Live Blogging MIT EmTech Digital 2019 #emtechdigital

Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture will be live blogging the MIT Technology Review EmTech Digital 2019 event at the St. Regis in San Francisco. The focus is on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence.

It is a two-day event.

Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review, will be providing 15 minutes of opening remarks.

AI Created Text and Pictures that Seem Real



Gideon is reviewing the basics of AI. Supervised versus unsupervised learning

— he talked about the new software for unsupervised (no human help) generating new text. OpenAI generated a new story segment for the Lord of the Rings.

–There was AI that can identify pictures of cats and other objects. New AI can also generate new pictures of cats and new pictures of human faces that cannot be determined to be faked or created.

–Google Assistant is live and the generated speech patterns seem natural

–AI controlled robotic hands are now as dexterous as human hands.

A big promise for AI is for medical care.
AI is as good as or better than doctors for reading X-rays and medical images.

There will then be a State of AI set of talks by three speakers.

Harry Shum
Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft
Democratization of AI

Dawn Song
Professor, UC Berkeley; Founder and CEO, Oasis Labs Future of AI and Security

Sergey Levine
Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Robots That Learn by Doing

SOURCES- Live reporting EmTech Digital 2019 Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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