artificial intelligence


Here's how Elon Musk could get tens of billions from new Tesla compensation plan

USATODAY

Elon Musk has spent $72 million on homes in California. His most recent mansion was more than $24 million. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk presents the new Roadster electric sports vehicle to the media on Nov. 16, 2017 at the electric car maker's Los Angeles design center. Tesla has installed a new compensation plan for CEO Elon Musk that would reward him handsomely if he can build the electric vehicle automaker into "one of the most valuable companies in the world." The plan -- delivered with Tesla's characteristic rhetorical flair for bucking corporate conventions -- would provide tens of billions in compensation to Musk if the company achieves its financial goals.


Apple to sell delayed HomePod, its $349 Amazon Echo rival, in February

USATODAY

Apple developers debuted their new home device which features Siri and Apple Music at the WWDC Conference in San Francisco, California. The HomePod speaker is photographed in a a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 5, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. Apple's rival to the Amazon Echo and Google Home is finally ready to make its debut. The tech giant announced Tuesday it will launch its $349 HomePod speaker on February 9. Preorders for the device kick off January 26. The wireless speaker is considered Apple's contender in the surging smart speaker market, already dominated by Amazon with its popular line of Echo devices, along with Google Home.


What Are The Benefits Of Driving A Connected Car? – HIGH MOBILITY Developers – Medium

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As connected devices become prevalent in our homes and workplaces, the technology to create and support a connected car ecosystem becomes ever more advanced. In fact, according to one forecast, there will be more than 380 million connected cars on the road by 2021, which, if correct, would fundamentally change the way we all live, work and drive. With the connected car having been identified as the fastest-growing technological device after the smartphone and tablet, we can only begin to imagine the range of capabilities we can come to expect in the space over the coming decade. However, what we can be sure of is that when connected cars become a regular feature in our garages and on our roads, the experience of driving and being driven for the next generation of car users is going to be a very different one to what we're used to now. Although there are numerous perceived benefits for car companies in terms of data acquisition, targeted marketing, and a range of new personalised in-car apps, products and services to offer customers, what exactly are the direct benefits to drivers and passengers in this connected automotive future?


Exploring and Building a Bank's Recommendation System in R

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How do we make recommendations in our lives? We do it based on our past experiences. Now imagine, what if we start making instant recommendations based on data in our real lives? First, we'll feel like an intelligent adviser. Second, we will no longer be humans.


Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

PCWorld

There was an error emailing this page. Amazon's Echo Spot brings you all the features of its Echo, with a screen for displaying weather forecasts, news updates, sports scores, song lyrics and much more. All you need to do is ask Alexa. It fits comfortably on a nightstand and works well as an alarm clock and bedside calendar as well. Watch videos, call your friends, control your smarthome -- new features are added all the time.


TPOT: A Python Tool for Automating Data Science

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A field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Despite this common claim, anyone who has worked in the field knows that designing effective machine learning systems is a tedious endeavor, and typically requires considerable experience with machine learning algorithms, expert knowledge of the problem domain, and brute force search to accomplish. Thus, contrary to what machine learning enthusiasts would have us believe, machine learning still requires a considerable amount of explicit programming. In this article, we're going to go over three aspects of machine learning pipeline design that tend to be tedious but nonetheless important. After that, we're going to step through a demo for a tool that intelligently automates the process of machine learning pipeline design, so we can spend our time working on the more interesting aspects of data science.


Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes

WIRED

In 2018, you'd be forgiven for assuming that any sensitive app encrypts its connection from your phone to the cloud, so that the stranger two tables away at the coffee shop can't pull your secrets off the local Wi-Fi. That goes double for apps as personal as online dating services. But if you assumed that basic privacy protection for the world's most popular dating app, you'd be mistaken: As one application security company has found, Tinder's mobile apps still lack the standard encryption necessary to keep your photos, swipes, and matches hidden from snoops. On Tuesday, researchers at Tel Aviv-based app security firm Checkmarx demonstrated that Tinder still lacks basic HTTPS encryption for photos. Just by being on the same Wi-Fi network as any user of Tinder's iOS or Android app, the researchers could see any photo the user did, or even inject their own images into his or her photo stream.


How Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Human Decision-Making -- And Soon

International Business Times

If you, like many others, are wondering how artificial intelligence (AI) will change your daily life, envision this: Inside your home, items will become self-aware of their own lifespan and will autonomously order better, cheaper replacements that arrive exactly before their depletion. From lights that reorder themselves to appliances that are smarter and understand your needs and lifestyle, AI will integrate seamlessly into your home. At the office, your traditional pre-commuting headaches will vanish. Predictive models will observe your calendar and morning rituals to prepare you for your day. Your AI "companion" will order your favorite vehicle experience, which will wait for you without intervention and will quickly route you to your intended destination.


Apple HomePod release date: New smart speaker will come out in February, company announces

The Independent

Apple will release its brand new HomePod in just a couple of weeks, it has announced. The smart speaker will go on sale on 9 February. Pre-orders will open this Friday, 26 January, it said in a statement. The 7-inch speaker will cost £319 in the UK, as well as similar prices in the US and Australia when it goes on sale at the end of this week. It will go on sale in France and Germany in spring, Apple said – voice assistants often roll out slower than other products, since they rely on having local data and languages.


Machine Learning for the masses

ZDNet

The paradox with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is that despite (or because of) the hype, it's still hard to find practitioners who understand how to use those approaches. Perhaps the best way to characterize the AI paradox is "so near yet so far." AI is tantalizingly accessible for a variety of reasons. The next wave of IT innovation will be powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. We look at the ways companies can take advantage of it and how to get started.