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This Is the Most Aerodynamic Bike, According to AI This Is the Most Aerodynamic Bike, According to AI

Competitors at this year’s World Human Powered Speed Challenge are going to have to contend with this—a bullet-shaped bike designed by an artificially intelligent software program.

It's So Great That Apple Cares About macOS Again It's So Great That Apple Cares About macOS Again

There have been...concerns. Ever since the iPhone showed up and started making unfathomable amounts of money, it was easy to get the sense that Apple was maybe leaving the venerable Mac behind. Sure there has been some nice new hardware, and each year Apple dutifully rolls out a new version of its desktop operating…

Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik’s Cube in Just 44 Hours Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik’s Cube in Just 44 Hours

Meet DeepCube, an artificially intelligent system that’s as good at playing the Rubik’s Cube as the best human master solvers. Incredibly, the system learned to dominate the classic 3D puzzle in just 44 hours and without any human intervention.

Uber Is Trying to Patent an AI System to Identify Erratic Behavior in Riders Uber Is Trying to Patent an AI System to Identify Erratic Behavior in Riders

It looks like Uber has a growing interest in the behaviors of its users. According to a patent application filed by the company Thursday, Uber is planning to use machine learning to better understand the “state” of a passenger when they request a ride.

Researchers Are Training a Robot Butler to Do the Chores You Hate in a Sims-Inspired Virtual House Researchers Are Training a Robot Butler to Do the Chores You Hate in a Sims-Inspired Virtual House

Researchers are teaching machines to get stuff done using video simulations, a database of chores, and a virtual home reminiscent of your favorite time-wasting video game. The end goal? Teaching robots the same way you teach yourself how to install a toilet: instructional videos.

AI Is Getting Pretty Good at Studying Distant Galaxies AI Is Getting Pretty Good at Studying Distant Galaxies

Will all the warped images and funny names, it can be easy to forget that machine learning can have important uses in science—specifically, when it comes to categorizing things. Scientists have lately been putting a neural network to good use identifying distant galaxies.

Jordan Peele Uses Machine Learning Tools to Make a Fake Obama Warn Us About 'Fucked-Up Dystopia'

As our descent into national madness continues, some have been sounding warning bells about a possible “fake news apocalypse”—the idea that technology is making it easier than ever to generate disinformation and propaganda and quickly disseminate it to legions of people online, with little checks on the process.…

Facebook Reportedly Wants to Use AI to Predict Your 'Future Behavior'—So Advertisers Can Change It  Facebook Reportedly Wants to Use AI to Predict Your 'Future Behavior'—So Advertisers Can Change It 

Among the unanswered questions at Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearings this week, the CEO was a bit stumped when asked if he would be willing to change Facebook’s business model in order to protect users’ privacy. Facebook’s data collection has received a lot of attention from a security perspective, but a new…

Apple Recruits Google's Search and AI Chief John Giannandrea to Help Improve Siri Apple Recruits Google's Search and AI Chief John Giannandrea to Help Improve Siri

Apple has managed to snag Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence John Giannandrea, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, in a fairly significant victory for a company that has lagged behind its rivals in the AI arena.

Image Manipulation Hack Fools Humans and Machines, Makes Me Think Nothing is Real Anymore Image Manipulation Hack Fools Humans and Machines, Makes Me Think Nothing is Real Anymore

Computer scientists at Google Brain have devised a technique that tricks neural networks into misidentifying images—a hack that works on humans as well.

Twitter Created a Photo Tool That Knows Where You’ll Look First Twitter Created a Photo Tool That Knows Where You’ll Look First

Twitter has never been an ideal platform for sharing photos—largely because users can’t be sure what portion of their image will show up in a tweet’s image preview. If the most important part of a photo is cropped out, followers probably won’t be inclined to click through to see the whole image.

A Simple Sticker Tricked Neural Networks Into Classifying Anything as a Toaster A Simple Sticker Tricked Neural Networks Into Classifying Anything as a Toaster

Image recognition technology may be sophisticated, but it is also easily duped. Researchers have fooled algorithms into confusing two skiers for a dog, a baseball for espresso, and a turtle for a rifle. But a new method of deceiving the machines is simple and far-reaching, involving just a humble sticker.

This Carol-Writing Neural Network Wants to Wish You a Very 'Hurry Christmas' This Carol-Writing Neural Network Wants to Wish You a Very 'Hurry Christmas'

As you gather round the fireplace this Christmas and your smug second cousin decides it’s time to drunkenly berate everyone about the blockchain market, try drowning him out with this new, technologically-advanced carol: “Santa baby bore sweet Jesus Christ. Fa la la la la la la, la la la la la la la la.”

Like This Post If You Want Facebook to Finally Solve the News Feed's Like-Baiting Problem Like This Post If You Want Facebook to Finally Solve the News Feed's Like-Baiting Problem

After former company president Sean Parker said Facebook was exploiting human psychology to the detriment of its users, and ex-vice president of growth Chamath Palihapitiya implied that Facebook may be responsible for creating “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric,” Facebook says it’s instituting a new…

This $3,000 GPU Is the Most Powerful Ever, and to Prove It, Nvidia Painted It Gold This $3,000 GPU Is the Most Powerful Ever, and to Prove It, Nvidia Painted It Gold

When it comes to satisfying the needs of the PC master race, there’s no such thing as too much. That’s why Nvidia went and created the $3,000 Titan V, which the company is calling the most powerful graphics card ever created. Then, Nvidia went and painted it gold, so you wouldn’t confuse it with any of those other…

Artificially Intelligent Robot Predicts Its Own Future by Learning Like a Baby Artificially Intelligent Robot Predicts Its Own Future by Learning Like a Baby

For toddlers, playing with toys is not all fun-and-games—it’s an important way for them to learn how the world works. Using a similar methodology, researchers from UC Berkeley have developed a robot that, like a child, learns from scratch and experiments with objects to figure out how to best move them around. And by…

Google Home Finally Smart Enough to Do Two Things at Once Google Home Finally Smart Enough to Do Two Things at Once

Despite all the time and energy companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and others have spent stressing the importance of AI, actual progress doesn’t always feel that swift. That’s because after about a year on the market, the Google Home has just gotten the ability to do two things at once.

Google Has Figured Out a Way to Detect When Strangers Are Sneaking a Peek at Your Phone Google Has Figured Out a Way to Detect When Strangers Are Sneaking a Peek at Your Phone

With all the data that’s constantly sent and received by our phones, there’s been an ever-increasing focus on combating viruses, malware, and other online attacks, to the point that we sometimes forget what’s going on in the real world. But good physical security is still one of the most important things when it comes…

Wrap Up Your Halloween by Reading This Twitter Bot's Weird Reddit-Generated Horror Stories Wrap Up Your Halloween by Reading This Twitter Bot's Weird Reddit-Generated Horror Stories

This year’s Tuesday-night Halloween means that most of the nation’s serial killers, monsters, and various stabby creatures have to turn in early for a bright and early hump day. But in lieu of being chased around by a low-budget demon, it’s not too late to wrap up your night by dimming the lights and reading some…

New AI System Makes CAPTCHAs Even More Vulnerable to Hacks New AI System Makes CAPTCHAs Even More Vulnerable to Hacks

Computer scientists have developed an artificially intelligent system that’s an improvement over existing techniques used to crack CAPTCHAs, those super-annoying prompts that check to see whether you’re a human or a bot. For security experts, it means that existing CAPTCHA-based systems may soon be obsolete—if they…

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