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GPT-3: What Is All the Fuss About?

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"GPT-3 is not a mind, but it is also not entirely a machine. It's something else: a statistically abstracted representation of the contents of millions of minds, as expressed in their writing." In recent years, the AI circus really has come to town and we've been treated to a veritable parade of technical aberrations seeking to dazzle us with their human-like intelligence. Many of these sideshows have been "embodied" AI, where the physical form usually functions as a cunning disguise for a clunky, pre-programmed bot. Like the world's first "AI anchor", launched by a Chinese TV network and -- how could we ever forget -- Sophia, Saudi Arabia's first robotic citizen.


Ethical AI- 10 Crimes that Artificial Intelligence May Encourage

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Artificial intelligence (AI) may play an increasingly essential role in criminal acts in the future. From a possibility of fraud to deepfakes AI-driven manipulation may cause harm as well. Neural processing engines (NLPs) can help AI take the darker side if they are deployed for all the wrong means. The infamous case of global celebrities caught in the web of deep fakes is not hidden. With non-ethical hackers gaining funds from the dark web and the underworld, the probability of deepfakes only grow larger.


Saudi Arabia approves policy on Artificial Intelligence, expects SR500b windfall by 2030

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It was in August last year that the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) was set up by a Royal Decree. The entity oversees the National Data Management Office, the National Information Center, and the National Center for Artificial Intelligence.


Jhansi's Ashitabh wins in Hackathon 2020, develops AI-based app to detect Alzheimer's - Times of India

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Jhansi: A team of five students led by a boy from Jhansi won one of the competitions in the Smart India Hackathon on Tuesday. The team was awarded with a cash prize of Rs one lakh. He and his team developed a mobile application which can help an Alzheimer's patient detect the severity of the disease through artificial intelligence. The reports produced by the application can be analysed by doctors. Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that affects one's memory, thinking and behaviour.


Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing Market Analysis Industry Size, Share, Growth, Demand and Forecast to 2026 – Bulletin Line

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We are providing an Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing Market report for the forecast period 2020 – 2026. The aim of this document is to educate the reader and provide an in-depth analysis of this industry along with the conditions. By going through this report, there is an emphasis on gathering information about product/service of interest. The reader will obtain a complete explanation of the product/service, resolving any queries which may arise while reading this document. We make it a point to provide the valuation of the industry according to the current conditions.


Expecting The Unexpected From AI - Liwaiwai

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When we think of artificial intelligence (AI) going rogue, prime examples from the movies include HAL 9000 from 2001: Space Odyssey and Skynet from The Terminator, which were mainframe computers that reacted to the real-world problems in unexpected ways. From industrial manufacturing to autonomous vehicles, machine learning models are becoming increasingly embedded in our lives. Researchers are thus exploring pre-emptive ways to avoid harm from unexpected AI decisions when machine learning models are deployed to act in the real-world--an area of machine learning known as reinforcement learning (RL). "While deep RL has indeed been very successful in achieving state-of-the-art performance in curated academic environments, it has yet to be thoroughly tested in the presence of real-world complexities," said Abhishek Gupta, a Scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and one of the study's senior authors. The work, which was principally conducted by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduate student Xinghua Qu and jointly overseen by Gupta and NTU professor Yew-Soon Ong, focused on the performance of vision-based AI, which is likely to be critical for the safe use of AI in applications such as autonomous vehicles.


How China Controlled the Coronavirus

The New Yorker

Afew days before my return to classroom teaching at Sichuan University, I was biking across a deserted stretch of campus when I encountered a robot. The blocky machine stood about chest-high, on four wheels, not quite as long as a golf cart. In front was a T-shaped device that appeared to be some kind of sensor. The robot rolled past me, its electric motor humming. I turned around and tailed the thing at a distance of fifteen feet.


Venture Catalysts invests in AR/VR innovator CUSMAT - Express Computer

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Venture Catalysts, India's first, largest and pioneering integrated incubator and accelerator platform, has invested an undisclosed amount in CUSMAT – a startup that builds high immersion training systems for enterprises moving metrics across productivity, safety and customer satisfaction. The seed funding round was led by Venture Catalysts investor – Raveen Sastry of Multiply Ventures. Co-investors Vaibhav Domkundwar, Better Capital, Rakesh Verma Chairman, MapMyIndia, Pratap Atwal, Director, CIPL (coronation Mining & Infra) also participated in the fund raise. Founded by three NIT Warangal, 2016 graduates Abhinav Ayan (CEO), Anirban Jyoti Chakravorty (CTO) and Soumyaranjan Harichandan (Head of Product), CUSMAT leverages AR/VR/MR and AI-based technologies to skill, upskill, train and assess people in enterprises. The company currently offers 5 training products, catering to more than 15 industries including Logistics, Electronics, Manufacturing, Mining, Steel, Cement, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare, among others.


3 Reasons for Opening the Doors of Automation in a Geopolitical World - NASSCOM Community

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“Knock! Knock! “Who’s there?” “Pen!” “Pen who?” “..’pen the doors of automation before it’s too late.” Apologies, if I cracked a poor ‘knock knock’ joke, but hey, that seems to be the buzzword nowadays, isn’t it? It amazes me to learn that while I was taught subjects like Geography, Computer Science etcetera in school, the youth today will be exposed to skills like Data Science and AI. The Indian Government launched the Responsible AI for Youth Program making the AI revolution real easily accessible to government school students between classes 8 and 12. This move suggests that the doors for automation are wide open and will largely impact both the present and the future. According to a report by Cairn, automation and AI are likely to determine the international order for decades to come, accelerating the dynamics of an old cycle in which technology and power influence one another.3 Elon Musk, founder of Space X and Tesla mentioned how the competition for AI “at a national level will likely cause the third World War”. The rapid progress in automation clearly then makes it a powerful tool from the economic, political and military standpoints Here are three ways in which automation will play a key role in a geopolitical world. 1.Floodgates of opportunity for entrepreneurs- The monthly user base of TikTok, the short-form video app in India grew to 79 million by the end of 2019. A collective ban on interactive apps like TikTok or WeChat for a country with 1 billion people is bound to open opportunities for developers to replicate their success with Indian counterparts of these apps. The call for ‘aatmanirbhar bharat’ further elevates the point and brings forward a question of data and AI powered apps built locally. 2.Diversifying Manufacturing- Organizations (especially in USA) were keeping a close eye on implications of heightened US-China trade war even before COVID.1 A key consequence of the heated political scenario with China (for India and many other countries) will be a global diversification of supply chains instead of relying on China. Manufacturing hubs like Vietnam, Mexico and India are likely to adopt decentralization of manufacturing especially by embracing automation and adopting small batch production. Therefore, the supply chains are likely to either move back home locally or countries might start looking for alternatives other than China.4 3.The need for cost-effective labour and products- Many countries including India depended on China for cheap raw materials and labour thus switching to alternatives may have their share of bottlenecks. With technologies like AI or IoT, organizations can find alternatives at home thereby reducing dependability while also building a sturdy supply-chain. While banning applications may not be a starting point to speculate around politics, it has clearly stirred up conversation and to an extent also action in adopting automation at scale. In case you’re still stuck at the door, I suggest you check out the detailed report on adopting Automation in the Post COVID era right here. References: COVID-19 – Tipping point for automation. (2020, April 15). NASSCOM Community |The Official Community of Indian IT Industry. https://community.nasscom.in/communities/covid-19/automation-impact-on-jobs-assessing-possibilities-of-greater-automation-and-more-jobs.html Where does India’s ban on Chinese apps fit into the global trade debate?(n.d.). The Wire. https://thewire.in/tech/india-china-apps-global-trade-debate You have been blocked. (n.d.). You have been blocked. https://www.cairn-int.info/article-E_PE_183_0105–the-geopolitics-of-artificial.html Here’s how global supply chains will change after COVID-19. (n.d.). World Economic Forum. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/this-is-what-global-supply-chains-will-look-like-after-covid-19/


The science that proves making your tea in the microwave is a truly appalling act

Mashable

If you've ever had a furious debate about the ungodly act of microwaving your cup of tea and how "it's the same" as boiling the kettle, you're about to lose -- not only to Britain but to science. Researchers have explained the process your zapped cuppa goes through in a new study published in the American Institute of Physics' peer-reviewed online journal AIP Advances, and why you might not be getting the best results from making it this way over the traditional kettle/stove method. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, looked at how heating liquid works in a microwave, and how the electric field that acts as a warming source causes the liquid to end up different temperatures at the top and bottom of the cup. A good cup of tea is all about getting uniform temperature throughout your water and, though many scholars have studied uniformity and how to solve it within the microwave itself, these researchers have offered up a different possible solution (more on that later). Typically, the study describes, if you're warming a liquid like water on the stove or within a kettle, the heating source warms the container from below.