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Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor | FINANCIAL TIMES

“Whatever you think of the ideas on their own, that’s not really the point,” (Abbot) said. “What’s striking is that…

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Social Media’s Plan to Fight Online Trolls Gets a Reality Check: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

Using AI for content moderation still faces significant hurdles, says a UK consultancy in a report by FORBES. Cambridge Consultants…

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

With its fortune made from creating instructions for desktop computers, Microsoft is betting $1 billion on machines figuring things out…

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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…

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AI BRIEFS : July 2019

Translation advances are now posing a risk to jobs | VERDICT | July 31, 2019 | ‘Ofer Shoshan, CEO of…

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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 give their first-person account of its evolution and future. Geoffrey…

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NBCUniversal Is Beta-Testing a New AI Ad Offering to Reach Consumers in the Proper Context | ADWEEK

Marketers are matching TV storylines with ads using machine learning, reports ADWEEK. For example, a driving scene could be followed…

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AI BRIEFS: June 2019

Watch artificial intelligence predict Conan O’Brien’s gestures just from the sound of his voiceSCIENCE | June 21, 2019 | by Matthew Hutson…

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

Still images come to life in a AI model developed by Samsung at its Moscow research lab, ZDNET reports. With…

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Teaching machines to write better adverts than humans | BBC

Algorithms are becoming better than humans at writing ad slogans. This BBC NEWS report gives an example of ‘have a…

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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…

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

A new algorithm for summarizing text is reported by INSIDE HIGHER ED. Their account is about making piles of academic…

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An AI pioneer explains the evolution of neural networks | WIRED

‘if you want to make a device do something intelligent, you’ve got two options: You can program it, or it…

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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…

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AI BRIEFS: May 2019

Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to makeTHE VERGE | May 28, 2019 | by James…

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The Future of A.I., According to Three New Books | NEW YORK TIMES

Three new titles consider how artificial intelligence will influence human thinking. THE NEW YORK TIMES presents a trio of reviews…

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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…

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AI model adds music to its repertoire

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

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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…

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First AI-generated textbook published by Springer

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

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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,…

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AI BRIEFS: April 2019

AI writers will never replace quality content creatorsTHE DRUM | April 30, 2109 | by Andy Evans | ‘AI-generated content…

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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…

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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…

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AI BRIEFS: March 2019

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Write Amazing Content — What Does That Mean For Humans?FORBES | March 29, 2019 | by…

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Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘The problem is our technology has become more and more sophisticated, but our thinking on what is free speech and…

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Jill Lepore: Are Robots Competing for Your Job? | THE NEW YORKER

‘…in American history, panic about technological change is almost always tangled up with panic about immigration’ IN THE NEW YORKER…

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A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artist | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

 ‘…the trumpet is not, itself, creative. Artificial-intelligence algorithms are more like musical instruments than they are like people.’  In MIT…

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As artificial intelligence changes the world, it changes our language too | LSE BUSINESS REVIEW

‘Usually the new words flow from necessity and are created organically. But with AI, I am going to jump the…

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Yael Eisenstat: The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias | WIRED

IN WIRED MAGAZINE former Facebook elections integrity head Yael Eisenstat observes the ‘move fast’ culture in tech means there is…

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