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Can AI make us healthier, happier, better? That's the question on everyone's minds these days. If engineers continue to program AI to take away our jobs and our need to utilize our capacity for deductive reasoning and common sense, then the answer is clearly NO. Human beings thrive on being challenged. It develops will, intelligence, adaptability whether we recognize that fact or not.


From Science to Art: Making Machine Learning Approachable @CloudExpo #AI #ML #Cloud

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The high barrier to entry prevents many companies from tapping into the full potential of machine learning. But what if you could make it more accessible? We're in the midst of a data explosion, with today's enterprises amassing goldmines of information (25 quintillion bytes of data every day, according to some reports). But what exactly are they doing with this data? Considering the volume of data being collected is quickly becoming unmanageable, now is a good time to shift from manual machine learning to a cognitive approach.


Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence Backchannel

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Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars--and triggering a notorious lawsuit--could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that. Artificial intelligence has already inspired billion-dollar companies, far-reaching research programs, and scenarios of both transcendence and doom. Now Levandowski is creating its first church.


Teaching Morality to Machines

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Jane Zavalishina is the CEO of Yandex Data Factory. Vyacheslav Polonski is a PhD student at the University of Oxford and the CEO of Avantgarde Analytics. For years, experts have warned against the unanticipated effects of general artificial intelligence (AI) on society. Ray Kurzweil predicts that by 2029 intelligent machines will be able to outsmart human beings. Stephen Hawking argues that "once humans develop full AI, it will take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate."


HelloFresh: Machine Learning Engineer

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At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat. Over the past 5 years we've seen this mission spread beyond our wildest dreams. So, how did we do it? Our weekly recipe boxes full of exciting recipes and lovingly sourced, fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of inspired, energised home cooks that expands across the globe. Now we're the fastest growing company in Europe, active and growing in 9 different countries across 3 continents.


10 hot startups targeting today's key IT initiatives

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Enterprise startups have always played a crucial role in IT portfolios. As much as CIOs would love to centralize technology purchasing decisions with a handful of strategic partners, incumbents can't always meet all of their needs, especially when it comes to emerging technologies. To become better acquainted with startups, many CIOs regularly travel to Silicon Valley to participate in "speed dating," in which venture capitalists invite them to meet the members of their portfolios. Some CIOs host hackathons or Shark Tank-like competitions for external developers to try coding their way into the company's graces. Still others learn of promising new companies from their peers.


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WIRED

Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars--and triggering a notorious lawsuit--could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that. Artificial intelligence has already inspired billion-dollar companies, far-reaching research programs, and scenarios of both transcendence and doom. Now Levandowski is creating its first church.


Robots could be used on farms by 2020

Daily Mail

Farmers could soon be given a helping hand to harvest their vegetables - in the form of robots. Scientists are developing farm robots that don't harvest crops until they are perfect, eradicating wonky and inedible vegetable. And it may not be long before we see the robots hitting fields, with experts predicting they could be used as early as 2020. Scientists are developing farm robots that don't harvest crops until they are perfect, which could be used as early as 2020 Engineers are working on machines that can autonomously plant seeds, weed, water and spray without a farmer. The robots can also be programmed to only pick crops where they are perfectly ripe.


Augmented Reality Needs AI In Order To Be Effective

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With the announcement of the iPhones 8 and X, it is readily apparent that augmented reality, or AR, is set to become a key new tech space for business innovation. As well as providing limitless new marketing opportunities, AR represents a completely new way of interacting with the physical world using technology. What many people don't realise, however, is that AI and machine learning technologies sit at the heart of AR platforms. This was amply demonstrated by Facebook's AR engine announcement earlier this year. The new Facebook mobile app integrates a local deep neural network in order to enable up-to-the-second machine vision.


These Ukraine veterans fought Russia: Now they're being turned into software devs

ZDNet

Junior sergeant Koziuk Serhiy was 23 years old when he was called to defend his country, Ukraine, in the war with Russia. He fought in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where he saw friends and comrades die. He was injured in a blast in the Battle of Illovaisk, in the summer of 2014, and received a medal for serving his country. Announced at the White House, IBM's plan to hire 2,000 more veterans is part of the company's goal to hire 25,000 US workers through 2020. "The war in the Eastern part of Ukraine turned my life upside down," he tells ZDNet.