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Facebook Researchers Collect Thousands of Hours of First-Person Video to Train AI
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Facebook Researchers Collect Thousands of Hours of First-Person Video to Train AI

The solution to machine learning problems is generally either more or better data.

Developing Artificial Intelligence That 'Thinks' Like Humans
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Developing Artificial Intelligence That 'Thinks' Like Humans

Scientists still do not fully understand how Deep Neural Networks process information.

Cutting Through the Noise
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Cutting Through the Noise

Artificial intelligence enables high-fidelity quantum computing.

These Neural Networks Know What They're Doing
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These Neural Networks Know What They're Doing

Researchers have shown that a specific neural network can learn the cause-and-effect structure of a navigation task it is taught.

Researchers Create Earthquake System Model with Better Detection Capabilities
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Researchers Create Earthquake System Model with Better Detection Capabilities

The University of Wyoming's Pejman Tahmasebi and Tao Bai have invented a machine learning model that boosts the accuracy of earthquake detection.

Virtual Obstacle Courses Help Real Robots Learn to Walk
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Virtual Obstacle Courses Help Real Robots Learn to Walk

Researchers developed an army of more than 4,000 simulated doglike robots and used them to train an algorithm to control a real-world robot's legs.

AI's Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag
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AI's Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag

As language models get more complex, they also get more expensive to create and run. Some companies are locked out.

AI-Generated Deepfake Voices Can Fool Humans, Smart Assistants
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AI-Generated Deepfake Voices Can Fool Humans, Smart Assistants

Freely available voice-mimicking software can deceive people and voice-activated tools like smart assistants, according to University of Chicago scientists.

A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learning
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A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learning

To help them explain the shocking success of deep neural networks, researchers are turning to older but better-understood models of machine learning.

Google Wants to Use AI to Time Traffic Lights More Efficiently
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Google Wants to Use AI to Time Traffic Lights More Efficiently

Google said it intends to test the use of artificial intelligence to optimize traffic-signal timing in Rio de Janeiro.

Edge Computing: The Architecture of the Future
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Edge Computing: The Architecture of the Future

To fully digitize the last mile of business, you need to distribute compute power where it's needed most -- next to IoT devices that collect data from the real...

County DA Pilots Race-Blind Charging Algorithm
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County DA Pilots Race-Blind Charging Algorithm

The Yolo County, CA, District Attorney's Office incorporated a redaction algorithm into its digital case management system to analyze racial bias in charging decisions...

ML Helps Reveal Cells' Inner Structures in Detail
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ML Helps Reveal Cells' Inner Structures in Detail

Researchers combined electron microscopy with machine learning to identify structures within cells.

Google's AI Upscaling Technology Outperforms Previous Models
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Google's AI Upscaling Technology Outperforms Previous Models

New models developed by the search giant upgrade the resolution of photos.

The Rise of the Robo-Voices
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The Rise of the Robo-Voices

New technology lets filmmakers create foreign-language versions of their movies using samples of the original actors' voices.

Los Alamos Scientists Take Top Prizes in National Competition to Help Improve Electrical Grid
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Los Alamos Scientists Take Top Prizes in National Competition to Help Improve Electrical Grid

Hassan Hijazi and Carleton Coffrin of Los Alamos National Laboratory earned top prizes in a national contest to develop algorithms to enhance the electrical grid...

AI Is Smart, but Does It Play Well with Others?
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AI Is Smart, but Does It Play Well with Others?

Researchers explored humans' ability to play a card game with an artificial intelligence model trained to play with teammates never before encountered.

Making Self-Driving Cars Human-Friendly
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Making Self-Driving Cars Human-Friendly

A drift diffusion model could make self-driving vehicles safer for pedestrians by helping to predict when people will cross the road.

Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms
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Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms

Microsoft’s DeepMC framework uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict local weather.

X-Ray Technology Reveals Marie Antoinette's Censored Secret Correspondence
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X-Ray Technology Reveals Marie Antoinette's Censored Secret Correspondence

Technology has retrieved secret correspondence from French queen Marie-Antoinette to Swedish count Axel von Fersen, that a censor blotted out with dark ink.
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