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Feb 15, 2019

An AI can now write its own code

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Circa 2018


Computer scientists have created an AI called Bayou that is able to write its own software code, reports Futurity. Though there have been attempts in the past at creating software that can write its own code, programmers generally needed to write as much or more code to tell the program what kind of applications they want it to code as they would write if they just coded the app itself. That’s all changed with Bayou.

The AI studies all the code posted on GitHub and uses that to write its own code. Using a process called neural sketch learning, the AI reads all the code and then associates an “intent” behind each. Now when a human asks Bayou to create an app, Bayou associates the intent its learned from codes on Github to the user’s request and begins writing the app it thinks the user wants.

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Feb 15, 2019

DARPA Wants to Solve Science’s Reproducibility Crisis With AI

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science

Social science has an image problem—too many findings don’t hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.

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Feb 15, 2019

Combine AI With Crowdsourcing and What Do You Get? Turbocharged Innovation

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

A great analogy can often be the key to innovation, making it possible to transfer knowledge from one domain to another. Now researchers have shown that rather than relying on eureka moments, crowdsourcing and AI can dramatically speed up the search for these parallels.

Examples of analogies leading to major breakthroughs range from Edison’s early work in motion pictures to Kepler’s elucidation of the laws of planetary motion. But being able to strip away superficial differences and understand the underlying similarities between solutions to diverse problems has so far largely relied on individual genius.

That doesn’t need to be the case, though, according to the authors of a recent paper in PNAS. By splitting the task up and leveraging the strengths of both crowdsourcing and AI, they were able to find novel analogies that could help solve a variety of problems in creative ways.

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Feb 15, 2019

Man vs machine: China’s workforce starting to feel the strain from threat of robotic automation

Posted by in categories: government, mobile phones, robotics/AI

As part of its effort to upgrade its manufacturing sector, the Chinese government started a campaign in 2014 with the overall aim gradually replace manual labour with robots, with the heavily industrialised provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Guangdong among those introducing the new technology on a massive scale.


Companies, including iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, are turning to robots with around 100 million workers in China’s manufacturing industry under threat.

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Feb 14, 2019

Scientists Are Using AI to Find Hotel Rooms Being Used for Child Sex Trafficking

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It hasn’t been determined whether it led to any rescues yet.

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Feb 14, 2019

An AI helped us write this article

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An impressive new language AI writes product reviews and news articles. Its creators are worried about misuse.

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Feb 14, 2019

Amazing New AI Churns Out “Coherent Paragraphs of Text”

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The system wrote a news article that’s almost good enough to print.

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Feb 14, 2019

A Company Claims Its AI Has Prevented 16 School Shootings

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

Thousands of school districts are using AI to hunt for signs of trouble.

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Feb 14, 2019

NASA to Advance Unique 3D Printed Sensor Technology

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI, space travel

A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme.

Technologist Mahmooda Sultana

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Feb 14, 2019

Face recognition technology in classrooms is here – and that’s ok

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can’t turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.

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