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The state of AI in 2020: democratization, industrialization, and the way to artificial general intelligence

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After releasing what may well have been the most comprehensive report on the State of AI in 2019, Air Street Capital and RAAIS founder Nathan Benaich and AI angel investor, and UCL IIPP Visiting Professor Ian Hogarth are back for more. In the State of AI Report 2020 released today, Benaich and Hogarth outdid themselves. While the structure and themes of the report remain mostly intact, its size has grown by nearly 30 percent. This is a lot, especially considering their 2019 AI report was already a 136 slide long journey on all things AI. The State of AI Report 2020 is 177 slides long, and it covers technology breakthroughs and their capabilities, supply, demand and concentration of talent working in the field, large platforms, financing and areas of application for AI-driven innovation today and tomorrow, special sections on the politics of AI, and predictions for AI.


The state of AI in 2020: Democratization, industrialization, and the way to artificial general intelligence

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After releasing what may well have been the most comprehensive report on the State of AI in 2019, Air Street Capital and RAAIS founder Nathan Benaich and AI angel investor and UCL IIPP visiting professor Ian Hogarth are back for more. In the State of AI Report 2020, Benaich and Hogarth outdid themselves. While the structure and themes of the report remain mostly intact, its size has grown by nearly 30%. This is a lot, especially considering their 2019 AI report was already a 136 slide long journey on all things AI. The State of AI Report 2020 is 177 slides long, and it covers technology breakthroughs and their capabilities, supply, demand, and concentration of talent working in the field, large platforms, financing, and areas of application for AI-driven innovation today and tomorrow, special sections on the politics of AI, and predictions for AI.


Rebooting AI: Deep learning, meet knowledge graphs

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"This is what we need to do. It's not popular right now, but this is why the stuff that is popular isn't working." That's a gross oversimplification of what scientist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur Gary Marcus has been saying for a number of years now, but at least it's one made by himself. The "popular stuff which is not working" part refers to deep learning, and the "what we need to do" part refers to a more holistic approach to AI. Marcus is not short of ambition; he is set on nothing else but rebooting AI. He is not short of qualifications either.


A quick tour of what you missed at the NeurIPS 2020 AI conference

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A panel talk Friday afternoon brought together AI scholars Gary Marcus, Yoshua Bengio, Daniel Kahneman, Luis Lamb, and moderator Francesca Rossi, for a spirited discussion of where machines and humans differ in their processing of abstract thought, logic, reason and many, many related questions. The crown jewel of AI conferences each year is the NeurIPS conference, which is regularly over-subscribed, and which usually takes place in pretty cities such as Montreal, Vancouver, and Barcelona. This year, the event was fully virtual because of the pandemic. While not as scenic, it was a well-organized, very rich six days of poster sessions, oral presentations, tutorials, workshops, symposia, invited talks, and some virtual wine and cheese thrown in, ending this past Friday, December 11th. They even managed to do some neat things with poster sessions. The whole conference as made possible via the open-source software Miniconf, along with use of Zoom and RocketChat. This is by no means a comprehensive survey.


From data to knowledge and AI via graphs: Technology to support a knowledge-based economy

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These past few months have not been kind to any of us. The ripples caused by the COVID-19 crisis are felt far and wide, and the world's economies have taken a staggering blow. As with most things in life, however, this crisis has also brought some interesting side effects. Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today's top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right.