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Stop debating whether AI is 'sentient' -- the question is if we can trust it

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The past month has seen a frenzy of articles, interviews, and other types of media coverage about Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer who told The Washington Post that LaMDA, a large language model created for conversations with users, is "sentient." After reading a dozen different takes on the topic, I have to say that the media has become (a bit) disillusioned with the hype surrounding current AI technology. A lot of the articles discussed why deep neural networks are not "sentient" or "conscious." This is an improvement in comparison to a few years ago, when news outlets were creating sensational stories about AI systems inventing their own language, taking over every job, and accelerating toward artificial general intelligence. But the fact that we're discussing sentience and consciousness again underlines an important point: We are at a point where our AI systems--namely large language models--are becoming increasingly convincing while still suffering from fundamental flaws that have been pointed out by scientists on different occasions.


SEO in Real Life: Harnessing Visual Search for Optimization Opportunities

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The most exciting thing about visual search is that it's becoming a highly accessible way for users to interpret the real world, in real time, as they see it. Rather than being a passive observer, camera phones are now a primary resource for knowledge and understanding in daily life. Users are searching with their own, unique photos to discover content. Though SEOs have little control over which photos people take, we can optimize our brand presentation to ensure we are easily discoverable by visual search tools. By prioritizing the presence of high impact visual search elements and coordinating online SEO with offline branding, businesses of all sizes can see results.


SwapZilla Offers Risk Analysis And Management

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For an ordinary user, it is practically impossible to accumulate a huge amount of data, use it correctly, establish correlations and predict the results. But now, artificial intelligence is able to do it for them. Machine learning (ML) -- is a class of artificial intelligence methods. It does not provide a direct solution to the problem, but it learns through the process of applying solutions to a multitude of similar tasks. Yesterday's assessment of the project can be very different from the current situation and can generate new risks.


3 Predictions for How A.I. Will Change Business Practices in the Near Future

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"We're going to see a lot of progress happening in the ESG space as more companies implement A.I. to assist in managing their carbon footprint," says Agrawal. Machine learning also allows companies to extract more relevant data when it comes to analyzing potential environmental and social investment. There is no standardization for ESG datasets, meaning different research companies use their own methodologies to determine ESG rankings. Because of this lack of consistency, data researchers sometimes need to use intuition when converting information into a quantifiable metric. With machine learning, the algorithm can determine what is and isn't relevant data with far more accuracy than a human, and without the need for guesses.


Artificial intelligence to influence top tech trends in major way in next five years

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Artificial intelligence will be the common theme in the top 10 technology trends in the next few years, and these are expected to quicken breakthroughs across key economic sectors and society, the Alibaba Damo Academy says. The global research arm of Chinese technology major Alibaba Group says innovation will be extended from the physical world to a mixed reality, as more innovation finds its way to industrial applications and digital technology drives a green and sustainable future. "Digital technologies are growing faster than ever," Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and head of Alibaba Damo, said in a report released on Monday. "The advancements in digitisation, 'internetisation' and intelligence are redefining a digital world that is characterised by the prevalence of mixed reality. "Digital technology plays an important role in powering a green and sustainable future, whether it is applied in industries such as green data centres and energy-efficient manufacturing, or in day-to-day activities like paperless office."


Adversarial machine learning explained: How attackers disrupt AI and ML systems

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Threat actors have several ways to fool or exploit artificial intelligence and machine learning systems and models, but you can defend against …


Data and AI are as important to Shell as oil – Bestgamingpro

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There are several motivations for Shell to revolutionise their company via the use of AI and data. The oil and gas business is at a crossroads because to rising energy needs, disconnected environments, and pressure to combat climate change. Shell and other energy firms have a choice between maintaining the current quo and embracing a low-carbon energy future. End-to-end processes must be optimised and kept up at scale as we move toward a more dispersed, diversified, and decentralised energy system. Therefore, it is essential to find solutions that can be quickly and universally implemented.


Will AI Help or Hinder the Battle Against Climate Change?

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As the world fights climate change, will the increasingly widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) be a help or a hindrance? In a paper published this week in Nature Climate Change, a team of experts in AI, climate change, and public policy present a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted relationship of AI with greenhouse gas emissions, and suggest ways to better align AI with climate change goals. "AI affects the climate in many ways, both positive and negative, and most of these effects are poorly quantified," said David Rolnick, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at McGill University and a Core Academic Member of Mila – Quebec AI Institute, who co-authored the paper. "For example, AI is being used to track and reduce deforestation, but AI-based advertising systems are likely making climate change worse by increasing the amount that people buy." The paper divides the impacts of AI on greenhouse gas emissions into three categories: 1) Impacts from the computational energy and hardware used to develop, train, and run AI algorithms, 2) immediate impacts caused by the applications of AI - such as optimizing energy use in buildings (which decreases emissions) or accelerating fossil fuel exploration (which increases emissions), and 3) system-level impacts caused by the ways in which AI applications affect behaviour patterns and society more broadly, such as via advertising systems and self-driving cars.


Machine Learning: Natural Language Processing in Python (V2)

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Welcome to Machine Learning: Natural Language Processing in Python (Version 2). This is a massive 4-in-1 course covering: 1) Vector models and text preprocessing methods 2) Probability models and Markov models 3) Machine learning methods 4) Deep learning and neural network methods In part 1, which covers vector models and text preprocessing methods, you will learn about why vectors are so essential in data science and artificial intelligence. You will learn about various techniques for converting text into vectors, such as the CountVectorizer and TF-IDF, and you'll learn the basics of neural embedding methods like word2vec, and GloVe. You'll then apply what you learned for various tasks, such as: Document retrieval / search engine Along the way, you'll also learn important text preprocessing steps, such as tokenization, stemming, and lemmatization. You'll be introduced briefly to classic NLP tasks such as parts-of-speech tagging.