China: The Way of the Dragon

China: from the Great Wall to the Great Firewall. The complexity of a nation on the edge between economic boom, hi-tech revolution, political censorship and social conflicts.

Neuromorphic Computers and Spiking Neural Networks: the new generation of machine learning?

Neuromorphic Computers: Being inspired by biology can help overcome the limitations of modern computer architectures. We had already mentioned neuromorphic computers in the article about specialized hardware for AI. The concept of neuromorphic computers is not exactly new: in fact, it was coined in the ’80s by C. Mead, then “made official” in an article that later … Neuromorphic Computers and Spiking Neural Networks: the new generation of machine learning?Read More »

Curiosity driven AI – curiosity kills the cat, but not the machine

Curiosity-driven AI: algorithms powered with intrinsic motivation. What does Curiosity-driven AI mean? Research and innovation in AI made us accustomed with novelty and breakthroughs practically coming out on a daily basis. Now we are almost used to algorithms that can recognize scenes and environments in real-time and move accordingly, who can understand natural language (NLP), learn manual work directly from the … Curiosity driven AI – curiosity kills the cat, but not the machineRead More »

Google Duplex – “human” warmth and realism in automatic conversation

Google Duplex, one giant leap for AI … or another step towards the ultimate deep fake? At the beginning of May, in  Google I/O 2018 Keynotes  Sundai Pichard presented Google Duplex. That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Amrstrong, 20/7/1969 As you can see from the video below, Duplex is not only able … Google Duplex – “human” warmth and realism in automatic conversationRead More »

New Zealand: the rise of the Kiwis of the Middle-earth

Most of the tourists come to New Zealand for the stunning landscapes, but other than that, there is a country that is at the top of the list for ease of doing business, and that has been able to transform its ability to improvise in the ability to innovate.
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