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AI Visionary Nils Nilsson Dies

Respected AI pioneer and visionary Nils John Nilsson passed away early this morning at age 86.

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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.

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ReWork Deep Learning in Finance Summit

The recent ReWork Deep Learning in Finance Summit in London, UK, featured 46 top scientists and professors from world-leading institutions, who presented their research progress and provided a glimpse into emerging trends in the field of artificial intelligence and fin tech.

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DeepMind AI Flunks High School Math Test

DeepMind trained and tested its neural model by first collecting a dataset consisting of different types of mathematics problems. Rather than crowd-sourcing, they synthesized the dataset to generate a larger number of training examples, control the difficulty level and reduce training time.

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AI Fools’ Day: Tech Giants’ Top Pranks

Today is April Fool’s Day, and despite Microsoft’s efforts to ban such pranks, many tech companies could not resist joining in the centuries-old spoofing tradition. However, given the already incredible achievements of cutting-edge AI technologies, some of today’s hoaxes actually look pretty convincing.

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Robots Vs Robocalls

Robots pitching politics, charities, sales, surveys, and scams of every stripe and in every tongue. Increasingly that’s the voice on the other end of a global citizen’s next incoming telephone call.