IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain

Can a machine make memories? How IBM is exploring neural network learning in #AI:  @engadget

  • Deep learning neural networks — the likes of which power AlphaGo as well as the current generation of image recognition and language translation systems — are the best machine learning systems we’ve developed to date.
  • While neurons use their various connections with each other to recognize patterns, “We are explicitly forcing the network to discover the relationships that exist” between pairs of objects in a given scenario, Timothy Lillicrap, a computer scientist at DeepMind told Science Magazine.When subsequently tasked in June with answering complex questions…
  • In a pair of research papers presented at the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Melbourne, Australia last week, IBM submitted two studies: one looking into how to grant AI an “attention span”, the other examining how to apply the biological process of neurogenesis — that is,…
  • It’s the same way that your doctor doesn’t tap your knees with that weird little hammer thing when you come in complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath.While the attention system is handy for ensuring that the network stays on task, IBM’s work into neural plasticity (how well memories…
  • Basically the attention model will cover the short term, active, thought process while the memory portion will enable the network to streamline its function depending on the current situation.But don’t expect to see AIs rivalling the depth of human consciousness anytime soon, Rish warns.

Since the days of Da Vinci’s “Ornithoper”, mankind’s greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations. It’s no di…
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IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain

Can a machine make memories? How IBM is exploring neural network learning in #AI:  @engadget

  • Deep learning neural networks — the likes of which power AlphaGo as well as the current generation of image recognition and language translation systems — are the best machine learning systems we’ve developed to date.
  • While neurons use their various connections with each other to recognize patterns, “We are explicitly forcing the network to discover the relationships that exist” between pairs of objects in a given scenario, Timothy Lillicrap, a computer scientist at DeepMind told Science Magazine.When subsequently tasked in June with answering complex questions…
  • In a pair of research papers presented at the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Melbourne, Australia last week, IBM submitted two studies: one looking into how to grant AI an “attention span”, the other examining how to apply the biological process of neurogenesis — that is,…
  • It’s the same way that your doctor doesn’t tap your knees with that weird little hammer thing when you come in complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath.While the attention system is handy for ensuring that the network stays on task, IBM’s work into neural plasticity (how well memories…
  • Basically the attention model will cover the short term, active, thought process while the memory portion will enable the network to streamline its function depending on the current situation.But don’t expect to see AIs rivalling the depth of human consciousness anytime soon, Rish warns.

Since the days of Da Vinci’s “Ornithoper”, mankind’s greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations. It’s no di…
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Insurtech is targeting the back office

#Insurtech is targeting the #backoffice



#AI #fintech @Sbootcamp @sbcInsurTech @PwC

  • Now, however, back offices are beginning to benefit, according to a study from Startupbootcamp InsurTech and PwC to be published today.
  • Here are some of the study’s main findings:

    However, a big barrier still stands in the way of insurtechs realizing their full potential.

  • But Startupbootcamp and PwC’s study found that only 17% of incumbents think they’re good at collaborating with insurtechs, and that many startups find such partnerships “frustrating” and slow.
  • Until this obstacle is overcome, insurtechs might struggle to become indispensable partners for legacy players, regardless of the complexity of the problems they decide to tackle.
  • Sarah Kocianski, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on insurtechs that:

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This is why AI shouldn’t design inspirational posters

And this is why AI shouldn't design inspirational posters...

  • Inspirational posters have their place.
  • An AI dubbed InspiroBot, brought to our attention by IFL Science, puts together some of the most bizarre (and thus delightful) inspirational posters around.
  • The dog’s cute, but this isn’t great advice either.
  • This bot obviously doesn’t know many LARPers, or hang around at Renaissance Faires.
  • The bot’s posters fall in between Commander Data trying to offer advice and a mistranslated book of quaint sayings.

The results are kind of like if Commander Data from Star Trek tried to be your motivational therapist.
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Tencent Finally Makes a Big Bet on Artificial Intelligence — The Information

Tencent Finally Makes a Big Bet on #ArtificialIntelligence  #ai

  • Tencent, the company behind China’s largest social network and the world’s biggest online games business, always gets props for its products—but not necessarily for its cutting-edge tech.
  • It will be run by former Microsoft principal researcher Yu Dong, who announced he was joining Tencent at an artificial intelligence conference in March.
  • Mr. Yu is a leading speech recognition expert who spent nearly two decades at Microsoft.

Tencent, the company behind China’s largest social network and the world’s biggest online games business, always gets props for its products—but not necessarily for its cutting-edge tech. Now the juggernaut is taking steps to change that perception with a big push into AI.The owner of the WeChat …
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[1701.07274] Deep Reinforcement Learning: An Overview

Deep Reinforcement Learning: An Overview  #DeepLearning #NeuralNetworks

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