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Machine minds are often described as black boxes, their decision-making processes all but inscrutable. But in the case of machine intelligence, researchers are cracking that black box open and peering inside.
Microsoft Research has unveiled new details of its work on advanced gestural user interfaces, and while the technology remains in the lab, Redmond seems to have made serious progress. One of Microsoft's next-gen gestural UIs is called Handpose, as Fast Company reports: Almost 25 years ago, researcher Xuedong Huang founded the speech recognition program at Microsoft Research (MSR).
An AI could be the first to spot signs of alien life. It has been designed to sift through detections of light emanating from distant planetary systems and retrieve spectral information about the gases present in the atmosphere.
Satya Nadella is a believer in the vast promise of artificial intelligence. But the Microsoft CEO says humans and machines need to work together to solve the world's great societal challenges, including issues of diversity and inequality.
New technologies are raising consumer expectations when it comes to customer service, and companies will pay the price if they don't respond -- just ask Comcast. The company was very publicly called out last year for failing to deliver on its promised internet speeds by a customer equipped with a Raspberry Pi and a Twitter account.
Can also changed a smile to a more Finds grins or frown in photos, then crops, re-sizes and manipulates face A new Twitter bot shows that not all them are bigots -some just want to make you smile. '@smilevector' was recently unleashed on Twitter and, unlike its Hitler supporting processor Tay, this bot manipulates faces by turning their frown upside down.
It is every Top Gun's worst nightmare - an AI can can outmanoeuvre them in the air. Now researchers have tested their AI on a retired top gun - and left him stunned.
Today, Anki, which made its splashy debut a few years back with their little autonomous racing cars, has announced a new robot toy called Cozmo. Cozmo is (according to Anki) "one of the most sophisticated robots available today," which could be correct depending on your definitions of "one of the most sophisticated," and "available today.
SoftBank Group Corp. founder Masayoshi Son aims to stay at the helm of his company longer than originally planned to focus on the burgeoning business field of artificial intelligence, but is now under increased scrutiny over his longer-term strategy after the surprise departure of his successor. Son faces a number of challenges, including turning around U.S. mobile network provider Sprint Corp., a SoftBank group company.
Artificial intelligence is still surrounded by an aura of mystery, and it would be tough to find a better illustration than the story in the news last week about a British grandmother who includes "please" and "thank you" in all her Google searches. "Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you," read the search request from May Ashworth that ultimately went viral when her grandson tweeted it on Twitter.
Tado debuted a small improvement to its smart A/C control device, offering customers the option to use Amazon's Alexa digital assistant to control Tado-connected air conditioners. To use it, all you'll need do is add the Alexa Tado skill in your Amazon account.
Artificial intelligence can spot your face in a crowd of thousands with near-perfect accuracy, surpassing the ability of humans to do the same - but when confronted with a larger set of images, it's not quite up to par. In the MegaFace Challenge launched by the University of Washington, researchers are working to improve the capabilities of facial recognition algorithms at the million person scale.
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Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing app, announced the introduction of automatic translation, to be rolled out over the coming month. In keeping with other social media giants, Instagram has decided to offer automatic translation, which the photo- and video-sharing service says it will roll out over the coming month.
Would you like a version of yourself to live on after death? A radical new concept called "augmented eternity" could make that fantasy a reality, creating a posthumous impression of our knowledge, opinions and even parts of our personality in digital form.
Robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other cognitive technologies will replace about 7 percent of U.S. jobs by 2025 with office and administrative staff taking the biggest hit, according to a Forrester Research forecast. AI and the Future of Business Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business.
Norah Sullivan has worked on projects involving youth job-skills training and entrepreneurship for the Multilateral Investment Fund, with a recent focus on supporting tech-driven solutions to social problems. She has a master's degree in Latin American studies from The George Washington University.
A self-driving car carrying a family of four on a rural two-lane highway spots a bouncing ball ahead. As the vehicle approaches a child runs out to retrieve the ball.
FOR the past few months, a factory in China has been spitting out a new kind of smartphone. Inside each is an antenna that was 3D-printed directly onto the plastic housing.
Can computers make art? That's one of the questions animating the field of computational creativity, which seeks to design artificial intelligence that can replicate human creativity.
Researchers at MIT say they have developed a new algorithm that can predict with surprising accuracy what will happen next in a video. Most people have occasionally experienced an awkward hug/handshake combination where one person goes in for a hug while the other extends a hand to shake.
Google says it wants to bring "precision" to the debate about safety and artificial intelligence (AI), which has often veered into discussions about smarter machines stealing jobs or even rising up and destroying humanity. Scientists from Google's deep-learning research unit, Google Brain, the Elon Musk-backed OpenAI, and Stanford and Berkeley universities, have teamed up to explore five safety problems that could arise as AI is applied to general systems for the home, office, and industry.
NEW YORK--Siri evaded my question for what took Apple's voice assistant so long to get onto the Mac. "Who, me?
Detroit tells the story of several humanoid robots and is set entirely in the Motor City. Like Cage's Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, Detroit is a narrative-based, choose-your-own-adventure game where the decisions you make in the story have huge ripple effects.
After several months of beefing up the Watson Health Unit, IBM on Wednesday announced it has recruited 16 other entities involved in the health care sector to from a new Watson Health medical imaging collaborative. The global collaborative aims to advance cognitive imaging in a range of medical specialties, from eye care to the treatment of heart and brain disease.
It sounds like the premise of a science fiction movie, but researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are teaching computers to see into the future. They've created an algorithm that can forecast hugs, kisses, and high-fives -- before they even happen.
High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has his sights set on building robots that can do housework, have conversations, and play games. In working on these different robotic abilities, Musk, the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, said he hopes to advance the artificial intelligence algorithms that will be needed to create them.
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