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A "New Nobel" -- Computer Scientist Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize

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Whether protecting against surges on electric networks, locating designs amongst previous criminal offenses, or even improving sources in the treatment of significantly bad people, Duke University computer system expert Cynthia Rudin desires expert system (AI) to reveal its own job. When it is actually creating choices that profoundly impact individuals's lifestyles, particularly. " I would like to give thanks to AAAI and also Squirrel AI for making this honor that I understand will definitely be actually a game-changer for the area," Rudin pointed out. "To possess a'Nobel Prize' for artificial intelligence to assist culture creates it ultimately crystal clear undeniably that this subject matter -- AI help the advantage for community -- is really significant." Dark container designs are actually the contrast of Rudin's straightforward codes.


Morrisons takeover: Bradford retail giant in the bagging area

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Asked if she was concerned about debt-loading, a tactic some private equity firms have been accused of using to increase profits from their acquisitions, Ms Hinchcliffe replies: "I'm a Labour party politician, so that's something I'm not particularly fond of, however, I'm not running a major UK supermarket and we have to be mindful there's a market out there local politicians can't really influence."


COVID-19: Implications for business

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The Delta variant of the coronavirus spread to more countries in recent weeks, and the total number of cases officially logged soared past half a million per day. The global number of deaths is now about two-thirds as high as it was at the peak of the previous wave, in April of this year. As the virus spreads, the potential rises for a vaccine-resistant strain to emerge. Meanwhile, in poorer countries, vaccines are scarce, and most populations are little protected (exhibit).


US has lost AI race with China, ex-Pentagon chief says

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China has the competitive edge against the US in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), according to the Pentagon's former chief software officer. "We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years," Nicolas Chaillan said in an interview with London-based business newspaper, Financial Times. He called the current situation "a done deal," adding that, in his opinion, the race between China and the US was "already over." Chaillan predicted that China is heading for global dominance because of its advancements in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber capabilities, the Financial Times reported. He slammed US cyber defense capabilities as at "kindergarten level" in some government departments.


Ipsotek Completes AI Analytics Solution For Sydney Trains

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Ipsotek was selected by Sydney Trains to deliver an AI-based video analytics solution to security cameras to identify incidences of tunnel and track intrusion at 13 stations across metropolitan Sydney. "Sydney Trains chose Ipsotek, after an extensive comparison of a number of products," said Mark Edmonds, manager of security capability for transport at Sydney Trains. "Ipsotek's proven track record in the AI video analytics space, its partnership with Genetec and its work with Innovate UK's Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) for railway-focused AI applications, made it a well-deserved choice." Ipsotek's project with Sydney Trains follows the company's previous success in delivering an initial programme of work via the Innovate UK SBRI initiative, for the development of AI video analytics, to enhance the rail experience for passengers and staff in the UK. "As a British SME, competing against some of the industry's big-named companies, we are delighted to have been chosen by Sydney Trains, to deliver this project," said Chris Bishop, sales director APAC & marketing director at Ipsotek.


NSW firefighters to be equipped with AU$57 million worth of new bushfire equipment

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The deployment of new drones, cells on wheels, and vehicles with built-in Wi-Fi will form part of the New South Wales government's AU$57.4 million investment into arming firefights with new equipment. Under what the state government is calling the connected firefighter package, firefighters will have access to drones that can provide images and data from incidents in real-time that can be used to assist in incident planning, and for chemical and gas detection; cells on wheels equipped with communication technology to provide power, especially in remote parts of the state without coverage; vehicles with built-in Wi-Fi that can provide mobile 4G network in remote locations where satellite connection is limited. Fire and Rescue NSW mobile command centres will also receive upgrades to ensure there is communication between incident management teams and firefighters during incidents. "What is apparent is that our emergency services are entering a tech boom, one which rightly puts NSW ahead of the pack this bushfire season," Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot said in a statement on Friday. "These assets will ensure our first responders are safe as they enter dangerous and volatile fire grounds to protect their communities."


Clear the funding roadblock, AIIA urges on artificial intelligence

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More than $124 million in new funding for artificial intelligence research and industry development support allocated in the federal budget in May is still locked up inside the Industry department, with no clear signal on how and when it will be rolled out. The Australian Information Industry Association says Australia can't afford to sit on its hands in relation to the AI research and commercialisation – the industry is moving too fast, and the nation can't afford to fall behind. AIIA chief executive Ron Gauci says national capability in artificial intelligence is critical, because of the transformational impact that AI-based products and services are having across all industries. The AIIA has been pressing government for a funding allocation to drive commercialisation outcomes in the sector. The industry association had been told its "modest" proposal to bring together industry partners and state governments in a dollar-for-dollar funding arrangement with the Commonwealth had been agreed to.


Decade Of Artificial Intelligence: A Summary

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The world has seen a boom in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the past few years. The major reasons contributing to this is the availability of data and computing power. A lot of research has happened in the field of AI in the last decade and society has witnessed many amazing use cases. In the last decade, AI went mainstream because of the availability of hardware, courses, platforms, big companies taking workshops, etc. What our AI community has achieved in the last decade has set a strong foundation for the future.


Artificial intelligence in healthcare? 'Don't focus solely on technology' - Innovation Origins

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Tech expert Jarno Duursma sees both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to using AI in healthcare. First the advantages: Scientists at Life Lines, a large-scale study into the onset of chronic diseases among 165 thousand people in the northern Netherlands, make use of artificially intelligent software. Duursma: "This research has been going on since 2006. A huge database is being compiled from all those studies and questionnaires. With the help of AI, doctors are able to identify connections that they would otherwise never have spotted, like improving the diagnosis of depression or the prediction of cancer."


Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

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We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they're more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human watching live footage, usually from multiple video feeds. Most surveillance cameras are passive, however. They're there as a deterrence, or to provide evidence if something goes wrong. But this is changing -- and fast.