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.
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.
Facebook AI Research (FAIR) and the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine’s Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) announced today they are sharing a standardized set of AI tools and baselines and MRI data as part of their joint research project fastMRI.
American chip company Xilinx is an industry pioneer, with 34 years of experience and counting. And yet the company remains a niche supplier lacking the star power of chip giants like Intel, whose processors are found in most PCs; or Nvidia, whose GPU are the choice for most AI applications.
Japanese global trading giant Mitsui & Co. and leading deep learning startup Preferred Networks (PFN) have announced a joint venture in the US to provide Biomedical/Healthcare Solutions, including Cancer Diagnostic Services, based on deep learning technology.
A Google engineer has used AI to enable humans to throw virtual punches and kicks at the tough guys in popular fighting video game Mortal Kombat3. Instead of jabbing at a controller, the user fights via a web camera, with the AI rendering their air strikes to an onscreen clone in real time. You punch and kick, and Kano goes down.
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.
China’s respected Peking University will open a new campus with a focus on artificial intelligence and engineering, Xinhuanet has reported. The new campus is set to occupy an area of nearly 4.15 million square metres (approximately 128 football fields) and will be located in Changping, a district situated in the suburbs of northwest Beijing.
To address the aging problem farmers are turning to “smart agriculture” labour-saving techniques and devices and large-scale production. Artificial intelligence is playing an important role in accelerating and improving the technologies driving Japan’s smart agriculture.
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago have published a paper which identifies the risk of bad actors using smartphones’ WiFi signals to “see” through walls and surreptitiously track humans in their private rooms and offices.
A founding member of Google Brain and the mind behind AutoML, Quoc Le is an AI natural: he loves machine learning and loves automating things. Le used millions of YouTube thumbnails to develop an unsupervised learning system that recognized cats when he was a Stanford University PhD in 2011.
In April the NIPS organizing committee announced that it was considering a name change and began collecting opinions and suggestions from the AI research community. Yesterday, the final results of the poll were disclosed along with the announcement that there would be no name change.
Tencent AI Lab has announced an open-source NLP dataset comprising vector representations for eight million Chinese words and phrases. The dataset aims to provide large-scale and high-quality support for deep learning-based Chinese language NLP research in both academic and industrial applications.
According to the National Retail Federation there were approximately 3.8 million retail stores that provided more than 42 million jobs in the US in 2016. Retail store sales are forecasted to grow 3.4 percent this year, although this trails the 7-10 percent sales rise expected from E-commerce sites.
The slogan of Arlington, Texas is “American Dream City,” and as residents start their commute this morning some may wonder if they are in fact dreaming. A fleet of futuristic autonomous vehicles today began chauffeuring Arlingtonites along city streets in self-driving startup Drive.ai’s latest public road testing project.
Xilinx believes one solution is its recently-released, cutting-edge 7nm programmable chip Versal. The chip is based on Xilinx Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) technology and built with 7nm FinFET manufacturing process technology, integrating the Arm Cortex-A72 and Cortex-R5, an AI engine and DSP engine.
The company made a series of AI-related announcements today at the Huawei Connect 2018 Conference in Shanghai, introducing two AI chips and a machine learning framework. Huawei’s AI push is expected to intensify its battle with domestic rivals Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu in the AI market.