AI as Comedian, Writer, And Ecologist: Week’s AI Events AI as Comedian, Writer, And Ecologist: Week’s AI Events

AI has learnt to make jokes, monitor the level of air pollution, and take a creative approach to editing. Our digest of the previous week describes interesting events of the AI world.

Developers Teach AI System to Generate Jokes

The team of researchers led by He He, a Chinese specialist from Stanford, is developing artificial intelligence able to joke like a human being. Scientists apply various humor theories to implement the idea.

Training the AI system, experts loaded several homonyms into it. The software generated a common sentence using one of them. Afterwards, the neural network replaced one word with another. To make a joke meaningful and logistic, artificial intelligence put additional word combinations into the sentence.

The AI system potential was tested during the competition involving real comedians. As the result, 90% of the audience gave a victory to people.

IBM’s AI to Assist in Glaucoma Diagnostics

IBM has applied artificial intelligence technologies to prepare a visual pattern of the human eye retina.

The deep learning system assesses the index of patient visual field based on three-dimensional scanning of optic nerve. Due to these data, the neural system can detect glaucoma or predict its potential development.

The company tested the software. It turned out that artificial intelligence gave a more precise vision of eye condition than conventional diagnostic methods.

Google to Train AI in Recognizing
Voice of People with Speech Disorders

At I/O developer conference, Google announced its intention to teach artificial intelligence to recognize talks of people with speech disabilities. It will be a part of the Euphoria project.

Developers will record several thousand phrases pronounced by people with speech deficiencies. They will be compared to the speech of people without such disabilities. As the result, the AI system will recognize talks of individuals with speech difficulties.

Besides, Google is going to advance artificial intelligence so that it will be able to render human sounds and gestures into voice commands or messages.

AI to Monitor Level of Air Pollution

The monitoring system is being designed by WattTime. Artificial intelligence will utilize data from Earth observation satellites. Algorithms will process images and determine atmosphere contamination factors.

The AI program will collect and publish in real time public information about the volume of carbon dioxide emitted into the Earth's atmosphere by all factories and plants. Moreover, the system will also collect water pollution data.

Microsoft’s AI to Correct
Stylistic Errors in Texts

Microsoft Word will be integrated with a new feature called Ideas. It will help users to correct stylistic errors and make texts briefer.

Artificial intelligence will recommend users how to replace the awkwardly formulated sentence, select appropriate synonyms and alternative phrases for various statements. The program will decipher abbreves and emphasize certain parts of text to make it more convenient for reading.

The new option will be launched in test mode in July 2019. It will be available in the online version.

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