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Smut slinger dreams of AI software to create hardcore flicks with your face – plus other machine-learning news

Roundup It's a long weekend in England and Wales, with many Reg vultures taking time out and making the most of what's left of the quiet August month. We haven't forgotten you, though, so here's a roundup of artificial intelligent software related tidbits. Oh dear, a porn company wants to monetize the deepfakes craze: Hey, remember …
Katyanna Quach, 27 Aug 2018
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OpenAI bots smashed in their first clash against human Dota 2 pros

The International In the past hour, OpenAI's artificially intelligent bots lost their first match against professional players at smash-hit computer game Dota 2 at The International – the video game's annual championship tournament. It's the first bout in a best-of-three competition between human professional players versus OpenAI's code, the …
Katyanna Quach, 23 Aug 2018
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OpenAI bots thrash team of Dota 2 semi-pros, set eyes on mega-tourney

OpenAI’s machine learning bots have beaten another team of semi-professionals in Dota 2, in their second public match in the traditional five-versus-five settings. You can watch the action on Twitch – complete with commenters typing in SKYNET! every few seconds – here, or find a summary of the results, here. The human team – …
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Relax, Amazon workers – OpenAI-trained robo hand isn't much use (well, not right now)

Vid Human hands are surprisingly dexterous: they can knit clothes, stuff delivery packages with things, play the piano, and so on, albeit with practice. Yet if you're worried machines are going to take these pleasures away from us, be assured us mortals can, for now, pick up these skills faster than robots can, judging from the …
Katyanna Quach, 30 Jul 2018
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Montezuma's Revenge still too tough for AI, new Google Brain office, and other bits and bytes

Roundup Hello, here are some quick AI announcements from this week. A researcher reminds us to be wary of the hype around Montezuma's Revenge, there are some new framework updates from Google and Microsoft, and a new Google Brain office in Amsterdam. Montezuma’s Revenge isn’t solved yet: OpenAI and DeepMind researchers have boasted …
Katyanna Quach, 14 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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What does it take for an OpenAI bot to best Dota 2 heroes? 128,000 CPU cores, 256 Nvidia GPUs

OpenAI's video-game-playing bots are getting much better at mastering sci-fi strategy war game Dota 2, seeing off semi pro players with ease in team matchups. However, they can’t quite master the whole game to beat top professional teams – yet. Last August, machine-learning software built by the OpenAI lab headquartered in …
Katyanna Quach, 25 Jun 2018

How much do AI gurus really get paid? And is NIPS such a great name for a conference?

Roundup Hi, here's a few interesting bits and pieces from the world of AI. A public tax form from OpenAI reveals the crazy salaries of top AI researchers. There are more competitions pushing for improved image recognition models on mobiles, as well as training systems as fast and cheap as possible. Image recognition on mobiles Google …
Katyanna Quach, 21 Apr 2018
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OpenAI challenges you to beat 1990s classic Sonic the Hedgehog using machine learning

OpenAI has launched a new competition using classic Sonic the Hedgehog games as a testbed for transfer learning in AI. Reinforcement learning is an area of machine learning that tries to teach an agent specific behaviours in a fixed environment. The agent is programmed to explore its environment and experiments with different …

Wanna build an AI robot? Don't have an actual robot yet? Try this Holodeck for droids

OpenAI today updated Gym – its system for training intelligent software – so that developers can teach physical robots to hold pens, pick up and move objects, and so on. Gym was launched in 2016, and is a toolkit for teaching programs new tricks, such as playing Atari games and balancing poles, via reinforcement learning (RL …
Katyanna Quach, 26 Feb 2018

OpenAI uses cunning code to speed up GPU machine learning

Researchers at OpenAI have launched a library of tools that can help researchers build faster, more efficient neural networks that take up less memory on GPUs. Neural networks are made up of layers of connected nodes. The architecture for these networks are highly variable depending on the data and application, but all models …

OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout

Updated In the past hour or so, an AI bot crushed a professional video games player at Dota 2 in back-to-back one-on-one showdowns. The computer player was built, trained and optimized by OpenAI, Elon Musk’s AI boffinry squad based in San Francisco, California. In a shock move on Friday evening, the software agent squared up to top …
Katyanna Quach, 12 Aug 2017
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AI quickly cooks malware that AV software can't spot

DEF CON Machine-learning tools can create custom malware that defeats antivirus software. In a keynote demonstration at the DEF CON hacking convention Hyrum Anderson, technical director of data science at security shop Endgame, showed off research that his company had done in adapting Elon Musk’s OpenAI framework to the task of …
Iain Thomson, 31 Jul 2017

OpenAI, DeepMind double team to make future AI machines safer

Researchers from OpenAI and DeepMind are hoping to make artificial intelligence safer using a new algorithm that learns from human feedback. Both companies are experts in reinforcement learning – an area of machine learning that rewards agents if they take the right actions to complete a task under a given environment. The …
Katyanna Quach, 13 Jun 2017

Pay attention. We're only going to show you this once: OpenAI coaches robots to copy humans

The ultimate goal in robotics is the ability to train a machine to perform general tasks after it learns from a few examples. OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research organization, is a step closer to achieving this by applying a new algorithm called one-shot imitation learning to a robot arm. In the demonstration …
Katyanna Quach, 16 May 2017
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Elon Musk-backed OpenAI reveals Universe – a universal training ground for computers

Hoping to teach AI agents the common sense they need to solve arbitrary tasks without specific training, OpenAI on Monday will introduce Universe, a collection of virtualized video games, browser interfaces, and applications that serve as a training ground for code-based decision making. Universe is open-source middleware that …
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Is it a car? Is it a rocket? No, it's Elon Musk's robot butler!

A scrappy bunch of Silicon valley A-listers have announced plans to build an artificial intelligence (AI) system that will clean your house, answer your questions, and beat you at Call of Duty. In a blog post OpenAI, a research company formed as a non-profit by Elon Musk, vengeful billionaire Peter Thiel, and the Y Combinator …
Iain Thomson, 21 Jun 2016

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