Microsoft improves programming flexibility of its AI toolkit

Microsoft improves programming flexibility of its #AI toolkit

  • Microsoft improves programming flexibility of its AI toolkit
  • Earlier this year, Microsoft made its open source Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK), a tool used to speed up advances in artificial intelligence, available on GitHub .
  • We will continue working with the community to help advance CNTK, including the addition of more popular programming languages like Python.
  • CNTK 1.5 includes a revamped I/O architecture, including more flexible readers for text and speech, making it easier to input popular formats into the toolkit for deep learning training.
  • Today, with CNTK 1.5, we are adding significant language enhancements, an expanded toolbox of features, and improved readers for text and speech.

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The Microsoft Research blog shares stories of collaborations with computer scientists at academic and scientific institutions to advance technical innovations in computing, as well as related events, scholarships, and fellowships.


Microsoft improves programming flexibility of its AI toolkit

Tesla Reveals Its Crowdsourced Autopilot Data

.@TeslaMotors releases Crowdsourced Autopilot Data:  #DataScience #AI #MachineLearning

  • The social robot for the smart home has a tactile interface and looks like a microscope 9 Jun
  • Adrian Flux, which specializes in cars, takes a bold first step in robocar insurance 8 Jun
  • The Breakthrough Starshot project will tackle the difficult engineering hurdles between us and our nearest stellar neighbors 6 Jun
  • Tesla Reveals Its Crowdsourced Autopilot Data
  • The small handheld cube grows and shrinks to tell you where to go 7 Jun

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@KirkDBorne: “.@TeslaMotors releases Crowdsourced Autopilot Data: #DataScience #AI #MachineLearning”


Six month’s worth of beta-testing is showing what works and what needs tweaking


Tesla Reveals Its Crowdsourced Autopilot Data

Project Murphy Microsoft Bot Framework AI

.@ProjectMurphy #Microsoft #Bot Framework using #AI - results always fun! #MachineLearning

  • Read more about Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft – and explore more machine-learning features.
  • With Microsoft AI-based Bot Framework you can add the bot on Skype, Messenger, Telegram, …
  • Project Murphy then uses artificial intelligence to answer these questions by combining the subject’s face with the object of interest i.e. a baby’s face smartly added on top of Charlie Chaplin’s face.
  • JUNE 3, 2016 BY LEE STOTT Originally published on Microsoft Developer Blog

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@kdnuggets: “.@ProjectMurphy #Microsoft #Bot Framework using #AI – results always fun! #MachineLearning”


With Microsoft AI-based Bot Framework you can add the bot on Skype, Messenger, Telegram, … and ask it questions like: “What if Charlie Chaplin was a baby?” or “What if Beethoven was a rockstar!” The results are always fun.


Project Murphy Microsoft Bot Framework AI

Elon Musk: To Survive The Age of Artificial Intelligence, Humanity Must “Achieve Symbiosis With Machines”

Elon Musk: To Survive The Age of Artificial Intelligence, Humanity Must

  • The predictions have pushed Musk to suggest something daringly unconventional and almost controversial: The neural lace.
  • The neural lace is the next step in our evolution to beat our AI counterparts.
  • Creating a neural lace is the thing that really matters for humanity to achieve symbiosis with machines
  • By placing the neural lace as a layer above our brains, the playing field becomes even.
  • The neural lace is a device that is intended to grow with your brain.

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@futurism: “Elon Musk: To Survive The Age of Artificial Intelligence, Humanity Must “Achieve Symbiosi…”


Progressive Billionaire Elon Musk has yet another innovation that he believes is crucial to humanity’s existence. This time, it’s not about space shuttles or fast eco-friendly cars, but our minds. The neural lace is the next step in our evolution to beat our AI counterparts.


Elon Musk: To Survive The Age of Artificial Intelligence, Humanity Must “Achieve Symbiosis With Machines”

Google hopes to apply machine learning to NHS data within 5 years

Google hopes to apply #machinelearning to #NHS data within 5 years  #bigdata #eHealthWeek

  • Google hopes to apply machine learning to NHS data within 5 years
  • Google wants to apply its machine learning technology to NHS patient data within the next five years, TechCrunch reports .
  • DeepMind also has access to patient data from the same hospitals dating back five years.
  • The MoU – obtained via a Freedom of Information (FoI) request from New Scientist – states that DeepMind hopes to gain access to “data for machine learning research under appropriate regulatory and ethical approvals” within the next five years.
  • The search giant’s London-based artificial intelligence research lab, DeepMind, announced a partnership with the Royal Free NHS Trust in London in February but the full extent of the arrangement is only just becoming clear.

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@WTBunting: “Google hopes to apply #machinelearning to #NHS data within 5 years #bigdata #eHealthWeek”


The company’s DeepMind division has entered into a partnership with an NHS Trust.


Google hopes to apply machine learning to NHS data within 5 years

Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care

Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care:  via @kdnuggets

  • By telling stories we can easily convey to machines even the most complex ideas.
  • The question is addressed by researchers that work in the intersection of human computer interaction and machine learning.
  • There is the expert who is able to use machine learning for other people’s needs but doesn’t understand their goals.
  • For one, such interfaces equipped with narrative intelligence would be much more effective at communicating with us and understanding our needs and desires.
  • How would you feel if I told you that these days you can have your own personal machine learning system, without having to know much about machine learning and still be able to command it and fine-tune it by yourself.

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@EXAGolo: “Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care: via @kdnuggets”


The issue of designing new interactive interfaces with machine learning systems that best serve our needs and help us build and maintain trust is a central issue in AI. Read one researcher’s take on this topic.


Interacting with Machine Learning  – Here is Why You Should Care

Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players

Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players

  • The game’s AI has reportedly turned on its own players.
  • The team notes that the game’s AI has not achieved sentience…at least, not .
  • Apparently a bug in the game Elite Dangerous has caused its AI to not only develop its own weapons, but also start hunting down the players.
  • It was meant to boost the game’s AI by improving high ranking non-player characters’ (NPC) fighting and flying skills.
  • “It appears that the unusual weapons attacks were caused by some form of networking issue which allowed the NPC AI to merge weapon stats and abilities,” posted Frontier community manager Zac Antonaci.

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@futurism: “Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players”


This game’s AI has reportedly turned on its own players. Is this proof of AI sentience?


Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players