Category: Conference

First-hand coverages on newest academic and industry conferences in machine intelligence.

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CES 2019: Smart Toilets, Treadmills, Fitness Trackers and DNA Tests… for Your Pet?

At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) in Las Vegas, Synced visited pet tech booths to explore the current state and future directions of AI powered tech and smart offerings aimed at our furry companions. We found smart pet technologies can generally be divided into six categories: Tracking, Monitoring, Playing, Feeding, Toilets, and Bathing.

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Vancouver Named NeurIPS 2019 & 2020 Host as Visa Issues Continue to Plague the AI Conference

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.

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NeurIPS 2018 Opens; Best Papers Announced

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.

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OpenAI Founder: Short-Term AGI Is a Serious Possibility

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.

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KDD 2018 Announces Best Paper & Other Awards

The 24th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) opened on August 19 at the Excel Center in London, UK. Best Paper Awards go to a Technical University of Munich team for “Adversarial Attacks on Classification Models for Graphs (Adversarial Attacks on Neural Networks for Graph Data)” in the Research Track; and “Real-time Personalization using Embeddings for Search Ranking at Airbnb”, by a team from Airbnb, in the ADS Track.

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Different Schools of Thought: How Silicon Valley Teaches Robots

When robots need a brain, their creators turn to Silicon Valley. Most of the AI tech that drives advanced robotics originates in Bay Area labs. At last month’s ReWork Deep Learning for Robotics Summit in San Francisco, researchers from Silicon Valley AI labs and institutes discussed their latest work and how it is being used to teach robots. Synced was onsite to bring you an inside look at their work.

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Tencent Academic and Industrial Conference 2018 in Stockholm [Tencent X Synced]

The Tencent Academic and Industrial Conference (TAIC) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on July 14th, gathering top AI researchers and young professionals from around the world. Synced is organizing the conference, where Tencent’s seven core business groups and invited academics and industry professionals will share insights on the current state of AI technologies.