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Deep Neural Networks Take on the Cocktail Party Problem

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise. The ease with which humans perform this trick belies the challenge that scientists and engineers have faced in reproducing it synthetically.…

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Our Phones Will Be As Smart As Us By 2020

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Huffington Post, Vivek Wadhwa notes, “Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore’s law, which postulates that the processing capability…

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Humanity?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Anthony Wing Kosner recently asked, “Does artificial intelligence represent an ‘existential threat’ to humanity? Some very smart people think so: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom. He wrote the book, Superintelligence that got Musk so tweetably exercised. Technologists are supposed to be…

Snapchat Reportedly Planning to Use Deep Learning to Analyze User Snaps

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Snapchat, that well-funded Los Angeles startup providing a popular ephemeral-mobile-messaging app, has been slowly developing a research arm to run sophisticated algorithms on user data like images and videos, VentureBeat has learned. Snapchat is especially interested in a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning,…

Deep Learning Neural Networks Are Hot — Here’s Why

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by Angela Guess Dean Takahashi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Neural networks had a lot of promise in the field of artificial intelligence in the 1980s and 1990s. But decades later, the revitalized category of “deep-learning neural networks” is making huge progress. That’s the analysis from Jeff Dean, senior fellow at Google, speaking at the Nvidia…

A DIY Guide to Deep Learning Hardware

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by Angela Guess In his blog, Tim Dettmers recently wrote, “Deep Learning is very computationally intensive, so you will need a fast CPU with many cores, right? Or is it maybe wasteful to buy a fast CPU? One of the worst things you can do when building a deep learning system is to waste money…

How PayPal is Using Deep Learning to Root Out Fraud

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by Angela Guess Writing for GigaOM, Derrick Harris recently stated, “Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of cybercrime. As the good guys catch onto one approach, the bad guys try…

How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet

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by Angela Guess Writing for Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jess Bolluyt recently opined, “In a few years, the Internet could look like a very different place than it is today. We’ll be able to complete searches by voice, more efficiently search for images by the people or objects they contain, or use video analysis tools…

Powering Deep Learning with GPU Technology

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by Angela Guess Stephen Jones of NVIDIA recently wrote for Scientific Computing, “Deep learning has become popular among researchers, numerous startups and large Internet giants as a method to improve today’s artificial intelligence capabilities, especially in fields such as computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing. Many of the popular deep learning approaches utilize…