How to get started with AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the study of computer science focusing on developing software or machines that exhibit human intelligence.

A lot of people think that AI is just a sci-fi concept that’s being used in movies like Star Wars, Terminator or Lucy, but there is a lot more to it. AI is a very broad topic ranging from a simple calculator to self-drive technology to something that might change the future.

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Nvidia offers up AI supercomputer for non-profit research

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang apparently hand-delivered a DGX-1 to OpenAI researchers last week in San Francisco, Calif. Dubbed an “AI supercomputer-in-a-box”, the DGX-1 will be used by the non-profit research team to explore the challenges surrounding artificial intelligence.

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Read my lips: New technology spells out what’s said when audio fails

New lip-reading technology developed at the University of East Anglia (UEA) could help in solving crimes and provide communication assistance for people with hearing and speech impairments.

The visual , created by Dr Helen L. Bear and Prof Richard Harvey of UEA’s School of Computing Sciences, can be applied “any place where the audio isn’t good enough to determine what people are saying,” Dr Bear said.

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The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a Cognitive Computing Competition, was announced on the TED Stage for 5$ mln

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a Cognitive Computing Competition, was announced on the TED Stage on Feb 17, 2016. It is a $5 million competition challenging teams from around the world to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world’s grand challenges.

Every year leading up to TED2020, teams will go head-to-head at World of Watson, IBM’s annual conference, competing for interim prizes and the opportunity to advance to the next year’s competition.

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Microsoft Open Sources Its Artificial Brain to One-Up Google

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5 Things About The Plan Of Open Source Artificial Intelligence

Arguably, the open source movement — the idea that a group of technologists freely contributing their own work and commenting on the work of others, can create a final product that is comparable with anything that a commercial enterprise might create — has been one of the great innovation catalysts of the technology industry.

It’s no wonder, then, that a group of Silicon Valley luminaries — including Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman — have lined up to contribute $1 billion to a new open-source AI project known as OpenAI that is led by Ilya Sutskever, one of the world’s top experts in machine learning. If you can open-source software and hardware, then why not open-source artificial intelligence, right?
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Leads Billion-Dollar Project To Save World From Artificial Intelligence Takeover

Two tech titans have launched a billion-dollar non-profit that they hope will keep the world safe from an artificial intelligence takeover.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator announced the launch of Open AI, a project to democratize technology and ensure that one one person or entity ever controls enough artificial intelligence to take over the world.

It’s a lofty premise, but one that takes its cue straight from a James Bond movie: every villain had a wicked plan to rule mankind. Musk and Altman believe a real-life Dr. Evil could someday bring the world to its knees.

Basically, Open AI is a research lab where a cadre of scientists work to create and advance digital intelligence and make that information available to everyone. The open source philosophy will serve as a balance to the private, for-profit model, in which technology is created in service to a few.

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New Google API for developers helps classify pictures according to what’s in them

Developers can now easily build powerful applications that understand the content of images thanks to new machine vision tools released by Google.

The company unveiled the beta of its Cloud Vision API on Wednesday, giving select developers an opportunity to run advanced image processing services that let their applications more easily handle pictures. Applications can use the tools to do things like identify the most important thing in an image, determine how someone feels from their picture, and detect whether the content of an image is inappropriate.

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Google has opened for all machine learning library TensorFlow

“A couple of years ago, you could not talk to the Google application in the urban noise, or read a sign in a foreign language through an interpreter Google Translate, and instantly find photos of your labradudelya – says Google’s official blog. – Our applications simply were not smart enough. But in a short time they became much, much smarter. Now, thanks to machine learning all that is available. Despite all the progress we have made, still remains room for improvement. Therefore we have created a completely new system of machine learning, called TensorFlow. It’s faster, smarter and more flexible than our old system, so it is much easier to adapt to new products and research. ”

So, Google posted its latest development TensorFlow into the public domain under the freedom of the license Apache 2.0.

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