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by   -   March 27, 2020

The Age of AI

The YouTube originals series “The Age of A.I.” was released in December 2019. If you haven’t already seen it now could be a good time to catch up – with much of the world in enforced or voluntary isolation many of us will be stuck at home with hours to fill. Sit back and marvel at the many incredible, and often heart-warming, applications of AI.

by   -   March 24, 2020
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by NIAID-RML. CC-BY-2.0.

Machine learning techniques are already playing a key role in assisting research into COVID-19. Here we provide a living document where we will add links to resources as and when we become aware of them. We hope this will be useful for AI researchers wishing to contribute their expertise to projects and collaborations.

by   -   March 23, 2020
Human-machine interactions UNSW
Human-machine interaction at UNSW

By Lachlan Gilbert

One of the holy grails in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is giving machines the ability to predict intent when interacting with humans.

We humans do it all the time and without even being aware of it: we observe, we listen, we use our past experience to reason about what someone is doing, why they are doing it to come up with a prediction about what they will do next.

by   -   March 17, 2020

CORD-19 dataset

On 16 March the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) was released. This comprises an open-source, machine-readable collection of scholarly literature covering COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the Coronavirus group. This free resource contains over 29,000 relevant scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text.

by   -   March 11, 2020

By Karin Söderlund Leifler

Scientists plan to use the same technology as that used to create deepfake videos to build AI-generated medical images. The synthesised images will present data from the SCAPIS study into heart and lung disease, and will be used for research into AI solutions in healthcare.

by   -   March 3, 2020

On 26 February 2020 the White House published its first annual report on the American artificial intelligence initiative. This national initiative was launched on 11 February 2019 with the aim of creating an AI strategy. The report provides an update on progress so far and vision for the future.

by   -   February 26, 2020

One of the highlights of the AAAI-20 conference this month was the special event featuring Turing Award winners, Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal and Mila), Geoffrey E. Hinton (Google, The Vector Institute, and University of Toronto) and Yann LeCun (New York University and Facebook)

by   -   February 21, 2020

On Wednesday 19th February the European Commission released a white paper entitled: On Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust. This document forms part of the EU’s digital strategy, which aims to make the AI and data transformation work for people and businesses, while helping to achieve its target of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

by   -   February 18, 2020
Images courtesy of those pictured and AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced the selection of 12 researchers in the area of artificial intelligence as the 2020-2021 AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows. These scientists and engineers were chosen for “having demonstrated leadership and excellence in their research careers and an interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society”.

by   -   February 13, 2020

Monday to Wednesday at AAAI-20 saw a multitude of technical sessions, the exhibition and posters. In addition there were a number of interesting debates, invited talks and panels. Here are some tweets from the final three days of the conference.

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