Thinking Machines: 7 of the Best Books on Artificial Intelligence

Thinking Machines: 7 of the Best Books on Artificial Intelligence

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    Decades ago, if you were writing about robots, it was probably in one of two forms: either a science fiction narrative, or something short about the handful of robots that could be purchased for home or recreational use.

  • Home devices can recognize and respond to speech, prosthetic technology has been dramatically advanced, and our very understanding of what constitutes a robot has significantly changed.
  • With these advances in technology have come other questions, some pertaining to the nature of intelligence, some relating to the lines between humanity and machines, and still more that use our research into robotics to explore what makes us human.
  • So, with that in mind, here’s a look at a handful of the best books on artificial intelligence, dealing with questions of robots, body modification, the Singularity, and more.
  • Crank up Flight of the Conchords’s song set after a robot uprising and dig in.

Thinking Machines: 7 of the Best Books on Artificial Intelligence
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Translate Facebook Photos For The Blind

How artificial intelligence can translate Facebook photos for the blind

  • Facebook’s new automatic alternative text uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects and people in photos.
  • On most Facebook images, the only text available for screen readers is the status posted along with the photos.
  • By applying artificial intelligence algorithms, Facebook is able to scan each image and pull out some information about what it depicts.
  • It can recognize objects from its library of 100 with from 80 percent confidence to 99 percent confidence.
  • The machine helps the users, and the users help the machine

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to power accessibility features for the blind or visually impaired, by automatically generating captions for any photo on Facebook.
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Robot Check

An #intelligence much greater than our own is taking over  #asmsg #iartg @tonythorne

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Google DeepMind wants to use machine learning to help treat certain cancers

Google DeepMind wants to use machine learning to help treat certain cancers

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UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

$1 million prize for innovative solutions in #AI + #Robotics Award for Good  #UAER4G

  • The RE-ACT team during the final live presentation of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good
  • His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good
  • The winner of the national competition will receive an award of AED 1 Million
  • The winner of the International competition will receive an award of USD 1 Million
  • Meet the Team: OSU Personal Robotics Group

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@ITU: “$1 million prize for innovative solutions in #AI + #Robotics Award for Good #UAER4G”


The UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good aims to encourage research and applications of innovative solutions in artificial intelligence and robotics to meet existing challenges in the categories of health, education and social services.


UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

New Bing APIs Now Available for Purchase – Search, Autosuggest, Spell Check

New #Bing APIs available for purchase: Search, Autosuggest, SpellCheck:  #CortanaIntelligence

  • New Bing APIs Now Available for Purchase – Search, Autosuggest, Spell Check
  • The APIs tap into the same underlying Microsoft Cognitive Services that are part of the Cortana Intelligence Suite and bring intelligence into apps with high quality vision, speech, language, knowledge and search services.
  • Developers worldwide can now build intelligent apps that have instant access to search technologies developed over decades of research at Microsoft.
  • Starting today, the new Bing Search API portfolio is available for purchase as a Microsoft Azure Marketplace offering .
  • Gain access to trending topics including news, images and videos.

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@josephsirosh: “New #Bing APIs available for purchase: Search, Autosuggest, SpellCheck: #CortanaIntelligence”


Starting today, the new Bing Search API portfolio is available for purchase as a Microsoft Azure Marketplace offering. Developers worldwide  can now build intelligent apps that have instant access to search technologies developed over decades of research at Microsoft.


New Bing APIs Now Available for Purchase – Search, Autosuggest, Spell Check