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AI and its History


Artificial Intelligence is a program that can demonstrate human-like intelligence where it can sense, act, adapt, and reason. So we are studying the mental faculties using computational models. But why do we need smart programs, or why should we need to study the brain? The basic idea behind this thought is that the brain and computers work in the same way. Doing some multiplication is an easy task for our brain and the same we can do with computers.

Data Pipelines with Apache Beam


Apache Beam is one of the latest projects from Apache, a consolidated programming model for expressing efficient data processing pipelines as highlighted on Beam's main website [1]. Throughout this article, we will provide a deeper look into this specific data processing model and explore its data pipeline structures and how to process them. Apache Beam can be expressed as a programming model for distributed data processing [1]. It has only one API to process these two types of data of Datasets and DataFrames. While you are building a Beam pipeline, you are not concerned about the kind of pipeline you are building, whether you are making a batch pipeline or a streaming pipeline. For its portable side, the name suggests it can be adjustable to all. In Beam context, it means to develop your code and run it anywhere. To use Apache Beam with Python, we initially need to install the Apache Beam Python package and then import it to the Google Colab environment as described on its webpage [2]. In this section, the architecture of the Apache Beam model, its various components, and their roles will be presented. Primarily, the Beam notions for consolidated processing, which are the core of Apache Beam. The Beam SDKs are the languages in which the user can create a pipeline. Users can choose their favorite and comfortable SDK. As the community is growing, new SDKs are getting integrated [3]. Once the pipeline is defined in any supported languages, it will be converted into a generic language standard. This conversion is done internally by a set of runner APIs. I would like to mention that this generic format is not fully language generic, but we can say a partial one. This conversion only generalizes the basic things that are the core transforms and are common to all as a map function, groupBy, and filter. For each SDK, there is a corresponding SDK worker whose task is to understand the language-specific things and resolve them.

Adding Value to AI Data Processing With Document Annotation


Machine learning algorithms and AI technologies are used to categorize data sets in files and extract data without the need for human intervention. Data annotation allows you to rapidly sift through and discover relevant information. With this, arranging data and training the machine learning models gets streamlined. In terms of data annotation, metadata, tags, display order list and other characteristics can be used to get a more precise understanding of the text in a document. Paper bulks have now taken the form of digital documents and include extensive semantic information that extends beyond the aesthetics of the documents.

La veille de la cybersécurité


We have all watched movies about the robot uprising or Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over. Eventually, they become smart enough to realize we are killing off each other and they have to save us from ourselves. Now, I am not debating that this is a fact that any intelligent being would conclude. BUT I do not think adding religion into this is a good idea. The BBC has reported that a Buddist Temple and a Catholic Church are already integrating these robots with AI into their worship.

Acer's Swift 3 Laptop Is Our Best All-Around Affordable Pick


At a time when every laptop seems to want to out-clever the next, the Acer Swift 3 is refreshingly restrained. It's not trying to dazzle you with ultra thin bezels or a single piece of machined metal that was hand-filed by artisanal robots using artificial intelligence. It's a well-designed, well-built laptop that won't break the bank. This is why last year's Acer Swift 3 was the top pick in our guide to budget laptops. Based on the few weeks I've spent living with this year's modest update, I see no reason to change that pick.

New £1.4m AI funding aims to reduce racial health inequalities


Four projects have received a share of £1.4million to use artificial intelligence to address racial and ethical health inequalities. The funding, a joint programme with the NHSX AI Lab and the Health Foundation, aims to ensure healthcare solutions don't "exacerbate existing health inequalities". The four projects range from using artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate disparities in maternal health outcomes, to developing standards and guidance to ensure that datasets for training and testing AI systems are inclusive and generalisable. Dr Indra Joshi, director of the AI Lab at NHSX, said: "As we strive to ensure NHS patients are amongst the first in the world to benefit from leading AI, we also have a responsibility to ensure those technologies don't exacerbate existing health inequalities. "These projects will ensure the NHS can deploy safe and ethical artificial intelligence tools that meet the needs of minority communities and help our workforce deliver patient-centred and inclusive care to all." Speaking exclusively to The Guardian today (October 20) health secretary Sajid Javid said he was committed to "removing barriers" in the NHS. "As the first health and social care secretary from an ethnic minority background, I care deeply about tackling the disparities which exist within the healthcare system.

Use Of Artificial Intelligence In IT Sector - ONPASSIVE


Artificial intelligence (AI) has risen to prominence as a critical component of the future. This is true of IT and many other sectors that rely on it. AI technology looked like something right out of science fiction just a decade earlier; today, we utilize it without even recognizing it – from intelligence to facial identification and speech recognition to automation. AI and ML have supplanted traditional computer approaches, transforming many sectors' operations. Leading AI has changed everything briefly, from research and manufacturing to upgrading finance and healthcare systems.

An Authentic Focusing System for 'Cheap' Augmented Reality


Researchers from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have developed a method to increase the authenticity of low-cost, projection-based augmented reality installations, through special glasses that cause projected 3D images to go in and out of focus in the same way that they would if the objects were real, overcoming a critical perceptual hurdle for practical usage of projection systems in controlled environments. The IEEE system recreates depth planes for projected real and CGI imagery that will be superimposed into rooms. In this case, three CGI Stanford bunnies are being superimposed at the same depth plane as three real world objects, and their blurriness is controlled by where the viewer is looking and focusing. The system uses electrically focus-tunable lenses (ETL) embedded into the viewer's glasses (which are in any case necessary to separate the two image streams into a convincing, integrated 3D experience), and which communicate with the projection system, which then automatically changes the level of blurriness of the projected image seen by the viewer. The ETL lenses report back information about the user's focal attention and sets the level of blurriness on a per-plane basis for the rendering of the projected geometry.

The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge


Is artificial intelligence the new alchemy? That is, are the powerful algorithms that control so much of our lives -- from internet searches to social media feeds -- the modern equivalent of turning lead into gold? Moreover: Would that be such a bad thing? According to the prominent AI researcher Ali Rahimi and others, today's fashionable neural networks and deep learning techniques are based on a collection of tricks, topped with a good dash of optimism, rather than systematic analysis. Modern engineers, the thinking goes, assemble their codes with the same wishful thinking and misunderstanding that the ancient alchemists had when mixing their magic potions.