1. Sony is using AI to replace drummers, one beat at a time

Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that its researchers have created a machine learning model that can create kick-drum tracking.

Author: AJ Dellinger

Read More On: Engadget

 

2. Automating artificial intelligence for medical decision-making

MIT computer scientists are hoping to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve medical decision-making, by automating a key step that’s usually done by hand — and that’s becoming more laborious as certain datasets grow ever-larger.

Read More On: MIT News

 

3. MIT breaks new ground in AI with ‘deep’ knitting, yes, knitting

What’s the point of teaching a computer how to knit? MIT researchers found it goes beyond just some nice gloves and scarves, to a window into deep learning forms of artificial intelligence.

Author: Tiernan Ray

Read More On: ZD Net

 

4. Scale AI and its 22-year-old CEO lock down $100 million to label Silicon Valley’s data

Big artificial intelligence companies are promising an automated future, but many of their products rely on the labeled training data coming from Scale AI, a startup that highlights machine learning’s intimate bond between human contractors and algorithms.

Author: Lucas Matney

Read More On: Tech Crunch

 

5. AI Now Predicts Blackouts Caused by Storms

A machine learning algorithm has been created to predict blackouts that originate from thunderstorms. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to predict everything from crime to psychotic episodes. Now, blackouts can be added to the list.

Read More On: Interesting Engineering

 

6. China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.

Zhou Yi was terrible at math. He risked never getting into college. Then a company called Squirrel AI came to his middle school in Hangzhou, China, promising personalized tutoring. He had tried tutoring services before, but this one was different: instead of a human teacher, an AI algorithm would curate his lessons.

Author: Karen Hao

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

 

7. How do we build trust between humans and AI?

My mother lives 5,000 miles away in Cairo, Egypt. When she calls me, she can immediately tell if something is wrong, simply from the way I say “Hello” or “I’m fine”. Like many relationships with those we hold close, my mom and I have built a level of trust to the point that she knows how I’m feeling from a simple word or phrase.

Author: Rana el Kaliouby

Read More On: World Economic Forum

8. AI system ‘should be recognised as inventor’

The AI has designed interlocking food containers that are easy for robots to grasp and a warning light that flashes in a rhythm that is hard to ignore.

Author: Leo Kelion

Read More On: BBC News

9. AI researchers need to stop hiding the climate toll of their work

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is proposing a new way to incentivize energy-efficient machine learning.

Exploding footprint: More researchers are sounding the alarm about the growing costs of deep learning.

Author: James Temple

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

 

10. This AI Scans Faces To Let Bartenders Know Who’S Next In Line

On Thursday, London-based AI firm DataSparQ announced plans to launch AI Bar, a software package that uses facial recognition technology to ensure that pub patrons get served in the order they approach the bar.

Author: Kristin Houser

Read More On: Futurism