Programming & Hardware R-tificialIntelligence

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"exploring the humanizing of AI by building a digital brain which can be used as a platform for autonomously animating hyper-realistic digital humans" "I think what will be increasingly important in the digital human space is ethics, as they relate both to the digital human and to the real-life people who may be impacted. From a digital human perspective, companies are essentially birthing entities which, in many cases, are expected to form meaningful connections and relationships with people. So how organizations treat these digital humans--including any decision to dispose of them if they are no longer deemed needed--will increasingly become important. On the flipside, entertainment organizations that are using digital humans run the risk of causing concern of replacing real humans […] and it will be important to clarify how and why digital humans are being used in lieu of the'real' thing." Excerpts from this article: The Virtual Beings Are Arriving Efficient deployment of deep learning models requires specialized neural network architectures to best fit different hardware platforms and efficiency constraints (defined as deployment scenarios).


How to Get into Data Science -- Math Or Coding

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If I know the entire math logic for machine learning algorithms, but I could not code well, do I stand a chance to enter the data science field? If I just barely know the math behind those machine learning algorithms, but I can code well, am I qualified enough to be a data scientist? I hope I know this answer when I was trying hard to enter into data science before I graduated from university. Some background of mine, I came from a Mathematics background, who does not take a lot of programming courses during university. The programming language I learned in university included R, C, and Matlab.


Node People-Based Intelligence

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Node is the first automated machine learning solution designed for platforms that leverage people and company data. Powered by Artificial Intuition technology, Node enables product development teams to create and deploy AI-powered predictive feature sets for both customer-facing and internal use applications, all via a standard API that can be set up in minutes.


E47 Wayne Butterfield, Director of Cognitive Automation & Innovation at ISG - AI Awards Ireland

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Welcome to episode 47 of AI in Action Ireland, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives. In the run-up to the 2019 AI Awards, our goal is to share with you the insights of this year's sponsors to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland. Today's guest is Wayne Butterfield, Director of Cognitive Automation & Innovation at ISG. Wayne is responsible for helping organisations leverage Automation Technologies, such as RPA, NLP, OCR and Virtual Agents to create efficiency and improve the customer/employee experience. Approaching upwards of 40 engagements, as either a practitioner or consultant in the automation space, Wayne has an abundance of experience in everything from opportunity reviews, governing automation programs, automation strategy and running automation CoE's. We are delighted to have ISG on board for the 2019 AI Awards as they are sponsoring our brand new category for Intelligent Automation – Best Use of RPA & Cognitive, with the winner set to be revealed at next month's Awards Ceremony on 20 November at the Gibson Hotel.


Contract Management 2.0: why AI and RPA will boost outsourcing results 7wData

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The world is changing in a fast pace due to the overwhelming developments in Technology and operational models. Just like any market, also Contract management is subject to the influences of digital transformation. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence and robotic process automation are slowly entering the Contract management market. How will contract automation impact contract management? Technology evangelist Arjen van Berkum wrote an interesting article on these topics.


Machine Learning Scientist - IoT BigData Jobs

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In the Learning Systems Group of the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL), we research, design and develop state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, tools and systems. Our mission is to contribute to the democratization of machine learning through research. To do so, we collaborate with Microsoft Research and the academic community. We actively engage in open source software development. Our work directly informs and shapes products such as Azure ML, Azure Data Lake and Microsoft R Server.


Why Industry 4.0? - BlockDelta

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The Industrial revolution 4.0 marks the birth of digitization and automation of the manufacturing processes called – 'Smart Manufacturing.' Industry 4.0 however, is not a new technology and nor it is a business discipline, but a new approach called'Smart Manufacturing' which is fully integrated, collaborating manufacturing systems that respond in real-time to meet the changing conditions and demands in the factory, in the supply network and customer needs. This new approach will help the manufacturers to achieve the results that weren't possible a decade ago. Smart Factory which is at the heart of the Industry 4.0 will take on board the Information and communication technology (ICT) for the evolution in the production line and supply chain that integrates a much higher level of digitization and automation. It simply refers to machines using self-configuration, self-optimisation, and artificial intelligence to perform complex tasks for delivering vastly superior, high quality, and cost-efficient goods and services. The Smart Factory can also be defined as a factory where the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) communicates over the IoT and assist machines and people in the execution of their tasks.


Researchers assessing AI's ability to measure student engagement

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Researchers at University of Montreal are partnering with ed tech firm Classcraft to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to measure student engagement and survey potential classroom management changes. The research will take place with data collected on Classcraft's technology, which attempts to use engagement managing tools to improve school climate, academic scores and social-emotional learning, Education Week reports. This study reflects a movement aimed at deploying AI into schools in order to improve social cultures, but critics claim the technology could deliver the wrong information, as well as leave students' personal data exposed to potential breaches, Education Week notes. The Classcraft engagement management system -- which the organization says is in place in 75,000 classrooms across 160 countries -- lets educators give points for positive, supportive behaviors including empathy. However, the software currently does not predict how the points will improve the climate, nor does it offer teachers ideas to make changes.


Artificial Intelligence DHL

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Performance, accessibility, and costs of AI continue to improve thanks to major advances in big data, algorithmic development, connectivity, cloud computing, and processing power. AI will enable a more proactive and predictive approach to help amplify the human components of global supply chains. Networks can be orchestrated to an unparalleled degree of efficiency, redefining industry behaviors and practices. Looking ahead, IoT will be a key trend that feeds critical data into AI-based systems. Business, society, and government bodies must develop standards and regulations to ensure positive use of AI.


McDonald's Claims First 'Voice Apply' Process

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"Alexa, help me find a job at McDonald's." That's how interested job seekers can start an application with the global fast-food company, McDonald's recently announced. Claiming it to be the world's first voice-initiated job application process, the company has launched McDonald's Apply Thru, which works on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The app is currently available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom and is expected to roll out to other countries in the coming months. Once Alexa or Google Assistant responds, users are asked to provide basic information, such as their name, contact information, job area of interest and location. Potential applicants then receive a text message with a link to the McDonald's careers site to continue their application process.