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contextual reasoning AI R&D: DARPA Investing $2 Billion in Contextual Reasoning

In the view of the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a government agency that has contributed heavily to AI research in the past, AI’s programmed ability to process information is still much too limited. What AI needs is contextual reasoning capabilities.

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Pamela Rentz
glass half full It's Time to Be Cautiously Optimistic about Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an ongoing trend today. However, the picture is not all rosy—even for the insiders who are heavily invested in this space. They are being cautiously optimistic about the potential it holds and the potential adverse impact if the threshold is exceeded.

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Rajini Padmanaban
AI traffic light Testing Artificial Intelligence: How Low Can You Go?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is propelling to the forefront once more. With the growing importance of AI comes the question: How do I test it? AI systems do not necessarily behave predictably. This means that traditional test cases of the form "do this, expect that" are not always sufficient.

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Hans Buwalda
eye retina scan FDA Reviewing Guidelines for AI and Health Care

Artificial intelligence is projected to revolutionize health care and make high-quality medical treatment more accessible and affordable. While 3D-printed donor organs may still be on the horizon, AI tools to detect strokes, diagnose diabetic retinopathy, and help identify wrist fractures are already here.

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Pamela Rentz
google art and culture Art Appreciation 3.0: Google Arts & Culture Selfies and AI

Were your social media feeds recently flooded with selfies of your friends and contacts, matching themselves to portraits found in museum collections around the world? If you didn’t catch on to what was happening, the #GoogleArts app gave a new twist to the world trending #MuseumSelfie Day.

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Pamela Rentz
Expanding AI for Earth in 2018

In an ambitious undertaking, Microsoft is pledging $50 million over the next five years to expand Microsoft’s AI for Earth program and put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of individuals and organizations around the world who are working to protect our planet.

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Pamela Rentz
artificial brain Google and Microsoft Expand Artificial Intelligence Research

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting smarter, but there’s still a lot to learn about this growing field. To that end, several tech giants recently announced programs to help take AI and machine learning from the nascent stage of development to solving sophisticated challenges across virtually every industry.

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Pamela Rentz
minecraft Building Collaborative AI by Catching Minecraft Pigs

For artificial intelligence (AI) to become useful in our everyday lives, AI must have the ability to work with other agents and humans in order to function in complex environments. At Microsoft, one AI research approach involves creepers, endermen, zombies, skeletons, Iron Golems and, yes, those pigs.

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Pamela Rentz