Tag: artificial intelligence

MIT and U.S. Air Force launch AI accelerator program

MIT, one of the most prominent artificial intelligence research organizations in the United States, is developing an AI accelerator program for the U.S. Air Force. The accelerator will explore research related to areas like advanced algorithms, machine learning, and robotics, as well as logistics and data. In addition to disaster relief and medical readiness, other […]

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AI predicts new food and drink pairings

Robot gourmands are imminent, it seems, and they might someday craft recipes just as delicious as those from their human counterparts. In a newly published paper on the preprint server Arxiv.org (“KitcheNette: Predicting and Recommending Food Ingredient Pairings using Siamese Neural Networks“), scientists at Korea University describe an AI system that predicts ingredient pairings and […]

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Google’s lung cancer detection AI outperforms 6 human radiologists

Google AI researchers working with Northwestern Medicine created an AI model capable of detecting lung cancer from screening tests better than human radiologists with an average of eight years experience. When analyzing a single CT scan, the model detected cancer 5% more often on average than a group of 6 human experts and 11% more […]

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Nvidia robotics researchers blur line between simulation and the real world

Nvidia AI researchers today introduced SimOpt, an AI system trained to transfer simulated work into real-world action to complete tasks like putting a peg in a hole and opening and closing a drawer. The SimOpt model, which relies on reinforcement learning, was created using Nvidia’s FleX physics simulation engine and more than 9,600 simulations, each […]

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Siemplify raises $30 million to streamline security tool management

Siemplify, a New York and Tel Aviv security orchestration platform provider, today announced that it’s secured $30 million in series C funding led by Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors 83North, G20 Ventures, and Jump Capital. It comes after three blockbuster years for the company, which notched 1,000% year-over-year growth in 2017, 280% growth […]

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Clinc raises $50 million to bring conversational AI to cars, banks, and kiosks

Clinc, a four-year-old AI startup based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that it’s secured $52 million in series B financing led by Insight Partners, with participation from DFJ Growth and existing investors Drive Capital and Hyde Park Venture Partners. The mammoth round is over eight times the size of the company’s $6.3 million series […]

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Facebook wants to teach robots how to walk

Facebook AI researchers today revealed details about efforts to train robots, including an initiative to teach a six-legged hexapod robot to walk. “Our goal is to reduce the number of interactions the robot needs to learn to walk, so it takes only hours instead of days or weeks,” researchers said in a blog post. “The […]

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AI Weekly: Facial recognition policy makers debate temporary moratorium vs. permanent ban

On Tuesday in a 8-1 tally, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to put a ban on the use of facial recognition software by city departments, including police. Supporters of the ban cited racial inequality in audits of facial recognition software from companies like Amazon and Microsoft, as well as  dystopian surveillance happening now […]

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Hyperdimensional computing theory could lead to AI with memories and reflexes

A team of scientists from the University of Maryland recently came up with a take on the hyperdimensional computing theory that could give robots memories and reflexes. This could break the stalemate we seem to be at with autonomous vehicles and other real-world robots, and lead to more human-like AI models. The solution The Maryland […]

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AI predicts PUBG player placement from stats and rankings

There’s a reason battle royal games like PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds (commonly abbreviated “PUBG”) and Epic Games’ Fortnite have hundreds of millions of players collectively: they’re exciting. Tens of player characters spawn simultaneously in unpredictable places, where they battle it out to the death as the game map’s size gradually decreases. The roster’s eventually whittled down to […]

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Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, was tearing up. For half an hour, we had been sitting in a conference room at Facebook’s headquarters, surrounded by whiteboards covered in blue and red marker, discussing the technical difficulties of removing toxic content from the social network. Then we brought up an episode […]

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Nvidia CEO Jensen says ‘China looks fine’ for games and AI chips

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in an analyst call that the market for Chinese games looks good, as the market’s gamers continues to grow past 300 million players. “China looks fine,” said Huang. “I think China has stabilized. The gaming market in China has been vibrant and continues to be vibrant. There are all sorts […]

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Nvidia’s Q1 revenues down 31% to $2.22 billion, beating modest estimates

Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that were well below last year’s figures, but the graphics and artificial intelligence chips company beat analyst expectations and it is climbing back up after a couple of weak quarters. Nvidia reported revenues of $2.22 billion, down 31% from a year ago, for the first fiscal quarter ended April 28. […]

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Microsoft makes Google’s BERT NLP model better

Microsoft AI researchers today said they’ve created a Multi-Task Deep Neural Network (MT-DNN) that incorporates Google’s BERT AI to achieve state-of-the-art results. The MT-DNN was able to set new high performance standards in 7 of 9 NLP tasks from the General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) benchmarks. The MT-DNN model, which also uses BERT, was first introduced […]

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IBM researchers analyze the makeup of breast cancer cells with AI

Female breast cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancer types worldwide, along with lung and colorectal cancer. It’s estimated that about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and according to the World Health Organization, there were 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 […]

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NTSB: Tesla’s Autopilot was enabled during fatal Model 3 crash

(Reuters) — Tesla’s Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal U.S. crash reported involving the driver-assistance system, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The NTSB’s preliminary report said the driver engaged Autopilot about 10 seconds […]

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