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Artificial intelligence suggests recipes based on food photos

MIT News

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) believe that analyzing photos like these could help us learn recipes and better understand people's eating habits. In a new paper with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), the team trained an artificial intelligence system called Pic2Recipe to look at a photo of food and be able to predict the ingredients and suggest similar recipes. "In computer vision, food is mostly neglected because we don't have the large-scale datasets needed to make predictions," says Yusuf Aytar, an MIT postdoc who co-wrote a paper about the system with MIT Professor Antonio Torralba. They then used that data to train a neural network to find patterns and make connections between the food images and the corresponding ingredients and recipes.


Dogs Have Same Genes As Williams Beuren Syndrome Patients, And That Makes Them Friendly, Study Finds

International Business Times

The study found that hyper-social canines carry variants of the genes GTF2I and GTF2IRD1, the deletion of which, in humans, triggers the Williams-Beuren Syndrome, or more commonly known as the Williams syndrome. The National Organization for Rare Disorders characterizes WBS as a "rare genetic disorder characterized by growth delays before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation), short stature, a varying degree of mental deficiency, and distinctive facial features that typically become more pronounced with age." "This exciting observation highlights the utility of the dog as a genetic system informative for studies of human disease, as it shows how minor variants in critical genes in dogs result in major syndromic effects in humans," she said, BBC reported. In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, surrounded by Lupo, the couple's cocker spaniel, and Tilly the retriever (a Middleton family pet) in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, in Aug. 2013.


Nvidia and the GPU: contribution to the AI world of self-driving cars

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In other words, GPU delivers better prediction accuracy, faster results, smaller footprint, lower power and lower costs. What is fascinating about Nvidia is that it has a full stack solution architecture for DL applications, making it easier and faster for data scientist engineers to deploy their programs. As part of a complete software stack for autonomous driving, NVIDIA created a neural-network-based system, known as PilotNet, which outputs steering angles given images of the road ahead. In addition to learning the obvious features such as lane markings, edges of roads, and other cars, PilotNet learns more subtle features that would be hard to anticipate and program by engineers, for example, bushes lining the edge of the road and atypical vehicle classes (Source:Cornell university CS department).


Twitter says it is making progress on abuse problem but there is still much left to be done

The Independent

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 ...


OnePlus 5: Users urged to install new update that fixes issue that stopped them ringing 911

The Independent

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 ...


Amazon is working on a messaging app called Anytime

Daily Mail

The service will rival social networks by allowing users to message, share videos and photos, apply @mention tags and filters. The new service looks like Amazon's latest attempt to try and compete with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Amazon is working on an all-in-one feature-rich service that would allow users to message, do video and photo sharing, apply @mention tags and filters, according to a new report. According to the report by AFTV news, the app will allow people to do things in groups, such as play games, listen to music together and order food. In May Amazon's Echo allowed users to place and receive calls and messages from one Alexa-enabled device to another using voice commands In February the Seattle-based firm released a video conferencing app called Amazon Chime.


Essential Phone PH-1 will be launching later this year

Daily Mail

Executives from the California company met with UK operators, including EE, last week to thrash out a deal. Executives from the California company met with UK operators, including EE, last week to thrash out a deal. It also boasts Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 835 processor and what Essential claims is'one of the world's best phone cameras' But almost 50 days later customers who pre-ordered are still waiting, with no word from Essential on when they can expect them to arrive. Alongside the Essential phone, Andy Rubin has unveiled a new home assistant to rival Apple's upcoming Siri Speaker.


Emotion Artificial Intelligence will personalize interactions - Tech2

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Devices enriched with AI, depth-sensing and neurolinguistic-programming technologies are starting to process, analyze and respond to human emotions. They use the technological approaches of natural-language processing and natural-language understanding, but they don't currently perceive human emotions. Artificial emotional intelligence ("emotion AI") will change that. The next steps for these systems are to understand and respond to users' emotional states, and to appear more human-like, in order to enable more comfortable and natural interaction with users.


AI matches snaps to a database of over one million recipes

Daily Mail

MIT researchers developed Recipe1M, a database of recipes annotated with information about the ingredients in a wide range of dishes. The closest match Pic2Recipe came up with for a McDonald's Big Mac was a White Castle cheeseburger, a competing brand popular in the US. Images of the latest culinary masterpieces on social media may soon serve a practical purpose, if the creators of a new AI system have their way. We also tested the app using some of the most recognisable food items from a number of popular restaurants and fast food chains, including a McDonald's Big Mac (left) which was matched to a White Castle cheeseburger (right), a competing brand popular in the US This was a match of 88 per cent.


AI suggests recipe for a dish just by studying a photo of it

New Scientist

Researchers have devised a machine learning algorithm that looks at photos of food and predicts the recipe that created the dish. The AI can also work out from a photo what ingredients went into a food: presented with an image of a plate of biscuits, for example, it knows that they are likely to include flour, eggs and butter. App such as MyFitnessPal already let people track calorie intake, but they have to manually input what they eat. But image recognition algorithms can only go so far, says Christoph Trattner at MODUL University Vienna in Austria.