Eric Schmidt says America needs to ‘get its act together’ in AI competition with China

#Google’s former #CEO says #US could fail in the #AI competition with #China ?

  • Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
  • “They are going to use this technology for both commercial and military objectives, with all sorts of implications,” said Schmidt, referencing a Chinese policy document outlining the country’s ambition to become the global leader in AI by 2030.
  • Schmidt reiterated several familiar talking points in this debate, primarily that the US is failing to invest in basic research, and that a restrictive immigration policy hobbles the country’s ability to attract AI talent from overseas.
  • In his talk, Schmidt also touched on the benefits that artificial intelligence could offer the US military, giving the example of vision systems.
  • Instead, research institutions like AI Now say companies need to employ more non-technical people in the development of artificial intelligence.

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
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This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

  • Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options.
  • Design consultant firm IDEO’s Font Map helps you do exactly that, with an interactive tool that lets you browse through fonts by clicking on them and seeing ones nearby that look similar, or by specifically searching for fonts by name.
  • IDEO software designer Kevin Ho built the map using a machine learning algorithm that can sort fonts by visual characteristics, like weight, serif or san-serif, and cursive or non-cursive.
  • “Designers need an easier way to discover alternative fonts with the same aesthetic — so I decided to see if a machine learning algorithm could sort fonts by visual characteristics, and enabling designers to explore type in a new way,” he wrote in a blog post.
  • Services that compare and suggest visually similar fonts already exist, like Identifont and the blog Typewolf, but IDEO’s tool makes it easy to quickly browse and at the very least, appreciate all the options out there that help make the web more beautiful.

Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options. Design consultant…
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Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function

Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function  #ai

  • In using the AI, brain.fm can make available to users music that could help them decrease anxiety, help with sleep disorders and improve mental performance.
  • Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function
  • By teaming up with neuroscience experts, the team is ensuring that the responses they are hoping to achieve from the music are the ones they are getting.
  • Music has been around in one form or another throughout the world for as long as anyone can remember.
  • If you old enough to remember the times when music was only just becoming available to buy and listen to online, then you may well remember the name Napster. …

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