2019 has been a year full of developments and new technology start-ups. Implementation of all new businesses focused on automation and giving us the latest. We have the Top Automation News shortlisted that you need to read to remain part of the Tech world.
1. Artificial intelligence turns brain activity into speech
The currently existing systems for the people who are unable to speak can only read their eye or hand movements to decipher what they want to say. But no system is yet invented that can truly give a voice to them. This has changed as three research teams at Columbia University have made a system that collects data from neurons and converts this data into speech. The system can also mimic the vocal expressions of people using it.
Writer: Kelly Servick
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2. A.I. is translating messages of long-lost languages
Understanding a long-lost language that existed several centuries ago can help us get access to many different cultures and decipher the information that might be hidden in the old testaments. This has motivated a research team including researchers from MIT and Google AI team to create an AI-powered system that can understand old languages using its relationship to a known progenitor language.
Writer: Paul Ratner
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3. Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes
While AI has several benefits in store for us, it can also be the number one reason for the worsening environmental conditions of our world. A recent study at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found that training an AI model can emit more than 626,000 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Writer: Karen Hao
Read More On MIT Technology Review
4. AAAS: Machine learning ‘causing a science crisis’
Dr. Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston recently presented a study at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington which said that the current machine learning systems are leading to a “crisis in science” as they are the results produced are misleading. Scientists and researchers must improve their techniques if they want humanity to benefit from AI.
Writer: Pallab Ghosh
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5. ‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff who is known to expose the truths and realities of technology and how tech giants like Google and Facebook are going to use technology to transform the world to their pleasing. The newest book launched in January 2019 by the author named “surveillance capitalism” provides insight into how predictive AI is intruding on a new form of capitalism in the world. “Digital technology is separating the citizens in all societies into two groups: the watchers and the watched,” she says.
Writer: John Naughton
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6. Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy
Electricity is what powers every single technology in the current era and its absence, humans are practically powerless. Scientists have therefore strived to find a continuous and powerful source of electricity and finally, we see AI taking the lead. A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University is using deep learning to produce virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity.
Writer: John Greenwald
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7. This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task
Like there was any less tension about AI taking over the world, an AI system has been found hiding data from its creators. The system called “CycleGAN” was being used to transform aerial images into street maps for Google by using a neural network and by digging deep into the unexpected extraordinary results it produced, scientists found that it was manipulating data to fool them.
Writer: Devin Coldewey
Read More On TechCrunch
8. We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next
There seems to be no end to the discussions about the future of AI in our world. However, numerous ideas and inventions become famous and are intensely supported and discussed by fans at different times in history. The analysts at MIT decided to review the 25 years of AI and find a pattern that can be used to predict the future, and to there own astonishment, they find that the era of deep learning may come to an end.
Writer: Karen Hao
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Elon Musk is surely one of the biggest entrepreneurs this era has seen and he seems to be focusing on the medical industry now. He believes his neural technology company Neuralink will be able to “solve” schizophrenia and autism. Neuralink’s goal is to develop an AI-enabled chip that could be implanted in a person’s brain, where it would be able to both record brain activity and potentially stimulate it.
Writer: Isobel Asher Hamilton
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10. How Can AI Detect Human Emotions Accurately?
The power of AI lies in its ability to find and learn from patterns it finds in the large datasets. Utilizing Computer Vision and Facial Recognition capabilities, AI is entering a phase of emotions. Several recent research papers have discussed how the current systems can be used to understand human emotions using facial features accurately.
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