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Wayne Radinsky
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"We have a camera on the front of the snake, which we thought would add the most utility to the robot. When we went down on one of these sites, we started to see that the main tools that people would use are dogs and microphones: Smell and sound travel through concrete much better than light does. It makes sense once you're witnessing it, but otherwise it might not be something that would be immediately apparent."

"Adding sensors like microphones and speakers were the biggest requests that we got. Being able to get a microphone farther into a structure to listen locally would be a very high priority."

"What makes this snake robot unique is that it has a small cross-sectional diameter."
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An AI system for predicting molecular infrared spectra has been developed. "Infrared spectroscopy is one of the most valuable experimental methods to gain insight into the world of molecules. Infrared spectra are chemical fingerprints that provide information on the composition and properties of substances and materials. In many cases, these spectra are very complex -- a detailed analysis makes computer-aided simulations indispensable. While quantum chemical calculations in principle enable extremely precise prediction of infrared spectra, their applicability in practice is made difficult by the high computational effort associated with them. For this reason, reliable infrared spectra can only be calculated for relatively small chemical systems."

"Contrary to the prevalent big data philosophy, we are able to obtain very accurate machine learning models for the prediction of infrared spectra based on only a few hundreds of electronic structure reference points. This is made possible through the use of molecular forces during neural network potential training and the introduction of a fully automated sampling scheme. We demonstrate the power of our machine learning approach by applying it to model the infrared spectra of a methanol molecule, n-alkanes containing up to 200 atoms and the protonated alanine tripeptide, which at the same time represents the first application of machine learning techniques to simulate the dynamics of a peptide. In all of these case studies we find an excellent agreement between the infrared spectra predicted via machine learning models and the respective theoretical and experimental spectra."
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"Mirocana is a self-reinforcing Artificial Intelligence based on deep-learning neural nets and other modern machine learning models that analyse huge volumes of data to predict financial markets."

Access to the system is regulated by their own token system, called MIRA tokens, which you can buy with Etherium. They say they have three investment products, one for stocks, one for currencies, and one for cryptocurrencies.
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5 ways to troll your neural network. Defy its expectations ("a car parked on the side of the road"), show it what it wants to see (take a cat, change a few pixels, get an automobile), lull it into a sense of security with your cute puppy face (colorizing photos by putting pink under dogs faces), trap it between two alternatives (the bird could be red or blue), and show it Vladimir Putin on a horse (and get a surreal, sci-fi vision of a zebra centaur).
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PlaidML is an open-source library for accelerating Keras code on Nvidia, AMD, or Intel hardware. The goal is to become "open source deep learning for every platform".
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OpenMined, which is apparently a community developing an encrypted, decentralized artificial intelligence, is apparently now officially training AI on the Rinkeby Ethereum blockchain. Rinkeby is apparently a test version of Ethereum.
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A "synthetic form of cephalopod skin that can transform from a flat, 2D surface to a three-dimensional one with bumps and pits" has been created. "In a flash, an octopus can make like ragged-edged seaweed or coral by changing the color and texture of its skin, thus becoming nearly invisible in its environment."

The researchers "took inspiration from the 3D bumps, or papillae, that octopus and cuttlefish can inflate using muscle units in one-fifth of a second for camouflaging. The complement of papillae in a soft robot would be the air pockets, or 'balloons,' beneath the silicone skin." "By embedding small fiber-mesh spheres into the silicone, the scientists could control and shape the texture of the inflated surface."
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"The very concept of 'human connection' has never felt so enigmatic to me. It makes sense that someone would be trying to measure it, to weigh it, to calculate its dimensions. To be able to replicate the sensation of human intimacy would be to control the very thing that confuses us most and eludes so many. On some fundamental level, we understand each other's immediate intentions and desires -- of course, we do; how else would we function? But Hiroshi Ishi­guro's view, though stark, seems sadly right: There are entire planets of intimate information, our most interior level of consciousness, that we will never fully be able to share. Our longing to connect, to bridge this divide, is a driving human desire -- one that Hiroshi believes will someday be satisfied through humanlike machines. He is convinced that human emotions, whether empathy or romantic love, are nothing more than responses to stimuli, subject to manipulation. Through the fluid interplay of its pneumatic joints, the arch of its mechanical brow, the tilt of its plastic skull, the many subtle movements achieved through years of research studying the human template, the android becomes more able to span that gap, to form a perfectly engineered bond with us. An elaborate metaphysical trick, perhaps -- but what does that matter, if it fills a need? If it feels real?"
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"Woebot: AI for mental health." "While a software chatbot will never replace a human therapist, Woebot makes it possible to inexpensively deliver counseling to millions. Woebot delivers a mood management program based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). A Stanford University randomized controlled trial showed that Woebot reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety in 2 weeks."
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"UAE appoints first Minister for Artificial Intelligence." His name is Omar Bin Sultan.
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