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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Neural Networks Need a Cookbook. Here Are the Ingredients

When we design a skyscraper we expect it will perform to specification: that the tower will support so much weight and be able to withstand an earthquake of a certain strength. But with one of the most important technologies of the modern world, we’re effectively building blind. We play with …

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A Robot Teaches Itself to Play Jenga. But This Is No Game

Global thermonuclear war. The slight possibility that a massive asteroid could boop Earth. Jenga. These are a few of the things that give humans debilitating anxiety. Robots can’t solve any of these problems for us, but one machine can now brave the angst that is the crumbling tower of wooden …

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A new AI training program helps robots own their ignorance

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HONOLULU — A new training scheme could remind artificial intelligence programs that they aren’t know-it-alls. AI programs that run robots, self-driving cars and other autonomous machines often train in simulated environments before making real-world debuts (SN: 12/8/18, p. 14). But situations that an AI doesn’t encounter in virtual reality can …

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‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a breakthrough straight out of the world of science fiction, a team of researchers has used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn brain signals into computer-generated speech. The feat was accomplished with the assistance …

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This robot learned not to mess with other people’s stuff

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HONOLULU — The notion of ownership comes so easily to humans that even preschoolers have got it down. Robots, on the other hand, often struggle to grasp such abstract concepts. Now researchers have programmed a well-mannered robot that can learn who owns what, as well as what it’s allowed to …

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