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 (AI) is having a broad and deep impact on the way services are exported globally. Be it for good or bad, there is no getting away from the reality that AI is an agent of disruption. One of the perennial front-runners of Nearshore outsourcing, Costa Rica, appears to be adapting to the AI opportunity faster than most countries in the region. Local companies are intensifying their AI development operations and a number of AI technologies are gaining traction there – all of which will influence Costa Rica's positioning in the next-generation of services delivery. The Latin American nation of nearly five million has long been seen as a tech epicenter of Central America ever since Intel chose it to open the biggest microchip factory in the region in 1997, with an initial investment of US$800 million.
As firms are coming under increasing pressure to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning programs, working out how to integrate them into existing systems in the least disruptive and most efficient way is a pivotal consideration. Peter Simon, lead data scientist, financial markets at DataRobot, explores how firms can satisfy regulators' calls for interpretability, the sustainable advantages of setting up AI programs and why the often-overlooked route of an open-source code base could be key to maximising efficiency.
Depending on the industry, digital transformation comes with its own unique trends, challenges, and opportunities. While enterprises in every sector are leveraging next generation technologies, there are five that are regarded as bellwether industries in digital transformation. Each of these industries share a common ambition to modernize processes. From artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to cloud computing and blockchain, these sectors are leveraging all types of innovative solutions. After speaking to these experts, Enterprise Digitalization developed a progress report that provides the current 2019 status of digital transformation in each of these industries.
Let's Enhance uses cutting-edge Image Super Resolution technology based on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. Before appearance of this technology it was impossible to dramatically increase photo or image size without losing quality. Your best option in Photoshop, called Bicubic Interpolation - made your image unsharp and blurry. Those of you on the math side of the things could argue – however you increase image resolution – there is no new information about the image - you just can't add extra quality! This is not true in a case when Neural Network and AI is used.
Facebook just lost a battle in its war to stop a $35 billion class action lawsuit regarding alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. Today it was denied its request for an en banc hearing before the full slate of ninth circuit judges that could have halted the case. Now the case will go to trial unless the Supreme Court intercedes. The suit alleges that Illinois citizens didn't consent to having their uploaded photos scanned with facial recognition and weren't informed of how long the data would be saved when the mapping started in 2011. Facebook could face $1,000 to $5,000 in penalties per user for 7 million people, which could sum to a maximum of $35 billion.