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Understanding AlphaGo: how AI thinks and learns (Advanced)


"It was the worst possible time, Everyone else was doing something different." In 1943, neurophysiologist Warren McCulloch and mathematician Walter Pitts created computational models based on math algorithms called Threshold Logic Unit (TLU) to describe how neurons might work. Simulations of neural networks were possible until computers became more advanced in the 1950s. Before the 2000s it was considered one of the worst areas of research. LeCun and Hinton variously mentioned how in this period their papers were routinely rejected from being published due to their subject being neural networks.

Face Recognition: What Can a Face Recognition App Be Capable Of and How to Make It Happen?


There Is a Range of Tasks Your Face Recognition App Can Be Designed to Perform If You Use the Right Face Recognition Methods. The Facial Recognition technology has been one of those, gaining ground fastest over recent years and one that is still, obviously, pretty far from its heyday. Invented to, virtually, enhance, or rather, extend one of the 6 human senses, it is finding new, often, critically important (for example, public security-related) uses and becoming more wide-spread globally by the day. According to, the total worth of the global Face Recognition software market is estimated to have constituted some USD 3.85 billion in 2017 and it is predicted to reach USD 9.78 billion in 2023, thus showing a nearly threefold growth. This can only mean that while giving those better equipped with Face Recognition apps an edge and an additional means of control, the rapidly developing Facial Recognition technology is also becoming a competitive factor for businesses in various industry sectors.

The Future of AI in the Face of Data Famine


The field of artificial intelligence research was founded as an academic discipline in 1956. Despite a history of 60 years, the era is still at the very beginning, and the future has a bumpy road ahead when compared to similar disciplines, which is mainly driven by challenges in the domain of ethics and availability of data. Fluctuating Fortunes of AI Since its beginning, Artificial Intelligence has experienced three major breakthroughs and two periods of stagnation. Its most recent renaissance was triggered in 2016 with the historical moment of AlphaGo defeating the world's best players of Go, a game thought to be too complex for Artificial Intelligence. As we learned from the previous circles of AI, whenever it makes a leap forward, there is a lot of scrutiny and concern over what this means for the world; both in the industry as well as society.

How Does Artificial Intelligence Changing The Face of Web Design and Development?


Artificial intelligence and machine learning is a buzzword. Nowadays, techies from all across the globe are studying various applications for AI in variegated industries. No doubt, AI brings efficiency and preciseness with it that's why it has become a favorite of businesses all across the world. What is the role of AI in software and how it can enhance the features and performance of the software applications or web applications? Let's figure out answer to this question through this blog.

Artificial Intelligence Software Market to Reach $126.0 Billion in Annual Worldwide Revenue by 2025


Artificial intelligence (AI) within the consumer, enterprise, government, and defense sectors is migrating from a conceptual "nice to have" to an essential technology driving improvements in quality, efficiency, and speed. According to a new report from Tractica, the top industry sectors where AI is likely to bring major transformation remain those in which there is a clear business case for incorporating AI, rather than pie-in-the-sky use cases that may not generate return on investment for many years. "The global AI market is entering a new phase in 2020 where the narrative is shifting from asking whether AI is viable to declaring that AI is now a requirement for most enterprises that are trying to compete on a global level," says principal analyst Keith Kirkpatrick. According to the market intelligence company, AI is likely to thrive in consumer (Internet services), automotive, financial services, telecommunications, and retail industries. Not surprisingly, the consumer sector has demonstrated its ability to capture AI, thanks to the combination of three key factors – large data sets, high-performance hardware and state of the art algorithms.

State of AI and ML in Insurance LexisNexis Risk Solutions


As the industry gears up to enter 2020 and the new decade, carriers are investing in the capabilities that will help them thrive in an increasingly fast-paced, data-driven marketplace. To better understand insurance carriers' perceptions and the potential benefits and challenges impacting AI and ML adoption, LexisNexis Risk Solutions surveyed more than 300 insurance professionals across the top 100 U.S. carriers within the auto, home, life and commercial markets. Complete the form to access the white paper now.

The Beginner's Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Unity.


Do your non-player characters lack drive and ambition? Are they slow, stupid and constantly banging their heads against the wall? Then this course is for you. Join Penny as she explains, demonstrates and assists you in creating your very own NPCs in Unity with C#. All you need is a sound knowledge of Unity, C# and the ability to add two numbers together.

Hierarchical Decision Making by Generating and Following Natural Language Instructions

Neural Information Processing Systems

We explore using latent natural language instructions as an expressive and compositional representation of complex actions for hierarchical decision making. Rather than directly selecting micro-actions, our agent first generates a latent plan in natural language, which is then executed by a separate model. We introduce a challenging real-time strategy game environment in which the actions of a large number of units must be coordinated across long time scales. We gather a dataset of 76 thousand pairs of instructions and executions from human play, and train instructor and executor models. Experiments show that models using natural language as a latent variable significantly outperform models that directly imitate human actions.