How To Leverage Blockchain For Making Machine Learning Models More Accessible?


Machine learning is highly pervasive today so much so that we use it a dozen times a day without even realizing. Machine learning involves getting computers to learn, think, and act on their own without human interference. As described by Google, "Machine learning is the future." With an increasing number of humans becoming addicted to their machines, the future of machine learning looks very bright. We are indeed witnesses to a new revolution which is taking over the world owing to its immense potential.

Google AI creates its own 'child' bot


Google has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has created its own "child". What's more, the original AI has trained its creation to such a high level that it outperforms every other human-built AI system like it. It's an impressive achievement, but one that could also trigger fears about what else AI could create without human involvement. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.

How artificial intelligence will do our dirty work, take our jobs and change our lives


At its crudest, most reductive, we could sum up the future of artificial intelligence as being about robot butlers v killer robots. We have to get there eventually, so we might as well start with the killer robots. If we were to jump forward 50 years to see what artificial intelligence might bring us, would we – Terminator-style – step into a world of human skulls being crushed under the feet of our metal and microchip overlords? No, we're told by experts. It might be much worse.

Google Focuses On Niche Local Events To Gain More Data


Google sees local services as a path to peer-to-peer conversations to gain more data about people, places and things. Some think the company has added a social layer to local services like Google My Business and Google Maps. Blumenthal, the proprietor at Understanding Google My Business & Local Search, a blog that focuses on local and businesses, said it's all about the data. Focusing on local just gives them much more. To back his hypothesis, he points to some recent changes such as Google adding the ability for people to follow businesses on Maps, and giving businesses the ability to respond to followers with special deal.

11 Quotes About AI That'll Make You Think


We hear a lot about AI and its transformative potential. What that means for the future of humanity, however, is not altogether clear. Some futurists believe life will be improved, while others think it is under serious threat. Here's a range of takes from 11 experts. Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.

Trump To 'Take A Look' At Google For 'Treason' After Fox News Segment

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Thiel's criticism appears to refer to Google's 2018 decision not to renew its contract with the Department of Defense, which allowed the agency to review drone footage with the company's artificial intelligence tools. The same year, Google faced backlash for working on "Dragonfly," a project to create a censored search engine for China. However, in December, CEO Sundar Pichai announced there were no plans to launch it.

Near raises $100M for an AI that merges online and offline behavior to build consumer profiles – TechCrunch


One of the holy grails in the world of advertising and marketing has been finding a way to accurately capture and understand what consumers are doing throughout the day, regardless of whether it's a digital or offline activity. That goal has become even more elusive in recent years, with the surge of regulations around privacy and data protection that limit what kind of information can be collected and used. Now, a startup believes it's cracked the code, and it's raised a large round of funding that underscores its success so far and what it believes is untapped future demand. Near, which has built an interactive, cloud-based AI platform called AllSpark that works across 44 countries to create anonymised, location-based profiles of users -- 1.6 billion each month at present -- based on a trove of information that it sources and then merges from phones, data partners, carriers and its customers, but which it claims was built "with privacy by design", has raised $100 million. The company believes that this Series C -- from a single backer, Great Pacific Capital out of London -- is one of the biggest rounds ever to be raised in this particular area of marketing technology.


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Perhaps you've heard the recent rumblings that Google is revamping its smart home line to exclusively include Nest products--and is rebranding under the name Google Nest. If not, here's a brief rundown of what happened: Google made the big announcement on May 7, indicating that Google Nest would be eliminating the Works with Nest program that allows Nest products to be controlled by smart assistants like Amazon Alexa. Since then, I've been wondering what exactly that means for how I'll control my Nest products going forward. I have a Nest thermostat and several Nest outdoor cameras and I often use Amazon Alexa (and the Nest app) to control these smart home devices. Other Nest users shared in my bewilderment, taking to Twitter to express their confusion about the merger.

Artificial Intelligence: A direction for future growth


In present Digital age, Artificial intelligence has many prospects for developing countries. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks associated with intellect and reasoning. According to report by Mc Kinsey 2018 Global institute, artificial intelligence has the potential to add to global output by about 16 percent or around $13 trillion by 2030. It has potential to contribute to an annual average productivity growth of about 1.2 percent by 2030. Artificial intelligence (AI) has potential to contribute towards productivity enhancement in various sectors through job and capacity creation.

The future of AI research is in Africa


Sitting in a hotel lobby in Tangier, Morocco, Charity Wayua laughs as she recounts her journey to the city for a conference on technology and innovation. After starting her trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where she leads one of IBM's two research centers in Africa, she had to fly past her destination for a layover in Dubai, double back to Casablanca, and then take a three-and-a-half-hour drive to Tangier. What would have been a seven- to eight-hour direct flight was instead a nearly 24-hour odyssey. This is not unusual, she says. The hassle of traveling within the region isn't the only thing making things difficult for Africa's research community: the difficulty of traveling out of the region has often left its researchers out of the international conversation.