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Microsoft listens to feedback, adds Skype, Slack, Facebook features to Bot Framework

Microsoft listens to feedback, adds Skype, Slack, Facebook features to Bot Framework It only took a few short months for Microsoft to bring the Build 2016 announcement of the Microsoft Bot Framework to reality by the end of May 2016.As a result of the Botness conference in San Franciso and Skype Hackathon held right after, Microsoft released the July update with many new features for their Bot Framework.

Machine learning is about to change how corporations are run

Machine learning is about to change how corporations are run When you’re a big acquisition-hungry corporation like Google, sometimes you make mistakes — you pay billions for bug-riddled Nest technology, for example.Not only can Google rent out the company’s services for enormous profit, competing with other major machine learning entrants like Amazon for a quickly growing market share, but it can also use DeepMind’s insights to improve its own competitive advantage.

AI beats doctors at visual diagnosis, observes many times more lung cancer signals

AI beats doctors at visual diagnosis, observes many times more lung cancer signals ” But in a busy hospital, there isn’t always time to find such a perfect human to review your results.” For instance, take a look at these stained breast cancer slides.

Microsoft to acquire AI powered scheduling service Genee

Microsoft to acquire AI powered scheduling service Genee Overall, Genee is a technology which simplifies the time-consuming tasks of scheduling meetings.As part of the deal, Ben Cheung and Charles Lee will join Microsoft.

Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation

Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation This new learning process is called Turing Learning because it basically puts a very simple version of this pass-fail differentiation test into practice, over and over again.(As an aside, yes, the “model” swarm should really be the one that is used as the model, but whatever.

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics

Scientists develop official guidance on robot ethics It was decades ago when science fiction great Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots were commonplace.This was long before even the most rudimentary artificial intelligence existed, so Asimov created a basic framework for robot behavior called the Three Laws of Robotics.

Algorithm-generated nonsense reviews fool actual human peer reviewers one in four times

Algorithm-generated nonsense reviews fool actual human peer reviewers one in four times ) Building on SCIgen and programs like it, researchers have now taken another shot at the peer reviewing process.The researchers made randomly generated reviews of actual published articles using their iteration of a Markov chain, and then gave them to reviewers, slipped into the stack like ringers between actual reviews.

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon have all signed on as marquis members, though the group hopes to expand even further over time.The goal is to create a body that can provide a platform for discussions among stakeholders and work out best practices for the artificial intelligence industry.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

Your next car may be the most powerful computer you own

Your next car may be the most powerful computer you own Increasingly, though, new cars are powerful computing platforms — and starting to pack more compute power than laptops and even desktops.Coupled with an internal monitor, the result would be a more aerodynamic profile for the car, especially helpful for range-hungry electric vehicles.

In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities

In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities However, one pièce de résistance has always remained: No matter how good at prediction a neural network became, it lacked the ability to generalize that ability to learning new tasks.Now, for the first time, a neural network has achieved it.

MIT demonstrates nightmare-fuel AI just in time for Halloween

MIT demonstrates nightmare-fuel AI just in time for Halloween Putting machine learning to a novel use as a social experiment, MIT’s Media Lab has debuted an AI that churns out nightmare-fuel images, just in time for Halloween.The idea is that you give the algorithm a photo and the algorithm will return a creepified version meant to give you the heebie-jeebies.

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

Google Brain's neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy The company’s neural net/machine learning project, Google Brain, has been working on problems in medical imaging, robotics, and natural language processing, among others.It’s a machine-learning company,” Matthew Zeiler, a Google Brain alumnus, told Wired.

MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence

MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence But the difficulty is compounded when they involve artificial neural networks.Towards this end, researchers at MIT are investigating ways of making artificial neural networks more transparent in their decision-making.

Blizzard, Google team up to teach next-generation AIs how to play Starcraft II

Blizzard, Google team up to teach next-generation AIs how to play Starcraft II Now, Blizzard is teaming up with Google to create a next-generation AI capable of playing an actual computer game: Starcraft II.One critical difference between game AI and the type of AI that DeepMind and Blizzard want to build is that game AI doesn’t really learn.

Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter

Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter Other sources, like Quadro, grew a modest 9%, but nothing like the leap that gaming GPUs saw.Data center revenue grew by 59% as well, though this was much smaller in absolute terms ($230 million in data center sales, versus over $1 billion in gaming revenue).

Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy?

Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy? But this same local control makes it difficult to implement the kinds of systems that would help voters better understand issues.Even ballot design is typically controlled locally, and is limited to whatever local officials draw up and their own printers can print.

Stephen Hawking warns humanity may only have 1,000 years left

Stephen Hawking warns humanity may only have 1,000 years left Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has spent his life pondering big questions about the wider universe.In recent years, he’s turned his attention closer to home, talking about AI, climate change, alien invasion, and other threats to the future of humanity.

Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon The upcoming Knights Mill is still pretty hazy, but Intel has stated that the chip will be up to 4x faster than existing Knights Landing hardware.Right now, the company is working on three separate forays into the AI / deep learning market.

Scientists discover nature's algorithm for intelligence

Scientists discover nature's algorithm for intelligence Throughout the ages, one old chestnut has stubbornly resisted yielding up its secret: the organizational principle behind the human brain.Joe Tsien, think they may be onto the answer with a recent paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.