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) …
On a recent episode of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick talked with Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, to unpack how the scope of the First Amendment continues to grow even as it fails in the face of so many of the free speech issues we face today. A portion of their conversation, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, has been transcribed below. Dahlia Lithwick: I think I've had a Post-it note pinned to my screen saying, "Do a First Amendment show" for three years. It sweeps in every news cycle. From the Facebook "Supreme Court," your own litigation around Trump's tweets, cancel culture, the speech defenses that came up at the impeachment trial--I think of the First Amendment as a framework that governs all of those things. As you suggested to me, when we were thinking about this show, the First Amendment is "everywhere but nowhere."
Securing vast and growing IoT environments may not seem to be a humanly possible task--and when the network hosts tens or hundreds of thousands of devices the task, indeed, may be unachievable. To solve this problem, vendors of security products have turned to a decidedly nonhuman alternative: artificial intelligence. "Cyberanalysts are finding it increasingly difficult to effectively monitor current levels of data volume, velocity and variety across firewalls," CapGemini noted in a survey research report, "Reinventing Cybersecurity With Artificial Intelligence." The report also noted that traditional methods may no longer be effective: "Signature-based cybersecurity solutions are unlikely to deliver the requisite performance to detect new attack vectors." In addition to conventional security software's limitations in IoT environments, CapGemini's report revealed a weakness in the human element of cybersecurity.
It is researched that 46 percent of US citizens use voice assistants. Observing the strong presence of voice assistants, banks, financial, service and insurance (BFSI) firms have actively adopted enterprise voice assistants for both internal (employees) and external (customers) purposes. It is said that JP Morgan & Co is enabling its clients by allowing access to research and analytics reports through voice chatbots. Also, twelve thousand field agents to be powered by voice assistant's capabilities, states Mark Madgett, the New York Life Insurances VP. Users can inquire about their account balance, latest transactions, fixed deposits, recurring deposits, loan balance, etc.
AI transformation is the next phase of digital transformation. Businesses are willing to invest in AI technologies to stay ahead of competitors. AI Transformation is a process that may take 2-3 years, but organizations can start to see the returns within 6 to 12 months. Digital transformation is required before companies can start their AI transformation because digital data is necessary for AI training and digital processes are necessary to roll-out AI solutions in most cases. Feel free to read about what digital transformation is and our extensive digital transformation guide if you believe that your company has not yet progressed on its digital transformation journey.
Nowadays, no business wants to spend time, effort and cost to do repetitive tasks that can be automated. There is a constant search for technology to handle these repetitive actions with minimal time and maximum accuracy. Also, competition has forced companies to transform and innovate faster than before. According to Grand View Research, USD 1.1 billion was the value of the global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market in 2019. From 2020 to 2027, this market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.6%, and this indicates the rapid adoption of RPA by modern enterprises in the future.
A new report emphasizes why it is urgent that the Department of Defense and Congress work together to modernize the way defense programs and budgets develop, integrate and deploy the latest technologies in support of American national security. Released by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a federal body created to review and recommend ways to use artificial intelligence for national security purposes, the report recommends the use of AI to update America's defense plans, predict future threats, deter adversaries and win wars. Because AI will be "incorporated into virtually all future technology," it is easy to recognize that national security threats and opportunities posed by AI should be a catalyst for necessary changes to defense requirements and resourcing processes. In an AI-enabled world, the Defense Department will be unable to modernize the way it recruits talent, trains the force, develops and integrates technology, and funds all of these elements without internal culture shifts and help from Congress. "Unless the requirements, budgeting and acquisition processes are aligned to permit faster and more targeted execution, the U.S. will fail to stay ahead of potential adversaries."
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The NCAA's proposal to permit athletes to earn money from endorsements would stand in the way of players' names, images and likenesses being used in EA Sports' new college football video game. Until that changes, Notre Dame doesn't want to be in the game. The Fighting Irish are not alone among major college football programs passing on inclusion in the rebooted game until players can get paid to be in it, too.
An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons -- something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are among the 15 members of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which released its final report to Congress on Monday. "To win in AI we need more money, more talent, stronger leadership," Schmidt said Monday. The report says that machines that can "perceive, decide, and act more quickly" than humans and with more accuracy are going to be deployed for military purposes -- with or without the involvement of the U.S. and other democracies. It warns against unchecked use of autonomous weapons but expresses opposition to a global ban. It also calls for "wise restraints" on the use of AI tools such as facial recognition that can be used for mass surveillance.
Industrial artificial intelligence software firm C3.ai, in its first quarterly report since coming public in early December, this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue and profit that both topped expectations, and an outlook for this quarter's revenue higher as well. C3.ai shares sold off sharply in late trading following the report. CEO and founder Tom Siebel said the company "continue to establish our leadership as the only enterprise AI software pure play." Added Siebel, "This is a large and rapidly growing market; we continue to innovate; we continue to expand our market-partner ecosystem and associated distribution capacity; and we continue to demonstrate technology leadership. I believe that we are increasingly well-positioned to establish a global market leadership position in enterprise AI software."