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How artificial intelligence is shaping the future of society

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Maria Bartiromo explores the bounds of artificial intelligence usage globally. From health care to the transportation industry, FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo looks at how artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of society. In February the U.S. government launched an American AI initiative, which aims to stimulate AI development. The government's investments in unclassified R&D for AI technologies is up 40 percent since 2015 and for the first time in history, President Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget requests to designate AI and unmanned autonomous systems a priority. However, some say the problem is that China spends much more on AI investment and financing.


EmoSense: an AI-powered and wireless emotion sensing system

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Researchers at Hefei University of Technology in China and various universities in Japan have recently developed a unique emotion sensing system that can recognize people's emotions based on their body gestures. They presented this new AI- powered system, called EmoSense, in a paper pre-published on arXiv. "In our daily life, we can clearly realize that body gestures contain rich mood expressions for emotion recognition," Yantong Wang, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told TechXplore. "Meanwhile, we can also find out that human body gestures affect wireless signals via shadowing and multi-path effects when we use antennas to detect behavior. Such signal effects usually form unique patterns or fingerprints in the temporal-frequency domain for different gestures."


Android of the Auto Industry? How Baidu May Race Ahead Of Google, Tesla, And Others In Autonomous Vehicles

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As Baidu accelerates its capabilities in self-driving vehicle technology, we dive into the Chinese tech giant's uniquely collaborative approach. Baidu has become the "dark horse" in the autonomous vehicle arms race. In an effort to play catch up to frontrunners in the US and gain an edge on emerging players in China, Baidu has taken a novel approach to developing self-driving software. From autonomy to telematics to ride sharing, the auto industry has never been at more risk. Get the free 67-page report PDF. The company's Apollo project, which it launched in April 2017, is an open source software platform that's designed to encourage collaboration across the auto industry to accelerate the development of self-driving cars.


How artificial intelligence is shaping the future of society

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From health care to the transportation industry, FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo looks at how artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of society. In February the U.S. government launched an American AI initiative, which aims to stimulate AI development. The government's investments in unclassified R&D for AI technologies is up 40 percent since 2015 and for the first time in history, President Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget requests to designate AI and unmanned autonomous systems a priority. However, some say the problem is that China spends much more on AI investment and financing. In 2017, AI spending hit $39.5 billion, with China accounting for 70 percent of the expenditures.


Self-driving buses hit the road in China's Shenzhen

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Is the age of driverless vehicles upon us? Two self-driving buses hit the road in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The vehicles use homegrown technology.


Reimagining Caregiving With The Help Of Artificial Intelligence

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There have been so many predictions about the future of work, so many viewpoints on what the future looks like in an artificial intelligence world. Will AI dominate our existence or come alongside us to figure out how we free ourselves up to do more of the things that are meaningful to us? A few weeks ago at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma debated each other on AI. Both men have had significant involvement in the development of AI technology at their respective companies. Alibaba is one of the largest e-commerce businesses in the world with nearly $60 billion in annual revenue.


Annual investments in robots rose to world record $16.5 billion in 2018

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WASHINGTON – Robot shipments are expected to jump 39 percent from 2018 to 2022 from a record annual sales level of $16.5 billion last year, according to the World Robotics report. More than a third of global installations are in China and the top five countries -- also including Japan, Korea, the U.S and Germany -- hold 74 percent of the market. China's investment in robots reached $5.4 billion last year. "We saw a dynamic performance in 2018 with a new sales record, even as the main customers for robots -- the automotive and electrical-electronics industry -- had a difficult year," said Junji Tsuda, President of the International Federation of Robotics. "The U.S.-China trade conflict poses uncertainty to the global economy -- customers tend to postpone investments."


Annual Investments in Robots Rose to World Record $16.5 Billion

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Robot shipments are expected to jump 39% from 2018 to 2022 from a record annual sales level of $16.5 billion last year, according to the World Robotics report. More than a third of global installations were in China and the top five countries hold 74% of the market. China's investment in robots reached $5.4 billion last year. "We saw a dynamic performance in 2018 with a new sales record, even as the main customers for robots – the automotive and electrical-electronics industry – had a difficult year," says Junji Tsuda, President of the International Federation of Robotics. "The U.S.-China trade conflict imposes uncertainty to the global economy – customers tend to postpone investments."


The AI Race Is Wide Open, If America Remains Open - MacroPolo

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Much ink has been spilled on the artificial intelligence (AI) race between the United States and China, leading to a whole lot of hand-wringing on how America can maintain its edge. America ought to double down on what it's best at: importing foreign talent. That's because among the main building blocks of a competitive AI ecosystem--data, policy, companies, and hardware--talent is the one area in which the United States definitively leads over China. Let's take a closer look at where America stands in terms of AI talent globally and the foundation of its current advantage. One metric to gauge AI talent is the attendees of the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, commonly referred to as NIPS within the industry.


How one startup is using AI and VR to help drug addicts

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You are in a black sedan parked in a dimly-lit alley at night. In the passenger seat a female, dressed in white top and jeans, asks if you want to share some meth. She lights up and smoke fills the interior. The scenario may sound real enough but it is an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience designed to determine how prone the participant is to drug use by tracking their pulse, brainwaves and the electrical conductance of the skin. Using artificial intelligence that combines the responsive patterns from over 10,000 addiction cases, the system generates a drug craving score, according to Li Dai, founder and chief executive of Beijing-based start-up WonderLab, developer of the technology.