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From machine learning to Python language skills: 6 tech skill sets that fetch maximum salary

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With both machine learning and data analytics skill set, one can easily fetch an average pay of Rs 13.94 lakh per annum (LPA). Although knowledge of machine learning algorithms do add to the highest package, the skill set alone can fetch a handsome Rs 10.43 LPA on average. If the latest Analytics India Industry Report 2017 – Salaries & Trends report is anything to go by, one could make an average of Rs 10.40 LPA with exceptional R language skills. One of the most popular programming languages, professionals with Python skill set can make around Rs 10.12 LPA on average.


What Does It Mean to Prepare Students for a Future With Artificial Intelligence? (EdSurge News)

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The plan was the beginning of a national effort to prepare Americans for a future with AI--a future some computer scientist believe our nation is ill-equipped to handle. Using research and concepts from several AI experts including Mark Stehlik of Carnegie Mellon and Rand Hindi of Snips, EdSurge put together the following three-step list educators can use to start implementing AI education in schools. Dr. Rand Hindi, CEO of Snips (a machine learning device company), is part of a research group working with the French government to prepare their country for AI. For Stehlik, the onus is on technology companies and higher education institutions to prepare K-12 teachers for AI instruction by providing them with curriculums, capacity and continuing education opportunities.


Investigating Bias In AI Language Learning

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We recommend addressing this through the explicit characterization of acceptable behavior. One such approach is seen in the nascent field of fairness in machine learning, which specifies and enforces mathematical formulations of nondiscrimination in decision-making. Another approach can be found in modular AI architectures, such as cognitive systems, in which implicit learning of statistical regularities can be compartmentalized and augmented with explicit instruction of rules of appropriate conduct . Certainly, caution must be used in incorporating modules constructed via unsupervised machine learning into decision-making systems.


The incredible ways people with disabilities customize their tech to thrive

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All it takes is a few taps of her tablet, and with a specialized app stringing letters into words, and words into phrases, her thoughts are played out loud. The music mode helps amplify low notes Rakowski can't hear otherwise, while the standard mode helps her to instruct her students. Rakowski, whose musical passion and profession rely on the ability to hear, started using hearing aids a little over a year ago. While Rakowski relies on visuals to control the volume of sounds coming through her hearing aids, Vasquez relies completely on his voice to navigate his Apple devices.


Thoughts on the EU's draft report on robotics

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I was asked to write a short op-ed on the European Parliament Law Committee's recommendations on civil law rules for robotics. In the end, the piece didn't get published, so I am posting it here: It is a great shame that most reports of the European Parliament's Committee for Legal Affairs' vote on its Draft Report on Civil Law Rules on Robotics headlined on'personhood' for robots because the report has much else to commend it. Within the report's draft Code of Conduct is a call for robotics funding proposals to include a risk assessment. This too is a very good idea and guidance already exists in British Standard BS 8611, published in April 2016.


Technology and Legal Practice… How Disruptive Can It Possibly Be?

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This evening event at Westminster Law School, University of Westminster, brings together three prominent experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and law for a conversation around current developments in these areas, followed by an opportunity for the audience to engage and ask questions. Chrissie Lightfoot is a prominent international legal figure, an entrepreneur, a legal futurist, legaltech investor, writer, international keynote speaker, legal and business commentator (quoted periodically in The Times and FT), solicitor (non-practising), Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Westminster School of Law, and author of best-seller The Naked Lawyer and Tomorrow s Naked Lawyer. Chair: Dr Paresh Kathrani is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Westminster Law School and a member of the Centre on the Legal Profession. He has written on the challenges that AI will bring for the legal profession and chaired a panel on artificial intelligence at Westminster Law School in 2015, as well as an AI film and debate series for the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture, of which he is also a member, in 2016.


List of Free Must-Read Books for Machine Learning

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In this article, we have listed some of the best free machine learning books that you should consider going through (no order in particular). Based on the Stanford Computer Science course CS246 and CS35A, this book is aimed for Computer Science undergraduates, demanding no pre-requisites. This book holds the prologue to statistical learning methods along with a number of R labs included. This Deep Learning textbook is designed for those in the early stages of Machine Learning and Deep learning in particular.


Three MIT alumni win 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

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Three MIT alumni have been awarded The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Continuing educational development work, Phong hopes to expand access to and improve the quality of science education in Vietnam and the U.S. Phong plans on pursuing a PhD in physics, and hopes to become a professor in condensed matter physics who also works to reform science education. While working on her undergraduate degree in biological engineering, Zekavat became interested in applying computational methods to improve mechanistic understanding of disease and to motivate new paths for disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatments. Daisy M. Soros and Paul Soros, both Hungarian immigrants, founded the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans in 1997.


This shuttle bus will serve people with vision, hearing, and physical impairments--and drive itself

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Manser's employer, IBM, and an independent carmaker called Local Motors are developing a self-driving, electric shuttle bus that combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and smartphone apps to serve people with vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. Future Ollis, for example, might direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats using machine vision to identify open spots, and audio cues and a mobile app to direct the passenger. For deaf people, the buses could employ machine vision and augmented reality to read and speak sign language via onboard screens or passengers' smartphones. Another potential Olli technology combines machine vision and sensors to detect when passengers leave items under their seats and issues alerts so the possessions can be retrieved, a feature meant to benefit people with age-related dementia and other cognitive disabilities.


This shuttle bus will serve people with vision, hearing, and physical impairments--and drive itself

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Manser's employer, IBM, and an independent carmaker called Local Motors are developing a self-driving, electric shuttle bus that combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and smartphone apps to serve people with vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. Future Ollis, for example, might direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats using machine vision to identify open spots, and audio cues and a mobile app to direct the passenger. For deaf people, the buses could employ machine vision and augmented reality to read and speak sign language via onboard screens or passengers' smartphones. Another potential Olli technology combines machine vision and sensors to detect when passengers leave items under their seats and issues alerts so the possessions can be retrieved, a feature meant to benefit people with age-related dementia and other cognitive disabilities.