Category: Technology

Technical review of the newest machine intelligence research.

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AI Brush: New GAN Tool Paints Worlds

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.

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Uber AI Beats Montezuma’s Revenge (Video Game)

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.

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New HotpotQA Dataset Has the Answers for Multi-Hop Queries

If you’ve ever wondered whether Dota 2 or League of Legends is the most popular multiplayer online battle arena game, or how long you’d need to spend on a treadmill to burn off that party size bag of chips you just ate, you know that you can probably find the answer by accessing a couple of relevant information sources and then applying what seems like a natural and straightforward reasoning process.

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Facebook Open-Sources QNNPACK Kernel Library

Facebook announced today that it is open-sourcing QNNPACK, a high-performance kernel library optimized for mobile AI. The computing power of mobile devices is but a tiny fraction of that of data center servers. As such it is essential to find ways to optimize mobile devices’ hardware performance in order to run today’s compute-hungry AI applications.

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Google Cloud TPUs Now Speak Julia

A new paper from Julia Computing Co-Founder and CTO Keno Fischer and Senior Research Engineer Elliot Saba introduces a method and implementation for offloading sections of Machine Learning models written in Julia programming language to TPUs.

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Get a Grip! Berkeley Targets Dexterous Manipulation Using Deep RL

UC Berkeley researchers have published a paper demonstrating how Deep Reinforcement Learning can be used to control dexterous robot hands for complicated tasks. Learning Complex Dexterous Manipulation with Deep Reinforcement Learning and Demonstrations proposes a low-cost and high-efficiency control method that uses demonstration and simulation techniques to accelerate the learning process.

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BigGAN: A New State of the Art in Image Synthesis

“Best GAN samples ever yet? Very impressive ICLR submission! BigGAN improves Inception Scores by >100.” The above Tweet is from renowned Google DeepMind research scientist Oriol Vinyals. It was retweeted last week by Google Brain researcher and “Father of Generative Adversarial Networks” Ian Goodfellow, and picked up momentum and praise from AI researchers on social media.

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Jeff Dean’s 1990 Senior Thesis Is Better Than Yours

Google AI lead Jeff Dean recently posted a link to his 1990 senior thesis on Twitter, which set off a wave of nostalgia for the early days of machine learning in the AI community. Parallel Implementation of Neural Network Training: Two Back-Propagation Approaches may be almost 30 years old and only eight pages long, but the paper does a remarkable job of explaining the methods behind neural network training and the modern development of artificial intelligence.