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A guide to artificial intelligence and machine learning

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According to Gartner, AI applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decision-making, and take action. In essence, the concept of AI centres on enabling computer systems to think and act in a more'human' way, by learning from and responding to the vast amounts of information they're able to use. AI is already transforming our everyday lives. From the AI features on our smartphones such as built-in smart assistants, to the AI-curated content and recommendations on our social media feeds and streaming services. As the name suggests, machine learning is based on the idea that systems can learn from data to automate and improve how things are done – by using advanced algorithms (a set of rules or instructions) to analyse data, identify patterns and make decisions and recommendations based on what they find.


Royal Mail is building 500 drones to carry mail to remote communities

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Royal Mail is building a fleet of 500 drones to carry mail to remote communities all over the UK, including the Isles of Scilly and the Hebrides. The postal service, which has already conducted successful trials over Scotland and Cornwall, will create more than 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years as part of a new partnership with London company Windracers. Drones, or UAVs (uncrewed aerial vehicles), can help reduce carbon emissions and improve the reliability of island mail services, Royal Mail claims. They offer an alternative to currently-used delivery methods that can be affected by bad weather – ferries, conventional aircraft and land-based deliveries. They can also take off from any flat surface (sand, grass or tarmac) providing it is long enough.


Sonos launches cheaper Ray soundbar and new voice control system

The Guardian

Sonos, the wireless home-audio specialist, is launching a lower-cost model of its popular TV soundbars alongside its own new voice control system for its smart speakers after its public bust-up with Google. The new Ray soundbar is a more compact version of Sonos's popular Arc and Beam models, designed to fit neatly in TV stands without affecting sound quality. It connects to a TV through an optical cable, has wifi for streaming music and can be controlled with the Sonos app or a TV remote. The Ray will cost £279 in the UK or $279 in the US from 7 June, sitting below the £449 Beam as the firm's most affordable model. It has two tweeters and two midwoofer speakers, along with the company's Trueplay smart tuning system, promising balanced sound with solid bass and crisp dialogue.


Complete Deep Learning In R With Keras & Others

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This course covers the main aspects of neural networks and deep learning. If you take this course, you can do away with taking other courses or buying books on R based data science. In this age of big data, companies across the globe use R to sift through the avalanche of information at their disposal. By becoming proficient in neural networks and deep learning in R, you can give your company a competitive edge and boost your career to the next level! My name is Minerva Singh and I am an Oxford University MPhil (Geography and Environment) graduate.


Restructuring Faces in Videos With Machine Learning

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A research collaboration between China and the UK has devised a new method to reshape faces in video. The technique allows for convincing broadening and narrowing of facial structure, with high consistency and an absence of artifacts. From a YouTube video used as source material by the researchers, actress Jennifer Lawrence appears as a more gaunt personality (right). See the accompanying video embedded at the bottom of the article for many more examples at better resolution. This kind of transformation is usually only possible through traditional CGI methods that would need to entirely recreate the face via detailed and expensive motion-capping, rigging and texturing procedures. Instead, what CGI there is in the technique is integrated into a neural pipeline as parametric 3D face information that's subsequently used as a basis for a machine learning workflow.


Driving successful AI transformations at the enterprise level - For all the latest on all IT Tech like ERP, Cloud, Bot, AI, IoT,M2M, Netsuite, Salesforce

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Chandramauli Chaudhuri leads the Data Science initiatives across Fractal's Tech Media & Telecom vertical in the UK & Europe. He works in close collaboration with senior business stakeholders and CXO teams across some of the leading global enterprises, enabling the development of long-term strategic AI solutions. Being in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for close to a decade and working across a wide range of industries, his primary area of interest lies in R&D, algorithmic customisation, capability enhancement, and MLOps deployments of solutions. Analytics India Magazine interviewed Chandramauli to gain insights into AI transformation at the enterprise level. Chandramauli: As a business leader driving AI transformation across an organisation, it is critical to understand that Artificial Intelligence is just the means of value realisation and not an end goal by itself.


Startups Apply Artificial Intelligence To Supply Chain Disruptions

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Over the last two years a series of unexpected events has scrambled global supply chains. Coronavirus, war in Ukraine, Brexit and a container ship wedged in the Suez Canal have combined to delay deliveries of everything from bicycles to pet food. In response, a growing group of startups and established logistics firms has created a multi-billion dollar industry applying the latest technology to help businesses minimize the disruption. Interos Inc, Fero Labs, KlearNow Corp and others are using artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge tools so manufacturers and their customers can react more swiftly to supplier snarl-ups, monitor raw material availability and get through the bureaucratic thicket of cross-border trade. The market for new technology services focused on supply chains could be worth more than $20 billion a year in the next five years, analysts told Reuters.


Amazon Alexa can now answer common questions around menopause

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is already a fount of knowledge on health topics ranging from the symptoms of chicken pox to how to relive a migraine. Now Amazon has teamed up with independent website Menopause Matters to provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions around menopause. Alexa users in the UK can ask questions including'What treatments are available for the menopause?', 'What is perimenopause?', and'What are the benefits or risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy for menopause?' The news comes amid warnings that women going through the menopause are often mis-diagnosed with depression, because GPs do not know all the symptoms.


Forthcoming machine learning and AI seminars: May 2022 edition

AIHub

This post contains a list of the AI-related seminars that are scheduled to take place between 9 May 2022 and 30 June 2022. All events detailed here are free and open for anyone to attend virtually. Note: this event runs for four days – 9-12 May. Instance-adaptive data compression: Improving Neural Codecs by Training on the Test Set Speaker: Ties van Rozendaal Organised by: University of California, Irvine The live stream is here. Kernel-based robust inference for intractable likelihood models Speaker: François-Xavier Briol Organised by: Finnish Centre for AI Zoom link is here.


Cognitive Science: Bermúdez, José Luis: 9781108440349: Books: Amazon.com

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Educated at St Pauls School, London and Cambridge University, José Luis Bermúdez is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, where he has also served as Dean of Liberal Arts and Associate Provost for Strategic Planning. Since his first book, The Paradox of Self-Consciousness (MIT Press 1998) he has been working on interdiscipinary aspects of self-representation and self-consciousness, most recently in Understanding "I": Language and Thought (OUP, 2017) and The Bodily Self: Selected Essays (MIT Press, 2018). He also works on rationality and reasoning, where he has published Decision Theory and Rationality (OUP, 2009). He is currently writing a book of framing and rationality, and also preparing the third edition of his textbook Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind, both for Cambridge University Press. His work has appeared in seven languages and he is one of the 100 most cited philosophers on Google scholar.