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Future of AI Part 5: The Cutting Edge of AI


Edmond de Belamy is a Generative Adversarial Network portrait painting constructed in 2018 by Paris-based arts-collective Obvious and sold for $432,500 in Southebys in October 2018.

Certificate Course on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning by IIT Roorkee


Have you ever wondered how self-driving cars are running on roads or how Netflix recommends the movies which you may like or how Amazon recommends you products or how Google search gives you such an accurate results or how speech recognition in your smartphone works or how the world champion was beaten at the game of Go? Machine learning is behind these innovations. In the recent times, it has been proven that machine learning and deep learning approach to solving a problem gives far better accuracy than other approaches. This has led to a Tsunami in the area of Machine Learning. Most of the domains that were considered specializations are now being merged into Machine Learning. Every domain of computing such as data analysis, software engineering, and artificial intelligence is going to be impacted by Machine Learning.

Alphabet's Next Billion-Dollar Business: 10 Industries To Watch - CB Insights Research


Alphabet is using its dominance in the search and advertising spaces -- and its massive size -- to find its next billion-dollar business. From healthcare to smart cities to banking, here are 10 industries the tech giant is targeting. With growing threats from its big tech peers Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon, Alphabet's drive to disrupt has become more urgent than ever before. The conglomerate is leveraging the power of its first moats -- search and advertising -- and its massive scale to find its next billion-dollar businesses. To protect its current profits and grow more broadly, Alphabet is edging its way into industries adjacent to the ones where it has already found success and entering new spaces entirely to find opportunities for disruption. Evidence of Alphabet's efforts is showing up in several major industries. For example, the company is using artificial intelligence to understand the causes of diseases like diabetes and cancer and how to treat them. Those learnings feed into community health projects that serve the public, and also help Alphabet's effort to build smart cities. Elsewhere, Alphabet is using its scale to build a better virtual assistant and own the consumer electronics software layer. It's also leveraging that scale to build a new kind of Google Pay-operated checking account. In this report, we examine how Alphabet and its subsidiaries are currently working to disrupt 10 major industries -- from electronics to healthcare to transportation to banking -- and what else might be on the horizon. Within the world of consumer electronics, Alphabet has already found dominance with one product: Android. Mobile operating system market share globally is controlled by the Linux-based OS that Google acquired in 2005 to fend off Microsoft and Windows Mobile. Today, however, Alphabet's consumer electronics strategy is being driven by its work in artificial intelligence. Google is building some of its own hardware under the Made by Google line -- including the Pixel smartphone, the Chromebook, and the Google Home -- but the company is doing more important work on hardware-agnostic software products like Google Assistant (which is even available on iOS).

An Epidemic of AI Misinformation


Maybe every paper abstract should have a mandatory field of what the limitations of the proposed approach are. That way some of the science miscommunications and hypes could maybe be avoided. The media is often tempted to report each tiny new advance in a field, be it AI or nanotechnology, as a great triumph that will soon fundamentally alter our world. Occasionally, of course, new discoveries are underreported. The transistor did not make huge waves when it was first introduced, and few people initially appreciated the full potential of the Internet.

Generative Autoregressive Networks for 3D Dancing Move Synthesis from Music Machine Learning

-- This paper proposes a framework which is able to generate a sequence of three-dimensional human dance poses for a given music. The proposed framework consists of three components: a music feature encoder, a pose generator, and a music genre classifier . We focus on integrating these components for generating a realistic 3D human dancing move from music, which can be applied to artificial agents and humanoid robots. The trained dance pose generator, which is a generative autoregressive model, is able to synthesize a dance sequence longer than 5,000 pose frames. Experimental results of generated dance sequences from various songs show how the proposed method generates humanlike dancing move to a given music. In addition, a generated 3D dance sequence is applied to a humanoid robot, showing that the proposed framework can make a robot to dance just by listening to music. Dance is one of the most important form of performing arts that having been emerged in all known cultures. As one of the specific subcategory of under theatrical dance, choreography associated with music is also one of the most popular forms that have usually been designed and physically performed by professional choreographers.

68 Melanie Mitchell on Artificial Intelligence and the Challenge of Common Sense – Sean Carroll


It's very abstract and it's something that deep neural networks can't do even in the simplest form. They can't recognize same… If you give them an example of something in which two things are the same versus two things are different in general, it can't do that task.

Autonomous Aerial Cinematography In Unstructured Environments With Learned Artistic Decision-Making Artificial Intelligence

Aerial cinematography is revolutionizing industries that require live and dynamic camera viewpoints such as entertainment, sports, and security. However, safely piloting a drone while filming a moving target in the presence of obstacles is immensely taxing, often requiring multiple expert human operators. Hence, there is demand for an autonomous cinematographer that can reason about both geometry and scene context in real-time. Existing approaches do not address all aspects of this problem; they either require high-precision motion-capture systems or GPS tags to localize targets, rely on prior maps of the environment, plan for short time horizons, or only follow artistic guidelines specified before flight. In this work, we address the problem in its entirety and propose a complete system for real-time aerial cinematography that for the first time combines: (1) vision-based target estimation; (2) 3D signed-distance mapping for occlusion estimation; (3) efficient trajectory optimization for long time-horizon camera motion; and (4) learning-based artistic shot selection. We extensively evaluate our system both in simulation and in field experiments by filming dynamic targets moving through unstructured environments. Our results indicate that our system can operate reliably in the real world without restrictive assumptions. We also provide in-depth analysis and discussions for each module, with the hope that our design tradeoffs can generalize to other related applications. Videos of the complete system can be found at:

Ways AI projects are changing your life right now, in 2018


Imagine: in 2001 Steven Spielberg released his science fiction movie called "Artificial Intelligence". Artificial intelligence programming is one of the hottest topics in the tech world today, and many influencers, from late, great Stephen Hawking to increasingly popular Elon Musk, both embrace the achievements of AI projects and warn us about the possible implications. So how does this new technology influence the world around us? Should you be worried that some AI robot will steal your job any time soon? Both academic and industrial researchers have put a lot of effort into creating adaptable smart machines for all sorts of industrial processes. Many startups have caught the trend and are beginning to develop reinforcement learning algorithms for industrial robotics.

Rebooting AI: What reading and robots have in common


Welcome to TechTalks' AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on AI. The media is rife with stories that warn of AI algorithms bringing people back from the dead, AI algorithms developing secret languages, mass technological unemployment, and a looming robot apocalypse. Movies and TV series like Her, The Circleand Westworld,which present a mystic portrayal of conscious machines and human-level AI being just around the corner. Rebooting AI is a refreshing read and a much-needed reality check on the current confusing state of artificial intelligence. Consider the following text, mentioned in Rebooting AI: "Elsie tried to reach her aunt on the phone, but she didn't answer."