On Theory of Model-Agnostic Meta-Learning Algorithms


Based on a joint work with Aryan Mokhtari, UT Austin, and Asu Ozdaglar, MIT. Imagine sitting in your autonomous car, going for a vacation. Your vehicle should follow the directions provided by the navigation app, and also use multiple sensors to monitor other vehicles, road signs, street light, etc. As a result, during the course of your journey, your car might need to take actions within a few seconds, such as turning or stopping. The question is how should your vehicle be programmed to be able to adapt to the new tasks within a short amount of time and limited data.

How IIoT enables the factory of the future


Trillion-dollar projections on the expanding size of the market are urging companies to capitalize on the Industrial IoT (IIoT). For many, however, it remains unclear how industries should apply IIoT to begin making the hyper-efficient and agile factory of the future a reality. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms manufacturing and material handling, enterprises continue to look for ways to create value from converging technologies. But what are the steps that companies need to take to put together an effective agenda of action? I find it essential that the implementation of the industrial internet is incorporated into the company's strategy and business development.

Machine Learning Basics What Is Machine Learning? Introduction To Machine Learning Simplilearn


This Machine Learning basics video will help you understand what is Machine Learning, what are the types of Machine Learning - supervised, unsupervised & reinforcement learning, how Machine Learning works with simple examples, and will also explain how Machine Learning is being used in various industries. Machine learning is a core sub-area of artificial intelligence; it enables computers to get into a mode of self-learning without being explicitly programmed. When exposed to new data, these computer programs are enabled to learn, grow, change, and develop by themselves. So, put simply, the iterative aspect of machine learning is the ability to adapt to new data independently. This is possible as programs learn from previous computations and use "pattern recognition" to produce reliable results.

Self-Driving Vehicles Will Soon Decide Who Lives and Who Dies


It can also be stated that we're all the time residing one day. Humans have an enchanting means of ignoring present-day as our long term from five mins or five hundred years prior. Regardless of ways it's spelled out, this long term, the one the place synthetic intelligence making choices impacting human lives--is right here. It turns out like best the day prior to this when Tesla was once rolling out its first Model S and we had been all excited, apprehensive and in doubt without delay. What would this imply for the way forward for the auto?

John Zimmer, Tony Fernandes: Charting the future of transportation


Those were some of the questions posed by John Zimmer, president and co-founder of U.S. rideshare firm Lyft, at the recent Rakuten Optimism 2019 conference in Yokohama, Japan. Lyft became the first ridesharing company to go public earlier this year when it completed an IPO with a valuation of $24 billion. It has also been pursuing autonomous driving technology: in partnership with Aptiv, Lyft recently notched 50,000 rides in Las Vegas in just a year, and has recently launched Waymo autonomous vehicles on the Lyft platform in Phoenix, Arizona. Against that background, Zimmer spoke about the future of transport with Mickey Mikitani, CEO of early Lyft investor, Rakuten. "We have to think about what is the right infrastructure to support (the future of transport)," Zimmer said during his second appearance at Optimism since speaking at the inaugural conference last year in San Francisco.

The AI Overview - 30 Influential Presentations in 2019


It feels as though 2019 has gone by in a flash, that said, it has been a year in which we have seen great advancement in AI application methods and technical discovery, paving the way for future development. We are incredibly grateful to have had the leading minds in AI & Deep Learning present their latest work at our summits in San Francisco, Boston, Montreal and more, so we thought we would share thirty of our highlight videos with you as we think everybody needs to see them!. We were delighted to be joined by Dawn at the Deep Reinforcement Learning Summit in June of 2019, presenting the latest industry research on Secure Deep Reinforcement Learning, covering both the lessons leant in the lead up to her presentation, current challenges faced for advancement, and the future direction of which her research is set to take. You can see Dawn's full presentation from June here. Reinforcement Learning is somewhat of a hotbed for research, this year alone we have seen several presentations that have broken down the ins and outs of RL, that said, Doina's talk just last month gave us some new angles on the latest algorithmic development.

Anybody Aboard?


Artificial intelligence will soon be making a career in the maritime industry: Because specialist personnel and cargo space are scarce and transport costs are high, more and more ship owners are relying on ships with state-of-the-art assistance systems and autonomous driving functions. Autonomous ships will get by completely without captain and crew. When autonomous vessels plough through the waves in the future, the history of ghost ships will have to be rewritten. Legends like the Flying Dutchman and the Marie Celeste have one thing in common. Both vessels had a crew on board before fate befell them in the vastness of the oceans.

Tokyo taxi firms tie up to offer autonomous driving experience for foreign visitors

The Japan Times

A consortium of companies is offering foreign visitors in Tokyo a taste of autonomous driving, in the world's first demonstration of a project that uses both an airport shuttle bus and a self-driving taxi to provide smooth travel from the airport to the Marunouchi shopping district near Tokyo Station. The Mobility as a Service experiment, which allows reservations by smartphone, is to be operated from Jan. 20 to Feb. 1. Foreign nationals are able to reserve a shuttle bus from Haneda or Narita airport to Tokyo City Air Terminal, and then ride an autonomous taxi from there on the around 3 kilometers leg to Marunouchi. They will also be able to ride in a fully autonomous single-seat vehicle for free on select days, and use a tablet to choose their destination within the Marunouchi area. The autonomous taxi will have a backup driver for safety reasons. Reservations for foreign nationals via smartphone app began on Dec. 2 and will run until Jan. 9.

Auto-segmenting objects when performing semantic segmentation labeling with Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Amazon Web Services


Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth helps you build highly accurate training datasets for machine learning (ML) quickly. Ground Truth offers easy access to third-party and your own human labelers and provides them with built-in workflows and interfaces for common labeling tasks. Additionally, Ground Truth can lower your labeling costs by up to 70% using automatic labeling, which works by training Ground Truth from data humans have labeled so that the service learns to label data independently. Semantic segmentation is a computer vision ML technique that involves assigning class labels to individual pixels in an image. For example, in video frames captured by a moving vehicle, class labels can include vehicles, pedestrians, roads, traffic signals, buildings, or backgrounds.

Autonomous vehicles lead way for private AI investment Verdict


Autonomous vehicles received the largest percentage of private artificial intelligence (AI) investment for 2018 and 2019. Global driverless car technology startups scooped up $7.7bn, accounting for 9.9% of total private AI investment. That's according to the AI Index 2019, a report compiled by the Stanford Human-Centred AI Institute, in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, AI21 Labs, Genpact, Google and OpenAI. The annual report examines the biggest trends in the AI industry between January 2018 and October 2019, such as AI growth by country and the number of peer-reviewed research papers. It found that while autonomous vehicles – also known as AVs – are largely being tested in the US, at least 25 countries are testing them.