Items tagged with Artificial Intelligence

Amazon's voice activated digital assistant known as Alexa has matured fast since it was first introduced, gaining thousands of new skills and forming strategic partnerships with the likes of Domino's Pizza and Uber. Now Amazon is offering up the same underlying technology that powers Alexa to developers so they can build conversational bots, or chatbots, that understand natural language. The service is called Amazon Lex. It allows developers to easily build conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. What developers get with Amazon Lex are the advanced deep learning functionalities... Read more...
We have been talking about benefits of machine-learning investments for quite some time. There's simply an incredible amount of potential and opportunities that can come from these learning machines - especially where the medical field is concerned. IBM's Watson might have been one of the first major computers to be used in this way, but the number of dedicated learning machines out there continues to grow by the day. The human body (and the systems of any living thing, in general) is seriously complex. Doctors can do their best to diagnose issues, but as a mere mortal, there's just no guarantee... Read more...
Samsung has already begun taking preorders for its forthcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets, both of which will be available at the end of the next week. On paper, the company's new flagships bring the boom. However, one of its most hyped features, its Bixby AI voice assistant (Samsung's own version of Siri, Cortana, and Google Now) will not be fully functional at launch. More specifically, it seems as though you won't be able to bark commands at Bixby, not initially anyway. Samsung has been telling media outlets that Bixby Voice will not roll out until "later this spring." In the meantime,... Read more...
It takes some serious hardware to do the things that Facebook is able to do. In an effort to stay ahead of the technological curve, the social networking site announced today at the 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) summit in Santa Clara a next-generation GPU server called Big Basin. It's the successor to the Big Sur GPU server announced in 2015 and it will help Facebook to continue leveraging artificial intelligence to power service like speech and text translations, photo classifiers, and real-time video classification. Big Basin was built in collaboration with Quanta Clout Technology (QCT), Facebook's... Read more...
it is clear that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg feels a social responsibility to make the world a better place and improve people's lives. That is evident through Facebook's philanthropy efforts, including the social network's goal of bringing Internet access to remote regions of the worlds, though there are other ways Facebook wants to leave a positive mark on the world as well. For example, Facebook today is introducing new tools that provide support to people who might be suicidal.Facebook already has some tools and services in place, though it is adding new ones, along with making available... Read more...
Watch out world, machines are beating flesh and blood opponents in a variety of different contests. There was Watson, a smarty pants question answering system developed by IBM that took on and defeated the world's best Jeopardy opponents. Then Google's DeepMind division built an artificial intelligence program called AlphaGo that became the world's top Go player. And now there's an AI that seemingly has no equal in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. game. The AI team was led by Vlad Firoiu at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Using deep learning algorithms, the teamed honed the AI's skills... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to design your own software application but then remembered that you're not a seasoned developer? If so, prepare to get excited about the future of software development: a future where half of the application is developed for you. Now, we might be jumping to conclusions on that one, but that is the dream. Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge jointly produced a system called "DeepCoder", which as the name suggests leverages deep-learning (and AI) to help enhance the coding process. It sounds outlandish, but the promise in time is to actually give inexperienced... Read more...
You don't need to look very far to see examples of how machine- and deep-learning could enrich our lives. You might be surprised, given how often we hear about deep-learning nowadays, that most companies have only been utilizing the technology to a notable degree for the past couple of years - including Amazon. Despite that, we've seen some amazing things accomplished in a relatively short time. With Amazon specifically, we've seen the company sell the fruits of its deep-learning labor to those who need reliable predictive services, use it to improve its product reviews sections, and of course,... Read more...
Over the years, we've seen numerous examples of how AI can enrich our lives. It could brew us an awesome beer, solve serious health diagnosis cases, and of course, handle every day problem solving tasks in a number of other ways. We can also use AI and deep learning to simulate real-world scenarios, such as what would happen if resources became scarce, among other other growing environmental concerns. Google's DeepMind team has just detailed one the projects it's working on that revolves around that exact subject. They have also created two demos (seen in the videos below) to showcase... Read more...
We are inching closer to the launch of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which is expected to official sometime after Mobile World Congress (Samsung pushed back the launch so that it could put the phone's battery through a new and more rigorous testing protocol to avoid another Galaxy Note 7 scenario). However, there might not be all that much left to reveal. The latest leak surrounding the Galaxy S8 is of another alleged case showing a bezel-free design.The newest images trace back to Weibo, a Chinese-language microblogging website that is a sort of hybrid of Twitter and Facebook.... Read more...
You can always count on Super Bowl commercials causing a few laughs (along with some uncomfortable moments) and Super Bowl LI over the weekend was no exception, though not all of the giggles were as intended. One of the came when Google ran an ad for its voice-activated AI speaker called Google Home. The 60-second ad spot featured several demos, which amusingly caused Google Home speakers in the wild to respond. About 16 seconds into the ad, an actress opens the door to her home and exclaims, "Okay Google, turn on the hall lights." It was one of half a dozen times the words "Okay Google" were spoken... Read more...
Little did we know it, but Facebook's engineers have been experimenting with a computer vision platform that is able to sort through photographs and search for what's contained in them, even when they're not tagged or captioned. For example, the platform can tell if the photo has a tiger in it or if someone is wearing a black shirt. Facebook initially worked on this to boost the experience for the visually impaired but has now been incorporated into the social network's search function for all users. This started out as a small research project. Engineers needed a general-purpose platform that... Read more...
Performing any sort of research can be tedious, but when it's scientific research, that tedium can be brought to a new level. The reason is simple: there's a mind-boggling amount of information out there to comb through, and while much of it can be accessed by those who need it, the real challenge is actually finding it in the first place. Enter "Meta", a scientific AI search engine that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan just scooped up through their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative philanthropic organization. Priscilla Chan Meta isn't designed to just scour through a massive trove... Read more...
These days, machine-learning along with artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly capable, and we're seeing their use applied to things we might not have immediately expected. Case in point: last month, we talked about how AI was being used to craft the most perfect beer. But as wonderous as AI beer may sound, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are going in a completely different direction, proving that a poker face is no match for advanced AI. By design, poker is a simple game, but it's not at all simple on a competitive level. Even if you believe body language says your opponent... Read more...
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