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I'm a mathematician who's working as a postdoc on statistical modeling of biomedical data, combining statistics and differential geometry. I'm not well familiar with machine learning (ML), but gaining familiarity slowly, as they show up in computational...
From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Mathmath | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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As they create increasingly sophisticated voice and face recognition products, tech firms are lobbying state lawmakers to discourage restrictive laws.
From: New York Times | By: CONOR DOUGHERTY | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Researches are working to make robots more human by feeling pain. The researchers, from Leibniz University of Hannover, are working on an “artificial robot nervous system to teach robots how to feel pain,” IEEE Spectrum reports, and presented their...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Amazon Web Services is said to be testing a new service […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mike Wheatley | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Though research is a slow moving and rigid process, one study shows that the rate of scientific study has exploded in the last 50 years. According to the paper, humanity’s scientific output now doubles every nine years. Considering the rigors of science...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Aaron Frank | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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When students spoke with "Jill," they were actually speaking to an intelligent computer system.
From: Business Insider | By: Rafi Letzter | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Natural language understanding: What it is and where to begin.What makes a cartoon caption funny? As one algorithm found: a simple readable sentence, a negation, and a pronoun—but not “he” or “she.” The algorithm went on to pick the funniest...
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Alyona Medelyan | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Amazon, Google and Apple are speeding toward a not-too distant future when your voice will dictate commands to a personal assistant, powered by artificial intelligence, and ultimately supplant your PC and phone for most quotidian computing purposes....
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Jennifer Van Grove | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Designers will succeed programmers as the kings of Silicon Valley, machines will become as smart as humans, and ambient computing will supplant smartphones in the next few years....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Robert Hof | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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In what may be the first seeds of the eventual robot up […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Eric David | Friday, May 27, 2016
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We’ve seen a big rise of apps and bots, and a lot of them have something in common besides being based on artificial intelligence and machine learning: they are written for English-speaking users. Now one of the more interesting personal assistant...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Recent life at the Los Angeles Times suggests the strained plot lines found in cliché-filled grade-B melodramas sometimes covered by
From: Editor and Publisher | By: Adreana Young | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Computers can beat humans at games like chess and Go. They are obviously faster than us at calculations and numerical analysis. But they can’t read people’s emotions as well as we can, or do much of anything useful with that information. Not yet,...
From: Xconomy | By: Gregory T. Huang | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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On May 24, 2016, the White House co-hosted a public workshop on Artificial Intelligence held at the University of Washington.  The video of the entire workshop is available here.The panel on AI law and policy, featuring Deirdre Mulligan (U.C. Berkeley),...
From: Balkinization | By: JB | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Look out, umpires!ARS Technica, January 18, 2016:Are the robots coming to take our jobs? Advances in any tech that aids in automation always come with questions about the jobs they take versus the jobs they create, but the World Economic Forum warned...
From: The Joy of Sox | By: allan | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Here are four tasks that robots will have to learn how to perform before they can replace human lawyers.
From: Above the Law | By: Shannon Achimalbe | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Hardly a week seems to go by nowadays without some fres […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Maria Deutscher | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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 If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to design and assemble it base by base? New research lets would-be...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Friday, May 27, 2016
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First this man was hairy. Now he is not. This is the story of how he got from point A (hair) to point B (no hair). "Some people are hairy. Others deserve their own category of hairiness," reads the YouTube description. We are thinking this fellow, a...
From: Mashable | By: Chloe Bryan | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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After reading this article, you won't be able to say you didn't see it coming. After the over 50% decline in its stock across the February-March period, online professional networking giant LinkedIn is poised for a dramatic revival. This social media...
From: TheStreet | By: Chiradeep BasuMallick | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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When most people hear the word “chemistry” I imagine eyes glazing over.
From: Business Insider | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Google’s announcement last week that they developed a custom chip for Deep Learning has created a lot of press and unanswered questions. At the Google I/O developers conference, the company shared that they have been using an internally-developed processor,...
From: Forbes | By: Moor Insights and Strategy | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Elon Musk, along with a bevy of other smart people, have expressed concern over our experiments with artificial intelligence, particularly with the weaponization of sentient AI.   So have these guys been watching too much Terminator, or is there a larger...
From: Mashable | By: Armand Valdes | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Last week we took over the Powerscourt Hotel, Ireland for the third BoS Europe Conference Europe. As ever, the speakers produced a great show for those in attendance, delivering thought provoking presentations with software businesses in mind. The...
From: Business of Software blog | By: Joe Glover | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The world of people living with disabilities and technology are crossing paths more often in the past five years, and inventions like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s automated home models are all being touted as important tools for people with...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Maryam Louise | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Sixty thousand Chinese workers have been replaced by robots at Foxconn since the iPhone 6 launch in 2014. The company joins Wendy’s, McDonalds and Adidas who are all getting rid of human workers in favor of robots. Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ny MaGee | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Critics say Apple's closed-off approach to artificial intelligence has slowed its efforts to compete. Now it's opening up.
From: Inc Magazine | By: Tess Townsend | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Debugging code is a perennial headache for software developers, but scientists have announced a new technique that could make the process significantly easier.Developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University...
From: PC World | By: Katherine Noyes | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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 Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: why didn’t Google come up with this ten years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a marina, a roundabout — and it immediately highlights...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The first video game tournament was held on October 19th, 1972. Competitors gathered at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab in Los Altos, California to do battle in the sci-fi rocket combat game Spacewar. At the time, the lab was one of the only...
From: Rolling Stone | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, undergoes makeover as 600 companies look to trim their headcount The manufacturing...
From: Free Republic | By: South China Morning Post | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Ex Machina is a heady, intense science fiction film about artificial intelligence and the potential humanity of robotic life. More importantly, there's a goofy dance scene in it where Oscar Isaac shimmies around to "Get Down Saturday Night" by Oliver...
From: Mashable | By: Max Knoblauch | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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At an event sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, experts explored questions about systems that would make decisions without human input.
From: New York Times | By: JOHN MARKOFF | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The most endearing, frustrating aspect of movies about science experiments gone wrong is their characters' utter refusal to learn from earlier movies about science experiments gone wrong. Kate Mara is the latest to overestimate her own abilities in the...
From: Indiewire | By: Michael Nordine | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Volkswagen has invested $300-million in Gett, a global ride hailing provider. Formerly known as GetTaxi, Gett currently operates in 60 cities worldwide and is considered one of the fastest growing ride hailing providers in the mobility-on-demand market....
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jason Siu | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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 Affectiva, a startup developing “emotion recognition technology” that can read people’s moods from their facial expressions captured in digital videos, raised $14 million in a Series D round of funding led by Fenox Venture Capital. According...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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There are a handful of apps, from Talkspace to BetterHelp, that link people to licensed therapists and counselors over text message and video chat.
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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