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AI to be top tool as captured data volume rockets - Insurtech - Insurance News -


Rapid advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies over the next decade will allow insurers to capitalise on the capture of vast swathes of digitised data from diverse sources, Finity says. Gone are the days of the data only being stored in database tables. More and more data organisations are now leveraging "natural language" data: documents, emails, transcribed phone conversations, and photos and videos. The amount of data stored in the digital universe globally has been estimated at 44 zettabytes – around 40 times the number of stars in the observable universe, or 4.4 followed by 22 zeroes. "As insurance professionals we know the importance and power of data and this trend isn't going to slow," Finity Principal Marcello Negro said.

#222 - Jay McClelland: Neural Networks and the Emergence of Cognition


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Why Real Citizens Would Turn to Artificial Leaders


Governments are increasingly using artificial intelligence to improve workflows and services. Applications range from predicting climate change, crime, and earthquakes to flu outbreaks, low air quality, and tax fraud. Artificial agents are already having an impact on eldercare, education, and open government, enabling users to complete procedures through a conversational interface. Whether replacing humans or assisting them, they are the technological fix of our times. In two experiments and a follow-up study, we investigate factors that influence the acceptance of artificial agents in positions of power, using attachment theory and disappointment theory as explanatory models.

Bomberland: a new multi-agent artificial intelligence competition


Bomberland is a new 1v1 AI competition developed by Coder One. It features a multi-agent adversarial environment inspired by the classic console game, Bomberman. Your task is to program an intelligent agent navigating a 2D grid world. Your agent controls a team of units collecting powerups and placing explosives, with the ultimate goal of taking your opponent down. Bomberland is a challenging problem for out-of-the-box machine learning algorithms.

Artificial Intelligence Screens for COVID-19 26% Faster Than Lateral Flow Tests


This article is based on research findings that are yet to be peer-reviewed. Results are therefore regarded as preliminary and should be interpreted as such. Find out about the role of the peer review process in research here. For further information, please contact the cited source. As society transitions to "living with COVID-19", having access to both efficient and accurate screening tools is integral.

AI and Data Annotation for Waste Management


One of the great issues of our day is effective waste management, and new digital technology can make life much easier for towns, citizens, and businesses. Automating the processes of garbage sorting and disposal, by switching to AI for smart recycling and waste management, is expected to bring in better disposal methods to recycle sustainably. Smart garbage containers to self-learning sorting technology are among the developments. Artificial intelligence is transforming just about every industry from healthcare and customer service to construction and manufacturing. Some waste management companies are experimenting with new AI solutions as a way to improve operational efficiency.

Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over Oakland. Houston won for the fourth time in five games and cut Tampa Bay's lead for the best record in the AL to 3 ½ games.

Mathematics for Data Science


Learning the theoretical background for data science or machine learning can be a daunting experience, as it involves multiple fields of mathematics and a long list of online resources. In this piece, my goal is to suggest resources to build the mathematical background necessary to get up and running in data science practical/research work. These suggestions are derived from my own experience in the data science field and following up with the latest resources suggested by the community. However, suppose you are a beginner in machine learning and looking to get a job in the industry. In that case, I don't recommend studying all the math before starting to do actual practical work.

Top 10 Companies Working To Develop Artificial General Intelligence


Artificial intelligence has taken over the world, it is used to augment sectors like business, education, construction, healthcare, transportation, and more. Artificial intelligence is used to save lives, create next-gen technologies, and most importantly to create a better world for humans. The applications of AI seem to be endless. Though it might seem that AI is a futuristic sci-fi technology that is ahead of our times, it's not stopping at personalizing your social media experience or automating monotonous tasks. One Concern empowers decision-makers to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters. It was started by Stanford-educated scientists and engineers, with the aim of making homes and cities safer.

Computer vision can help spot cyber threats with startling accuracy


This article is part of our reviews of AI research papers, a series of posts that explore the latest findings in artificial intelligence. The last decade's growing interest in deep learning was triggered by the proven capacity of neural networks in computer vision tasks. If you train a neural network with enough labeled photos of cats and dogs, it will be able to find recurring patterns in each category and classify unseen images with decent accuracy. What else can you do with an image classifier? In 2019, a group of cybersecurity researchers wondered if they could treat security threat detection as an image classification problem.