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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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Could your next favorite artist be a robot? | AI BUSINESS

‘AIVA has read and analyzed 30,000 of history’s greatest scores, from which, via machine learning, she has learned to predict…

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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 | MARKET RESEARCH 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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A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test | NEW YORK TIMES

‘In recent months, the world’s leading A.I. labs have built elaborate neural networks that can learn the vagaries of language by analyzing…

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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, opening the door to…

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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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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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