Artificial Intelligence

Teaching a Machine to Use Nunchucks

It's not a black belt, or even a brown belt, yet, but still this video of a robot learning to swing a nunchuck is interesting for what it portends. (Sep 25, 2017)

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AI for Detecting Texting while Driving

Using cameras and other sensors, researchers at University of Waterloo have developed an AI system that can determine if a driver is texting while driving. The machine learning system classifies hand movements to make its assessment. (Sep 8, 2017)

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Neural Networks Learn Recipes from Photos of Food

MIT researchers are exploring using a neural network to learn recipes from photos of finished dishes. The team used a dataset of on million examples. The trial model worked best on desserts; sushi was more challenging. (July 21, 2017)

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Machine Learning Helps Identify Autism in Infants

Early stage results using machine learning (ML) show the ability to identify a high percentage of infants who would later be diagnosed with autism and a 100% correct rejection of those who did not. Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis used ML on fcMRI images of the infants’ brains while sleeping. (June 7, 2017)

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Interview with Olin Hyde, CEO of LeadCrunch, Inc.

Olin Hyde is the CEO of LeadCrunch, Inc. Based in San Diego, LeadCrunch offers an artificial intelligence platform for generating business-to-business (B2B) leads. Olin received a masters degree from UCSD in advanced studies on systems engineering and has been active...

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AI/Chatbots Tested as Therapists

Stanford University researchers have created a prototype chatbot to assist with therapy. Called a "WoeBot," the AI system uses statistics of chat, emotional state, and other variables to assist subjects with feeling better. (June 7, 2017)

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