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Elon Musk facing growing chorus of critics on 'evil' artificial intelligence

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However, other executives in Silicon Valley have taken issue with Musk's comments, including the leader of Google's artificial intelligence efforts. "I'm definitely not worried about the AI apocalypse," said Google's John Giannandrea, when speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. When reached for this story by Fox News, Musk's OpenAI had no comment. ELON MUSK SAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS HUMANITY'S BIGGEST RISK "AlphaGo isn't going to wake up tomorrow and decide humans are useless at Go…And it is certainly not going to wake up and decide to take over the planet.


[P] Momixa - Applying word embedding neural networks to playlist generation • r/MachineLearning

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To generate the playlist, we find points along the (euclidean) line between the normalized vectors of the two songs the user selects. We then find a small set of the closest (cosine distance) songs to each point on this line, and from that set identify the song with the minimal squared cosine distance from the two original songs. Our training data consists of 9k playlists of 30k songs, and we embed in a 200 dimension vector space. I have a suspicion that using a euclidean line through the vector space to draw the "path" of the playlist compared to the cosine distance for proximity comparisons may not be the best way to do this, but I can't really think of another way.


Creepiest Stories in Artificial Intelligence Development

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Now, these agents learned associatively: if they experienced pain around the time they saw a dog, they'd learn to associate the dog with pain. Microsoft launched the AI-powered bot, called Tay, in 2016. Actually, Tay was able to handle a variety of tasks, for example, joking with users, suggesting comments to the pictures you send her, telling stories, playing a game, and mirroring users' statements back to them. "Each team had designed a robot whose job it was to "herd" little robotic sheep into the robot's designated pen.


Where does artificial intelligence leave teachers

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Where does this leave teachers? Are our educators another profession to left unemployed by the inevitable march forward by intelligent machines? Have humans lost the game? Learning analytics and intelligent systems are coming to change the nature of classroom as they are able to offer personalized support for learners when they need it.


Machine Learning Is Making Video Game Characters Smarter And Robots More Competent

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So says Danny Lange, the VP of AI and machine learning at Unity Technologies, a major maker of game "engine" software that handles the underlying mechanics of titles like Firewatch and ChronoBlade. Today the company announced Unity Machine Learning Agents--open-source software linking its game engine to machine learning programs such as Google's TensorFlow. It will allow non-playable characters, through trial and error, to develop better, more creative strategies than a human could program, says Lange, using a branch of machine learning called deep reinforcement learning. And Nvidia's new Isaac Lab uses rival Epic Games' Unreal Engine to generate lifelike virtual environments for training the algorithms that control actual robots.


Apple Music Update Adds 'OK Google' Support To Android App

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Apple rolled out a new version of its Apple Music app for Android. With version 2.2.0, users who are accessing the Apple service via an Android device can now use the "OK Google" voice command to control Apple Music. This feature is actually part of the iOS 11 update that Apple started rolling out to iOS users yesterday. Apple has updated its Apple Music app for Android.


Star Trek: On a mission of discovery, futurism and bold social commentary

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In many ways, Star Trek was the right show, at the right time, despite the fact that only after its initial run of 79 episodes, and a legendary letter writing campaign by its fans to try to save it, it was canceled by NBC for poor ratings. Its predecessor, ARPANET, was established in 1969, the last year that the original Star Trek series was broadcast in its first non-syndicated run. Star Trek was certainly not the first TV show to pose social commentary in the form of science fiction. All of this which really would have been the stuff of Star Trek 50 years ago.


Girl with 3D-printed robotic hand to throw first pitch at World Series game

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A seven-year-old Las Vegas girl will throw out the first pitch in game four of the upcoming World Series. Hailey Dawson was born with Poland syndrome and is missing three fingers on her right hand. At the time, Dawson couldn't find any companies that could fit Hailey with a robotic hand for a reasonable cost. Over more than a year, the UNLV engineering students and faculty worked to develop a variety of robotic 3-D printed hands for then-five-year-old Hailey.


The next big act out of Abbey Road could be an AI startup

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Between 1962 and 1970, the Beatles recorded nearly all their singles and albums at London's Abbey Road Studios using one of EMI's innovative REDD mixing consoles. "We are aware of the studio's heritage of continually tracking technology as it changed over the years," says Jon Eades, innovation manager at Abbey Road Red, the studio's technology incubator, which launched in 2015. Uberchord, an AI-powered guitar-learning app, now has licensing deals with Sony and Universal, including a collection of Beatles songs; another graduate, Tokyo-based QRATES, is the first online crowdfunding platform for artists and labels to collect pre-orders from fans to fund vinyl pressing. Abbey Road Red's latest intake includes AI Music, which has created an app called Ripple that personalises tracks for each listener.


Vevo: Sr. Machine Learning Engineer

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Vevo is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 24 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalized and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV. Take a look inside Vevo: http://vevo.ly/cz8ykP We are growing our Data team and creating the next generation of Vevo's data services. The team's mission is to deliver intelligent, personalized, entertainment experiences and insights to our users, artists, record labels, and internal business groups.