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Cluelessly Clueless AI


Douglas Hofstadter, a cognitive scientist, recently wrote in the Economist that he believes that GPT-3 is "cluelessly clueless." By this he means that GPT-3 has no idea about what it is saying. To illustrate, he and a colleague asked it a few questions. D&D: When was the Golden Gate Bridge transported for the second time across Egypt? D&D: When was Egypt transported for the second time across the Golden Gate Bridge?

Leviathan: China's new navy

Al Jazeera

The Chinese navy, under instruction from President Xi Jinping, has undergone a modernisation and expansion programme that is nothing short of spectacular. Friday's launch of its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian, for sea trials underscores just how far it has come, and how fast. The first two carriers, the Liaoning and Shandong, were ex-Soviet designs; the Liaoning initially bought for scrap from Ukraine and refitted. While antiquated, they have been used to train new generations of naval officers and pilots in the complex science and art of aircraft carrier operations. This new design of aircraft carrier is a quantum leap in capabilities from these older models and will greatly enhance China's combat power.

Euros, AFCON players faced racist, homophobic abuse online: Study

Al Jazeera

More than half of all players at the finals of last year's European Championship and the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in February were subjected to discriminatory abuse online, a report published by global football governing body FIFA has revealed. The independent report used artificial intelligence to track more than 400,000 posts on social media platforms during the semi-final and final stages of the two football competitions and found the majority of abuse to be homophobic, 40 percent, and racist, 38 percent. The report found that much of the abuse came from players' home nations and took place before, during and after games. England's Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who are Black, were bombarded with online abuse after missing their penalty shots in a shoot-out against Italy which settled the July 11 European Championship final after the game finished in a draw. A substitute player from Egypt was the most abused player at the AFCON finals this year, the report found.

AI Distinguishes Cancer Cells From Healthy Ones - AI Summary


A machine learning program has been used to distinguish between cancerous and healthy cells by identifying patterns in characteristic combinations of genes.

Can Machine Learning Translate Ancient Egyptian Texts?


I have long been intrigued by archaeogaming--an academic discipline that explores the fusion of archaeological objects, methods, and characters into video games. So I was thrilled when the video game company Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed: Origins, set in Egypt during Cleopatra's reign. The designers collaborated with Egyptologists to ensure everything from the architecture to the hieroglyphics created an accurate, immersive world. Unexpectedly, this partnership inspired a machine-learning spinoff that changed the course of my early career. While working with Egyptologists, the game developers learned that translating and interpreting ancient hieroglyphic texts is time-consuming, and the process has changed little in the last century.

'Algorithm Queen': Robot artist Ai-Da creates an portrait of Elizabeth II to mark Platinum Jubilee

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A robot artist has created an eerie new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, to mark the monarch's Platinum Jubilee. Entitled'Algorithm Queen', the portrait was painted by Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist created by gallery director Aidan Meller in 2019. Ai-Da uses cameras in her eyes and computer algorithms to process human features, and transform what she'sees' into co-ordinates. She then uses these coordinates to calculate a virtual path for her robotic arm, as it draws and paints onto canvas to create pieces of art. This is the first time in history a humanoid robot has painted a member of the Royal Family.

Photos: Becca Saladin reimagines pharaonic figures using AI techniques - Egypt Independent


I always thought of history more like a movie than a series of real events. I'd seen people all over the internet creating similar images – colorized Roman statues, colorized photos; and I wanted to give it a shot," Saladin wrote on her blog. Named to the 2022 CB Insights AI 100 List of Most Promising AI Startups -


InstaDeep is an EMEA leader in delivering decision-making AI products. Leveraging their extensive know-how in GPU-accelerated computing, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, they have built products, such as the novel DeepChain platform, to tackle the most complex challenges across a range of industries. InstaDeep has also developed collaborations with global leaders in the AI ecosystem, such as Google DeepMind, NVIDIA, and Intel. They are part of Intel's AI Builders program and are one of only 2 NVIDIA Elite Service Delivery Partners across EMEA. The InstaDeep team is made up of approximately 155 people working across its network of offices in London, Paris, Tunis, Lagos, Dubai, and Cape Town, and is growing fast.

Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains Market SWOT Analysis by Size, Status and Forecast to 2022-2028 - Blackswan Real Estate


Latest survey on Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains Market is conducted to provide hidden gems performance analysis of Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains to better demonstrate competitive environment . The study is a mix of quantitative market stats and qualitative analytical information to uncover market size revenue breakdown by key business segments and end use applications. The report bridges the historical data from 2017 to 2022 and forecasted till 2027*, the outbreak of latest scenario in Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains market have made companies uncertain about their future outlook as the disturbance in value chain have made serious economic slump. If you are part of the Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains industry or intend to be, then study would provide you comprehensive outlook. It is vital to keep your market knowledge up to date analysed by major players and high growth emerging players.

Machine Learning Communities: Q1 '22 highlights and achievements


Let's explore highlights and accomplishments of vast Google Machine Learning communities over the first quarter of the year! We are enthusiastic and grateful about all the activities that the communities across the globe do. ML Olympiad is an associated Kaggle Community Competitions hosted by Machine Learning Google Developers Experts (ML GDEs) or TensorFlow User Groups (TFUGs) sponsored by Google. The first round was hosted from January to March, suggesting solving critical problems of our time. TFUG organizer Ali Mustufa Shaikh (TFUG Mumbai) and Rishit Dagli won the TensorFlow Community Spotlight award (paper and code).