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AI, Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks... DevOps? Learn more this month

Event From CNNs to GPUs, there’s a whole spectrum of technologies and tools you can use to bring AI and machine learning into your business. But if you fail to manage your projects correctly, you just won’t get the benefits you’d hoped for. That’s why at our MCubed conference this month, our speakers don’t just dive into the most …
Team Register, 4 Oct 2018
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Alibaba wants to ship its own neural network silicon by H2 2019

Alibaba has created a subsidiary to design and build silicon for artificial intelligence. The AI business will be called Pingtouge, the Chinese nickname of the small but aggressive honey badger. The chipset, the product of the company's Damo Academy R&D arm, is dubbed Ali-NPU. The company spoke of its plans at its annual …
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Unity tweaks AI training tools, makes bid for academic respect

Unity Technologies on Monday released version 0.5 of its ML-Agents toolkit to make its Unity 3D game development platform better suited for developing and training autonomous agent code via machine learning. Initially rolled out a year ago in beta, version 0.5 comes with a few improvements. There's a wrapper for Gym (a toolkit …
Thomas Claburn, 12 Sep 2018
Ground crew de-icing aircraft

What's AI good for? Industrial or consumer tech? Meh. Airliners? AHA, says and Canadian airliner manufacturer Bombardier want you – yes, you – to come up with ideas for using artificial intelligence to stop ice building up on aeroplane wings. In-flight icing is a problem for airliners. At certain combinations of height, pressure and humidity, ice tends to form on the wings of aeroplanes. If …
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Early bird tickets for our AI and ML Conference end tonight!

Our early bird ticket offer for Minds Mastering Machines expires this evening, so act now if you want to enjoy three days of conference and workshops showing how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence. Our independent programme committee has lined up two superb keynote speakers, 36 …
Joe Fay, 17 Aug 2018
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Get ready for a golden autumn of AI, machine learning... learning

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, make sure you grab an early bird ticket for MCubed now - they might not be around when you get back. MCubed hits London between October 15 and 17, with almost 40 conference sessions and four optional deep dive workshops taking you through the fundamentals of machine learning, …
Team Register, 12 Jul 2018

Senior judge: Put AI in charge of reviewing social media evidence

A senior British judge has said that "technology has created many of our current [evidence] disclosure problems" – and then added that AI will fix them. Lord Justice Gross, a Court of Appeal judge, gave a speech last night to the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales in which he reviewed the ongoing scandal of …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Jun 2018
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FPGAs for AI? GPUs and CPUs are the future, shrugs drone biz Insitu

Interview "It's just too hard to maintain all of those threads," eye-in-the-sky drone firm Insitu told The Register, explaining its move away from FPGAs to commercial off-the-shelf compute hardware for its AI and machine learning tech. The firm's chief growth officer, Jon Damush, was answering our questions about the tech underneath the …
Gareth Corfield, 29 May 2018

Overhyping AI doctors, language translation goes open source, and new jobs on the cards

Roundup Here’s a quick roundup to keep you updated on what’s been happening in AI, beyond what we've already covered, for your long weekend. It includes news of Samsung and Qualcomm setting up new AI research teams, why human radiologists are still better than machines and support for Amazon’s Keras-MXNet backend. Hold your horses AI …
Katyanna Quach, 26 May 2018

Intel's latest promise: Our first AI ASIC chips will arrive in 2019

AI Dev Con Intel announced a range of machine learning software tools and hinted at new chips on Wednesday, including its first commercial AI ASIC, the NNP-L1000, launching in 2019. Naveen Rao, head of AI at Intel, kickstarted Chipzilla’s first AI developer conference, AIDevCon, in San Francisco. Rao was CEO and co-founder of Nervana, a …
Katyanna Quach, 23 May 2018

Military brainboxes ponder 'UK needs you' list of AI boffins

Rise of the Machines The Ministry of Defence wants to compile a list of AI boffins with UK security clearance that can be hired to help build Britain's inevitable robotic military future. The ministry's latest publication on artificial intelligence and the armed forces, titled Human-Machine Teaming sets out its vision for what the Rise of the …
Gareth Corfield, 22 May 2018
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How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works – and did it fake its robo-caller demo?

Roundup Hello, here's our weekly AI roundup. We have more information on how Google's sentence prediction in Smart Compose for Gmail works, as well as some questions about its Duplex robo-caller system. Also, decision trees to classify the mating calls of frogs and toads to study climate change. Too lazy? Let AI write your emails …
Katyanna Quach, 19 May 2018
Nuclear War

Good news: AI could solve the pension crisis – by triggering a nuclear apocalypse by 2040

AI could kick start a nuclear war by 2040, according to a dossier published this month by the RAND Corporation, a US policy and defence think tank. The technically light report describes several scenarios in which machine-learning technology tracks and sets the targets of nuclear weapons. This would involve AI gathering and …
Katyanna Quach, 24 Apr 2018
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Astroboffins build AI to chase galactic blue nuggets in space

AI systems can be trained to help astronomers identify if galaxies are still active in producing new stars, according to a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal. A team of researchers have built a convolutional neural network to identify galaxies at various evolutionary stages. Galaxies are mostly massive blobs of …
Katyanna Quach, 24 Apr 2018

Facebook job ad hints at homebrew silicon plans

Poll Facebook’s hinted it will join the ranks of hyperscalers that roll their own silicon, with a job ad for an “ASIC & FPGA Design Engineer”. The ad says The Social Network™ wants “a silicon design engineer …. with expertise in architecting and designing semi-custom and fully custom ASICs. The role involves evaluating, developing …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2018
AI boss and human slaves

Boffins try to grok dogs using AI, a cyber-brain charter, a bot running for mayor, and more

Roundup Here are a few bits and pieces from this week's news in AI. Researchers have collected a dataset to analyze dog behaviour using neural networks, the first AI-assisted medical device for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy has been approved by the FDA, and, finally, an AI is running for mayor in Japan. Who’s a good doggo? A team of …
Katyanna Quach, 14 Apr 2018

Researchers create AI attacker to defeat AI malware defender

Adversarial models, already known to defeat the artificial intelligence behind image classifiers and computer audio, are also good at defeating malware detection. Last year, researchers from NVIDIA, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the University of Maryland probably felt justifiably pleased with themselves when they trained a neural …
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Identifying planets with machine learning, dirty AI searches, and OpenAI scholarships

Roundup Hello, here’s this week’s AI roundup. There is new code to play around with for those interested in machine learning and space, a model that predicts hilarious search trends for sex site YouPorn, and another funny story about an ostensibly intelligent medical chatbot in New Zealand. Hunting exoplanets with ML – The machine …
Katyanna Quach, 10 Mar 2018

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