In the past two weeks, news related to the field of human-computer interaction and voice interaction has been focused on technology giants Amazon and Google. Amazon upgraded its Fire TV Cube and the Amazon Music system, which enhances the diversity of voice interactions.
Last December Synced compiled its first “Artificial Intelligence Failures” recap of AI gaffes from the previous year. AI has achieved remarkable progress, and many scientists dream of creating the Master Algorithm proposed by Pedro Domingos — which can solve all problems envisioned by humans.
Chinese tech giant Tencent’s first attempt in AI healthcare was the Miying platform, which has been a point of pride for CEO Huateng Ma since its 2017 launch. Supported by AI-powered medical imaging technologies, Miying assists doctors with the screening of esophageal cancer, pulmonary nodules, cervical cancer, etc. The platform has been well received in the AI and medical communities, with a fast-expanding market in Chinese top-tier AAA hospitals.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced its 2018 Fellows. A total of 56 scholars with outstanding contributions in computer-related fields were honoured; and six Chinese scholars — Fei-Fei Li, Huan Liu, Jiebo Luo, Lili Qiu, Tian He, and Lillian Lee — are among them.
Photos of an artificial intelligence textbook for Chinese preschoolers have gone viral. Artificial Intelligence Experiment Materials is a 33-volume textbook series aimed at Chinese students from kindergarten to high school that was published this July by Henan People’s Publishing House.
The 2018 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) is in full swing in Montréal. According to a booklet distributed to attendees, both NeurIPS 2019 and 2020 will take place in Vancouver, making Canada the host country three years in a row. NIPS/NeurIPS has already been held in Montreal and Vancouver a combined 13 times since the world’s leading AI conference left its Denver base in 2001.
Insilico Medicine, a drug discovery startup located in Johns Hopkins University, has introduced MOSES (Molecular Sets), a platform which can be used to compare model accuracy in molecular generation. MOSES provides a standardized benchmarking dataset, a set of open-sourced models with unified implementation, and evaluation metrics.
The digital painting tool GANpaint has gone viral on social media. The product of a team of high-profile researchers from MIT, IBM, Google, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, GAPpaint allows anyone — even those with little knowledge of digital painting or photoshop — to “paint” incredibly complex and detailed photorealistic scenes.
The 2018 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) kicked off today in Montréal. In their opening remarks this afternoon the NeurIPS organizing committee announced the conference’s major best paper selections and other awards. Four submissions shared top honors in the best paper category.
In 2016 Google’s DeepMind stunned the world when their Go computer AlphaGo secured a historic victory over Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol. Yesterday the UK’s top AI team delivered their latest “wow moment” as their AI system AlphaFold topped the Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction (CASP) competition.
Amazon Web Services has unveiled two chips and 13 machine learning capabilities and services at its AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The releases reflect Amazon’s determination to attract more developers to AWS by broadening its range of tools and services.
Another video game has succumbed to the strength of artificial intelligence. Uber researchers announced yesterday that their AI has completely solved Atari’s Montezuma’s Revenge, a classic game that involves moving a character from one room to another while killing enemies and collecting jewels in a 16th century Aztec-like pyramid.
Facebook AI Research (FAIR) and the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine’s Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) announced today they are sharing a standardized set of AI tools and baselines and MRI data as part of their joint research project fastMRI.
American chip company Xilinx is an industry pioneer, with 34 years of experience and counting. And yet the company remains a niche supplier lacking the star power of chip giants like Intel, whose processors are found in most PCs; or Nvidia, whose GPU are the choice for most AI applications.
Japanese global trading giant Mitsui & Co. and leading deep learning startup Preferred Networks (PFN) have announced a joint venture in the US to provide Biomedical/Healthcare Solutions, including Cancer Diagnostic Services, based on deep learning technology.
DARCCC (Detecting Adversaries by Reconstruction from Class Conditional Capsules) is a technique which uses a similarity metric to compare reconstructed images with an original input image to identify whether it was an adversarial image, and further detects whether the system was attacked.
Deep Learning has become an essential toolbox which is used in a wide variety of applications, research labs, industries, etc. In this tutorial given at NIPS 2017, the speakers provide a set of guidelines which will help newcomers to the field understand the most recent and advanced models and their application to diverse data modalities.
A Google engineer has used AI to enable humans to throw virtual punches and kicks at the tough guys in popular fighting video game Mortal Kombat3. Instead of jabbing at a controller, the user fights via a web camera, with the AI rendering their air strikes to an onscreen clone in real time. You punch and kick, and Kano goes down.
New research from Carnegie Mellon University, Peking University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that global minima of deep neural networks can been achieved via gradient descent under certain conditions. The paper Gradient Descent Finds Global Minima of Deep Neural Networks was published November 12 on arXiv.
One of the top minds in machine learning, Andrew Ng is having an increasingly profound impact on AI education. Ng’s machine learning course at Stanford University remains the most popular on Coursera, the world-leading online education platform he co-founded in 2012.
Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is the long-range, human-intelligence-level target of contemporary AI researchers worldwide. It’s believed AGI has the potential to meet basic human needs globally, end poverty, cure diseases, extend life, and even mitigate climate change. In short, AGI is the tech that could not only save the world, but build a utopia.
China’s respected Peking University will open a new campus with a focus on artificial intelligence and engineering, Xinhuanet has reported. The new campus is set to occupy an area of nearly 4.15 million square metres (approximately 128 football fields) and will be located in Changping, a district situated in the suburbs of northwest Beijing.