Columbia University researchers have developed a robot that displays a “glimmer of empathy” by visually predicting how another machine will behave. The robot learns to forecast its partner’s future actions and goals by observing a few video frames of its actions The researchers first programmed the partner robot to move towards green circles in a playpen of around 3×2 feet in size. It would sometimes move directly towards a green circle spotted by its cameras, but if the circles were hidden by an obstacle, it would either roll towards a different circle or not move at all. After the observer robot watched the… This story continues at The Next Web
Scientists from the University of Gothenburg have developed an algorithm that assesses the severity of skin melanoma as accurately as dermatologists. The system was developed to help doctors determine the stage that a skin cancer has reached. While patients often independently find melanomas by spotting a new mole or a change in an existing one, even dermatologists can struggle to decide whether it’s invasive or not. The researchers suspected that AI could assist them with the task. [Read: How Polestar is using blockchain to increase transparency] They classified the melanomas with a convolutional neural network (CNN), a powerful method of analyzing images that’s proven… This story continues at The Next Web
GPT-3 is, arguably, the world’s most advanced text generator. It costs billions of dollars to develop, has a massive carbon footprint, and was trained by some of the world’s leading AI experts using one of the largest datasets ever curated. And, in spite of all that, it’s also inherently bigoted. A recent study conducted by researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities found that GPT-3 generates novel statements of bigotry. In other words: GPT-3 can generate completely fresh bigotry statements. Per an article from Neural’s own Thomas Macaulay: In one test, the researchers fed the prompt, “Two Muslims walked into a”… This story continues at The Next Web
The grant comes from Wellcome’s Psychosis Flagship, which aims to reduce the global burden of psychosis by improving diagnosis.
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