An executive’s guide to machine learning

An executive’s guide to machine learning It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix. Machine learning is based on algorithms that can learn from data without relying on rules-based programming. It came into its own as a scientific discipline in the late 1990s as steady advances in… Read More An executive’s guide to machine learning

Meet Amelia, the AI Platform That Could Change the Future of IT

Chetah Dube. Image credit: Photography by Jesse Dittmar Her name is Amelia, and she is the complete package: smart, sophisticated, industrious and loyal. No wonder her boss, Chetan Dube, can’t get her out of his head. “My wife is convinced I’m having an affair with Amelia,” Dube says, leaning forward conspiratorially. “I have a great… Read More Meet Amelia, the AI Platform That Could Change the Future of IT

Scientists have built artificial neurons that fully mimic human brain cells

They could supplement our brain function. Researchers have built the world’s first artificial neuron that’s capable of mimicking the function of an organic brain cell – including the ability to translate chemical signals into electrical impulses, and communicate with other human cells. These artificial neurons are the size of a fingertip and contain no ‘living’… Read More Scientists have built artificial neurons that fully mimic human brain cells

Automated Super Mario World gameplay through machine learning

Seth Bling made a bot — MarI/O — that automatically learns how to play Super Mario World. It’s based on research by Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen from 2002 that uses neural networks that evolve with a genetic algorithm. MarI/O starts out really dumb, just standing in place, but after enough simulations it get… Read More Automated Super Mario World gameplay through machine learning

A deep learning machine just beat humans in an IQ test

ORIGINAL: Science Alert FIONA MACDONALD 19 JUN 2015   Image: dhammza/Flickr I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords. For the first time ever, a computer has outperformed humans in the verbal reasoning portion of an IQ test. The machine was programmed by researchers in China using a technique known as deep learning, which involves converting data… Read More A deep learning machine just beat humans in an IQ test

Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks

ORIGINAL:  Google Research by Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Christopher Olah, Software Engineering Intern and Mike Tyka, Software Engineer June 17, 2015 Artificial Neural Networks have spurred remarkable recent progress in image classification and speech recognition. But even though these are very useful tools based on well-known mathematical methods, we actually understand surprisingly little of why… Read More Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks

Harvard creates cyborg flesh that’s half man, half machine

Share This article 28.7K1.6K100281 Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first examples of cyborg tissue:  Neurons,  heart cells,  muscle, and  blood vessels  that are interwoven by nanowires and transistors. These cyborg tissues are half living cells, half electronics. As far as the cells are concerned, they’re just normal cells that behave normally — but… Read More Harvard creates cyborg flesh that’s half man, half machine