Month: October 2022

Dreams of the spring of artificial intelligence

By the fall of 2022, the editors of Naked Science looked around and decided that it was time to launch a series of articles about artificial intelligence. We start with a large article, the subtitle of which could be the phrase “a brief introduction to the history of AI — from medieval monks to deep learning.”

Artificial intelligence (AI) — almost everyone knows these two words, but few people can give a clear definition and explain what it is. Our ideas about AI are formed more by Hollywood cinema than by a real understanding of the technologies behind this word. Cinema, [...]

“Non-elementary bitumen”: will the participants of the IT competition be able to come up with a solution that will help influence the construction of high-quality roads? 5.5

“Gazpromneft – Bitumen Materials” together with ITMO University with the support of the Digital Downstream Accelerator from Gazprom Neft will hold an IT competition for programmers. The purpose of the hackathon is to develop a mathematical model for predicting the quality of a component (namely a high—tech binder) for the construction of Russian roads.

Gazpromneft — Bituminous Materials, being the technological leader of the industry, cannot but focus on the expansion of IT technologies for automation and digitalization of operational processes. In addition, it is important for such enterprises to continuously improve the quality of products — hence the idea of [...]

The android was taught a sense of humor 5.5

Japanese scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system for the android Erica, which allows her to react naturally to the laughter of the interlocutor. Now Erica can not only recognize a person’s laughter, but also determine whether she should laugh in response and what type of laughter to use for this.

Scientists from Kyoto University (Japan) have developed an artificial intelligence system that allowed the Japanese android robot Erica to respond appropriately to the laughter of the interlocutor. At the same time, scientists did not seek to make Erica detect laughter or respond to a joke, but tried to endow artificial [...]