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) …
Artificial intelligence is an enormous investment possibility since its influence has already been felt, and is only set to keep expanding. Every year seems to have some exciting trends or hot segments to invest in, and analysts believe this year has its picks too. In fact, these trends have been building up in the previous years to become potentially major trends in 2019. The segments making much of the news and building excitement are artificial intelligence (AI) in the technology sector, electric vehicles (EVs) in the automotive sector and cannabis in the healthcare sector. Motley Fool analyst Chris Neiger reckons there isn't much point in holding off from these trends for long.
I was standing in the kitchen not too long ago, cooking dinner, and needed to set a timer. "Could you please set a timer for five minutes?" The response was announced with a distinctly pleasant trill, followed by my Google Assistant's comment, "What a classy way to ask!" This feature, announced by Google in November and aptly called Pretty Please, is designed to encourage us to interact with our devices in more polite ways. Using Google's voice print technology, it can even prompt certain users--children, for example--to use "the magic word" when placing a request.
The Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI provide an assessment list that operationalises the key requirements and offers guidance to implement them in practice. This assessment list will undergo a piloting process: all stakeholders are invited to test the assessment list and provide practical feedback on how it can be improved. This feedback will allow for a better understanding of how the assessment list, which is aimed to offer guidance for all AI applications, can be implemented within an organisation. It will also indicate where specific tailoring of the assessment list is needed given AI's context-specificity. All interested stakeholders can participate to the piloting process and start testing out the assessment list.
Roughly half of the 821 million people considered hungry by the United Nations are those who dedicate their lives to producing food for others: farmers. This is largely attributed to the vulnerability of farmers to agricultural risks, such as extreme weather, conflict, and market shocks. Smallholder farmers, who produce some 60-70% of the world's food, are particularly vulnerable to risks and food insecurity. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), however, have been particularly promising in tackling challenges such as lack of expertise, climate change, resource optimization and consumer trust. AI assistance can, for instance, enable smallholder farmers in Africa to more effectively address scourges such as viruses and the fall armyworm that have plagued the region over the last 40 years despite extensive investment, said David Hughes, Co-Founder of PlantVillage and Assistant Professor at Penn State University at a session on AI for Agriculture at last week's AI for Good Global Summit.
As we know by now, Alexa can play a song, order a pizza or do a quick online search. But now it can do something much more valuable: save your life. According to the results of a new proof-of-concept study, Alexa can accurately identify a specific pattern of breathing known as agonal breathing or gasping for air, that develops in the setting of an impending cardiac arrest, or when your heart stops beating. The research was published yesterday in the npj Digital Medicine. The implications for this novel form of contactless AI monitoring to detect cardiac arrest are broad, and offer the unique possibility to dispatch an ambulance to a victim who may be alone at home.
This is the year 2019. And if you are an entrepreneur, you most probably have or are trying to have a content marketing strategy with intent to boost your digital marketing efforts. In simplest terms, content marketing is about creating and delivering high-quality content to educate customers how useful your products are and to help them make informed decisions. An important part of digital marketing, content marketing is one of the most effective and practicable ways of marketing and promotion. So how do you attract people?
Say the words "quantum supremacy" at a gathering of computer scientists, and eyes will likely roll. The phrase refers to the idea that quantum computers will soon cross a threshold where they'll perform with relative ease tasks that are extremely hard for classical computers. Until recently, these tasks were thought to have little real-world use, hence the eye rolls. Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research develop ments and trends in mathe matics and the physical and life sciences. But now that Google's quantum processor is rumored to be close to reaching this goal, imminent quantum supremacy may turn out to have an important application after all: generating pure randomness.
In an industry that is experiencing a steady rate of job creation, data science itself has moved from just a buzzword to a strategic component in organisations. In addition to this, data scientists are increasingly taking on more strategic roles as organisations employ a product-centric view of data. It is a field that promises tremendous job growth and higher earning potential. Our latest research posits 97,000 jobs are available in this buzzing field. On the hiring end, there is a significant overall growth in jobs in the field.
With technological advancement and digitization, education industry is increasing at a fast pace. Education is changing dynamically with more and more privatization of this sector specially in India. From a data Fifty percent of India's population is the youth. This means that the Indian education sector is huge with a population of 1.13 billion. India has around 367 universities, 18,000 colleges, about half a million teachers, and 11 million pupils.
One can't read any news today without a barrage of articles about data science and machine learning and artificial intelligence. To better assess all of this talk and hype, I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brian Sampsel, VP and Chief Analytics Innovator for the Columbus Collaboratory. Brian, when you look at all of this talk about machine learning, how are companies responding? Brian Sampsel: Given all the talk and hype, it is surprising to find that so many large enterprises are doing things the way they have always been done, especially as it pertains to back office functions. One glaring example of this is forecasting.