Communications


A Brain-Machine Interface Operating with a Real-Time Spiking Neural Network Control Algorithm

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Motor prostheses aim to restore function to disabled patients. Despite compelling proof of concept systems, barriers to clinical translation remain. One challenge is to develop a low-power, fully-implantable system that dissipates only minimal power so as not to damage tissue. To this end, we implemented a Kalman-filter based decoder via a spiking neural network (SNN) and tested it in brain-machine interface (BMI) experiments with a rhesus monkey. The Kalman filter was trained to predict the arm's velocity and mapped on to the SNN using the Neural Engineer- ing Framework (NEF).


Facebook speeds up mapping data validation with machine learning tools Map With AI and RapiD

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Millions of roads around the world have yet to be mapped, and that's a real problem, particularly in the developing world. Missing map data can harm disaster response, community planning, and local economies. And while government-run and tax-funded projects like the U.K.'s Ordnance Survey have produced enormous corpora, they've largely failed to freely and widely distribute them. That's motivated crowdsourcing efforts like OpenStreetMap, which recruit thousands of volunteers to catalog roads, buildings, and bridges every day. It's an arduous process, but one buoyed by Facebook, which has worked with communities and partners to fine-tune a tool -- Map With AI -- that automates several of the most time-consuming steps.


Facebook Artificial Intelligence to take the place of its Content Moderators

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Facebook is continuously facing privacy and security issues, and the user's exposure to sensitive data on the platform just adds salt to the wounds. Facebook is famous for the spread of misinformation along with offensive content that could lead to wrong messages. Even though these are serious allegations, still Facebook says that they try to remove harrowing content as much as they can. Facebook has thousands of content moderators all over the world including their always-on artificial intelligence service to detect offensive content. Since technology has taken over our lives, Facebook is also making its way towards it.


India's Plan to leverage AI for Economic Growth Shri Suresh Prabhu

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It connects top AI experts, enterprises, government representatives, data scientists, technology leaders, startups, investors, researchers, academicians, and global AI innovators - to discuss the impact of AI on commercial applications and the revolutionary ways it can transform businesses and government functions.


Automatic Feature Induction for Stagewise Collaborative Filtering

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Recent approaches to collaborative filtering have concentrated on estimating an algebraic or statistical model, and using the model for predicting missing ratings. In this paper we observe that different models have relative advantages in different regions of the input space. This motivates our approach of using stagewise linear combinations of collaborative filtering algorithms, with non-constant combination coefficients based on kernel smoothing. The resulting stagewise model is computationally scalable and outperforms a wide selection of state-of-the-art collaborative filtering algorithms. Papers published at the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference.


Inferring Interaction Networks using the IBP applied to microRNA Target Prediction

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Determining interactions between entities and the overall organization and clustering of nodes in networks is a major challenge when analyzing biological and social network data. Here we extend the Indian Buffet Process (IBP), a nonparametric Bayesian model, to integrate noisy interaction scores with properties of individual entities for inferring interaction networks and clustering nodes within these networks. We present an application of this method to study how microRNAs regulate mRNAs in cells. Analysis of synthetic and real data indicates that the method improves upon prior methods, correctly recovers interactions and clusters, and provides accurate biological predictions. Papers published at the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference.


Capgemini extends its strategic initiative with Amazon Web Services to North America

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Paris, November 26, 2019 – Capgemini has expanded its strategic initiative with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to North America to further meet the needs of customers by focusing on mass application migrations, cloud native development, cloud application modernization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and managed services. First launched in Europe last year, Capgemini and AWS are further collaborating with a focus on extra personnel and broader technical training to help North American clients drive improvements in their business performance and make digital business a reality. This expansion combines the power and innovation of AWS and Capgemini's global expertise in applications, on-premises infrastructure and cloud managed services to enable productivity gains, cost savings, digital transformation and business agility. Capgemini will enhance its AWS business in North America across all industries by leveraging its broad portfolio of solutions including accelerators such as Capgemini's Economic Application Portfolio Management (eAPM), Open Banking, Mainframe Modernization, SAP S/4 HANA Migration to the Cloud, and the Capgemini Cloud Platform for managed services. Capgemini employees hold more than 1,200 AWS certifications combined, including associate and professional level certifications.


The 10 Best Examples Of How Companies Use Artificial Intelligence In Practice

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All the world's tech giants from Alibaba to Amazon are in a race to become the world's leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). These companies are AI trailblazers and embrace AI to provide next-level products and services. Here are 10 of the best examples of how these companies are using artificial intelligence in practice. Chinese company Alibaba is the world's largest e-commerce platform that sells more than Amazon and eBay combined. Artificial intelligence (AI) is integral in Alibaba's daily operations and is used to predict what customers might want to buy.


Why Your Business Needs AI-Powered Customer Service? BotMyWork

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We humans never stick to the same thing forever. Be it video games, songs, movies, cellphones, we choose something latest and trending over the former. Likewise, businesses are also choosing new and trending ways to provide customer support. The latest way they're shifting towards is AI-powered customer service. But what is the reason they are advancing to this technology?


Otter is AI for Accessibility

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Sign in to report inappropriate content. Otter.ai was selected by the USDA TARGET center to present the AI-powered Otter Voice Notes to the federal agencies on May 15, 2019, for the event called #InnovationAtWork in Washington, D.C, showcasing the latest assistive technology helping people living with disabilities.