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Oct 5, 2021

Artificial intelligence makes it faster, easier to analyze hockey video

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Researchers have made a key advancement in the development of technology to automatically analyze video of hockey games using artificial intelligence.

Engineers at the University of Waterloo combined two existing deep-learning AI techniques to identify players by their sweater numbers with 90-per-cent accuracy.

Oct 5, 2021

Artificial intelligence is smart, but does it play well with others?

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Humans find AI to be a frustrating teammate when playing a cooperative game together, posing challenges for “teaming intelligence,” study shows.

When it comes to games such as chess or Go, artificial intelligence (AI) programs have far surpassed the best players in the world. These “superhuman” AIs are unmatched competitors, but perhaps harder than competing against humans is collaborating with them. Can the same technology get along with people?

In a new study, MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers sought to find out how well humans could play the cooperative card game Hanabi with an advanced AI model trained to excel at playing with teammates it has never met before. In single-blind experiments, participants played two series of the game: one with the AI agent as their teammate, and the other with a rule-based agent, a bot manually programmed to play in a predefined way.

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Oct 5, 2021

Study explores how a robot’s inner speech affects a human user’s trust

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Trust is a very important aspect of human-robot interactions, as it could play a crucial role in the widespread implementation of robots in real-world settings. Nonetheless, trust is a considerably complex construct that can depend on psychological and environmental factors.

Understanding a robot’s decision-making processes and why it performs specific behaviors is not always easy. The ability to talk to itself while completing a given task could thus make a robot more transparent, allowing its users to understand the different processes, considerations and calculations that lead to specific conclusions.

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Oct 5, 2021

A robot that finds lost items

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This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items, even if they are buried under a pile.


A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they’ve misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys.

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Oct 4, 2021

How to get AI analytics right

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

Enterprises of all sizes and across virtually all markets are scrambling to augment their analytics capabilities with artificial intelligence (AI) in the hopes of gaining a competitive advantage in a challenging post-pandemic economy.

Plenty of anecdotal evidence points to AI’s ability to improve analytics, but there seems to be less conversation around how it should be implemented in production environments, let alone how organizations should view it strategically over the long term.

Oct 4, 2021

OpenAI & Neuralink: Shaping Our AI Future

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

Brief summary of this episode:

- (1:35) OpenAI: AI Beneficial for All.
- (7:15) AI as an existential risk.
- (11:47) Safe AI development.
- (16:16) Neuralink — “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.“
- (19:04) The Future of AI

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Oct 4, 2021

Can AI help predict the next pandemic?

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I think so.

A recent study demonstrates that machine learning methods could determine the risk of a viral jump or “spillover” from animals to humans.

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Oct 4, 2021

AlphaFold Is The Most Important Achievement In AI —Ever

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It can be difficult to distinguish between substance and hype in the field of artificial intelligence. In order to stay grounded, it is important to step back from time to time and ask a simple question: what has AI actually accomplished or enabled that makes a difference in the real world?

This summer, DeepMind delivered the strongest answer yet to that question in the decades-long history of AI research: AlphaFold, a software platform that will revolutionize our understanding of biology.

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Oct 3, 2021

MIT’s new AI can make holograms in real-time

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MIT trained an AI to generate photorealistic holograms in milliseconds using just the processing power of a smartphone.

Oct 3, 2021

Amazon’s Astro home robot puts Alexa on wheels — but is it worth $1,000?

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Looks kind of like a computer printer on big wheels.

We got to see Amazon’s latest gadget early — it’s the long-rumored robot.

We spent about 50 minutes with Astro. Like robots of the past (some have fizzled out; others have gone extinct like Anki’s Vector and Cozmo robots), it focuses on peace of mind in the likes of home monitoring and checking in on household members, along with providing entertainment. At the heart of Astro is Amazon’s smart assistant and artificial intelligence chops — so, yes, Alexa is on board just with an “Astro” wake word so that you can ask for the weather, a question or to go to a specific room.

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