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The Menlo Park-based social networking giant is training its artificial intelligence to turn into ‘Photo Guide’ for visually impaired and blind people. The feature, which is rolling out today, exclusively for Facebook users on iPhone will interpret the picture’s description using ‘Automatic Alternative Text’ tool powered by artificial intelligence. The tool will recognize objects and faces. It will effectively work on ‘TEXT to SPEECH’ conversion engine. The ‘Deep Neural Networks’ used in the system will identify specific objects in ...
Alas! Here it is. Yet another illustration when artificial intelligence went wrong. One of the highly championing AI programs of Microsoft suddenly turned into a worst nightmare overnight by bashing the company's image in the worst manner possible on the giant social media network. Merely a day after its 'talk of the town' launch, Tay, Microsoft’s AI chatbot was laid to rest by its creators after it brought a massive public outrage by its warp and perverted humor. Tay, the newly born baby of Microsoft’s AI program loved abbreviations...
We’ve already seen a glimpse of the future of artificial intelligence in self-driving cars. Now imagine that for some damaged property-related matter you are exchanging emails with AI representing an insurance company. That’s the coup d'œil of applying deep-learning to solve a range of business problems. Palo Alto, Calif. based startup called MetaMind promises to help enterprises use deep-learning for image, text, and data analysis tasks. This approach will enable computers to recognize faces in an image or the text of the speech wit...
The ubiquity and functionality of the Internet, artificial intelligence, and computer programming have outstripped initial forecasts about the rate of usefulness and advancement in technology concerning everyday life. Technology pundits are now foreseeing this world as a place saturated with almighty computer chips that will insinuate themselves in basic necessities of the current time, i.e., gadgets, apparels, dwellings, or even, human bodies. Machines don’t have the ability to think in the manner we humans do, rather they think i...
GO, the age-old Chinese game, which is full of complex strategies, is no longer too difficult for artificial intelligence. Until recently, the artificial intelligence software developed by leading tech giants such as Facebook, IBM, Google, and others succeeded in winning against a few human contenders, but top professionals remained out of the league. Finally, the time arrived in January, when AlphaGo, Google’s AI software defeated Fan Hui, the European Go Champion. And now, the world’s best Go player, Lee Sedol, also considered a...
In order for corporations to function, human presence is vital, even though, the advanced technologies that are equipped perform the majority of task on their own. Significantly, though, a physical human presence is needed to control ‘these’ advanced technologies, which again points towards the necessity of humans in corporations. Finally, after what it seems like a long wait, digital technology, may offer autonomy to corporations in order to allow them to make decisions without human need, also without the physical presence they req...
The team of High Voltage developers finally released the teaser of Dragon Front, an upcoming VR card game for Oculus Rift under the banner of Oculus Studios, which will be launched in spring 2016. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, suggested that the experience of Dragon Front might be a type of title for card battling with reference to Yu-Gi-Oh, a popular animation series. The new projected is expected to be a colorful experience designed in the style of Magic the Gathering card game. Here the players are offered to customize ma...
The AI-Powered keyboard maker- SwiftKey is the most fascinating, innovative and predictive keyboard manufacturer in the market, and the software colossus- Microsoft is trying to propel its Artificial Intelligence creed a little further with it. Reportedly, SwiftKey is soon to be acquired by Microsoft to plunge deeper in their ongoing research on Artificial Intelligence. The ‘match made in heaven’ deal will cost Microsoft- USD $250 million. The keyboard manufacturer is best known for its Android and iOS keyboards that use the neural ...
Marvin Minsky, one of the great pioneers of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, died on Sunday from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 88, according to MIT Media Lab. Minsky’s work on artificial neural networks and the modern field of deep learning has paved the way for companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Facebook, which consistently train neural networks to learn from data such as photos to make adaptive interfaces. In 1951, he built SNARC, the first neurocomputer, followed by the first visual scanners, and the...
The year 2016 represents a huge milestone for Microsoft research wing, which enters its 25th year. In a recent blog post, 16 leaders of its technology and research wing released some pretty fascinating predictions revolving around the big trends of 2016. Predictions big enough to make us excited for what lies ahead. Most of the Microsoft predictions revolve around artificial intelligence, quantum computing, quantum computers, Internet of Things, security, predictive analytics, cloud, and data centers. Every one of them appear to be ...