Elon Musk is back at it with yet another venture. This time, he attempts to turn his science fiction dreams of unlocking the brain’s full potential to reality—in the form of a coin-sized chip. Connecting our minds to the gadgets around us opens up realms of possibility, granting expediency of immense magnitude, and paving the way to a more enjoyable life—but it can also go awfully wrong.
On 13th September, 2020 the student council of MIT, Manipal organised a technical talk on mixed reality with one of Microsoft’s Learn Student Ambassadors, Faizan Akhtar. A man of subtle humor and moralistic ideals, the mixed reality evangelist sat down with The MIT Post as he enlightened us with his experiences.
The Data Science Club conducted a workshop on 2nd February that dwelled into a subtler field of AI—Natural Language Processing. The event explored the nitty-gritty of the machine learning behind NLP through an intuitive lecture session along with a practical model.
Videos of Obama bad-mouthing Donald Trump, fake pornographic images of celebrities, and Nicholas Cage in a Superman movie clip are some of the content available online courtesy DeepFake. The algorithms behind this, GANs, while a huge breakthrough in deep learning, represent a serious risk of destroying lives through the lies that it can propagate.
IEEE’s Tech Talk 2.0 tried to demystify the complex field of Artificial Intelligence. It featured talks by three students well-versed in the subject and proved to be very enlightening for the students.
In yet another way, Manipal city has proven to be one of the finest centres of formal education. To carry this baton one notch higher, MIT has signed up with the leading AI giant – Nurture.AI to reproduce the AI Sundays workshops.
The rapid exponential advancement of computing technology is constantly providing new ways to better and transform lives everywhere. Even as artificial intelligence is finding broad and monumental applications, it has also found a place and is transforming another industry in a more subtle way. Read about how the fusion of art and science as machines create music.
Last month, the UK’s National Health Services suffered its biggest cyber-attack that crippled the system for several days. While our reliance on technology seems to be at its riskiest, are we still far away from AI monitored healthcare and treatment? We answer that and more with this article as part of a collaborative series with Hashtag by IECSE.
When IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ defeated a chess grandmaster, everyone admired the capability of computers. When Google’s ‘Alpha Go’ defeated a 9-dan ranking player at the board game ‘Go’, they were startled by the prowess of Artificial Intelligence. However, sentiments were vastly different when the world was introduced to the first computer that could bluff. Read on as Hashtag by IECSE explores yet another facet of AI – this time involving a game of Texas Hold-Em Poker.