- Microsoft Translator is making the language barrier a thing of the past.
- Last month, Microsoft became the first in the industry to reach parity with humans in speech recognition .
- “Across several industry benchmarks, our computer vision algorithms have surpassed others in the industry – even humans,” said Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group, at a small gathering on AI in San Francisco on Dec. 13. “
- Using this new intelligent language and speech recognition capability, Microsoft Translator can now simultaneously translate between groups speaking multiple languages in-person, in real-time, connecting people and overcoming barriers.
- There’s also been groundbreaking work with Skype Translator – now available in 9 languages – an example of accelerating the pipeline from research to product.
Microsoft has been investing in the promise of artificial intelligence for more than 25 years — and this vision is coming to life with new chatbot Zo, Cortana Devices SDK and Skills Kit, and expansion of intelligence tools.
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- Maybe the definition of intelligence needs a rethink; a Cambridge scientist has a few ideas.
- Cambridge Scientists: We Shouldn’t Define Intelligence According to Humanity
- The machines have their own unique neural architectures, distinct from the human kind.
- Intelligence may be expanded to encompass, not merely human thinking, but the thinking of other primates, certain bird species, and even machines and computer programs.
- Digger wasps hide food for the future, but this is more of a programmed behavior.
Maybe the definition of intelligence needs a rethink; a Cambridge scientist has a few ideas. Intelligence may be expanded to encompass, not merely human thinking, but the thinking of other primates, certain bird species, and even machines and computer programs.
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- In terms of how this technology might transform the way we live, LeCun said that within the next few years or even decades, “there will be transformative applications” of artificial intelligence visible and accessible to everyone.
- Artificial intelligence “is a very powerful technology,” he said, explaining that while he believes technologies in and of themselves are neutral, “it depends on what you end up using that technology for.
- Artificial intelligence “would be a crucial key technology to facilitate communication between people,” he said, since the company’s main focus “is connecting people and we think that artificial intelligence has a big role to play there.”
- As far as the discussion on artificial intelligence is concerned, Arber said it’s important to understand current developments, which include increasing dialogue as to whether research done on natural sciences can then be applied to the field of machinery and robotics.
- A new conference at the Vatican drew experts in various fields of science and technology for a two-day dialogue on the “Power and Limits of Artificial Intelligence,” hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.
This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits and limits of advances in artificial intelligence.
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- As more machine learning takes hold, the data requirements will be astounding.
- “Artificial intelligence is basically where machines make sense, learn, interface with the external world, without human beings having to specifically program it,” said Nidhi Chappell, director of machine learning at Intel.
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- “It is proven that the more data you give to a machine to learn, the more accurate the machine gets at predicting things,” said Chappell, adding that as the complexity of the learning goes up, so do the data requirements to make sense of it.
- A car could have a computer on board that begins to learn on its own, but having other cars on the road send data to the cloud helps other cars learn too.
From picking our favorite restaurants to correcting global food shortages, artificial intelligence and machine learning already impact our lives.
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