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    1. AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings

      AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings

      AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings By Aaron Krumins on March 27, 2017 at 11:00 am Comment If you’ve ever boiled with inner turmoil at the failure of your Android device to recognize an “OK Google” command, you know AI speech recognition and natural language processing still have a long way to go.

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      Mentions: Google Elon Musk Siri
    2. ET deals: Get four machine learning and artificial intelligence courses for $39

      ET deals: Get four machine learning and artificial intelligence courses for $39

      • Machine learning and artificial intelligence bundle for $39 (List price: $480) So, what’s being covered here exactly? To kick things off, there’s “Easy natural language processing (NLP) in Python”— a two hour course spread over 19 lessons. With this class, you’ll learn how to build a spam detection system, a sentiment analysis tool, and even a tool to improve search engine optimization.

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    3. Google Brain’s neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy

      Google Brain’s neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy

      Google Brain’s neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy Google Brain’s neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy By Jessica Hall on October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Comment It’s fun to write about developments in artificial intelligence like they’re harbingers of an impending AIpocalypse. Jokes about our new robot overlords notwithstanding, computers are getting scary smart these days, and it’s not always flattering to compare humans with AI.

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    4. How to play Japanese games on your PS4

      How to play Japanese games on your PS4

      How to play Japanese games on your PS4 How to play Japanese games on your PS4 By Grant Brunner on July 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm Comment Summertime is associated with beaches, family vacations, and big action movies, but it’s traditionally something of a desert for major video game releases. So if you’re dying for something new to play while you wait for No Man’s Sky and Deus Ex, why not take this opportunity to explore the Japanese catalog on the PS4?

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      Mentions: Japan Amazon Google
    5. Hadean Lands is the new Infocom game you’ve always wanted

      Hadean Lands is the new Infocom game you’ve always wanted

      Hadean Lands is the new Infocom game you’ve always wanted Hadean Lands is the new Infocom game you’ve always wanted By Jamie Lendino on June 21, 2016 at 10:18 am Comment We don’t usually do straight game news on ExtremeTech, but I’m going to take a risk with a post about one that harkens back to a time many ET readers may remember: the heyday of interactive fiction, from companies like Infocom and Adventure International.

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      Mentions: Atari
    6. The next major advance in medicine will be the use of AI

      The next major advance in medicine will be the use of AI

      The next major advance in medicine will be the use of AI The next major advance in medicine will be the use of AI By Jessica Hall on May 20, 2016 at 9:00 am Comment Over the last few decades, medical research has shifted from treating transient illnesses to curing long-term disease. This work, which built on the efforts of men like Lister, Pasteur, and Salk, has been slow and difficult, with many promising drugs and treatments ultimately failing their clinical trials.

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    7. IBM Watson amps up Moogfest 2016 with AI-infused programming

      IBM Watson amps up Moogfest 2016 with AI-infused programming

      IBM Watson amps up Moogfest 2016 with AI-infused programming IBM Watson amps up Moogfest 2016 with AI-infused programming By Jamie Lendino on May 19, 2016 at 9:38 pm Comment DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — IBM Watson came to Moogfest 2016 , but there were no Jeopardy! questions this time around. If you’ve been following ExtremeTech, you already know that IBM Watson, an artificially intelligent system capable of answering questions in natural language, has been up to much more than that recently.

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    8. Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine

      Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine

      Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine By Ryan Whitwam on May 19, 2016 at 11:32 am Comment Google has let Amazon basically own the connected home assistant market for the last year and a half with the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices .

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    9. Interview: IBM’s Jerome Pesenti on Watson Developer Cloud

      Interview: IBM’s Jerome Pesenti on Watson Developer Cloud

      Watson, the cognitive computing platform from IBM, first came to prominence when it made an impressive appearance on Jeopardy in 2011. Since then, IBM has taken that core machine learning technology, and made it available to the world through its Bluemix cloud computing platform. Dubbed the “Watson Developer Cloud,” this selection of APIs allows third-party developers to harness IBM’s research, and build applications and websites that offer impressive functionality.

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    10. IBM’s Watson learns to critique the tone of your writing

      IBM’s Watson learns to critique the tone of your writing

      It has been four years since IBM’s Watson learning machine put the best human trivia buffs to shame with its (literally) encyclopedic knowledge of all things. That was just a demo of the technology, though. IBM has spent the intervening years leveraging Watson’s cognitive computing platform in a number of commercial applications in healthcare, banking, and education. IBM has just unveiled a new (experimental) tool in the Watson arsenal — the Tone Analyzer.

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      Mentions: IBM API
    11. Microsoft shows off real-time universal speech translator for Skype, coming in 2014

      Microsoft shows off real-time universal speech translator for Skype, coming in 2014

      At the inaugural Code Conference in California, CEO Satya Nadella has revealed that Microsoft's real-time speech translation technology will finally make the jump from the mystical, bottomless pit of its R&D department to a consumer product: Skype. On stage at the conference, Nadella demoed a beta version of Skype Translator, which performed real-time translation of English to German speech, and ...

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    12. Setting Hsail: Amd explains the future of CPU/GPU cooperation

      Setting Hsail: Amd explains the future of CPU/GPU cooperation

      AMD's heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) initiative has been a steady interest since the company first started talking about "Fusion" processors in 2007. Today, at the international Hot Chips computing technology conference, the company gave a talk that laid out details behind what its HSA Foundation has designed and the language that powers the technology, dubbed HSAIL (HSA Intermediate ...

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      Mentions: Qualcomm GPU AMD
    13. IBM Watson to battle patent trolls

      IBM Watson to battle patent trolls
      IBM's Watson is made of many parts: speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining. All of these factors were perfectly combined to beat Ken Jennings in Jeopardy. Now, using Watson's data mining and natural language talents, IBM has created the Strategic IP Insight Platform, a tool that will revolutionize medicine -- and perhaps patent trolling, too.
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    14. IBM Watson to replace salespeople and cold-calling telemarketers

      IBM Watson to replace salespeople and cold-calling telemarketers
      ExtremeTechIBM Watson to replace salespeople and cold-calling telemarketersExtremeTechDeepQA, as witnessed by its runaway victory in Jeopardy, seems to have natural language processing down to a fine art. The scary thing, though, is that Watson can quite happily operate without human intervention. Once you fill DeepQA up, it will answer ...and more »
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