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World's First AI University Has More Than 3200 Applicants Already

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According to media reports more than 3,200 students have applied for the school in the first week admissions were open. Many of the applicants came from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt, India, and China. In October Abu Dhabi announced the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, which will enable graduate students, businesses, and governments to advance AI. The university is named after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is an advocate for developing human capital through science. The school aims to create a new model of academia and research for AI and to "unleash AI's full potential."


What Drove The AI Renaissance?

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It is the present-day darling of the tech world. The current renaissance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its sister discipline Machine Learning (ML) has led every IT firm worth its salt to engineer some form of AI onto its platform, into its toolsets and throughout its software applications. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has already proclaimed that AI will change 100 percent of jobs over the next decade. And yes, she does mean everybody's job from yours to mine and onward to the role of grain farmers in Egypt, pastry chefs in Paris and dog walkers in Oregon i.e. every job. We will now be able to help direct all workers' actions and behavior with a new degree of intelligence that comes from predictive analytics, all stemming from the AI engines we will now increasingly depend upon.


Deep Learning System Market Outlook 2019: Business Overview And Top Company Analysis Forecast By 2028 - My Industry Planning

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It also provides rigorous Deep Learning System study on the market spike, categorization, and revenue evaluation. This report provides market position from the reader's viewpoint, providing certain Deep Learning System market statistics and business hunch. The global Deep Learning System market serves past and futuristic information about the industry. It also contains company profiles of every Deep Learning System market player, scope, profit, product specification, cost, and so on. Major market vendors comprise in the Worldwide Deep Learning System market research report: Alphabet Inc., Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC), Facebook, Inc., LISA lab, Microsoft, Nervana Systems, General Vision Inc., Sensory, Inc., Nvidia Corporation, Skymind The geological regions included in the Deep Learning System report: Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, The Middle East, North America and Latin America.


US military says Russian air defenses shot down unarmed drone near Libyan capital: report

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 7 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The U.S. military believes the unarmed drone that went missing over the Libyan capital last month was actually shot down by Russian air defenses. The U.S. Africa Command is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, which had been part of an operation conducted in Libya to assess the area's security and monitor for violent extremist activity. The command didn't give a reason for the drone loss after the Nov. 21 incident, but they had been investigating, Reuters reported.


GIJN's Data Journalism Top 10: Open Source, Artificial Intelligence, Interactive Oceans, Bar Chart Races, EU Polling - Global Investigative Journalism Network

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Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from November 25 to December 1 finds The New York Times profiling Bellingcat and its use of OSINT techniques; the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Stanford University collaborating to employ artificial intelligence to solve a journalistic problem; and the Science Communication Lab creating a beautiful interactive scientific poster to explore the world's oceans. Open source journalism might just be the best antidote to spin: the transparency of its authors showing their work during each step of the investigative process helps earn readers' trust. The New York Times profiles Bellingcat, an investigative news site that uses open source techniques. The collaborative Implant Files investigation exposed the lax regulation of the $400 billion medical device industry worldwide. But when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists wanted to know if women suffered disproportionately from faulty medical devices, it hit a data roadblock.


Infographic: Chinese Surveillance Technology Spreads Around the World

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A large share of countries around the world are now using Chinese AI surveillance technology, including facial recognition technology, in full or in part. This is according to a report by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Many countries are combining Chinese tech with U.S.-made surveillance tech, among them the U.S. and China themselves, but also India, Australia, Brazil and several European countries. Many countries in Latin America, South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East are relying on Chinese technology alone after participating in the Belt and Road initiative, as is Japan, the only developed country to do so. China is not only a prominent user of AI-powered surveillance and facial recognition but also a big producer and exporter of the technology.


Orange unveils new five-year grand plan

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With the Essential2020 plan all but complete, Orange has released the details of the Engage2025 strategy to drive growth over the next five years. The new strategy is going to be focused on four key pillars; reinventing the operator business model, accelerating growth in the developing markets and emerging segments, integrate artificial intelligence at the centre of every aspect of the business, and building sustainability goals through the organization. "If I had to summarise Engage2025, Orange's new strategic plan, I would use two words: growth and sustainability," said CEO Stephane Ricard. "The first one is growth. We are going to grow our core business – connectivity – by adding to our competitive edge and by making the most of our network infrastructure. We are also going to foster growth beyond connectivity in Europe thanks to three elements which set us apart from our competitors, namely Africa & the Middle East, B2B IT services and financial services. At Orange we are convinced that in the years ahead strong economic performance will not be possible without exemplary performance on social and environmental issues."


AI in Customer Experience: The new frontier

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For more than 4,000 years, the advertising industry has been defined by new technologies that allow companies, governments and individuals to attract and retain the interest of their target audiences. In Egypt, papyrus was used to deliver some of the world's first commercial advertising in poster form. The first ever advertising "jingle" or sonic logo was the result of ladies of the night in 750 BC Greece hammering nails into their shoes to produce a distinctive tone to attract clients. The advent of the printing press, radio, television, and now the internet and social media have all radically changed the way in which products are sold. In the mid-1990s, as companies and organisations began recognising the internet's potential as a marketing tool, huge amounts of time and money were poured into establishing online footprints.


Mission artificial intelligence

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How ready is India for the world of artificial intelligence (AI)? This question is answered in one of the latest global lists researched and created by Oxford Insights and commissioned by Canada's International Development Research Centre. It is called the Government Artificial Intelligence Readiness Index. The just released index measures 194 countries on a scale of 1-10 on how ready their governments are to embrace and make use of a world dominated by artificial intelligence. At the very top of the list is Singapore with a score of 9.186 and at the bottom is Somalia which scores 0.168.


Does AI Challenge Biblical Archeology?

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, found by a shepherd boy in 1947, dating from roughly 200 BC through 100 AD, were remarkably well-preserved. Exciting finds like the Scrolls and the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt tempt us to think that when a lost document is found, we will easily physically read it once we understand the language. Sadly, many surviving documents are so damaged that they cannot be read using traditional methods. All we know is that they are/were documents. Nowadays, the 1,700-year-old En-Gedi Scroll--one of the most ancient snippets of the Old Testament ever uncovered--isn't much to look at.