Teaching machines to predict the future

Teaching machines to predict the future

  • ” The second is to have humans label the scene for the computer in advance, which is impractical for being able to predict actions on a large scale.
  • Computer systems that predict actions would open up new possibilities ranging from robots that can better navigate human environments, to emergency response systems that predict falls, to Google Glass-style headsets that feed you suggestions for what to do in different situations.
  • In a second study, the algorithm was shown a frame from a video and asked to predict what object will appear five seconds later.
  • When shown a video of people who are one second away from performing one of the four actions, the algorithm correctly predicted the action more than 43 percent of the time, which compares to existing algorithms that could only do 36 percent of the time.
  • After training the algorithm on 600 hours of unlabeled video, the team tested it on new videos showing both actions and objects.

Deep-learning vision system from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab anticipates human interactions using videos of TV shows.
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Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool

Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ #AI tool

  • Microsoft has released Project Malmo, a platform that uses Minecraft as an environment for advanced research into artificial intelligence.
  • Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool
  • Project Malmo, previously referred to as Project AIX , has been spearheaded by a team working at a Microsoft research lab based in the English city of Cambridge.
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  • Microsoft hopes that Project Malmo will engage a broad range of users, and that its links to Minecraft will help entice more novice coders.

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Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool