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) …
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This article describes the machine learning services provided in SQL Server 2017, which support in-database use of the Python and R languages. The integration of SQL Server with open source languages popular for machine learning makes it easier to use the appropriate tool--SQL, Python, or R--for data exploration and modeling. R and Python scripts can also be used in T-SQL scripts or Integration Services packages, expanding the capabilities of ETL and database scripting. What has this to do with stone soup, you ask? It's a metaphor, of course, but one that captures the essence of why SQL Server works so well with Python and R. To illustrate the point, I'll provide a simple walkthrough of data exploration and modeling combining SQL and Python, using a food and nutrition analysis dataset from the US Department of Agriculture. You might have heard that data science is more of a craft than a science. Many ingredients have to come together efficiently, to process intake data and generate models and predictions that can be consumed by business users and end customers. However, what works well at the level of "craftsmanship" often has to change at commercial scale. Much like the home cook who has ventured out of the kitchen into a restaurant or food factory, big changes are required in the roles, ingredients, and processes. Moreover, cooking can no longer be a "one-man show;" you need the help of professionals with different specializations and their own tools to create a successful product or make the process more efficient. These specialists include data scientists, data developers and taxonomists, SQL developers, DBAS, application developers, and the domain specialists or end users who consume the results. Any kitchen would soon be chaos if the tools used by each professional were incompatible with each other, or if processes had to be duplicated and slightly changed at each step. What restaurant would survive if carrots chopped up at one station were unusable at the next?
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are by no means perfect, and it takes human intervention to constantly tweak algorithms. Those applications are essentially based on math problems and may never bee 100% accurate, so companies and software developers should think carefully before going down that road. At a recent conference, TWIMLcon: AI Platforms, panelists spoke about the ethics of artificial intelligence and the need for its human developers to take painstaking actions to ensure these applications work for everybody. Any one group or central team should not be the only to write code and fix fairness or the whole company. To do this, companies must have a diverse group of people working on these applications.
This article was submitted in response to the call for ideas issued by the co-chairs of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Eric Schmidt and Robert Work. It addresses the first question (part b.), which asks what might happen if the United States fails to develop robust AI capabilities that address national security issues. It also responds to question five (part d.), which asks what measures should the government take to ensure AI systems for national security are trusted. We are hurtling towards a future in which AI is omnipresent -- Siris will turn our iPhones into personal assistants and Alexas will automate our homes and provide companionship to our elderly. Digital ad engines will feed our deepest retail dreams, and drones will deliver them to us in record time.
A probabilistic artificial intelligence computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory provided the most accurate state, national, and regional forecasts of the flu in 2018, beating 23 other teams in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's FluSight Challenge. The CDC announced the results last week. "Accurately forecasting diseases is similar to weather forecasting in that you need to feed computer models large amounts of data so they can'learn' trends," said Dave Osthus, a statistician at Los Alamos and developer of the computer model, Dante. "But it's very different because disease spread depends on daily choices humans make in their behavior--such as travel, hand-washing, riding public transportation, interacting with the healthcare system, among other things. Those are very difficult to predict."
Arm aims to take machine learning to mainstream and low-end devices with the launch of its new neural processing units (NPUs). The company is unveiling the Ethos-N57 and Ethos-N37 NPUs, which it will license to chipmakers who can integrate it into their products. The idea is to extend the range of Arm machine learning (ML) processors to enable artificial intelligence (AI) applications in mainstream devices. The company also unveiled the Mali-G57 graphics processing unit (GPU). This is the first mainstream Valhall architecture-based GPU, delivering 1.3 times better performance over previous generations.
You will discover that, though computer vision is a challenging subject, the ideas and algorithms used are simple and intuitive, and you will appreciate the abstraction layer that OpenCV uses to do the heavy lifting for you. Packed with many examples, the book will help you understand the main data structures used within OpenCV, and how you can use them to gain performance boosts. Next we will discuss and use several image processing algorithms such as histogram equalization, filters, and color space conversion. You then will learn about image gradients and how they are used in many shape analysis techniques such as edge detection, Hough Line Transform, and Hough Circle Transform. In addition to using shape analysis to find things in images, you will learn how to describe objects in images in a more robust way using different feature detectors and descriptors.
One of the ways law enforcement officers find sex traffickers is through pulling phone numbers off of personal ads on the internet, they said. But traffickers have started to hide their numbers from the programs used to sniff them out with emojis, symbols, and other tricks. While these numbers are easy to detect by the human eye, there are too many ads to have a person look at each one to extract phone numbers.
Jorge Sicilia participated in a meeting organized by the Global Interdependence Center at the Rafael del Pino Foundation. His presentation covered "Financial technology in banking / artificial Intelligence"' focusing on the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of data in the banking sector. Even if banking functions themselves haven't changed, they now entail an extensive and dynamic use of data, the primary raw material of today's technological transformation. Data is causing the sector to change in response to new massive personalization opportunities and the fact that multiple suppliers can create individual markets for each user. The functions don't change, it's the people involved who change and how they carry out these services.