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) …
Google has gone to new heights in order to promote its next-generation Pixel handset. Hanging atop the 49-story Marriott Marquis building in Time Square is an advertisement that gives the first official glimpse at a coral-colored Pixel 4. The promotion also encourages consumer to remind their Google Assistant about its hardware event, set to take place October 15th, where the phone will be unveiled. Hanging atop the Marriott Marquis building in Time Square is an ad that gives the first official glimpse of a coral-colored Pixel 4. The promotion also encourages consumer to remind their Google Assistant about its hardware event, where the phone will be unveiled The hardware event will take place in the Big Apple, where Google will reveal intricate details of its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL – which are set to take on Apple's latest iPhone 11. Rumors have also suggested that Google could announce other devices, including new Google Home Speakers and a Pixelbook 2. Google posted cropped renders of two sleek black devices to its Twitter page. The images appear to show a square module on the back of the phone.
What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our lives? How can we combat increasing cyberattacks? Is the threat to digital privacy real? Co-written by Carlon Ann Browne, director of communications at Microsoft, the book released on September 10. The book claims not to be a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir", but a "candid and eye-opening investigation into the most divisive issues facing tech companies and governments today -- cyberwar, privacy, mass surveillance, undermining of democracy, AI, diversity".
"MLOps (a compound of Machine Learning and "information technology OPerationS") is [a] new discipline/focus/practice for collaboration and communication between data scientists and information technology (IT) professionals while automating and productizing machine learning algorithms." The understanding of the machine learning lifecycle is constantly evolving. When I first saw graphics illustrating this "cycle" years ago, the emphasis was on the usual suspects (data prep and cleaning, EDA, modeling etc…). Less notice was given to the more elusive and less tangible final state -- often termed "deployment", "delivery" or in some cases just "prediction". At the time, I don't think a lot of rising data scientists really considered the sheer scope of that last term (I sure as hell didn't).
McDonald's is acquiring Apprente, a startup which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to understand speech in multiple languages. The technology will be used in the company's drive-thrus and could also be used in its self-order kiosks and a mobile app. This is McDonald's third tech deal this year. There is a new self-checkout shopping cart that makes grocery shopping easier. When you are shopping with a Caper cart, all you have to do is scan the item barcode and simply add it to your cart.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 17, 2019 -- Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8M, available today, sets a new bar and changes the dynamics of the database infrastructure market. Exadata X8M combines Intel Optane DC persistent memory and 100 gigabit remote direct memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to remove storage bottlenecks and dramatically increase performance for the most demanding workloads such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), analytics, IoT, fraud detection, and high frequency trading. "With Exadata X8M, we deliver in-memory performance with all the benefits of shared storage for both OLTP and analytics," said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle. "Reducing response times by an order of magnitude using direct database access to shared persistent memory accelerates every OLTP application, and is a game changer for applications that need real-time access to large amounts of data such as fraud detection and personalized shopping." Exadata X8M helps customers perform existing tasks faster and accelerates time-to-insight, while also enabling deeper and more frequent analyses.
One is a renowned German Corporate Performance Management (CPM) analyst, the other is the head of a global CPM company. We sat down with two influential figures in the international CPM market and asked them five questions about CPM, technology, and the future. As new technologies continue to unfold, the future of CPM is ever-changing. Many finance professionals and executives are left wondering: Which technologies are simply a fad and which have the potential to turn the world on its head? Why not let the experts speculate?
You know a technology has reached a tipping point when your kids ask about it. This happened recently when my eighth grade daughter asked, "What is Machine Learning and why is it so important?". Answering her question, I explained how Machine Learning is part of AI, where we teach machines to reason and learn like human beings. I used the example of fraud detection. In many ways catching fraud is like finding needles in a haystack – you must sort and make sense of massive amounts of data in order to find your "needles" or in this case, your fraudsters.
From autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics applications, facial recognition, to chatbots, virtual assistants, cognitive automation, and fraud detection, the use cases for AI are many. However, regardless of the application of AI, there is commonality to all these applications. Those who have implemented hundreds or even thousands of AI projects realize that despite all this diversity in application, AI use cases fall into one or more of seven common patterns. The seven patterns are: hyperpersonalization, autonomous systems, predictive analytics and decision support, conversational/human interactions, patterns and anomalies, recognition systems, and goal-driven systems. Any customized approach to AI is going to require its own programming and pattern, but no matter what combination these trends are used in, they all follow their own pretty standard set of rules.
Technology developed by Kerry-based Dairymaster, which uses AI to optimise milking, was named winner of an Enterprise Ireland innovation award. Ahead of the National Ploughing Championships today (17 September), the 2019 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards were announced. The pre-event is designed to highlight some of the latest agritech and agri-engineering projects underway in the country. The overall winner was the Mission Control system developed by Kerry-based Dairymaster, which has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) to rotary milking and includes an advanced cow recognition system called'CowNow'. The OptiCruise technology incorporated into the design adjusts the speed of milking so that milking time is optimised.
It wasn--t long ago that a Commercial Real Estate CIO was responsible only for functions such as networking, file and print servers, computer hardware, desktop applications and e-mail. Over the last 5 years other responsibilities have entered the sphere of the CIO including marketing, operations (smart buildings), occupant experience and cybersecurity, to name a few. Additionally, emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, AR/VR, autonomous, robotics and others are impacting their world as well as their clients. Never before has it been so important for a Real Estate CIO to develop a comprehensive digital strategy, encompassing all aspects of the organization. This webinar will focus on the importance of developing a comprehensive digital strategy.