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AI-driven text generator released at full strength

AI text generator GPT-2 is now freely available in its full form. The complete code and associated data was released…

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Artificial Intelligence Artwork Wins Graduate Art Prize For Camberwell Graduate | ART & COLLECTIONS

‘The Graduate Art Prize…is open to all final year students on BA and MA degree courses at British art colleges…

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AI becomes grandmaster in ‘fiendishly complex’ StarCraft II | THE GUARDIAN

‘Top players need adaptable short and long-term strategies to grow and defend their bases while laying waste to the opposition….

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The hidden costs of AI | AXIOS

‘Research often guns for incremental advances, juicing an extra percentage point of accuracy out of a previously proposed model.’ Using…

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Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing | NEW YORK TIMES

‘It relies on the mind-bending ways some objects act at the subatomic level or when exposed to extreme cold, like…

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Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI – Science Weekly podcast | THE GUARDIAN

Stuart Russell suggests making intelligent machines ‘permanently deferential’ to humans so we may successfully co-exist with new forms of AI…

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This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos | WIRED

‘…deep learning is less adept at interpreting video. Analyzing a video frame won’t reveal what’s happening unless that frame is…

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If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something? | NEW YORK TIMES

‘…the hand learned to solve the puzzle through extreme trial and error. It spent the equivalent of 10,000 years spinning…

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The Next Word | THE NEW YORKER

‘…it’s making billions of lightning-fast probability calculations about word patterns from a year’s worth of e-mails sent from Gmail.com.’ The…

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The biggest threat of deepfakes isn’t the deepfakes themselves | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The mere idea of AI-synthesized media is already making people stop believing that real things are real.’ Undermining trust in…

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The Economist’s essay contest featured an AI submission. Here’s what the judges thought. | VOX

‘…the AI did not emerge victorious — but even this mediocre performance is a stunning change from what AI was…

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AI BRIEFS: October 2019

KFC Hints at AI, License Plate Recognition for Drive-thrus | THE SPOON | October 30, 2019 | by Jennifer Marston…

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Creativity and AI: The Next Step | SCIENTIFIC AMERICA

Efforts to combine the two foundations of AI may help systems express themselves. All AI systems work in one of…

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Hide-and-seek finds clues to human-like AI

Researchers at OpenAI in California found their algorithms started displaying complex behaviours after 25 million games. They stopped at 500…

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The Seven Patterns Of AI | FORBES

‘The seven patterns are: hyperpersonalization, autonomous systems, predictive analytics and decision support, conversational/human interactions, patterns and anomalies, recognition systems, and…

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AI Horizons Keynote – Yoshua Bengio | AI RESEARCH WEEK 2019

Runs 34:45 2019 Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio discusses the role of intelligent agents, having AI machines understand causality, and…

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Why These Two Innovations In Artificial Intelligence Are So Important: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

The findings aren’t about using A.I. for marginal gains, like better ad targeting or for preventative maintenance. We’re talking about…

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The Story of ELIZA, the First Chatbot Developed In The 1960s | MR JOURNALISM

Conversational computing has its roots in 1966, reports MARKET RESEARCH JOURNALISM in a brief recounting of chatbot history. The first…

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AI BRIEFS: September 2019

Artificial intelligence and face scanning technology is being used in UK job interviews for the first time to identify best…

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OpenAI has released the largest version yet of its fake-news-spewing AI | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…after careful monitoring, OpenAI had not yet found any attempts of malicious use but had seen multiple beneficial applications, including…

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Predictive AI helps Foxtel drive double-digit growth: Insights for publishers | WNIP

Predicting when a cricket wicket would drop five minutes before it happened helped Foxtel reinvent live sports coverage in Australia….

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‘Wafer scale engine’ designed to power AI of the future

The world’s largest computer chip will enable AI models to process 4 billion parameters at once. That compares to about…

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Baidu announces simultaneous translation service for business users | SiliconANGLE

‘Users simply download the Baidu translation app, scan a QR code for the specific conference they’re attending, and the translations…

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AI is learning from humans. Many humans. | NEW YORK TIMES

‘What I saw didn’t look very much like the future — or at least the automated one you might imagine….

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Montag is a New Magazine Written Entirely by AI | BEEBOM

‘The contents for the articles are scraped from the internet using shell scripts and Python scripts. The scraped text then…

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Gary Marcus: Deepmind’s losses and the future of artificial intelligence | WIRED

‘Deep reinforcement learning may not be the royal road to artificial general intelligence, but DeepMind itself is a formidable operation,…

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Future of Fast Food: How Valyant AI Plans to Revolutionize the Drive-Thru | OBSERVER

Instead of voice AI that’s trained to handle any question, Valyant AI is focused on expertise in one domain at…

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Nvidia just made it easier to build smarter chatbots and slicker fake news | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…it’s likely to be a long while before machines can really converse with us. Language is deceptively difficult for machines…

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JPMorgan Chase picks AI over humans to write ads | SF GATE

‘…the largest U.S. bank says Persado’s “artificial intelligence message machine” wrote ads that generated two to five times the response…

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AI BRIEFS: August 2019

AI and machine learning set to change science journalism landscape INDIA SCIENCE WIRE | August 30, 2019 | by Umashankar…

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