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Can machine learning be secure?


Machine learning systems offer unparalled flexibility in dealing with evolving input in a variety of applications, such as intrusion detection systems and …

Big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence: a neurologist's guide


Modern clinical practice requires the integration and interpretation of ever-expanding volumes of clinical data. There is, therefore, an imperative to develop efficient ways to process and understand these large amounts of data. Neurologists work to understand the function of biological neural networks, but artificial neural networks and other forms of machine learning algorithm are likely to be increasingly encountered in clinical practice. As their use increases, clinicians will need to understand the basic principles and common types of algorithm. We aim to provide a coherent introduction to this jargon-heavy subject and equip neurologists with the tools to understand, critically appraise and apply insights from this burgeoning field.

Google's 'Lip Synch' Challenge To Teach Its AI Systems How We Speak


The Lip Synch challenge, recently introduced by Google's AI Experiment group, aims at teaching the tech giant's AI system the art of reading lips. This initiative is being executed to help Google develop applications for people with speaking disabilities, such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Google plans to take assistance from professional singers to help their AI systems learn the skill of synchronisation. The platform is very self-descriptively named Lip Synch and is built by YouTube for Chrome on desktop. Lip Sync offers participants to sing a particular segment of the "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I, the only permissible sound bite accepted currently.

How retailers can use AI to drive sustainability and profits simultaneously


To date, most retailers who adopted artificial intelligence (AI) have done so purely to boost profits. However, now we are seeing a whole new driver for uptake, as there's a growing realisation that it can be used to help retailers become more sustainable as well. The good news is that these two drivers are not as separate as they might first appear: AI can make decisions that achieve sustainability and profits at the same time. Initiatives designed to drive profit and sustainability have always been linked. In fact, PwC research revealed that using AI to make decisions about environment-related areas, such as agriculture, water, energy and transport could add more than $5 trillion to the global economy over the next decade.

Essential Algorithms - Programmer Books


Computer algorithms are the basic recipes for programming. Professional programmers need to know how to use algorithms to solve difficult programming problems. Written in simple, intuitive English, this book describes how and when to use the most practical classic algorithms, and even how to create new algorithms to meet future needs. The book also includes a collection of questions that can help readers prepare for a programming job interview.

AI Is Making Robots More Fun – IAM Network


The "Curly" curling robots are capturing hearts around the world. A product of Korea University in Seoul and the Berlin Institute of Technology, the deep reinforcement learning powered bots slide stones along ice in a winter sport that dates to the 16th century. As much as their human-expert-bettering accuracy or technology impresses, a big part of the Curly appeal is how we see the little machines in the physical space: the determined manner in which the thrower advances in the arena, smartly raising its head-like cameras to survey the shiny white curling sheet, gently cradling and rotating a rock to begin delivery, releasing deftly at the hog line as a skip watches from the backline, with our hopes.Artificial intelligence (AI) today delivers everything from soup recipes to stock predictions, but most tech works out-of-sight. More visible are the physical robots of various shapes, sizes and functions that embody the latest AI technologies. These robots have generally been helpful, and now they are also becoming a more entertaining and enjoyable part of our lives.

This 2-for-1 Echo Dot speaker deal for Amazon Prime Day 2020 is too good to miss

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This smart speaker deal is too good to pass up. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. By now, Amazon lovers the world over know that life with a trusty, voice-controlled, Alexa-enabled smart speaker is just easier: These handy little devices help to keep households organized, informed and entertained. If you've been on the fence about snagging one for your own home or waiting for a price drop to add another to your collection, get thee to your virtual Amazon cart for a two-for-one special on the Echo Dot 3rd generation that's sure to knock your socks off. As part of the retailer's early Prime Day 2020 deals (shop our favorites here), Prime members (sign up for a free 30-day trial now, then pay $12.99 per month) can add two Amazon Echo Dot speakers, normally $49.99 and on sale for $39.99, to their cart and enter coupon code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout to get both speakers for just $39.98.

Int'l project combats online antisemitism through artificial intelligence - The Jerusalem Post


The Alfred Landecker Foundation has announced its support for an initiative that will aim to combat the spread of antisemitism and hatred online by using artificial intelligence (AI). Titled "Decoding Antisemitism," the project was financially backed by the Foundation, which donated an additional 3 million Euros to the budget. By supporting the project, the Foundation is joining forces with the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University of Berlin, King's College London and other renowned scientific institutions in Europe and Israel. The international team, comprised of discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians, is currently focusing its efforts on developing an AI-driven approach to identifying online antisemitism, a feat that may be harder to achieve than expected. Studies have shown that the majority of antisemitic defamation is expressed in implicit ways – through the use of codes for instance ("juice" instead of "Jews") and allusions to certain conspiracy narratives or the reproduction of stereotypes through images.

Artificial Intelligence Enhances Speed of Discoveries For Particle Physics


Researchers at MIT have recently demonstrated that utilizing artificial intelligence to simulate aspects of particles and nuclear physics theories can lead to faster algorithms, and therefore faster discoveries when it comes to theoretical physics. The MIT research team combined theoretical physics with AI models to accelerate the creation of samples that simulate interactions between neutrons, protons, and nuclei. There are four fundamental forces that govern the universe: gravity, electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force. The strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces are studied through particle physics. The traditional method of studying particle interactions requires running numerical simulations of these interactions between particles, typically taking place at 1/10th or 1/100th the size of a proton.

Who thought political ads featuring Deepfake Putin and Kim trashing the US was a good idea?


A not-for-profit called RepresentUS, working with creative media agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address, recently used the popular Deepfake AI system to create a pair of political ads featuring actors digitally manipulated to look like Vladmir Putin and Kim Jong Un mocking the current state of US politics. The ads were reportedly slated to air on Fox, CNN, and MSNBC in their DC markets but were "pulled at the last minute" for reasons unknown. Allow me to clear the mystery: they were probably pulled because this is a bad idea. But before we get into that, let's take a moment to break down what's happening in the ads. RepresentUs, the not-for-profit behind the project, says on its website that it brings together "conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful state and local laws that fix our broken elections and stop political bribery. Our strategy is central to ending political corruption, extremism and gridlock."