1. Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020
At the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference this week in Vancouver, Canada, machine learning took center stage as 13,000 researchers explored things like neuroscience, how to interpret neural network outputs, and how AI can help solve big real-world problems.
Author: Khari Johnson
Read More On: VentureBeat
2. AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of reach
Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the AI community. But the latest edition of the AI Index report — an annual rundown of machine learning data points now in its third year — does a good job confirming what you probably already suspected: the AI world is booming in a range of metrics covering research, education, and technical achievements.
Author: James Vincent
Read More On: The Verge
3. Emotion-detecting tech should be restricted by law – AI Now
The AI Now Institute says the field is “built on markedly shaky foundations”. Despite this, systems are on sale to help vet job seekers, test criminal suspects for signs of deception, and set insurance prices. It wants such software to be banned from use in important decisions that affect people’s lives and/or determine their access to opportunities.
Author: Leo Kelion
Read More On: BBC News
4. DataRobot is acquiring Paxata to add data prep to machine learning platform
DataRobot, a company best known for creating automated machine learning models known as AutoML, announced today that it intends to acquire Paxata, a data prep platform startup. The companies did not reveal the purchase price.
Author: Ron Miller
Read More On: TechCrunch
5. Artificial intelligence will help determine if you get your next job
With parents using artificial intelligence to scan prospective babysitters’ social media and an endless slew of articles explaining how your résumé can “beat the bots,” you might be wondering whether a robot will be offering you your next job.
Author: Rebecca Heilweil
Read More On: Vox.Com
6. Emotion recognition technology should be banned, says an AI research institute
There’s little scientific basis to emotion recognition technology, so it should be banned from use in decisions that affect people’s lives, says research institute AI Now in its annual report.
Author: Charlotte Jee
Read More On: MIT Technology Review
7. The 10 Best Examples Of How AI Is Already Used In Our Everyday Life
When you hear news about artificial intelligence (AI), it might be easy to assume it has nothing to do with you. You might imagine that artificial intelligence is only something the big tech giants are focused on, and that AI doesn’t impact your everyday life. In reality, artificial intelligence is encountered by most people from morning until night.
Author: Bernard Marr
Read More On: Forbes
8. Intel’s latest acquisition is a $2 billion push into AI
Intel just spent approximately $2 billion to acquire Israel-based AI firm Habana Labs. The partnership will “turbo-charge” Intel’s AI offerings for data centers, Intel said in a press release. Habana Labs makes programmable deep learning accelerators. Its Gaudi AI Training Processor, for instance, is expected to deliver up to four-times the throughput of systems built with the equivalent number of GPUs.
Author: Christine Fisher
Read More On: Engadget
9. 12 Everyday Applications Of Artificial Intelligence Many People Aren’t Aware Of
By now, almost everyone knows a little bit about artificial intelligence, but most people aren’t tech experts, and many may not be aware of just how big an impact AI has. The truth is most consumers interact with technology incorporating AI every day. From the searches we perform in Google to the advertisements we see on social media, AI is an ever-present feature of our lives.
Read More On: Forbes
10. Infinite text adventure AI Dungeon is now available on iOS and Android
Earlier this month we told you about AI Dungeon, an AI-powered text adventure with near infinite possibilities. You can type what you want into the game, and the AI will generate a response on the fly, creating a freewheeling experience that encourages cooperation and imagination.