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

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

      From Alexa and Siri to countless chatbots and automated customer support lines, computers are gradually learning to talk. The only trouble is they are still very easily confused. A research team at Salesforce has come up with a clever way to improve the performance of many modern language programs—teaching an algorithm to speak another language before training it to do other tasks.

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      Mentions: Richard Socher Siri
    2. Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - Mit Technology Review

      Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - Mit Technology Review

      Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care The big companies developing them show no interest in fixing the problem. Kate Crawford, speaking at the AI Now conference at MIT this week. John Maeda (@johnmaeda) Opaque and potentially biased mathematical models are remaking our lives—and neither the companies responsible for developing them nor the government is interested in addressing the problem.

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    3. Ant Financial, China’s Giant of Mobile Payments, Is Rethinking Finance with AI

      Ant Financial, China’s Giant of Mobile Payments, Is Rethinking Finance with AI

      Intelligent Machines Meet the Chinese Finance Giant That’s Secretly an AI Company The smartphone payments business Ant Financial is using computer vision, natural language processing, and mountains of data to reimagine banking, insurance, and more. June 16, 2017 Ant Financial announces a developer initiative in 2016. If you get into a car accident in China, you can simply pull out your smartphone, take a photo, and file an insurance claim with an AI system.

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    4. IBM Nudges Ahead in the Race for Quantum Supremacy

      Recommended for You A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic Nvidia CEO: Software Is Eating the World, but AI Is Going to Eat Software An Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well Europe’s Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really. Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages IBM Research has built its most powerful quantum chips yet, and is putting them up for use by researchers via the cloud.

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    5. Widespread Ransomware Attack Hits U.K. Hospitals - Mit Technology Review

      Recommended for You A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic This Mega-Sensor Makes the Whole Room Smart The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Many hospitals around the U.K. have been hit by ransomware, facing them with demands to pay hackers to unlock their data.

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    6. Europe’s Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

      Europe’s Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

      A London-based software startup called Improbable is living up to its name. Recommended for You A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic This Mega-Sensor Makes the Whole Room Smart The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages The firm announced today that it had secured $502 million of investment from Japanese tech conglomerate Softbank, valuing it at over $1 billion. As the BBC notes , it’s one of the largest investments ever made ...

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    7. AR Is Making Its Way into the OR

      AR Is Making Its Way into the OR

      Recommended for You A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic This Mega-Sensor Makes the Whole Room Smart The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages “Scalpel. Forceps. Suction.

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    8. A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic

      A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic

      In this replication of a phantom traffic jam, just a single car with limited autonomy (the silver SUV) is enough to clear up congestion involving 20 other cars. Recommended for You Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Real or Fake?

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    9. How Do You Fight the Largest Cocaine Boom in History? With Drones.

      How Do You Fight the Largest Cocaine Boom in History? With Drones.

      In Colombia, the coca crop is bigger than ever, and cocaine is being shipped out of the country as never before. Recommended for You Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Real or Fake?

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    10. Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages

      Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages

      The best guess is that humans currently speak about 6,900 different languages. More than half the global population communicates using just a handful of them—Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, and Russian. Indeed, 95 percent of people communicate using just 100 languages. Recommended for You Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump Real or Fake?

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    11. Amazon’s Touch-Screen Smart Speaker Solves a Big Problem with AI Assistants

      Amazon’s Touch-Screen Smart Speaker Solves a Big Problem with AI Assistants

      Recommended for You Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump Amazon has added a screen to the latest iteration of its Echo smart speaker—a move that acknowledges some of the limitations of voice-only smart devices and will allow users to discover content more easily. The new $230 Echo Show is far larger than the smaller ...

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    12. Your Next Hot Gadget May Be Designed, Not Just Built, in China

      Your Next Hot Gadget May Be Designed, Not Just Built, in China

      Shopping for gadgets in Shenzhen, China. Historically, China has built the majority of the gadgets that we’ve all clamored to own, but few of them were designed there. That may change. Recommended for You Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Real or Fake?

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      Mentions: Microsoft China Apple
    13. Election Hacks Are Beginning to Look Like the New Normal

      Election Hacks Are Beginning to Look Like the New Normal

      French citizens have elected the centrist Emmanuel Macron as president, despite an unwelcome last-minute leak of his campaign's documents over the Internet. Recommended for You Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Real or Fake?

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      Mentions: Germany Guardian
    14. Russia Tells the UN it Wants to Produce More Renewable Energy

      Russia Tells the UN it Wants to Produce More Renewable Energy

      Russian president Vladimir Putin surveys the construction of a hydroelectric facility in Eastern Russia. Don’t look now, but Russia could get greener—and it has nothing to do with climate change melting the Siberian permafrost. Recommended for You Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data Real or Fake?

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      Mentions: Russian Texas Russia
    15. The Financial World Wants to Open AI’s Black Boxes - Mit Technology Review

      The Financial World Wants to Open AI’s Black Boxes - Mit Technology Review

      Intelligent Machines The Financial World Wants to Open AI’s Black Boxes Some of the most powerful machine-learning techniques work in mysterious ways, which is a problem if you need to explain a decision to customers. by Will Knight April 13, 2017 Powerful machine-learning methods have taken the tech world by storm in recent years, vastly improving voice and image recognition, machine translation, and many other things.

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    16. The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

      The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

      L ast year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the rising power of artificial intelligence. The car didn’t follow a single instruction provided by an engineer or programmer.

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    17. King - Man + Woman = Queen: The Marvelous Mathematics of Computational Linguistics - Mit Technology Review

      King - Man + Woman = Queen: The Marvelous Mathematics of Computational Linguistics - Mit Technology Review

      King - Man + Woman = Queen: The Marvelous Mathematics of Computational Linguistics The ability to number-crunch vast amounts of words is creating a new science of linguistics. September 17, 2015 Computational linguistics has dramatically changed the way researchers study and understand language. The ability to number-crunch huge amounts of words for the first time has led to entirely new ways of thinking about words and their relationship to one another.

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    18. Tim Cook’s New Year’s Resolutions

      Tim Cook’s New Year’s Resolutions

      While many of us are starting the new year resolving to hit the gym and spend less money, the CEO of the world’s most valuable company has a few other things to worry about. Here’s our guess at what Tim Cook’s 2017 resolutions might look like. 1. Keep manufacturing in China President-elect Donald Trump says he has asked Cook to move manufacturing to the U.S. , and Foxconn, the contract manufacturer that makes the company’s iPhones, has said it has plans to invest in the country.

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    19. New Tool Lets AI Learn to Do Almost Anything on a Computer

      New Tool Lets AI Learn to Do Almost Anything on a Computer

      Machines may soon be trying to master just about anything you can do on a computer. Open AI , a nonprofit dedicated to pursuing big advances in AI and making that progress freely available to anyone, has released Universe, a platform that will let AI programs learn, through experimentation and positive reward, how to do all sorts of things on a computer. Universe will include more than a thousand games, but also desktop programs such as Web browsers.

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    20. The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending November 26, 2016)

      The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending November 26, 2016)

      A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv: Universal Limit on Communication Earliest Datable Records of Aurora-like Phenomena in the Astronomical Diaries from Babylonia Google's Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System: Enabling Zero-Shot Translation Fog Computing: A Taxonomy, Survey and Future Directions Am I a Baller? Basketball Skill Assessment using First-Person Cameras

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    21. World’s First Integrated Photonic Neural Network Unveiled

      World’s First Integrated Photonic Neural Network Unveiled

      Neural networks are taking the world of computing by storm. Researchers have used them to create machines that are learning a huge range of skills that had previously been the unique preserve of humans—object recognition, face recognition, natural language processing, machine translation. All these skills, and more, are now becoming routine for machines. So there is great interest in creating more capable neural networks that can push the boundaries of artificial intelligence even further.

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    22. World’s First Silicon Photonic Neural Network Unveiled

      World’s First Silicon Photonic Neural Network Unveiled

      Neural networks are taking the world of computing by storm. Researchers have used them to create machines that are learning a huge range of skills that had previously been the unique preserve of humans—object recognition, face recognition, natural language processing, machine translation. All these skills, and more, are now becoming routine for machines. So there is great interest in creating more capable neural networks that can push the boundaries of artificial intelligence even further.

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