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Judah vs. the Machines: Blindfolded against a Berkeley robot overlord

UC Berkeleys Robot Learning Lab to meet Brett, a robot still in testing that was designed to learn like a human. Bretts creators hope that he could some day take on menial human tasks with the ability to adapt and learn new ways of accomplishing a goal, something that most other robots are incapable of doing. In the field of machine learning, this type of learning is knownas reinforcement learning.Its pretty popular these days because it holds the potential to make machine learning less rigid and breakable. Like a human,…

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Judah vs. the Machines: Kairos face recognition AI can tell how you feel, but does it know what you dream?

Kairos, a computer visiontechnologythatclaims to understand people with face recognition technology. The startup claims that their technology can detect emotions like anger, fear, disgust, sadness and joy (as well as a lack of emotion). Friedlander seemedmost concerned about whether the machine would be able to detect the emotion of victory that he soon planned to be feeling. Friedlander sat down with Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen to figure out how the machine worked and see if he could get an upper hand in beating it head-to-head. There are 85 points on…

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