Innovation

"Eerie valley phenomenon" update with Google's AI phone

Although the "eerie valley valley phenomenon" in the robot whose appearance and action is "very close to human" is known, "Eerie valley phenomenon" has become a hot topic even in the telephone (voice only). We announce Google Duplex (Google Duplex) on 8th May and speak creepyly humanly AI is to use the Google Assistant to make a reservation on behalf of the user. In the sample call that was played back, the sound of "ooo" or "a" was mixed well and it seemed to be only a human being at all. It is an interesting phenomenon how humans recognize call partners in case of only calls whose partners can not see. With Google duplex voice quality and accent became extremely natural. After that, we will distinguish from others' reactions in the conversation, emotions, unnaturalness of phrases, etc. (^ ^) When you do not know the conversation partner, it is fine when you know clearly as a robot (AI) , I think that there is a level that "eeriness" "anxiety" is felt by the similarity to humans, such as voice quality, accent, emotion, how to react and how to say. I think that it can be called "an unpleasant valley phenomenon" about conversation. Ethical problems of "deceiving" also occur when approaching humans. The point that changed significantly from the time of the demonstration in this update is that I clearly understand that the AI ​​agent is calling. We tell the staff of the restaurant that this phone is based on automatic voice service and that the contents of the phone will be recorded. According to Nick Fox, vice president of product design at Google Assistant, as of May, Google realized that we needed to show that the phone was from AI (YouTube) During this summer, Google As a tool in the assistant 's application, I plan to make a phone call to the restaurant and hair salon on behalf of the user and to make a reservation. Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone (Google AI Blog) Whether you're booking a table at your neighborhood sushi joint or trying to schedule a last-minute haircut before your big event, sometimes you just need to pick up the Read more ...

By Nobuyuki
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 End (7/21, 2017 DoD News) According to the New York Times, CEO Pichaai said at a company-wide meeting held on May 31 (local time) I will tell you that we plan to develop guidelines on military use of AI. According to the guidelines, Google says it can stop military use of AI. In addition, the company has been told that it will not update the contract with the Department of Defense afterwards. Fei-Fei Li, AI's chief scientist at Google Cloud Platform, says, "I think that human being-centered AI will benefit people in a positive and good faith form I believe that being involved in a project that considers AI 's weaponization is very contrary to my policy. " At TED 2015, she is doing an exciting lecture on the cutting edge and future of the AI ​​field, including 15 million image databases built to "teach" the computer to understand the photograph. In the lecture "The idea of ​​using big data to train computer algorithms will seem self-evident from now on but it was not so in 2007. Those who are doing such a thing for quite a while are not I was not in. I kindly advised that kind colleagues had better do something useful for my future jobs.We were always in trouble with research funds.Cleaning for financing I was jokingly telling the students if I wanted to open the store again.It is what I was doing for my tuition when I was a student. " Finally, "What I am pursuing is giving visual intelligence to the computer and creating a better future for Leo (son) and the world" (applause) Read more ...

By Nobuyuki
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)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Invention of a teens scientist to help wound healing (TED: Anushka Naiknaware)

Anushka Naiknaware, who lives in Portland, Oregon, United States, invented a "smart bandage / gauze" that can detect the degree of wetness of the wound and help healthcare workers at age 13. Her invention was approved by Google Science Fair 2016, became the youngest winner (Lego Education Builder Award) and earned a scholarship of $ 15,000. It is a talk at her TEDwomen 2017. It is said that my parents took me to a local science museum when I was 3-4 years old. She likes the exhibits in it, she seems to have been particularly interested in inventions of chemistry. As knowledge of chemistry, biology etc increases, I am fascinated by science field and I like it. Her invention uses a fractal pattern using graphene nanoparticles to detect the "degree of wetness of a wound" and produces a biocompatible thin print sensor informing medical staff if gauze replacement is necessary Did. It can also be applied to people with chronic wounds (pdf) that are relatively long and can help wound healing. Anushka Naiknaware - GSF 2016 Global Finalist (YouTube) Explanation of Wound Care Sensor As she is 14 years old she cut out "Since I was young ..." at the lecture, surprise and laughter is occurring (^ ^) , I would like more children to know the attractiveness of science and work with the power of science to open up the future. Portland, Oregon Teen Wins Lego Education Builder Award at Google Science Fair (indiawest.com) 13 years old clown small girls only 13 years old "卻 已 雅 正 有 変 更 変 わ せ 世界", 她罗明 的 智慧 繃民 會会 傷 傷 人 thereof Thanksgiving 著! (Ezvivi2.com)

By Nobuyuki
Media

Problem solving contest Google Science Fair 2018

Google Science Fair 2018 (Google Science Fair 2018) will start accepting entries in September 2018. It is an international contest that allows students to introduce innovative and creative problem solving projects. This contest, which anyone can participate in, is held from 2011, and the winners come from more than 100 countries worldwide. Google Science Fair (Website) When you register your email address in September 2018 you will receive the latest information. This site has resources for teachers and instructors. As teachers and leaders play a major role in the Google Science Fair, we have extensive materials and exercises focused on the problem-solving process. It can be used for almost all subjects and classes. View and download resources for teachers and leaders The targets for entries for Google Science Fair are 13-18 years old students who can leverage this platform to create their own ideas and further develop them. It also helps to raise important skills that students are using everyday, namely creativity, communication skills, problem solving skills, and scientific thinking abilities. The Google Science Fair is looking for problems to solve, thinking about how you can solve it, and publishing solutions. Various awards are available, but have not been posted yet. Entries are from September to December 2018 (planned) All students, regardless of teams or individuals applying, must register at Gmail account at www.googlesciencefair.com. The prepared application form is divided into sections and you need to fill in a brief overview of yourself and the project. Students can also express their creativity with short 2 minute videos or 20 slide presentations. YouTube is a happy moment of announcing the finalists of 2016 (^ ^) Google Science Fair related article (Nobuyuki Kokai) past articles 11 books

By Nobuyuki
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
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 more about Tensorflow.js: http://js.tensorflow.org/

By Nobuyuki
Media

$ 300 million (Google) to "News Initiative" to support journalism

On 20th March, Google announced the launch of the Google News Initiative (GNI) initiative to "build the future of journalism". Google's CEO Sundar Pichai said, "Google believes that dissemination of knowledge will enrich people's lives, spreading knowledge is the mission of Google, the mission of press and journalists In other words, the future we are aiming for is closely ties. " News Initiative - Building the Future of Journalism (Japanese Version) GNI is an effort to promote collaboration with the media industry to open up the future of journalism in the digital age. We are planning to invest 300 million dollars over the next three years, working on "strengthening high quality journalism" and "developing business models for sustainable growth" and "technological innovation for news media." We will launch 'Disinfo Lab' for countermeasures against false news such as elections and breaking news. In collaboration with third party institutions such as Poynter Institute, Stanford University and others in order to help users to be able to judge the authenticity of information, we developed the project "MediaWise" for improving digital information literacy in the United States I will. In business support for sustainable growth, "If you have a Google Account, you can subscribe to the news with just one click, no further troublesome login and payment processing will occur at all" will start the service. In technology innovation, we offer "new AMP format" and proprietary VPN called "Outline" for journalists, enabling secure Internet connection. The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news (blog.google) Introducing Subscribe with Google (blog.google) Elevating quality journalism on the open web (blog.google)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Test introduction of Google-promoted AMP to blog

The sites that introduce AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and the display speed are topics, and the sites and blogs which are described are increasing. In addition, Google has been promoting Mobile-first Indexing for a long time, and search algorithms seem to consider mobile correspondence and AMP as well. It also has become an environment where AMP can be easily introduced. https://kokai.jp/blog/? am (Blog AMP Ver.) Although it is trial and error, AMP is introduced to blog (kokai.jp). I'd like to pursue layout and design advantages that make use of display speed (^ ^) Thumbnail of thumbnails of categories and tags (thumbnail), but because it is easy to see and display speed is fast, as a PC browser version AMP Project (Twitter) AMP Project (Official Site) Documents and tools have been enriched as well (^ AMP Project Success Story (AMP Project) that has published AMP pages.

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Announced introduction of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to Gmail (Google)

On February 13, Google announced to introduce the open source framework AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) formulated in 2015 to Gmail in order to make the Internet experience of mobile terminals faster and more comfortable. The AMP project is planning to deal with Gmail in the latter half of 2018 by formulating "AMP for Email" which extends the function for e-mail. With schedule adjustment free service "Doodle", you can apply by selecting the event participation date in the mail without opening the web page (such as attendance service) (^ ^) For schedule adjustment with friends "Doodle" free service is convenient! Easy Usage Guide (Swiss Channel) An attendance table tool (Adjustment) that allows you to confirm the sessions of events and adjust the schedule by simply sending the URL to members Pintharest (Pinterest) allows you to check your favorite items on e-mail, select and save I can. At Booking.com you can check not only the photos of the hotel on the e-mail, but also check the latest availability. It seems to be useful (^ ^) Since this "AMP for Email" can update interactively and information more easily in the mail in the mail, it seems that a new funny way to use AMP mail will also be expanded ^ ^ ) In order to use the developer preview version of "AMP for Email" with Gmail, you can access the following and sign up. Bringing the power of AMP to email Sign up

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 business (www.blog.google) Cloud AutoML Alpha Program (services.google.com) sign up https://cloud.google.com/automl/ Demonstration experiments have already been conducted in the United States , URBN (Urban Outfitters), Disney, ZSL (London Zoological Society) etc participate. In any case the usefulness is confirmed.

By Nobuyuki
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).

By Nobuyuki
en_USEN
jaJA en_USEN