In an unprecedented “call for collaboration,” a group of 22 respected AI experts that includes Andrew Ng, Yoshua Bengio, and Demis Hassabis have published a paper exploring how machine learning (ML) could help deal with climate change by reducing greenhouse gases (GHG).
Many cat owners have awoken to the sound of frenzied scrambling across the floor as their furry feline friend chases the mouse it snuck into the house in the middle of the night. Or looked up to find their pet staring down with those adorable big round eyes at the dead little fledgling it has deposited beside your pillow as a “present.“
In a joint effort with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and Alphabet (Google) X, Google AI researchers recently announced a new open source library, TensorNetwork, which can greatly improve the efficiency of tensor calculations for tensor network algorithms.
A group of researchers from Tencent Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Nankai University recently combined two commonly used techniques — Batch Normalization (BatchNorm) and Dropout — into an Independent Component (IC) layer inserted before each weight layer to make inputs more independent*.
DeepMind is a trailblazer in the trending computer vs humans gaming research space. Following milestone victories against human pros on the board game Go and video game StarCraft II, the Google-owned research company has now pitted their new AI system against humans in the first-person shooter multiplayer video game Quake III Arena.
Might there be a more efficient approach to scaling up CNNs to improve accuracy? Researchers from Google AI say “yes” and have proposed a new model scaling method in their ICML 2019 paper EfficientNet: Rethinking Model Scaling for Convolutional Neural Networks.
Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) has introduced a new reinforcement learning (RL) method, Stochastic Optimal Control with Latent Representations (SOLAR), which can help robots quickly learn tasks such as stacking blocks or pushing objects from visual inputs.
Earlier this month restored images of iconic Hong Kong film stars like Bridget Lin and Joey Wong began circulating on Chinese social media. An AI-enabled touch-up process revealed distinct facial contours and features in old and fuzzy or low-res photos, revisiting the comely visages that made the public fall in love with these ’90s stars.
Imagine the lips forming the Mona Lisa’s famous smile were to part, and she began “speaking” to you. This is not some sci-fi fantasy or a 3D face animation, it’s an effect achieved by researchers from Samsung AI lab and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, who used adversarial learning to generate a photorealistic talking head model.
A group of AI experts from top US universities is organizing a sample-efficient reinforcement learning competition, MineRL, which will start on June 1, 2019. The organizers want to increase group participation in reinforcement learning and are encouraging people to “play to benefit science”.
Google’s deep learning TensorFlow platform has added Differentiable Graphics Layers with TensorFlow Graphics, a combination of computer graphics and computer vision. Google says TensorFlow Graphics can solve data labeling challenges for complex 3D vision tasks by leveraging a self-supervised training approach.
Automated machine learning (AutoML) is a hot topic in artificial intelligence. Researchers from German digital and software company USU Software AG and the University of Stuttgart recently published a review paper summarizing the latest academic and industrial developments in AutoML.