AVANTI KUMAR on LinkedIn: Skymind has big plans for AI in ASEAN

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Following the opening of its London office in January this year, artificial intelligence (#AI) technology incubator and investor Skymind Global Ventures (SGV) announced a $800m fund to boost the AI #ecosystems in #Europe and #Asia.


An Indian politician used AI to translate his speech into other languages to reach more voters

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As social media platforms move to crack down on deepfakes and misinformation in the US elections, an Indian politician has used artificial intelligence techniques to make it look like he said things he didn't say, Vice reports. In one version of a campaign video, Manoj Tiwari speaks in English; in the fabricated version, he "speaks" in Haryanvi, a dialect of Hindi. Political communications firm The Ideaz Factory told Vice it was working with Tiwari's Bharatiya Janata Party to create "positive campaigns" using the same technology used in deepfake videos, and dubbed in an actor's voice to read the script in Haryanvi. "We used a'lip-sync' deepfake algorithm and trained it with speeches of Manoj Tiwari to translate audio sounds into basic mouth shapes," Sagar Vishnoi of The Ideaz Factory said, adding that it allowed the candidate to target voters he might not have otherwise been able to reach as directly (while India has two official languages, Hindi and English, some Indian states have their own languages and there are hundreds of various dialects). The faked video reached about 15 million people in India, according to Vice.


Why algorithms can be racist and sexist

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Humans are error-prone and biased, but that doesn't mean that algorithms are necessarily better. Still, the tech is already making important decisions about your life and potentially ruling over which political advertisements you see, how your application to your dream job is screened, how police officers are deployed in your neighborhood, and even predicting your home's risk of fire. But these systems can be biased based on who builds them, how they're developed, and how they're ultimately used. This is commonly known as algorithmic bias. It's tough to figure out exactly how systems might be susceptible to algorithmic bias, especially since this technology often operates in a corporate black box.


12-Hour Machine Learning Challenge: Build & deploy an app with Streamlit and DevOps tools - KDnuggets

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TL;DR --In this article, I want to share my learnings, process, tools, and frameworks for completing a 12-hour ML challenge. I hope you can find it useful for your personal or professional projects. Disclaimer: this is not sponsored by Streamlit, any of the tools I mention, nor any of the firms I work for. Follow me on Medium, LinkedIn, or Twitter. It used to be the time of the year when I hung out with my wife and puppy on the couch and binge-watched movies and shows.


Workplace 2040 Fast Future Publishing

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A healthy workplace makes good use of the latest insights on human behaviors, wellness, and achieving sustainable performance, and deploys the cutting-edge work tools of the times. A wide array of ever-more powerful technologies is becoming part of the core design of organizations--from artificial intelligence (AI) to 3D printing, we now assume they will be part of the fabric of work and the workplace. So, what might these factors mean for the different possible futures of the workplace? The workplace of the future could potentially manifest many of the technological possibilities being developed today. Hence, there are a range of views about how the boundaries between us and our devices might play out in a world of super computing power, particularly in the world of work.


REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Join our live webinar to learn how to maximize your AI environment. During this session, you'll learn how to: Speakers: Tony Paikeday, Director, NVIDIA DGX Systems Santosh Rao, Senior Technical Director, NetApp AI and Data Engineering Karthik Mandakolathur, Senior Director, Mellanox NetApp, NVIDIA, and Mellanox experts will be on hand to answer your questions on the Q&A chat line during and after the presentation. Register anyway and we'll send you the full webinar to watch at your leisure


Cainthus uses artificial intelligence to watch cows 24/7 Darigold

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Co-founder and chief strategy officer David Hunt says their technology allows farmers to see what is happening on their dairy "in high resolution in real time…without anyone needing to go into the barn." Based in California, Canada and Ireland, the company launched their first product in late January. Alus Nutrition focuses on "all things related to feed bunk management," according to portfolio growth lead Tyler Bramble. This includes when feed is delivered to cows or when the cows have cleaned out the feed and need more. Cainthus' smart cameras monitor cows, while their software interprets what the cameras see.


Intersection of Cannabis, AI, and Ag Tech Straight Ahead

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Pictured above is a general purpose dual RBG camera system, designed by Carnegie Mellon University researcher George Kantor and his R&D team, to collect high quality images in agricultural environments. Collected images can feed crop-specific artificial intelligence methods that extract measurements such as crop yield, maturity, or disease incidence. Generally speaking, artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies are infiltrating every aspect of our daily lives, from the smartphones everyone is carrying around everywhere to places where maybe AI is best left on the sidelines (have you heard about Alexa's newest integration into a connected shower head device?). As you all know, the greenhouse has not been spared from the "AI Revolution" – not in the slightest – and one area we're hearing the technology is making believers out of skeptics is in the legal cannabis space, where high profit margins and a youthful, tech-focused grower demographic creates the perfect storm for early-stage ag tech adoption. If you disagree with that statement, I invite you to spend a day next year at the massive MJBizCon show in Las Vegas, which at this point is basically a smaller, more focused CES show for cannabis producers, and then let me know if you still don't think cannabis growers are all that innovative or on the cutting edge of technology adoption.


How Can AI help Imaging and Radiology Practices?

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AI can ensure that radiologists will generate exceptionally essential information to enhance the health of populaces and people. FREMONT, CA: Radiology has come to the surface as an innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) out of an extreme need. The yearning for more prominent efficacy and productivity in the field of clinical care has acted as an essential driver when it comes to the development of AI in medical imaging. The data from radiological imaging keeps developing at an irregular rate whenever compared. The quantity of the trained readers and the fall in imaging reimbursements has affected the healthcare suppliers, by remunerating the increasing efficiency.


In Praise Of Boring AI (A.K.A. Machine Learning)

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Matt Velloso, a technical advisor to Microsoft's CEO, got 24,000 likes on this tweet posted in November 2018: "Difference between machine learning and AI: If it is written in Python, it's probably machine learning. If it is written in PowerPoint, it's probably AI." This sums up the AI frenzy that has seized marketing departments and media pundits for the last three years. With the coming of age of machine learning and deep learning, many have hastily jumped to the conclusion that, at long last, humans are on the verge of creating a machine in their own image, capable of autonomous thinking--general artificial intelligence somehow emerging from more and more complex algorithms. Yes, neural networks have revolutionized the computer vision space and transformed natural language processing.