2019 Conference


The International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) is the premier gathering of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the branch of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. ICML is globally renowned for presenting and publishing cutting-edge research on all aspects of machine learning used in closely related areas like artificial intelligence, statistics and data science, as well as important application areas such as machine vision, computational biology, speech recognition, and robotics. ICML is one of the fastest growing artificial intelligence conferences in the world. Between June 9 and June 15, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California, ICML will host over 8,000 participants.

This robotic arm for multitasking can be controlled with thoughts


Video: Who should be liable for robot misbehavior? Plenty of busy people have joked about needing an extra set of hands to juggle all their tasks, and now it just might be possible. Mind-controlled prosthetic limbs have already been developed for amputees, but the next level of bionics enhances healthy bodies and provides super-human abilities. Researchers at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Japan demonstrated how healthy people can use an extra robotic arm to multitask. In an article published in Science Robotics, the researchers describe a study where healthy participants used their minds to control a robotic arm while they also used their human arms to do something else.

Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Supply Chain Success


On this webcast, participants will hear from industry experts as they discuss Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications for Supply Chain. Participants will learn: •How will machine learning and artificial intelligence transform the supply chain of the future? Is the business domains ready for such transformation?

People who get defeated by AI feel horrible about themselves


Whether it's chess, Go, or Starcraft II, computer scientists are getting pretty good at building artificial intelligence that excels at games once dominated by people. For the hapless humans who are left eating the pro-gamer AI's dust, coming second to the bots again and again has a noticeable demoralizing effect, according to a study presented at a recent conference on human-robot interaction. While the psychological effects of playing games against a robot may not be groundbreaking, the study has dire implications for people who see more and more of their co-workers replaced by robots and AI -- in other words, as we all start to lose at the game of work. In the study, human participants competed against an algorithm in a letter-counting task. Presented with a random string of letters, people had to count the amount of times the letter "G" appeared and drag a block on a computer screen to a space corresponding with the right answer.

The Cartoon Lounge: Him, Robot; I, Robert

The New Yorker

Actually, the robot in this video is gender neutral, which is how I like it, except on "Westworld," where I'm O.K. with robots being entertaining, homicidal sex machines. Now, you'll find my robot to be entertaining if you, like me, like Ping-Pong--it's a Ping-Pong robot. And, if you think Ping-Pong isn't a sport, just watch this. But, as with any sport, getting good at Ping-Pong requires practice. It's best to do that with a human partner, but, if all of the other three hundred million Ping-Pong participants are otherwise engaged, this episode of The Cartoon Lounge will show you how to get your game on.