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 Institute will bring together the brightest minds in the field to help address a wide spectrum of relevant AI use cases. Deloitte has launched an institute to advance the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) at a time when many organizations are struggling with such projects. The Deloitte AI Institute will make best practices created by industry leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs more widely available as part of an effort to better identify use cases where AI is likely to have the most profound business impact, says Beena Ammanath, executive director of Deloitte AI Institute. See also: Is Your AI Model Still Accurate After the Coronavirus Pandemic? Participants will also be invited to discuss how best to navigate the complexities of AI ethics, adds Ammanath.
Mozilla only released Firefox 78 at the very end of June, but it was forced to stop the release because search engines were missing from the browser. According to the bug report, Firefox 78 was missing all search engines as well as the list of one-click search engines. Additionally, auto-complete in the address bar was broken and search on the start page didn't launch a search. As per Ghacks, the bug was bad enough for Mozilla to halt the Firefox 78 rollout. This issue affected Firefox Stable and Extended Support Release (ESR) when the browser was updated to the new version but not new installations of Firefox. As of the past few hours, downloading the latest version of Firefox gives users Firefox 78.0.1.
The semiconductor industry is looking towards recovery strategies. Software has been "the star of high-tech" over the years, but hardware is the core enabler of innovation. As businesses and consumers alike latch on to the advantages of AI applications, whether it's virtual assistants or facial recognition systems, there is a resurging need for advanced hardware. Deloitte describes semiconductors as "essential technology enablers" that power many of the cutting-edge digital devices we use today. By providing next generation accelerator architectures, semiconductor companies can increase computational efficiency or facilitate the transfer of large data sets through memory or storage, crucial for machine learning and AI development.
Digital health technologies are critical tools in the ongoing fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, 5G and robotics can provide valuable and innovative solutions for patient treatment, frontline protection, risk reduction, communications and improved quality of living under lockdown as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week's AI for Good webinar, 'COVID-19: China's digital health strategies against the global pandemic,' presented different use cases from China's digital health strategy, and provided context for how AI and information and communication technologies (ICT) has supported healthcare and citizen needs for the world's most populous nation. Following the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in January 2020, China implemented a wide-reaching strategy to control and contain the virus. "With various available technologies, we [ICT engineers] can actually play a very positive supporting role in fighting the current virus," said Shan Xu, an engineer in the Smart Health Department at the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
The COVID-19 outbreak has sent shockwaves throughout nearly every industry, so what about AI? How will the cultural and economic impacts of the virus affect the development and implementation of this technology? In some areas, the pandemic has given AI the chance to prove its worth. Different parts of the population may have developed opposing feelings toward the concept, though. In the wake of COVID-19, AI could play a more dominant role in society, but possibly a different one than some expected. You can't talk about AI and COVID-19 without mentioning how the technology will impact health care.
A pandemic came with a lot of unknowns. For example, it was being said that those with underlying conditions are more vulnerable to the coronavirus and must be more cautious. However, we heard that the coronavirus affects young people with no known underlying conditions. This shows many unknowns exist. This is where artificial intelligence or AI can enter to help us find some of our answers if we use it correctly. The underlying conditions include almost everything such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases.
Disruption to supply chains as the pandemic swept the globe has led many companies to reevaluate how well-equipped they are to handle system-wide volatility across networks. How is anyone to make sense of demand and supply patterns and manage overall health in the midst of this pandemic -- which has introduced a level of uncertainty that current enterprise tools are not designed to process? Working closely with our customers on a daily basis, we are being asked to help make sense of their demand signals across complex networks and hierarchies. We are also helping them predict and respond to impending supply imbalances within their 0-12 week execution windows, a critical source of value leakage and especially pertinent in current times. Faced with this fast-paced, multi-dimensional chess-game, customers need clear planning recommendations that improve fill rates, reduce inventory, minimize write-offs and control logistics spend.
The recent report on "Global Artificial Intelligence(AI) in Retail Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026" offered by Researchmoz.us, Additionally, the report also highlights the challenges impeding market growth and expansion strategies employed by leading companies in the "Artificial Intelligence(AI) in Retail market". This is the most recent report inclusive of the COVID-19 effects on the functioning of the market. It is well known that some changes, for the worse, were administered by the pandemic on all industries. The current scenario of the business sector and pandemic's impact on the past and future of the industry are covered in this report.
Twice a year, the world's fastest supercomputers take a test to see which is top of class. These hundred-million-dollar machines usually run on hundreds of thousands of processors, occupy warehouse floors, gobble up copious amounts of energy, and crunch numbers at an ungodly pace. All that computing is directed at some of humanity's toughest challenges with the likes of advanced climate modeling or protein simulations to help cure diseases. For the last two years, the US's Summit was the fastest supercomputer on the planet. But this week, a new system took the crown.
Robots are likely to replace a lot of jobs in the future, but these roles are generally well-suited to automation. For some jobs -- particularly creative professions -- it'll be much harder to simply swap in a digital employee. But as a forthcoming feature film proves, it won't be impossible. According to Hollywood Reporter, science-fiction movie b will be the first to rely on an artificially intelligent actor. Meet Erica (pictured above), a humanoid robot that will take center stage in Life Productions' $70 million picture, which tells the tale of a scientist tasked with creating perfect human DNA.