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FinEduAI Artificial Intelligence project at Finnish high schools


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Create deep learning models with Flowpoints


For those who like their dessert first: here's the finished model, and here's the colab for this example. A rather empty user-interface should show up on your screen. In the sidebar, click the Library-dropdown, and select TensorFlow. Now the code for our model will use TensorFlow instead of PyTorch. Next, click on the Theme-dropdown and select "orange".

Andy Haldane: 'We have allowed the voluntary sector to wither' Patrick Butler


Much of the discussion of the fourth industrial revolution relates to the disruptive impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, and big data on the world of work and business. It could lead to huge gains in productivity, wealth creation and human happiness. Equally, it may kill millions of jobs, fuel social tensions, and widen inequality. Civil society's place in this massive societal shake-out, reckons Andy Haldane, is relatively unexplored – but it will be profound. Haldane, the Bank of England's chief economist, is regarded as a "maverick" thinker among central bankers on account not only of his views on banking and financial regulation, but society more widely: from poverty ("scarcity of money reshapes your brain and reshapes your decision-making") to the importance of trade unions.

Deep Learning Best Practices: Activation Functions & Weight Initialization Methods -- Part 1


One of the reasons that Deep learning has become more popular in the past decade is better learning algorithms which have to lead to faster convergence or better performance of neural networks in general. Along with better learning algorithms, Introduction of better activation functions, and better initialization methods help us to create better neural networks. Note: This article assumes that the reader has a basic understanding of Neural Network, weights, biases, and backpropagation. In this article, we discuss some of the commonly used activation functions and weight initialization methods while training a deep neural network. To be more specific, we will be covering the following.

UK gov is among the 'most prepared' for AI revolution


The UK has retained its place among the most prepared governments to harness the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence. An index published today, compiled by Oxford Insights in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada, places the UK as Europe's leading nation and just second on the world stage. "I'm delighted the UK government has been recognised as one of the best in the world in readiness for Artificial Intelligence. AI is already having a positive impact across society – from detecting fraud and diagnosing medical conditions, to helping us discover new music – and we're working hard to make the most of its vast opportunities while managing and mitigating the potential risks. With our newly appointed AI Council, we will boost the growth and use of AI in the UK, by using the knowledge of experts from a range of sectors and encourage dialogue between industry, academia and the public sector, to realise the full potential of data-driven technologies to the economy."

The US Air Force is enlisting MIT to help sharpen its AI skills


It's not yet clear how this collaboration will go down, especially since the military's previous efforts to collaborate with industry have proved problematic. Most notably, a project involving Google's Cloud AI team, established through a program known as Maven, sparked a backlash among employees. This involved using the Cloud platform to identify objects in aerial images, and some worried that it could eventually lead to using AI to target weapons. As a result, Google chose not to renew its contract with the Air Force and issued a new AI code of ethics, which precludes working on technology that could be weaponized.

UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court

New Scientist

The first legal battle in the UK over police use of face recognition technology will begin today. Ed Bridges has crowdfunded action against South Wales Police over claims that the use of the technology on him was an unlawful violation of privacy. He will also argue it breaches data protection and equality laws during a three-day hearing at Cardiff Civil Justice and Family Centre. Face recognition technology maps faces in a crowd then compares results with a "watch list" of images which can include suspects, missing people and persons of interest. Police who have trialled the technology hope it can help tackle crime but campaigners argue it breaches privacy and civil liberty.

Using AI in NHS diagnosis: apply for funding


X-rays of arms and legs are among the most frequent diagnosis processes used by NHS Scotland, with around 5,000 procedures annually. Although injuries in these areas are often categorised as minor, misdiagnosis and mismanagement can hamper recovery and lead to financial cost. However, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could help create systems that prevent misdiagnosis. Find out more about the SBRI and how it works. The competition will explore how AI and machine learning can be used to support limb radiographs in the diagnosis of fractures.

Senior Research Associate in Robotics for Infrastructure Maintenance and Repair (Offshore Wind Farms) Job at School of Design in London, England


Fixed term contract until 1 March 2021 The Royal College of Art is the UK's only entirely postgraduate art and design university. In 2018/19 the College will have some 2,300 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 450 permanent academic, technical and administrative staff, with more than 1,000 visiting lecturers and professors. The RCA Robotics Laboratory, recently established and directed by RCA's Academic Leader in Robotics, Dr Sina Sareh, develops new bioinspired technologies for robot mobility, manipulation and attachment in unstructured and extreme environments through funded projects by EPSRC, Innovate UK and industrial partners. Following the Royal College of Art's Strategic Plan 2016-2021, the lab is intended to create significant research and education capacity in robotics by 2020, to support the RCA's ambitious expansion plans in Battersea South including a new robotics facility and new research centres - the most radical transformation of the institution's campus in its 181-year history. Through the Innovate UK's "Robotics and AI: Inspect, Maintain and Repair in Extreme Environments" funding scheme, a research project grant entitled Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance & Repair in Extreme Environments (MIMRee) has been awarded to the RCA.

What is Cognitive Computing? How are Enterprises benefitting from Cognitive Technology?


AI has truly been a far-flung goal ever since the conception of computing, and every day we seem to be getting closer and closer to that goal with new cognitive computing models. Coming from the amalgamation of cognitive science and based on the basic premise of simulating the human thought process, the concept, as well as applications of cognitive computing, are bound to have far-reaching impacts on not just our private lives, but also industries like healthcare, insurance and more. The advantages of cognitive technology are well and truly a step beyond the conventional AI systems. According to David Kenny, General Manager, IBM Watson -- the most advanced cognitive computing framework, "AI can only be as smart as the people teaching it." The same is not true for the latest cognitive revolution.