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Feb 8, 2016

What does artificial intelligence see when it watches political ads?. Las Vegas Blog

Posted by in categories: information science, internet, robotics/AI

Here is a concept to think about when we’re 20 or 30 years into the future — imagine a world where humans and all living things in it are truly Singular, and the new AI & Humanoid robots are alive and well. Will AI (including Robots) ever need therapy, will AI ever get stressed out or have panic attacks, will any humans know what AI is thinking once we give AI more independence?

I ask these questions because as we enhance and evolve AI to be like humans and interpret and process emotions, feelings, and interact like humans; will AI expeience fully the struggles of everyday life like some humans do? And, when needs counseling or therapy will they go to another AI or will they see a human therapist?

As we evolve AI; we must look at the full longer picture around AI including how human do we really wish to make AI.

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Feb 8, 2016

Step aside Trump – Should IBM’s artificially intelligent supercomputer Watson be US president?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, health, robotics/AI, supercomputing

Someday this could happen as well as US congress, Supreme Court, the UN, Nato, IAEA, WTO, World Bank, etc.


IBM’s AI researchers seem to favour recreational drug use, free university education and free healthcare.

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Feb 8, 2016

Democrats have wasted no time trolling Marco Rubio for his debate malfunction

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Aparently the Rubio bot malfuncted in the debates.


“Domo origato Marco Roboto!”

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Feb 8, 2016

Emergent Chip Vastly Accelerates Deep Neural Networks

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, neuroscience, robotics/AI

Stanford University PhD candidate, Song Han, who works under advisor and networking pioneer, Dr. Bill Dally, responded in a most soft-spoken and thoughtful way to the question of whether the coupled software and hardware architecture he developed might change the world.

In fact, instead of answering the question directly, he pointed to the range of applications, both in the present and future, that will be driven by near real-time inference for complex deep neural networks—all a roundabout way of showing not just why what he is working toward is revolutionary, but why the missing pieces he is filling in have kept neural network-fed services at a relative constant.

There is one large barrier to that future Han considers imminent—one pushed by an existing range of neural network-driven applications powering all aspects of the consumer economy and, over time, the enterprise. And it’s less broadly technical than it is efficiency-driven. After all, considering the mode of service delivery of these applications, often lightweight, power-aware devices, how much computation can be effectively packed into the memory of such devices—and at what cost to battery life or overall power? Devices aside, these same concerns, at a grander level of scale, are even more pertinent at the datacenter where some bulk of the inference is handled.

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Feb 8, 2016

Drawing Robot

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Meet Otto, the robot that draws.

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Feb 8, 2016

Autonomous Cars: Here’s a Look at Some of the Top Models

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Autonomous cars have finally arrived, and they’re pretty remarkable. Here’s a look at the best on the line.

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Feb 8, 2016

New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transportation

What if computers could recognize objects as well as the human brain could? Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have taken an important step toward that goal by developing a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (2−4 frames per second) and with higher accuracy (close to half the error) compared to existing systems. The technology, which incorporates deep learning models, could be used in “smart” vehicles, robotics and image and video search systems.

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Feb 8, 2016

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Is Making Progress In Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) AI program XiaoIce, which was being tested on Chinese social media sites has shown positive results, a positive for Microsoft.

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Feb 8, 2016

A New AI Estimates Pollution From Crowdsourced Images

Posted by in categories: environmental, information science, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Around the world, cities are choking on smog. But a new AI system plans to analyze just how bad the situation is by aggregating data from smartphone pictures captured far and wide across cities.

The project, called AirTick, has been developed by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, reports New Scientist. The reasoning is pretty simple: Deploying air sensors isn’t cheap and takes a long time, so why not make use of the sensors that everyone has in their pocket?

The result is an app which allows people to report smog levels by uploading an image tagged with time and location. Then, a machine learning algorithm chews through the data and compares it against official air-quality measurements where it can. Over time, the team hopes the software will slowly be able to predict air quality from smartphone images alone.

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Feb 8, 2016

Google’s AI Technology Will Transform Life As We Know It

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI

Me and one of my friends on LinkedIn both knew it was only a matter of time that AI & Quantum together would be announced. And, Google with D-Wave indeed would be leading this charge. BTW — once this pairing of technologies is done; get ready for some amazing AI technology including robotics to come out.


But there may not be any competitors for a while if Google’s “Ace of Spades” newbie performs as they predict. According to Hartmut Neven, head of its Quantum Al Lab, this baby can run:

“We found that for problem instances involving nearly 1,000 binary variables, quantum annealing significantly outperforms its classical counterpart, simulated annealing. It is more than 10 to the power of 8 times faster than simulated annealing running on a single core.”

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