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Good job, everyone. We're making AI just as tediously racist and sexist as ourselves

Artificial intelligence can inherit the same racial and gender biases as humans do when learning language, according to a paper published in Science. AI and machine learning are hot topics. Algorithms are becoming more advanced, providing us with better internet searching and recommendations to potentially help us diagnose …
Katyanna Quach, 14 Apr 2017
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Big-in-Japan AI code 'Chainer' shows how Intel will gun for GPUs

Ever heard of “Chainer”, the open-source framework for creating neural networks? I hadn't either until yesterday Intel decided to give it a big hug, taking Chainer from being big in Japan, where its parent company Preferred Networks works with the likes of Toyota on secret projects, to rather greater prominence. Chainer can …

Your machine used to crunch numbers. Now it can chew over what they mean, too

Promo Artificial intelligence can solve all your problems. It can raise your children, argue with idiots for you on Facebook, order you a curry from the shop down the road, and even give you a foot massage while you’re eating it. Well, not yet, but probably soon, if the tech elite are to be believed. In the meantime, you can content …
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Revealed: Blueprints to Google's AI FPU aka the Tensor Processing Unit

Analysis In 2013, Google realized that its growing dependence on machine learning would force it to double the number of data centers it operates to handle projected workloads. Based on the scant details Google provides about its data center operations – which include 15 major sites – the search-and-ad giant was looking at additional …

Baidu teaches AI 'baby' bots English by ordering them around a maze

AI researchers at Chinese tech beast Baidu have attempted to teach virtual bots English in a two-dimensional maze-like world. The study “paves the way for the idea of a family robot,” a smart robo-butler that can understand orders given by its owner, it is claimed. This ability to handle normal language is essential to …

Governments could introduce 'made by humans' tags - legal report

Human job quotas and labels which state services or products were explicitly "made by humans" are just some of the measures law-makers could consider in combating the displacement of jobs due to robotics, according to a report by the global forum for the legal profession. One-third of current jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree …
Kat Hall, 4 Apr 2017

Andreesen Horowitz tips $10m into American AI drone upstart

Technology investment firm Andreesen Horowitz has poured $10.5m into an artificial intelligence drone upstart, buying itself a place on the board of directors into the bargain. Shield AI is an American startup making drones which “find people and threats inside buildings without a remote pilot,” according to a company …
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M3 call for papers extended

We’ve had a cracking response to our call for papers for M3, but more than a few people at the cutting edge of AI and machine learning have been in touch to ask for extensions. So, to be fair to all, we’re pushing the deadline for the call for papers back to April 17. Full details of the call for papers are here. Which means …
Team Register, 31 Mar 2017
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Robo-AI jobs doomsday may, er... not actually happen, say boffins

Special Report Today's technopanic about robots and AI, largely created by the media, may be overstated. New modelling published this week attempts to isolate the impact of industrial automation from other factors, and envisage what the economy might look like if the use of robots in industry increases, focusing on the impact on employment …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Mar 2017

Yet another job menaced by AI! Uh, wait, it says here... Dance Dance Revolution designers

Dance Dance Revolution – one of the few computer games that causes players to break into a sweat – is getting a boost from artificial intelligence. The game is frequently spotted in arcades. Players stand on a metallic square pad that has up, down, left and right arrow buttons, and you basically follow on-screen prompts to …
Katyanna Quach, 24 Mar 2017

Can we learn to love AI and sex robots?

If you've wondered how AI and robotics are going to interact with and affect human sexuality – indeed humans full stop – you should really join us on 19 April for our next Register Lecture. We'll be led through this technological, ethical and emotional minefield by Dr Kate Devlin of Goldsmiths University, one of the UK's …
Joe Fay, 22 Mar 2017

Are your machines learning how to be intelligent? Tell us about it

There are just 10 days left until we close the call for papers for M3, so if you want to tell the world how you’re putting artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to work in business, we really want to hear from you. We can all marvel at what hyperscale operators and cutting edge academics are …
Joe Fay, 21 Mar 2017
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What 2017 holds for AI: Will you fear or embrace our machine overlords?

From voice translation to self-driving automobile, AI's impact in everyday life will become more and more apparent this year. The AI and deep learning market will experience even more rapid technological advancement, very rapid growth and adoption, and increasing competition for both hardware and software platforms. While AI …
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This AI stuff is all talk! Bots invent their own language to natter away behind humans' backs

Artificial intelligence agents can invent their own language and talk among themselves to work out the best way to get a job done, a study has shown. Conversations come natural to humans, but they are a massive challenge for computers. Recent successes in this area include better human-language translation, and simple question …
Katyanna Quach, 21 Mar 2017
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M3: Skymind.io’s Melanie Warrick to deliver keynote

Events We’re thrilled to announce that Skymind.io’s Melanie Warrick will be a keynote speaker at M3. Melanie is a Deep Learning Engineer at Skymind.io, and focuses on both neural nets and distributed systems, as she builds machine learning products that consume data at scale. Whilst at Skymind.io, she has developed a deep learning …
Team Register, 15 Mar 2017
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Doctor Google stitches eyes, ears onto its cloudy learning monster

Google Next '17 Following on the heels of its image dataset dump last year to aid the training of image recognition models, Google has done the same for sound, even as it beefs up the visual machine learning capabilities available through its Cloud Platform. At the Google Cloud Next '17 event on Wednesday, Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist of …
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Fraud detection system with 93% failure rate gets IT companies sued

Last week, a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against the companies responsible for developing and installing MiDAS, the Michigan Integrated Data Automated System. The complaint accuses Colorado-based Fast Enterprises, North Carolina-based SAS Analytics, and Illinois-based CSG Government Solutions of negligent product …
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If Salesforce is jumping on the AI bandwagon, IBM's Watson is giving it the final shove onboard

A partnership between IBM and Salesforce involving the namesakes of business and science heroes: Watson and Einstein. It must have sounded like a genius move in the PR brainstorming session. IBM’s data-processing system Watson is named after Thomas J Watson, the chairman and chief executive of Big Blue back in the day. …
Gavin Clarke, 7 Mar 2017

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