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Top Paper Presentations You Must Not Miss At MLDS 2020

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Just a few days away now, Machine Learning Developers Summit, which is to be held on 22-23 Jan in Bengaluru and on 30-31 Jan in Hyderabad, has created a buzz around the tech community. With MLDS, Analytics India Magazine aims to bring in researchers and innovators together on one platform, where they will be presenting their research papers on various topics like machine learning, deep learning, and robotic process automation (RPA). About: In this paper, the author will be presenting a novel approach using graph algorithms for building a product recommendation solution for a publishing company. He will be talking about the developed approach that focuses on the popular books and courses inside a local community identified by the graph algorithms to generate recommendations. About: In this paper, the author will be presenting an idea where they use neural network architectures for attention mechanisms to spot the people who are suffering from prolonged stress.


The Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2020

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What lies ahead for the data center industry in 2020? At Data Center Frontier our eyes are on the horizon, and we're constantly talking with industry thought leaders to get their take on key trends. Our crystal ball did pretty well last year, so it's time to look ahead at what's in store for 2020. We've identified eight themes that will shape the data center business this year. We'll be writing in more depth about many of these trends in coming weeks, but this list provides a high-level view of the topics that we believe will be relevant this year. In 2020 the explosive growth of data will be felt like never before.


From ROI To RAI (Revenue From Artificial Intelligence)

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As disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentally alter the way we live and do business, C-suite attitudes toward IT spending and utilization are shifting. Once considered a cost of doing business, technology is now viewed as a business driver that's critical to an organization's ability to perform core functions, even in industries far removed from Silicon Valley. However, many executives still struggle to determine the ROI to justify investments in AI and machine learning, even as AI becomes increasingly crucial to 21st century business decision-making. Except for the IT industry itself, C-suites have historically viewed IT expenses as a cost of entry to do business in the digital age, not revenue-generating investments. Then came new technologies such as mobile, cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT).


Predict Electricity Consumption Using Time Series Analysis - KDnuggets

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"Time series models are used to forecast future events based on previous events that have been observed (and data collected) at regular time intervals." We will be taking a small forecasting problem and try to solve it till the end learning time series forecasting alongside. Time series forecasting is a technique for the prediction of events through a sequence of time. The technique is used across many fields of study, from geology to behavior to economics. The techniques predict future events by analyzing the trends of the past, on the assumption that future trends will hold similar to historical trends.


MyFood Family, Solar-powered Aquaponic Smart Greenhouse

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The MyFood Family Smart Greenhouse got a lot of traction at CES 2020, so much that the unit exhibited at the FrenchTech pavilion was sold during the show! Given that the price tag for such a large model (Family model, 22 m² / 242 ft²) varies between 8,600 to 22,000 euros (VAT incl.), that sale was a great validation of the product and the technology powering it. Mickaël Gandecki, co-founder, CTO and Managing Partner, MyFood, told me that the Chef of the Tao restaurant at the Venitian Hotel was so impressed that he wanted his team to visit the smart solar aquaponic greenhouse during CES. Founded in 2015 by Mickaël Gandecki, Matthieu Urban and Johan Nazaraly, MyFood aims to fight the damages caused by industrial agriculture by bringing food production back home, off-grid, using 90% less water, and without pesticide. The company's mission statement reads: "Our ambition: to make it possible to produce at home a healthy, diverse and ultra-fresh diet all-year-round. Reconnect with nature and enjoy a sense of well-being."


IBM doubles quantum volume in the race for computing supremacy

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TechRepublic's Teena Maddox talked to Jamie Garcia, senior manager, Algorithms, Applications and Theory Team at IBM Research, at CES 2020 about about the quantum news that IBM has released this week and what's to come. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Jamie Garcia: We just released news that we have achieved a 32-quantum volume, which is in line with us doubling our quantum volume every single year. Another one that just came out is that we hit a 100 partners in our IBM Q network. Teena Maddox: With the race for quantum computing, what does that mean when you've increased the volume?


AI or BS: Distinguishing artificial intelligence from trade show hype – IAM Network

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The distinction between actual AI and fake or algorithmic alternatives is important, but marketers are blurring the lines in ways that everyone may regret.


Houston retail energy startup prepares to grow its AI-backed, money-saving technology

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Evolve Energy uses AI and machine learning to optimize energy usage, providing customers with the best wholesale energy prices on fluctuating renewable resources. "We want to help our customers save a significant amount of money on electricity costs and help them decarbonize the grid," CEO Michael Lee tells InnovationMap."There's been a serious of emerging events that enable us to do both at the same time, it's no longer a choice." Evolve Energy, founded in 2018, sells wholesale electricity at cost to residential customers in Texas, charging a $10 monthly subscription fee plus the cost of wholesale electricity. Using their AI technology, they predict when price surges are likely and determine how much energy the customer needs to hit the parameters set on the app by the customer and usage history. The customer does not need to do anything but pair Evolve with their smart thermostat.


AI's impact on UN goals for climate, development and global stability is analyzed for first time

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Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a powerful but double-edged sword as nations confront global warming, poverty and issues of peace and justice. An international team of scientists this week released a first-ever study of how AI can help--as well as hinder--sustainable development worldwide. Published today in Nature Communications, the analysis focuses on how AI impacts the 17 goals for sustainable development adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The study was co-authored by a diverse group of researchers led by Ricardo Vinuesa and Francesco Fuso Nerini, assistant professors at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. They were joined by Max Tegmark, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and author of the bestselling book Life 3.0, as well as Virginia Dignum, professor of AI Ethics at Umeå University, among other authors.


Skyqraft, a startup using AI and drones for electricity power-line inspection, raises $505K – TechCrunch

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Skyqraft, a Swedish startup using AI and drones for electricity power-line inspection, has picked up $505,000 in early backing. Leading the round is "startup generator" and investor Antler, with participation from a number of angels including Claes Ekström and Tomas Kåberger. Founded in March 2019 and launched that September, Skyqraft provides what it calls "smart" infrastructure inspections for power-lines. It uses unmanned airplanes, combined with AI, to gather images and detect risk automatically. This is in contrast to the status quo, where power-lines are typically inspected by teams of people and helicopters, which isn't idea on a number of fronts.