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) …
The concept of autonomous machines dates back to medieval times, but the research into the practical and potential use of robots began only in the 20th century. Today, there are numerous scholars, inventors, engineers, and technicians that are working to develop machines that mimic human behaviour and manage tasks in a human-like fashion. While artificial intelligence plays a crucial role in the development and advancement of robotics, the rise of general-purpose robots poses a question of whether robotics has begun to lag AI. People often confuse robotics for industrial automation and academia and research. While for most high-end research robots, it has deep learning embedded into them such as computer vision linked objects, feature detection and classification, industrial robots are beginning to include the maturity of camera-based object detection and classification.
And if this was not enough, the new Rubik's Official App, available initially on IOS, also includes games with a virtual Cube, so you can learn and have fun simply by swiping a finger, even if you don't own the twisty Cube. You can select your choice of game from Rubik's Mini (2 2) or the original Rubik's Cube (3 3), to the more challenging Rubik's Master (4 4) or the Rubik's Professor (5 5). The app will also allow you to keep track of your solving times and allow you to share the information digitally. Christoph Bettin, the CEO for Rubik's Brand, said, "The Cube has fascinated fans for four decades and I'm the first to admit that the puzzle can be challenging. Research supports the view that solving a Cube links brilliantly with the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and this high-tech app captures this, while creating fun and excitement."
Speedcubing is the sport of solving a classic Rubik's Cube -- or a related combination puzzle -- in the shortest amount of time possible. And, no, it is not for the faint of heart. The new Netflix documentary on this subject, The Speed Cubers, dives headfirst into the friendly but competitive speedcubing culture. The 40-minute film is one of three new documentary shorts debuting on Netflix this summer. The Speed Cubers centers on a couple of professional competitors who go head-to-head at the World Cube Association World Championship in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019.
The world was still normal then. At that early point in 2020 your enterprise, your community, your family were all planning for the year that you had expected. Maybe it would get a little exciting with a presidential election and the Summer Olympics. But essentially you laid out plans and executed them, and you didn't expect anything major to get in the way. Back in February, Accenture published its Technology Vision 2020 report, talking about the "techlash," a clash between the digital products and services companies had created and the differing expectations of consumers, society, and business ambitions.
The existential question that we should be asking ourselves, is are we living in a simulated universe? The idea that we are living in a simulated reality may seem unconventional and irrational to the general public, but it is a belief shared by many of the brightest minds of our time including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ray Kurzweil and Elon Musk. Elon Musk famously asked the question'What's outside the simulation?' in a podcast with Lex Fridman a research scientist at MIT. To understand how we could be living in a simulation, one needs to explore the simulation hypothesis or simulation theory which proposes that all of reality, including the Earth and the universe, is in fact an artificial simulation. While the idea dates back as far as the 17th-century and was initially proposed by philosopher René Descartes, the idea started to gain mainstream interest when Professor Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, wrote a seminal paper in 2003 titled "Are you Living in a Computer Simulation?" Nick Bostrom has since doubled down on his claims and uses probabilistic analysis to prove his point.
Remember when you could play Pac-Man or solve a Rubik's Cube on Google's homepage? Interactive games such as those are making a comeback. Starting Monday, Google is using its Doodles to launch a series of its classic popular interactive games from its archives. Google's Doodles transform the company logo on its main search into an illustration or interactive, celebrating occasions like a key birthday or anniversary, or special holiday. "As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home," said Google in a statement.
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Every week we bring to you best AI research papers, articles and videos that we have found interesting, cool or simply weird that week. Rubik's Code is a boutique data science and software service company with more than 10 years of experience in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & Software development. Check out the services we provide. Eager to learn how to build Deep Learning systems using Tensorflow 2 and Python? Get our'Deep Learning for Programmers' ebook here!
Every week we bring to you best research papers, articles and videos that we have found interesting that week. Rubik's Code is a boutique data science and software service company with more than 10 years of experience in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & Software development. Check out the services we provide. Eager to learn how to build Deep Learning systems using Tensorflow 2 and Python? Get our'Deep Learning for Programmers' ebook here!
We've picked our favorite AI-related stories from 2019. While we celebrate the positive impacts of artificial intelligence let's not forget there's also a lot to be concerned about. Apple Card users have alleged that its credit decision algorithm discriminates against women. Moving AI from the cloud to the edge was a big trend in 2019. Chris Cheng, distinguished technologist on the hardware machine learning team at Hewlett Packard, takes a look at some of the latest research being done on AI inference at the edge.