Innovation

Project Maven contract termination, AI military use guidelines (Google)

The New York Times reports that opposition from inside and outside the company has occurred since Google acquired the contract on the Department of Defense project maven (DoD). This Department of Defense project is to use AI for analysis of animation. Google's internal conflict begins with the possibility that Project Maven's work can be used for target setting to kill drones. Also, as Google's AI is expected to play an increasingly central role in the war from the Department of Defense etc., debate was being debated more urgently. How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google (5/30 The New York Times) Google employees, resigned against protest rescuffle "drone military use" rebound (5/15 Forbs Japan) Approximately 4,000 employees, Google's He signs a letter asking CEO Thunder Pichai to cancel the contract with the Department of Defense. According to Gizmodo, more than 10 employees resigned protest. Project Maven to Deploy Computer Algorithms to War Zone by Year's Read more

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Innovation

World's first unattended taxi service started in 2018 (Waymo)

Weimo (Waymo) plans to deploy an unattended taxi service "Robo Taxi" in the United States in 2018. Fiat · Chrysler Automobile (FCA), a leading European automobile manufacturer, will offer up to 62,000 minivans "Chrysler · Pacifica · Hybrid" minivan (up to 600 units) to Waimo under the alphabet on May 31 We announced that. In March, we also announced plans to introduce up to 20,000 EV (I-PACE) from Jaguar Land Rover for unattended taxis. Both companies will jointly develop the world's first premium automatic driving EV for Weimo's driverless dispatch service. Within a few months it will be deployed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and then we plan to expand the service. In artificial intelligence (AI) development in automatic driving, safe driving in adverse conditions such as "heavy rain and snowy day". There is also a tendency for a child walking together with parents and children walking alone, there is a tendency that there is a difference in the danger of actions to take next, and let AI learn the characteristics of movement of each individual, We aim to reduce the accident rate by strengthening the ability to predict the behavior of. It seems that the total mileage has exceeded 5 million miles (about 8.05 million Km) from the automatic driving car of the Google era (2009) to Weimo (Waymo). The test mileage is about 20 turns of the earth. Uber's automated driving vehicle, looking back on the first death accident. It is not only necessary to improve accuracy in the future (4/13 GIZMODO) Automobile manufacturers, IT companies, start-up companies all over the world are working on automatic driving vehicles. However, there are also indications that the intensification of the competition for development is postponing "safety" "improvement of danger avoidance ability" and "precision". Since we have certified Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a driver, it is necessary to test not only the length of the test mileage but also "driving ability skills" like the driver's license system, standardization of "risk prediction ability test" And I think that system design is necessary. Waymo, Google I / O introduces automatic driving at snowfall. Remove snow from sensor information by machine learning (TechCrunch Japan) I-PACE / Performance by Jaguar's first electric car SUV (JAGUAR)

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Innovation

Google AI evolves with humanity

Google held an annual developer conference "Google I / O 2018" on May 8, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced at the beginning was a controversial case that modified hamburger's emoticons (Laugh) I think that only the person in charge of Google actually designed it, but it means that artificial intelligence (AI) is hard to understand (time consuming), but it is said that AI First's It was an interesting topic like Google (^ ^) It was announced at Google I / O that there was a medical field beyond human capabilities and an automatic driving field, while people such as language that can not be distinguished from people There were also many fields pursuing a friendly interface, and the Google I / O 2018 was supposed to imagine the direction and future of artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning (ML) library An outline of Cloud TPU 3.0, which is the third generation of TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) for TensorFlow, has been announced. The TPU 3.0 pod seems to have processing performance of up to 100 peta FLOPS. Since last year's TPU 2.0 was 11.5 peta FLOPS (1.15 Kyoto operation per second), it is about nine times the computing capacity improvement. We are also considering the practical application of quantum computers, but it is the backbone of Google's AI First strategy, supporting the new functions and evolution such as Google Assistant, Google Photos, Google Lens and Gmail now. Artificial intelligence (AI) that has grown into an infrastructure indispensable for modern society, I am looking forward to how "Google AI will evolve with humanity" (^^) Watch the full Google I / O Keynote ( YouTube) 10 tips announced at Google I / O 2018: AI is already too great # io18 (GIZMODO)

By Nobuyuki
Movie

Do you trust this computer? (Do You Trust This Computer?

A documentary film "Do You Trust This Computer?" That spotted "doubts" against computers and AI (artificial intelligence) has been released. Recently, there seem to be many people who individually connect 3 desktop computers, notebook PCs, smartphones to the same cloud environment. I remember being puzzled for a moment when asked "Are you a reliable computer?" "Are you a reliable site?" The use of the human "trust" word means that the computer exceeds just a "tool" (^ ^) The movie says, "AI is now in all of our lives We are beginning to reconfigure the side.In the unknown data which has been created, interpreted and fed back with the tsunami of the application, personal assistant, smart device, targeted advertisement, almost every industry on the planet is working I am experiencing this transformation from automation to medical diagnosis and military operations.I will search for promises and crisis of the new era.AI's evolution celebrates the era of unprecedented possibilities and the final invention and Will it be? "Asked. The director / scriptwriter is Mr. Chris Paine. I directed and screened a documentary movie "Who killed electric car?" Dealing with electric cars in 2006. A pop-up called "Do you trust this computer?" Which was displayed when connecting a smartphone to a PC several years ago gained the inspiration of a movie because it felt reflexively "NO" It is said that. I am doing the whole streaming (78 minutes) open (Vimeo) for a limited time only. Do You Trust this Computer? (Website) Full-length release in a limited time (78 minutes) Do You Trust this Computer? (2018) (IMDb) Rating: 8.1

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Innovation

TensorFlow supports JavaScript and Raspai (Google)

On 30th March, Google held a developer conference "TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018" at Silicon Valley, and the machine learning library TensorFlow announced that deep learning has become available even on smartphones and cheap IoT devices . Especially TensorFlow JavaScript version "TensorFlow.js" and a lightweight version for smartphones "TensorFlow Lite" are noticed in addition to the conventional Android and iOS, Raspberry Pi (Razpai) etc. Also attracting attention. TensorFlow Lite uses a hardware accelerator for deep learning carried by a mobile device and executes it after "quantizing" the value of the parameter of the neural network as an 8-bit integer or the like. The inference of deep learning combined with this quantization is said to be 3 times faster than usual TensorFlow. In addition, we also adapted Linux for embedded Linux adopted by Raspai and others. "Deep learning will be available even for small devices sold for 20 to 30 dollars, and the use of deep learning will be advanced in drone etc." By using TensorFlow.js, users can deploy Machine Learning Models learned (trained) with the regular version of TensorFlow on Web browsers and execute "inference" of machine learning. This demo video is fun to find emoji instructed using smartphone cameras in the real world. Google first announced TensorFlow in November 2015. Since then, more than two years have elapsed, not only the execution environment but also the function as a development tool has been greatly enhanced, steadily evolving as a "platform" of machine learning. Tensorflow.js: http://js.tensorflow.org/ You can try out 4 different demos (^ ^) Check out the demo: https: //emojiscavengerhunt.withgoogle .... Get the code: https://github.com/ google / emoji-scave ... Check out more AI Experiments: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ai Learn Read more

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Innovation

Amazon Go promoting the digital economy and Amazon Effect

The first store of prototype grocery store "Amazon Go" operated by Amazon.com will be opened on Amazon 's new headquarters (Day One) in Seattle, USA on January 22. It was opened to the public on about one year late since it was announced in December 2016. The interior of the shop is about 168 square meters (50 tsubo), small grouper that cooks basic foods such as milk and bread, cheese, seasoning and confectionery and kitchen made at the kitchen, cook kit that summarizes the ingredients of the recipe It is a large grocery store. 3D sensors and cameras adopted for automatic driving cars are installed in the store and the ceiling, and the system using artificial intelligence (AI) is tracking the state of the product and the behavior of the user accurately. No lines. No checkout. (No queue, no register) as a catchphrase (see movie) "Amazon Go" is a "smart store" proposed by Amazon, a mail order company promoting the digital economy. I feel common idea of ​​innovation as Apple's computer maker in 2001 opened up "Apple Store". I think that there is the essence of the digital economy such as entering from different industries and reforming and integrating the industrial structure. (From the media industry to all industries) Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future (The New York Times) In-store coverage articles As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles (The Read more

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

An easy customization "Cloud AutoML" announced (Google)

On January 17, 2018, we announced "Cloud AutoML", which users can easily customize AI (Artificial Intelligence) service (Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine) offered by Google. The first Cloud AutoML allows you to easily customize machine learning models by adding the new "Cloud AutoML Vision" to the "Cloud Vision API" for image recognition. First, register "teacher data (with metadata)" using the web-based UI. Cloud AutoML Vision lets AI learn new subjects using Transfer Learning. Cloud AutoML Vision does not need big data for learning, because learned image recognition model corresponds to new subject. Specifically, just by registering dozens of "teacher data", new subjects can be recognized. By using Cloud AutoML Vision, user companies will be able to realize image recognition AI specialized for business types and task details without programming. Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist of the Google Cloud AI division said, "The biggest challenge of using AI in general corporations is that we can not secure AI human resources and budgets, even if there is no expert, It is the aim of Cloud AutoML to be able to enjoy it. " Cloud AutoML: Making AI accessible to every Read more

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Media

Resolution of President Akio Toyoda: Mobility service (e-Palette Concept)

On January 8, 2018, Toyota Motor Corporation (TOYOTA) made clear the direction of business strategy change at CES 2018. President Akio Toyoda stood keynote and said that it aims to be a "mobility and service company", and at the same time opened the next generation EV "e-Palette Concept" exclusively for mobility and services using automatic driving technology. Equipped according to the use of service partners such as ride sharing specification, hotel specification, retail shop specification, in flat and large space with low floor · box type barrier free design. (See the video below) Toyoda President President Tomota Toyoda said that the automobile industry is "a major revolutionary era once in a hundred years", and recently we have launched policies to strengthen business capital alliance, automatic operation, EV field . At the Toyota Press Conference, "I am the third president of the Toyoda family, but in the world, the third generation is not aware of the hardship, the third generation is said to crush the company, I do not think so." Talking about laughing at the venue (^ ^) And then, I decided to transform Toyota into a company, a mobility company that will help people move a variety of people beyond the car company. We believe that the possibilities that we can do are infinite, "he said. At the end, "Before you leave, we have less chances to meet people like you, so if you like, could you take pictures of ourselves together, are you OK?" (^ ^) CES 2018 Toyota Press Conference President Toyoda Speech (TOYOTA) Speech The full-text movie is the full story of CES 2018 Toyota Press Conference delivered by livestream.com / Toyota. I think that it is like a message to encourage change to Japanese society and creating things. (Speech is from 14: 38 ~) Last year the catch of 'Nintei Line from Silicon Valley' became a hot topic, and I think that many people saw TOYOTA's mid-career advertisement and recruitment site. On the site, "Toyota's vision and technology related to automatic driving technology, connected cars, IT / software engineers who are active in various fields now, those of previous development / product development engineers, research specialists We are calling on TOYOTA's new mobility creation team to participate in the project as a whole. Toyota recruitment site (TOYOTA)

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Media

Can artificial intelligence (AI) form aesthetic sense?

There is a large number of art works (especially women) on Facebook (Photo) and Instagram of Gilles Dimacio (Gérard Di - Maccio), a fantasy painting fantasy french painting. Various facial expressions of people are drawn and it is interesting from the viewpoint of "aesthetic sense" and "beautiful person". This work is the most artworks on Facebook that "Like" is the most. There are beauties that Japanese people feel relaxed, such as their outlines and eyes, nose, mouth, their balance, or actresses, etc. (^^) My aesthetic sense also has a big influence from movies However, in French movies, Sophie Marceau's "Its pretty and beauty" was selected fresh from hundreds at audition at the age of 13. Among the 400 or more of the Dimacio works, my best favorite is the following works (^ ^) Beauty is a sense rather than understanding. Why do not you all look for your favorite? Regarding "beauty", there seems to be a law such as balance (ratio), symmetry, averaging generated by the natural world. However, the standard of "beauty" changes constantly with the times, fashion, natural environment, etc. Furthermore, the most important factors such as "sensitivity", "imagination", "desire", "emotion", etc. for "beauty" incorporated in individual genes also greatly influence. I think that these collective bodies form "aesthetic sense". Google Deep Mind 's AlphaGo (Alpha Go) has demonstrated that a general - purpose algorithm like the human brain can clearly be done instead of SF. However, I think that the formation of aesthetic sense of a human being (life form) clearly differs from "beauty from intellect" of artificial intelligence (^ ^) Tags: beauty (Nobuyuki Kokai) Tags: dimaccio (Nobuyuki Kokai) Dimacio Related Posts Article consciousness is not very related to "pure intelligence" (TED: Anil Seth)

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Innovation

Google's fun AIY Vision Kit and AIY Voice Kit

DIY is self-made (self-made), but a kit that looks fun has been released (released) from Google's AIY (Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence) project. Vision Kit (AI camera etc for product) and Voice Kit (product is Google Assistant). The appearance is made of corrugated cardboard so that people around the world can easily try AI service as easily and cheaply as possible in various devices. I also feel the importance of intellectual production like Google and AI First policy (^ ^) aiyprojects.withgoogle.com (Website) These two products are kit, equivalent to eyes, ears and mouth connected with artificial intelligence (AI) is. Image recognition AI's "Vision Kit" is scheduled to be released on December 31, separately requires "Raspberry Pi Zero W", camera "Raspberry Pi Camera 2", microSD card, power adapter and so on. The price is $ 44.99 (about 5,000 yen). "Voice Kit" which corresponds to the smart speaker on sale is sold online at $ 24.99 (about 3,000 yen). It is an assembly kit that you can enjoy learning about cutting edge AI technology (^ ^) In addition to the functions that the kit has from the beginning, using SDK (software development kit) and TensorFlow (machine learning library provided by Google) , Function expansion, customization can be done. With Raspberry Pi, you can add state-of-the-art AI technology more easily. It is an important field of 21st century type digital skills which is an infinite possibility to question our creativity. Google AIY Vision Kit (Micro Center Web Store) Reservation Inquiries YouTube is an explanatory video about the Google AIY Voice Kit (1/3).

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Innovation

Authorized driver without driver and Waymo's campaign

On October 11, the California state regulatory authorities in the state of California published a proposal to revise the rules concerning automatic driving vehicles to contents that allow for the first time to travel on the state's public road without having to board the driver. According to the authorities, the new regulation is expected to come into effect by June 2018. Under the existing regulations, car companies are obliged to submit safety assessment reports to state authorities, and approval was required when renewing car models. Also, the conventional rules obliged all driver cars to board a driver. U.S. Jeju, tolerate first-run driving without a driver (Reuters) On October 9, Waymo under the U.S. alphabet is "National Safety Council" and "Elderly people Let's Talk Self-Driving (FSL) "," Foundation for Blind Children "," Association aiming to eradicate drunk driving (madd.org) "etc. Talk about automatic driving car) announced the campaign. The campaign will start in Arizona, USA and campaign ads will be held on each media. Waymo also carries out a pilot program to have residents of Phoenix test drive automobile. On October 12, the television station in Arizona State (abc 15) covers the Foundation for Blind Children (organization for blind children). Marc Ashton, a representative of a facility that has a vision-impaired son himself, talks about how freedom will be to help the movement and independence of the visually handicapped by the introduction of automatic driving vehicles. (Movie below) Japan aims to become a "universal society", 13 years from the "resolution on the promotion of the formation of a universal society" in the Upper House in 2004, Japan with a declining birthrate and an aging population is bold deregulation and bold I think that I have to aim for digital innovation. Waymo has sparked a new education initiative that is starting right here in Read more

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Attention to Google's new idea AI camera and AI earphone of 40 countries translation

On October 5, Google's event "Made by Google 2017" is announcing products of new ideas with AI (artificial intelligence) as the key word. Using AI, a new smartphone "Pixel 2 / XL" realizing portrait mode (a person with a blurred background) with a monocular camera, "Pixelbook" 2 in 1 note, automatically cuts a definite momentary shutter "Google Clips" small camera built in AI cameraman, and wireless earphone "Google Pixel Buds" simultaneous real-time translation in 40 languages. (See YouTube) Particularly noteworthy are the AI ​​camera (Google Clips) and the 40-country translation AI earphone (Google Pixel Buds). This is a new fun product embodying Google's "transition to AI First world" (^ ^) Google's "autonomous search engine" and "autonomous traveling car" are also the same, but the user's intention and annoyance Understanding and "attracting all scenes" will be noted as a product group of new ideas. The AI ​​mini camera "Google Clips" is a place to worry about "name photographer" or "stray photographer" (^^) The Verge (YouTube) is an AI mini camera (Google Clips) (6 minutes 42 seconds) I will explain Google Pixel Buds (3 minutes 43 seconds) in an easy-to-understand manner (continuous playback). It is a bit disappointing that the AI ​​earphone is compatible only with the Pixel series .... The best hardware, software and Read more

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