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ASU researcher shifts big data computing into high gear

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Every second, approximately 6,000 tweets are posted on Twitter. That's a significant amount of data -- and it represents only one social media platform out of hundreds. Social media offers an enormous volume of unstructured data that can generate knowledge and help make better decisions on a larger scale. While humans are clearly efficient data generators, computers are having a difficult time processing and analyzing the sheer volume of data. Arizona State University Associate Professor Ming Zhao leads the development of GEARS, a big data computing infrastructure designed for today's demanding big data challenges.


Artificial intelligence and the impact on our data centers

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It never ceases to amaze how filmmakers are able to introduce concepts that at the time seem so far from reality, but in time those concepts make it into our daily lives. In 1990, the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall showed us the "Johnny Cab," a driverless vehicle that took them anywhere they wanted to go. Now, most major car companies are investing millions into bringing this technology to the masses. And thanks to Back to the Future II, where Marty McFly evaded the thugs on a hover board, our kids are now crashing into the furniture (and each other) on something similar to what we saw back in 1989. It was way back in 1968 (which some of us can still remember) when we were introduced to Artificial Intelligence (AI) with HAL 9000, a sentient computer on board the Discovery One Spaceship in 2001: A Space Odyssey.


What is AI? Everything you need to know

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Far from being the stuff of science-fiction, artificial intelligence, or AI, is becoming an increasingly common sight in today's world. Combining the latest powerful software with top-of-the-range hardware, AI tools are being used to transform many areas of everyday life, from healthcare to traffic problems. But what is AI, and how is it being used today? Here is our guide to everything you need to know, and some of the most innovative and interesting use cases around today. For years, it was thought that computers would never be more powerful than the human brain, but as development has accelerated in modern times, this has proven to be not the case.


Nebula-AI (NBAI): The convergence of AI and Blockchain

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The blockchain space is full of projects without a clear use case and clear value, but, as we'll see, there are also projects which are quite the opposite. Nebula-AI (NBAI) is creating a decentralized AI computing platform which will make AI DAPPS (which they call DAI Apps) a reality. The first product and demo that they released is Quant-AI: A cutting-edge trading price prediction tool. In this article, we'll dive into the specifics of this project and take a look at Quant AI and the broader concept of DAI Apps. Thanks to the use of GPUs and parallel computing for algorithms like machine learning (ML) AI has finally become widely viable.


Microsoft just bought an AI startup to try to make the technology easier to use in the real world

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Bonsai aims to make artificial intelligence technology easier to use in the real world. Microsoft has agreed to acquire Bonsai, a startup focusing on the hot field of artificial intelligence. Bonsai will become part of Microsoft's commercial AI offering through its own Project Brainwave foundation and its Azure cloud computing service, said Gurdeep Pall, Microsoft's corporate vice president of business AI, in a blog post Wednesday. "Bonsai has achieved some remarkable breakthroughs with their approach that will have a profound impact on AI development," he said. AI -- especially areas called machine learning and neural networks -- is an immensely important development in computing.


Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: A Curse or A Blessing for Marketers?

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This article first appeared on ProfitKong.com. If you wish to learn more tips, tricks and to grow your business then check out ProfitKong.com. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has dominated pop culture for several years. In 1968, director Stanley Kubrik predicted in his 2001 film: A Space Odyssey machines that will be able to mimic human thinking. But it is only recently that the idea has increasingly come into marketing.


This cyberwar just got real DW 24.05.2018

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Cyberwar may not feel like "real" war -- the kind we've known and loathed for eons and the very same we perversely reenact in video games. But some military and legal experts say cyberwar is as real as it gets. David Petraeus, a retired US General and (some say disgraced) former intelligence chief says the internet has created an entirely distinct domain of warfare, one which he calls "netwar." And that's the kind being waged by terrorists. Then there's another kind, and technically any hacker with enough computer skills can do it -- whatever the motivation.


World's Most Powerful Particle Collider Taps AI to Expose Hack Attacks

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Thousands of scientists worldwide tap into CERN's computer networks each day in their quest to better understand the fundamental structure of the universe. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones who want a piece of this vast pool of computing power, which serves the world's largest particle physics laboratory. The hundreds of thousands of computers in CERN's grid are also a prime target for hackers who want to hijack those resources to make money or attack other computer systems. But rather than engaging in a perpetual game of hide-and-seek with these cyber intruders via conventional security systems, CERN scientists are turning to artificial intelligence to help them outsmart their online opponents. Current detection systems typically spot attacks on networks by scanning incoming data for known viruses and other types of malicious code.


When it comes to Humans and Nature: There is Nothing Artificial about Intelligence

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Life on Earth has been shaped by billions of years of evolution. In fact, to be specific, it's estimated that life on Earth has existed for about 3.8 billion years. The age of the Earth is tagged at 4.543 billion years old. Thus life has, in some form or another, occupied Earth for approximately 83% of its history. What began with single-celled prokaryotic cells like bacteria, life on Earth is now teaming with more than 8.7 million different species.