Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 am

Nature wrote:Particle physicists turn to AI to cope with CERN’s collision deluge

Can a competition with cash rewards improve techniques for tracking the Large Hadron Collider’s messy particle trajectories?

Physicists at the world’s leading atom smasher are calling for help. In the next decade, they plan to produce up to 20 times more particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) than they do now, but current detector systems aren’t fit for the coming deluge. So this week, a group of LHC physicists has teamed up with computer scientists to launch a competition to spur the development of artificial-intelligence techniques that can quickly sort through the debris of these collisions. Researchers hope these will help the experiment’s ultimate goal of revealing fundamental insights into the laws of nature.
Details: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05084-2

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:07 am

Now they're coming for us!

Project Debater is the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics. Project Debater digests massive texts, constructs a well-structured speech on a given topic, delivers it with clarity and purpose, and rebuts its opponent. Eventually, Project Debater will help people reason by providing compelling, evidence-based arguments and limiting the influence of emotion, bias, or ambiguity.
http://www.research.ibm.com/artificial- ... t-debater/
IBM created a system called Project Debater that competes in what the company calls computational argumentation -- knowing a subject, presenting a position and defending it against opposition. At a press event, IBM pitted the system against two humans with a track record of winning debates.

In one debate, Noa Ovadia overall nudged two people among a few dozens in a human audience toward her perspective that governments shouldn't subsidize space exploration. But in the second, Project Debater soundly defeated Dan Zafrir, pulling nine audience members toward its stance that we should increase the use of telemedicine.
https://www.cnet.com/news/an-ibm-comput ... mpetition/

It can also raise a strawman, poison the well and ridicule an opponent.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby sparks » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:29 pm

"It can also raise a strawman, poison the well and ridicule an opponent."

Perhaps, but did it?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:30 pm

sparks wrote:"It can also raise a strawman, poison the well and ridicule an opponent."

Perhaps, but did it?


If it does, it passes the Turing test. :)
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:32 am

Another visual "AI" application:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjViy6kyiqs&feature=youtu.be
Researchers from NVIDIA developed a deep learning-based system that can produce high-quality slow-motion videos from a 30-frame-per-second video, outperforming various state-of-the-art methods that aim to do the same.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:30 pm

I'm intrigued since the description does not mention "AI"
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:02 pm

Grammatron wrote:I'm intrigued since the description does not mention "AI"
Not sure if that's a snarky comment on the video's hype, or a legit inquiry. Anyway, here we go:
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a deep learning-based system

Google for it. (Hint: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/deep-learning.)
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:16 pm

Legit inquiry.

I find these days "AI" has been used to mean anything from legitimate deep-learning systems to Javascript automations, with the latter using and abusing the initialism past any meaning.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:26 am

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:57 am

↑ They will really hate us when they become sentient. :|

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:54 am

UV Bacteria-Killing Robot Cleans Hospital Rooms far Better than Humans

Healthcare facilities are havens for recovery and rehabilitation. But the healing process would be impossible without the stringent sanitization practices and procedures medical professionals use to prevent health care facilities from becoming reservoirs of unwanted, or potentially harmful bacteria and other microorganisms.

Maintaining a clean and safe healthcare environment is a top priority, and while significant progress has been made in sanitization methods, major improvements must still be made. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), even with modern sanitization protocols, on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection.

Current manual cleaning methods are nearly helpless in combating against bacteria, but the battle is not lost. Infection prevention technologies are giving rise to a new era of ultra-clean hospital’s and emergency care facilities with the implementation of highly-efficient UV-disinfection robots.

But the technology is not limited strictly to hospitals and doctors' offices. The UV-Disinfectant robots can also be used to sanitize EMS vehicles and medicopters, as well as in assisted living and extended care facilities.

UV disinfection robots offer hospital grade full-room sterilization. Nursing homes, field hospitals, and biohazard zones could all be sanitized in a matter of minutes.
https://interestingengineering.com/uv-bacteria-killing-robot-cleans-hospital-rooms-far-better-than-humans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvRxxKGhs8c

Not much of a "robot" – for now. :mrgreen:

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby sparks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:15 am

Interesting.

"Destroys the DNA..."
One must wonder if it actually gets every last bug. Because, if not, then there's the (admittedly remote) possibility of the bugs becoming resistant, just like with the chemicals and other shit we currently use to sterilize such places.

"34% reduction..." That's great, but it's not 100%.

"Such mutations are typically fatal to the disease organism." Famous last words.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:33 am

The problem with the "chemicals" (antibiotics, sanitizing stuff…) is that bacteria can adapt and, what's more, transmit the relevant genes even to different species, and even when they themselves are already dead. So hospitals have to "kill the corpses", e. g. with bleach.

Ditto for anti-acne products based on peroxydes (strong oxydizers), as far as I know there is no adaptation to that.

So the UV is presumably too violent also, disrupting the DNA in multiple places at once.


Yet, meet Deinococcus radiodurans:
Deinococcus radiodurans has a unique quality in which it can repair both single- and double-stranded DNA. When damage is apparent to the cell, it brings it into a compartmental ring-like structure, where the DNA is repaired and then is able to fuse the nucleoids from the outside of the compartment with the damaged DNA.
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D. radiodurans is capable of withstanding an acute dose of 5,000 grays (Gy), or 500,000 rad, of ionizing radiation with almost no loss of viability, and an acute dose of 15,000 Gy with 37% viability. A dose of 5,000 Gy is estimated to introduce several hundred double-strand breaks (DSBs) into the organism's DNA (~0.005 DSB/Gy/Mbp (haploid genome)). For comparison, a chest X-ray or Apollo mission involves about 1 mGy, 5 Gy can kill a human, 200-800 Gy will kill E. coli, and over 4,000 Gy will kill the radiation-resistant tardigrade.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinococcus_radiodurans

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:33 am

Fancy a Margherita? This autonomous three-armed robot can create a pizza from scratch in less than five minutes

  • French startup's robot can turn around 120 freshly-cooked pizzas every hour
  • Customers can order their pizza using a touchscreen menu
  • The robot is on display in a showroom, while investors find a permanent home
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5892641/Fancy-Margherita-Robot-serves-pizzas-France.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9iPBm7-zY

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:54 am

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