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    Poll: Tensor (TPU) Cores on consumer GPUs: Boon or Bust?

    Right now machine learning is all the rage. TPU, Tensor, ML cores are being added to GPUs and even Mobile SoCs. For GPUs NVidia has launched RTX cards with RT cores and Tensor cores. The latter used to "aid" Ray Tracing by running Denoising networks and DLSS networks. But results are mixed...
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    JPMorgan Chase Uses AI Powered Video Game as a Recruitment Tool

    Recent reports claim that JPMorgan Chase are trialing "neuroscience-based video games" from pymetrics as a intern recruiting tool. The games supposedly assess applicants' "social, cognitive and behavioral features, such as attention, memory and altruism," and attempt to identify what job the...
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    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...
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    Alphabet Launches Chrome Extension That Filters Comments With AI

    Following up on the "Perspective" hate speech filtering experiment from 2017, one Alphabet's subsidiaries, Jigsaw, recently released a machine learning-powered tool designed to filter out "toxic" comments on high traffic sites. Out of curiosity, I downloaded the extension in a fresh Chrome...
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    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...
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    Google Starts Selling Edge TPUs

    Back in 2016, Google revealed their custom built Tensor Processing Unit chips that were explicitly designed for machine learning tasks, and just last year, they started renting out cloud-based access to updated versions of that AI hardware. These monster ASICs are squarely aimed at ML training...
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    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...
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    Facebook Is Allegedly Working on Custom Machine Learning Hardware

    Nvidia GPUs are the undisputed king of the machine learning hardware market today, but more and more companies are throwing their hat into the AI ring. Google has already introduced their machine learning-focused TPU, and other giants like Amazon and Intel are reportedly following suit, while a...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Adobe Considers Using Custom ARM Chips

    A report by Ina Fried on Axios claims that Adobe threw out the idea of powering their software with custom ARM CPUs at an "internal innovation conference" on Tuesday. Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis posed the question "Do we need to become an ARM licensee? I don't have the answer, but it is something...
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    Specialized Processors are Seemingly Overtaking General Purpose Chips

    The "CPU" has been the heart of the modern computer for decades. As chip design costs. and speeds, have increased, the tech industry has typically defaulted to dumping more resources into flexible, integrated general purpose processors rather than spending millions on specialized chips for...
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    Google Uses TensorFlow to Fight Spam Emails

    Google has announced that it uses TensorFlow, an open-source machine learning (ML) framework developed by Google, to block 99.9% of spam, phishing, and malware before it reaches Google's 1.5 billion Gmail customers each month. New improvements to protections powered by TensorFlow allow Google to...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Zipline Utilizes Autonomous Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies in Rwanda

    Zipline is a Silicon Valley based, national scale, autonomous drone delivery service that specializes in delivering medical supplies. In Rwanda, Zipline delivers medical supplies such as blood bags for blood transfusions, to doctors in remote villages to treat mothers during childbirth. Zipline...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Tesla Patent Describes Camera Assisted GPS System

    Several media outlets, including Electronic Design, recently spotted an interesting patent Tesla filed in 2017. Called "Technologies for Vehicle Positioning," it seemingly addresses one of the major hurdles future self-driving vehicles face: the accuracy of GPS. As anyone with a smartphone...
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    ANYMal Is Learning to Walk By Itself

    The field of machine learning has been advancing rapidly these past few years, while scientists have also made significant progress in robotics. The ANYmal robot is one of the most impressive examples of the later, as it's already found work on remote power stations. But, in order to improve its...
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    Valve Releases Steam Statistics for 2018

    Today, Valve released a Steam statistics overview for 2018. The most interesting stat is the 47 million active daily visitors that Steam averages per day. On a monthly basis, Steam averages 90 million active users with 1.6 million new purchasers per month. The peak concurrent users at one time...
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    The Small Farm of the Future Will Rely on Automation and Robotics

    A multi-million dollar investment into a farm in Pennsylvania is the the test bed for future technological breakthroughs in small, family farming according to the NY Times. 150 cows at the 175 acre Rivendale Farms wear FitBit-like trackers that monitor their caloric intake, movement, and chewing...
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    Robot Learns to Throw a Ball

    Scientists from the "Robots That Dream" project are teaching a 2 armed robot called "Baxter" to throw a tennis ball, and it looks like it's getting pretty good at it. As opposed to using static calculations, this robot supposedly "learns" from the shots it doesn't make, and uses that information...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Algorithms Cannot Completely Model the Real World

    Researchers discussing artificial intelligence (A.I.) have voiced similar opinions related to the necessity for more accurate data collection. The invention of the internet allowed companies to collect enough data to create algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technologies...
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    Alphabet Project Wing Delivery Drones Sound like F1 Cars According to Angry Aussies

    Over 1,000 Australians living in the flight path of the Alphabet Project Wing delivery drone service have signed a petition and submitted it to the local legislative assembly to have the service terminated. Bonython Against Drones is a group of residents that say the cameras on the drones are...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Kiwibot Self Destructs in Spectacular Fashion on the UC Berkeley Campus

    A Kiwibot food delivery robot has self-destructed on the UC Berkeley campus as onlookers expressed grief for the meal that could have been (Warning language in the video). Sasha Latsenia, head of product at Kiwi explained that the robot was accidentally outfitted with a defective battery during...
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    How Scammers in China Manipulate Amazon and Its Shoppers

    Scammers in China will do anything to move up the list of bestsellers on Amazon. They will attack other sellers on the eCommerce site with fake reviews by purchasing the competitor's products and then returning them with complaints. This will kill sales for weeks until Amazon realizes what is...
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    Nvidia Hardware Powers an Underwater Drone

    Think you're safe from drones when you jump in the water? Well, thanks to Nvidia and a startup called Notilo Plus, you aren't safe anymore. Using a 7.5W Nvidia Jetson TX2, the startup has created an underwater drone that can operate autonomously. "iBubble" can follow divers around, film them or...
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    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...
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    Amazon Announces Custom Machine Learning Chip and Satellite Uplink

    Amazon Web Services has been busy these last few days. The cloud provider has announced dozens of new services and enhancements, including instances based on Amazon's custom ARM chips. Among those announcements was the AWS Ground Station, which will allow customers to efficiently move data...
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    Amazon Comprehend Medical Uses ML to Process Unstructured Medical Text

    Amazon AWS has announced Amazon Comprehend Medical to leverage the power of its new HIPAA-eligible Machine Learning expertise to perform medical language processing on unstructured medical text to identify information such as patient diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms and signs, and more...
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    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...
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    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...
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    20th Century Fox Uses Machine Learning to Predict Movie Audience Appeal

    20th Century Fox has teamed up with Google Cloud to leverage the power of the Cloud Machine Learning Engine and the TensorFlow deep learning framework to analyze film attributes as data. This allows 20th Century Fox to predict audience preferences in movies. Merlin Video used datasets...
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    Google Cloud Seeks to Develop Machine Learning Apps for the Healthcare Industry

    Toby Cosgrove is an advisor for the Google Cloud health care and life sciences team. He recently discussed his recommendations for the Google Cloud team to pursue that would help hospitals and health care providers to modernize. He sees killer application development such as transcribing...
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    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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