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EFF: Stupid patents are dragging down AI and machine learning


Each month, the patent lawyers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation shine a spotlight on one particular patent they believe is a drag on innovation. This month, they're looking at one of the fastest-growing sectors of technology: machine learning and artificial intelligence. EFF lawyer Daniel Nazer has picked out an artificial intelligence patent belonging to Hampton Creek, a San Francisco food-tech company that markets products under the brand name "just." Nazer acknowledges that Hampton Creek's patent isn't as bad as some of the other ones highlighted in the EFF Stupid Patent series, but it's worth pointing out because of the serious problems it could create for innovation in machine learning.

How AI is defining insurtech strategy


AI – which Margaris prefers to call "the influence of machine learning or deep learning" – is starting to be felt across the insurtech, fintech and associated industries, he said. "AI, through machine learning and deep learning, will eventually become the entrepreneur of the future--and we humans need to compete against it." A company still needs to have a compelling business case that attracts clients, but AI, machine learning and deep learning for sure will be part of the equation to compete successfully in their space." Margaris has reiterated what has been the most important technology lesson learned over the past four decades, and continues to be the lesson going forward with each new technology wave.

Why artificial intelligence is different from previous technology waves


I took my first "business machines" class in high school in 1991, attended my first computer science class in 1994 (learning Pascal), and moved to Silicon Valley in 1997 after Cisco converted my internship into a permanent position. The eight I'm covering in this article include desktop operating systems, web browsers, networking, social networks, mobile apps, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. In the social network space, development is completely centralized by the owners of the platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) A technology with a low barrier to entry and decentralized platform development has the greatest potential for future impact.

AI: Move over FinTech - InsurTech is here and its got bots


With insurance, you never get a reward, there's just a cost," says Filiippo Sanesi, head of research and partner management at Startupbootcamp InsurTech, an accelerator for insurance startups based in London. The billions of images around the world mean that not only is the value from performing this task with AI enormous, but it's also possible to train the AI because you've got these mountains of data," Tractable's co-founder and chief executive Alex Dalyac, tells Verdict. "We're not just distributing products; we're working towards building accurate, personalised insurance products around people's lives." "We're not just distributing products; we're working towards building accurate, personalised insurance products around people's lives," says Hugh.

Five things business leaders should know about machine learning and AI


For Deep Knowledge Ventures, the Hong Kong-based venture firm that added a machine learning algorithm named VITAL to its board in 2014, it was about adding a tool to analyse market data around investment opportunities. For global professional service firms experimenting in this space, machine learning could allow deeper and faster document analysis. And though you may not think you are competing with Silicon Valley salaries for talent, you are if you want great people: a great data scientist can easily be 50 times more valuable than a competent one, which means that both hiring and retaining them can be pricey. As the machine learning ecosystem evolves, companies will find interesting ways to combine in-house industry experience with a range of off-the-shelf tools and open source algorithms to create highly-customised decision-support tools.



Intel's acquisition earlier this month of Nervana Systems is another example of how startups are preparing to disrupt the worlds largest industries using Artificial Intelligence. DCVC, a venture capital fund that invests in entrepreneurs applying cognitive computing, big data and IT infrastructure technologies to transform giant industries. The company wrote this overview on the services Nervana Systems is already deploying with the goal to disrupt the world's largest industries. Source: Standing on the Shore*: How AI is Disrupting the World's largest Industries by DCVC.



Steve recognises the "disruptive and pervasive" impact AI is already having on business: "AI is enabling companies to achieve improved operational efficiency, develop new and improved products and services, and most significantly entirely new business models. Universities are particularly well suited for interdisciplinary approaches that include multiple technical disciplines as well as the liberal arts, humanities, arts, and social sciences. "Data sharing agreements with appropriate protections for sensitive confidential information enable university data science researchers to develop practical algorithms using real-world data. Municipal, state, and national governments are working to improve accessibility and the democratization of data.

Super Optimized Manufacturing through Machine Learning InTouch Quality Control


If you'd like to read more about the awesome potential of machine learning, check out the article in the link below: The era of globalization has brought about both advantages and disadvantages. With the variety of cutting-edge technology available at the UA Lighthouse, the company wants to develop best practices for all of its products that are made domestically and abroad. To hear more about what the industry is saying about the UK's recent decision, check out the article in the link below: In the past few years, there's been a greater and greater focus on autonomous cars and commercial vehicles. At the recent Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam, Rolls Royce released a white paper that details how autonomous freight ships are technically and economically feasible.

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo – Canada


The Cheriton School is part of Waterloo's highly regarded and unique Faculty of Mathematics, which also placed in the top 20 in the 2015 QS rankings With those credentials, it is little wonder that the Faculty has more than 7,500 graduate and undergraduate students. "At the University of Waterloo, we build innovative, high-impact platforms, systems, and applications for tackling the big data challenge," says Prof. Jimmy Lin. To produce globally influential technology leaders, the Cheriton School has formed 16 different research groups of professors and graduate students, who explore innovations in a myriad of areas such as human computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, algorithms and complexity, bioinformatics, information retrieval and database systems, symbolic computation, and quantum computing. The Cheriton School is a world leader in computer security and privacy, developing and researching tools used by millions of people every day to protect the security, privacy, and integrity of their online communications.