Major milestone for the treatment of eye disease
AI system can quickly interpret eye scans from routine clinical practice with unprecedented accuracy and correctly recommend how patients should be referred for treatment for over 50 sight-threatening eye diseases as accurately as world-leading expert doctors.
Helping robots learn complex tasks
Using a robotics task to demonstrate the achievement, the platform successfully trained a simulated robotic arm to grasp and stack blocks on top of one another by breaking down the task into simpler sub-concepts.
Producing flexible behaviours in simulated environments
The agility and flexibility of a monkey swinging through the trees or a football player dodging opponents and scoring a goal can be breathtaking. Mastering this kind of sophisticated motor control is a hallmark of physical intelligence, and is a crucial part of AI research.
Universal concept to regulate robot behaviour
Empowerment could potentially replace Asimov's famous Three Laws of Robotics, to ensure robots behave in a socially acceptable way.
New computer software programme excels at lip reading
A new computer software programme has the potential to lip-read more accurately than people and to help those with hearing loss.
Apple joins Partnership on AI
Apple has joined the Partnership on AI as a founding member. The company has been involved and collaborating with the Partnership since before it was first announced and is thrilled to formalize its membership alongside Amazon, Facebook, Google/DeepMind, IBM, and Microsoft.
How robots can acquire new skills from their shared experience
The ability to learn from experience will likely be a key in enabling robots to help with complex real-world tasks, from assisting the elderly with chores and daily activities, to helping us in offices and hospitals, to performing jobs that are too dangerous or unpleasant for people.