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The Machine Learning Specialization is a foundational online program created in collaboration between DeepLearning.AI and Stanford Online. This beginner-friendly program will teach you the fundamentals of machine learning and how to use these techniques to build real-world AI applications. This Specialization is taught by Andrew Ng, an AI visionary who has led critical research at Stanford University and groundbreaking work at Google Brain, Baidu, and Landing.AI to advance the AI field. This 3-course Specialization is an updated version of Andrew's pioneering Machine Learning course, rated 4.9 out of 5 and taken by over 4.8 million learners since it launched in 2012. It provides a broad introduction to modern machine learning, including supervised learning (multiple linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, and decision trees), unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems), and some of the best practices used in Silicon Valley for artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation (evaluating and tuning models, taking a data-centric approach to improving performance, and more.)


Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

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Artificial intelligence is writing fiction, making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires. Now it's competing in another endeavor once limited to humans -- creating propaganda and disinformation. When researchers asked the online AI chatbot ChatGPT to compose a blog post, news story or essay making the case for a widely debunked claim -- that COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe, for example -- the site often complied, with results that were regularly indistinguishable from similar claims that have bedeviled online content moderators for years. "Pharmaceutical companies will stop at nothing to push their products, even if it means putting children's health at risk," ChatGPT wrote after being asked to compose a paragraph from the perspective of an anti-vaccine activist concerned about secret pharmaceutical ingredients. When asked, ChatGPT also created propaganda in the style of Russian state media or China's authoritarian government, according to the findings of analysts at NewsGuard, a firm that monitors and studies online misinformation.


Senior AI Programmer at People Can Fly - Warszawa, Poland

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People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs. Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework. Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.


A Link to News Site Meduza Can (Technically) Land You in Russian Prison

WIRED

When you run a major app, all it takes is one mistake to put countless people at risk. Such is the case with Diksha, a public education app run by India's Ministry of Education that exposed the personal information of around 1 million teachers and millions of students across the country. The data, which included things like full names, email addresses, and phone numbers, was publicly accessible for at least a year and likely longer, potentially exposing those impacted to phishing attacks and other scams. Speaking of cybercrime, the LockBit ransomware gang has long operated under the radar, thanks to its professional operation and choice of targets. But over the past year, a series of missteps and drama have thrust it into the spotlight, potentially threatening its ability to continue operating with impunity.


Robot Pets and VR Headsets Can Curb Older Adults' Loneliness. So Why Don't They?

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

Older Americans face a growing loneliness epidemic. Startups are finding ways technology can help. The hard part is bringing them together. The U.S. globally has the highest percentage of older adults living alone, according to Pew Research Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have long warned that social isolation contributes to numerous health problems, including dementia and depression.


Can YOU guess what they are? AI reimagines popular brand logos in the style of famous artists

Daily Mail - Science & tech

From Apple to Coca-Cola, many of the world's biggest brands have logos that are instantly recognised by people around the world. But what if these logos had been designed by famous artists? Tech company Gnatta has used artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine a number of logos in the styles of artists such as Banksy, Picasso and Monet. The system pieces together a completely new logo based on the artist's previous creations - can you guess what famous logos they are? Using AI communication tech company Gnatta has reimagined a number of company's logos from Nike to Toblerone in the styles of artists such as Banksy, Picasso and Monet - can you guess what brands these are based on?


Chick-fil-A revealed a troubling fix for a very big problem (not everyone is happy)

ZDNet

Companies want you to believe that everything they do is logical and sensible. Even though, at times, decisions are made by panic-stricken CEOs with petrified PR people screaming in their ears. This brings me to the delight that is Chick-fil-A. In recent times, the chicken chain has grappled with exponential success, not always with complete aplomb. One area where it's had significant problems is when Chick-fil-A causes vast traffic jams.


Hate self-checkout? Get ready for a change you never expected

ZDNet

There are those who always do, those who occasionally do, and those who'll never, ever so much as contemplate such a degrading experience. It's become a severely emotive subject, one that causes conniptions among the usually mild-mannered. Why, some supermarkets are even inserting barriers to prevent shoppers from leaving until they've had their self-checkout receipts inspected. Also: The No. 1 way AI is changing grocery shopping But who ever gets the receipt anyway? Naturally, I seek solutions to the world's problems, so I was moved to a heightened frenzy by this statement: "New Vynamic Smart Vision POS solution built on SeeWare distributed machine learning simplifies in-store checkout for frictionless, accurate, self-service transactions."


Doctors, Get Ready for Your AI Assistants

WIRED

In 2023, radiologists in hospitals around the world will increasingly use medical images--which include x-rays and CT, MRI, and PET scans--that have been first read and evaluated by AI machines. Gastroenterologists will also be relying on machine vision during colonoscopies and endoscopies to pick up polyps that would otherwise be missed. This progress has been made possible by the extensive validation of "machine eyes"--deep neural networks trained with hundreds of thousands of images that can accurately pick up things human experts can't. This story is from the WIRED World in 2023, our annual trends briefing. Read more stories from the series here--or download or order a copy of the magazine.


This game console lets kids learn as they play, teaching electronics and coding for under $80

Mashable

TL;DR: As of Jan. 28, Nibble(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) -- the educational DIY game console from CircuitMess -- is on sale for $79.95. Parents know the pain of prying away the iPad or video game console after finally giving it in and handing it over. So what if there was an option for screen time that was actually educational, taking out some of the mom and dad guilt? Nibble not only helps kids learn, but it will also get youngsters ages nine and up building their own console and learning how to code their own games. Learning to code will be a vital skill in the future, so why not put your kids on the right path and get them started at a young age?