Creativity & Intelligence


Creativity Inspired Zero-shot Learning

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Zero-shot learning (ZSL) aims at understanding unseen categories with no training examples from class-level descriptions. To improve the discriminative power of zero-shot learning, we model the visual learning process of unseen categories with inspiration from the psychology of human creativity for producing novel art. We relate ZSL to human creativity by observing that zero-shot learning is about recognizing the unseen and creativity is about creating a likable unseen. We introduce a learning signal inspired by creativity literature that explores the unseen space with hallucinated class-descriptions and encourages careful deviation of their visual feature generations from seen classes while allowing knowledge transfer from seen to unseen classes. With hundreds of thousands of object categories in the real world and countless undiscovered species, it becomes unfeasible to maintain hundreds of examples per class to fuel the training needs of most existing recognition systems.


AI in Recruitment: Artificial Intelligence over Human Intelligence? By Kimberly Yoong – Hospitality Net

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Technological progress in today's society has reached unprecedented levels; the World Wide Web did not even exist thirty years ago, while smartphones as we know them today have barely been around for a decade. Now, an even more sophisticated tool is at the forefront of changing the way we live - Artificial Intelligence (AI). McKinsey's Global Institute model predicts that approximately 70 percent of companies will adopt some form of AI by 2030, and that countries which are able to establish themselves as AI leaders could capture up to 20 to 25 percent more economic benefits than current levels. In recent years, one particular use of AI has become a point of contention - the use of AI in recruitment. AI has been said to be the future of many things - and recruitment is no exception.


AI in Recruitment: Artificial Intelligence over Human Intelligence?

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Technological progress in today's society has reached unprecedented levels; the World Wide Web did not even exist thirty years ago, while smartphones as we know them today have barely been around for a decade. Now, an even more sophisticated tool is at the forefront of changing the way we live – Artificial Intelligence (AI). McKinsey's Global Institute model predicts that approximately 70 percent of companies will adopt some form of AI by 2030, and that countries which are able to establish themselves as AI leaders could capture up to 20 to 25 percent more economic benefits than current levels. In recent years, one particular use of AI has become a point of contention – the use of AI in recruitment. AI has been said to be the future of many things – and recruitment is no exception.


Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence Quanta Magazine

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In 2007, Kenneth Stanley, a computer scientist at the University of Central Florida, was playing with Picbreeder, a website he and his students had created, when an alien became a race car and changed his life. On Picbreeder, users would see an array of 15 similar images, composed of geometric shapes or swirly patterns, all variations on a theme. On occasion, some might resemble a real object, like a butterfly or a face. Users were asked to select one, and they typically clicked on whatever they found most interesting. Once they did, a new set of images, all variations on their choice, would populate the screen.


How to put human intelligence back into artificial intelligence The Star

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Just not as first envisioned. The business model of this Google sister company is based on monitoring people's movements and connecting the dots. But this week, before signing on the dotted line, Toronto tried to turn the tables on Sidewalk Labs. Now, the watcher is being watched and its surveillance is under scrutiny. That is as it should be.


Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence Quanta Magazine

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In 2007, Kenneth Stanley, a computer scientist at the University of Central Florida, was playing with Picbreeder, a website he and his students had created, when an alien became a race car and changed his life. On Picbreeder, users would see an array of 15 similar images, composed of geometric shapes or swirly patterns, all variations on a theme. On occasion, some might resemble a real object, like a butterfly or a face. Users were asked to select one, and they typically clicked on whatever they found most interesting. Once they did, a new set of images, all variations on their choice, would populate the screen.


The Jobs Robots Can't Do (At Least Not Yet)

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In the age of artificial intelligence, predicting which jobs will fall to automation is as much about what machines can do as it is about what they can't. More than half of all jobs in America -- both blue and white-collar -- are resistant to automation, according to an acclaimed study published in 2013 by two Oxford University researchers. Co-author Carl Benedikt Frey, who directs Oxford's Technology and Employment program, broke down three areas where human intelligence still beats artificial intelligence: perception and manipulation, social intelligence; and creativity. Each type has what Frey calls a "bottleneck," which slows the pace at which certain workforces can be automated. The premise is simple: Technology won't replace human workers if it can't do the job.


Austin funding news: Artificial intelligence and health care top recent local investments

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Austin-based big data company Shipwell has secured $35 million in Series B funding, according to company database Crunchbase, topping the city's recent funding headlines. The cash infusion was announced Oct. 24 and led by Georgian Partners. According to its Crunchbase profile, "Shipwell is a freight trucking startup that provides business with automated way transport of goods and services. The company believes that all businesses can have best-in-class shipping and transportation networks to ensure the efficient movement of goods and services. It builds intelligent and connected tools and software that allows shippers, brokers, and carriers to communicate in real-time and move freight in a painless and delightful way."


How to put human intelligence back into artificial intelligence The Star

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Just not as first envisioned. The business model of this Google sister company is based on monitoring people's movements and connecting the dots. But this week, before signing on the dotted line, Toronto tried to turn the tables on Sidewalk Labs. Now, the watcher is being watched and its surveillance is under scrutiny. That is as it should be.


What is Human Intelligence in the Age of Artificial Intelligence? -- Gordian Business

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Companies not already implementing or trialing Ai are being left behind. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, playing catch up is difficult. But does Ai work for or against your existing workforce? How will the'Age of Ai' affect the skills your company needs for the future.