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Microsoft teams up with OpenAI in new $1B artificial intelligence partnership | SILICON ANGLE

The quest for more human-like AI is getting a big boost from Microsoft. It’s investing $1 billion in OpenAI, a San Francisco company…

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Facebook’s new poker-playing AI could wreck the online poker industry—so it’s not being released | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

The world of bluffs and tells is the latest game to be dominated by an AI system. Algorithmic victories are well known in…

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Turing Lecture: Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun | ACM 2019

Runs 1:31:50 Two of the principal architects of deep learning present this first-person account of its evolution and future. Geoffrey Hinton, Google Brain…

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Samsung uses AI to transform photos into talking head videos | ZDNET

Still images can come to life using a AI model developed by Samsung at its Moscow research lab, ZDNET reports. Speech-like sequences can…

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Teaching machines to write better adverts than humans | BBC

A machine that generates 20 to 25 ads per second — no extra time or charge for the puns — is one of…

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A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s … pretty good. | VOX

VOX tests the latest version of GPT-2, the controversial text-generating algorithm, and now you can too. A Toronto machine language engineer has put…

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Drowning in Research Reading? AI Could Help | INSIDE HIGHER ED

‘(It) could potentially be used by journalists to help communicate complex research to the public, though the authors say they aren’t going to…

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An AI pioneer explains the evolution of neural networks | WIRED

Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton says he was convinced all along ‘there’s no other way the brain can work’ and that’s why he…

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A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

MIT Technology Review reports on a research discovery that suggests some AI capabilities can use simpler processing, ultimately meaning more computing power can…

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OpenAI wants to make ultrapowerful AI, but not in a bad way | WIRED

OpenAI’s stated mission is to ensure that all of humanity benefits from any future AI that’s capable of outperforming “humans at most economically valuable work.”…

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AI model adds music to its repertoire | jAI

An AI technology that generates believable text now produces tunes, too. Both come from OpenAI, a California company dedicated to developing artificial general…

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Brain signals translated into speech using artificial intelligence | NATURE

You could call it ‘speaking your mind’ — your words detected from your brainwaves, then decoded with an AI system and artificially produced,…

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First AI-generated textbook published by Springer | jAI

A 247-page publication about lithium-ion batteries is the first textbook authored by a computer, setting a new milestone in machine-generated publishing. Springer, a…

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Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings | TECHCRUNCH

46% of smart speaker owners ask for news and segment leader Amazon has begun offering US users enriched news briefings, according to a…

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iFlytek | AI-DAY 2019

Runs 27:35 Presentation by iFlytek, named by MIT in 2017 as the most innovative company in China and number six worldwide. Presenters: Zhang…

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The out-there AI ideas designed to keep the US ahead of China | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW reports new details of a $2 billion plan for AI research by DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency….