Researchers Have Created an AI That Is Naturally Curious

Researchers Have Created an #AI That Is Naturally Curious 

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  • Researchers have successfully given AI a curiosity implant, which motivated it to explore a virtual environment.
  • This could be the bridge between AI and real world application

    Researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, have produced an artificial intelligence (AI) that is naturally curious.

  • While the AI that was not equipped with the curiosity ‘upgrade’ banged into walls repeatedly, the curious AI explored its environment in order to learn more.
  • This is a useful and effective strategy for teaching AI to complete specific tasks — as shown by the AI who beat the AlphaGo world number one — but less useful when you want a machine to be autonomous and operate outside of direct commands.
  • This is crucial step to integrating AI into the real world and having it solve real world problems because, as Agrawal says, “rewards in the real world are very sparse.”

Researchers have successfully given AI a curiosity implant, which motivated it to explore a virtual environment.
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Google Machine Learning Models for Image Captioning Ported to TensorFlow and Open-Sourced

.@google open-sources a TensorFlow model for image captioning

  • Google Machine Learning Models for Image Captioning Ported to TensorFlow and Open-Sourced
  • The model comes up with a caption that hadn’t previously existed.
  • The model appears to address this problem by introducing a fine-tuning phase that allows the model to extract information useful for describing details of objects, exclusive of the classification phase.
  • Google chronicled their journey over the past few years with their announcement around open-sourcing a TensorFlow model for image captioning, and some of the testing for comparing accuracy and performance benchmarks between the new approach and existing implementations.
  • It splits the image classification phase for identifying objects from another phase that adds adjectives and prepositional phrases, and from a phase in which the model gives the caption structure to make it more syntactically correct and humanlike.

As TensorFlow becomes more widely adopted in the machine learning and data science domains, existing machine learning models and engines are being ported from existing frameworks to TensorFlow for improved performance, furthering the adoption and success of the open-sourced project.
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Google’s AI translation system is approaching human-level accuracy

Google's AI translation system is approaching human-level accuracy

  • Google says its GNMT system is even approaching human-level translation accuracy.
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the design for the giant rocket booster he wants to build in order to colonize Mars.
  • Elon Musk has a lot to prove at today’s Mars colonization announcement
  • Google’s AI translation system is approaching human-level accuracy
  • Google is one of the leading providers of artificial intelligence-assisted language translation, and the company now says a new technique for doing so is vastly improving the results.

Google is one of the leading providers of artificial intelligence-assisted language translation, and the company now says a new technique for doing so is vastly improving the results. The company’s…
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Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS

Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS

  • An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was released yesterday on GitHub and it brings iOS support.
  • With Google adding iOS support to TensorFlow, apps will be able to integrate the smarter neural network capabilities into their apps, ultimately making them considerably smarter and capable.
  • Google the week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline.
  • Added support for processing on GPUs on MacOS
  • Added makefile for better cross-platform build support (C API only)

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Google this week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline. An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was released yesterday on GitHub, however, and it brings iOS support.


Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS