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) …
Enterprise decision-makers look up to Gartner for its recommendations on enterprise software stack. The magic quadrant report is one of the most credible, genuine, and authoritative research from Gartner. Since it influences the buying decision of enterprises, vendors strive to get a place in the report. Gartner recently published its magic quadrant report on data science and machine learning (DSML) platforms. The market landscape for DS, ML and AI is extremely fragmented, competitive, and complex to understand.
AWNBench is a Stanford University project designed to allow different deep learning methods to be compared by running a number of competitions. Two parts of the Dawnbench competition attracted our attention, the CIFAR 10 and Imagenet competitions. Their goal was simply to deliver the fastest image classifier as well as the cheapest one to achieve a certain accuracy (93% for Imagenet, 94% for CIFAR 10). In the CIFAR 10 competition our entries won both training sections: fastest, and cheapest. In this post we'll discuss our approach to each competition.
We were very excited to chat recently with Trip O'Dell who, among his other impressive roles, has been a product design lead at Amazon where he worked on the future vision for their virtual assistant, Alexa. Our discussion with Trip was full of juicy insights about Voice UI and the ethical considerations behind Alexa's design, and how we as designers need to be leaders in making those ethical choices. Below is an article we wrote and edited in collaboration with Trip using speech-to-text tools and a linear audio editor. All the words are his, we just helped put them on your screen. When it comes to Voice UI there's a lot of conversation around voices, but very little around personality--whether or not we want to describe it as a personality--that we're creating. How trustworthy should that personality be?
The future depends on connectivity. From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives easier, safer, and healthier will require high-speed, always-on internet connections. To keep up with the explosion of new connected gadgets and vehicles, not to mention the deluge of streaming video, the mobile industry is working on something called 5G--so named because it's the fifth generation of wireless networking technology. The promise is that 5G will bring speeds of around 10 gigabits per second to your phone. US carriers promise that 5G will be available nationwide by 2020, but the first 5G networks won't be nearly so fast.
No one likes it when a stranger butts into their conversation. Especially when they interrupt with some astonishing non-sequitur. Create a free Amazon Business account and get a 30-day free trial to Business Prime. You're watching TV and chatting about the painfully demanding couple on House Hunters International when a distant voice pipes up: "The circumference of the Earth is 24,901 miles." Or whatever you call your Google Home person.
"The data science revolution has important ethical underpinnings. The authors make a powerful case for the development of AI ethics as a subject in its own right. The Ethical Algorithm shows that apocalyptic predictions of an algorithmized society are far from inevitable. Anyone interested in AI should read and process this essential book."
A Regina-based tech startup says it's the first company to use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect leaks at oil wells and pump jacks. In the past, oil and gas companies have used staff to drive to oil wells to inspect them for any issues, such as leaks. One solution is using remote cameras to monitor oil wells, but it results in hundreds or thousands of photos being taken that have to be inspected by employees. Founded in 2018, Wave9 takes the arduous task of inspecting those photos and hands it off to AI. Cameras and sensors placed on pump jacks are processed by the software. The user can then be alerted to issues through apps that run on tablets and smartphones.
Artificial intelligence (AI) stands apart as a transformational innovation of our digital age and its practical application all through the economy is developing apace. Artificial intelligence, automation and complementary technologies already play a critical role in how organizations work. According to a survey, 54% of executives state that AI solutions have increased profitability in their organizations, and that number is sure to develop in the coming years. But as opposed to many press reports, increased efficiency doesn't really bring about lost jobs. As business activities become smarter, with more AI incorporated in them, these tools will be utilized less to replace individuals and more to augment them.
Hyderabad: The future is going to be heavily dependent on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and more than 1,000 companies in India claim to be working on AI in some form, according to Suman Reddy, Managing Director, Pegasystems India. Speaking to Telangana Today on emerging technologies, Reddy said major industries in banking, government and automobile manufacturing would use AI to stay competitive while everything would gradually be powered by AI, right from televisions to home appliances. "Everyone from consumer internet, technology, e-commerce, finance, healthcare companies to financial services and automakers are betting big on AI and other new age technologies," he said. With AI expected to fuel almost everything that helps and empowers daily lives, the demand for AI is going to multiply manifold and India will do well to fill this demand and achieve leadership positions by having captive tech talent at the global stage. On the present situation in IT sector, he said one would have to keep an eye on the prevailing industry trends along with constantly testing their skills.
It was a war of titans you likely never heard about. One year ago, two of the world's strongest and most radically different chess engines fought a pitched, 100-game battle to decide the future of computer chess. On one side was Stockfish 8. This world-champion program approaches chess like dynamite handles a boulder--with sheer force, churning through 60 million potential moves per second. Of these millions of moves, Stockfish picks what it sees as the very best one--with "best" defined by a complex, hand-tuned algorithm co-designed by computer scientists and chess grandmasters.