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How do some of the best AI algorithms perform on real robots? Not well, it turns out

All the biggest labs leading AI research will have you believe that their fancy game-playing software bots will one day be applicable to the real world. The skills from playing Go, Poker or Dota 2 will be transferable to algorithms designing new drugs, controlling robots, teaching computers how to negotiate – you name it. One …
Katyanna Quach, 25 Sep 2018
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Hack Google's AI for cash, DeepMind gets cancerous, new Lobe for Redmond – and more

Roundup Hello, here's a roundup tying up all the bits of AI news together for this week. Google has a new competition to challenge developers to defend or attack image classification systems with adversarial examples. DeepMind are planning to test its algorithms for head and neck radiotherapy algorithms on humans. And Microsoft have …
Katyanna Quach, 15 Sep 2018
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Eye eye! DeepMind teams up with doctors to ogle eyeballs for illness

AI can help ophthalmologists diagnose more than 50 common eye diseases from retinal scans, according to a paper published in Nature Medicine on Monday. Researchers from DeepMind, University College London (UCL), and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, have developed a system based on two neural networks that analyses 3D optical …
Katyanna Quach, 13 Aug 2018
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Here's why AI can't make a catchier tune than the worst pop song in the charts right now

Neural networks are neat at spotting and reproducing patterns in images and text – yet they still struggle when spitting out audio. There are numerous examples of artificially intelligent software improvising fairly realistic images of people, buildings, and other objects, from training material. However, when it comes to …
Katyanna Quach, 24 Jul 2018
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AI bots suck at marking written essays, not too shabby at old Atari games, and more...

Roundup Hello, here's a quick roundup of some announcements from the world of AI this week. OpenAI researchers reach the highest score yet on the computer game Montezeuma's Revenge through reinforcement learning, DeepMind teaches its bots to play Capture the Flag on Quake III Arena and the US Department of Education are exploring the …
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Just look at the state of AI today. Literally, look. There's a report on it – plus more ML news

Roundup Welcome to this week's AI roundup – a mix of news and links beyond what we've already published this week. State of AI: Time to get clued up on artificial intelligence. Two investors interested in machine learning have put together a review of today's technologies, and how it will shape our future. Nathan Benaich, a venture …
Katyanna Quach, 30 Jun 2018
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UK.gov is not being advised by Google. Repeat. It is not being advised by Google

Google is not advising the British government on AI, the Ministry of Fun assured this week, following the appointment of Google's Demis Hassabis as an advisor on AI. The US ad, search and cloud biz acquired Hassabis' company DeepMind four years ago and he has since been a Google employee. In the words of The Guardian, Hassabis …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Jun 2018
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DeepMind Health told to explain business model, relationship to Google

Alphabet-owned AI company DeepMind Health needs to clarify its relationship with Google and explain how it plans to turn a profit, the firm's independent review panel has said. In a report (PDF) published today, the group told DeepMind Health – which has run into controversy for its work with the NHS, especially the Streams …
Rebecca Hill, 15 Jun 2018
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Audit of DeepMind deal with NHS trust: It checks out, nothing to see here

An audit of the Royal Free NHS Trust and Google DeepMind's controversial app to detect kidney disease has deemed its current use of confidential data from real patients lawful – going so far as to suggest findings from other watchdogs were misplaced. The audit of the Streams app – which uses a fixed algorithm to help detect …
Rebecca Hill, 13 Jun 2018
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Artificial intelligence... or advanced imitation? How DeepMind used YouTube vids to train game-beating Atari bot

Video DeepMind has taught artificially intelligent programs to play classic Atari computer games by making them watch YouTube videos. Typically, for this sort of research, you'd use a technique called reinforcement learning. This is a popular approach in machine learning that trains bots to perform a specific task, such as playing …
Katyanna Quach, 31 May 2018
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DeepMind: Get a load of our rat-like AI. 'Ere, look. It solves mazes and stuff

DeepMind researchers have developed a neural network loosely modeled on mammalian brains to craft an artificially intelligent program capable of navigating through mazes. The results were published in a paper in the journal Nature on Wednesday. DeepMind seems to think its work lifts the lid on how brains really work. We think …
Katyanna Quach, 10 May 2018

Here is your low down on TensorFlow updates, France's AI strategy, and a new DeepMind lab

Roundup Here's your weekly AI roundup. There were new announcements from Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference and Google's TensorFlow Dev Summit while France announced its own national AI strategy in a report and vowed €1.5bn in public funding. TensorFlow conference - Google hosted the TensorFlow Dev Summit on Friday in Mountain View, …
Katyanna Quach, 31 Mar 2018
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DeepMind boffins brain-damage AI to find out what makes it tick

Researchers trying to understand how neural networks work shouldn’t just focus on interpretable neurons, according to new research from DeepMind researchers. AI systems are often described as black boxes. It’s difficult to understand how they work and reach particular outcomes, making people nervous about using them to make …
Katyanna Quach, 23 Mar 2018

Winter is coming for AI. Fortunately, non-sci-fi definitions are actually doing worthwhile stuff

When British Prime Minister Theresa May bigged up AI at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, it was as if she had nothing better to talk about. Name-dropping DeepMind, perhaps the only justification for her claim that the UK can be a "world leader in artificial intelligence", seemed a little desperate, especially as …

Checkmate: DeepMind's AlphaZero AI clobbered rival chess app on non-level playing, er, board

Analysis DeepMind claimed this month its latest AI system – AlphaZero – mastered chess and Shogi as well as Go to "superhuman levels" within a handful of hours. Sounds impressive, and to an extent it is. However, some things are too good to be completely true. Now experts are questioning AlphaZero's level of success. AlphaZero is …
Katyanna Quach, 14 Dec 2017

How DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero learned all by itself to trash world champ AI AlphaGo

Analysis DeepMind published a paper today describing AlphaGo Zero – a leaner and meaner version of AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent program that crushed professional Go players. Go was considered a difficult game for computers to master because, besides being complex, the number of possible moves – more than chess at 10170 – is …
Katyanna Quach, 18 Oct 2017

Alibaba's Jack Ma says: Relax, we're too wise for robots to take our jobs

Everybody chill. Alibaba founder Jack Ma says we don't need to worry about robots taking our jobs. Phewee. A paper published in March by US non-profit the National Bureau of Economic Research found that employment and wages in industries using robots fell between 1990 and 2007. Some thinkfluencers *cough* Elon Musk *cough* go …
Andrew Silver, 12 Oct 2017
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Google Assistant clears its throat, very weird 'machine IQ' tests, new AMD chip – plus more

AI Roundup Hello, here's this week's snippets of artificial intelligence news. It shows how some AI frameworks are beginning to mature, and that some research is applicable to the real world, while other papers are questionable. More natural sounding robo-assistants DeepMind's WaveNet model, a neural network that generates machine speech …

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