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    Why some Artificial Brains made of spiking neural networks Need to Sleep

    Do they dream of electronic sheep, when they sleep ? https://www.insidescience.org/news/why-artificial-brains-need-sleep Scientists found that although Spiking Neural Networks could learn to identify the data it was trained to look for, when such training went uninterrupted long enough, its...
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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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    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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    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...
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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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    Morrowind Mod Upscales Textures Using a Neural Network

    PCGamesN spotted an interesting mod over on the Morrowind Nexus. Instead of painstakingly replacing textures by hand or using the type of upscaling+sharpening filters you'd find in Photoshop, as modders usually do, DassiD used the "ESRGAN" algorithm to automatically quadruple the resolution of...
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    AI Advances Can Spot Sexual Orientation

    The Guardian reports there is an algorithm that can guess a person's sexuality with higher accuracy than humans. Through the research, the AI determined "gender-atypical" features and expressions such as men appearing more "feminine" identified a person's sexual orientation. Data was obtained...
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