Estimating people's age using convolutional neural networks

[ad_1] September 12, 2019 feature A diagram of the proposed age estimation system. Credit: Agbo-Ajala & Viriri. Over the past few years, researchers have created a growing number of machine learning (ML)-based face recognition techniques, which could have numerous interesting applications, for instance, enhancing surveillance monitoring, security control, and potentially even forensic art. In addition […]

AI can help us fight climate change. But it has an energy problem, too

[ad_1] Data centres that store and process algorithms use a lot of energy but there is little discussion about their environmental impact. Credit: 123net/Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can help us fight climate change—but it also comes at a cost to the planet. To truly benefit from the technology’s climate […]

Computer model aims to turn film scripts into animations

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a computer model that can translate text describing physical movements directly into simple computer-generated animations, a first step toward someday generating movies directly from scripts. Scientists have made tremendous leaps in getting computers to understand natural language, as well as in generating a […]

Machine learning and its radical application to severe weather prediction

[ad_1] A microwave image of Hurricane Dorian. According to UW–Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies scientist Anthony Wimmers, machine learning could enable forecasters to make better predictions about the intensity of tropical systems like Hurricane Dorian using microwave satellite images like this one. Credit: UW–Madison CIMSS In the last decade, artificial intelligence (“AI”) applications […]

AI as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

[ad_1] A robot stands on stage during the “Mahler Unfinished Project” at the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria Can artificial intelligence turn out symphonies to match one of the greats of classical music? That was the question posed by one unusual orchestra performance in the Austrian city of Linz on Friday, in which Gustav Mahler’s […]

AI Aristo takes science test, emerges multiple-choice superstar

[ad_1] Credit: aristo Aristo has passed an American eighth grade science test. If you are told Aristo is an earnest kid who loves to read all he can about Faraday and plays the drums you will say so what, big deal. Aristo, though, is an artificial intelligence program and scientists would like the world to […]

Recognising the signs

[ad_1] Credit: Paul Brennan/public domain Machine recognition of sign languages is on the cards thanks to work by a team in India who are using a Microsoft Kinect movement-identifying controller. Writing in the International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, the team explains how their system uses just 11 of the 20 joints tracked by […]

Can computers be trained to understand body language?

[ad_1] Researchers at Penn State are exploring if computers can be trained to “read” others’ body language for cues on their emotional state, like humans can. Credit: Adobe Stock: Sergio Lamacchia Humans are able to “read” others’ body language for cues on their emotional state. For instance, noticing that a friend is nervous by their […]

Emotion-reading algorithms cannot predict intentions via facial expressions

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Most algorithms have probably never heard the Eagles’ song, “Lyin’ Eyes.” Otherwise, they’d do a better job of recognizing duplicity. Computers aren’t very good at discerning misrepresentation, and that’s a problem as the technologies are increasingly deployed in society to render decisions that shape public policy, business and people’s lives. […]

Artificial intelligence used to recognize primate faces in the wild

[ad_1] Face recognition of individual chimpanzees from Bossou, Guinea. Credit: Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed new artificial intelligence software to recognise and track the faces of individual chimpanzees in the wild. The new software will allow researchers and wildlife conservationists to significantly cut back on time and […]