Emerging Tech

DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

[embedded content] Just as Aquaman can talk to fish, so too can researchers at the University of Washington chat with rats. Or, at least, they can better understand what rats are squeaking about thanks to a deep learning artificial intelligence (A.I.) system with the ingenious name “DeepSqueak.” Since rats are frequently used in medical experiments, the […]

Computer

Gmail blocks 100 million spam messages daily with its A.I., Google says

rawpixel.com/Pexels Effective spam blocking is yet another thing we can add to the ever-growing list of uses for artificial intelligence. Via a Google Cloud blog post published Wednesday, February 6, Google announced that it has been using an A.I. platform to further its spam-blocking endeavors with significant results. The platform, known as TensorFlow, was developed […]

Emerging Tech

A.I. finds non-infringing ways to copy drugs pharma spends billions developing

Drug companies spend billions developing and protecting their trademark pharmaceuticals. Could artificial intelligence be about to shake things up? In a breakthrough development, researchers have demonstrated an A.I. which can find new methods for producing existing drugs in a way that doesn’t infringe on existing patents. Called Chematica, the software platform does something called “retrosynthesis,” […]

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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

ImageCreditCreditChris Koehler SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge The Commerce Department is considering national security restrictions on artificial intelligence. Some worry they could stunt the industry in the U.S. CreditCreditChris Koehler Supported by By Cade Metz Jan. 1, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — A common belief […]

Photography

Forget painting-style transfers, this A.I. creates realistic portraits of fake people

[embedded content] After selling the first artificial intelligence generated artwork earlier this year, deep learning algorithms are now tackling portraits — of made-up people that don’t exist. In a research paper, Nvidia recently shared the results of a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained to generate images of people while unsupervised. The concept is based in […]

Mobile

Qualcomm’s new chip brings A.I. smarts (and 5G!) to 2019 flagship Android phones

With improved performance, 5G support, and built-in artificial intelligence, the Snapdragon 855 will be the processor powering a majority of flagship Android smartphones next year. Qualcomm announced the successor to the Snapdragon 845 (which is in most flagship 2018 phones) yesterday at its Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii. Now, the company has shared more details […]

Emerging Tech

Nvidia’s new A.I. creates entire virtual cities by watching dash cam videos

Nvidia From the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the plethora of available Spider-Man titles, plenty of video games allow you to explore a three-dimensional representation of a real (or thinly fictionalized) city. Creating these cityscapes isn’t easy, however. The task requires thousands of hours of computer modeling and careful reference studies before players have the […]

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The New New World: How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions

Supported by The New New World How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions ImageWorkers at the headquarters of Ruijin Technology Company in Jiaxian, in central China’s Henan Province. They identify objects in images to help artificial intelligence make sense of the world.CreditCreditYan Cong for The New York Times By Li Yuan Nov. 25, 2018 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 […]