Revisiting the Disputed Federalist Papers: Historical Forensics with the Chaos Game Representation and AI (Wolfram Blog)

Wolfram Blog: Revisiting the Disputed Federalist Papers: Historical Forensics with the Chaos Game Representation and AI. “In 1944 Douglass Adair published ‘The Authorship of the Disputed Federalist Papers,’ wherein he proposed that [James] Madison had been the author of all 12. It was not until 1963, however, that a statistical analysis was performed. In ‘Inference in an Authorship Problem,’ Frederick Mosteller and David Wallace concurred that Madison had indeed been the author of all of them. An excellent account of their work, written much later, is Mosteller’s ‘Who Wrote the Disputed Federalist Papers, Hamilton or Madison?.’ His work on this had its beginnings also in the 1940s, but it was not until the era of ‘modern’ computers that the statistical computations needed could realistically be carried out.”

The Verge: MIT is investing $1 billion in an AI college

The Verge: MIT is investing $1 billion in an AI college. “Ever since the beginning of the AI boom in the early 2010s, there’s been a corresponding drought in talented AI developers and researchers. The way to fix this is to educate more of them, and today, MIT announced a $1 billion initiative to do exactly that: it will establish a new college of computing to train the next generation of machine learning mavens.”

TechCrunch: DARPA wants to teach and test ‘common sense’ for AI

TechCrunch: DARPA wants to teach and test ‘common sense’ for AI . “It’s a funny thing, AI. It can identify objects in a fraction of a second, imitate the human voice and recommend new music, but most machine ‘intelligence’ lacks the most basic understanding of everyday objects and actions — in other words, common sense. DARPA is teaming up with the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence to see about changing that.”

Purdue News: AI tool automatically reveals how to write apps that drain less battery

Purdue News: AI tool automatically reveals how to write apps that drain less battery. “Purdue University researchers have created a new tool, called ‘DiffProf,’ that uses artificial intelligence to automatically decide for the developer if a feature should be improved to drain less battery and how to make that improvement.”

EurekAlert: Deep learning can distinguish recalled-benign mammograms from malignant and negative images

EurekAlert: Deep learning can distinguish recalled-benign mammograms from malignant and negative images . “An artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) could identify nuanced mammographic imaging features specific for recalled but benign (false-positive) mammograms and distinguish such mammograms from those identified as malignant or negative.”

The Register: Those Stanford whiz kids have done it again. Now a chatty AI bot to negotiate sales for you with Craigslist riffraff

The Register: Those Stanford whiz kids have done it again. Now a chatty AI bot to negotiate sales for you with Craigslist riffraff . “Artificially intelligent bots are notoriously bad at communicating with, well, anything. Conversations with the code, whether it’s between themselves or with people, often go awry, and veer off topic. Grammar goes out the window, and sentences become nonsensical. Remember the time this happened between a pair of Facebook-built chatbots, when they freaked people out so much that folks began to think the software had, supposedly, invented its own language? Well, a group of researchers at Stanford University in the US have figured out how to, in theory, prevent that chaos and confusion from happening.”

CNET: Instagram is using AI to weed out bullying in photos, comments

CNET: Instagram is using AI to weed out bullying in photos, comments. “Instagram is taking action against bullying on its platform. On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned photo sharing network rolled out a machine-learning tool that detects bullying in photos and captions. If the AI tool deems a photo unkind or unwelcome, it will send the snap sent to Instagram’s community operations team for further review, according to a blog post.”