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What Does it Mean to Prepare Students For a Future With Artificial Intelligence? Last year, in the height of the election season, the Obama administration quietly released a national strategic plan for artificial intelligence (AI) research and development.

What Does it Mean to Prepare Students For a Future With Artificial Intelligence?

The plan was the beginning of a national effort to prepare Americans for a future with AI—a future some computer scientist believe our nation is ill-equipped to handle. Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy. Editor’s Note: Staff from the Council of Economic Advisers, the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Science and Technology Policy contributed to this post.

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy

Today, in order to ready the United States for a future in which artificial intelligence (AI) plays a growing role, the White House released a report on Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy. This report follows up on the Administration’s previous report, Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence, which was released in October 2016, and which recommended that the White House publish a report on the economic impacts of artificial intelligence by the end of 2016.

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review. Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey.

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the rising power of artificial intelligence. The car didn’t follow a single instruction provided by an engineer or programmer.

After 2015 studies

It's no Christmas No 1, but AI-generated song brings festive cheer to researchers. It will not, if there is any certainty left in the world, top the charts this Christmas.

It's no Christmas No 1, but AI-generated song brings festive cheer to researchers

To spot a liar, look at their hands — Quartz. In 1994, when I was prime minister of Sweden, I sent the first email between two heads of state.

To spot a liar, look at their hands — Quartz

I had been discussing with Al Gore the development of what people at the time called, “The Internet Superhighway.” So I thought it would be a good idea to send an email to then-US president Bill Clinton. Computer learns to recognize sounds by watching video. In recent years, computers have gotten remarkably good at recognizing speech and images: Think of the dictation software on most cellphones, or the algorithms that automatically identify people in photos posted to Facebook.

Computer learns to recognize sounds by watching video

But recognition of natural sounds—such as crowds cheering or waves crashing—has lagged behind. That's because most automated recognition systems, whether they process audio or visual information, are the result of machine learning, in which computers search for patterns in huge compendia of training data. Usually, the training data has to be first annotated by hand, which is prohibitively expensive for all but the highest-demand applications. Sound recognition may be catching up, however, thanks to researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Five surprising ways AI could be a part of our lives by 2030. Artificial intelligence (AI) has gradually become an integral part of modern life, from Siri and Spotify’s personalized features on our phones to automatic fraud alerts from our banks whenever a transaction appears suspicious.

Five surprising ways AI could be a part of our lives by 2030

Defined simply, a computer with AI is able to respond to its environment by learning on its own—without humans providing specific instructions. A new report from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, outlines how AI could become more integrated into people’s lives by 2030, and recommends how best to regulate it and make sure its benefits are shared equally.

Here are five examples—some from this report—of AI technology that could become a part of our lives by 2030. Smart traffic lights Many people know the frustration of waiting at red lights while no traffic is moving through the intersection. Robot homes. CS231n Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition. Conv Nets: A Modular Perspective - colah's blog. ImageNet. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks. There’s something magical about Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs).

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks

I still remember when I trained my first recurrent network for Image Captioning. Within a few dozen minutes of training my first baby model (with rather arbitrarily-chosen hyperparameters) started to generate very nice looking descriptions of images that were on the edge of making sense. Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 1 – Introduction to RNNs – WildML. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are popular models that have shown great promise in many NLP tasks.

Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 1 – Introduction to RNNs – WildML

But despite their recent popularity I’ve only found a limited number of resources that throughly explain how RNNs work, and how to implement them. That’s what this tutorial is about. It’s a multi-part series in which I’m planning to cover the following: As part of the tutorial we will implement a recurrent neural network based language model. Understanding LSTM Networks. Posted on August 27, 2015 Recurrent Neural Networks Humans don’t start their thinking from scratch every second.

Understanding LSTM Networks

As you read this essay, you understand each word based on your understanding of previous words. You don’t throw everything away and start thinking from scratch again. Google DeepMind. Understanding Machine Learning Infographic. Other Infographics Understanding Machine Learning Infographic Understanding Machine Learning Infographic We now live in an age where machines can teach themselves without human intervention.

This perpetual self-education can produce insights that are helpful in making proper and productive decisions for us across a variety of fields, from medicine to interstellar space travel. Google researchers teach AIs to see the important parts of images — and tell you about them. This week is the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Las Vegas, and Google researchers have several accomplishments to present. They’ve taught computer vision systems to detect the most important person in a scene, pick out and track individual body parts and describe what they see in language that leaves nothing to the imagination.

AI just defeated a human fighter pilot in an air combat simulator. Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee recently went up against ALPHA, an artificial intelligence developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate. The contest? A high-fidelity air combat simulator. And the Colonel lost. Deep Learning. A Neural Network Playground. Um, What Is a Neural Network? It’s a technique for building a computer program that learns from data. It is based very loosely on how we think the human brain works. First, a collection of software “neurons” are created and connected together, allowing them to send messages to each other. Neural networks and deep learning. Unveiling the Hidden Layers of Deep Learning. In a recent Scientific American article entitled “Springtime for AI: The Rise of Deep Learning,” computer scientist Yoshua Bengio explains why complex neural networks are the key to true artificial intelligence as people have long envisioned it.

It seems logical that the way to make computers as smart as humans is to program them to behave like human brains. However, given how little we know of how the brain functions, this task seems more than a little daunting. So how does deep learning work? This visualization by Jen Christiansen explains the basic structure and function of neural networks. MNIST For ML Beginners.