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Ben Dickson
In-depth discussions about technology trends
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  • Reinforcement learning for game-testing
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    As game worlds grow more vast and complex, making sure they are playable and bug-free is becoming increasingly difficult for developers. And gaming companies are looking for new tools, including artif...
  • Is Amazon's Astro robot doomed to fail?
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    Why would you need a robot with a ten-inch screen, camera, sensors, and a bunch of other gadgets to go around your home and make Wall-E noises? Because Amazon thinks it (might be) useful in the future...
  • Democratizing robotics research
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The human hand is one of the fascinating creations of nature, and one of the highly sought goals of artificial intelligence and robotics researchers. A robotic hand that could manipulate objects as we...
  • What developers should know about machine learning security
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Machine learning has become an important component of many applications we use today. And adding machine learning capabilities to applications is becoming increasingly easy. Many ML libraries and onli...
  • The myth of artificial intelligence
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Recent advances in deep learning have rekindled interest in the imminence of machines that can think and act like humans, or artificial general intelligence. By following the path of building bigger a...
  • Is Boston Dynamics' Spot robot worth its price?
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Boston Dynamics has just released the latest update for its famous quadruped robot Spot, giving it better capability to make inspections and collect data without the need for human intervention. Calle...
  • Some thoughts on Google's chest x-ray AI system
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Deep learning can detect abnormal chest x-rays with accuracy that matches that of professional radiologists, according to a new paper by a team of AI researchers at Google published in the peer-review...
  • Detecting malware and phishing with deep learning
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The last decade’s growing interest in deep learning was triggered by the proven capacity of neural networks in computer vision tasks. If you train a neural network with enough labeled photos of cats a...
  • Why are investors pouring huge sums in enterprise AI?
    06 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    The latest winner of the growing interest in enterprise AI is Databricks, a startup that has just secured $1.6 billion in series H funding at an insane valuation of $38 billion. This latest round of i...
  • Deep reinforcement learning demystified
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Deep reinforcement learning is one of the most interesting branches of artificial intelligence. It is behind some of the remarkable achievements of the AI community, including beating human champions ...
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