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) …
Vizio's Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos, model number SB36512-F6, is a high-value, high-tech soundbar that delivers a taste of immersive audio magic. Vizio's approach leans towards the pragmatic, not the aesthetic. The left and right surround speakers deliver a genuine surround-sound experience that no virtual speakers can match. Measuring around 5.75-inches high, 2.75-inches wide, and 2.5-inches deep, they're small enough to blend into any room's décor or even sit on a window sill. These are passive drivers, so they aren't wireless.
It's Tuesday, and we're testing out new Siri Shortcuts on iOS 12 (you've updated, right?), getting all the details on Audi's high-tech SUV and rejoicing that Twitter plans to revive the purely chronological timeline. If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford the trip. SpaceX reveals identity of the world's first lunar space tourist When the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launches in 2023, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will go on a five-day expedition with six to eight artists -- from architects and musicians to fashion designers and visual-media creators -- selected from around the globe. The BFR is expected to be ready for ground testing at some point in 2019. Musk believes the first uncrewed BFR flight to Mars will take place as early as 2022 while crewed flights should start two years after that.
Audi is joining the growing list of automakers, including BMW and Toyota, choosing to add Alexa voice control to their vehicles. The company will integrate Amazon's voice assistant into select models in North America and Europe, starting in January 2019 and with the newly unveiled E-Tron electric SUV. Audi will load Alexa onto the selected vehicles' infotainment systems, so there's no need to dock your phones -- simply link your car to your Amazon account and then activate the assistant through the onboard voice control system. You'll then be able to ask Alexa to play music, read audiobooks, order groceries, tell you sports scores and to add items to your shopping lists while driving. Ned Curic, VP of Alexa Auto, says you'll also be able to ask Alexa to locate points of interest, as well as to control smart devices from your car.
In the lead-up to Christmas, the STEM toys are coming thick and fast -- we've seen everything from DIY computers to robotic arms and Lego trains for pre-schoolers. Enter Tech Will Save Us (TWSU) with two new kits that teach kids to learn to play with electromagnetic wireless power and conductive thread (setting them apart from other STEM gear). Moving beyond the larger-than-life Marvel superheroes and mounds of dough TWSU is known for, the focus here is on demystifying resistors and capacitors by incorporating them into accessories that light up everyday objects. The "Light Racer" kit, for instance, lets kids build their own bicycle wheel LED lights in the shape of kick-ass lightning bolts straight out of Asgard. The tykes will have to wrap their heads around coils, emitters and capacitors to understand how to generate stronger power and brighter light.
A new study finds that freshmen from 19 colleges in eight countries report symptoms consistent with a diagnosable psychological disorder. "While effective care is important, the number of students who need treatment for these disorders far exceeds the resources of most counseling centers, resulting in a substantial unmet need for mental health treatment among college students," said lead author Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D., of Columbia University. "Considering that students are a key population for determining the economic success of a country, colleges must take a greater urgency in addressing this issue." For the study, Auerbach and his research team analyzed data from the World Health Organization's World Mental Health International College Student Initiative.
Aidoc, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based medical imaging company, announced back in August that it had gained FDA clearance for a new solution that helps radiologists triage patients using artificial intelligence (AI). Now, to meet an increase in customer demand as a result of that announcement, the company has hired Tom Shearer to manage sales in North America and Jeremy De Sy to handle sales throughout Europe. "AI isn't the future for medical imaging; it's the present," Shearer said in a prepared statement. "Aidoc is led by extraordinary individuals who have developed a revolutionary product. This solution is always running in the background, on every exam, filling a critical need in medical imaging by helping radiologists manage their increasing workload while maintaining high standards."
The new study, led by Luís Amaral of the McCormick School of Engineering, will be published Sept. 17 by the journal Nature Human Behaviour. The findings potentially could be of interest to hiring managers and mental health care providers. "People have tried to classify personality types since Hippocrates' time, but previous scientific literature has found that to be nonsense," said co-author William Revelle, professor of psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. People have tried to classify personality types since Hippocrates' time, but previous scientific literature has found that to be nonsense," said co-author William Revelle, professor of psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. "Now, these data show there are higher densities of certain personality types," said Revelle, who specializes in personality measurement, theory and research.
It wasn't that long ago that the idea of building technologies with'brains' that learn and are even structured just like ours seemed like science fiction. Just ask the distinguished speakers at the "Samsung AI Forum 2018". Held in Seoul from September 12th to 13th, the second edition of Samsung Electronics' artificial intelligence (AI) forum featured accomplished AI experts, who discussed how groundbreaking advancements are not only helping to create technology that will make our lives more comfortable, convenient and efficient. The forum began with a presentation from the founding director of the New York University Center for Data Science, and one of the world's leading minds in the field of deep learning, Yann LeCun. LeCun's speech set the stage for the exciting discussions on unsupervised learning that would follow over the course of the two-day event.