Category: Artificial Intelligence

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Neural network reconstructs human thoughts from brain waves in real time

Figure 1. Each pair presents a frame from a video watched by a test subject and the corresponding image generated by the neural network based on brain activity. Credit: Grigory Rashkov/Neurobotics Researchers from Russian corporation Neurobotics and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have found a way to visualize a person’s brain activity as…
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neural networks have learned to predict plant growth

Credit: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Scientists from Skoltech have trained neural networks to evaluate and predict the plant growth pattern taking into account the main influencing factors and propose the optimal ratio between the nutrient requirements and other growth-driving parameters. The results of the study were published in the IEEE journal Transactions on…
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AI tool detects global fashion trends

The September 2013 Catalan Way, in which 1.2 million people – many clad in yellow shirts and blue scarves – linked arms to support Catalan independence from Spain. Credit: Wikipedia Commons On the king’s birthday in Thailand—celebrated as Father’s Day—people often wear yellow shirts emblazoned with the word “DAD.” On FreakNight in Seattle—a dance music…
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Deep neural network generates realistic character-scene interactions

A selection of results using the researchers’ method to generate scene interaction behaviors. Credit: SIGGRAPH Asia A key part of bringing 3-D animated characters to life is the ability to depict their physical motions naturally in any scene or environment. Animating characters to naturally interact with objects and the environment requires synthesizing different types of…
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New AI deep learning model allows earlier, more accurate ozone warnings

Yunsoo Choi, left, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UH, and Ph.D. student Alqamah Sayeed explain a new model to better predict ozone levels. Credit: University of Houston Researchers from the University of Houston have developed an artificial intelligence-based ozone forecasting system, which would allow local areas to predict ozone…
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Facial recognition software has a gender problem

How facial analysis sees you. Credit: Morgan Klaus Scheuerman/CU Boulder With a brief glance at a single face, emerging facial recognition software can now categorize the gender of many men and women with remarkable accuracy. But if that face belongs to a transgender person, such systems get it wrong more than one third of the…
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Is the US losing the artificial intelligence arms race?

The U.S.-China rivalry extends to digital weapons. Credit: Khanh Tran, CC BY The U.S. government, long a proponent of advancing technology for military purposes, sees artificial intelligence as key to the next generation of fighting tools. Several recent investments and Pentagon initiatives show that military leaders are concerned about keeping up with – and ahead…
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De-identification team explores facial recognition block in videos

(a) The architecture of the network. For conditioning, a pre-trained face recognition network is used. (b) An illustration of the multi-image perceptual loss used, which employs two replicas of the same face recognition network. Credit: Live Face De-Identification in Video, Oran Gafni et al. Facebook has figured out the de-identification of people in videos. Wait,…
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Teaching cars to drive with foresight

Single LiDAR scan (left), the superimposed data (right) with descriptions (colors) provided by a human observer and the result of the software (center). Credit: AG Computer Vision der Universität Bonn Good drivers anticipate dangerous situations and adjust their driving before things get dicey. Researchers at the University of Bonn now also want to teach this…
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A deep learning approach to coordinate defensive escort teams

Credit: Garg et al. Advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling the development of artificial agents designed to assist humans in a variety of everyday settings. One of the many possible uses for these systems could be to escort humans or valuable goods that are being transferred from one location to another, defending…
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