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13.11.2018
20:40 TechnologyReview.comThese awful AI song lyrics show us how hard language is for machines

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17:04 Photonics.comUCL, Google Begin Quantum Computing Partnership

University College London (UCL) is joining forces with Google to launch a £5.5 million ($7.2 million) Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modeling and simulation. The initiative, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute, Google Quantum AI Lab, and the University of Bristol Quantum Information Institute. It also includes U.K. startup companies GTN and PhaseCraft. The partnership will study and develop quantum software for modeling and simulation, and its work will help develop the foundation of a quantum software industry in the U.K. Quantum simulation will help scientists understand and predict the behavior of materials and chemical reactions. The quantum mechanical effects in these systems make

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09:27 ScienceNewsDaily.orgGboard Will Use AI To Suggest GIFs To Users

Google is pretty proud of the AI that they’ve developed. The company recently announced that they will be using its AI system to help the New York Times to digitize its archive, and now it ...

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12.11.2018
22:35 ScienceDaily.comAI capable of outlining in a single chart information from thousands of scientific papers

Scientists have developed a Computer-Aided Material Design (CAMaD) system capable of extracting information related to fabrication processes and material structures and properties -- factors vital to material design -- and organizing and visualizing the relationship between them. The use of this system enables information from thousands of scientific and technical articles to be summarized in a single chart, rationalizing and expediting material design.

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17:12 TechnologyReview.comHow Facebook uses machine learning to fight ISIS and Al-Qaeda propaganda

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05:55 ScienceDaily.comArtificial intelligence may fall short when analyzing data across multiple health systems

A new study shows deep learning models must be carefully tested across multiple environments before being put into clinical practice.

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11.11.2018
17:33 Technology.org3 Ways AI is Being Used to Predict, Prevent, and Manage Natural Disasters

Using artificial intelligence to gain a better understanding of natural disasters is not an entirely new practice, however,

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10.11.2018
17:08 TechnologyReview.comIs this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out

The definition of artificial intelligence is constantly evolving, and the term often gets mangled, so we are here to help.

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11:22 NewScientist.ComRobots are learning hand gestures by watching hours of TED talks

Hand gestures are difficult for robots to reproduce convincingly, so hundreds of hours of TED videos are being used to teach them how to better gesticulate

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09.11.2018
23:54 ScienceDaily.comBrain learns to recognize familiar faces regardless of where they are in the visual field

A new study finds that recognition of faces varies by where they appear in the visual field and this variability is reduced by learning familiar faces through social interactions. The findings suggest that repeated social interactions may tune populations of visual neurons in the face processing network to enable consistent and rapid recognition of familiar faces.

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20:22 TechnologyReview.comThis is fake news! China’s ‘AI news anchor’ isn’t intelligent at all

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19:30 Photonics.comUCL, Google Begins Quantum Computing Partnership

University College London (UCL) is joining forces with Google to launch a £5.5 million ($7.2 million) Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modeling and simulation. The initiative, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute, Google Quantum AI Lab, and the University of Bristol Quantum Information Institute. It also includes U.K. startup companies GTN and PhaseCraft. The partnership will study and develop quantum software for modeling and simulation, and its work will help develop the foundation of a quantum software industry in the U.K. Quantum simulation will help scientists understand and predict the behavior of materials and chemical reactions. The quantum mechanical effects in these systems make

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18:29 Yahoo ScienceChina's State-Run Media Unveils 'AI Anchors' to Read the News

Xinhua boasted its virtual anchor is capable of working 24 hours per day

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17:52 FT.com ScienceGlobal funding lift, George Gao, AI and doctors

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17:05 Phys.orgEvolving speech and AI as the window into mental health

Mental health and neurological disorders are a growing epidemic. In the U.S., nearly one in every five people has a mental health condition.

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13:39 Technology.orgOpen Source Machine Learning Tool Could Help Choose Cancer Drugs

The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision

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03:38 Gizmag Real "fake news": China introduces AI news anchor


China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, has revealed it will deploy a new digitally generated newsreader to report the news in both Chinese and English languages. The artificial anchor has been designed to reduce news production costs and increase efficiency, however, the use of the technology by a propagandic state-run news agency brings a new definition to the term "fake news."
.. Continue Reading Real "fake news": China introduces AI news anchor Category: Computers Tags: Avatar CGI China Digital Journalism News

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00:54 TechnologyReview.comAI is not “magic dust” for your company, says Google’s Cloud AI boss

Andrew Moore says getting the technology to work in businesses is a huge challenge.

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08.11.2018
15:17 Phys.orgDating apps use artificial intelligence to help search for love

Forget swiping though endless profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a partner who looks like your favourite celebrity.

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14:54 ScienceNewsDaily.orgChina's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

The state news agency Xinhua says the nameless presenter will help reduce news production costs.

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04:48 ScienceDaily.comCould machines using artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete?

The technology of these tools is evolving rapidly. Standalone machines can now perform limited tasks raising the question of whether machines will ever completely replace doctors?

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03:27 ScienceNewsDaily.orgMicrosoft Introduces New AI Features To Word

There are plenty of note-taking apps and reminder apps out there, but in case you’re someone who uses Microsoft Word to jot down everything, then you might be interested to learn that Microsoft ...

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07.11.2018
22:18 ScienceDaily.comMachine-learning algorithm predicts how cells repair broken DNA

By creating a machine-learning algorithm that predicts how human and mouse cells respond to CRISPR-induced breaks in DNA, a team of researchers discovered that cells often repair broken genes in ways that are precise and predictable, sometimes even returning mutated genes back to their healthy version. In addition, the researchers put this predictive power to the test and successfully corrected mutations in cells taken from patients with one of two rare genetic disorders.

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22:11 Technology.orgAre Insurance Companies Maximizing AI’s Impact?

Senior executives from leading global insurance companies will join Insurance Nexus for a live, free webinar on how

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21:05 Phys.orgMachine-learning algorithm predicts how cells repair broken DNA

The human genome has its own proofreaders and editors, and their handiwork is not as haphazard as once thought.

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19:10 SingularityHub.ComAI Won’t Replace Doctors, It Will Augment Them

The future of medicine is a physician-patient-AI golden triangle, one in which machines augment clinical care and diagnostics—one with the patient at its heart. That is the takeaway message of DeepMind researcher Dr. Alan Karthikesalingam, who presented his vision of AI-enabled healthcare Monday at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego. You’ve probably heard […]

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18:36 ScienceDaily.comMachine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care

Researchers have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room.

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15:17 Phys.orgTeam breaks world record for fast, accurate AI training

Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have partnered with a team from Tencent Machine Learning to create a new technique for training artificial intelligence (AI) machines faster than ever before while maintaining accuracy.

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15:06 Technology.orgAre Insurance Companies Maximizing AI’s Impact? Leading Organizations to Dissect Strategies in Live Webinar (November 14th, 10:00am CT)

Senior executives from leading global insurance companies will join Insurance Nexus for a live, free webinar on how

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13:38 Technology.orgMachine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in

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09:48 Technology.orgLeading-edge AI Computing System now at Home with Brookhaven Lab’s Computational Science Initiative

The Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory now hosts one of

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05:21 ScienceDaily.comNew deep knowledge AI system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

Researchers have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.

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04:31 Gizmag Furhat Robotics puts a new face on AI interactions


Stockholm-based startup, Furhat Robotics has been working to create the next generation of social robot. Its solution, designed to transcend the current mechanical limitations in creating a realistically lifelike humanoid interface, is to use projection technology to transfer a face onto a moveable head-shaped base.
.. Continue Reading Furhat Robotics puts a new face on AI interactions Category: Robotics Tags: Robot Robotics Uncanny valley

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01:17 TechnologyReview.comWhy AI must learn to dress itself

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06.11.2018
21:44 ScienceDaily.comBrain-computer interface advances improve prosthetics, therapies

Advances in connecting neural stimulation to physical control of the body are transforming the development of prosthetics and therapeutic training for people with disabilities, according to new research.

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21:33 ScienceDaily.comArtificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer's years before diagnosis

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

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16:06 CosmosMagazine.comHow to teach AI to speak Welsh

AI language programs need big databases, so will they ever be able to communicate in lesser-used tongues? Ian McLoughlin from the UK's University of Kent reports.

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01:07 TechnologyReview.comMaster any classic video game (with help from an AI algorithm)

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05.11.2018
21:19 TechnologyReview.comThe quirky ways AI researchers gather data to feed their algorithms

Here are four of the most creative data collection methods used by experts at the leading annual conference on natural-language processing.

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20:18 Photonics.comBerkeley Lab to Build Advanced Quantum Computing Testbed

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will receive $30 million over five years to build and operate an Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT). Researchers will use the testbed to explore superconducting quantum processors and evaluate how these emerging quantum devices can be utilized to advance scientific research. As part of this effort, Berkeley Lab will collaborate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) to deploy different quantum processor architecture. According to Irfan Siddiqi, Berkeley Lab scientist and AQT director, one of the goals of this project is to set up a multipartner scientific collaboration to build a platform where basic outstanding questions about quantum computing can be answered. AQT will operate as an open resource for the community, allowing external researchers to evaluate superconducting

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17:23 Phys.orgHow to certify a quantum computer

Quantum computers are being developed by teams working not only at universities but also at Google, IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, a start-up company. And things are evolving quickly, says Nicolas Sangouard, SNSF Professor at the University of Basel. "In a few years at most, I expect the computing power of quantum computers to significantly outstrip the computing power of ordinary computers. We call that 'quantum supremacy'".

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14:36 Technology.orgUnusual Uses of Facial Recognition Technology

In 2017, the global facial recognition market was valued at more than 4 billion USD and it is

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09:18 Yahoo ScienceScientists plan to build new quantum computing facility in Brighton 

Scientists from the University of Sussex are planning to launch a new quantum computing facility in Brighton after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced new funding for the technology this week. The Chancellor announced plans for a further £1.6bn in R&D funding for artificial intelligence, nuclear fusion and quantum computing in this week's Budget. This project would be latest push from the UK in the race to produce the first commercial computer capable of making complex calculations in hours that would take normal computers billions of years to complete. The European Union announced €1bn (£877.7) of investment in the technology earlier this week, while China is thought to have invested $10bn in the technology so far. University of Sussex scientists are planning to create a

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04.11.2018
16:07 CosmosMagazine.comUsing AI to explain religious conflict

Multidisciplinary team suggests that artificial intelligence might predict when disagreement tips over into violence. Nick Carne reports.

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02.11.2018
14:04 Phys.orgMachine learning tool can predict viral reservoirs in the animal kingdom

Many deadly and newly emerging viruses like Ebola and Zika circulate in wild animal and insect communities long before spreading to humans and causing severe disease. However, finding these natural virus hosts – which could help prevent the spread to humans – currently poses an enormous challenge for scientists.

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01.11.2018
21:21 Nature.ComMachine learning helps to identify the animals that deadly viruses call home

Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more, covering all branches of science and how science impacts upon all aspects of society and life.

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18:25 Nature.ComMachine learning spots natural selection at work in human genome

Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more, covering all branches of science and how science impacts upon all aspects of society and life.

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18:02 ScienceDaily.comPreparing quantum computers to leave the lab

A new advance using microwave technology promises to ensure quantum computers can operate under realistic conditions, bringing us closer to the realization of commercial quantum computing.

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17:17 ScienceDaily.comNew method peeks inside the 'black box' of artificial intelligence

Computer scientists have developed a promising new approach for interpreting machine learning algorithms. Unlike previous efforts, which typically sought to 'break' the algorithms by removing key words from inputs to yield the wrong answer, the researchers instead reduced the inputs to the bare minimum required to yield the correct answer. On average, the researchers got the correct answer with an input of less than three words.

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15:06 Phys.orgMachine learning improves accuracy of particle identification at LHC

Scientists from the Higher School of Economics have developed a method that allows physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to separate between various types of elementary particles with a high degree of accuracy. The results were published in the Journal of Physics.

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12:52 TechnologyReview.comAn AI physicist can derive the natural laws of imagined universes

Teaching an AI system the tricks physicists use to understand the real world produces an extraordinarily powerful machine.

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03:22 NewScientist.ComA zap from a laser could make bigger quantum computers possible

A breakthrough in controlling entanglement with laser or microwave pulses could let us make more accurate quantum computers without having to cool them down

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03:05 Phys.orgScientists 'tame' some disruptive environmental effects on quantum computers

A team of scientists, led by Professor Winfried Hensinger at the University of Sussex, have made a major breakthrough concerning one of the biggest problems facing quantum computing: how to reduce the disruptive effects of environmental "noise" on the highly sensitive function of a large-scale quantum computer.

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01:49 ScienceNewsDaily.orgAn AI lie detector will interrogate travellers at some EU borders

A digital border guard will be trialled at some borders in Hungary, Latvia and Greece for six months. It includes an AI lie detector, but some doubt it will work

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31.10.2018
21:21 NewScientist.ComAI wades into the debate on age of ancient Chinese cave murals

The dates of some murals in the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas in China have long been debated, so researchers are using AI to help settle the row

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18:16 TechnologyReview.comHarvard just put more than 6 million court cases online to give legal AI a boost

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18:12 ScienceDaily.comAI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict: Humanity is not naturally violent

Artificial intelligence can help us to better understand the causes of religious violence and to potentially control it, according to new research. The study combined computer modelling and cognitive psychology to create an AI system able to mimic human religiosity, allowing them to better understand the conditions, triggers and patterns for religious violence.

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16:58 Phys.orgGoogle puts up $25 million for AI research

Google is creating a $25 million fund for artificial intelligence research around the world to address social and economic problems.

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16:36 Phys.orgUsing AI to deduce bias in social media and news

"I'm feeling sick." "This video game is SICK!" To a computer, the word "sick" may have the same meaning in these two sentences.

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15:02 ScientificAmerican.ComArtificial Intelligence Is Learning to Keep Learning

A new machine-learning technique mimics the brain’s ability to adapt to new circumstances -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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15:02 NewScientist.ComAn AI lie detector will interrogate travellers at some EU borders

A digital border guard will be trialled at some borders in Hungary, Latvia and Greece for six months. It includes an AI lie detector, but some doubt it will work

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13:04 Nanowerk.comArtificial intelligence bot trained to recognize galaxies

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.

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11:46 Technology.orgArtificial intelligence bot trained to recognise galaxies

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep

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11:23 Phys.orgBaidu profit grows 56% as apps and AI lift revenues

Chinese online search giant Baidu on Wednesday said net profit for the third quarter jumped 56 percent on continued robust growth in revenue and traffic to its mobile app.

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10:29 Phys.orgArtificial intelligence bot trained to recognize galaxies

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.

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06:59 CosmosMagazine.comAI under the spotlight

Australian forum looks at the challenges of living with artificial intelligence.

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30.10.2018
19:47 Yahoo ScienceGoogle is giving $25 million to people who want to use AI for good

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19:02 Yahoo ScienceGoogle seeks to grant $25 million to AI for good projects

The "AI Impact Challenge" is meant to inspire organizations to ask Google for help in machine learning, a form of AI in which computers analyze large datasets to make predictions or detect patterns and anomalies. Focusing on humanitarian projects could aid Google in recruiting and soothe critics by demonstrating that its interests in machine learning extend beyond its core business and other lucrative areas, such as military work. After employee backlash Google this year said it would not renew a deal to analyze U.S. military drone footage.

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17:39 ScienceDaily.comAI and NMR spectroscopy determine atoms configuration in record time

Scientists have developed a machine-learning approach that can be combined with experiments to determine, in record time, the location of atoms in powdered solids. Their method can be applied to complex molecules containing thousands of atoms and could be of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

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00:35 Phys.orgGoogle to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects

Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.

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29.10.2018
17:50 Nanowerk.comAI and NMR spectroscopy determine atoms configuration in record time

Scientists have developed a machine-learning approach that can be combined with experiments to determine, in record time, the location of atoms in powdered solids. Their method can be applied to complex molecules containing thousands of atoms and could be of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

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17:28 Phys.orgAI and NMR spectroscopy determine atoms configuration in record time

Many drugs today are produced as powdered solids. But to fully understand how the active ingredients will behave once inside the body, scientists need to know their exact atomic-level structure. For instance, the way molecules are arranged inside a crystal has a direct impact on a compound's properties, such as its solubility. Researchers are therefore working hard to develop technologies that can easily identify the exact crystal structures of microcrystalline powders.

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12:40 Technology.orgMachine Learning to Help Optimize Traffic and Reduce Pollution

Berkeley Lab researchers use algorithms for smart and sustainable mobility solutions Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to

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03:35 Gizmag Is this art? AI-generated portrait fetches over $400,000 at auction


Last week, the first ever work of AI-generated art to be sold by a major auction house fetched US$432,500. The work, entitled Portrait of Edmond Belamy, is a depiction of a fictional character and sold for an astounding 45 times its upper estimate. However, many in the AI art community are frustrated such a basic example of algorithmic art has achieved this success.
.. Continue Reading Is this art? AI-generated portrait fetches over $400,000 at auction Category: Computers Tags: Algorithms Art Artificial Intelligence Auction Christie's

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27.10.2018
14:30 Technology.orgMachine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify

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26.10.2018
22:29 Gizmag Software uses AI to detect bogus robbery reports


If you like getting free money, one highly-illegal way of doing so is to falsely claim that you purchased a certain item which then got stolen, so your insurance will cover the cost of a new one. This will require you to fill out a police report, however, and you could soon be caught out by software designed to detect when such reports are nothing but a load of hokum.
.. Continue Reading Software uses AI to detect bogus robbery reports Category: Good Thinking Tags: Cardiff University Charles III University of Madrid Crime Police Theft

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18:17 TechnologyReview.comA controversial artwork created by AI has hauled in $435,000 at auction

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14:58 Phys.orgPhysicists demonstrate magnetometer that uses quantum effects and machine learning

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Aalto University in Finland, and ETH Zurich have demonstrated a prototype device that uses quantum effects and machine learning to measure magnetic fields more accurately than its classical analogues. Such measurements are needed to seek mineral deposits, discover distant astronomical objects, diagnose brain disorders, and create better radars.

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14:26 Yahoo ScienceA Painting Made by Artificial Intelligence Has Been Sold at Auction for $432,500

It's the first piece of AI art to go under the hammer at a major auction house

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03:34 ScienceDaily.comMachine learning identifies antibiotic resistance genes in tuberculosis-causing bacteria

Researchers have trained a machine learning algorithm to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis -- the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria. The approach could be used to predict resistance in other infection-causing pathogens.

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01:37 Yahoo ScienceCreepy AI-Created Portrait Fetches $432,500 at Auction

The "Portrait of Edmond Belamy" is the first painting created by an artificial intelligence (AI) to be auctioned in the art world. The man with a blurry face, painted in the "Old Master" style of artists like Rembrandt van Rijn in the 17th century, is the product of the Paris art collective Obvious. The collective, which includes Hugo Caselles-Dupré, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier, uses an AI method called generative adversarial network (GAN) for its creations.

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01:35 LiveScience.comCreepy AI-Created Portrait Fetches $432,500 at Auction

It's the arrival of artificial intelligence in the art world.

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25.10.2018
22:29 Nanowerk.comArtificial intelligence controls quantum computers

Neural networks enable learning of error correction strategies for computers based on quantum physics.

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19:23 ScienceDaily.comArtificial intelligence controls quantum computers

Researchers present a quantum error correction system that is capable of learning thanks to artificial intelligence.

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18:17 Phys.orgNeural networks enable learning of error correction strategies for quantum computers

Quantum computers could solve complex tasks that are beyond the capabilities of conventional computers. However, the quantum states are extremely sensitive to constant interference from their environment. The plan is to combat this using active protection based on quantum error correction. Florian Marquardt, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, and his team have now presented a quantum error correction system that is capable of learning thanks to artificial intelligence.

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18:01 SingularityHub.ComThe First Novel Written by AI Is Here—And It’s as Weird as You’d Expect It to Be

Last year, a novelist went on a road trip across the USA. The trip was an attempt to emulate Jack Kerouac—to go out On The Road and find something essential to write about in the experience. There is, however, a key difference between this writer and anyone else talking your ear off in the bar. […]

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17:29 Phys.orgA robust AI-centric indoor positioning system

In modern airport terminals, hospital complexes, office buildings, sports arenas, university campuses, and retail outlets, there is a growing market for convenient and easy-to-use applications for navigating indoors. With an expected growth rate of 30% by 2022, according to a MarketWatch Report, this demand is accelerated by the presence of advanced sensors in modern smartphones like magnetometers, accelerometers, and gyroscopes. To meet the demand, our team at IBM Research-Ireland built a production-ready indoor positioning system that is more accurate than an existing commercial solution across different smartphone models.

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17:05 Phys.orgYour job might disappear, but don't blame artificial intelligence for that

When we talk about the jobs at risk, artificial intelligence is often seen as the main threat. However, this technology is still at its very beginning, while a lot of jobs are already transforming and even disappearing. Conversely, other jobs seem to resist, even if technologies already exist to replace them.

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16:41 Phys.orgNew AI-based video system helps seniors stay safe and independent

An autonomous intelligence system is helping seniors stay safe both at home and in care facilities, thanks to a collaboration between University of Alberta computing scientists and software technology company Spxtrm AI.

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16:36 NewScientist.ComAI designed these Halloween masks and they are absolutely terrifying

Artificial intelligence has learned to create spine-tingling Halloween masks after being fed 5000 photos of scary or funny costume masks

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16:29 Phys.orgMachine learning identifies antibiotic resistance genes in tuberculosis-causing bacteria

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis—the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria.

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16:11 CosmosMagazine.comBiblical literalism: Old and New testaments become source texts for style translation machine learning

Computer scientists use multiple versions of the Bible to refine tricky adaptations. Nick Carne reports.

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14:11 ScientificAmerican.ComQuantum Computing Must Be A National Security Priority

Falling behind our adversaries would put U.S. and allied intelligence services at a critical disadvantage in their efforts to protect encrypted secrets -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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00:53 TechnologyReview.comA global ethics study aims to help AI solve the self-driving “trolley problem”

Millions of people across 233 countries weighed in on who’s lives self-driving cars should prioritize, revealing how much cross-cultural ethics diverge.

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00:47 Photonics.comMachine Learning Speeds Discovery of New Host Materials for LED Lighting

A machine learning algorithm developed at the University of Houston was able to predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds and determine those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting. When the researchers synthesized and tested one of the compounds predicted computationally — sodium-barium-borate — they found that it offered 95 percent efficiency and outstanding thermal stability. Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in search of those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting. Courtesy of the University of Houston. Although the light produced by the sodium-barium-borate compound was too blue to be commercially desirable, the researchers were not discouraged. They said that they

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24.10.2018
21:44 Phys.orgAmazon officials pitched their facial recognition software to ICE

Amazon officials earlier this year pitched the company's controversial facial recognition software to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to documents uncovered by the Project on Government Oversight.

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18:57 ScienceNewsDaily.orgFacebook uses machine learning to fight child exploitation

Today, Facebook's Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, published a blog post outlining how the social network fights child exploitation. The company uses standard industry practices, ...

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17:28 NewScientist.ComAI makes new video games by watching people play Super Mario and Kirby

An artificial intelligence has taught itself the basics of video game design by watching people play classic games and is now generating new ones of its own

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16:10 Phys.orgUsing AI to create new fragrances

Skilled perfumers bring art and science together to design new fragrances, a talent that takes ten or more years to develop. Crafting a fragrance that leaves an impression is one of the most important components a consumer considers when forming a positive or negative opinion about everyday products like laundry detergent, deodorant, air freshener and, of course, cologne and perfume. What if artificial intelligence (AI) could learn from these professionals to augment the process of developing new fragrances or identify completely novel creative pathways? With this in mind, my team at IBM Research, together with Symrise, one of the top global producers of flavors and fragrances, created an AI system that can learn about formulas, raw materials, historical success data and industry trends.

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14:17 NewScientist.ComPresenting robots as people stops us thinking clearly about AI

Last week, Pepper the robot spoke before Parliament, but this kind of stunt distracts from the real issues AI provokes, says Joanna Bryson

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