Tools for Making Machine Learning Easier and Smoother


The computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, and audio recognition applications being developed using DL techniques need large amounts of computational power to process large amounts of data. There are three types of ML: supervised machine learning, unsupervised machine learning, and reinforcement learning. Another interesting example is Google DeepMind, which used DL techniques in AlphaGo, a computer program developed to play the board game Go. Using one of the world's most popular computer games, the developers of the project are creating a research environment open to artificial intelligence and machine learning researchers around the world.

Deep Learning Vs Machine Learning And Its Affect On Jobs


For quite some time, the term "machine learning" and "deep learning" seeped its way to the business language, especially when it is related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics and Big Data. One of the interesting advantages of the ML is that you can easily apply the training and knowledge received from analyzing huge data set to perform various functions and excelling at them like speech recognition, facial recognition, translation, object recognition, and various other tasks. In addition, deep learning is kind of expensive and one will need extensive data sets to train. However, it doesn't mean that both machine learning and deep learning will not affect your job, as they have already done and will simply continue to do so.

Kit Cummins awarded the American Chemical Society Pauling Medal

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Department of Chemistry Professor Christopher (Kit) Cummins has been honored with the 2017 Linus Pauling Medal, in recognition of his unparalleled synthetic and mechanistic studies of early-transition metal complexes, including reaction discovery and exploratory methods of development to improve nitrogen and phosphorous utilization. It is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry in the spirit of, and in honor of, Linus Pauling, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Prize for peace in 1962. Cummins joins several current members of the Department of Chemistry in being named a Linus Pauling Medal awardee, including Tim Swager (2016), Stephen Buchwald (2014), and Stephen Lippard (2009), as well as former department members Alexander Rich (1995) and John Waugh (1984). In addition, Cummins Group researchers work to develop new starting materials in phosphate chemistry, including acid forms that provide a starting point for synthesizing new phosphate-based materials with applications in next-generation battery technologies and catalysis.

Building a Real-Time Object Recognition App with Tensorflow and OpenCV


In this article, I will walk through the steps how you can easily build your own real-time object recognition application with Tensorflow's (TF) new Object Detection API and OpenCV in Python 3 (specifically 3.5). Google has just released their new TensorFlow Object Detection API. I wanted to lay my hands on this new cool stuff and had some time to build a simple real-time object recognition demo. And definitely have a look at the Tensorflow Object Detection API.


International Business Times

Smartphone chipmaker Nvidia has partnered with automotive safety company Autoliv and automotive company Volvo to develop self-driving software and hardware. "This cooperation with NVIDIA places Volvo, Autoliv, and Zenuity at the forefront of the fast-moving market to develop next generation autonomous driving capabilities and will speed up the development of Volvo's own commercially available autonomous drive cars," Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, stated in the press release Tuesday. The press release further stated the companies will work together to create artificial intelligence-based deep learning solutions for object detection, recognition the anticipation of threats and safe navigation. The self-driven car developed by Nvidia, Volvo, Autoliv, and Zenuity, will use the Nvidia Drive PX2 artificial intelligence based self-driving system which was first showcased at Consumer's Electronic Show (CES) 2016.

Sony's unorthodox take on AI is now open source


However, let's remember that it was on the forefront of deep learning with products like the Aibo robot dog, and has used it recently in the Echo-like Xperia Agent (above) and Xperia Ear. Sony joins its rivals Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others in making its AI open source. On one hand, it will help developers build smarts into products, and on the other, Sony is hoping that developers will "further build on the core libraries' programs," it writes. However, Sony's AI offerings are certainly unique.

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making ZDNet


Neural networks, machine-learning systems, predictive analytics, speech recognition, natural-language understanding and other components of what's broadly defined as'artificial intelligence' (AI) are currently undergoing a boom: research is progressing apace, media attention is at an all-time high, and organisations are increasingly implementing AI solutions in pursuit of automation-driven efficiencies. Neural networks are a particular concern not only because they are a key component of many AI applications -- including image recognition, speech recognition, natural language understanding and machine translation -- but also because they're something of a'black box' when it comes to elucidating exactly how their results are generated. This'black box' problem was addressed in a recent paper from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which examined neural networks trained on text-based data using a system comprising two modules -- a'generator' and an'encoder'. Many people -- including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and leading AI researchers -- have expressed concerns about how AI might develop, leading to the creation of organisations like Open AI and Partnership on AI aimed at avoiding potential pitfalls.

Google's latest AI experiment lets software autocomplete your doodles


At the time, the team behind Sketch-RNN revealed that the underlying neural net is being continuously trained using human-made doodles sourced from a different AI experiment first released back in November called Quick, Draw! is a web app called AutoDraw, which identified poorly hand-drawn doodles and suggested clean clip art replacements. The end goal, it appears, is to teach Google software to contextualize real-world objects and then recreate them using its understanding of how the human brain draws connections between lines, shapes, and other image components. There are two other demos, titled "Interpolation" and "Variational Auto-Encoder," that will have Sketch-RNN try to move between two different types of similar drawings in real time and also try to mimic your drawing will slight tweaks it comes up with on its own: The whole set of programs is a fascinating look underneath the hood of modern computer vision and image and object recognition tool sets tech companies have at their disposal.

Is it the end of the call centre as we know it?


Unlike manufacturing robots (the industrial machines we see on automated production lines and in manufacturing facilities) service robots require AI to operate in the real world and successfully perform tasks on request. Despite advances in natural language processing, AI is not good at reading sarcasm or human emotions. Instead, automated technology offers contact centre agents the time to deal with more complicated customer service queries, handling the time consuming administrative tasks that do not require human intervention. As it currently stands, artificial intelligence is used in automation to aid the human contact centre agent, or in the case of Pepper, as a fun novelty.

Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing?


The promise of these assistants, ranging from Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant to the newcomer, Samsung's Bixby, is that someday we will each have our own personal, always-listening AI which can respond to any wish and command, like Tony Stark's Jarvis in the movie Iron Man. Let's take a closer look at today's AI-powered assistants, their strengths and weaknesses, current use cases, app integration, and how they play into the plans of the biggest companies in tech. These two advantages make Google's Assistant superior for what is now the most common use case for smart assistants: answering basic questions. Here's a chart from a recent Business Insider article that compares smart assistants' performance: The results are striking: Google Assistant much more accurate than Siri, answering questions correctly 90.6% of the time as compared with Siri's 62.2%.