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Have you ever imagined a technology that would replace all repetitive jobs and relieve humans from performing heavy labor? Artificial intelligence is a technological blow that has continued to take the world by storm since 1955. The advent of the internet has helped this technology progress exponentially, and that it is now advancing exponentially. It is streamlined with widespread sub-technologies and applications ranging from biometrics and computer vision to intelligent devices and self-driving cars. Many predictions have been made about what new advances are expected in the field of artificial intelligence.


SAP BrandVoice: Can Artificial Intelligence Take The Guesswork Out Of The Customer Journey?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is shedding light on one of the most examined yet least understood experiences of modern life: the customer journey. From shopping malls and sports arenas, to train stations and city streets, C2RO is an AI-powered video analytics platform that captures anonymized data about people's movement so organizations can improve the customer experience. "We analyze human behaviour in physical spaces, and transfer it into actionable data," said Tim Heaney, vice president of sales at C2RO. "With a fact-based understanding of the amount of people coming into a space, how they move through it with whom, where they linger, and what they touch and eventually purchase, organizations can manage physical environments more efficiently to improve the customer experience and business results." A transportation organization used data from C2RO to improve subway train and bus terminal planning. "Based on the number of people boarding and leaving trains at certain times and days, as well as which direction they're headed at terminals, transportation managers could alleviate traffic crunches," said Heaney.


Overview of Types of AI

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So, what is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is the overarching name for a branch of computer science that deals with smart machines or robots that can think and perform tasks like a human. In artificial intelligence you can teach a computer to learn and make its own decisions. AI is the broad concept of machines being able to carry out tasks in a way that we would consider'smart', and we encounter these technologies on a daily basis: from voice assistants in our home, to Netflix recommendations or autonomous cars. AI relies on data and on training algorithms.


Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Technologies

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Have you ever imagined a technology that would replace all repetitive jobs and relieve humans from performing heavy labor? Artificial intelligence is a technological blow that has continued to take the world by storm since 1955. The advent of the internet has helped this technology progress exponentially, and that it is now advancing exponentially. It is streamlined with widespread sub-technologies and applications ranging from biometrics and computer vision to intelligent devices and self-driving cars. Many predictions have been made about what new advances are expected in the field of artificial intelligence.


Podcast: How pricing algorithms learn to collude

MIT Technology Review

Algorithms now determine how much things cost. It's called dynamic pricing and it adjusts according to current market conditions in order to increase profits. The rise of e-commerce has propelled pricing algorithms into an everyday occurrence--whether you're shopping on Amazon, booking a flight, hotel or ordering an Uber. In this continuation of our series on automation and your wallet, we explore what happens when a machine determines the price you pay. This episode was reported by Anthony Green and produced by Jennifer Strong and Emma Cillekens. We're edited by Mat Honan and our mix engineer is Garret Lang, with sound design and music by Jacob Gorski. Jennifer: Alright so I'm in an airport just outside New York City and just looking at the departures board here seeing all these flights going different places… It makes me think about how we decide how much something should cost… like a ticket for one of these flights. Because where the plane is going is just part of the puzzle. The price of airfare is highly personalized.


An Introduction to Federated Learning

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We all have experienced the benefits of crowdsourcing. In mobile apps such as Waze, clients using the platform can report all sorts of driving conditions such as car crashes, traffic jams, police speed traps, cars parked on the side of the road, etc. In turn, other users of the platform can take advantage of such collaboration to make better driving decisions. As a simple example, if there is an intense traffic jam on a given road, Waze might choose a different route to reach my destination. Similarly, when looking for a hotel to stay the next family holiday, we usually read multiple reviews from previous customers.


Discovering exoplanets using artificial intelligence

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By implementing artificial intelligence techniques similar to those used in autonomous cars, a team from the UNIGE and the UniBE, in partnership with the company Disaitek, has discovered a new method for detecting exoplanets. The majority of exoplanets discovered to date have been discovered using the transit method. This technique is based on a mini eclipse caused when a planet passes in front of its star. The decrease in luminosity observed makes it possible to deduce the existence of a planet and to estimate its diameter, after the observations have been periodically confirmed. However, theory predicts that in many planetary systems, interactions between planets alter this periodicity and make their detection impossible.


What is Machine Learning?

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Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science that focuses on using data and algorithms to simulate the way humans learn, gradually increasing its accuracy. IBM has a rich history of machine learning. One of them, Arthur Samuel, is famous for coining the term "machine learning" in his research on the game of checkers. Robert Neely, a self-proclaimed checkers master, played the game on an IBM 7094 computer in 1962 and lost to the computer. This feat appears almost trivial in comparison to what can be done today, but it is regarded as a significant milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. Over the next two decades, data storage and processing technology will create some of the innovative products we know and love today, like the Netflix recommendation engine or self-driving cars.


First Steps Towards an Ethics of Robots and Artificial Intelligence

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This article offers an overview of the main first-order ethical questions raised by robots and Artificial Intelligence (RAIs) under five broad rubrics: functionality, inherent significance, rights and responsibilities, side-effects, and threats. The


Robot taxi boats take to the water in Amsterdam

ZDNet

An autonomous boat taxi, years in the making, has now made it to the waterways of Amsterdam. The self-driving boat, dubbed Roboat III, is the creation of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Senseable City Laboratory, and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. First developed and tested in pool environments back in 2015, Roboat has undergone extensive redesigns to become a full-scale, autonomous'taxi' service for city residents. Last year's version, Roboat II, was a blocky, eyesore-yellow model, two meters in length, that was able to carry two passengers. Despite its appearance, the technology behind the boat -- including sensors and mapping technologies -- meant that the boat was safely able to navigate itself for three hours with an error margin of 0.17m.