Yaser Ajmal Sheikh: Social Perception for Machines | CMU RI Seminar

Link to video on YouTube Abstract: “Despite decades of progress, machines remain intelligent tools rather than collaborative partners in individual human enterprise. A key reason is that machine perception of inter-personal communication is largely unsolved and a computationally accessible representation of such behavior remains elusive. In this talk, I will …

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A robot recreates the walk of a fossilized animal

OroBOT – Credit: Maxime Marendaz Using the fossil and fossilized footprints of a 300-million-year-old animal, scientists from EPFL and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have identified the most likely gaits of extinct animals and designed a robot that can recreate an extinct animal’s walk. This study can help researchers better understand how …

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Identifying artificial intelligence “blind spots”

By Rob Matheson A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have “learned” from training examples that don’t match what’s actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles …

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