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Monday, April 17, 2023
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Can bees be sentient?
According to a growing body of research, bees are sentient, self-aware and have emotional lives³. A study by Newcastle University researchers Melissa Bateson and Jeri Wright found that honeybee response "has more in common with that of vertebrates than previously thought" and "suggest that honeybees could be regarded as exhibiting emotions"¹. The study was published in Current Biology in June 2011¹.
An experiment where honey bees were shaken for 60 seconds to simulate a predatory attack found that the bees' equivalent of blood — called haemolymph — was lower in dopamine and serotonin after shaking, compared with bees that weren't shaken. Both dopamine and serotonin are involved in mood regulation in humans².
The research raises questions about how bees are used in the agricultural sector or in laboratory experiments, where they've traditionally been seen as little more than tools³.
Source: Conversation with Bing, 4/17/2023(1) New research: bees are sentient, self aware, are emotional | RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/first-up/audio/2018886340/new-research-bees-are-sentient-self-aware-are-emotional Accessed 4/17/2023.
(2) Honeybees Might Have Emotions | WIRED. https://www.wired.com/2011/06/honeybee-pessimism/ Accessed 4/17/2023.
(3) Do insects, octopus and other invertebrates feel emotions ... - ABC. https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-04-02/invertebrates-octopus-bees-feelings-emotion-pain-joy-science/100947014 Accessed 4/17/2023.
(4) ‘Bees are sentient’: inside the stunning brains of nature’s hardest .... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/02/bees-intelligence-minds-pollination Accessed 4/17/2023.
(5) New research deepens mystery about evolution of bees' social behavior. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210526132133.htm Accessed 4/17/2023.
: Bateson, M., & Wright, G. A. (2011). Reversal learning and affective responses in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Current Biology, 21(6), 1-4.
: Perry, C. J., Baciadonna, L., & Chittka, L. (2016). Unexpected rewards induce dopamine-dependent positive emotion-like state changes in bumblebees. Science, 353(6307), 1529-1531.
: "New research: bees are sentient, self aware, are emotional". RNZ. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
Friday, April 07, 2023
AI may not exactly follow your instructions! But that is Ok.
I use the Bing Image Creator powered by Dall-E to give it this prompt.
I am sitting in a library and working on my laptop, The laptop is in front of me as I type. To my left is the laptop's power cord and below it is my phone that is charging. on my right is a mousepad with my mouse and in front of it is a water bottle that is made of steel and has a blue top. The table I am sitting on has 5 chairs all spread out across the table. On the chair next to me is my backpack. I am Indian and I am wearing a black jacket as it is a bit cold here.
Here are the images that I get back.
The additions in the image that I did not mention were - notebooks, blue chairs in the library, and the position of the mouse. The laptop bag is not on the chair.
- It got the place library right, books, bookshelves, chairs. It has enough data to recognize the visual components of the library
- Telling the AI that I am an Indian meant that I had to accept what the Ai thinks is a consolidation of what it has learned as photos of people from India. I did not say if I am a boy or a girl but the model may have information from my profile or not.
- Waterbottle is a no brainer
- The model has not learned what a "on the chair next to me is my laptop bag" There may not be many photos in the learning data about this scene
It sounds like you are working hard in the library. I hope you are finding it a quiet and productive place to work.
I can picture you sitting at a table with your laptop in front of you. To your left is the laptop's power cord, and below it is your phone that is charging. On your right is a mousepad with your mouse, and in front of it is a water bottle that is made of steel and has a blue top. The table you are sitting at has 5 chairs, all spread out across the table. On the chair next to you is your backpack. You are Indian, and you are wearing a black jacket as it is a bit cold here.
I hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
How to leverage Google’s AI Vision service for your computer vision needs
Google Cloud AI Vision is a new service that allows you to easily build and deploy computer vision applications on the cloud. With Google Cloud AI Vision, you can access pre-trained models for common tasks such as object detection, face recognition, text extraction, and more. You can also customize and train your own models using Google’s state-of-the-art AutoML technology. Some of the benefits and use cases of Google Cloud AI Vision for different industries and scenarios.
Computer vision is one of the most influential and versatile applications of artificial intelligence (AI). It enables machines to understand and interact with the visual world, unlocking new possibilities for businesses across various domains.
However, building and deploying computer vision applications can be challenging and costly. It requires specialized skills, hardware, data, and tools. That’s why Google has launched its new Vertex AI Vision service1, which aims to simplify and democratize computer vision on the cloud.
What is Google Cloud AI Vision?
Google Cloud AI Vision is a computer-vision-as-a-service capability that lets you easily create and run computer vision applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It offers two main features:
Pre-trained models: You can use ready-made models for common computer vision tasks such as object detection, face recognition, text extraction, logo detection, landmark recognition, product search, etc. These models are powered by Google’s cutting-edge research and technology such as TensorFlow1 , BERT etc.
Custom models: You can also build your own models using AutoML Vision1, which automates the process of data labeling, model training, evaluation, and deployment. You can either use your own data or leverage Google’s public datasets such as Open Images , YouTube-8M , etc.
With Google Cloud AI Vision, you don’t need to worry about infrastructure management or scalability issues. You only pay for what you use based on your computing and storage needs. You also get access to Google’s security features such as encryption at rest and in transit1.
How can Google Cloud AI Vision benefit your business?
Google Cloud AI Vision can help you solve various business problems using computer vision. Here are some examples of how different industries and scenarios can benefit from this service:
Retail: You can use Google Cloud AI Vision to enhance your customer experience by providing product recommendations based on visual similarity1, enabling visual search on your website or app1, detecting counterfeit products1, etc.
Healthcare: You can use Google Cloud AI Vision to improve patient care by diagnosing diseases based on medical images1, detecting anomalies in X-rays or MRI scans1, monitoring patient behavior using video analytics1, etc.
Manufacturing: You can use Google Cloud AI Vision to optimize your production process by inspecting product quality using defect detection1, measuring dimensions using object measurement1, tracking inventory using barcode recognition1, etc.
Education: You can use Google Cloud AI Vision to enhance your learning outcomes by grading student assignments based on handwriting recognition1, creating interactive quizzes based on image classification1, generating captions for educational videos using speech-to-text transcription1, etc.
Sources: : https://venturebeat.com/ai/google-reveals-whats-next-for-cloud-ai/ : https://www.tensorflow.org/ : https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04805 : https://cloud.google.com/vision/automl/docs : https://storage.googleapis.com/openimages/web/index.html : https://research.google.com/youtube8m/
Blog research: Bing
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Meta Plans to Launch a New Social Media App to Rival Twitter
Saturday, March 11, 2023
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The Future of AI: PaLM-E and Beyond
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