Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Digital content is on track to equal half of Earth's mass by 2245, according to new research. The research by Dr. Melvin Vopson, a senior lecturer at the U.K.'s University of Portsmouth, highlights the physics of information creation and the demands of storing vast quantities of digital data. 'FOOL'S GOLD' COULD ACTUALLY BE VALUABLE IN THIS WAY, RESEARCHERS FIND "Assuming the current growth trends in digital content continue, the world will reach a singularity point in terms of the maximum digital information possibly created and the power needs to sustain it, called the information catastrophe," Vopson writes, in a paper published in AIP Advances, the journal of the American Institute of Physics.
In 2005, Ray Kurzweil said, "the singularity is near." Now, AI can code in any language, and we're moving to way better AI. GPT-3 got "mindboggling" results by training on a ton of data: Basically the whole Internet. It doesn't need to train on your specific use-case (zero-shot learning). It can fool 88% of people, and we're still in the baby stage.
Since its initiation, AI has captured the attention of the world owing to its wide range of capabilities. Even NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has been planning to enlist AI for future space exploration and other programs. Recently in June 2020, the American space agency announced that it has been training the system of AI that will aid scientists in their quest to look for signs of ancient life on Mars and other planets and moons. The program will be spearheaded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosalind Franklin'ExoMars' rover mission. It will be heading for the red planet in 2022/23, before moving beyond to moons such as Jupiter's Europa, and of Saturn's Enceladus and Titan.
Technological advancements are continuously changing the business world and how companies do marketing. The phrase'data is the new oil' is going to be a buzzword for a long time because it rings true. But just like oil, data is of no use if it's not refined into insights that help you create value. The tools that help you refine data are more critical to business today than ever before. Artificial intelligence is currently at the top of the food chain in the marketing world.
Cloud computing offers unique opportunities to drive inclusive growth and economic transformation in Africa by developing the digital economy and supporting artificial intelligence (AI) opportunities. This was the message emerging from this week's HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Africa 2020, an online event to unpack the opportunities of cloud computing for African business under the theme "Building an Intelligent Africa". "AI and digitization offer untold benefits for almost every sector," said Marcus Tay Soon Guan, Chief Tech Director of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region at the Summit. "AI and the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) can help enterprises build relevant, game-changing offerings for their customers and society." Tay said that due to the enormous amounts of information being generated by people, equipment and connected devices in the emerging 4IR era, there were massive data storage and analysis needs, and Cloud was the most effective way to deliver this.
This is an edited version of the AI section in Econsultancy's Future of Marketing report. The future of AI, whatever industry you want to focus on, is a strange discussion for the layman because the technology in its current state of maturity seems a mix of stunning triumph and inarguable work-in-progress. I can speak to my phone, say "Okay, Google, show me photos of Ted" and my Pixel will quickly display images of my oldest son that it has accurately categorised in my Google Photos app. There are cars that can drive themselves, to a large extent. And yet, current AI systems have difficulty with causality and don't seem to demonstrate reasoning.
The first question many people ask about artificial intelligence (AI) is, "Will it be good or bad?" The answer is … yes. Canadian company BlueDot used AI technology to detect the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, just hours after the first cases were diagnosed. Compiling data from local news reports, social media accounts and government documents, the infectious disease data analytics firm warned of the emerging crisis a week before the World Health Organization made any official announcement. While predictive algorithms could help us stave off pandemics or other global threats as well as manage many of our day-to-day challenges, AI's ultimate impact is impossible to predict.
Modern car design is a complex field. No longer is it a question of sculpting advanced surfaces and forming beautiful shapes. The focus now is increasingly on the customer journey - directly our every move even before we pick up the car keys. So it comes with little surprise that creative thinkers are playing a bigger role in user experience - or UX - design and helping to shape its future direction. Designed by Pininfarina, it demonstrates the skills of the famed Italian design consultancy, who is responsible for some of design history's most exotic motor cars, in providing a unique, personalized, intuitive and immersive in-car consumer experience in the new age of the automobile.
Technology headed by AI has been instrumental in augmenting human capacities and reinventing human lifestyle. Code-driven systems integrating information and connectivity have ushered a new era which was previously unimagined bringing untapped opportunities and unprecedented threats. Technology experts across the world have predicted that networked artificial intelligence will amplify human effectiveness besides threating human autonomy, and capabilities. Modern enterprises generate data and most of that still battles against data abuse. Most AI tools are and will be dominated by companies and governments who are striving for profits or power.