Posts Tagged ‘AI‘

Could algorithms help create better venture capitalists?

How can VCs better predict when innovations will survive or fail, both for startups and when corporations launch new products or do acquisitions? That is the problem William Hambrecht, a legendary venture capitalist who made early investments in Apple, Genentech, and Google, is trying to solve with

The trouble with teaching computers to think for themselves

Must read post by David Berreby on why artificial intelligence is already weirdly inhuman. Artificial intelligence has been conquering hard problems at a relentless pace lately. In the past few years, an especially effective kind of artificial intelligence known as a neural network has equaled or

Baidu reveals its AI for health

AskADoctor in English, is one of the earliest AI apps to emerge from Baidu’s deep-learning division since it hired Andrew Ng, a renowned data scientist and former marquee researcher at Google. And it’s an example of the unique tech interface the company can produce given its privileged

We are data: the future of machine intelligence

“To be (data) or not to be (data)”, that’s the question we all ponder about facing an increasingly faster and data intense future. ‘The internet is going to do to us whatever it is going to do — and it’s far too late to stop it’

Self-Driving Cars and Ethical Decisions

Researchers are trying to program self-driving cars to make split-second decisions that raise real ethical questions. Chris Gerdes, a professor at Stanford University, leads a research lab that is experimenting with sophisticated hardware and software for automated driving. But together with Patrick Lin, a professor

In the war of 2050, the robots call the shots

In April, thought leaders from the Defense Department, the U.S. Army Research Lab, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and national security thinkers across academia met for a two-week workshop on the next three and a half decades of war. The report they recently produced reads

What’s the next big thing in Artificial Intelligence?

Ever heard about Evolutionary Algorithms? The next big thing in AI according Babak Hodjat, co-founder and chief scientist of Sentient Technologies. Like ANNs, Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) are techniques inspired by models of biological intelligence, applied to real-world problem solving. In the case of EAs, the approach is

Teach Your Robot to Do the Dishes

Adaptive, responsive strategies let humans think they’re in charge when working on mundane tasks with robots. Researchers have developed a robot that can help clean the kitchen. In a paper presented at Robotics Science and Systems in Rome in July, scientists at the University of

Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair

Very insightful article by Jason Baldridge on the topic of “What We Teach Machines“. “Humans are biased, and the biases we encode into machines are then scaled and automated”, “we need to have an uncomfortable discussion about what we teach machines and how we use the