Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm

Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking @IBM and artificial intelligence by storm  @BreakfastNews

  • Tanmay Bakshi fell in love with computers at five, released his first iPhone app at nine, and now at just 13 years old is working with IBM on artificial intelligence.
  • He is currently in Australia for the IBM Watson Summit, which brings together experts in artificial intelligence to discuss how the technology can help people and businesses in the future.
  • “If you think about it, really anything would fascinate a five-year-old, especially a computer,” Tanmay told News Breakfast.
  • Tanmay names Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as an inspiration — “especially his passion and dedication towards his work” — and is now most excited by how artificial intelligence can be used in health care.
  • Tanmay has toured the world to spread the word on computer programming, including giving public lectures and joining forum discussions, which has meant he has left traditional school in lieu of home schooling.

Tanmay Bakshi isn’t your typical 13-year-old. Rather than playing video games he’s blazing new trails in AI and has become one of the youngest app developers in the world.
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Play a piano duet with Google’s AI partner

Play a piano duet with Google's #AI partner

  • Musician Yotam Mann first debuted the app at an event back in November after staying at Google Creative Lab in New York, then open-sourced the code for it.
  • On desktop, your home keys activate a slice of the piano’s middle notes, while mobile users can tap directly on the screen.
  • It’s playful and easy to use, if not totally intuitive about when your AI partner will jump in already.VIDEOThe app runs off Tone.js, an audio library that Mann built himself, but its accompaniment logic is built off Magenta, Google’s TensorFlow framework for deep learning.
  • But as Mann tells in the video above, it’s not just the AI that’s adjusting to humans: As their digital partner riffed new tones off their original notes, folks kept playing to build a simultaneous harmony, creating a continual play loop.

When Google tries to educate public about its AI research, it often releases tools that playfully explain the grittier, technical corners of artificial intellig…
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Google’s DeepMind AI Is Now Capable Of Self-Teaching New Things – The Merkle

.@Google DeepMind #AI Capable Of Self-Teaching New Things |   /@DeepLearn007 @themerklenews

  • Google, who developed DeepMind, recently bolstered their AI solution to make it learn new tricks faster.
  • Artificial intelligence capable of teaching itself new things can be seen as a troublesome development.
  • Google’s DeepMind AI Is Now Capable Of Self-Teaching New Things
  • Increasing the performance of this AI solution is of the utmost importance, even though its track record speaks for itself.
  • One of the primary selling points of artificial intelligence is how this technology can learn over time.

One of the primary selling points of artificial intelligence is how this technology can learn over time. Google, who developed DeepMind, recently bolstered their AI solution to make it learn new tricks faster. According to tests, DeepMind is now capable of learning close to 87% of expert human performance in games. This is an exciting development, although its real life use cases remain to be determined.
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Prisma Gives Your Photos the Look of Famous Paintings

New App Gives Your Photos the Look of Famous Paintings  #DeepLearning

  • Prisma is a new camera app that transforms your photos to look like paintings by famous artists.
  • It goes beyond the film simulation filters that are widely available these days to offer a surprisingly realistic painting filter.
  • Five years later, a photographer has ventured into the zone to deliver photos to the outside world.
  • You’re then presented with a long list of icons representing the different art styles you can transform your photo into.
  • The same year, American photographer Berenice Abbott received funding for a “Changing New York” photo project to document New York City.

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