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All the Google products rumoured to be launching in 2017

The Independent

Last year, Google announced the Google Pixel. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo. A Toyota Motors employee demonstrates a smartphone app with the company's pocket plug-in hybrid (PHV) service on the cockpit of the latest Prius hybrid vehicle during Toyota's "connected strategy" press briefing in Tokyo An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Visitors experience Samsung Electronics' Gear VR during the Korea Electronics Grand Fair at an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Chris Burbridge, Autonomous Driving Software Engineer for Tata Motors European Technical Centre, demonstrates the car manufacturer's GLOSA V2X functionality, which is connected to the traffic lights and shares information with the driver, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight.


Draft bill gives the government power to control your drone

Engadget

Remotely piloted aircraft can also be a force for good, like in Africa where drones are being used to stop poaching. New draft legislation from the Trump administration would authorize the government to track, take control of, and destroy drones that the government thinks pose a threat to specially designated areas. The draft bill is part of the National Defense Authorization Act and contains some sweeping language around what the government could do in these specially designated areas. It also includes language allowing officials to "redirect, disable, disrupt control of, exercise control of, seize, or confiscate" the aircraft as well as any cargo attached.


Is Google's RankBrain About To Get A New Machine Learning Cousin?

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Known as RankBrain, the algorithm functions alongside the Hummingbird update, helping Google understand the semantic meaning behind complex user queries. Now, it's been nearly two years since RankBrain was released and we haven't seen news of any major update or any new machine learning algorithm to work in conjunction with it on the horizon--are we overdue for seeing a new machine learning RankBrain cousin? It was released stealthily in mid-2015, months before it was officially announced, to work with the Hummingbird algorithm, which recognizes the meaning and intent behind user queries rather than merely matching keywords to keywords on-page. RankBrain's intention is to help Google understand more complex user queries by reducing them down to more decipherable chunks, which is becoming increasingly important due to the rise in voice search queries (which are often long and conversational).


AI vs Statistics – Source Institute – Medium

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As an article in McKinsey Quarterly put it, "Machine learning is based on a number of earlier building blocks, starting with classical statistics." Where do statistical methods end and AI like Machine Learning (ML) begin? Machine Learning uses Data Mining techniques and other learning algorithms to build models of what is happening behind some data so that it can predict future outcomes. Artificial Intelligence has some goal to achieve by predicting how actions will affect the model of the world and chooses the actions that will best achieve that goal.


Top #M2M Brand: @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #AI #ML #DL #DX #SmartCities

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.


Google's AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV

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Using related techniques, these scientists were able to create a lip-reading program called LipNet that achieved 93.4 percent accuracy in tests, compared to 52.3 percent human accuracy. By comparison, DeepMind's software -- known as "Watch, Listen, Attend, and Spell" -- was tested on far more challenging footage; transcribing natural, unscripted conversations from BBC politics shows. More than 5,000 hours of footage from TV shows including Newsnight, Question Time, and the World Today, was used to train DeepMind's "Watch, Listen, Attend, and Spell" program. The videos included 118,000 difference sentences and some 17,500 unique words, compared to LipNet's test database of video of just 51 unique words.


Bill Gates: Try a career in artificial intelligence, energy or bioscience to make an impact

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We have only begun to tap into all the ways it will make people's lives more productive and creative. We realized we couldn't wait to get involved-we had to start giving back right away. You can start fighting inequity sooner, whether it is in your own community or in a country halfway around the world. Like our good friend Warren Buffett, I measure my happiness by whether people close to me are happy and love me, and by the difference I make in other people's lives.


Artificial Intelligence and Engineering European Springs & Pressings Ltd Ireland

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With the evolution of the Internet of Things and the rise of automation, artificial intelligence will play a growing part in all processes of design and manufacturing involved in a wide range of engineering industries. Behaviour-based robots are permitting an Artificial Intelligence revolution, with engineering industries becoming more organised and more able to perform at higher, optimised rates. In manufacturing, for example, this rise in automation and increase in robots with better cognitive skills will transform the industry in varied ways. They will be able to draw expert knowledge from cloud-based databases provided by the Internet of Things' connectivity.


Baidu's Deep Voice 2 text-to-speech engine can imitate hundreds of human accents

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Next time you hear a voice generated by Baidu's Deep Voice 2, you might not be able to tell whether it's human. That's leaps and bounds better than early versions of Deep Voice, which took multiple hours to learn one voice. Then, it autonomously derives unique voices from that model -- unlike voice assistants like Apple's Siri, which require that a human record thousands of hours of speech that engineers tune by hand, Deep Voice 2 doesn't require guidance or manual intervention. Google's WaveNet, a product of the company's DeepMind division, generates voices by sampling real human speech and independently creating its own sounds in a variety of voices.


[R] Fast way to find argmax of a radial basis function? (optimization problem). • r/MachineLearning

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I'm working on a continuous state and action Q-learning algorithm, using radial basis nets to store the value function. Basically I have a radial basis function and I have to find maximum. Basically fit a poly curve and then find the max root value. It's analytical, so it works pretty fast, but for low number of poly coefficients it's not very accurate, and for high number you get overfitting problems like you can see on the graph.