Machine learning for causal inference in Biostatistics


General inference problems and quantifying uncertainty have long been the cornerstone of statistical science. While machine learning advances have permeated many disciplines, inference for these procedures, and in particular, causal inference, has not been widespread. However, this is rapidly changing. As different scientific fields begin to converge on machine learning for causal inference, we thought now would be an excellent time to have a public discussion. In our roles as editors of Biostatistics, we decided to organize a series of commentaries on the topic from scholars with expertise in statistics, computer science, epidemiology, health economics, policy, and law.

Artificial Intelligence Course Training in Anna Nagar, Chennai - Careermudhra


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next big thing in the technology field and a large number of organizations are already implementing AI and the demand for professionals in AI is growing at an amazing speed. Artificial Intelligence (AI) course with ExcelR will provide you with a wide understanding of the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make computer programs to solve problems and achieve goals in the world. Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes computers to perform tasks such as speech recognition, decision-making and visual perception which normally requires human intelligence that aims to develop intelligent machines. The basic grounding in the ExcelR's practices in AI is likely to become valuable in the field of business and profession. This course is intended to cover the concepts of Artificial Intelligence from the basics to advanced implementation.

What do you need to know about Chatbot for Hotels?


As Artificial Intelligence grows smarter every day, various new technologies are being introduced into different industries. In the hospitality sector, for instance, there is a growing preference for chatbots. Chatbots are computer programs created to deal with customers, thereby decreasing the reliance on the hotel staff. Chatbots can make booking a hotel room a hassle-free process. However, your experience with a chatbot will depend on the degree of its AI sophistication.

The Apple Card Didn't 'See' Gender--and That's the Problem


The Apple credit card, launched in August, ran into major problems last week when users noticed that it seemed to offer smaller lines of credit to women than to men. The scandal spread on Twitter, with influential techies branding the Apple Card "fucking sexist," "beyond f'ed up," and so on. Even Apple's amiable cofounder, Steve Wosniak, wondered, more politely, whether the card might harbor some misogynistic tendencies. It wasn't long before a Wall Street regulator waded into the timeline of outrage, announcing that it would investigate how the card works to determine whether it breaches any financial rules. The response from Apple just added confusion and suspicion.

Athenta Technologies provides surveillance and security for Guru Purab - CRN - India


Athenta provided surveillance and a centralized web-based platform for monitoring and management of 20 Zonal Viewing Centers and end-point devices spread across the Sultanpur, Lodhi for the festival of Guru Purab. They offered the Integrated Command and Control Center as the nerve center for all Smart City Operations working as a virtual third eye providing 24*7 operational monitoring of the entire city. Gopal Joshi, Director Sales, Athenta Technologies, said, "We are extremely pleased to be a part of such a festival where we are contributing with our solutions to keep a check on every single activity and surveillance equipment and ensuring the system and the infrastructure is up and running efficiently. Athenta aims to achieve twin purpose with this initiative i.e. to control any incident for safe procession and safety of the devotees and secondly by increasing the efficiency of the city surveillance for easy access and monitoring." The Integrated Command and Control Center takes live feed from CCTV cameras/Surveillance System, city network, automation location tracking system (ALTS), Video Management System (VMS), Variable Message System (VaMS) & Video Analytics; installed all over the city to gather inputs from various departments and applications for analysis and research for better planning and implementation of the City.

Data Science vs. Artificial Intelligence vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning


Data science is all about data, and I'm pretty sure you already knew that. But did you know that we use data science to make business decisions? I'm pretty sure you knew that as well. So what else is new here? Well, do you know how data science is used to make business decisions?

A New AI System Could Create More Hope For People With Epilepsy


Recently, a team of researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab created a method of displaying what a Generative Adversarial Network leaves out of an image when asked to generate images. The study was dubbed Seeing What a GAN Cannot Generate, and it was recently presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision. Generative Adversarial Networks have become more robust, sophisticated, and widely used in the past few years. They've become quite good at rendering images full of detail, as long as that image is confined to a relatively small area. However, when GANs are used to generate images of larger scenes and environments, they tend not to perform as well.

AI and ML in Digital Experience Management


Riverbed uses AI and ML technologies that can help solve sets of problems that are non-intuitive to humans and impossible for traditional iterative programs. Almost 60 years ago the term artificial intelligence (AI) was coined by John McCarthy at a workshop at Dartmouth College and it spurred a flurry of scientific work on imitating the behavior of the human brain in computer software. The excitement was high, because it seems so logical: capture the magic sauce of human cognition and problem solving in computer program and all that a human can do, now the computer can do. Without the need to write specific computer programs for each problem we are trying to solve, the computer will simply "learn," and mimic the human's problem solving capabilities. But then we entered the dark ages of machine learning (ML).

Oil & gas industry turns to artificial intelligence for billions in savings


The oil and natural gas industry is turning to artificial intelligence technology to save billions of dollars in maintenance and production costs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes, tech giant Microsoft and Silicon Valley artificial intelligence company have signed an agreement to develop and deploy the technology for industry customers around the globe, the companies said Tuesday. In the oil field, artificial intelligence technology is being used to compile massive amounts of data transmitted by sensors and so-called smart equipment, look for patterns, make predictions and inform decisions by operators. "Companies that adopt this technology will be the next Amazon, and those that don't adopt will be the next Sears," Tom Siebel, founder and CEO, said in an interview. Baker Hughes and launched a joint venture in June to deploy artificial intelligence in the oil patch.

Google moves head Japan office to Shibuya Stream building, launches campus for startups

The Japan Times

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai was in Tokyo on Tuesday to inaugurate the move of the company's Japanese head office to an expansive new complex in the Shibuya district. Taking up the majority of the gleaming new 35-floor Shibuya Stream building, Google has put its name on the building and dedicated two floors to the newly launched Google for Startups Campus, which is its seventh in the world and second in Asia, after Seoul. Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek, the director of Google for Startups, said the company will run an accelerator program early next year to select 12 startups looking to scale up their work on artificial intelligence and machine learning, both critical aspects of Google's current and future operations. She also stressed the importance of inclusiveness at an event where the Wi-Fi password was BuildInclusiveTeams. "We would like Campus Tokyo to support women founders," she said, adding that Google is proud that 37 percent of its campus participants are female entrepreneurs, a higher proportion than in the wider startup ecosystem. "So when they go to the next stage of growth, we're behind them, we're supporting them."