Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10 Secrets of Good Science Writing


Writing is difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to science writing, you have to play by a whole new set of rules. The way you communicate, the language you use and, of course, the accuracy of your content is essential.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Uncanny Audio - Artificial Intelligence Generates Sound Clips to Match Video

New work with neural networks has created a system that can generate artificial sounds based on short video clips from YouTube. Some of the audio is convincing enough that it is difficult to tell that it has been created by an algorithm.

Neurological Destruction of Mood Disorders


According to the World Health Organization, millions of people across the globe suffer from different kinds of neurological disorders including 326 million who suffer from migraines and 24 million who have developed Alzheimer’s disease.

Monday, December 11, 2017



NASA will host a media teleconference later this week to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data.

4 Technological Advances in Manufacturing and Circuit Integration


Manufacturing is evolving at a pace not seen before thanks to rapid improvements in technology. This has made manufacturing more efficient and cost effective at a scale not previously seen before. Many of these improvements are thanks to advancements in circuit integration in particular.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Impact of AI Over The Next Half Decade


Although we may find awkward the reference to “half a decade” and not the “next decade” when thinking about the future, artificial intelligence is evolving at such a rapid rate that it is a tremendous challenge to foresee what it will represent in the coming years.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DeepMind Proves Its AI System's General Purposefulness
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The prolific DeepMind AI research team has just claimed their software has been generalized so that it can learn other games besides Go. The reworked AlphaGo Zero can now play to superhuman levels, the games of chess and shogi, a Japanese game that’s similar to chess, along with Go.The software was in a matter of hours able to learn the games, and then convincingly beat other top AI systems.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Artificial General Intelligence - Gary Marcus Looks At Why Aren't We There Yet


In a recent lecture at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Gary Marcus looked at why deep learning is overrated, and what we need to do next to achieve genuine artificial intelligence.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jürgen Schmidhuber Looks at the Development of True Artificial Intelligence


AI pioneer and creator of LSTM,  Jürgen Schmidhuber recently spoke at a TEDx session in Italy, sharing his view of the future of the technology.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Advancements Used in Modern Dental Care



As technology continues to make tremendous strides in dentistry, patient care has evolved as well. Whereas for years patients dreaded going to the dentist for fear of being in extreme pain during their treatment, today’s technology now allows for patients to not only be virtually pain-free for many procedures, but to also have treatments completed much quicker than before.

Toyota Shows Off A Brand New Humanoid Robot



Toyota has unveiled T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot. This latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota's Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Population Based Training of Neural Networks Speeds Up Development of AI Systems


DeepMind researchers have found  a new method for training neural networks which allows an experimenter to quickly choose the best set of hyperparameters and model for the task. This technique,known as Population Based Training, trains and optimizes a series of networks at the same time, allowing the optimal set-up to be quickly found.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AI Start-Up Ready To Build ‘Teachable’ Robots

Embodied Intelligence, a startup established by artificial intelligence researchers from the University of California Berkeley, and their partners at OpenAI, has raised $7 million in seed funding.

Monday, November 27, 2017

5 Reason Why Tech-Savvy Students Are Drawn To The Military


Eight out of 10 of today’s military officers have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the Pew Research Center. When looking at tech-focused majors, there are several reasons why these students might find appeal in the U.S. military or armed forces.