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“Clearbuds,” a new kind of wireless earbud, enhance a speaker’s voice and reduce background noise, researchers report. Clearbuds use a microphone system and one of the first machine-learning systems to operate in real time and run on a smartphone. Researchers were inspired to do the work as meetings shifted online during the COVID-19 lockdown and …

Why are we on the verge of creating a technology that will combine the computer with the human nervous system into a single complex? How will a person change after connecting with an electronic machine? Can a computer system handle the flood of data from billions of living neurons? I will try to answer these …

This video by the French computer programmer Damien Henry is a clever visual demonstration of machine learning – a term coined by the US computer scientist Arthur Samuel (1901-1990) to describe an algorithm that gives computers the ‘ability to learn without being explicitly programmed’. Using several videos recorded from windows during train rides, Henry trained an algorithm …

If you’ve seen photos of a teapot shaped like an avocado or read a well-written article that veers off on slightly weird tangents, you may have been exposed to a new trend in artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning systems called DALL-E, GPT and PaLM are making a splash with their incredible ability to generate creative work. These systems are known as “foundation models” and are not …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is much more than just a buzzword nowadays. It powers facial recognition in smartphones and computers, translation between foreign languages, systems which filter spam emails and identify toxic content on social media, and can even detect cancerous tumours. These examples, along with countless other existing and emerging applications of AI, help make …

A simple algorithm that revolutionized how neural networks approach language is now taking on vision as well. It may not stop there. Imagine going to your local hardware store and seeing a new kind of hammer on the shelf. You’ve heard about this hammer: It pounds faster and more accurately than others, and in the …

Researchers surveyed 100 high-performing companies to determine how they successfully use machine learning technologies. The survey studied companies across sectors, looking at their data analytics and tech usage. Those seeing the biggest gains from digital technologies have strong governance, partnerships and data availability, as well as employees trained in machine intelligence. Which companies deploy machine …

There was no shortage of cybersecurity headlines in 2021. From REvil’s attacks, disappearance and resurgence to a brewing “cyber cold war” sweeping the world, 2021 was one of the most hectic years yet for the cybersecurity industry. And 2022 looks like it is going to be just as challenging, if not more so. A complex mix of people-centric training …

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about imbalanced data and how to handle them in machine learning classification in Python. Imbalanced data occurs when the classes of the dataset are distributed unequally. It is common for machine learning classification prediction problems. An extreme example could be when 99.9% of your data set is class A (majority class). At the same …

AS ALGORITHMS ANALYZE MAMMOGRAMS AND SMARTPHONES CAPTURE LIVED EXPERIENCES, RESEARCHERS ARE DEBATING THE USE OF AI IN PUBLIC HEALTH. John Quackenbush was frustrated with Google. It was January 2020, and a team led by researchers from Google Health had just published a study in Nature about an artificial intelligence (AI) system they had developed to analyze mammograms for …