Education and Outreach Blog

Entries with tag ai .

Can an MIT Computer Learn to Scare You?

The threat that machines will act independently of their operators has stoked fears for longer than artificial intelligence has been a concept — but could a computer actually learn to scare us? Enter the Nightmare Machine. Three researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are seeking to answer that question, using a deep-learning algorithm to teach a computer to produce images...
Read More About Can an MIT Computer Learn to Scare You? »

Toyota Teaches Cars to Drive by Studying Human Drivers

In January 2016, Toyota announced the creation of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a $1 billion investment in AI to develop autonomous driving capabilities as well as home-care robots. Jim Adler, the first head of data at TRI, has been on the job for just two months. Before that, he was an executive at Metanautix, a data analytics platform that sold to Microsoft last year. Adler talked...
Read More About Toyota Teaches Cars to Drive by Studying Human Drivers »

The AI Bots Are About to get Emotional

At a cognitive architectures conference in New York last week, Alexei Samsonovich, a professor in the Cybernetics Department at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, proposed a multi-part test. It would involve a human and a machine interacting, but under the guise of avatars in a virtual world. The two sides play games involving teamwork, trust, betrayal and various methods of social...
Read More About The AI Bots Are About to get Emotional »

'Cut!' - the AI director

At the Cannes Lions advertising festival on Thursday morning, an audience was shown a series of short films in the annual New Directors Showcase, which highlights emerging talent. One of the entries had AI as a director. A few days ago, I saw Eclipse, a pop video featuring a French band, at the offices of Saatchi and Saatchi, which runs the Cannes showcase and commissioned the AI entry. What...
Read More About 'Cut!' - the AI director »

MIT’s New AI Can (Sort of) Fool Humans with Sound Effects

Neural networks are already beating us at games, organizing our smartphone photos, and answering our emails. Eventually, they could be filling jobs in Hollywood. Over at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a team of six researchers created a machine-learning system that matches sound effects to video clips. Before you get too excited, the CSAIL algorithm...
Read More About MIT’s New AI Can (Sort of) Fool Humans with Sound Effects »

Google DeepMind Researchers Develop AI Kill Switch

Artificial intelligence doesn't have to include murderous, sentient super-intelligence to be dangerous. It's dangerous right now, albeit in generally more primitive terms. If a machine can learn based on real-world inputs and adjust its behaviors accordingly, there exists the potential for that machine to learn the wrong thing. If a machine can learn the wrong thing, it can do the wrong...
Read More About Google DeepMind Researchers Develop AI Kill Switch »

Facebook AI Effort Looks to Extend Search Engines

Facebook is rolling out a "deep-learning based text understanding engine" that leverages neural network architectures and promises to challenge the Google search engine by bringing "near-human accuracy" to the process of sorting through the daily flood of social media posts on its web site. Facebook's AI initiative called Deep Text announced in a blog post last week also could advance the...
Read More About Facebook AI Effort Looks to Extend Search Engines »

Sunday's Cutting Edge Grab Bag - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Now There's an App for That

The Economist Nearly 80 percent of diabetics will develop retinal damage within a decade due to diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which damage to the blood vessels supplying the retina impair vision. The condition can cause blindness if not detected and treated early and the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) believes artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help make...
Read More About Sunday's Cutting Edge Grab Bag - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Now There's an App for That »

HPC Research and Education News for the Week of May 25, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   PRACE Women in HPC Magazine Debuts   The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) today published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine 2015 , part of PRACE’s ongoing effort to advance gender and diversity issues within the HPC community. The opening editorial by Dr Sylvie Joussaume, the...
Read More About HPC Research and Education News for the Week of May 25, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE »

PSC Poker Tournament Update: Claudico at the Bat

And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout, But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out.—Casey at the Bat, Earnest Lawrence Thayer There is rapidly diminishing joy around here. The math is building up, and it doesn’t look great. “It’s common for a guy to be $200,000 up in Texas Hold ’em and still lose,” said Doug Polk, the world’s number one ranked...
Read More About PSC Poker Tournament Update: Claudico at the Bat »
Showing 10 results.
Items per Page 10
of 1