Google’s Magenta Makes Music Independently

The six researcher group of Google displayed how artificial intelligence could make music. Attendees of a techno-cultural music and computation festival, Moogfest witnessed Project Magenta where the machine using Google’s TensorFlow, an open source library for neural network framework and machine learning, it made music. The priority of project Magenta will be to use procreative algorithms to produce music after which it will also craft images and music.

In the presentation a researcher played some notes which the computer picked to ...

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Predictions of Harari: AI vs. Human Beings

The warnings have been predicted long back and it is hard to ignore them. In the verge of making intelligent computers, humanity will beckon a demon which will summon the end of days. We are building silicon assassins instead of silicon assistants. The story of the doomsday of an malevolent artificial intelligence has been told many times but our destiny at the hand of clever robots might be shoddier; we might be bringing upon ourselves a class of perpetually useless ...

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What the F*** is that?

WTFIT Bot Identifies Objects in Photos, Helps You Know Your Surroundings Better

How often have you seen a picture and not known what it could possibly be or what it is called? An architecture, a building, an animal, a plant or a thing that you are unable to recognize. It puts us in a position where we continue to rack our brains to get an answer. WTFIT can probably be your answer the next time you are in a situation like ...

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The Battle of Paint Brushes: When the Robots Painted!

The Steel Battles for Art, this can be appropriately said when 26 robots from different universities gathered together for the first ever Robot Art contest. Andrew Cornu is a nineteenth century art collector the founder of this competition. The out of the world idea of merging bots and art came from his boundless love for art and technology. He says it is indeed inspirational to see all that technology in action. This being the first ever competition and seeing such ...

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Google Loses Interest in Robotics – Explores Sale Options for Boston Dynamics

Amidst great commendation for its efforts in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Google seems to be losing interest in one of its most visible robotic efforts. Word is out that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is trying to privately sell Boston Dynamics. The robotics company was about in late 2013 as a part of its robotics division called Replicant.

This gives the company less than three years of association with Google and it appears that Google has already started exploring sale options ...

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The Terasem Movement Provides Digital Reincarnation to Dead Ones

“What kind of wife would I be if I left your father simply because he was dead?”

-Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Death doesn’t do as much harm to the person who died than those who are left behind in the abyss of their loved one’s absence. Grieving people often struggle to let go of their dead loved ones. It is being contemplated that very soon, technology will be used for recreating dead ones with the help of synthetic robot clones along with ...

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Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Bring up Unprecedented Concerns About AI

Luminaries like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have received worldwide acclamation for their outstanding work for the society. Then why did Washington DC based think tank – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) – take to criticizing them? Can a celebrated scientist like Stephen Hawking and a tech kingpin like Elon Musk go wrong about one of the most pursued concepts in science and technology – Artificial Intelligence a.k.a. AI?

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking as well as Tesla founder Elon ...

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Amazon’s Alexa – A Refreshingly Awesome AI

Amazon has a lot of innovation and creation brewing in its labs as it continuously comes up with advanced hi-tech gadgets and concepts that can make a substantial difference in your life. The field of Artificial Intelligence is being enthusiastically pursued by many scientists and researchers; and Amazon did not want to be left behind in the race of creating the best AI. Amazon’s Alexa is one of the smartest AIs that I have come across and she makes talking ...

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Emotion Aware Gaming – Affectiva Makes It Possible

All this time, Gaming companies have been investing in motion sensors which made gaming fun and – to an extent – interactive. When we had just about adapted ourselves to motion sensors, a Boston-based start-up, Affectiva, has introduced a software which can identify your emotions while you are playing a video game. Affectiva has been formed out of an MIT Media Lab and the alluring concept created by the company is reaching fever pitch as gamers look forward to ...

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Who was Marvin Minsky?

Marvin Minsky was a scientist of immense stature in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research known for his extensive excellent results and sheer intelligence in approaching complex problems and handling complicated theories. Experts claim that the field of AI is currently in its Golden Age – flourishing and making great leaps in technological advancements that will soon take the world by storm. His research on human brain is astonishing – he used computing metaphors as an attempt to seek ...

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