Uber researchers propose AI language model that emphasizes positive and polite responses

AI-powered assistants like Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Assistant are pervasive. But for these assistants to engage users and help them to achieve their goals, they need to exhibit appropriate social behavior and provide informative replies. Studies show that users respond better to social language in the sense that they’re more responsive and likelier to complete tasks. Inspired by this, researchers…

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Deep Science: Using machine learning to study anatomy, weather and earthquakes

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter.

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All Machine Learning Algorithms you should know in 2021

Many machine learning algorithms exits that range from simple to complex in their approach, and together provide a powerful library of tools for analyzing and predicting patterns from data. If you are learning for the first time or reviewing techniques, then these intuitive explanations of the most popular machine learning models will help you kick off the new year with confidence.

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AMP Robotics raises $55 million for AI that picks and sorts recyclables

AMP Robotics, a Denver, Colorado-based startup creating robotic systems that sort recyclable material, this morning announced it has closed a $55 million series B funding round led by XN. The startup says it will use the funds to scale its business operations and develop AI product applications that integrate into materials recovery facilities to increase recycling rates for its customers.

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Microsoft could bring you back from the Dead… As a Chat Bot

Microsoft has filed a patent which raises the intriguing possibility of digitally reincarnating people as a chat bot. Instead of using the conventional method of training chat bots using conversations and material from a wide sample of users, Microsoft’s patent raises the possibility of creating a chat bot from the output of a specific person.

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Amazon’s Alexa will now guess what skills you want to use based on your questions

Amazon’s Alexa has always made us wonder with its latest and upgraded features to assist us in our daily tasks. The company says that it’s Artificial Intelligence assistant has more than 10,000 skills. However, not all of them are useful and used by users across the world. Those are the skills that are much harder to discover as well. Earlier in November, Amazon had announced that it has launched its new way to surface skills.

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Using Reinforcement Learning to build a Self-Learning grasping Robot

In this post, I will explain my experience over the course of a year of working with Reinforcement Learning (RL) on autonomous robotics manipulation. It is always hard to start a big project which requires many moving parts. It was undoubtedly the same in this project. I want to pass the knowledge I gathered through this process to help others overcome the initial inertia.

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