AI helps patients to get more rest while reducing staff workload

A team from Feinstein Institutes for Research thinks AI could be key to helping patients get more rest while reducing the burden on healthcare staff. Everyone knows how important adequate sleep is for recovery. However, patients in pain – or just insomniacs like me – can struggle to get the sleep they need. “Rest is…

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Facebook Research: Unsupervised translation of programming languages

A transcompiler, also known as source-to-source translator, is a system that converts source code from a high-level programming language (such as C++ or Python) to another. Transcompilers are primarily used for interoperability, and to port codebases written in an obsolete or deprecated language (e.g. COBOL, Python 2) to a modern one. They typically rely on handcrafted rewrite rules, applied to the source code abstract syntax tree.

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Facebook Research: Constraining dense hand surface tracking with elasticity

Many of the actions that we take with our hands involve self-contact and occlusion: shaking hands, making a fist, or interlacing our fingers while thinking. This use of of our hands illustrates the importance of tracking hands through self-contact… By extending recent advances in vision-based tracking and physically based animation, we present the first algorithm capable of tracking high-fidelity hand deformations through highly self-contacting and self-occluding hand gestures…

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Consumer Segmentation: How we use our Culture AI to identify key questions and conversations

There’s no doubt that the US is going through an especially turbulent era. Political polarisation, racial tension and extremism are just one of the few aspects that make parents fear for their children, worrying about the world they’d have to navigate when they grow up. More than ever before, parents are focused on equipping children with good social and emotional skills.

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IBM study highlights rapid uptake and satisfaction with AI chatbots

A study by IBM released this week highlights the rapid uptake of AI chatbots in addition to increasing customer satisfaction. Most of us are hardwired to hate not speaking directly to a human when we have a problem—following years of irritating voicemail systems. However, perhaps the only thing worse is being on hold for an…

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Microsoft’s new AI auto-captions images for the visually impaired

A new AI from Microsoft aims to automatically caption images in documents and emails so that software for visual impairments can read it out. Researchers from Microsoft explained their machine learning model in a paper on preprint repository arXiv. The model uses VIsual VOcabulary pre-training (VIVO) which leverages large amounts of paired image-tag data to…

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GTC 2020: Using AI to help put COVID-19 in the rear-view mirror

This year’s GTC is Nvidia’s biggest event yet, but – like the rest of the world – it’s had to adapt to the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in. Huang swapped his usual big stage for nine clips with such exotic backdrops as his kitchen. AI is helping with COVID-19 research around the world… Read more »
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Neural Hallucinations

When a human sees an object, certain neurons in our brain’s visual cortex light up with activity, with hallucinogenic drugs our serotonin receptors overwhelm and lead to the distorted perception. Similarly, deep neural networks that are modelled on structures in our brain… when these neural network’s activation is overstimulated (virtual drugs), we get phenomenons like neural dreams and neural hallucinations.

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Nvidia and ARM will open ‘world-class’ AI centre in Cambridge

Nvidia is already putting its $40 billion ARM acquisition to good use by opening a “world-class” AI centre in Cambridge. British chip designer ARM’s technology is at the heart of most mobile devices. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s GPUs are increasingly being used for AI computation in servers, desktops, and even things like self-driving vehicles.

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How can AI-powered humanitarian engineering tackle the biggest threats facing our planet?

Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian engineering programs bring together engineers, policy makers, non-profit organisations, and local communities to leverage technology for the greater good of humanity. The intersection of technology, community, and sustainability offers a plethora of opportunities to innovate.

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Google researchers investigate how transfer learning works

Transfer learning’s promise of storing knowledge gained while solving a problem and applying it to a related problem has attracted considerable attention. But despite recent breakthroughs, no one fully understands what enables a successful transfer and which parts of algorithms are responsible for it.

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Vector Institute forms team to help commercialize AI research

The Vector Institute, an independent nonprofit dedicated to advancing AI, today established a team that will help commercialize its industrial and health care research. This team will create tools, frameworks, and model templates while assisting organizations to operationalize models within their markets.

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Tackling Open Challenges in Offline Reinforcement Learning

Over the past several years, there has been a surge of interest in reinforcement learning (RL) driven by its high-profile successes in game playing and robotic control. However, unlike supervised learning methods, which learn from massive datasets that are collected once and then reused, RL algorithms use a trial-and-error feedback loop that requires active interaction during learning, collecting data every time a new policy is learned.

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