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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI - The Verge

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Artificial intelligence is being used more and more in surveillance systems. But types of patterns known as "adversarial examples" can fool these AI. In recent research from the university of KU Leuven, students designed a patch that, when worn, means you’re not recognized by AI as a person.
Finland is making its online AI crash course free to the world - The Verge

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If you’re looking for a crash course in the basics of artificial intelligence, Finland might have just the thing for you. The European country launched its Elements of AI course in 2018, encouraging more than 1 percent of its citizens to sign up the six-week course. Now, it’s making the program free for anyone to try.
An AI reading list — from practical primers to sci-fi short stories - The Verge

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Confused by artificial intelligence? Don’t know your AI from your ML? Here’s a reading list collated by experts in the field that will help you understand more what this technology is and how it will shape the world.
This AI-powered autocompletion software is Gmail’s Smart Compose for coders - The Verge

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Over the past year, AI has seriously improved its ability to generate the written word. Now, those same techniques are being applied to the world of coding with a new program called Deep TabNine. It’s basically Gmail’s Smart Compose feature but for code, completing what coders write in real time. It’s not perfect, but it points toward a new AI-assisted future for coding.
Machine learning is helping computers spot arguments online before they happen - The Verge

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Everyone gets into arguments online, but often we don’t mean to. Machine learning could help us spot the warning signs, and avoid a confrontation before it happens.
Gmail is now blocking 100 million extra spam messages every day with AI - The Verge

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Google has been using AI to train spam filters in Gmail for years, but the company is now also using its in-house machine learning framework called TensorFlow to help. As a result, Google claims it’s blocking an additional 100 million spam messages each day.
How AI will revolutionize the way video games are developed and played - The Verge

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Until now, the kind of self-learning artificial intelligence that’s led to advances in self-driving cars, computer vision, and natural language processing hasn’t really bled over into commercial video game development. But AI researchers and game designers are just now starting to think about how to fuse the learnings from cutting-edge experiments into playable products and usable development tools.
AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of reach - The Verge

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The 2019 AI Index report gives us a clear look at the world of artificial intelligence, with data points related to investment, research, and interest from around the world. What it also reminds us is that, despite the hype, AI’s ability is still limited in a number of important ways.
Amazon is launching a new conference dedicated to AI and robots - The Verge

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Amazon is launching re:MARS, a new conference dedicated to AI, robotics, and space. It also seems like it will include plenty of promotion for Amazon itself. The first conference will be held in Las Vegas, June 4-7.
AI helps discover new geoglyph in the Nazca Lines - The Verge

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Scientists from Japan have used machine learning for the first time to identify a new figure among the ancient motifs of Peru’s Nazca Lines. The work was done by researchers from IBM Japan and Yamagata University. The figure discovered with the help of AI is one of a cache of 143 new geoglyphs.
Instagram explains how it uses AI to choose content for your Explore tab - The Verge

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Instagram has shared new details on how its app uses AI and machine learning to surface content for users, stressing that, when making recommendations, it focuses on finding accounts it thinks people will enjoy rather than individual posts. Instagram is explaining its methods at a time when algorithmic recommendation systems are under scrutiny for pushing users toward dangerous content.