machine learning

Ars Technicast special edition, part 2: Spotting bad actors inside a company

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of an insider threat stealing your stuff. D-Keine / Getty Images In the second of our series of podcasts on artificial intelligence produced in association with Darktrace, we dive into something a little spookier: the world of “insider threat” detection. Click here for a transcript and click here for an MP3 …

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AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles

Sponsored Links Christine Daniloff/MIT It’s good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info — human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots that can edit Wikipedia, they’re usually limited to updated canned templates or fighting vandalism. …

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Someone used neural networks to upscale a famous 1896 video to 4k quality

Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat is one of the most famous films in cinema history. Shot by French filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière, it achieved an unprecedented level of quality for its time. Some people regard its commercial exhibition in 1896 as the birth of the film industry. An urban legend—likely apocryphal—says that …

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MIT’s new GPS system uses satellite images to put you in the right lane

Sponsored Links Rostislav_Sedlacek via Getty Images If you’ve ever used GPS navigation while driving in an unfamiliar place, chances are you’ve had more than one incident with last minute merging — likely because the GPS hasn’t picked up on the number of lanes on the road, or where they lead to. But this particular annoyance’s …

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How Google researchers used neural networks to make weather forecasts

Enlarge YakobchukOlena A research team at Google has developed a deep neural network that can make fast, detailed rainfall forecasts. The researchers say their results are a dramatic improvement over previous techniques in two key ways. One is speed. Google says that leading weather forecasting models today take one to three hours to run, making …

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Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud

Sponsored Links Intel Intel is no stranger to AI-oriented chips, but now it’s turning its attention to those chips that might be thousands of miles away. The tech firm has introduced two new Nervana Neural Network Processors, the NNP-T1000 (below) and NNP-I1000 (above), that are Intel’s first ASICs designed explicitly for AI in the cloud. …

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Microsoft AI helps diagnose cervical cancer faster

Sponsored Links Chinnapong via Getty Images In some cases, AI-assisted cancer detection might be more than a convenience — it could be the key to getting a diagnosis in the first place. Microsoft and SRL Diagnostics have developed an AI tool that helps detect cervical cancer, freeing doctors in India and other countries where the …

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Here’s how Alexa learned to speak Spanish without your help

Sponsored Links Nicole Lee/Engadget Now that Alexa knows how to speak Spanish in the US, there’s a common question: how did it learn the language when it didn’t have the benefit of legions of users issuing commands? Through new tools, it seems. Amazon has revealed a pair of system that helped Alexa hone its español …

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Emulator uses AI to offer the translations your games never had

Sponsored Links LibRetro Many classic video games are only available in one language, making it difficult to enjoy them as a non-speaker unless you have a fan translation. Now, though, you might just need the right software. Version 1.7.8 of the RetroArch emulator front end has introduced an AI Service feature that uses machine learning …

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How YACHT fed their old music to the machine and got a killer new album

The band YACHT, named for a mysterious sign seen in Portland around the turn of the century. YACHT / Google I/O 2019 YACHT’s Claire Evans takes the stage not to rock out, but to talk out the band’s new album leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. Google I/O 2019 Album art for Chain Tripping. Here’s …

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