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What's True About What We Know About the Future?

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As with all new technology, emotions run wild and our excitement gets the better of us. The hype is everywhere -- projections of an AI-ruled planet akin to something out of a science fiction movie and computers that can almost read minds. In the midst of all these, entrepreneurs would like to know exactly what AI can do for their business. Now that the initial excitement is over, and the dust has settled a bit, it is easier for us to have more level-headed discussions about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This article attempts to explain what's real and what is still wishful thinking as far as these two new technologies are concerned.


Are AI fairytales the future?

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It was recently reported that the meditation app Calm had published a "new" fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. However, The Princess and the Fox was written not by the brothers, who died over 150 years ago, but by humans using an artificial intelligence (AI) tool. It's the first fairy tale written by an AI, claims Calm, and is the result of a collaboration with Botnik Studios - a community of writers, artists and developers. Calm says the technique could be referred to as "literary cloning". Botnik employees used a predictive-text program to generate words and phrases that might be found in the original Grimm fairytales.


Why Artificial Intelligence Roles Need Cross-Over Skillsets

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Recent research from Britain confirms what many people in enterprises already know, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to profoundly change the workplace. However, unlike previous research, the findings contained in the AI in the UK: Ready, willing and able? This workplace will be one where AI enhances and creates many new jobs, but also one where retraining is not just an occasional event, but something that is ongoing and continuous as AI changes the way we work. The report has a very specific focus through. It outlines what the authors believe are the opportunities for the United Kingdom in an AI-driven world and what the UK government needs to do to turn the workplace change to the advantage of its citizens.


How to become a machine learning and deep learning engineer?

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Here's a list of good books, with a brief explanation about them, which you can read to learn the essentials of machine learning: This book is the most expensive(from science perspective) and valuable book in machine learning world. It's so complete and it cover almost all aspects of machine learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. But it's disadvantages are, First, it's too long.


University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

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Apr. 19, 2018 - The University of Waterloo has launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute this month, bringing together researchers and businesses in an effort to prepare Canada for future economic and advanced technology disruption. The university describes Waterloo AI as focusing on end-to-end innovation ranging from foundational to operational AI. "Foundational AI advances the field as a whole through research in a number of areas, including statistical learning, deep learning, game theory and data science. Operational AI develops scalable, secure and transparent solutions for a wide range of applications," it says. As part of its mandate, Waterloo AI will pursue new areas of research with societal and business impact including manufacturing, autonomous systems, human-machine interaction, healthcare and more, and will emphasize "timely access to expertise to individuals and industry." "The launch of Waterloo AI enhances Canada's leadership in foundational and operational AI as it brings together world renowned researchers with industry to accelerate innovation and prepare for future disruptions," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, university president and vice-chancellor.


Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software

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Would you get on a plane that didn't have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big news, such as the Southwest engine disintegration on April 17. But stories of pilot drunkenness, rants, fights and distraction, however rare, are reminders that pilots are only human. Not every plane can be flown by a disaster-averting pilot, like Southwest Capt.


Can Machine Learning Improve Recession Prediction?

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They can only give you answers." Big data utilization in economics and the financial world has increased with each passing day. In previous reports, we have discussed issues and opportunities related to big data applications in economics/finance. This piece is a quick summary of a more-detailed report that outlines a framework to utilize machine learning and statistical data mining tools in the economics/financial world with the goal of more accurately predicting recessions. Decision makers have a vital interest in predicting future recessions in order to enact appropriate policy.


Can Machine Learning Improve Recession Prediction?

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They can only give you answers." Big data utilization in economics and the financial world has increased with each passing day. In previous reports, we have discussed issues and opportunities related to big data applications in economics/finance. This piece is a quick summary of a more-detailed report that outlines a framework to utilize machine learning and statistical data mining tools in the economics/financial world with the goal of more accurately predicting recessions. Decision makers have a vital interest in predicting future recessions in order to enact appropriate policy.


Artificial intelligence: the game changer in financial services -- P101

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In 2017 investors poured in over $15.2B in funding to AI startups across industries. It was a 141% jump in funding from 2016. This monster figure will decrease when machine learning becomes "normal", an essential feature of every product and service: at that point investors will start to be more picky about the AI companies they fund. But let's take a step back. What exactly is artificial intelligence in computer science?