Simulation

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Humanized Training for Robot Arms
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Humanized Training for Robot Arms: New Research Improves Robot Performance and Adaptability

Robots trained via reinforcement learning usually study videos of robots performing the task at hand. A new approach used videos of humans to pre-train robotic arms.
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Animation showing optimizing a physical design
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Airfoils Automatically Optimized

Engineers who design aircraft, aqueducts, and other objects that interact with air and water use numerical simulations to test potential shapes, but they rely on trial and error to improve their designs. A neural simulator can optimize the shape itself.
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Stock Market Simulation using cGANs
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Stock-Trading Test Bed

If you buy or sell stocks, it’s handy to test your strategy before you put real money at risk. Researchers devised a fresh approach to simulating market behavior.
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World Map
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Predicting Regime Change: CoupCast Attempts to Predict Regime Change

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working with a system called CoupCast to estimate the likelihood that an individual country will undergo a coup d’état.
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Tax planning model AI Economist
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Tax Relief the AI Way

Nothing is certain except death and taxes, the saying goes — but how to make taxes fair and beneficial remains an open question. New research aims to answer it.
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Animated chart shows how AI can help robots locate key spatial coordinates.
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Finding Useful Points in Space: Keypoint3D Helps Robots Locate Spatial Coordinates

A new machine learning method aims to improve a machine’s ability to determine and locate points of interest.
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Animation showing a simulated football team and how it works
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Team Players: Football-Playing AI Blends Individual and Group Skills

Playing a team sport involves a fluid blend of individual and group skills. Researchers integrated both types of action into realistic humanoid agents that play football (known as soccer in the U.S.).
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Demonstration of Climate AI model working
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Getting a Jump on Climate Change: AI Startups Predict the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Startups are predicting how climate change will affect global commerce. Companies that specialize in climate analytics are training neural networks to help businesses manage risks posed by a warming globe,
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Sequence of famous arcade games' scenes
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Solve RL With This One Weird Trick

The previous state-of-the-art model for playing vintage Atari games took advantage of a number of advances in reinforcement learning (RL). The new champion is a basic RL architecture plus a trick borrowed from image generation.
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Information related to a deep learning system developed by Sandia National  Laboratories
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Materials Science Gets a Boost

Neural nets could speed up development of new materials.What’s new: A deep learning system from Sandia National Laboratories dramatically accelerated simulations that help scientists understand how changes to the design or fabrication of a material change its properties.
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Graphs related to world models
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It’s a Small World Model After All

World models, which learn a compressed representation of a dynamic environment like, say, a video game, have delivered top results in reinforcement learning. A new method makes them much smaller.
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Data related to a technique that uses a neural network to compute the progress of a fluid dynamics simulation
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Physics Simulations Streamlined

Computer simulations do a good job of modeling physical systems from traffic patterns to rocket engines, but they can take a long time to run. New work takes advantage of deep learning to speed them up.
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AI-driven balloon reaching high altitude
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How to Drive a Balloon

Helium balloons that beam internet service to hard-to-serve areas are using AI to navigate amid high-altitude winds. Loon, the Alphabet division that provides wireless internet via polyethylene blimps.
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Fighter pilot in action
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Phantom Menace

A fighter pilot battled a true-to-life virtual enemy in midair. In the skies over southern California, an airman pitted his dogfighting skills against an AI-controlled opponent that was projected onto his augmented-reality visor.
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John Conway's Game of Life
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Life Is Easier for Big Networks

According to the lottery ticket hypothesis, the bigger the neural network, the more likely some of its weights are initialized to values that are well suited to learning to perform the task at hand. But just how big does it need to be?
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