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The state of AI in 2019 - The Verge

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What does artificial intelligence mean? How does machine learning work? These are tough questions, but important ones to answer. In The Verge’s Real World AI Issue we’re going to look at how this technology is being used in the world around you — here and now.
Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos - The Verge

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Thanks to an outage currently affecting Facebook, users of the social network have been given a peek behind the digital curtain, with many images on the site now replaced with the tags they’ve been assigned by the company’s AI machine vision systems. These tags are used for accessibility, but they show how images you share online could be mined for personal data.
Twitter is using machine learning to crop photos to the most interesting part - The Verge

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Twitter trained a neural network to know what parts of your pictures you most want to look at.
Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance - The Verge

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Machine learning is helping CCTV cameras to analyze what we do in real time, creating a new and powerful form of automated surveillance.
AI ‘emotion recognition’ can’t be trusted - The Verge

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The ability of AI to mine insights from data is phenomenal, but there’s one realm in which algorithms shouldn’t be trusted to make the right inferences: human emotions — specifically, judging how people feel based on their facial expressions. A significant new review of the research that underpins this view says that the idea that we can easily infer how people feel based on how they look is misguided.
Adobe’s new AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces - The Verge

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The world is becoming increasingly anxious about the spread of fake videos and pictures, and Adobe — a name synonymous with edited imagery — says it shares those concerns. It’s released new research that uses machine learning to automatically detect when images of faces have been manipulated.
A pioneering scientist explains ‘deep learning’ - The Verge

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The Verge interviews Terrence Sejnowski, a pioneer in the study of learning algorithms and author of The Deep Learning Revolution (out next week from MIT Press). He argues that the hype about killer AI or robots making us obsolete ignores exciting possibilities happening in the fields of computer science and neuroscience, and what can happen when artificial intelligence meets human intelligence.
The Verge 2017 tech report card: Artificial intelligence and robotics - The Verge

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Artificial intelligence boomed this year like few other areas in tech, but despite the scientific breakthroughs, glut of funding, and new products rolling out to consumers, the field has problems...
Google is now using machine learning to predict flight delays - The Verge

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Google Flights will now predict delays and offers more information about what amenities airlines include in their most basic tickets.
What a machine learning tool that turns Obama white can (and can’t) tell us about AI bias - The Verge

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The AI Face Depixelizer tool uses machine learning to generate high-resolution faces from low-resolution inputs. But many say the algorithm is biased, defaulting toward white faces, as illustrated when an input using Barack Obama is turned into a white man.
Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make - The Verge

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Artificial intelligence is being slowly embraced by filmmakers as a tool to help predict box office revenue and decide which films to make. Companies like Vault, ScriptBook, Pilot, and others are promising that machine learning can fill in the gaps of human knowledge. But how good is an AI’s aesthetic judgment really?
The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly - The Verge

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The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field’s progress and acceleration. The experts include members of Harvard, MIT, Stanford, the nonprofit OpenAI, and the Partnership on AI industry consortium. The goal is to measure the field’s progress using hard data and to try and make sense of that progress as it relates to thorny subjects like workplace automation and the quest for artificial general intelligence
Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course - The Verge

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Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website
Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered Nexo can drive further and charge faster than a Tesla - The Verge

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The Hyundai Nexo is its latest effort to go up against competition from the Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, as well as upcoming models from the likes of Mercedes-Benz. This time, Hyundai’s fuel cell vehicle is armed with a bigger range and new driver assistance tech.
How teaching AI to be curious helps machines learn for themselves - The Verge

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Artificial intelligence can learn for itself if we teach it to be curious. New research from the Elon Musk-founded lab OpenAI shows how this concept can help an AI agent play Montezuma’s Revenge, an Atari game that’s long proved to be a challenge for machine learning.
Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes - The Verge

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Google is proving more and more medical diagnoses can be done using machine learning. Its latest looks at cardiovascular risk, but experts say it needs further tests before it can be used in real life.
Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call - The Verge

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On stage at I/O 2018, Google showed off a stunning, in-the-works capability of Google Assistant; it might someday make actual phone calls on your behalf.
Google quietly launches an AI-powered Pinterest rival named Keen - The Verge

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Google’s has launched Keen: a would-be rival to Pinterest that uses the search giant’s expertise in machine learning to curate topics of interest. With its pinboard-style design and focus on hobbies, Keen very much looks like a Pinterest wannabe.
Most Americans think AI will destroy other people’s jobs, not theirs - The Verge

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Will your job be automated into nothing? Economists and experts disagree on the future of AI and work, but most Americans think it will only affect other people.
Google is adding new automated machine learning tools and bringing its AI software to call centers - The Verge

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Google has a slew of AI announcements it’s making this week at its Cloud Next conference, and many are focused on the company’s democratization of machine learning tools. Starting today, Google’s AutoML Vision tool will now be available in public beta. Also being announced today are two new Cloud AutoML domains: one for natural language and one for translation.