Tag: artificial intelligence

The best smartphones for the AI enthusiast

Black Friday — the U.S.’s single-biggest shopping day — is nearly upon us, and that’s great news if you’re in the market for a smartphone. Retailers like Target and Best Buy are offering hundreds of dollars off the purchase of flagship Samsung Galaxy handsets. There’s a buy-one-get-one-free deal on LG G7 ThinQ at T-Mobile. And […]

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Microsoft developed an AI that creates amazing caricatures

Stanford graduate student Kaidi Cao will join fellow AI researchers Jing Liao, of City University of Hong Kong, and Lu Yuan of Microsoft at SIGGRAPH Asia in Tokyo this December to present their incredible caricature-drawing neural network. That’s not bad, considering Cao was only an intern at the Visual Computing Group at the Microsoft Research […]

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Purdue researchers use AI to predict students’ locations and friends from Wi-Fi data

Location-based check-ins reveal a lot about a person — and college students in particular, as it turns out. Researchers at Purdue University published a paper (“Exploring Student Check-In Behavior for Improved Point-of-Interest Prediction“) on the preprint server Arxiv.org early last month describing how Wi-Fi access logs could be used to identify correlations between users, locations, […]

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Lexus Lets Artificial Intelligence Write Car Commercial, Mild Weirdness Ensues

Automakers are obsessed with promoting high-tech concepts in an effort to prove to investors and the general public that they aren’t falling behind the times. While artificial intelligence remains the gold standard, what constitutes A.I. can get a little foggy. However, in the present, the term can be used to describe any machine that effectively mimics […]

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Major AI conference is moving to Africa in 2020 due to visa issues

The International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), a major gathering of the community of researchers contributing to the advancement of the field, will be held in Africa in 2020. The conference, which focuses on things like unsupervised and supervised representation learning, will be one of the first major AI conferences to be held on the […]

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Breakthrough neural network paves the way for quantum AI

Italian researchers recently developed the first functioning quantum neural network by running a special algorithm on an actual quantum computer. The team, lead by Francesco Tacchino of the University of Pavia in Italy, pre-published their research on ArXiv earlier this month in a research paper titled “An Artificial Neuron Implemented on an Actual Quantum Processor.” […]

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Lexus’s Latest Ad Was Scripted Entirely By Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize many industries and it seems that copywriting could be one of them. Lexus has launched a new ad which has been scripted entirely by artificial intelligence. The carmaker believes that it’s a world’s first. It’s a 60 second ad spot titled “Driven by intuition” which promotes the idea […]

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NYC Designer Teams with AI to Create “Cyberpunk Couture”

Technologists and fashionistas are often cut from a different cloth, but NYC-based designer Joshua Mudgett is finding ways to stitch these two worlds together. “I always wanted my work to have a basis in tech and science rather than just being aesthetically driven,” says the 24-year-old entrepreneur, who studied computer science and electrical engineering from […]

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Amazon’s neural TTS can model speaking styles with only a few hours of recordings

Tired of Alexa’s staid, monotonous tone? Well, thanks to a new artificial intelligence (AI) technique, Amazon might soon be able to roll out new speaking styles to its voice assistant at a rapid clip. In a newly published paper (“Effect of data reduction on sequence-to-sequence neural TTS“) and an accompanying blog post, the Seattle company today detailed […]

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Capture 300% greater conversions with AI-powered voice and bots (VB Live)

As AI assistants get smarter, consumers are trusting them to help sort through the avalanche of buying choices available. To learn how to shift marketing efforts to capture newly connected customers, how to leverage voice bots right now, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event! Register here for free. Chatbots and virtual assistants have […]

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Google’s AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy

Approximately one in nine men in the U.S. will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute, and more than 2.9 million patients diagnosed with it at some point are still alive today. And from a treatment perspective, it tends to be problematic — prostate cancer is frequently non-aggressive, making it difficult […]

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A beginner’s guide to AI: Human-level machine intelligence

Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This (currently) five part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, and artificial general intelligence.  There are few technologies that inspire […]

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OpenAI and DeepMind AI system achieves ‘superhuman’ performance in Pong and Enduro

Machines learning to play games by watching humans might sound like the plot of a science fiction novel, but that’s exactly what researchers at OpenAI — a nonprofit, San Francisco-based AI research company backed by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Thiel, among other tech luminaries — and Google subsidiary Deepmind claim to have accomplished. […]

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AI Weekly: Microsoft’s conversational AI has come a long way since Tay

Microsoft debuted a bevy of new services and product updates on Wednesday during its Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Business event, including an AI model builder for Power BI, its no-code business analytics solution; a Unity plugin for AirSim, its open source aerial informatics and robotics toolkit; and a public preview of its PlayFab multiplayer server […]

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Reimagining the contact center with bots, AI, and the gig economy (VB Live)

AI-powered bots and messaging: the cost-effective, easy-to-implement automation tech is set to slash contact center size by 50 percent in the next five years, reducing costs and powering up the gig economy. Can your company benefit? Take a closer look at the long-term implications of customer support automation, when you join this VB Live event! […]

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Google Cloud AI loses R&D head Jia Li

Google Cloud AI’s Jia Li has left her position as head of research and development, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Additional comment or details were not provided. Prior to joining Google in 2016, Li was head of research at Snap Inc., and before that led the visual computing and learning group at Yahoo […]

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Nvidia’s stock falls 15% after earnings miss

Graphics and AI chip maker Nvidia saw its stock price fall 15 percent in after-hours trading after it reported third fiscal quarter earnings (ended October 28) that missed Wall Street’s targets. On average, analysts expected revenue of $3.24 billion (up 23 percent annually) and non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.93. Nvidia came in with revenues of […]

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Citrix acquires Sapho for $200 million to surface actionable insights in the workplace

Citrix Systems today announced it acquired Sapho in an all-cash $200 million deal, a Citrix spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Sapho makes micro-apps for team collaboration apps like Slack and Microsoft Teams that call upon more than 50 popular SaaS products like Salesforce, Workday, Concur, ServiceNow, Outlook, and Google Drive. Sapho’s 90 employees at offices […]

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