2 college students built a tool to fight fake news on Facebook using artificial intelligence

2 college students built a tool to fight fake news on Facebook using artificial intelligence

  • In late April, the two computer science majors built a Facebook Messenger bot that, when fed a link, will tell you whether the article in question is or isn’t “fake news.”
  • Bhat, who has built civic tech tools before in his spare time, thought that perhaps they could use machine learning to build a bot that would help put articles people find on Facebook in context.
  • To teach the algorithm to recognize right-leaning content they fed it thousands of articles from Breitbart, a hyperconservative news website.
  • NewsBot has also begun offering short news summaries of top articles.
  • Right now you can mark an article as fake news from a small drop down at the top, but if you’re a user just scrolling, the feed hasn’t really changed in any way.

This could change how you read the news.
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12 Python Resources for Data Science

12 #Python Resources for #DataScience  #ArtificialIntelligence #MachineLearning #AI

  • About 8,300 articles related to Python have been posted on Data Science Central, according to Google.
  • Below is a small sample — the 12 most useful and popular articles to get started with Python and data science.
  • The Guide to Learning Python for Data Science has been moved here.
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10 Super Scary Developments In Artificial Intelligence – Viral FreQ

  • That is, unfortunately, a very real fear these days, as mankind is making more and more advances in the science and technology behind AI components and robotics.
  • All it takes is for one robot to grow p*ssed off before they decide to form an uprising against humanity.
  • Lying and cheating is actually a normal human behavior.
  • But robots are only just learning to do this all on their own.
  • Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a series of robots capable of cheating and deception towards others.

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and even Elon Musk are considered some of the most brilliant men on the planet, but they are all absolutely terrified of artificial intelligence taking over the world one day. That is, unfortunately, a very real fear these days, as mankind is making more and more advances in the science and technology behind AI components and robotics. All it takes is for one robot to grow p*ssed off before they decide to form an uprising against humanity. We should all be terrified of that happening. Here are ten truly scary developments in AI.
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Why cute robots are important for the entire tech industry

Why cute robots are important for the entire tech industry

  • You can listen to Recode Decode on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify (mobile only), TuneIn, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
  • An entertainment-minded robot may seem more trivial on the surface, but Sofman argued that the success of Cozmo’s integration into the home could have big ripples throughout the tech industry.
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Anki CEO Boris Sofman talks about making a robot that can compete with pets on the latest Recode Decode.
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Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

#TechGiants acquired 34 #AI #startups in Q1 2017 

 #fintech #insurtech #VC

  • (Reuters) – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights.
  • Startups are looking to go deep on applications of artificial intelligence to specific fields, such as health and retail, industry observers say, rather than compete directly with established companies.
  • Artificial intelligence companies that do remain independent field a steady stream of suitors: Matthew Zeiler, chief executive of Clarifai, which specializes in image and video recognition, said he has been approached about a dozen times by prospective acquirers since starting the company in late 2013.
  • Clarifai’s pitch to customers such as consumer goods company Unilever and hotel search firm Trivago is bolstered by its narrow focus on artificial intelligence.
  • Startups rarely have the capital to compete, but a company with a specialized mission can win over recruits, said Vic Gundotra, chief executive of AliveCor, which makes an AI-driven portable heart monitor.

(Reuters) – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights.
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This dystopian device warns you when AI is trying to impersonate actual humans

This Dystopian Device Warns You When #AI Is Trying to Impersonate Actual Humans

  • The wearable prototype device is designed to identify synthetic speech and alert the user that the voice they’re listening doesn’t belong to a flesh-and-blood individual.
  • As artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technology rapidly evolve, we’re facing an uncertain future where machines can seemingly do all sorts of things better than people can – from mastering games to working our jobs, and even making new, more powerful forms of AI.
  • A team at Australian creative technology agency DT trained its AI up on a database of synthetic voices, teaching the offline network to recognise artificial speech patterns.
  • If the AI detects an actual human voice (code green), all is fine:

    But if the system picks up on synthetic speech, it has a unique way of subtly letting the human know that they’re talking to a digital clone.

  • “We wanted the device to give the wearer a unique sensation that matched what they were experiencing when a synthetic voice is detected,” the team explains on DT’s R&D blog.

Meet the Anti-AI AI.
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Hyperimaging and AI will give us superhero vision- IBM Research

In 5 years, hyperimaging and #AI will give us superhero vision:  #IBM5in5

  • A view of the invisible or vaguely visible physical phenomena all around us could help make road and traffic conditions clearer for drivers and self-driving cars.
  • For example, using millimeter wave imaging, a camera and other sensors, hyperimaging technology could help a car see through fog or rain, detect hazardous and hard-to-see road conditions such as black ice, or tell us if there is some object up ahead and its distance and size.
  • Cognitive computing technologies will reason about this data and recognize what might be a tipped over garbage can versus a deer crossing the road, or a pot hole that could result in a flat tire.

Our ability to see beyond visible light will reveal new insights to help us understand the world around us. This technology will be widely available throughout our daily lives, giving us the ability to perceive or see through objects and opaque environmental conditions anytime, anywhere.
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