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3D Printing a Big Deal Now and in the Future

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This hybrid method – which combines direct ink writing (DIW) with automated pick-and-place of surface mount electronic components within a single manufacturing platform – enables surface mount electrical components of arbitrary shapes and sizes to be readily integrated onto printed soft wearable circuits. One example, from Andy Howard, the managing director of the Automotive and Industrial Equipment Group at Accenture, suggests that 3D printing could revolutionize the spare parts business. The Conversation describes how the makers of a 3D-printed steel bridge are using robots and machine learning to build the bridge in Amsterdam. Weinschenk has written about the phone companies, cable operators and related companies for decades and is senior editor of Broadband Technology Report.


The 5 Most Exciting University AI Projects - Dataconomy

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The Decision-Theoretic Control for Crowdsourced Workflows is an exciting project that looks at the decision making process behind crowdsourced work and looks to automate it. Companies assign small chunks of a project to a web of individuals who each check parts of the others work, ultimately resulting in a finished project that many different individuals have had a hand in. However, one of the challenges for companies employing this type of work is that it can be somewhat difficult and time consuming to create the broader plan for completing these projects. There are a lot of moving parts involved in a project with so many contributors so it can be challenging to align the web of contributors in a way that is effective towards completing the project.


AI should be treated like a curious toddler, not a killer robot

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We haven't reached the singularity, but we have certainly reached a point where almost any human can create a neural network capable of solving problems. AI exists to solve problems and, right now, it's not really better at doing that than people. The question is how do we build a robot that can solve problems human scientists haven't thought of yet, or one that can paint an original picture? A newborn human baby exists, and we feed it and nurture it, but it doesn't really take over and start contributing to the team right away.


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If you're in a group or one-to-one conversation and type a common expression such as "I love you" or "thanks", a GIF picker bar will appear, automatically showing GIFs that correspond to that phrase. M suggestions for quick replies is a bit more useful. If you're asked a straightforward yes/no question in a one-to-one chat, the function offers quick reply options "yes", "no" or "I think so". If someone in your chat suggests seeing a movie, M will suggest you open the chat extension to find a film, watch a trailer or look up show times, which can then be shared back to the chat with a simple tap.


Sorry Elon Musk But Artificial Intelligence Grows Jobs: Domino's Pizza CEO

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It's good for business, according to Domino's Pizza (DPZ) CEO Patrick Doyle. "Technology ultimately drives efficiency, it drives a better experience for the customer. If you do that, the business grows and it ultimately grows employment." Domino's employs some 14,100 people, as of January 1, 2017.


Researchers create a robot that can cling to shark skin underwater

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Doing so requires researchers to attach some sort of sensor or robot to the animal, but it has to be able to stay on underwater and withstand fast swimming speeds as well as twists, turns and bends. But researchers at Beihang University, Harvard University and Boston College have developed a robot that hang on to slick skin underwater and withstand high speeds and sharp movements. The research team designed their robot in the functional image of the remora's fin. When tested, the suction disc was able to hang on to a variety of smooth and rough surfaces under water, including real shark skin.


Hands-on Text Mining and Analytics Coursera

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About this course: This course provides an unique opportunity for you to learn key components of text mining and analytics aided by the real world datasets and the text mining toolkit written in Java. Hands-on experience in core text mining techniques including text preprocessing, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling help learners be trained to be a competent data scientists. Empowered by bringing lecture notes together with lab sessions based on the y-TextMiner toolkit developed for the class, learners will be able to develop interesting text mining applications.


How to know if your business is ready for AI

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While most executives have not yet seen substantial effects from AI on their offerings and processes, they clearly expect to in the next five years. However, they also expect AI to lead to new activities and sources of employment. Executives at industrial companies expect the largest effect in operations and manufacturing. The company has combined data from past production programs, continuing input from the A350 program, fuzzy matching, and a self-learning algorithm to identify patterns in production problems.


3 machine learning success stories: An inside look

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Fewer technologies are hotter than artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), which mimic the behavior of the human mind to help companies improve business operations. Even Uber, weathering several legal challenges, has made time to reveal Michelangelo, an internal ML-as-a-service platform, that "democratizes machine learning and makes scaling AI to meet the needs of business as easy as requesting a ride." For the past several months, he has been using Salesforce.com's Einstein AI/ML technology to increase personalization across the bank's small business, wholesale, commercial wealth and commercial banking units. Key advice: Using ML to identify patterns is the key to creating self-healing capabilities.


AI Will Turn Graphic Design On Its Head Backchannel

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Today, we're on the verge of another revolution, as artificial intelligence and machine learning turn the graphic design field on its head again. These kinds of automated tools will arrive on the web first, but print design will change, too, as design-software makers inject machine learning into their layout tools and apps. Wix, another popular website builder, also offers an AI solution: Wix ADI (Artificial Design Intelligence). These web design tools might offer assistance using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithms, but on the whole, they still require hands-on use.