A.I. is everywhere at the moment, and it’s responsible for everything from the virtual assistants on our smartphones to the self-driving cars soon to be filling our roads to the cutting-edge image recognition systems reported on by yours truly. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, there’s good a chance you’ve heard of it before — and probably even used it. Right now, artificial intelligence is to Silicon Valley what One Direction is to 13-year-old girls: an omnipresent source of obsession to throw all your cash at, while daydreaming about getting married whenever Harry Styles is finally ready to settle down. (Okay, so we’re still working on the analogy!) But what exactly is A.I.? — and can terms like “machine learning,” “artificial neural networks,” “artificial intelligence” and “Zayn Malik” (we’re still working on that analogy…) be used … [Read more...] about Machine learning? Neural networks? Here’s your guide to the many flavors of A.I.
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September 10, 2018 - Written By Daniel Fuller A new simulator simply called Evolution, which is available in a desktop browser and on the Play Store, uses a neural network to bring to life any creatures you can think to cobble together from an assortment of joints, bones and muscles that you can place wherever and link however you see fit. The creatures all spawn and learn across multiple generations, with two specimens chosen per generation to pass on their genes. No two simulations will ever be the same thanks to the wiles of the random mating, The created species will try their hands at three tasks to determine their fitness score; walking, jumping, and climbing stairs.The simulation is actually pretty simple on the surface, despite the complex neural networking and artificial intelligence operations happening just beneath. All you have to do is tap or click where you want to place joints, connect those using bones, then link the bones with muscles. Muscles can expand and … [Read more...] about Evolution Simulator Is Driven By A Neural Network
Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of things really stresses most computer hardware, since it involves regular evaluations of performance and constant trips back and forth to memory to tweak the connections among its artificial neurons. Using a trained neural network, in contrast, is a much simpler process, one that isn't nearly as computationally complex. In fact, the training and execution stages can be performed on completely different hardware. And there seems to be a fair bit of flexibility in the hardware that can be used for either of these two processes. For example, it's possible to train neural networks using a specialized form of memory called a memristor or execute trained neural networks using custom silicon chips. Now, researchers at UCLA have done something a bit more radical. After training a neural network using traditional computing hardware, they 3D printed a set of panels that manipulated light in a … [Read more...] about Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons
Smartphone photography is pretty big — a phone's camera has become one of its defining features and is one that the manufacturers always strive to improve, via both hardware upgrades and software tweaks. And then we are given the extra tools to fix up our own photos via built-in editors and 3rd party apps that can go as far as let us edit RGB curves. But let's face it, we all love to press the little "magic wand" icon, which attempts to automatically fix up our image, and hope that it turns out well, right?Said magic wand is pretty hit or miss, as it sometimes boosts all the wrong settings, but hey — it's just an algorithm, right? Hm... Well, with neural networks and deep learning AI these days, maybe the algorithm can be improved significantly. At least that's what the people over at "Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zurich" decided to ask.The team has now developed a neural network that will try and "improve" any smartphone photo it is fed to look more like it has been … [Read more...] about Neural network will auto-enhance your photos to make them look like pro shots