Temple Run: CyArk Taps GPUs to Capture Visual Records of World Heritage Sites

When the Taliban blew up two 1,700-year-old statues of the Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2001, preservationists around the world were shocked, perhaps none more so than Ben Kacyra. A software developer who’d just sold his industrial mapping company, Kacyra wanted to do something good with his technology skills. The Taliban’s appalling actions gave him Read article >

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With a Few Twists and Turns, Rubik’s Cube May Unlock a Breakthrough in AI

An iconic puzzle from the 1980s — the Rubik’s Cube — is being used to bridge a very contemporary gap between deep learning and advanced mathematics. Pierre Baldi, the computer science professor overseeing the effort by a team of researchers at the University of California, Irvine, described this gap as the greatest conundrum facing AI Read article >

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How AI and Deep Learning Will Enable Cancer Diagnosis Via Ultrasound

Viksit Kumar didn’t know his mother had ovarian cancer until it had reached its third stage, too late for chemotherapy to be effective. She died in a hospital in Mumbai, India, in 2006, but might have lived years longer if her cancer had been detected earlier. This knowledge ate at the mechanical engineering student, spurring Read article >

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How Deep Learning Is Bringing Elusive, Light-Bending Gravitational Lenses Into Focus

Gravitational lenses have long been one of astronomy’s white whales, perplexing those who have devoted themselves to finding and studying them. But by applying deep learning and computer vision to the abundant data generated by today’s powerful telesco…

How Deep Learning Is Bringing Elusive, Light-Bending Gravitational Lenses Into Focus

Gravitational lenses have long been one of astronomy’s white whales, perplexing those who have devoted themselves to finding and studying them. But by applying deep learning and computer vision to the abundant data generated by today’s powerful telescopes, scientists are on the verge of being able to use hundreds of thousands of gravitational lenses to Read article >

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Let There Be Sight: How Deep Learning Is Helping the Blind ‘See’

Guide dogs are great for helping people who are blind or visually impaired navigate the world. But try getting a dog to read aloud a sign or tell you how much money is in your wallet. Seeing AI, an app developed by Microsoft AI & Research, has the answers. It essentially narrates the world for Read article >

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