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Researchers Build An #AI That’s Better At Reading Lips Than Humans  #MachineLearning

  • Scientists at the Oxford University have claimed to develop a new computer software program that can lip-read better than humans, which might give the hearing impaired a helping hand.
  • The new artificial intelligence (AI) software system called “Watch, Attend and Spell (WAS)” has been developed by Oxford University in collaboration with Google’s DeepMind.
  • The AI system correctly lip-read 50 percent of silent speech, while professional lip-readers got only 12 percent right, researchers found.
  • Speaking on the tech’s core value, Jesal Vishnuram, Action on Hearing Loss Technology Research Manager, said: “Action on Hearing Loss welcomes the development of new technology that helps people who are deaf or have a hearing loss to have better access to television through superior real-time subtitling.
  • AI lip-reading technology would be able to enhance the accuracy and speed of speech-to-text especially in noisy environments and we encourage further research in this area and look forward to seeing new advances being made.”

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Microsoft launches its latest artificial intelligence chatbot on Kik

Microsoft launches its latest artificial intelligence chatbot on Kik

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  • But after chatting with Zo for a while, the bot seemed to get easily confused and go off tangent.
  • The bot could even use puns, such as ‘I want a pizza that action’, when chatting about food.
  • The chatbot can answer questions and respond to prompts, while using teenage slang, and emoji.
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Blizzard Opens Up Starcraft To Google’s DeepMind AI

Google’s artificial intelligence #DeepMind is learning to play Starcraft

  • A computer enemy is learning how to win virtual wars
  • The Starcraft games always shipped with programming that allowed human players to try their hand against automated rivals, but while that AI was toggled to a different difficulty setting, the game was generally the same each time.
  • No, today Blizzard, the makers of Starcraft and its successors, are opening up the game to an AI that learns .
  • Starcraft is a game that’s simple to pick up, but takes a tremendous amount of practice to master.
  • The first game and its expansion defined a generation of videogames-as-sports, and the latest incarnations are still played at the highest level.

AI is going to learn how to war in video games.
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Google’s new Bubble Zoom feature will make reading comics on your phone easier

Google’s new Bubble Zoom feature will make reading comics on your phone easier

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Google’s new Bubble Zoom feature will make reading comics on your phone easier