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Artificial Intelligence

A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo #video - "César Hidalgo has a radical suggestion for fixing our broken political system: automate it! In this provocative talk, he outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in democratic decisions. Explore a new way to make collective decisions and expand your understanding of democracy."
Artificial Intelligence #video - "Intelligent machines are no longer science fiction and experts seem divided as to whether artificial intelligence should be feared or welcomed. In this video I explore a broad range AI research while attempting to envision a future where man and machine can coexist."
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAY NOT 'HALLUCINATE' AFTER ALL #article - "THANKS TO ADVANCES in machine learning, computers have gotten really good at identifying what’s in photographs. They started beating humans at the task years ago, and can now even generate fake images that look eerily real. While the technology has come a long way, it’s still not entirely foolproof. In particular, researchers have found that image detection algorithms remain susceptible to a class of problems called adversarial examples."
Deep Medicine #book - "Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship–the heart of medicine–is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard."
Life-like Gaming is Now Possible (Thanks to A.I.) #video - "A.I. is making its way into gaming, with real-time ray tracing now possible, what other things does A.I. have in store?"
Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI | A WIRED Film #video - "“Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI,” examines the extraordinary ways in which people are interacting with AI today. Hobbyists and teenagers are now developing tech powered by machine learning and WIRED shows the impacts of AI on schoolchildren and farmers and senior citizens, as well as looking at the implications that rapidly accelerating technology can have. The film was directed by filmmaker Chris Cannucciari, produced by WIRED, and supported by McCann Worldgroup."
The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time #video - "Automation in the Information Age is different."
SPEND PART OF THE $2 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN ON ROBOTS #article - "New technologies are threatening jobs, but they also offer the possibility of completing projects we otherwise couldn't afford, minimizing disruption, improving safety, and optimizing systems in ways humans working alone could not. Robots and artificial intelligence can help us build the infrastructure we need, here and around the world. In short, the infrastructure robots are coming; in fact, some of them are already here."
Which Jobs Should You Avoid Because Robots Will Take Them First #video - "Robots are taking our jobs left and right, but we wanted to take a look at which jobs are going to be replaced by robots (ai & automation) first. In this episode, let's compare Robots vs Humans."
THE WIRED GUIDE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE #article - "Superintelligent algorithms aren’t about to take all the jobs or wipe out humanity. But software has gotten significantly smarter of late. It’s why you can talk to your friends as an animated poop on the iPhone X using Apple’s Animoji, or ask your smart speaker to order more paper towels."

Autonomous Vehicles

The $800M Robo Taxi That Could Beat Uber #video - “Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future.”
Automation is coming for truckers. But first, they're being watched. #article #video - “How job surveillance is transforming trucking in America.”
EHANG 184 Launch Video from CES2016 #video - “The Chinese dronemaker Ehang, looking to distinguish itself from the crowd (and rival drone giant DJI), has a new product that brings autonomous driving tech and drones together. It is a single seat, self-driving quadcopter called the Ehang 184. It looks like an oversized drone with a cockpit stuffed in the middle, a flying analog to the 1,000-horsepower autonomous concept beast that Faraday Future unveiled on Monday night.”
A First Drive #video - "Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world."
Mercedes-Benz Smart Vision EQ concept first ride #video - “Mercedes-Benz shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip to show off the Smart Vision EQ Concept car. It's a futuristic self-driving car prototype that's so new it had to be controlled remotely. It has no steering wheel, no pedals, and is supposed to represent what Mercedes-Benz thinks cars will be like in 2030.”
Nuro - “Delivering the future of local commerce, autonomously”
two ex-google engineers built nuro, a self-driving delivery car bringing you pizza, groceries and more #article - “here with another driverless delivery concept, nuro is the product of two ex-google engineers and an electric self-driving delivery car bringing you pizza, groceries and more. the silicon valley startup which developed its own self-driving system has come out of stealth mode and raised $92 million, planning to infiltrate the commercial delivery sector.”
The Simple Solution to Traffic #video - “The way we can make traffic disappear.”
https://xkcd.com/1925/

Conversational Interfaces

Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone #article - “Today we announce Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments. For such tasks, the system makes the conversational experience as natural as possible, allowing people to speak normally, like they would to another person, without having to adapt to a machine.”
Google’s Duplex Assistant phone call blew my mind! #video - “An experimental technology called Duplex may change the way you talk to your Google Assistant. It sounds pretty ordinary, but it's anything but.”
Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me #article - “In this age of disinformation, where fake news thrives and the public has trust issues with technology, Google designed a machine that can deceive humans.”
Let's Talk About Google Duplex! #video - “Google Assistant making real phone calls?! Artificial intelligence is taking crazy steps forward. How far will it go?”
Rasa - "Build contextual assistants that really help customers. Rasa is the only serious choice for building mission-critical AI assistants."

Dangers

AI "Stop Button" Problem - Computerphile #video - "How do you implement an on/off switch on a General Artificial Intelligence? Rob Miles explains the perils."
General AI Won't Want You To Fix its Code - Computerphile #video - "Part 1 of a Series on AI Safety Research with Rob Miles. Rob heads away from his 'Killer Stamp Collector' example to find a more concrete example of the problem."
The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time #video - "Automation in the Information Age is different."
Will Self-Taught, A.I. Powered Robots Be the End of Us? #video - "“Success in creating effective A.I.,” said the late Stephen Hawking, “could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know.” Are we creating the instruments of our own destruction or exciting tools for our future survival? Once we teach a machine to learn on its own—as the programmers behind AlphaGo have done, to wondrous results—where do we draw moral and computational lines? In this program, leading specialists in A.I., neuroscience, and philosophy tackle the very questions that may define the future of humanity."

Deep Learning

The Deep Learning Revolution #video - "More info at: http://www.nvidia.com/deep-learning Deep learning is the fastest-growing field in artificial intelligence, helping computers make sense of infinite amounts of data in the form of images, sound, and text. Using multiple levels of neural networks, computers now have the capacity to see, learn, and react to complex situations as well or better than humans. Every industry will be impacted by deep learning, and many businesses are already delivering new products and services based on this new way of thinking about data and technology."
The Rise of Deep Learning | Forbes #video - "The hype around artificial intelligence has repeatedly come and gone over the past few decades. But the last few years have shown some pivotal breakthroughs primarily due to a branch of AI called deep learning."

DeepMind

AI's Game Playing Challenge - Computerphile #video - “AlphaGo is beating humans at Go - What's the big deal? Rob Miles explains what AI has to do to play a game.”
AlphaGo & Deep Learning - Computerphile #video - “AlphaGo beat the Go World Champion 4-1. Why do the creators not know how? Brais Martinez is a Research Fellow & Deep Learning expert at the University of Nottingham.”
The computer that mastered Go #video - “Go is an ancient Chinese board game, often viewed as the game computers could never play. Now researchers from Google-owned company DeepMind have proven the naysayers wrong, creating an artificial intelligence - called AlphaGo – which has beaten a professional Go player for the first time. In this Nature Video, we go behind the scenes to learn about the game, the programme and what this means for the future of AI.”
DeepMind #website
DeepMind - From Generative Models to Generative Agents - Koray Kavukcuoglu #video - “Recorded May 2nd, 2018 at ICLR2018. Koray Kavukcuoglu is the Director of Research at DeepMind, where previously he was a research scientist and led the deep learning team. Before joining DeepMind, he was a research staff member at NEC Labs America in the machine learning department.”
DeepMind’s AI agents exceed ‘human-level’ gameplay in Quake III #article #video - “AI agents continue to rack up wins in the video game world. Last week, OpenAI’s bots were playing Dota 2; this week, it’s Quake III, with a team of researchers from Google’s DeepMind subsidiary successfully training agents that can beat humans at a game of capture the flag.”
Demis Hassabis, DeepMind - Learning From First Principles - Artificial Intelligence NIPS2017 #video - “December 9th, 2017. Demis Hassabis is a British artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, computer game designer, entrepreneur, and world-class games player. Demis is the founder & CEO DeepMind.”
Google's self-learning AI AlphaZero masters chess in 4 hours #video - “Google's AI AlphaZero has shocked the chess world. Leaning on its deep neural networks, and general reinforcement learning algorithm, DeepMind's AI Alpha Zero learned to play chess well beyond the skill level of master, besting the 2016 top chess engine Stockfish 8 in a 100-game match. Alpha Zero had 28 wins, 72 draws, and 0 losses. Impressive right? And it took just 4 hours of self-play to reach such a proficiency. What the chess world has witnessed from this historic event is, simply put, mind-blowing! AlphaZero vs Magnus Carlsen anyone? :)”
WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio #article - “This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms. We show that WaveNets are able to generate speech which mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing Text-to-Speech systems, reducing the gap with human performance by over 50%.”

Development

The Coding Train: revisiting ml5.js! #video - "Revisiting ml5.js!"
ml5.js - "Friendly Machine Learning for the Web. A neighborly approach to creating and exploring artificial intelligence in the browser."

Neural Networks

Deep Dream (Google) - Computerphile #video - “Surreal images created by Google's Deep Dream code flooded the internet in 2015 but how does deep dream do it? Image analyst Dr Mike Pound.”
Deep Learning - Computerphile #video - “Google, Facebook & Amazon all use deep learning methods, but how does it work? Research Fellow & Deep Learning Expert Brais Martinez explains.”
Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone #article - “Today we announce Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments. For such tasks, the system makes the conversational experience as natural as possible, allowing people to speak normally, like they would to another person, without having to adapt to a machine.”
Google’s Duplex Assistant phone call blew my mind! #video - “An experimental technology called Duplex may change the way you talk to your Google Assistant. It sounds pretty ordinary, but it's anything but.”
Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me #article - “In this age of disinformation, where fake news thrives and the public has trust issues with technology, Google designed a machine that can deceive humans.”
Let's Talk About Google Duplex! #video - “Google Assistant making real phone calls?! Artificial intelligence is taking crazy steps forward. How far will it go?”
Main video: How Machines Learn #video - “How do all the algorithms around us learn to do their jobs?”
Neural Network that Changes Everything - Computerphile #video - “Years of work down the drain, the convolutional neural network is a step change in image classification accuracy. Image Analyst Dr Mike Pound explains what it does.”
Nvidia - AI for Generating High-Resolution Images - Tero Karras #video - “Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation - Apr 30th, 2018 ICLR2018”
Solving Rubik’s Cube with a Robot Hand #video - "We’ve trained a pair of neural networks to solve the Rubik’s Cube with a human-like robot hand."
This 19-year-old can keep astronauts safe from space junk #video - “Space debris is a growing threat to space exploration.” She’s training a neural net to track space debris and make changing orbit predictions.
Why Is Deep Learning Hot Right Now? #video - “Deep learning is the fastest-growing field in artificial intelligence (AI), helping computers make sense of infinite amounts of data in the form of images, sound, and text. Using multiple levels of neural networks, computers now have the capacity to see, learn, and react to complex situations as well or better than humans. Today’s deep learning solutions rely almost exclusively on NVIDIA GPU-accelerated computing to train and speed up challenging applications such as image, handwriting, and voice identification.”
Using a phone to steal baseball signs #video - "I always sucked at baseball... until now... ok, I still probably suck."

OpenAI

OpenAI - "Discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence."
OpenAI #channel - "OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence."
OpenAI Five #video - “We've created an AI system, OpenAI Five, which has started to defeat amateur human teams. This video contains an overview of our system, some example gameplay, and professional caster Blitz's analysis of our bot, as we start to gear up for playing a professional team at this year's Dota world championships, The International.”
OpenAI's MuseNet Learned to Compose Mozart, Bon Jovi and More #video - "📝 The blog post on OpenAI MuseNet is available here: https://openai.com/blog/musenet/"

Robotics