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AI Cooks up Recipes for Materials Fabrication
By MIT News · 9 November, 2017 • A new machine-learning system could pore through millions of research papers to extract “recipes” for producing materials.
Can AI Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection?
By RT Staff · 25 October, 2017 • Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries for breast cancer.
AI System Could Help Robots See Around Corners
By RT Staff · 9 October, 2017 • MIT CSAIL's new CornerCameras system uses information about light reflections to detect objects around corners and measure their speed and trajectory in real-time.
Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
By David Bruemmer · 2 August, 2017 • Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
By Steve Crowe · 14 June, 2017 • A Microsoft AI system has set the all-time high score for the game Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points - the highest possible score in the game. The AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man by assigning a number of AI agents different tasks and having them work collaboratively.
Lyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute
By Steve Crowe · 1 May, 2017 • Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can "copy the voice of anyone" after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it's easy to imagine the technology being used to create false recordings of people.
The Resurgence of Neural Networks
By MIT News · 19 April, 2017 • MIT explains neural networks and how deep learning has led to the recent revival of neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years.
Poker AI Wins $290K from Humans
By Steve Crowe · 12 April, 2017 • An AI poker system called Lengpudashi won $290,000 after beating five Chinese pokers players during a five-day competition. The "landslide" victory was the second time in 2017 an AI program beat competitive poker players.
MIT CSAIL AI Initiative to Address Skills Gap
By MIT News · 12 April, 2017 • SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL is a new artificial intelligence from MIT CSAIL that aims to develop new "human-like systems" for data science and other fields.
How Deep Learning Could Help Drug Discovery
By Steve Crowe · 3 April, 2017 • Researchers at Stanford University show how an advanced form of machine learning called "one-shot learning" can be used to solve problems in drug discovery.
Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns
By Steve Crowe · 22 March, 2017 • Baidu's AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.
AI Focus Prompts Universal Robotics to Launch New Company
By RT Staff · 8 March, 2017 • Universal Robotics has launched a new company, Universal Logic, and expanded its line of AI-controlled Neocortex goods-to-robot cells.
What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
Argo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI
By RT Staff · 13 February, 2017 • Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
How to Improve Machine Algorithms with Human Intuition
By RT Staff · 10 February, 2017 • By encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a machine-readable form, researchers at MIT CSAIL improved the performance of competition-winning planning algorithms by between 10 -15% on a challenging set of problems.

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