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DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman departs Google

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DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has departed Google after an eight-year stint at the company. Suleyman co-founded AI giant DeepMind alongside Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg in 2010 before it was acquired by Google in 2014 for $500 million. DeepMind has become somewhat of an AI darling and has repeatedly made headlines for creating neural networks that have beat human capabilities in a range of games. DeepMind's AlphaGo even beat Go world champion Lee Sedol in a five-game match. He left for Google in 2019 and was most recently the company's vice president of AI product management and policy.


AI bias harms over a third of businesses, 81% want more regulation

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AI bias is already harming businesses and there's significant appetite for more regulation to help counter the problem. The findings come from the State of AI Bias report by DataRobot in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and global academic leaders. The report involved responses from over 350 organisations across industries. "DataRobot's research shows what many in the artificial intelligence field have long-known to be true: the line of what is and is not ethical when it comes to AI solutions has been too blurry for too long. The CIOs, IT directors and managers, data scientists, and development leads polled in this research clearly understand and appreciate the gravity and impact at play when it comes to AI and ethics."


Scientists say social interaction is 'the dark matter of AI'

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A pair of researchers from the University of Montreal today published a pre-print research paper on creating "more intelligent artificial agents" by imitating the human brain. We've heard that one before, but this time's a little different. The big idea here is all about giving artificial intelligence agents more agency. Despite the progress made in social neuroscience and in developmental psychology, only in the last decade, serious efforts have started focusing on the neural mechanisms of social interaction, which were seen as the "dark matter" of social neuroscience. Basically, there's something other than just algorithms and architecture that makes our brains tick.


High Performance Deep Learning, Part 1 - KDnuggets

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Machine Learning is being used in countless applications today. It is a natural fit in domains where there is no single algorithm that works perfectly, and there is a large amount of unseen data that the algorithm needs to do a good job predicting the right output. Unlike traditional algorithm problems where we expect exact optimal answers, machine learning applications can tolerate approximate answers. Deep Learning with neural networks has been the dominant methodology of training new machine learning models for the past decade. Its rise to prominence is often attributed to the ImageNet [1] competition in 2012.


Data vs. Disaster: 5 Ways Analytics Is Helping Tackle Climate Change - DATAVERSITY

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With the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report painting a worrying picture of our battle against climate change, we will explore five ways analytics can help turn the tide. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the report "a code red for humanity," adding that "the alarm bells are deafening and evidence irrefutable." U.S. President Joe Biden said about it, "The cost of inaction is mounting." In summary, without immediate action, the damage we've done may be irreversible. For this to change, we're going to have to rely on the latest tools and technologies, including big data, advanced analytics, modeling, and simulation techniques.


EQ Works Joins Exclusive Global Artificial Intelligence Network - Digital Journal

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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2022 / EQ Inc. (TSXV:EQ) ("EQ Works" or "EQ"), a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software, is pleased to announce that it has joined the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Affiliate Network, run by the AI Partnership Corporation (AIP). The global Affiliate Network joins together over 100 innovative organizations, from all sectors, who bring AI solutions to mid-large size enterprises looking to gain competitive advantages in the market. The inclusion of EQ in this network further solidifies its strength and leadership in the AI space as it expands its offerings to the insurance, automotive and retail verticals. This partnership brings EQ a significant new revenue potential and by leveraging the resources of the network, it opens the opportunity to bring its services to over 1500 prospective new customers. Additionally, EQ in turn, can offer its existing client base the AI-based services and solutions of the AIP Affiliate companies within the AIP ecosystem, thus expanding its value proposition without incurring incremental development investments.


Global business leaders voice major concerns over the use of Artificial Intelligence - Business Review

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Global business leaders harbor major concerns over the decisions and omissions made by Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems – despite the fact that 60% of companies now use them. Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has conducted a survey of global business leaders on their organizations' use of AI, as well as on the risks and opportunities presented by AI technologies. 'AI has become part of everyday life and businesses are riding a wave of optimism as they pursue growth strategies that incorporate the implementation of these fast-developing technologies,' said Giangiacomo Olivi, Dentons' Co-Head of Europe Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property and Technology. 'However, global business leaders are beginning to ask serious questions about where the responsibility for good governance, regulation and compliance sits. We urgently need to start a dialogue on the controls needed to protect businesses, customers, shareholders and communities.


Artificial Intelligence Platforms Market to grow by USD 17.29 bn

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The US is the key market for artificial intelligence platforms market in North America. The US and Canada together hold approximately 26% of all global AI-related patent applications, while IBM has the largest share of AI-related patents, followed by Microsoft and Google. Market growth in this region will be slower than the growth of the market in APAC, Europe, and MEA. The need for automated machine-driven decisions will facilitate the artificial intelligence platform's market growth in North America over the forecast period. The artificial intelligence platforms market is set to grow by USD 17.29 billion at a CAGR of 35% from 2020 to 2025, according to the latest research report from Technavio.


Warehouse robotics system Exotec raises $335 million – TechCrunch

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French startup Exotec has raised a $335 million Series D round in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs' Growth Equity business. Following today's investment, the company has reached a valuation of $2 billion. Exotec sells a complete end-to-end solution to turn a regular warehouse into a partially automated logistics platform. It's a hardware and software solution that replaces some human tasks. Previous Exotec investors include Bpifrance, Iris Capital, 360 Capital Partners and Breega.


The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots

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This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. On a cloudless morning last May, a pilot took off from the Niagara Falls International Airport, heading for restricted military airspace over Lake Ontario. The plane, which bore the insignia of the United States Air Force, was a repurposed Czechoslovak jet, an L-39 Albatros, purchased by a private defense contractor. The bay in front of the cockpit was filled with sensors and computer processors that recorded the aircraft's performance. For two hours, the pilot flew counterclockwise around the lake.