Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity

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Sometime around 1 am on a warm night last June, Fei-Fei Li was sitting in her pajamas in a Washington, DC, hotel room, practicing a speech she would give in a few hours. Before going to bed, Li cut a full paragraph from her notes to be sure she could reach her most important points…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

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Five years ago, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game. They’d used the hot technique of the day, deep learning, on a seemingly whimsical task: mastering Breakout,1 the Atari game in which you bounce a ball at a wall of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria

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Sharon Pruitt | Getty Images ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS commonly used in foods and drinks have a toxic effect on digestive gut microbes. According to a study published in the journal Molecules, researchers found that six common artificial sweeteners approved by the Food and Drug Administration and 10 sport supplements that contained them were found to be…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell

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Today’s artificial intelligence systems, including the artificial neural networks broadly inspired by the neurons and connections of the nervous system, perform wonderfully at tasks with known constraints. They also tend to require a lot of computational power and vast quantities of training data. That all serves to make them great at playing chess or Go,…