Category: Computing

In this simple way, Google could incline you to vote for certain political training

From Cambridge Analytica we know to what extent we can be manipulated through social networks or search engines using our personal data and our behavior on the network as the most accurate psychological analysis system. However, to incline a mass of people to decide electorally for one or another political option does not require great strategies, but a few simple changes in the results of a search engine like Google, as this study of 2015
If pigeons are as good as humans diagnosing cancer, we need algorithms
If pigeons are as good as humans diagnosing cancer, we need algorithms
In a curious 2015 study, a group of 16 pigeons were provided with a touch screen and assigned to examine a series of breast tissue images. All they had to do was decide if the image patterns pointed to the possibility that there were traces of cancer. After a short period of training, the pigeons obtained surprising results: working independently, the pigeons correctly assessed 85% of the samples.
This Artificial Intelligence is already able to pass the eighth grade science exam
This Artificial Intelligence is already able to pass the eighth grade science exam
In the United States education system, the eighth grade corresponds to students between 13-14 years old. The twelfth grade corresponds to students between 17-18 years old. Now, the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence, a laboratory located in Seattle, has learned about a new system that has passed its exams.
In this simple way, Google could incline you to vote for certain political training
In this simple way, Google could incline you to vote for certain political training
From Cambridge Analytica we know to what extent we can be manipulated through social networks or search engines using our personal data and our behavior on the network as the most accurate psychological analysis system. However, to incline a mass of people to decide electorally for one or another political option does not require great strategies, but a few simple changes in the results of a search engine like Google, as this study of 2015
A dog or a wheel? Only one pixel decides everything for this algorithm
A dog or a wheel? Only one pixel decides everything for this algorithm
A basic definition of algorithm would be an "orderly and finite set of operations that allow us to find the solution to a problem." But then a recipe would also be an algorithm. And, in a way, it is, but things are a bit more complicated: algorithms usually allude to mathematical objects: it takes a sequence of mathematical operations (using equations, arithmetic, algebra, calculus, logic and probability) and translates into computer code, real-world data is added and an objective is assigned.
This robot is able to imitate the writing of any person
This robot is able to imitate the writing of any person
Just by looking at the target image of a word or sketch, the robot can reproduce each stroke as a continuous action thanks to an algorithm developed by scientists from Brown University. The algorithm makes it very difficult for us to distinguish whether the text was written by the robot or if it was written by a human.
What is Moravec's paradox or how difficult it is to fold clothes
What is Moravec's paradox or how difficult it is to fold clothes
Artificial intelligence has shown us how skilled it is to perform many tasks. First we disdain that he could beat chess, and he did. He also beat us Go. Even to the Starcraft. Now we tend to argue that, yes, okay, artificial intelligence is very skilled for some things, but totally unable to have feelings or produce art.
We can already read words directly from our brain thanks to AI
We can already read words directly from our brain thanks to AI
Electrodes placed directly in the brain recorded neuronal activity, while brain surgery patients listened to words or read the words aloud. Next, the researchers tried to find out what the patients heard or said by checking these activated neuron record.
A supercomputer that simulates the human brain with a million processors is activated
A supercomputer that simulates the human brain with a million processors is activated
Designed to function as a human brain and equipped with its one million unit processor core, the world's largest neuromorphic supercomputer has just been put into operation. The new machine, Spiking Neural Network Architecture or SpiNNaker, turned on for the first time on Friday, November 2, is capable of completing more than 200 million shares per second, with each of its chips with 100 million transistors.
Google AI is better diagnosing advanced breast cancer than human pathologists
Google AI is better diagnosing advanced breast cancer than human pathologists
Google's artificial intelligence tool (implementing deep learning) has been able to correctly distinguish metastatic cancer 99% of the time, a higher accuracy rate than human pathologists. The team trained an algorithm (called Lymph Node Assistant, or LYNA) to detect the characteristics of tumors that have metastasized (i.e., spread), which are particularly difficult to detect.
This book is a very useful tool for perfecting translation algorithms: the Bible
This book is a very useful tool for perfecting translation algorithms: the Bible
The English Bible comes in many different written styles, making it the perfect source text to work on the translation of styles. Therefore, according to research published in the Royal Society Open Science, this is not the first set of parallel data created for the translation of styles, but it is the first one that uses the Bible.
This Artificial Intelligence predicts your personality in ten minutes (looking into your eyes)
This Artificial Intelligence predicts your personality in ten minutes (looking into your eyes)
Verily, is a company that had already managed to develop a method capable of finding heart disease by analyzing the patient's eyes simply by training an algorithm with 300,000 patients. Now, another study suggests that you can even determine the personality of an individual by looking into their eyes.
We must begin to consider how to relate to artificial intelligences
We must begin to consider how to relate to artificial intelligences
The value of the global business derived from Artificial Intelligence (AI) will amount to a total of 1.2 trillion dollars in 2018, with an increase of 70 percent since 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. And the value of everything the business around AI will reach 3.9 trillion dollars in 2022. We will be increasingly surrounded by non-human intelligences that will give us support in driving, the writing of chronicles, judicial decisions and much more.
The world's smallest "computer" is created and a grain of rice looks giant next to it
The world's smallest "computer" is created and a grain of rice looks giant next to it
What you see up here is a grain of rice, and next to it the smallest "computer" in the world. Developed with researchers from the University of Michigan, it measures only 0.3 mm sideways. A computer? In addition to RAM and photovoltaic energy, the new computing devices have wireless processors and transmitters and receivers.
An AI could already win you in an argument even if you don't know what it says
An AI could already win you in an argument even if you don't know what it says
The debates have something sterile in the sense that the winner is usually the one who best deploys the resources of rhetoric. To be the winner in a debate, then, has no special relevance. So much so that you don't even have to know what one is saying to do it. At least that is what happens to this artificial intelligence.
This questionnaire wants to make obsolete work curricula (and your experience)
This questionnaire wants to make obsolete work curricula (and your experience)
A study in 1998, among others, found that work experience is one of the weakest indicators of future job performance; However, human resources departments have continued to rely on the traditional curriculum. That curriculum full of good things that we usually swell to appear more competent.
Machine learning algorithms have overtaken humans by recognizing speech
Machine learning algorithms have overtaken humans by recognizing speech
Machine learning algorithms have already surpassed humans by recognizing ordinary conversational speech, as the results of a Microsoft software suggest. One more step to encourage human beings to become obsolete in more and more fields.
A new study says that 30% of all jobs will be suppressed in 2030 by the AI
A new study says that 30% of all jobs will be suppressed in 2030 by the AI
Due to advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, up to a third of all jobs in the United States will be eradicated before 2030, as predicted by a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute. That means, if they occur as they suggest, that 70 million American workers would have to find new occupations by that date.
We are at the end of Moore's law, but don't panic
We are at the end of Moore's law, but don't panic
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Hassan Khan, David Hounshell and Erica Fuchs, argue that the advancement of microprocessors faces new and unprecedented challenges, as Moore's law seems to be coming to an end. Moore's Law is the norm that, for five decades, has marked the fate of the processors and chips that carry technological equipment, and that determines that the power is multiplied and the cost is divided every few months, which provides growth exponential of computing power.
The next step of the Arial Intelligence is to doubt yourself
The next step of the Arial Intelligence is to doubt yourself
Uber and Google researchers are working on modifications of the deep learning approach to manage probability. This degree of uncertainty will allow the most powerful Arfitifial Impedance programs to measure their confidence in a prediction or decision, essentially to know when they should doubt themselves.
Are we really living a revolution in AI or isn't it for so much?
Are we really living a revolution in AI or isn't it for so much?
Almost every day we had breakfast with some news about Artificial Intelligence that, unfailingly, evokes Skynet. One of the last is that, in just four hours, Google's AI, AlphaZero, has managed to master all chess knowledge by itself. Actually AI is already beginning to dominate many fields of knowledge more solvent than human beings, but does that mean that this growth in skills will continue at this rate?