AI demystified

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There is a lot of AI action in Aotearoa this year. Yes, Artificial Intelligence is a red-hot topic. Many-a-talk at Tech Week last week featured the topic of AI somewhere in the mix. Layered on top of all this is a decent dollop of AI-related media hype. Fair enough; there are some intriguing stories based on comments by thought leaders such as Stephen Hawkings and Elon Musk.


AI demystified

#artificialintelligence

There is a lot of AI action in Aotearoa this year. Yes, Artificial Intelligence is a red-hot topic. Many-a-talk at Tech Week last week featured the topic of AI somewhere in the mix. Layered on top of all this is a decent dollop of AI-related media hype. Fair enough; there are some intriguing stories based on comments by thought leaders such as Stephen Hawkings and Elon Musk.


"Get Ready for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence" at NAB Show

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NAB Show is debuting a new program called "Get Ready for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence." It's part of the Next-Generation Media Technologies Conference and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The program features six sessions that highlight the ways machine intelligence is impacting content creation, according to NAB. "Machine and deep learning and artificial intelligence have the potential to dramatically transform content creation," said NAB EVP of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. "We're looking forward to hosting some of the industries' leading creatives and technologists as they reveal how neural networks and other advancements are enabling production techniques previously thought impossible." The sessions will kick off with "The Evolution of Content Production Aided by Machine Learning" by Amazon Web Services WW Technical Leader for Media and Entertainment Usman Shakeel.


BLOG: Can Oil, Gas Really Benefit from Artificial Intelligence?

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It will take time, but AI could offer oil and gas companies a new way of maintaining their competitive edge. The capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) technology have grown in recent years. But further development is needed before AI's benefits can be fully reaped, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. The Journal reported that AI is appearing in people's everyday lives. But many companies lack the data, problems that just the expense of creating an AI system, and lack of people capable of building such systems.


Artificial intelligence opens door to risk-free future

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There's no question that artificial intelligence and data analytics are reshaping the resources sector. These new technologies bring new challenges in the way companies consider risk, adapt to new ways of working and the skills needed for the future. These issues were the topic of conversation at a business roundtable lunch hosted by professional services firm Accenture in its new Perth Innovation Hub this week as part of the Resources Technology Showcase program of events. Invited guests, including leading policymakers and industry heavyweights, heard former SAS commander and Mettle Global managing partner Ben Pronk speak about the need to take calculated risks in the battlefield. He explained how the resources industry could adopt that philosophy to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution.