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Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions And Oxford University Partnership

Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions And Oxford University Partnership

By Chris Crum October 23, 2014

Google announced that it has formed a partnership with the Artificial Intelligence research teams at Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts in AI, and has hired seven founders of two AI startups out of the university. Google acquired AI company …

Google Follows Robots With AI Acquisition Google Follows Robots With AI Acquisition

Update: DeepMind will reportedly be integrated into Google’s search team. That may be good news for those fearing a robot apocalypse, but who’s to say the robots won’t make use of other technologies employed throughout the company? Google has reportedly …

MIT Researchers Produce Transformer Robots MIT Researchers Produce Transformer Robots

The days of watching Transformers on television and reveling in the movie franchise may soon find added real world joy. Researchers at MIT have created real world transformers. The Massachusetts Institution of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence laboratory has …

These Robots Work Together Towards A Common Goal These Robots Work Together Towards A Common Goal
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A single robot can accomplish great, and terrifying, feats. What happens then when the robots start working together towards a common goal? One researcher aims to find out. Dr. Roderich Gross, Head of the Natural Robotics Lab at the University …

IBM's Watson Taught to Curse Like a Sailor IBM's Watson Taught to Curse Like a Sailor
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It’s a fact that Watson, IBM’s massive AI project, is smarter than the average human. I mean, it kicked Ken Jennings’ ass on Jeopardy that one time. “Smart,” in that respect, meant the ability to pull knowledge from terabytes worth …

Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project

Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil just became a Google employee in December, and he spoke with SingularityHub about a natural langauge project he’ll be working on at the company (he also recently wrote a book called How To Create …

This Computer MIght Beat You In Pictionary This Computer MIght Beat You In Pictionary

Object identification is one of the major challenges facing computer programmers today. The robots of the future must be able to recognize even the smallest changes in the world around them and react accordingly. A great place to start developing …

Computer AI Learns By Watching Videos Computer AI Learns By Watching Videos

It was both charming and frightening when Google made the robot brain that learned what a cat was just by watching videos of them on YouTube. The kind of artificial intelligence that makes these feats possible will obviously be the …

Google X's First Computer Brain Loves Lolcats Google X's First Computer Brain Loves Lolcats

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If you were an internet and tech company building a replication of the human brain using 1,000 computers, of course the first thing you would train that robo-brain to recognize would be cats. Didn’t you know that’s why the internet …

AI Robot Fish Look to Clean Up the Oceans AI Robot Fish Look to Clean Up the Oceans
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In every science fiction movie or book or television show, this is where it always starts. We build intelligent robots to help us out with things but, by the end, we end up working for them. Before we get cozy …

Google’s Project Glass Featured on Charlie Rose Google’s Project Glass Featured on Charlie Rose
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Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google X, sat with Charlie Rose this week to talk about the Google Glass Project. Thrun also taked about other projects he is involved in including artificial intelligence research, Google’s self-driving cars, and Udacity, his free …

Futuristic Neural Networks Get Closer Futuristic Neural Networks Get Closer

As computer scientists this year celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who set out the basis for digital computing in the 1930s to anticipate the electronic age, they still quest after a machine …

AI Builds Video Games From (Almost) Scratch AI Builds Video Games From (Almost) Scratch
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Recall those experiments behavioral psychologists like to conduct on rats where the rat is placed inside of a labyrinth and must then make its way through the maze in order to locate the block of cheese at the end. We …

10 Details About How Google Handles Natural Language Search
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Google has posted a thought-provoking piece to the Official Google Blog, discussing at length, Google’s system for understanding synonyms in search. As author Steven Baker says, "An irony of computer science is that tasks humans struggle with can be performed easily by computer programs, but tasks humans can perform effortlessly remain difficult for computers."

Accoona Heads To Wall Street, Plans IPO
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The Accoona search engine first launched in 2004 with a proprietary artificial intelligence technology backing its query engine.

Arguing The Semantic Web: Dead Or Just Not Alive?
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The language used to describe the Semantic Web is complicated enough – at a glance, it looks a bit quantum theory-ish, just enough to make your eyes roll back into your head to look for ways to kill themselves – but Tim Berners-Lee, who’s responsible for all those Ws littering your URLs, inspired enough faith that whatever the Semantic Web was, it could be accomplished.