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Changes to Space Engineers release system

Source: Marek Rosa Blog


SUMMARY:

  • Changes to the update release system: make it simpler and involve the community more
  • New HUD and polished GUI

Space Engineers has come a long way. We were one of the first Early Access games and we are still one of the most successful Early Access games on the market.

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Introducing SwiftScribe: A Breakthrough in AI-Powered Transcription Software

Source: Baidu Research

Today we are proud to announce the beta launch of Baidu’s first AI-powered transcription software, SwiftScribe. We set out to develop SwiftScribe to fix a pain point – the time-consuming process of manually transcribing word-by-word. Now, through the integration of Baidu’s state of the art speech recognition technology and easy editing tools, SwiftScribe will allow people to quickly and easily transcribe voice recordings, increasing productivity and streamlining workflow.

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video | Ray Kurzweil & daughter Amy Kurzweil on the future of story-telling


Source: Kurzweil AI

Dear readers,

I presented on stage with my daughter Amy Kurzweil in a featured session at the popular event called South by Southwest. Amy and I share an enthusiasm for the future of storytelling and the arts, and what new digital media can accomplish.

Following our talk, Amy Kurzweil will do a book signing at the event’s book shop.

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Artificial Intelligence Weekly – Artificial Intelligence News #57 – Mar 9th 2017

Source: AI Weekly

In the News

Inside Facebook’s AI Machine

The Applied Machine Learning group helps Facebook see, talk, and understand. It may even root out fake news.

backchannel.com

Intel on the outside

“The rise of artificial intelligence is creating new variety in the chip market, and trouble for Intel”

economist.com

Also in the news…

  • Google acquires Kaggle.

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What is the Doomsday Clock and why should we keep track of the time?

Source: Ray Kurzweil AI

(credit: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

By Ian Lowe, Emeritus Professor, School of Science, Griffith University

It made headlines recently when the Doomsday Clock was shifted on January 26, 2017 from three minutes to midnight to a new setting of two and a half minutes to midnight.*

That is the nearest the clock has been to midnight for more than 50 years.

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GoodAI CEO Marek Rosa on the General AI Challenge

Source: Singularity Weblog
Marek Rosa is the founder and CEO of Keen Software, an independent video game development studio. After the success of Keen Software game titles such as Space Engineers, Marek founded and funded GoodAI with a 10 million dollar personal investment thereby finally being able to pursue his lifelong dream of building […]

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Gram CTC: Speech Recognition with Word Piece Targets

Source: Baidu Research

Deep Speech presented an end-to-end neural architecture using the CTC loss for speech recognition in multiple languages. Today, we present Gram CTC which extends the CTC loss function to automatically discover and predict word pieces instead of characters.

Models using Gram CTC achieve state-of-the-art on the Fisher-Swbd benchmark with single model, demonstrating that end-to-end learning using Gram-CTC outperforms context-dependent-phoneme based systems, using the same training data while also speeding up training by 2x.

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Deep Voice: Real-Time Neural Text-to-Speech for Production

Source: Baidu Research
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Baidu Research presents Deep Voice, a production-quality text-to-speech system constructed entirely from deep neural networks. The biggest obstacle to building such a system thus far has been the speed of audio synthesis – previous approaches have taken minutes or hours to generate only a few seconds of speech.

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The “Hel’s Bet” Space Opera Series: Singularity Art and Propaganda

Source: Singularity Weblog
“Work for the Singularity to max your odds of living long. Don’t bother if you’ve got a taste for dirt.”—Heloise Chin, Hel’s Bet [1] Channel Zilch and Hel’s Bet are pro-Singularity propaganda wrapped in a thrilling, funny, space opera. The books raise a huge red flag, shouting to geeks and geek moguls, […]

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Our next Scithon: Fixing problems in healthcare

Source: Iris AI

Let’s face it: changing lifestyles is hard. Major lifestyle diseases, including adulthood diabetes and heart disease, take way too many lives each year. The problem is not the lack of information in healthcare, but fragmentation and poor implementation of information.

When we first sat down a couple of months ago with Skhole Oy and the Nursing Research Foundation, we quickly came to realize the breadth of opportunity for collaboration to address the massive data challenge in healthcare, including the one mentioned above.

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A blogpost about how the General AI Challenge is different from other AI challenges – by José Hernández-Orallo

Source: Marek Rosa Blog

The following is a blogpost published by José Hernández-Orallo, Professor at Technical University of Valencia and member of the General AI Challenge scientific advisory board.

I find Jose’s article very interesting, especially how he summarizes our approach in reaching general artificial intelligence and how well he describes the benefits of gradual learning.

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Drilling into Spark’s ALS Recommendation algorithm

Source: Datumbox
The ALS algorithm introduced by Hu et al., is a very popular technique used in Recommender System problems, especially when we have implicit datasets (for example clicks, likes etc). It can handle large volumes of data reasonably well and we can find many good implementations in various Machine Learning frameworks. Spark includes the algorithm in […]

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