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Nvidia is not the only pioneer who helped AI algorithms gain momentum with revolutionary hardware architecture. Google is the frontrunner of the international AI market, sharing its spot with cloud providers AWS and Microsoft. Google offers the framework TensorFlow as well as its own hardware Tensor Processor Unit (TPU). This year, SAP partner Atos announced its cooperation with Google in Paris. Meanwhile, SAP obviously prefers Nvidia, evidenced by its first-time attendance at Sapphire in Orlando last year.


Digital Marketing Trends To Look Out For In 2019

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It may be a new year, but digital is still evolving and getting bigger than ever! We predicted numerous digital trends to take place throughout 2018, such as Video and influencer marketing, voice technologies such as Amazon's Alexa took centre stage, where opinions varied. In this article, we look at the Digital Marketing trends to keep an eye out for in 2019. Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence has been the talk of the digital world for the last few years now, and with many claiming it will take over the world, it has slowly started to creep into everyday jobs. Many fear it could take over the world of work soon and who's to say they're wrong?


More Real Estate Investment in Alexa for the Smart Home, but this Time for the Smart Apartment - Voicebot

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Zego is a company that produces smart home management software and S2 Capital is specialized in purchasing and renovating under leased and poorly managed properties. Markets Insider reports Zego and S2 Capital are linking smart home devices in around 30,000 apartments over the next three years in cooperation with Amazon. Our partnership with S2 is a significant move and validation in the market and their subsequent collaboration with Amazon helps us make units more attractive to prospective residents while improving operational efficiencies for property owners. We are committed to bringing this technology to the masses, and with this news, it's clear smart home technology is no longer reserved for luxury homes and apartments. Zego's smart home management platform consists of a single mobile app that connects residents, property staff, in addition to a marketplace of products and local services.


Facebook to set up institute for ethics in AI

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San Francisco: Facebook on Sunday said that it will create an independent Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with an initial grant of $7.5 million. In collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, the institute will help advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI. "The institute will conduct independent, evidence-based research to provide insight and guidance for society, industry, legislators and decision-makers across the private and public sectors," said Joaquin Quinonero Candela, Director, Applied Machine Learning, at Facebook. The institute will address issues that affect the use and impact of AI, such as safety, privacy, fairness and transparency. "At the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, we will explore the ethical issues of AI and develop ethical guidelines for the responsible use of the technology in society and the economy," said Professor Dr Christoph Lutge. The institute will also benefit from Germany's position at the forefront of the conversation surrounding ethical frameworks for AI "including the creation of government-led ethical guidelines on autonomous driving" and its work with European institutions on these issues.


Future of Artificial Intelligence Looks Bright - TechTrendsKE

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A few years ago, the idea of controlling your lights or even security system remotely through your smartphone would have been deemed so futuristic and only present in the minds of science fiction novelists. Artificial intelligence might conjure images of the latest Sci-fi movie that you recently watched, yet in actual sense, its actual impact in our everyday life is more understated and far-reaching than the science fiction movies and novels might actually suggest. Most of us have encountered AI in our everyday lives. Think about Netflix suggesting to you are a TV to watch. Google maps are already sourcing location data from our smartphone and aiding us with directions.


Can we trust tech giants with our faces? Google, Amazon and Microsoft can't agree on how to protect us

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A top Google executive recently sent a shot across the bow of its competitors regarding face surveillance. Kent Walker, the company's general counsel and senior vice president of global affairs, made it clear that Google -- unlike Amazon and Microsoft -- will not sell a face recognition product until the technology's potential for abuse is addressed. Face recognition, powered by artificial intelligence, could allow the government to supercharge surveillance by automating identification and tracking. Authorities could use it to track protesters, target vulnerable communities (such as immigrants), and create digital policing in communities of color that are already subject to pervasive police monitoring. So how are the world's biggest technology companies responding to this serious threat to privacy, safety and civil rights?


Facebook backs an independent AI ethics research center

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Facebook is just as interested as its peers in fostering ethical AI. The social network has teamed up with the Technical University of Munich to back the formation of an independent AI ethics research center. The plainly titled Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence will wield the university' academic resources to explore issues that "industry alone cannot answer," including those in areas like fairness, privacy, safety and transparency. Facebook is providing an initial grant of $7.5 million over the space of five years, and says it might also share its own findings and tools. TUM's Dr. Christoph Lütge will lead the Institute with the help of an advisory board that includes people from the academic world, business and civil society.


Dear Bankers, Make Room for Artificial Intelligence in the Future

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Technology has infiltrated our lives, and the wave of digital disruption has impacted various industries. The finance sector is no exception. Since the industry is becoming more complex, relying on traditional methods is no longer enough. In fact, it can do your business more harm than good. To make the sector more efficient, financial technology, or Fintech, provides financial institutions and professionals with new tools to handle some of the most complex tasks.


Facebook backs Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence with $7.5 million

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Facebook will donate $7.5 million for the creation of The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, a research center being made to explore topics such as transparency and accountability in medical treatment and human rights in human-AI interaction. The announcement was made today during a speech by COO Sheryl Sandberg at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Munich, Germany and is Facebook's first investment in an independent center to study ethics in AI, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. The money will be doled out over the course of the next five years for the institute being formed now at the Technical University of Munich. Dr. Christoph Lütge, a professor at the school, will serve as director. Like initiatives undertaken by other AI research think tanks, the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence will work to share its research through conferences and symposiums with the wider community of AI practitioners.


Why Every High School Should Require an AI Course Getting Smart

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Shouldn't young people know about the most important change force that will influence their lives and livelihoods? That's why every high school should offer a course on artificial intelligence (AI). Or, better yet, incorporate a set of competencies into graduation requirements that ensure that every young person understands the technology drivers and the implications for the economy and society. The prevalence of AI has increased dramatically in the last few years. Most people are unaware that AI is a key technology behind personal assistants (Alexa, Siri, Google), autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics (Amazon and Netflix recommendations) and medical diagnostics just to name a few.