Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game

Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game Most of today’s AI’s come to a grinding halt when they encounter unexpected conditions, like a change in the rules of a game. LightFieldStudios/iStock via Getty Images Mayank Kejriwal, University of Southern California My colleagues and I changed a …

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It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here’s why AI is so power-hungry

It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here’s why AI is so power-hungry Data centers like this Google facility in Iowa use copious amounts of electricity. Chad Davis/Flickr, CC BY-SA Kate Saenko, Boston University This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for …

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Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist

Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist ‘Psychedelic,’ an image created by the algorithm AICAN. Ahmed Elgammal, Author provided Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University Leer en español. When artificial intelligence has been used to create works of art, a human artist has always exerted a significant element of control over the creative process. …

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Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

Cover Photo: Anonymous computer hacker by Tarik Haiga on Unsplash Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye It’s actually very hard to find photos of people with their eyes closed. Bulin/Shutterstock.com Siwei Lyu, University at Albany, State University of New York A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities …

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