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How an engineer’s accident at Google changed the art industry

“The vibrant neural network art world arose in the past few years, in part, from developments in computer science” writes Associated Press for marketwatch.com. But, like previous groundbreaking art movements, neural network art raises difficult questions: How do we think of authorship and ownership when these artworks come from the contributions of so many different creative individuals and algorithms?. It has led to the creation of major software tools, like Linux and major neural network software, that could not have been developed otherwise.There’s an active creative community of neural network…

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OpenAI and Google detail activation atlases, a technique for visualizing AI decision-making

“One portion of the InceptionV1 atlas contains what looks to be animal heads; zooming in reveals eyes, fur, and noses” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. By creating what the researchers call a “class activation atlas,” which involves further dimensionality reduction, it’s possible to isolate and analyze the object detectors within each layer, they said. Source: venturebeat.com

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Beyond Fake News, Artificial Intelligence Finally Understands the World

“OpenAI decided that the GPT-2 neural network was dangerous and chose to make only a simplified version of the model available to the public” writes Tim O’hear for impactia.org. But GPT-2 is much more than that, as it is a “Transformer” type neural network.Working towards AI for humanity, the OpenAI Foundation has published the results of its latest neural network, elegantly named “GPT-2”, which is capable of generating prose of amazing consistency.This model is as much a grammatical model of language as it is a model of the nature of…

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AI detects potentially damaging ice on wind turbines

“Over time, ice shedding from blades can damage other blades or overstress internal components, necessitating costly repairs” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. In a set of simulations conducted on data from Goldwind, one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in China, WaveletFCNN had a prediction accuracy of 81.82 percent, compared with the original FCNN classifier’s 65.91 percent. Source: venturebeat.com

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Deepmind’s AlphaFold wins CASP13 protein-folding competition

“One neural network in AlphaFold predicts the distribution of distances between pairs of amino acid residues in a protein by repeatedly placing pieces of a protein structure with new protein fragments” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. But protein “folding,” as it’s called, is notoriously difficult to suss out from a corresponding genetic sequence alone — DNA contains only information about chains of amino acid residues, and not those chains’ final form.It beat 98 competitors in the Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction (CASP) protein-folding competition in Cancun, where it successfuly predicted the structure of 25 out…

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AI Weekly: What to expect at NeurIPS 2018, the biggest AI conference of the year

“Major AI conference is moving to Africa in 2020 due to visa issues The International Conference on Learning Representations will take place in Africa in 2020 to give Africans denied visas more access to the AI community” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. Another worth bookmarking: Princeton professor Edward Felten’s talk about machine learning and public policy.In a talk, Google principal scientist John Platt discussed how machine learning can accelerate and optimize nuclear fusion research.What is machine learning?. Despite concerns that the showboating will overshadow the workshops, demonstrations, and poster presentations…

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A.I. in Your Pocket: Intel Announces Second-Gen Neural Compute Stick

“The Neural Compute Stick 2 debuted at Intel’s inaugural artificial intelligence developer conference in Beijing” writes Nathaniel Mott for tomshardware.com. Intel explained the effect of the first gen of this morsel: “The first-generation Intel Neural Compute Stick sparked an entire community of AI developers into action with a form factor and price that didn’t exist before. The Neural Compute Stick 2 is available now from RS Components in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; Switch Sciences in Japan; JD.com in China; and Mouser worldwide for $99. (Intel didn’t offer prices…

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