Cloud computing offers unique opportunities to drive inclusive growth and economic transformation in Africa by developing the digital economy and supporting artificial intelligence (AI) opportunities. This was the message emerging from this week's HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Africa 2020, an online event to unpack the opportunities of cloud computing for African business under the theme "Building an Intelligent Africa". "AI and digitization offer untold benefits for almost every sector," said Marcus Tay Soon Guan, Chief Tech Director of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region at the Summit. "AI and the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) can help enterprises build relevant, game-changing offerings for their customers and society." Tay said that due to the enormous amounts of information being generated by people, equipment and connected devices in the emerging 4IR era, there were massive data storage and analysis needs, and Cloud was the most effective way to deliver this.
This is an edited version of the AI section in Econsultancy's Future of Marketing report. The future of AI, whatever industry you want to focus on, is a strange discussion for the layman because the technology in its current state of maturity seems a mix of stunning triumph and inarguable work-in-progress. I can speak to my phone, say "Okay, Google, show me photos of Ted" and my Pixel will quickly display images of my oldest son that it has accurately categorised in my Google Photos app. There are cars that can drive themselves, to a large extent. And yet, current AI systems have difficulty with causality and don't seem to demonstrate reasoning.
The first question many people ask about artificial intelligence (AI) is, "Will it be good or bad?" The answer is … yes. Canadian company BlueDot used AI technology to detect the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, just hours after the first cases were diagnosed. Compiling data from local news reports, social media accounts and government documents, the infectious disease data analytics firm warned of the emerging crisis a week before the World Health Organization made any official announcement. While predictive algorithms could help us stave off pandemics or other global threats as well as manage many of our day-to-day challenges, AI's ultimate impact is impossible to predict.
Modern car design is a complex field. No longer is it a question of sculpting advanced surfaces and forming beautiful shapes. The focus now is increasingly on the customer journey - directly our every move even before we pick up the car keys. So it comes with little surprise that creative thinkers are playing a bigger role in user experience - or UX - design and helping to shape its future direction. Designed by Pininfarina, it demonstrates the skills of the famed Italian design consultancy, who is responsible for some of design history's most exotic motor cars, in providing a unique, personalized, intuitive and immersive in-car consumer experience in the new age of the automobile.
Technology headed by AI has been instrumental in augmenting human capacities and reinventing human lifestyle. Code-driven systems integrating information and connectivity have ushered a new era which was previously unimagined bringing untapped opportunities and unprecedented threats. Technology experts across the world have predicted that networked artificial intelligence will amplify human effectiveness besides threating human autonomy, and capabilities. Modern enterprises generate data and most of that still battles against data abuse. Most AI tools are and will be dominated by companies and governments who are striving for profits or power.
Elon Musk has warned that humans risk being overtaken by artificial intelligence within the next five years. The prediction marks a significant revision of previous estimations of the so-called technological singularity, when machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence and accelerates at an incomprehensible rate. Noted futurist Ray Kurzweil previously pegged this superintelligence tipping point at around 2045, citing exponential advances in technologies like robotics, computers and AI. Mr Musk, whose ventures include electric car maker Tesla and space firm SpaceX, said in an interview with The New York Times that current trends suggest AI could overtake humans by 2025. The billionaire engineer, who also helped found the artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI in 2015, has consistently warned of the existential threat posed by advanced artificial intelligence in recent years.
This ramble will serve as the prelude to the AI Trend trader service (this service, for now, is only available to Market Update Subscribers) There is just too much to discuss on this topic, so this will be one of many updates. Most of the experts have it wrong because they are thinking of AI in human terms. If you want to remain relevant, do whatever you do with passion. Try to offer the best possible service at the best possible price. The best price does not mean free; it refers to a fair price, a completely forgotten concept in today's world.
What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.
AI magic is here to save the world, making us giddy with excitement and terrifying us at the same time. However, AI is still mostly unknown, and figuring out exactly how it will work in the design world is pretty much like trying to figure out how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. AI (artificial intelligence) has become an over-hyped buzzword across many industries and the design world is no exception. There are ongoing conversations between designers and developers around the future impact of AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning… VR, AR, and MR (virtual, augmented, and mixed realities), and how our jobs may be changing. So, what does design bring to the conversation?
Modern car design is a complex field. No longer is it a question of sculpting advanced surfaces and forming beautiful shapes. The focus now is increasingly on the customer journey – directly our every move even before we pick up the car keys. So it comes with little surprise that creative thinkers are playing a bigger role in user experience – or UX – design and helping to shape its future direction. Designed by Pininfarina, it demonstrates the skills of the famed Italian design consultancy, who is responsible for some of design history's most exotic motor cars, in providing a unique, personalized, intuitive and immersive in-car consumer experience in the new age of the automobile.