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The Math of Living Things - Issue 102: Hidden Truths

Nautilus

It's hard to argue with the famously authoritative Oxford English Dictionary, but its definition of physics as the "branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of non-living matter and energy" is incomplete because physics studies living things as well. Physicists reported biological research at their first international meeting in 1900, and physics and math still help biologists understand living things. In a striking reverse connection, in the 1940s Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger, founders of relativistic and quantum physics, respectively, projected that tackling questions of biological importance could also enhance physics. They were right: Today researchers are exploring "information" as more than a vaguely defined idea. Instead it has become a specific and unifying concept with deep meaning in both physics and biology.


Nvidia's Canvas AI Painting Tool Turns Color Blobs into Realistic Imaginaries

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Nvidia's New Canvas tool, which is now available as a beta-free version, is a real-time painting tool GauGAN that can be used by anyone with an NVIDIA RTX GPU. It allows creators to create a rough landscape by painting blobs and then it fills it with convincingly photorealistic content. Each distinct color on the tool represents a different type of feature: water, mountains, grass, ruins, and others. The crude sketch is passed to a generative adversarial network when colors are blobbed onto the canvas. GANs essentially pass content to AI creator that tries to make a realistic image.


Nanotechnology and artificial intelligence may be valuable components in securing global food …

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For instance, a roadmap has been developed to combine smart and nano-enabled agricultural practices combining AI and machine learning to …


How Teachers Can Use Chatbots to Analyze a Student's Learning Skills

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Artificial intelligence is getting a little smarter every day. Digital learning continues its expansion at all levels of education. Bots are designed to make our lives easier, more informative, and more interesting. Their machine learning capabilities make them a promising technology in education. The knowledge base of chatbots will only grow, and the bots themselves will be able to learn along with students.


EBRAINS Researchers Introduce A Robot Whose Internal Workings Mimic Human Brain

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The human brain contains between 100 million and 100 billion neurons that process information from the senses and body and send messages back to the body. Thus, human intelligence is one of the most intriguing concepts many AI scientists are looking to replicate. A team of researchers at the new EBRAINS research infrastructure are building robots whose internal workings mimic the brain that would bring new concepts on the neural mechanisms. Led by Cyriel Pennartz, a Professor of Cognition and Systems Neurosciences at the University of Amsterdam, the team includes cognitive neuroscientists, computational modelers, and roboticists who came together to create complex neural network architectures for perception. This architecture is built based on real-life data from rats.


Bride's money-saving wedding hacks go viral on TikTok: 'Ideas we're scrapping'

FOX News

Engaged couples are forced to postpone their weddings due to social distancing measures. Some couples know the value of a dollar. Or in Sian Taylor's case, she and her fiancé Andy know the value of a pound. The young couple got engaged in the U.K. back in May and have been planning their nuptials, which Taylor has been documenting on TikTok. Throughout the planning process, Taylor realized various wedding services and supplies can quickly rack up a large price tag.


Insects to turn food waste into animal feed - Energy Live News

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Cambridge-based business Better Origin has developed a product that it claims uses insects to'naturally convert' food waste into animal feed. Although it claims the conversion to be natural, the technology harnesses the power of AI and is fully autonomous. The product functions by feeding the food waste to insects, which are then used by farmers to feed their livestock. The human population is forecast to surpass nine billion by 2050, with food production needing to increase by 70% to increase demand. Better Origin argues that its solution to food waste promotes a circular food system; with waste being consumed by insects to then feed animals, increasing the food supply to humans in a sustainable way.


The Machine Ethics Podcast: What is AI?

AIHub

This podcast was created, and is run by, Ben Byford and collaborators. Over the last few years the podcast has grown into a place of discussion and dissemination of important ideas, not only in AI but in tech ethics generally. The goal is to promote debate concerning technology and society, and to foster the production of technology (and in particular: decision making algorithms) that promote human ideals. Ben Byford is a AI ethics consultant, code, design and data science teacher, freelance games designer with over 10 years of design and coding experience building websites, apps, and games. In 2015 he began talking on AI ethics and started the Machine Ethics podcast.


Legal Implications And Accountability Qua Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Trends

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Thus, Big Data and Machine learning in the current scenario are very closely interrelated. India has diverse and large amounts of data given the population. AI remains a crucial element of innovation, infrastructure, jobs, skill market and strategic interests of the country whose need has escalated even more due to the pandemic. However, there is an absence of any big data repository, guidelines for usage of big data and the Regulation of AI in India, thus, making it hard to deduce a trend of AI friendly technological ecosystem in the country. It's impossible to approach AI and Big data trends without considering legal implications and accountability for its application.


HPE Acquires Determined AI to Accelerate ML Training Capabilities

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The News: HOUSTON – June 21, 2021 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it has acquired Determined AI, a San Francisco-based startup that delivers a powerful and robust software stack to train AI models faster, at any scale, using its open source machine learning (ML) platform. HPE will combine Determined AI's unique software solution with its world-leading AI and high performance computing (HPC) offerings to enable ML engineers to easily implement and train machine learning models to provide faster and more accurate insights from their data in almost every industry. Analyst Take: HPE opened up its big Discover 2021 week with a handful of announcements. The deal size wasn't disclosed, but I immediately see this deal as a strategic capability to add to the company's HPC and AI portfolio and something that will be well suited to be incorporated into the company's as-a-service ambitions. Furthermore, the Determined AI acquisition comes at an opportune moment as HPE continues to accelerate the process of transforming its entire portfolio to consumption services as part of its GreenLake portfolio.