2017: Back to the Future with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

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The amount of data being collected by complex processing devices such as self-driving cars (Tesla and Uber) to simple devices such as shoes and watches, will allow devices to think on their own and only allow humans to pick the options (Sounds like the Terminator movie.


Why bots are not weird anymore

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Whether it's opening Google Maps for directions, shopping on Amazon, or watching movies on Netflix, 2016 was the year that bots truly hit mainstream. This seismic development -- which has critical implications for businesses, consumers, and, indeed, humankind -- is the result of three developments that came to a head in 2016: First, an unprecedented capacity to analyze data; second, a backlash (limited though it was) to protect what data can be analyzed; and third, a welcoming of automation into our lives that we couldn't have fathomed even a few years ago. At this moment, we have more data than ever before. We're creating information at a bewildering pace -- approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily, which is enough to fill 57.5 billion iPads (at 32 gigabytes apiece). Big data is now a given, affecting every industry and function.


Artificial intelligence: Friend or nemesis? - The Malta Independent

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The result is that the massive computer power so harnessed helps us to analyse what has happened in the past and, with the use of predictive analytics techniques, opens a window leading to accurate predictions. Undoubtedly, artificial intelligence is fast becoming a major technology for prescriptive analytics, the step beyond predictive analytics that helps us determine how to implement and/or optimise optimal decisions. In business applications, it can assess future risks and quantify probabilities, giving us insights into how to improve market penetration, customer satisfaction, security analysis, trade execution and fraud detection and prevention, while proving indispensable in land and air-traffic control, national security and defence, not to mention a host of healthcare applications such as patientspecific treatments for diseases and illnesses. Typically, the giant search engine firm Google is a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, developing self-driving automobiles, smartphone assistants and other examples of machine learning, while it is no secret that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and actor Ashton Kutcher recently invested 40 million in a project focusing on developing artificial brains. In science fiction films such as Matrix, we have seen how futuristic devices will facilitate facial recognition, interpret human comments and perform complex language translations.


How to see everything Twitter and its advertising partners know about you

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Twitter has updated its privacy policy and announced plans to collect more data about its users, and keep hold of that data for longer. However, it's also introduced new tools to let you see what the site and its partners think they know about you and your interests. The micro-blogging site has never been profitable, and is working on changing that this year. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Apple release 'Clips', a Snapchat-like app that could signal its augmented reality ambitions

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Apple has released a new app, called Clips, that might have secretly signalled its future ambitions. The app sounds like a piece of fun, and Apple describes it as intended to make it "quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad". It does that by combining photos and videos into video clips, and letting people share them on Facebook, Instagram or any other social network. But the major feature is what it calls "Live Titles", which are described as "a breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice". The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.