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Does AI Get the Joke?

If we ask one of today’s AI-powered voice assistants like Alexa and Siri to tell a joke, it might very well come up with something that puts a smile on our face. If however we then asked “Why do you think that joke is funny?” the bot would be stuck for a response. AI researchers want to change that.

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Upgrading CNN With OctConv

Researchers from Facebook, the National University of Singapore, and the Qihoo 360 AI Institute have jointly proposed OctConv (Octave Convolution), a promising new alternative to traditional convolution operations. Akin to a “compressor” for Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), the OctConv method saves computational resources while boosting effectiveness.