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This Is What a True Artificial Intelligence Really Is

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To borrow a cliché opening from the last high school commencement or Maid of Honor speech you heard, the dictionary defines artificial intelligence (AI) as 1: a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers; and 2: the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. But, do these definitions really explain the difference between an artificially intelligent system and one that's just programmed to be useful? What is "intelligent" behavior or, more specifically, "intelligent human behavior"? For many, the term "artificial intelligence" draws to mind humanoid robots like C-3PO from "Star Wars" or Dolores from "Westworld."



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The online dating service on Tuesday announced a partnership with music streaming site Spotify that will enable a brand new feature for those looking for a romantic match. Taking Tinder's swiping feature a step further, the Anthem will refer users who share similar musical interests. Tinder would pull "liked" brands and musical artists from Facebook pages, akin to the site's "common" or "shared interests" recommendations. In addition, Tinder is launching Tinder Music, which gives users set music themes that help them create their favorite playlists.


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Kimera Systems Inc. announced its Nigel artificial general intelligence (AGI) technology became a commercially deployable artificial intelligence technology to observe user behavior, comprehend context, and derive a common sense set of actions to apply under specific circumstances. Nigel was able to observe that a movie theater is a type of location, and that people share common behaviors with respect to their phones when they visit this type of location. Through these observations, Nigel learned to proactively dim screens and silence smartphones when people enter a cinema. As an artificial general intelligence technology, Nigel represents a new approach that fuses together a broad range of hard and soft sensor data, resulting in continuous observation, moment-to-moment contextual awareness and soon, complete comprehension.


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The People First Social Network Gab What is Gab? gab?ab/ informal verb talk, typically at length, about trivial matters. Gab is a people first social network-Users can post "Gabs," which have a 300 character limit-Users can follow other Gabbers and be followed back-Users can upvote or downvote Gabs-Top Gabs are ranked based on these votes-Gabs are also displayed in a chronological home feed, something that is no longer a defau... Rose Behar August 15, 2016 4:56pm In an expansive interview with the Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up about a number of personal and professional subjects, from the importance of his public coming out to why he believes analysts are wrong that Apple has nowhere left to grow. In response to media reports that a first information report has been registered against Amnesty International (AI) India over organizing an event on rights violations in Kashmir, a statement issued by the AI today said it is yet to receive the copy of the FIR.


This amazing search engine automatically face-swaps you into your image results

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A similar process is done on the target images to mask out the faces and intelligently put your own in their place -- and voila! It's not limited to hairstyles, either: put yourself in a movie, a location, a painting -- as long as there's a similarly positioned face to swap yours with, the software can do it. Kemelmacher-Shlizerman has also created systems that do automated age progression, something that can be useful in missing persons cases. "This is a first step in trying to imagine how a missing person's appearance might change over time."


Computers are becoming more creative – and we're not ready

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Early this year AI system AlphaGo cracked the ancient Chinese game Go, one of the most complex that ever existed. If there is one thing that fuels the speed of AI development, it's data. In 2011, Benjamin Grosser launched his Interactive Robotic Painting Machine, which paints abstract pictures with oil on canvas and responds to the sounds in its environment. That way Google's AI will be able to learn how creative people work, making itself more creative in the process.


Watchwith Snaps Up Machine Learning Technology from Arris

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The companies have integrated the automation technology into Watchwith's data-driven advanced advertising products. "What used to potentially require thousands of man-hours is now an automated process within the Watchwith platform," Watchwith says in a statement. By embedding artificial intelligence into the video advertising inventory creation process, Watchwith MAF gives TV networks and premium video publishers the power to create, manage and sell contextually relevant native video advertising at scale. "And the result is the highly scalable, native digital video advertising solution the TV industry needs to compete with Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and other native digital video distribution platforms."


This is why your fears about artificial intelligence are wrong

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Artificial intelligence will take over the world! "There's very smart people, whether it's Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates or Stephen Hawking, who have said, 'Oh my gosh, this is really dangerous,'" Hawkins said. Hawkins stressed that Numenta is specifically trying to reverse engineer only part of the human brain: The neocortex, which is what lets us learn and create a model of the world based on our environments and experiences. You can listen to Recode Decode in the audio player above, or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.


Scientists force computer to binge on TV shows and predict what humans will do

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Researchers have taught a computer to do a better-than-expected job of predicting what characters on TV shows will do, just by forcing the machine to study 600 hours' worth of YouTube videos. The researchers developed predictive-vision software that uses machine learning to anticipate what actions should follow a given set of video frames. They grabbed thousands of videos showing humans greeting each other, and fed those videos into the algorithm. To test how much the machine was learning about human behavior, the researchers presented the computer with single frames that showed meet-ups between characters on TV sitcoms it had never seen, including "The Big Bang Theory," "Desperate Housewives" and "The Office."