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AI Technology

AI Tackles Mahjong

For years now, AI researchers have been leveraging game environments to train computer models to react to complicated scenarios and make decisions accordingly. In some ways, the trial-and-error process mimics how children learn about the world around them.

AI News

Stanford University Launches ‘Human-Centered’ AI Institute Led by John Etchemendy & Fei-Fei Li

Last October Stanford University announced plans to create an institute built for artificial intelligence research and development. Today, the school made good on its pledge, launching the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (Stanford HAI) with a mission “to advance AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition.”

AI Interview

Google Brain Simplifies Network Learning Dynamics Characterization Under Gradient Descent

Machine learning models based on deep neural networks have achieved unprecedented performance on many tasks. These models are generally considered to be complex systems and difficult to analyze theoretically. Also, since it’s usually a high-dimensional non-convex loss surface which governs the optimization process, it is very challenging to describe the gradient-based dynamics of these models during training.

AI China

The Tech Inside a Baidu Engineer’s AI-Powered Cat Shelter

Beijing winters can be devastating on feral cats, with studies suggesting only about 40 percent make it through the long stretch of cold and harsh weather. A Baidu AI engineer who goes by the alias “Wan’xi” (晚兮) set out to make a difference for vulnerable neighbourhood kitties, and the result is an AI-powered smart shelter system.

AI Conference

CVPR 2019 Accepts Record 1300 Papers

The Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) announced this week they have accepted 1300 research papers for CVPR 2019, which will be held June 16 – 20 in Long Beach, California. This year’s submission and acceptance totals both set records for the world’s premier computer vision conference, which had never before accepted more than 1000 papers.

AI Technology United States

After Mastering Go and StarCraft, DeepMind Takes on Soccer

Having notched impressive victories over human professionals in Go, Atari Games, and most recently StarCraft 2 — Google’s DeepMind team has now turned its formidable research efforts to soccer. In a paper released last week, the UK AI company demonstrates a novel machine learning method that trains a team of AI agents to play a simulated version of “the beautiful game.”