Artificial Intelligence

New research indicates the whole universe could be a giant neural network

The core idea is deceptively simple: every observable phenomenon in the entire universe can be modeled by a neural network. And that means, by extension, the universe itself may be a neural network. Vitaly Vanchurin, a professor of physics at the University of Minnesota Duluth, published an incredible paper last August entitled “The World as […]

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With Azure Percept, Microsoft adds new ways for customers to bring AI to the edge – The AI Blog

Elevators that respond to voice commands, cameras that notify store managers when to restock shelves and video streams that keep tabs on everything from cash register lines to parking space availability. These are a few of the millions of scenarios becoming possible thanks to a combination of artificial intelligence and computing on the edge. Standalone […]

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Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology

It was recently revealed that in 2017 Microsoft patented a chatbot that, if built, would digitally resurrect the dead. Using AI and machine learning, the proposed chatbot would bring our digital persona back to life for our family and friends to talk to. When pressed on the technology, Microsoft representatives admitted that the chatbot was […]

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Quality Match raises $6 million to build better AI datasets

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Quality Match, a Heidelberg, Germany-based quality data annotation provider, today announced that it raised a €5 million ($6 million) seed round from LEA Partners. The company says it’ll use the proceeds to expand its team and accelerate product development. Training […]

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Auditors are testing hiring algorithms for bias, but there’s no easy fix

Concept by Muhabit ul haq Synopsis Several companies are using AI-based hiring tools to manage job applications. However, some of these tools inadvertently produce biased results, highlighting the need for more transparency and regulation. AI audits offer a solution, but their abilities remain unproven. At best, they can give an incomplete picture, and at worst, […]