AI in the News — #27

Emotion recognition (TechXplore)

AI can now identify human emotions based on facial expression and voice. It can therefore be given instructions on how to react to those emotions — which it assuredly has never felt. But a clever script can make it seem like your AI…


AI in the News — #26

Sanbot, (TechXplore)

Sanbot is a general-purpose domestic robot, made in China. It looks rather neotenous, as now seems standard for helper ‘bots, keeps its general intelligence on cloud servers, but has a suite of local apps as well. For some reason, it has flippers for arms that appear…


AI in the News — #25

Chatbots: common sense vs. Turing (Techxplore)

The Winograd Schema Challenge is a contest to see who can build the best chatbot. It’s not like the Turing test, which is about fooling a human into mistaking a computer for a fellow human. Instead, it’s about designing…


AI in the News — #24

Nurses’ Aide (TechXplore)

MIT has produced an AI to help nurses in a maternity ward with their scheduling. It comes up to speed by watching the nurses do their own scheduling, but it doesn’t just copy, nor does it take instruction. It uses a technique called…