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Ayanna Howard: Human-Robot Interaction and Ethics of Safety-Critical Systems

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Ayanna Howard is a roboticist and professor at Georgia Tech, director of Human-Automation Systems lab, with research interests in human-robot interaction, assistive robots in the home, therapy gaming apps, and remote robotic exploration of extreme environments. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to or connect...





Import AI 180: Analyzing farms with Agriculture Vision; how deep learning is applied to X-ray security scanning; Agility Robots puts its ‘Digit’ bot up for 6-figure sale

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Deep learning is superseding machine learning in X-ray security imaging:…But, like most deep learning applications, researchers want better generalization…Deep learning-based methods have, since 2016, become the dominant approach used in X-ray security imaging research papers, according to a survey paper from researchers at Durham University. It seems likely that many of today’s machine learning algorithms will be replaced or superseded...





Import AI 179: Explore Arabic text with BERT-based AraNet; get ready for the teenage-made deepfakes; plus DeepMind AI makes doctors more effective

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Explore Arabic-language with AraNet:…Making culture legible with pre-trained BERT models…University of British Columbia researchers have developed AraNet, software to help people analyze Arabic-language text for identifiers like age, gender, dialect, emotion, irony and sentiment. Tools like AraNet help make cultural outputs (e.g., tweets) legible to large-scale machine learning systems and thereby help broaden cultural representation within the datasets and classifiers...







Melanie Mitchell: Concepts, Analogies, Common Sense & Future of AI

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Melanie Mitchell is a professor of computer science at Portland State University and an external professor at Santa Fe Institute. She has worked on and written about artificial intelligence from fascinating perspectives including adaptive complex systems, genetic algorithms, and the Copycat cognitive architecture which places the process of analogy making at the core of human cognition. From her doctoral work...