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Jun 19, 2018

AI Learns the Art of Debate

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Project Debater is the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics. The goal is to help people build persuasive arguments and make well-informed decisions.

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Jun 19, 2018

Waymo, Uber, Ford, and others are joining forces to explore the ‘human impact’ of self-driving cars

Posted by in categories: employment, food, government, robotics/AI, transportation

Driverless vehicles could eliminate millions of jobs in the future, from cabbies to truckers to food delivery workers. But the companies that are hoping to hasten the adoption of this disruptive technology don’t want to seem callous to this brewing labor crisis, so they are joining forces to study the “human impact” of robot cars.

The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) is a newly formed group comprised of most of the major companies that are building and testing on self-driving cars. This includes legacy automakers like Ford, Toyota, and Daimler; tech giants like Waymo (née Google), Uber, and Lyft; and logistics providers like FedEx and the American Trucking Association. The new organization is being formed as a 501©(6), which allows it to accept donations like a nonprofit and lobby government like a chamber of commerce.

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Jun 19, 2018

IBM Debater supercomputer argues against a human in landmark AI debate

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Neither the machine or nor the professional human debaters were given prior knowledge of the subject of the on-stage debate, which took place in San Francisco on Monday.

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Jun 19, 2018

Google says its AI is better at predicting death than hospitals

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, robotics/AI

Nature article presents an AI developed by Google’s Medical Brain team which outperforms hospitals’ own warning system in predicting the death risk among hospit…al patients.


Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients — and its early results show it has slightly higher accuracy than a hospital’s own warning system.

Bloomberg describes the healthcare potential of the Medical Brain’s findings, including its ability to use previously unusable information in order to reach its predictions. The AI, once fed this data, made predictions about the likelihood of death, discharge, and readmission.

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Jun 19, 2018

This New Chip Design Could Make Neural Nets More Efficient and a Lot Faster

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Neural networks running on GPUs have achieved some amazing advances in artificial intelligence, but the two are accidental bedfellows. IBM researchers hope a new chip design tailored specifically to run neural nets could provide a faster and more efficient alternative.

It wasn’t until the turn of this decade that researchers realized GPUs (graphics processing units) designed for video games could be used as hardware accelerators to run much bigger neural networks than previously possible.

That was thanks to these chips’ ability to carry out lots of computations in parallel rather than having to work through them sequentially like a traditional CPU. That’s particularly useful for simultaneously calculating the weights of the hundreds of neurons that make up today’s deep learning networks.

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Jun 18, 2018

Google can use AI to predict when you’ll die

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

It works by matching up personal data with hospital records.

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Jun 18, 2018

Aevum’s New Rocket-Drone Airplane Duo Could Launch Satellites Every 3 Hours

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, satellites

A space launch every 3 hours may soon be possible using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane, a new startup company suggests.

Alabama-based startup Aevum aims to per mission, using an air-launch system called Ravn.

“Ravn is designed to launch every 180 minutes,” Jay Skylus, Aevum’s CEO and chief launch architect, told Space.com. “Other launch vehicles fly only a handful of times a year with an average of 18 months of lead time.” [Rocket Launches: The Latest Liftoffs, Photos & Videos].

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Jun 18, 2018

Interplanetary Challenge

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

CADET EXPLORER MISSION

Let Bill Nye and Robert Picardo take you on a journey through the future of space exploration and artificial intelligence. Each week they will show us a different space-themed topic and reveal how AI can help us reach the stars.

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Jun 17, 2018

IBM overcomes von Neumann bottleneck for AI hundreds of time faster using hundreds of times less energy

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

IBM Research AI team demonstrated deep neural network (DNN) training with large arrays of analog memory devices at the same accuracy as a Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)-based system. This is a major step on the path to the kind of hardware accelerators necessary for the next AI breakthroughs. Why? Because delivering the Future of AI will require vastly expanding the scale of AI calculations.

Above – Crossbar arrays of non-volatile memories can accelerate the training of fully connected neural networks by performing computation at the location of the data.

This new approach allows deep neural networks to run hundreds of times faster than with GPUs, using hundreds of times less energy.

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Jun 17, 2018

Boston Dynamics Shows Latest Advancements in Robotics at CEBIT 2018

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Robots are getting lighter, faster, stronger and smarter. Marc Rybert, founder of Boston Dynamics shows the latest developments at CEBIT 2018.

Courtesy of CEBIT. June 2018.

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