IBM gives cancer-killing drug AI projects to the open source community

Researchers from IBM’s Computational Systems Biology group in Zurich are working on AI and machine learning (ML) approaches to “help to accelerate our understanding of the leading drivers and molecular mechanisms of these complex diseases,” as well as methods to improve our knowledge of tumor composition. “Our goal is to deepen our understanding of cancer Read more about IBM gives cancer-killing drug AI projects to the open source community[…]

Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages

Jiaming Luo and Regina Barzilay from MIT and Yuan Cao from Google’s AI lab in Mountain View, California. This team has developed a machine-learning system capable of deciphering lost languages, and they’ve demonstrated it by having it decipher Linear B—the first time this has been done automatically. The approach they used was very different from Read more about Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages[…]

Good luck deleting someone’s private info from a trained neural network – it’s likely to bork the whole thing

AI systems have weird memories. The machines desperately cling onto the data they’ve been trained on, making it difficult to delete bits of it. In fact, they often have to be completely retrained from scratch with the newer, smaller dataset. That’s no good in an age where individuals can request their personal data be removed Read more about Good luck deleting someone’s private info from a trained neural network – it’s likely to bork the whole thing[…]

‘Superhuman’ AI Crushes Poker Pros at Six-Player Texas Hold’em

Computer scientists have developed a card-playing bot, called Pluribus, capable of defeating some of the world’s best players at six-person no-limit Texas hold’em poker, in what’s considered an important breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Two years ago, a research team from Carnegie Mellon University developed a similar poker-playing system, called Libratus, which consistently defeated the world’s Read more about ‘Superhuman’ AI Crushes Poker Pros at Six-Player Texas Hold’em[…]

AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed

In a study published in Nature on July 3, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used an algorithm called Word2Vec sift through scientific papers for connections humans had missed. Their algorithm then spit out predictions for possible thermoelectric materials, which convert heat to energy and are used in many heating and cooling applications. The Read more about AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed[…]

That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It’s that its creators don’t know why it works so well

The accuracy of the neural network is judged by how similar its outputs were to the ones created by two more traditional N-body simulation systems, FastPM and 2LPT, when all three are given the same inputs. When D3M was tasked with producing 1,000 simulations from 1,000 sets of input data, it had a relative error Read more about That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It’s that its creators don’t know why it works so well[…]

EU should ban AI-powered citizen scoring and mass surveillance, say experts

A group of policy experts assembled by the EU has recommended that it ban the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass “scoring of individuals”; a practice that potentially involves collecting varied data about citizens — everything from criminal records to their behavior on social media — and then using it to assess their Read more about EU should ban AI-powered citizen scoring and mass surveillance, say experts[…]

Samsung’s AI animates paintings and photos without 3D modeling

Engineers and researchers from Samsung’s AI Center in Moscow and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have created a model that can generate realistic animated talking heads from images without relying on traditional methods, like 3D modeling. […] “Effectively, the learned model serves as a realistic avatar of a person,” said engineer Egor Zakharov in Read more about Samsung’s AI animates paintings and photos without 3D modeling[…]

DARPA wants to develop AI fighter program to augment human pilots

DARPA, the US military research arm, has launched a program to train fighter jets to engage in aerial battle autonomously with the help of AI algorithms. The Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program seeks to create military planes that are capable of performing combat maneuvers for dogfighting without the help of human pilots. Vehicles won’t be Read more about DARPA wants to develop AI fighter program to augment human pilots[…]

Amazing AI Generates Entire Bodies of People Who Don’t Exist

A new deep learning algorithm can generate high-resolution, photorealistic images of people — faces, hair, outfits, and all — from scratch. The AI-generated models are the most realistic we’ve encountered, and the tech will soon be licensed out to clothing companies and advertising agencies interested in whipping up photogenic models without paying for lights or a catering budget. At Read more about Amazing AI Generates Entire Bodies of People Who Don’t Exist[…]

Research Findings May Lead to More Explainable AI | College of Computing

Why did the frog cross the road? Well, a new artificial intelligent (AI) agent that can play the classic arcade game Frogger not only can tell you why it crossed the road, but it can justify its every move in everyday language. Developed by Georgia Tech, in collaboration with Cornell and the University of Kentucky, the Read more about Research Findings May Lead to More Explainable AI | College of Computing[…]

AI predicts hospital readmission rates from clinical notes

Electronic health records store valuable information about hospital patients, but they’re often sparse and unstructured, making them difficult for potentially labor- and time-saving AI systems to parse. Fortunately, researchers at New York University and Princeton have developed a framework that evaluates clinical notes (i.e., descriptions of symptoms, reasons for diagnoses, and radiology results) and autonomously Read more about AI predicts hospital readmission rates from clinical notes[…]

Nonprofit OpenAI looks at the bill to craft a Holy Grail AGI, gulps, spawns commercial arm to bag investors’ mega-bucks – the end of Open in OpenAI?

OpenAI, a leading machine-learning lab, has launched for-profit spin-off OpenAI LP – so it can put investors’ cash toward the expensive task of building artificial general intelligence. The San-Francisco-headquartered organisation was founded in late 2015 as a nonprofit, with a mission to build, and encourage the development of, advanced neural network systems that are safe Read more about Nonprofit OpenAI looks at the bill to craft a Holy Grail AGI, gulps, spawns commercial arm to bag investors’ mega-bucks – the end of Open in OpenAI?[…]

Researchers are training image-generating AI with fewer labels by letting the model infer the labels

Generative AI models have a propensity for learning complex data distributions, which is why they’re great at producing human-like speech and convincing images of burgers and faces. But training these models requires lots of labeled data, and depending on the task at hand, the necessary corpora are sometimes in short supply. The solution might lie in Read more about Researchers are training image-generating AI with fewer labels by letting the model infer the labels[…]

Google launches TensorFlow Lite 1.0 for mobile and embedded devices

Google today introduced TensorFlow Lite 1.0, its framework for developers deploying AI models on mobile and IoT devices. Improvements include selective registration and quantization during and after training for faster, smaller models. Quantization has led to 4 times compression of some models. “We are going to fully support it. We’re not going to break things Read more about Google launches TensorFlow Lite 1.0 for mobile and embedded devices[…]

Google’s DeepMind can predict wind energy income a day in advance

Wind power has become increasingly popular, but its success is limited by the fact that wind comes and goes as it pleases, making it hard for power grids to count on the renewable energy and less likely to fully embrace it. While we can’t control the wind, Google has an idea for the next best Read more about Google’s DeepMind can predict wind energy income a day in advance[…]

IBM Brings Watson AI To The Private Cloud And Rival Public Cloud Platforms

IBM Watson Anywhere is built on top of Kubernetes, the open source orchestration engine that can be deployed in diverse environments. Since the Watson Anywhere platform is built as a set of microservices designed to run on Kubernetes, it is flexible and portable. […] According to IBM, the microservices-based Watson Anywhere delivers two solutions – Read more about IBM Brings Watson AI To The Private Cloud And Rival Public Cloud Platforms[…]

This Person Does Not Exist Is the Best One-Off Website of 2019

At a glance, the images featured on the website This Person Does Not Exist might seem like random high school portraits or vaguely inadvisable LinkedIn headshots. But every single photo on the site has been created by using a special kind of artificial intelligence algorithm called generative adversarial networks (GANs). Every time the site is Read more about This Person Does Not Exist Is the Best One-Off Website of 2019[…]

Tencent-backed AI firm aims to free up parents and teachers from checking children’s maths homework – and analyses most common mistakes countrywide

a Beijing-based online education start-up has developed an artificial intelligence-powered maths app that can check children’s arithmetic problems through the simple snap of a photo. Based on the image and its internal database, the app automatically checks whether the answers are right or wrong. Known as Xiaoyuan Kousuan, the free app launched by the Tencent Read more about Tencent-backed AI firm aims to free up parents and teachers from checking children’s maths homework – and analyses most common mistakes countrywide[…]

Ubisoft And Mozilla Announce A.I. Coding Assistant Clever-Commit

Video game publisher Ubisoft is working with Mozilla to develop an artificial intelligence coding assistant called Clever-Commit, head of Ubisoft La Forge Yves Jacquier announced during DICE Summit 2019 on Tuesday. Clever-Commit reportedly helps programmers evaluate whether or not a code change will introduce a new bug by learning from past bugs and fixes. The Read more about Ubisoft And Mozilla Announce A.I. Coding Assistant Clever-Commit[…]

AI technology addresses parts accuracy, a major manufacturing challenge in 3-D printing

Imagine using machine learning to ensure that the pieces of an aircraft fit together more precisely, and can be assembled with less testing and time. That is one of the uses behind new technology being developed by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Southern California. “We’re really taking a giant leap and working Read more about AI technology addresses parts accuracy, a major manufacturing challenge in 3-D printing[…]

Ster uses Adscan AI to allow you to test your TV advert (dutch)

AdScan biedt elke adverteerder een snelle gratis pre-test om in kaart te brengen welke elementen beter of minder scoren en daarmee effect hebben op de ontvangst en het effect van die specifieke commercial. AdScan is een machine learning-tool die op basis van de inhoud van reclames een voorspelling kan doen over hoe een panel van Read more about Ster uses Adscan AI to allow you to test your TV advert (dutch)[…]

The world’s biggest spice company is using AI to find new flavors

McCormick — the maker of Old Bay and other seasonings, spices and condiments — hopes the technology can help it tantalize taste buds. It worked with IBM Research to build an AI system trained on decades worth of data about spices and flavors to come up with new flavor combinations. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company plans Read more about The world’s biggest spice company is using AI to find new flavors[…]

A step closer to self-aware machines – let the robot imagine itself

Columbia Engineering researchers have made a major advance in robotics by creating a robot that learns what it is, from scratch, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics. Initially the robot does not know if it is a spider, a snake, an arm–it has no clue what its shape is. After a Read more about A step closer to self-aware machines – let the robot imagine itself[…]

OK, smarty pants AI. You can beat us humans at video games. But how about real-world puzzles like Jenga? Oh, oh no

A robot built by a team of researchers at MIT in America has two prongs for fingers, sensors in its wrist, and a camera for eyes. As the AI-powered bot surveys the tower, one of its prongs is told by software to poke a block, which sends feedback to its sensor to work out how Read more about OK, smarty pants AI. You can beat us humans at video games. But how about real-world puzzles like Jenga? Oh, oh no[…]