Looking into the black box

Deep learning systems are revolutionizing technology around us, from voice recognition that pairs you with your phone to autonomous vehicles that are increasingly able to see and recognize obstacles ahead. But much of this success involves trial and error when it comes to the deep learning networks themselves. A group of MIT researchers recently reviewed …

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Trucking Industry in Early Stage of Adopting AI to Help Move Freight

AI is making inroads in the trucking industry, where it is used to optimize loads and drive predictive maintenance, thereby lowering costs. (GETTY IMAGES) By AI Trends Staff Coyote Logistics had developed a network of 35,000 contract carriers and a range of software applications designed to help deliver short-term trucking services to shipping companies. Customer …

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Executive Interview: Perry Lea, Book Author, Entrepreneur, Director of Architecture: Microsoft

“IoT and Edge Computing” for Architects by Perry Lea provides an effective guide to how advances in AI, sensors, processors and networks have put us on the verge of a new era. (Published by Packt.) New Applications Foreseen from Combination of AI and Powerful Edge Devices Perry Lea is a 30-year veteran technologist. He spent …

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AI Being Employed by Local Governments to Help Maintain Good Roads

Products from startups like RoadBotics are helping local governments assess which roads need paving, by virtue of AI combined with computer vision. (GETTY IMAGES) By AI Trends Staff Workers for Hertfordshire, a home county in southern England, are using AI to monitor road conditions, picking up potholes using onboard cameras and enhancing productivity while coronavirus-related …

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Commentary: America must invest in its ability to innovate

In July of 1945, in an America just beginning to establish a postwar identity, former MIT vice president Vannevar Bush set forth a vision that guided the country to decades of scientific dominance and economic prosperity. Bush’s report to the president of the United States, “Science: The Endless Frontier,” called on the government to support …

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Robots Moving Into Meatpacking Plants Face AI Challenges

Robot meat cutters are coming for some of the 39 million chickens processed by Tyson Foods each week. The robot-makers are challenged to make the AI more powerful. (Photo by Dave Sandoval on Unsplash) By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor The pandemic is an excuse for many things. If ever there was a time …

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Solving The Vexing Problem That Autonomous Cars Are Going To Look Alike

If self-driving cars all look very much alike, by make, model and color, it’s likely to be challenging to pick out your ride in a crowd. Here are some ways to cope. (Photo by Daniel H. Tong on Unsplash) By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider A veritable sea of yellow cabs. It used to …

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