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Lyft exec riffs on ground-breaking research in AI

While the exponential growth in data and the increase in compute power have been key drivers of AI innovation, without research — and the tremendous effort by academics and companies that invest in it — these advances wouldn’t go very far. At his Transform 2019 talk last month, Lyft’s head …

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A blueprint for building the right AI team 

According to the Gartner 2019 CIO Survey, 37% of organizations have implemented some form of AI — that’s a 270% increase over the last four years. Yet despite this soaring investment, research shows that 54% of companies are still unable to build on AI and natural language processing (NLP) technologies …

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Tencent’s Honor of Kings AI beats a team of pros

In yet another example of machine learning algorithms besting teams of highly skilled players, an autonomous system devised by Tencent’s AI lab yesterday defeated a human team in a five-on-five Honor of Kings match. The Hong Kong tech giant says the win demonstrates its AI’s ability to “solve [difficult] challenges,” …

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AI may turn touchscreen keyboards invisible

The ubiquitous virtual keyboards found on smartphones, tablets, and other touchscreen devices might be someday replaced by an invisible equivalent, if researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have their way. In a fascinating study published on the preprint server Arxiv.org this week (“I-Keyboard: Fully Imaginary Keyboard …

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AI takes advantage of existing mammography scans to make a cancer diagnosis

It’s a well-established fact that mammography reduces breast cancer mortality. The high rate of false-positive recalls associated with alternative screenings has accelerated the development of AI-driven systems from IBM, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and elsewhere. But they aren’t perfect, because most models operate on a single screening …

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