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‘Self-aware’ robot REPAIRS SELF…

“Now a Columbia University project has broken new ground in the search for artificial intelligence, after building a self-aware robot arm” writes Columbia University Phd for express.co.uk. Robert Kwiatkowski, a phd student at Columbia University’s prestigious Creative Machines Lab, has exclusively revealed the robot arm’s AI capabilities.Deep learning, meanwhile, uses fancy linear algebra and matrix multiplications to attempt to mimic how nerves operate in the brain. Source: express.co.uk

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This website uses AI to generate faces of people who don’t exist

“The website is the creation of software engineer Phillip Wang, and uses a new AI algorithm called StyleGAN, which was developed by researchers at Nvidia” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. GAN, or Generative Adversarial Networks, is a concept within machine learning which aims to generate images that are indistinguishable from real ones.You can train GANs to remember human faces, as well bedrooms, cars, and cats, and of course, generate images of them.Hit refresh in your browser, and the algorithm will generate a new face. Source: mashable.com

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Staff complain of harassment and discrimination

“Prominent Indian rights activists have withdrawn their support for Amnesty India amid allegations of caste discrimination and harassment within the organisation, the Guardian has learned” writes Karen Mcveigh for theguardian.com. Amnesty India (AI) said it is “deeply troubled” about the claims made by two senior campaigners and has launched an investigation, chaired by an independent expert.Aakar Patel, head of Amnesty India, said the organisation was “deeply troubled” by the allegations.A further 32 Indian lawyers and civil rights campaigners have written to Amnesty International’s secretary general in London to demand an…

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Devexperts Hints at the AI Future with a New Version of its Chatbot

“For brokers, this chatbot represents a new engagement channel, which is aimed at boosting their clientele base and their affiliate business” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. Devexperts is providing the service for white labeling and brokers can customize the product to cater to their own preferences.One of the leading software developers in the industry, Devexperts launched today a new product catering to some specific broker needs.Moreover, it is also delivering a glimpse of the future of support and provides a new way for brokers to cut some costs. Source: financemagnates.com

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Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating AI…

“The Pentagon made public for the first time on Feb. 12 the outlines of its master plan for speeding the injection of artificial intelligence (AI) into military equipment, including advanced technologies destined for the battlefield” writes Center For Public for yahoo.com. The board is due to give the secretary of defense recommendations for principles this summer.The strategy does calls for the development of new defense “principles” to guide how the military will use AI, mirroring what companies like Google have done in announcing a set of ethics for the use of its…

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Katherine Cross on moderating online gaming communities and artificial intelligence

“The Verge spoke with Cross about how artificial intelligence requires empathy and the importance of moderating online spaces” writes Feb Est for theverge.com. You introduce readers to Ami, an artificial intelligence that’s designed as a robust moderation tool.In Katherine Cross’ short story “Machine of Loving Grace” — the final installment in our Better Worlds anthology — Alexandra and Phoebe must deal with their creation Ami, an artificial intelligence that was designed to moderate online communities, as it fights fire with fire.Ami is meant to be a kind of AE, an…

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Data Sheet—President Trump’s A.I. Plan Is Management Consultant Fluff

“Presidents who are serious about a national objective do things like create federal agencies, like what became DARPA, an Eisenhower-era confection that led to the invention of the Internet” writes Aaron Pressman for fortune.com. Standards and education and data sharing are things government agencies can do without an executive order—and that industry can do too.Trump tweeted a claim that he worked more than other presidents and cited the list of issues he has faced in office. Source: fortune.com

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