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Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals was issued by Microsoft to Victor Nwoguru.

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Earners of the Azure AI Fundamentals certification have demonstrated foundational knowledge of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) concepts and related Microsoft Azure services.


Adoption of AI and Cloud Computing by retailers to advance their Businesses

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Retailers are now applying AI, ML, and robotics in significant parts of the value chain. Above all, AI technologies could eliminate many manual activities in assortments, promotions, and supply chains. The three most remarkable opportunities in the short to medium term are promotions, arrangement, and replenishment. Significant retailers are trying different things with AI around these areas. "Digital native" e-commerce organizations are driving the way, using AI to anticipate trends, optimize advanced warehousing and logistics, set costs, and customize advancements and promotions.


The Role of Cloud Computing in Artificial Intelligence

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The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) was used for the first time by John McCarthy during a workshop in 1956 at Dartmouth College. The first AI application programs for playing checker and chess were developed in 1951. After the '50s, AI was on the rise and fall until the 2010s. Over the years, there have been some investments in AI by vendors, universities, institutions. Sometimes, hopes were high and sometimes hopes were low.


Israel's first digital bank begins operations, heralding 'artificial intelligence revolution'

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The digital bank founded by Prof. Amnon Shashua, among the founders of the self-driving auto-tech company Mobileye, officially began operations on Sunday, promising to shake up the Israeli banking sector and inject badly needed competition. First Digital Bank, Israel's first new banking institution in 43 years, aims to use artificial intelligence and other technology to create a personal ambiance without the actual human contact that comes with neighborhood branches. "Netflix killed off Blockbuster, Spotify disrupted the music industry and Tesla has left Ford and Mitsubishi in the dust. Banking is one of the few industries that hasn't undergone a revolution. Big, long-standing names control the market with too little competition and offer exactly the same products," said First Digital Bank's CEO, Gal Bar-Dea.


Microsoft doubles down on healthcare and conversational AI with purchase of Nuance

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Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its intent to acquire Nuance for $19.7 billion in its second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn. For the past 15 years, Nuance has been the largest independent speech recognition vendor servicing healthcare and enterprise customer service markets. With this acquisition, Microsoft gets serious healthcare chops, an arsenal of conversational AI assets (including voice biometrics), digital customer service technologies, and other assets like vehicle telematics and dictation. For companies using Microsoft and/or Nuance, this acquisition will provide them with more depth and breadth in the healthcare provider space, enterprise customer care, and enterprise cloud services. Microsoft is making a $19.7 billion bet on ambient digital healthcare How and why tech's big players are poised to give the industry its biggest shakeup in decades.


Making Clear the Difference Between Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL)

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Artificial intelligence is any technique that enables machines -- computers, in particular -- to mimic human behaviour and perform similar tasks. Most software could fall under this broad definition. Ultimately, the software intermediates as an agent between us and our objectives, namely to buy online, register a warehouse movement, or study. If such software does not exist, another human agent should step forward to replace it. Then we should instead meet a commercial agent, a logistics manager, or a teacher of the desired subject.


Twitter is taking a closer look at its own algorithms in a bid to reduce bias

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In an effort to address mounting concerns about algorithmic harms, Twitter has announced a new initiative that will subject some of the company's machine-learning systems to more scrutiny and pave the way for changes to any problematic AI models. Dubbed'Responsible ML', the initiative is designed not only to increase the transparency of the AI systems used by Twitter, but also to improve the fairness of the algorithms, and to provide users with "algorithmic choice" when it comes to the technologies that might affect them. Twitter has pledged to take responsibility for the platform's algorithmic decisions, and has appointed a Responsible ML working group to lead the initiative. This group, whose members are drawn from across the company, will be managed by Twitter's existing ML Ethics, Transparency and Accountability (META) team. With almost 200 million people using Twitter daily, the platform relies on machine-learning models for a many tasks, ranging from organizing content by relevance to identifying posts that violate terms of service.


IBM acquires myInvenio to add business process automation tools, analytics

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Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves. IBM said it will acquire process mining company myInvenio as it aims to automate more business processes. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. IBM and myInvenio, based in Reggio Emilia, Italy, launched a partnership in November. According to IBM, myInvenio can use its platform to find the best business processes to automate with AI.


Facebook is testing new video speed dating app called 'Sparked'

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Facebook is testing a new video speed dating app called Sparked which emphasises'kindness' and a'positive dating experience' between users. Developed by the social media giant's New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, the app requires users to have a Facebook profile, The Verge reported. The app requires users to type out what makes them a kind dater when signing up, and these responses will reportedly be "reviewed by a human at Sparked" before people can go on the video dates. The social media giant noted that Sparked would not contain any public profiles, or swiping, or DMs, and is likely to be free to use. Users also have to choose whether they want to date men, women, or nonbinary people, according to The Verge which reportedly accessed the app's website.


Alessandro Ferrari on LinkedIn: #AI #artificialintelligence #machinelearning

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This work exploits a large source domain for pretraining and transfer the diversity information from source to target. Highlights: Anchor-based strategy for realism over regions in latent space A novel cross-domain distance consistency loss Existing models can be leveraged to model new distributions with less data Extensive results demonstrates qualitatively and quantitatively that this few-shot model automatically discovers correspondences between source and target domains and generates more diverse and realistic images than previous methods.