Taking a ride down the... uncanny valley

In a recently published journal, experiment reveals new insights into the cognitive mechanisms underlying a dynamic process that ends up in the phenomenon of the uncanny valley, with implications for both the design of robots and for understanding how we perceive each other as humans.

12 September 2020, aidaily.co.uk

Is AI Capable of Art?

Artists are now using artificial intelligence to create artwork. But can it actually be considered as art?

12 September 2020, aidaily.co.uk

How to stream NFL football games in 2020

This is not any ordinary year, but, for now, at least, we have football to help keep our minds off our troubles.

12 September 2020, zdnet.com

A human wrote this article. You shouldn’t be scared of GPT-3 | Albert Fox Cahn

The technology at the heart of the Guardian’s GPT-3 op-ed is quite impressive – but it is useless without human inputs and edits

12 September 2020, theguardian.com

COVID-19 made your data set worthless. Now what?

The COVID-19 pandemic has perplexed data scientists and creators of machine learning tools as the sudden and major change in consumer behavior has made predictions based on historical data nearly useless. There is also very little point in trying to train new prediction models during the crisis, as one simply cannot predict chaos.

11 September 2020, thenextweb.com

AI Weekly: What ML practitioners are doing about climate change

Projects are underway to use AI to address climate change and its impact from groups like Climate Change AI and Climate Trace.

11 September 2020, venturebeat.com

Europe Feels the Squeeze as Tech Competition Heats Up Between U.S. and China

As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe’s role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough.

11 September 2020, nytimes.com

Standalone VR headsets are finally ready to make a big leap forward

Snapdragon XR2 mixed reality chips launched last December, but haven't yet appeared in headsets. That will soon change, profoundly improving VR/AR headsets.

11 September 2020, venturebeat.com

Gary Marcus: COVID-19 should be a wake-up call for AI

COVID-19 may be a "wake-up call" for the environment and global equality, but Gary Marcus thinks it should serve as a wake-up call for AI too.

11 September 2020, venturebeat.com

How to edit writing by a robot: a step-by-step guide

Commissioning GPT-3 was a fun – and strange – lesson in artificial intelligence. Here’s how we did it

11 September 2020, theguardian.com

ProBeat: The TikTok acquisition is not going to happen

ByteDance being forced to sell TikTok never made sense, and the reasons against a deal keep mounting thanks to Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

11 September 2020, venturebeat.com

Researchers claim masks muffle speech, but not enough to impede speech recognition

New research investigates the acoustic effects of various mask types, which has implications for speech recognition systems.

11 September 2020, venturebeat.com

COVID-19 Pandemic Spawns “Infodemic” in Scientific Literature

New policies, technologies could help make sense of flood of information. The science community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with such a flurry of research studies that it is hard for anyone to digest them all, underscoring a long-standing

11 September 2020, scitechdaily.com

Garden of evil: Trevor Paglen's sinister digital paradise puts you in the picture

Pace Gallery, London and onlineThe artist’s AI images of nature are not what they seem – and they aren’t the only things being watched in this mind-boggling show about surveillance

11 September 2020, theguardian.com

World Landmark Photos Turned Into 4D Experiences

With some tourist photos being publicly available, landmarks such as the Colosseum in Italy or Trevi Fountain in Rome, researchers have developed a method to create 3D images showing the changes in appearance over time.

11 September 2020, aidaily.co.uk

Computer scientists use artificial intelligence to predict the frequencies of drug side effects

A new algorithm has been developed by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, to predict the side effects of drugs before they hit the market by using the same principle by which movies are recommended to users.

11 September 2020, techxplore.com

Airborne groceries? Tesco to trial drone deliveries

The supermarket chain is teaming up with a drone start-up to deliver groceries faster.

11 September 2020, zdnet.com

AI tech to spot dangerous drivers

New license recognition technology could one day be used to detect dangerous drivers before problems arise.

11 September 2020, techxplore.com

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