Daily Artificial Intelligence News Roundup #119

1. Top Data Science Influencers To Follow on Twitter

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2. Washington Needs to Adopt AI Soon; Millions of Dollars at Stake

By U. Will Hurd, R-Texas

Since I recently held a series of congressional hearings on artificial intelligence (AI), I’ve been asking constituents, friends, and strangers what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say the phrase “artificial intelligence. Having talked to government agencies about their engagement with AI and spoken with folks in the private sector about the challenges and opportunities AI brings, I’ve learned we are far from a HAL or Ava scenario becoming reality. Read More

3. New Algorithm Efficiently Finds Antibiotic Candidates – News – Carnegie Mellon University

November 05, 2018

New Algorithm Efficiently Finds Antibiotic Candidates

Search technique avoids wasting time, expense on rediscovering known compounds

If you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, it’s best to know what hay looks like. By analyzing the mass spectra of the compounds, they were able to identify known compounds within the repository and eliminate them from further analysis, focusing instead on the unknown variants – the needles within the haystack – that might potentially be better or more efficient antibiotics, anticancer drugs or other pharmaceuticals.

In just a week, running on 100 computers, the algorithm, called Dereplicator+, sorted through a billion mass spectra in the Global Natural Products Social molecular network at UC San Diego and identified more than 5,000 promising, unknown compounds that merit further investigation, said Hosein Mohimani, assistant professor in CMU’s Computational Biology Department and first author on the article. Read More

4. [1811.02196] Credit Card Fraud Detection in e-Commerce: An Outlier Detection Approach

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5. [1811.02234] Semantic bottleneck for computer vision tasks

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6. [1811.02483] Deep Reinforcement Learning for Green Security Games with Real-Time Information

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7. [1811.02546] A Model for General Intelligence

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8. [1802.02548] Predicting Hurricane Trajectories using a Recurrent Neural Network

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9. Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

Business stakeholders and CIOs in both B2B and B2C environments are planning and deploying IoT solutions to power digital transformation initiatives to revolutionize customer relationships, enhance operations, and differentiate products. Forrester has released its annual predictions for the internet of things in 2019.

[i] Source: Stephen Deere, “CONFIDENTIAL REPORT: Atlanta’s cyber attack could cost taxpayers $17 million,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 1, 2018 (https://www. Read More

10. Predictions 2019: Expect A Pragmatic Vision Of AI

Last year, Forrester predicted that firms would struggle with new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. This prediction came true: Firms continued with AI experiments that lacked meaningful results. Will firms claim defeat. Read More

11. Why are robotics companies dying?

Rethink Robotics shuttered its doors and closed for good on October 4, 2018. For many casual observers the collapse of a much-celebrated company, founded by preeminent artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and minor celebrity Rodney Brooks was a surprise. How could it be that these robotics firms, run and operated by some of the most celebrated people in the AI industry could be failing when seemingly less-compelling solutions such as process automation tools and facial recognition applications are raising billions of dollars. Read More

12. Growing a generation of computer scientists – Asia at 20 and going beyond technical achievement


Microsoft Research Asia celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the milestone provided an occasion for many in the industry to reflect on an amazing journey, one not only replete with excellence and technological achievement, but also significant in its profound influence as it cultivated a generation of computer scientists and engineers, catalyzed collaboration between education and industry throughout China and grew as an indispensable bridge that has brought the Asia region and the world closer together.

“It has been a great journey,” reflected Baining Guo, Distinguished Scientist of Microsoft Research Asia, recalling his joining the lab at its inception in 1999 at the behest of founder Harry Shum. As of mid-2018, more than 5,000 papers from the Asia lab have been published. Read More

13. The eight types of AI you should know about

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14. Robot heart op experts ‘left theatre’

Experts assisting surgeons in a robotic heart operation on a man who later died left the theatre early, an inquest has heard.

Stephen Pettitt, 69, suffered multiple organ failure and died days after the procedure at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in March 2015.

‘Organs shut down’

Mr Renforth, who was in and out of theatre, said the atmosphere in the room was tense. Read More

15. Automation and the future of work

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16. Why AI must learn to dress itself

An AI algorithm has finally conquered a task most people take for granted: putting on clothes in the morning.

(Don’t) let it rip: Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology programmed a humanoid character to figure out the task by itself, even when the starting position and shape of the garment changed.

Chunk it up: Rather than program the motion of dressing as one long task with a single goal, the researchers broke it down into subtasks, such as grasping the front layer of a shirt, tucking a hand into the shirt’s opening, and pushing it through the sleeve. Read More

17. Pixellot Scores a Goal for Amateur Sports by Automating Video Analysis with AI | NVIDIA Blog

These future hall of famers and their pro teammates all up their game using extensive video analysis.
Startup Pixellot has a way to offer everyone the chance to get some game, whether it’s on the court, the field or the mat.

Pixellot, based near Tel Aviv, develops AI for automated video production cameras that capture sports action, providing streaming of amateur games, coaching tools and easily shared clips. Read More

18. SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research

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