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Reinforcement Learning -- The Fellowship of Las Vegas

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I wanted to name this Adventures in Reinforcement Learning. Then I realized that it was probably the lamest name I could ever create. Wikipedia can explain it better. Then why do you even have a blog post? Well I had to take a graduate level AI class to understand Reinforcement Learning enough for me to try playing around with examples I found online and tweak them to my interests, ultimately creating something in an hour while listening to RetroWave.


Artificial Intelligence Principles Issued by White House

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Federal agencies and the private sector would have new guidelines for developing artificial intelligence technologies, such as AI-powered medical devices and autonomous vehicles and drones, under a draft set of principles from the Trump administration. The 10 principles released Tuesday by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy would direct federal agencies to develop consistent policies on AI technology, including soliciting public engagement from academics, nonprofits, industry and civil society, while also ensuring the products are safe for the public and don't discriminate. "We believe that consistency is really, really important and it sends a very important and very powerful message to industry so that they actually have clarity on the way that they should be thinking about bringing forth products which fall under some sort of regulatory oversight," Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer, said on a press call yesterday. "With this consistency, we think we can spur greater innovation around the country, and we can also help all of our regulators across all of our agencies be more consistent and be more aware of what they need to do to promulgate regulations at a good clip and speed," Kratsios added. Kratsios and Lynne Parker, the U.S. deputy chief technology officer, are expected to speak further about the the AI regulatory principles during separate panels on Wednesday at CES, the year's largest tech show, taking place in Las Vegas.


Intelligence of Things, AI and 5G to define the technology in next decade

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LAS VEGAS: Technology trends in the coming decade will be dictated not by Internet of Things (IoT) but by Intelligence of Things, which means that artificial intelligence will underscore every facet of commerce and culture. The tech influence in human behaviour will move forward in the decade especially with the connectivity agenda getting a massive bump up with 5G, which is being rolled out for over 50 networks worldwide, said the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ahead of its marque consumer electronics event - CES 2020. Content streaming wars, electrification of vehicles along with popularity of in-vehicle tech, emergence of digital health with launch of several fitness apps and devices are also going to be some of the major trends of 2020. "The last decade was about the Internet of Things – but now, we kick off a new decade defined by the Intelligence of Things," says Steve Koenig, vice president of market research, CTA. "Connected intelligence defines today's device ecosystem from consumer favorites such as smartphones and TVs to an expanding universe of smart home solutions making intelligent living spaces a reality. Over the next 10 years, the dynamic of connected intelligence will grow apace with advancing 5G networks and innovative applications of AI to propel the consumer tech industry forward -- and with it consumer experiences, safety, health and more," he added.


Toyota is building a 'smart' city to test AI, robots and self-driving cars

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Carmaker Toyota has unveiled plans for a 2,000-person "city of the future," where it will test autonomous vehicles, smart technology and robot-assisted living. The ambitious project, dubbed Woven City, is set to break ground next year in the foothills of Japan's Mount Fuji, about 60 miles from Tokyo. Announcing the project at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota's CEO Akio Toyoda described the new city as a "living laboratory" that will allow researchers, scientists and engineers to test emerging technology in a "real-life environment." A digital mock-up shows small autonomous vehicles operating alongside pedestrians. "With people buildings and vehicles all connected and communicating with each other through data and sensors, we will be able to test AI technology, in both the virtual and the physical world, maximizing its potential," he said on stage during Tuesday's unveiling.


Ambarella Enables Artificial Intelligence on a Wide Range of Connected Cameras Using Amazon SageMaker Neo

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LAS VEGAS -- Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), an artificial intelligence (AI) vision silicon company, today announced that Ambarella and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) customers can now use Amazon SageMaker Neo to train machine learning (ML) models once and run them on any device equipped with an Ambarella CVflow -powered AI vision system on chip (SoC). Until now, developers had to manually optimize ML models for devices based on Ambarella AI vision SoCs. This step could add considerable delays and errors to the application development process. Ambarella and AWS collaborated to simplify the process by integrating the Ambarella toolchain with the Amazon SageMaker Neo cloud service. Now, developers can simply bring their trained models to Amazon SageMaker Neo and automatically optimize the model for Ambarella CVflow-powered SoCs.


CES 2020: The new IoT, or 'intelligence of things', is the major tech trend of the decade

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LAS VEGAS - A new idea surrounding IoT will steer how technology will go in the new decade - instead of standing for the Internet of Things, the acronym should stand for the "intelligence of things", said Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) vice president of research Steve Koenig. "This new IoT bears testimony to the extent that artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating every facet of our commerce and our culture. "Now, commerce is pretty well-understood and we endorse that as we want to advance our economies around the world, but culture is really interesting to me as a researcher, because we're talking about technology's influence on human behaviour," he said. He brought up the example of how fast food giant McDonald's is looking at bringing AI-powered voice assistants to its drive-through restaurants in the United States. "People working in fast food - they've got a tough job.


The Future of Transportation Is Coming at the Hands of Big Data

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CES 2020 is kicking off into full gear in Las Vegas this week and that means the world's top technology minds have gathered in one place to share their vision of the future. In the mobility space, particularly with autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles, advanced or new technology is playing a major role in shaping the vision of this industry. Data, or rather the analysis of big data through AI, is being laid as the foundation to the future of mobility. This topic was the point of discussion for three industry experts at CES – Hardik Bhatt, Leader Digital Government, Amazon; Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles DOT; and Marcus Welz, CEO Siemens Mobility Intelligent Traffic Systems, Siemens Mobility. Seleta Reynolds leads one of the most populous department of transportation agencies in the U.S., which means she has access to a lot of transportation data to improve the function of the area she manages.


The 8 Things We Expect to See at CES 2020

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WIRED'S editors and writers will be at the annual consumer tech trade show all week seeking out the latest trends, products, services, oddities, and absurdities that will help set the tone for technology in 2020. As usual, our coverage comes with a caveat: Most of the new tech we see in Las Vegas won't ship right away, or possibly ever. But strip away all the glitz and hype, and CES remains a good opportunity to get a sense of how tech-makers are thinking about the coming months or years. Here's what the tech industry is buzzing about on the way to CES 2020. Even after all the talk about how it's going to change the way our devices connect to the internet and to each other, 5G was a bust at last year's CES.


At CES 2020, Google doubles down on getting its software all around you

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Google is everywhere at CES 2020. With the world's largest consumer electronics showcase under way here in Las Vegas, the search giant has dispatched an army of people clad in white uniforms to spread the gospel about the Google Assistant, the company's digital concierge software. The company built a massive fun house with slides and a ball pit. The words "Hey Google," the wake phrase for the software, are plastered all over buildings and the monorail in Las Vegas, the tech show's host city. It's a classic corporate marketing blitz, but it's also an apt metaphor for Google's grand ambition: to get its software all around you -- to fill up every inch of your life, from your commute to work to your Saturday morning vacuuming the house.


The Trump Administration Wants to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

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To prevent the United States from falling behind competitor nations like China, when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence-based technologies, the Trump administration has proposed vague regulatory guidelines that would limit potentially innovation-stifling governmental "overreach." The news comes amid the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the largest annual trade show for the technology industry. That makes sense, given that each year, CES includes a slew of vendors that demonstrate AI-based tech. In a blog posted to the White House website and shared as a Bloomberg op-ed, Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the U.S., wrote that it's a "false choice" to have to choose between moral values and advancing emerging AI technology. "As part of the Trump Administration's national AI strategy--the American AI Initiative--the White House is today proposing a first-of-its-kind set of regulatory principles to govern AI development in the private sector," he wrote.