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    1. Johns Hopkins Scientists to Build Machine Translation System for Obscure Languages

      Johns Hopkins Scientists to Build Machine Translation System for Obscure Languages

      Johns Hopkins Scientists to Build Machine Translation System for Obscure Languages By JHU Hub Share The U.S. office of the Director of National Intelligence has given a team of computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University a $10.7-million grant to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used around the world.

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    2. MIT's Regina Barzilay Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

      MIT's Regina Barzilay Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

      MIT's Regina Barzilay Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant' By MIT CSAIL "I'm most excited about solving problems . . . that require new perspectives," says 2017 MacArthur Fellowship recipient Regina Barzilay. Credit: MacArthur Foundation Regina Barzilay , a professor in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) who does research in natural language processing and machine learning, is a recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes referred to as a "genius grant."

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    3. A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub

      A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub

      A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub By Baishakhi Ray, Daryl Posnett, Premkumar Devanbu, Vladimir Filkov Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 10, Pages 91-100 10.1145/3126905 Share What is the effect of programming languages on software quality? This question has been a topic of much debate for a very long time.

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    4. Manipulating Word Representations, and Preparing Students for Coding Jobs?

      Manipulating Word Representations, and Preparing Students for Coding Jobs?

      Manipulating Word Representations, and Preparing Students for Coding Jobs? By Robin K. Hill, Mark Guzdial Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 10, Pages 12-13 10.1145/3131066 Share http://bit.ly/2tRnVZN June 20, 2017 Recent research in natural language processing using the program word2vec gives manipulations of word representations that look a lot like semantics produced by vector math. For vector calculations to produce semantics would be remarkable, indeed.

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    5. How Neural Networks Think | Careers

      How Neural Networks Think | Careers

      Share Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks, which learn how to perform tasks by analyzing huge volumes of training data. During training, a neural net continually readjusts thousands of internal parameters until it can reliably perform some task, such as identifying objects in digital images or translating text from one language to another.

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    6. Using Machine Learning to Improve Patient Care

      Using Machine Learning to Improve Patient Care

      Using Machine Learning to Improve Patient Care By MIT News Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are investigating how computers can help medical personnel make better health-related decisions. Credit: Shutterstock Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are investigating how computers can enhance medical decisions.

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    7. Using Machine Learning to Improve Patient Care | Careers

      Using Machine Learning to Improve Patient Care | Careers

      Using Machine Learning to Improve Patient Care By MIT CSAIL Share Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be difficult to integrate and monitor all of these data for multiple patients while making real-time treatment decisions, especially when data is documented inconsistently across hospitals.

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    8. The Future of Search Engines

      The Future of Search Engines

      The Future of Search Engines By Texas Advanced Computing Center August 9, 2017 Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin developed a method to incorporate information from WordNet into informational retrieval systems. Credit: VisuWords Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) aim to improve information retrieval (IR) systems and enhance search engines by integrating artificial intelligence with annotation insights and information encoded in domain-specific resources.

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    9. $2-Million Donation Supports Launch of Theoretical Machine Learning Program

      $2-Million Donation Supports Launch of Theoretical Machine Learning Program

      $2-Million Donation Supports Launch of Theoretical Machine Learning Program By Institute for Advanced Study August 7, 2017 A $2-million donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt will support the launch of the Program in Theoretical Machine Learning in the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Mathematics. Credit: IAS A $2-million donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt will support the launch of the Program in Theoretical Machine Learning in the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Mathematics.

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    10. Barbara Grosz Receives 2017 ACL Life Time Achievement Award

      Barbara Grosz Receives 2017 ACL Life Time Achievement Award

      Barbara Grosz Receives 2017 ACL Life Time Achievement Award By Association for Computational Linguistics August 4, 2017 The Association for Computational Linguistics has awarded its 2017 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award to Barbara Grosz. Credit: Association for Computational Linguistics During its 55th annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada (July 30 - August 4, 2017), the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) awarded its 2017 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award to professor Barbara Grosz.

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    11. To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language

      To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language

      To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language By Technology Review Salesforce researchers have found that first teaching a machine-learning algorithm to speak another language makes it perform better in learning other tasks. Credit: Absolute News Researchers at Salesforce have developed a method that could improve the performance of modern language programs by teaching a machine-learning algorithm to speak another language before educating it on other tasks.

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    12. The Rise of Social Bots | July 2016

      The Rise of Social Bots | July 2016

      Share Bots (short for software robots) have been around since the early days of computers. One compelling example of bots is chatbots, algorithms designed to hold a conversation with a human, as envisioned by Alan Turing in the 1950s. 33 The dream of designing a computer algorithm that passes the Turing test has driven artificial intelligence research for decades, as witnessed by initiatives like the Loebner Prize, awarding progress in natural language processing.

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    13. CMU to Harness Power of Collaboration to Advance Artificial Intelligence

      CMU to Harness Power of Collaboration to Advance Artificial Intelligence

      CMU to Harness Power of Collaboration to Advance Artificial Intelligence By TribLIVE.com Carnegie Mellon University is creating what will be one of the largest and most experienced collaborative research groups in the world. Credit: nextstl.com Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has announced a project to coordinate faculty, students, and staff working on artificial intelligence (AI) in various disciplines to establish one of the largest and most experienced collaborative research groups in the world. CMU Language Technologies Institute director Jaime Carbonell says the idea behind the initiative is to tap these resources' collective knowledge and expertise to push AI forward ...

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    14. What Exactly Do You Mean When You Say 'Best'?

      What Exactly Do You Mean When You Say 'Best'?

      What Exactly Do You Mean When You Say 'Best'? By American Technion Society American Technion Society researchers have developed a system that can identify and interpret sarcastic statements on social media. Credit: Twitter Researchers at the American Technion Society have developed the sarcasm Sentimental Interpretation GeNerator (Sarcasm SIGN), a system for interpreting sarcastic statements in social media.

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    15. The Dark Side of AI

      The Dark Side of AI

      Share Artificial intelligence has evolved to the point where machine learning technologies are being combined with natural language processing to imitate how a human interacts and thinks in a number of applications. But we still don't know the specific steps it takes when making a decision. Credit: Mopic/Shutterstock As far back as 1950, Alan Turing posed the question "Can machines think?"

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    16. Deep Learning Takes on Translation

      Deep Learning Takes on Translation

      Deep Learning Takes on Translation By Don Monroe Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 6, Pages 12-14 10.1145/3077229 Share Over the last few years, data-intensive machine-learning techniques have made dramatic strides in speech recognition and image analysis. Now these methods are making significant advances on another long-standing challenge: translation of written text between languages.

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    17. Modeling Gun Violence as a Contagion

      Modeling Gun Violence as a Contagion

      Modeling Gun Violence as a Contagion By Gregory Goth Researchers used machine learning to model the spread of gun violence in Chicago as a social contagion. Credit: Gary Waters/Getty Images Harvard University researcher Ben Green offers a succinct reason why his recent work addresses gun violence as a public health epidemic rather than as a matter strictly for law enforcement personnel "Certainly there is a role for police, though what we've seen is that you can't just arrest your way out of the problem of gun violence," Green, a doctoral student at Harvard, said. "And, notably, what ...

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    18. U.S. Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language

      U.S. Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language

      U.S. Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language By Ars Technica The Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language program aims to give researchers and analysts a tool to help them search for documents in any of the more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide.

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    19. Open Source Challenger Takes on Google Translate

      Open Source Challenger Takes on Google Translate

      Open Source Challenger Takes on Google Translate By InfoWorld A new machine translation framework developed by researchers at Harvard University and the company Systran could serve as an alternative to services such as Google Translate. Credit: CSO Staff A new open source machine translation framework could serve as an alternative to closed-source projects such as Google Translate.

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    20. Making Sense of Exabytes of Data at SC16

      Making Sense of Exabytes of Data at SC16

      Making Sense of Exabytes of Data at SC16 By Andrew Rosenbloom Katharine Frase. Credit: Inside HPC “Think about how you got here,” said Katharine Frase, formerly IBM CTO and more recently head of strategy and business development for IBM’s Watson Education unit, in her keynote at the SC16 (supercomputing) conference in Salt Lake City last week.

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    21. Google Translate: 'This Landmark Update Is Our Biggest Single Leap in 10 Years'

      Google Translate: 'This Landmark Update Is Our Biggest Single Leap in 10 Years'

      Share Google says it is has vastly improved the accuracy of Google Translate through its new Neural Machine Translation (NMT) system. NMT utilizes neural networks to train machines how to produce more natural, grammatically correct translations. The new system improves Google Translate's capacity for contextual translation by processing whole sentences or paragraphs at a time, rather than analyzing individual words.

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