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Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of beautiful AI minds

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Valpola, 44, is founder of The Curious AI Company, a 20-person artificial intelligence startup based in Helsinki, which has just raised $3.67 million in funding – small change compared to many tech funding rounds, but an impressive sum for a company that has no products and is only interested in research. Wanting to put his theories into practice, Valpola co-founded ZenRobotics, a startup building brains for intelligent robots. At this year's Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (the leading conference in AI, better known as NIPS), he is going to present a cousin of the ladder network, punningly entitled Mean Teacher. "I've met Harri a few times, and we have similar views on AI and deep learning," says Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London.


Researchers use Wikipedia to give Artificial Intelligence Common Sense Knowledge – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

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As humans, explains BYU computer science professor David Wingate, we know intuitively that certain verbs pair naturally with certain nouns, and we also know that most verbs don't make sense when paired with random nouns. That intuition, for the most part, doesn't exist with computer artificial intelligence agents, who are good at identifying objects but less so in knowing what to do with them. As it stands right now, explains BYU computer science undergrad and research co-author Ben Murdoch, there are plenty of artificial intelligence agents who can identify what they're looking at, but they can't go beyond the ID: they might know they're looking at a phone but don't necessarily know what a phone is good for. "When machine learning researchers turn robots or artificially intelligent agents loose in unstructured environments, they try all kinds of crazy stuff," said Murdoch.


Artificial intelligence may replace 40% of all jobs: Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio

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Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said Friday that almost half of the jobs in the next two decades will be replaced by artificial intelligence. "By in large, the world is going to largely consist of people who can take language and put it into code, which then allows the computer to operate like a brain or people who are going to be displaced by that," Dalio told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo of "Mornings with Maria." Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund, said coding, as an educational area and subsequent career path, will help bridge the gap of widespread jobs loss. It can give many more people jobs.


What You Need to Know About Machine Learning – Part One - Phrasee

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A computer program is said to learn from experience "E" with respect to some class of tasks "T" and performance measure "P" if its performance in tasks "T", as measured by "P" improves with experience "E" This, of course, is just a fancy way of saying that if a machine is able to perform a task more effectively over time based on measuring its own performance and changing how it performs its tasks accordingly, it can be considered a learning machine. Mining and compiling enough data and exhaustively analyzing all the variables involved may not produce perfect predictions of future events, but it can get you pretty darn close. Today, with machine learning involved, the process happens in real time, with little or no interruption to the business day. The machines involved learn as they go.


Deep Learning Explained - in 4 Simple Facts -- Steemit

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Machine learning, as we previously examined, consists of a machine learning from experience, by perfecting a model it forms after doing a task over and over again. Try running a Deep Learning algorithm on a low end machine, and see how fast it crashes… and possibly burns. On a data level, Deep Learning performs at its best when it has huge volumes of data to analyze. Whereas Machine Learning allows a machine to simply learn, this paradigm has given birth to systems with capabilities better than those of humans.


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An attempt will be made to find how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves." They left out the most important part of building intelligent machines, the intelligence … before we attempt to build intelligent machines we have to first understand how the brain things, and there is nothing artificial about that." If intelligence was a cake, unsupervised learning would be the cake, supervised learning would be the icing on the cake, and reinforcement learning would be the cherry on the cake. We need to solve the unsupervised learning problem before we can even think of getting to true AI."


One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella formed the Microsoft AI and Research group one year ago this month as a fourth engineering division at the company, alongside the Office, Windows and Cloud & Enterprise divisions. Examples include a new feature, released just last week, which allows developers to export a custom data model to work offline with Apple's iOS 11 Core ML machine learning framework, letting apps use Microsoft's Custom Vision Service to recognize images even when not online. This summer, the company formed a new team inside Shum's organization called Microsoft Research AI, led by longtime artificial intelligence researcher Eric Horvitz, to bring together the company's top talent in core areas such as machine perception, learning, reasoning and natural language. "We've largely built what I would call wedges of competency -- a great speech recognition system, a great vision and captioning system, great object recognition system," said Horvitz, who is known for projects such as the virtual animated assistant that greets visitors at his door.


[FoR&AI] The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI – Rodney Brooks

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Why are people making mistakes in predictions about Artificial Intelligence and robotics, so that Oren Etzioni, I, and others, need to spend time pushing back on them? Below I outline seven ways of thinking that lead to mistaken predictions about robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Research on AGI is an attempt to distinguish a thinking entity from current day AI technology such as Machine Learning. Then, with an unending Moore's law mixed in making computers faster and faster, Artificial Intelligence will take off by itself, and, as in speculative physics going through the singularity of a black hole, we have no idea what things will be like on the other side.


Artificial intelligence screening job hunters

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I'd be prompted say'are you ready for question one?,'" says Chief Data Officer Ben Taylor. Taylor is the Chief Data Officer at ZIFF, a company specializing in facial recognition, and he spends a lot of time talking about AI. The computer program can be taught to watch for behaviors like eye movement, smiling and micro-expressions but it can also be taught to ignore things like gender, age and race. We asked, "Can you make the computer eliminate racism."


How far are we from The Singularity?

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In the case of computer science, or artificial intelligence, a singularity is a point when we would achieve human intelligence (or even better, super intelligence) on computers. Bill Gates put it very nicely when he said the human brain is an extremely slow computer, running a very beautiful algorithm – the ability to question things, and possessing sentience itself. It will soon be possible to run our very beautiful algorithm on extremely fast computers made of silicon. When a breakthrough happens, we would be able to crack the rest to achieve human or rather human intelligence on computers.