Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning vs. Knowledge Acquisition

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AI Finally Won an Elite Crossword Tournament

Checkers, backgammon, chess, Go, poker, and other games have witnessed the machines’ invasions, falling one by one to dominant A.I.s. Now crosswords have joined them. “Dr. Fill” algorithm wasn’t perfect; it finished the tournament with three errors. But its blazing speed—most puzzles … Continue reading

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The European approach to trustworthy AI

On April 21 the European Commission proposed new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the … Continue reading

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This robot taught itself to walk

A pair of robot legs called Cassie has been taught to walk using reinforcement learning, the training technique that teaches AIs complex behavior via trial and error. The two-legged robot learned a range of movements from scratch, including walking in a crouch and … Continue reading

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Why a YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech

This WIRED article talks about shortcomings in AI programs designed to automatically detect hate speech, abuse, and misinformation online. When WIRED fed some of statements gathered by the CMU researchers into two hate-speech classifiers, the statement “White’s attack on black is … Continue reading

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Oracle Forms New Cloud and AI Organization

Oracle has formed a new organization, focused on the cloud and AI. Oracle has been making significant headway in the cloud market, although it still lags behind market leaders AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Nonetheless, the company is doubling down … Continue reading

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AI is not equal to ML

Alain Chabrier from IBM Decision Optimization team in his Medium.com article argues that not only “AI != ML” pointing to the difference between Data-driven and Knowledge-driven decision models. He even claims that “Decision Optimization has more impact on the real … Continue reading

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Insights for AI from the Human Mind

“Artificial intelligence has recently beaten world champions in Go and poker and made extraordinary progress in domains such as machine translation, object classification, and speech recognition. However, most AI systems are extremely narrowly focused. AlphaGo, the champion Go player, does … Continue reading

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Ilya Sutskever: Fusion of Language and Vision in 2021

Ilya Sutskever, the Chief scientist of OpenAI: “In 2021, language models will start to become aware of the visual world… This ability to process text and images together should make models smarter. Humans are exposed to not only what they … Continue reading

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Recent Advances in Google Translate

Google Translate was introduced in 2016 and it enabled great improvements to the quality of translation for over 100 languages since then. In this post Google Research describes how recent advances in machine learning drive improvements to automated translation. Link

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