An AI-powered bionic hand will know what it’s grabbing

An AI-powered bionic hand will know what it's grabbing  #ai

  • That’s the idea being developed by biomedical researchers from Newcastle University, who have developed a prototype prosthetic limb with a AI-powered camera mounted on top.
  • When the wearer of the limb moves to grab, say, a mug, the camera takes a picture of the object, and moves the hand into a suitable “grasp type.”
  • “Using computer vision, we have developed a bionic hand which can respond automatically — in fact, just like a real hand, the user can reach out and pick up a cup or a biscuit with nothing more than a quick glance in the right direction,” said Dr. Kianoush Nazarpour, a biomedical lecturer at Newcastle University, in a press statement.
  • The end result is a hand that is much quicker to use than contemporary prosthetics — up to 10 times faster than others on the market, say the researchers.
  • The neural network used to recognize objects wasn’t always correct (it had about an 80 to 90 percent success rate) and amputees who tested the prosthetic had to be able to override its actions when necessary.

When the wearer of a prosthetic arm wants to grab something, there are a number of ways they can communicate this signal. With a basic prosthetic, the grip mechanism might be controlled…
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Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Meet Nadia, the freakishly “human” chatbot who can read your emotions

  • The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot that can not only portray human emotion, but also read human facial expressions.
  • Soul Machines call this the avatar’s ’emotional intelligence’ or EI, which allows bots like Nadia to connect with people on a more subtle emotional level.
  • The brain behind Nadia is Mark Sagar, professor at the University of Auckland and CEO of Soul Machines.
  • Nadia, who is voiced by none other than the amazingly talented Cate Blanchett, was developed for the Australian government to improve services for people with disabilities.
  • Nadia was created to fix all that and make a more human service available anytime and anywhere.

A new chatbot from Soul Machines is not only incredibly life-like but it can also read people’s emotions through tone and facial expressions.
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[Step-by-Step] Creating your own #Aspnet C# Bot using the #MicrosoftBot framework:  #AI

  • The emulator needs the Bot URL, the Bot app id, and the Bot Secret to communicate with your Bot API.
  • The article will help you create your own ASP.NET Bot using the Microsoft Bot Framework.
  • 5. Wait: suspend current dialog until the user has sent a message to the bot.
  • The following is a step-by-step guide to create your own conversational bot in ASP.NET C#:
  • To test your application you can use the Bot Framework Emulator.

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Creating an ASP.NET C# Bot using the Microsoft Bot Framework


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In-depth introduction to machine learning in 15 hours of expert videos

In-depth #MachineLearning in 15 hours of expert videos:  #BigData #DataScience by @Rbloggers

  • Lab: Model Selection Using Cross-Validation (5:32)
  • Lab: Forward Stepwise Selection and Model Selection Using Validation Set (10:32)
  • Chapter 7: Moving Beyond Linearity ( slides , playlist )
  • Lab: Random Forests and Boosting (15:35)
  • Multiple Linear Regression and Interpreting Regression Coefficients (15:38)

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@KirkDBorne: “In-depth #MachineLearning in 15 hours of expert videos: #BigData #DataScience by @Rbloggers”


In January 2014, Stanford University professors Trevor Hastie and Rob Tibshirani (authors of the legendary Elements of Statistical Learning textbook) taught an


In-depth introduction to machine learning in 15 hours of expert videos

Concrete AI safety problems

Concrete #AI safety problems

  • Advancing AI requires making AI systems smarter, but it also requires preventing accidents – that is, ensuring that AI systems do what people actually want them to do.
  • We think that broad AI safety collaborations will enable everyone to build better machine learning systems.
  • We (along with researchers from Berkeley and Stanford) are co-authors on today’s paper led by Google Brain researchers, Concrete Problems in AI Safety .
  • Many of the problems are not new, but the paper explores them in the context of cutting-edge systems.
  • The paper explores many research problems around ensuring that modern machine learning systems operate as intended.

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@RickKing16: “Concrete #AI safety problems”


We (along with researchers from Berkeley and Stanford) are co-authors on today’s paper led by Google Brain researchers, Concrete Problems in AI Safety. The paper explores many research problems around ensuring that modern machine learning systems operate as intended. (The problems are very practical, and we’ve already seen some being integrated into OpenAI Gym.)


Concrete AI safety problems

Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you

Wix's new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you

  • From there, ADI takes a look at what other restaurant Websites created with Wix offer, and uses them for inspiration.
  • Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you
  • Once ADI is done, a ready-to-use Website is offered to users.
  • It also crawls the Web for information about your restaurant (like reviews), which it then tells you about in case you want to include it in your Website.
  • Should you want to dig into the design and customize it yourself, that’s also possible; it’s Wix, after all.

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@TheNextWeb: “Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you”


Wix is hoping to make it even easier for anyone to create beautiful, responsive websites with its new Advanced Design Intelligence (ADI) service.


Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you