RIP Theano

Before TensorFlow, PyTorch and Caffe; Theano was the major library for deep learning development. However, the library’s development and support will end after the upcoming Theano 1.0 release. The news came in an email from Theano’s main developer Pascal Lamblin and Yoshua Bengio, notable expert on artificial neural networks and deep learning. “We will continue […]

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Andrew Ng Will Give Keynote Speech at AI Frontiers Conference on Nov 3, 4&5

The AI Frontiers Conference will be held in Nov in Santa Clara Convention Center. All valuable program includes star lineup panels, startup demo and NLP& reinforcement tutorials. This conference brings together AI leaders and industry experts from AI giants including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and AI rising stars like NVIDIA, Uber, and Vicarious to talk […]

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Call to Participate! Alibaba’s Ant Financial Hosts First Hackathon in San Francisco

Established based on Alibaba’s online payment system Alipay, Ant Financial Services Group focuses on serving SMEs and individual consumers. To date a wide range of digital financial service providers have spun out of Ant Financial, including Alipay, Ant Fortune, Zhima Credit, MYbank, Yu’e Bao, Ant Credit Pay (“Huabei”), Ant Cash Now (“Jiebei”) and more, reaching over 520 million users in China and the world. This October, Ant Financial and Synced are […]

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GoodAI – Sending AI to School

Marek Rosa Equipped with one of the the most brilliant brains in human history, Albert Einstein was nonetheless notoriously absent-minded, and struggled with simple tasks like finding his way home. We can draw a parallel with today’s “narrow artificial intelligence” like AlphaGo — which can beat top human Go players, but remains woefully unable to […]

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Experts Warn Robots Are Growing in Consciousness and Should Be Classified as an “Invasive Species”

In this blog, some experts from different fields stated their concerns that with the rapid rise of artificial intelligence in the next few decades, intelligent robots would take over the human world and extinguish the entire human culture. Dr. Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist at Anglia Ruskin University, explained the reasons why the robot apocalypse […]

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IJCAI 2017: Tencent X Synced Young Scholar Tech Night and Reception in Melbourne

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2017 will be held in Melbourne, Australia from August 19 to August 25, summoning top researchers from around the world. During this year’s conference, Synced will co-host with a tech night reception for members from Tencent’s core team and scholars to share insights on the burgeoning technology of […]

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UNICEF Uses AI to Help Underprivileged Children

Christopher Fabian – the co-founder of UNICEF’s Innovation Fund – is using artificial intelligence to help underprivileged children in the bottom quintile of the world’s population. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has 12,000 employees in 190 countries. Support comes via government and corporate funding and private charitable donations. The gigantic, 71 year-old organization has […]

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Applying Data Science to Robotics

Author: Ammar A. Raja Source: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-data-science-apply-to-robotics 1. SHORT BIO OF THE AUTHOR Dr. Ammar A. Raja is an assistant professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. He received his PhD degree in Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2012. Apart from conducting research in data analytics, he also […]

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Jürgen Schmidhuber: True Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

From May 27-28, Synced, a world-leading AI information and service platform, hosted the first Global Machine Intelligence Summit (GMIS). Professionals from all over the world gathered in Beijing to present their insights into the AI industry. Spanning two days, the conference was jam packed with events, including 32 presentations by 47 expert presenters, five breakout […]

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Global AI Hackathon in Toronto

On June 23-24, the first Global Artificial Intelligence Hackathon took place in Toronto at University of Toronto, alongside 14 other cities in the world. Close to 200 contestants, forming 20+ teams, set out to compete on three grand challenges: Microsoft’s future of work global challenge, fake news detection global challenge, and a local emotion detection […]

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