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Teaming humans with robotic AI will remake modern manufacturing

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"Through 3D printing, fast automation, artificial intelligence, advanced IT systems," Weber said. His lab recently trained a Baxter assembly robot to understand and respond to natural language commands. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL) recently revealed their similar efforts, which they've dubbed ComText -- as in "commands in context". The current problem is that robots generally see the world at a relatively low level -- in pixels and sensor readings -- but humans see it as related concepts, connected to form reasoning and higher order thinking, Paul explained.


Drones and the Age of Automation

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Deep Learning or DL is a subfield of machine learning which makes use of artificial neural networks, a mathematical system inspired by the way neurons function in the human brain. AI is fast becoming an integral part of the drone industry by enhancing the intelligence of the drone systems with respect to flight operations, data management and most importantly traffic management. DL as already discussed earlier is an AI technique that gains knowledge through training a neural network, a computer system that's designed to process information like the human brain. It provides a complete end to end solution where it will design the optimum flight path for the drone in order to capture the most complete data for any use-case, fly the drone across this flight path and generate and analyze thorough 3D models based on the data captured.


Banking Technology Vision 2017

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Freedom to innovate THOSE THAT DO EXPECT MORE: Opportunity to develop standards that others follow Expanded opportunities for trusted partnerships 6. www.accenture.com/bankingtechvision DESIGN FOR HUMANS CUSTOMER JOURNEYS NOW RUN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BANK Digital banking models, such as ecosystem platforms and channels not owned by banks, will bring consumers from outside the sphere of the bank's knowledge. WORKFORCE MARKETPLACE ON-DEMAND TALENT AS A TRUE BANKING INNOVATION Create an agile workforce to access sought-after skills, knowledge and experience as-needed for more flexible ways of working. DESIGN FOR HUMANS CUSTOMER JOURNEYS NOW RUN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BANK Digital banking models, such as ecosystem platforms and channels not owned by banks, will bring consumers from outside the sphere of the bank's knowledge. WORKFORCE MARKETPLACE ON-DEMAND TALENT AS A TRUE BANKING INNOVATION Create an agile workforce to access sought-after skills, knowledge and experience as-needed for more flexible ways of working.


3 types of artificial intelligence, but only 2 are valid

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Current AI applications can be broken down into three loose categories: Transformative AI, DIY (Do It Yourself) AI, and Faux AI. Transformative AI turns data into insights and insights into instructions. While there is indeed a finite set of actions involved in driving, the data set the AI must process shifts every single time the passenger gets into the car based on road conditions, destination, route, oncoming and surrounding traffic, street lanes, street closures, proximity to neighboring vehicles, a pedestrian stepping out in front of the car, and so on. DIY AI is any artificial intelligence platform whose end goal is to make you, the user, more informed so that you can then do the remaining work yourself.


Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity

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MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has led one of the most notable efforts in this regard, developing a system called AI2, an adaptive cybersecurity platform that uses machine learning and the assistance of expert analysts to adapt and improve over time. The system uses near-real-time analytics to identify known security threats, stored data analytics to compare samples against historical data and big data analytics to identify evolving threats through anonymized datasets gathered from a vast number of clients. Combining this capability with the data already being gathered by IBM's threat intelligence platform, X-Force Exchange, the company wants to address the shortage of talent in the industry by raising Watson's level of efficiency to that of an expert assistant and help reduce the rate of false positives. This technique gives the cybersecurity firm the unique ability to monitor billions of results on a daily basis, identify and alert about the publication of potentially brand-damaging information and proactively detect and prevent attacks and data loss before they happen.


How chatbots will help local business across the world

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Now, the big brands are starting to leverage chatbots to promote their products. According to a recent survey carried out by Facebook IQ, 63 percent of consumers are using messaging apps (in this case, Facebook Messenger) to contact companies, find information, and buy products. According to the Facebook survey, 67 percent expect to message businesses more frequently over the next two years. Currently, businesses can build bots that carry out simple tasks, answer simple questions, and help with the steps laid out above.


Artificial intelligence startup DigitalGenius raises 4M to make customer service agents superhuman

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DigitalGenius is announcing its Human AI customer service platform today, along with a 4.1 million seed investment. Machine learning is an approach or set of techniques where you use massive data sets to train machines in semi-supervised ways…Deep learning is a step below machine learning in the tree. The company includes what they call a "confidence threshold" in their AI/customer interactions, and if it drops below a certain point, a human customer service agent steps in or approves the messaging. This follows a growing trend in the industry, as rapid evolution in NLP (natural language processing) and machine learning techniques like deep learning are pushing the technology forward.