If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
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DALL-E 2, OpenAI's powerful text-to-image AI system, can create photos in the style of cartoonists, 19th century daguerreotypists, stop-motion animators and more. But it has an important, artificial limitation: a filter that prevents it from creating images depicting public figures and content deemed too toxic. Now an open source alternative to DALL-E 2 is on the cusp of being released, and it'll have no such filter. London- and Los Altos-based startup Stability AI this week announced the release of a DALL-E 2-like system, Stable Diffusion, to just over a thousand researchers ahead of a public launch in the coming weeks. A collaboration between Stability AI, media creation company RunwayML, Heidelberg University researchers and the research groups EleutherAI and LAION, Stable Diffusion is designed to run on most high-end consumer hardware, generating 512 512-pixel images in just a few seconds given any text prompt. "Stable Diffusion will allow both researchers and soon the public to run this under a range of conditions, democratizing image generation," Stability AI CEO and founder Emad Mostaque wrote in a blog post.
Our homes are, as comedian George Carlin put it, just a place for our stuff. But what if, asks a new generation of startups, all that stuff could just…disappear? Inventors, architects and designers all over the world have lately converged on ways to do just that. Their technology can make parts of apartments and homes, and all their contents, slide out of view at the touch of a button. Former researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ex-Apple and Tesla engineers toiling in San Francisco and a design and architectural firm in Spain are among those devising what can only be described as robotic furniture.
Customer experience is crucial today to attract and retain customers. However, customers are getting confused amidst the noise generated by multiple sources of information and marketing via the internet. Enterprises therefore need a holistic strategy to offer a good experience and channels for direct engagement. This strategy requires enterprises to be consistent in the way they communicate key messages, create new products, focus on the selling process, and provide post-sale support and service, amongst other factors. Technology can give enterprises a big leg up in this area.
Every day, new organizations announce how AI is revolutionizing the industry with disruptive results . As more and more business decisions are based on AI and advanced data analytics it is critical to provide transparency to the inner workings within that technology. McKinsey Global InstituteHarvard Business Review According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute analysis, the financial services sector is a leading adopter of AI and has the most ambitious AI investment plans. In a related article by the Harvard Business Review, adoption will center on AI technologies like neural-based machine learning and natural language processing because those are the technologies that are beginning to mature and prove their value. Below, we explore a challenge and opportunity that is unique to the rapid adoption of machine learning.
Throughout the last decade, the U.S. has seen immense growth in frequent internet usage, as one-third of Americans say they're online constantly, while nine out of ten say they surf the web several times a week -- according to a March 2021 Pew Research poll. That immense surge in activity has helped people stay more connected to one another, but it's also allowed for the widespread proliferation and exposure of hate speech. One fix that social media companies and other online networks have relied on is artificial intelligence - to varying degrees of success. For companies with giant user bases, like Meta, artificial intelligence is a key, if not necessary tool for detecting hate speech -- as there are too many users and pieces of violative content to be reviewed by the thousands of human content moderators already employed by the company. AI can help alleviate that burden by scaling up or down to fill in those gaps based on new influxes of users.
There are a number of startups working to improve trash sorting with robots. AMP Robotics is near the top of the list, coupling a picker and a conveyor belt to sort materials in large, automated facilities. The technology aims to correct human shortcomings when it comes to recycling. Too often people either don't bother to separate trash, or simply don't understand where things go. Founded in 2015, CleanRobotics hopes to correct the issue at the point of disposal. The Colorado firm's flagship trashbot system uses on-board machine learning and robotic systems to sort materials from a single disposal point.
Emirates has announced that is investing over $2 billion to enhance its inflight customer experience, including a major programme to retrofit over 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, plus an array of other service improvements across all cabins starting in 2022. Some of Emirates' latest initiatives include elevated meal choices, a brand-new vegan menu, a'cinema in the sky' experience, cabin interior upgrades and more sustainable choices for passengers. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: "While others respond to industry pressures with cost cuts, Emirates is flying against the grain and investing to deliver ever better experiences to our customers. Through the pandemic we've continued to launch new services and initiatives to ensure our customers travel with the assurance and ease, including digital initiatives to improve customer experiences on the ground. Now we're rolling out a series of intensive programmes to take Emirates' signature inflight experiences to the next level."
Talk about hot nights, America got some for the history books last month. The continental United States in July set a record for overnight warmth, providing little relief from the day's sizzling heat for people, animals, plants and the electric grid, meteorologists said. The average low temperature for the Lower 48 states in July was 63.6 degrees (17.6 Celsius), which beat the previous record set in 2011 by a few hundredths of a degree. The mark is not only the hottest nightly average for July, but for any month in 128 years of record keeping, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climatologist Karin Gleason. July's nighttime low was more than 3 degrees (5.4 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. Scientists have long talked about nighttime temperatures -- reflected in increasingly hotter minimum readings that usually occur after sunset and before sunrise -- being crucial to health.