemetry MS...
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